Balkanization and US' full spectrum dominance
THE tentacles of the balkanization policy of fragmenting states into small entities has spread worldwide initiated by civil rights societies at first with protests which have the flare of popular uprisings against the incumbent governments for democracy, human rights, minority rights and secularism. More is yet to come in the Middle East using local collaborators and once the West has achieved its objective it will discard them as they did with Saddam Hussein and are now in the process of doing with Nouri Al-Maliki in Iraq. One must remember how Al-Qaeda had been declared enemy “Number One" by the US-NATO yet Al-Qaeda is fighting on the side of the US-NATO in Syria (Al-Nusrat) and Al-Qaeda groups (LIFG) listed among the UN terror list deposed Muammar Gaddafi and destroyed Libya, which ranked as the number one country in Africa under the UN Human Index.
Aside from the balkanization of Iraq, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters assigned to the Office of the deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence had redrawn the map of the Middle East as far as Baluchistan, a province of Pakistan and called it “Blood Borders”.
The creation of Kurdistan will change the existing map of Turkey, Iran and Syria besides that of Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Jordan will not remain immune from the New Middle East. A new Palestinian state may emerge in the existing Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which traditionally is greater Palestine. Israel will enjoy the entire Palestinian territory as it existed under the British Mandate. West Bank, the proposed territory for the Palestinian state is a reservoir for fresh underground water and Gaza offshore contains rich gas fields. Thus Palestine is never to be realized. The Palestinian Authority is fictitious as there is no Palestine since 1948. President Obama had said at the AIPAC Conference, following his selection as the Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in the US Presidential Election in 2007 that Jerusalem will remain as the indivisible capital of Israel. Every effort to have Peace Talk between Israel and the Palestinian Authority for a two-state solution since President Obama came to power is an illusion for there can be no Palestine without (East) Jerusalem as the capital. The Hashemite dynasty may find itself reverted to its traditional home in the Hejaz. Fred Halliday, the author of Arabia Without Sultans suggests that in the wake of any threat to the flow of Saudi oil to the West, there may be no kingdom but a divided Arabian Peninsula with its eastern section under direct US military control and the western section, the Hejaz with sacred cities of Makkah and Madinah under the Hashemite control. The map prepared by Peters is also indicative of independent states in the existing central and eastern Saudi territories and of an Islamic Sacred State along the Hejaz.
The Balkanization of the MENA region falls in line with Pentagon's Full Spectrum Dominance Doctrine”, which aims for the dominance of the world in every aspect: strategic, political, economic (agricultural and non-agricultural) cultural and military (nuclear and conventional) by the United States in the wake of a rising China as a global power in alliance with a reemerging Russia, and several multilateral blocs such as BRICS and SCO to name a few, challenging the western monetary system backed by a show of military power. For the implementation of the Full Spectrum Dominance, Pentagon has set up Command Centres throughout the world such as the EU Command, CENTCOM, AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM. With over 800 bases overseas, the Command Centres serve as intelligence headquarters for each specific region, promoting American and western economic and strategic interests. The Balkanization Plan, which ensures a better US grip over small states extends into the former Soviet territories in Eastern Europe (Ukraine and Georgia) and Central Asia, African continent covering Egypt, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, Kenya, and even includes the Peoples Republic of China, which has seen disturbances in Xingjian and Tibet. Since the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan in 2001, the extreme western region of Xingjian province of China, which borders Afghanistan, has seen repeated insurgencies in Muslim communities. The Chinese government has expressed concern about the security in that region and says Muslim extremists receive help from neighboring countries. Also of security concern for the Chinese is Tibet where Human Rights Activists incite pro-Tibet protests and a group called Reporters without Borders staged their protest at the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. India which houses the exiled Tibetan government is suspected of inciting protests against the Chinese authorities within Tibet. Ralph
Peters echoed the sad consequences of the Balkanization Plan as envisioned under Pentagon's “Full Spectrum Dominance Doctrine” in 1997:
There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines….The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.
With regard to the role of Israel in this mayhem, former Secretary Kissinger said when “the great Russian bear and Chinese sickle will be roused from their slumber and this is when Israel will have to fight with all its might and weapons to kill as many Arabs as it can. Hopefully if all goes well, half the Middle East will be Israel”. Russian and Chinese veto at the Security Council against US-UK-EU resolution to militarily intervene in the Syrian civil war and the formation of the Palestinian unity government, which has received worldwide acclamation are perhaps, warning bells for Israel to wage an all-out war against the Arabs to maintain its hegemonic dominance in the MENA region, through the full implementation of the Yinon Plan.
The writer has taught at the University of The West Indies, Mona Capmpus, Jamaica.