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A Dirty Little Secret


(Own report) — Amer­i­can mil­i­tary cir­cles are rec­om­mend­ing a re-orga­ni­za­tion of all nations in the Mid­dle East along eth­nic lines. Loss of ter­ri­to­ry and draw­ing new bor­ders will effect Turkey, Syr­ia, Lebanon, Sau­di Ara­bia, Iraq, Iran and Pak­istan among oth­ers. Through the com­plete dis­so­lu­tion of states, new actors will be cre­at­ed in inter­na­tion­al law, along the lines of eth­nic and reli­gious affil­i­a­tion. Accord­ing to this plan, a coun­try, by the name of “Free Kur­dis­tan” will be cre­at­ed, three times the size of Syr­ia, from ter­ri­to­ry tak­en from today’s north­ern Iraq and east­ern Turkey. The remain­der of Iraq will be divid­ed, the cap­i­tal, Bagh­dad, smashed. Iran would lose exten­sive areas of its coast, as well as, ter­ri­to­ry bor­der­ing on Pak­istan, where a “Free Baluchis­tan” is to be found­ed. Mek­ka and Med­i­na, until now locat­ed in Sau­di Ara­bia, will be pro­mot­ed to cap­i­tals of an “Islam­ic Sacred State,” that will extend to the south­ern bor­ders of Jor­dan — dou­bling the sur­face of the Hashemite ter­ri­to­ry (“Greater Jor­dan”). This eth­nic re-orga­ni­za­tion is depict­ed on sev­er­al US maps, that the his­to­ri­an Dr. Pierre Hillard (Paris) has now pub­lished in France. In his talk with german-foreign-policy.com Hillard deems that “Ger­man pol­i­cy plays an impor­tant role in prop­a­gat­ing these ideas”. German-foreign-policy.com pub­lish­es, for the first time in Ger­many, the US car­tog­ra­phy.
Rec­om­men­da­tions for a com­plete over­throw of the pre­vail­ing state order were pub­lished in the “Armed Forces jour­nal” (AFJ, June 2006) a mag­a­zine of the “Army Times Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny”. This enter­prise pub­lish­es at least ten mil­i­tary mag­a­zines (includ­ing “Army Times” and “Navy Times”) and is owned by the Gan­nett Media Group (Vir­ginia, USA). In a self-por­trait, the oper­a­tional income of the group, to which the well-known dai­ly, “USA Today” is also affil­i­at­ed, fig­ured at US $7.6 bil­lion in 2005.[1]

Under the title “Redraw­ing the Mid­dle East Map” the “Armed Forces Jour­nal” shows its read­ers two maps with iden­ti­cal ter­ri­to­r­i­al out­lines, with one (“before”) show­ing the cur­rent bor­der sit­u­a­tion to then devel­op the future (“after”) image of the Mid­dle East. Accord­ing to the accom­pa­ny­ing arti­cle, the Mus­lim world is in a sit­u­a­tion gen­er­at­ing hatred and vio­lence, in part as a con­se­quence of its colo­nial her­itage and par­tial­ly due to its own fault, which can only be cor­rect­ed with rad­i­cal bor­der alter­ations. The redraw­ing of the bound­aries would have to fol­low eth­nic affini­ties and reli­gious com­mu­nal­ism, writes the author Ralph Peters, a retired mil­i­tary officer.[2] Peters makes no secret of the fact that he has expe­ri­ence in the field of intelligence.[3] Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion gleaned by german-foreign-policy.com, Peters last vis­it­ed Bagh­dad in the spring of 2006.

The car­tog­ra­phy pub­lished under Peters’ name, rec­om­mends the break-up of the cur­rent Sau­di Ara­bia, which must accept the largest loss of ter­ri­to­ry. This rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion is explained with the polit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion of the Sau­di rulers, who are not only “one of the world’s most big­ot­ed and oppres­sive regimes” [4] — but also that their “vast oil wealth” is com­plete­ly “unearned.” To obtain “true jus­tice”, accord­ing to the “Armed Forces Jour­nal,” the oil fields today on the south­west Sau­di coast, must be assigned to Yemen. But not just Sau­di con­trol over resources, Riyad­h’s reli­gious influ­ence over the holy sites (Mek­ka and Med­i­na) is also to be weak­ened. There­fore, what had been the prophet Mohammed’s area of activ­i­ty are to be admin­is­tered by an “Islam­ic Sacred State,” which will have an enor­mous ter­ri­to­ry, but no con­tin­u­ous cen­tral gov­ern­ment — since it will be ruled by a rotat­ing coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the world’s major Mus­lim schools and move­ments.

The US mil­i­tary author offers the Kur­dish sep­a­ratists of Turkey, Syr­ia, Iraq and Iran a hun­dred per­cent ter­ri­to­r­i­al sur­plus. These states will lose sub­stan­tial chunks of ter­ri­to­ry to the chimera, “Free Kur­dis­tan”, whose found­ing can no longer be post­poned. “A Free Kur­dis­tan, stretch­ing from Diyarbakir (Turkey) through Tabriz (Iran), would be the most pro-West­ern state between Bul­gar­ia and Japan,” are the benev­o­lent motives behind the ter­ri­to­r­i­al ampu­ta­tion of sev­er­al UN mem­ber states as described in the “Armed Forces Jour­nal”.

In order to wrest con­trol over the Per­sian Gulf and its wealth in oil from Iran, the entire coastal flank of the coun­try would go to a not yet found­ed par­tial state of the for­mer Iraq. In this way, both oppo­nents to the pre­sump­tion of west­ern rule, will be deprived of the mate­r­i­al basis of their auton­o­my, around which, they must com­pete against each oth­er. Where­as Iraq will have ceased to exist, Iran would lose a great deal of ter­ri­to­ry to Uni­fied Azer­bai­jan, Free Kur­dis­tan, the Arab Shia State and anoth­er chimera (a “Free Baluchis­tan”), but would gain the provinces around Her­at in today’s Afghanistan.

New per­spec­tives
As the French his­to­ri­an, Pierre Hillard, judges, this eth­ni­cist aggres­sion, car­ried out by west­ern pow­ers, is being deci­sive­ly pro­mot­ed through the for­eign pol­i­cy of Ger­many. Hillard refers to con­tin­u­ous efforts by Ger­man front orga­ni­za­tions, seek­ing to “remod­el the Mid­dle East,” [5] and in this con­nec­tion, men­tions specif­i­cal­ly the activ­i­ties of the Ber­tels­mann Foun­da­tion. The foun­da­tion annu­al­ly orga­nizes forums (“Kro­n­berg Talks”) on the Mid­dle East, where dis­cus­sions cen­ter around a “com­plete trans­for­ma­tion of the polit­i­cal, eco­nom­ic and reli­gious Insti­tu­tions” of the Mus­lim resource states — with the objec­tive of “cou­pling them to the Euro-Atlantic axis,” Hillard explained in an inter­view with german-foreign-policy.com. As is record­ed in the min­utes of this year’s “Kro­n­berg Talks” [6], the “pro­gres­sive increase of Euro­pean pres­ence in the region” should be com­bined “with Amer­i­can assertive­ness.” This ref­er­ence links diplo­mat­ic and sub­ver­sive mea­sures (“minor­i­ty rights”) to war threats. At one of the pre­vi­ous Ber­tels­man­n’s forums, it had been demand­ed that the “region­al admin­is­tra­tive and nat­ur­al bor­ders lose their sig­nif­i­cance as quick­ly as pos­si­ble, so that new per­spec­tives can be opened”.[7]

The reap­por­tion­ment of entire state sys­tems is not unknown to Ber­tels­mann. Thus, on the eve of the (1999) aggres­sion against Yugoslavia, the foun­da­tion rec­om­mend­ed “the eth­nic prin­ci­ple” [8] and the mobi­liza­tion of eth­nic groups against Bel­grade — genet­i­cal­ly defined minori­ties with claims to ter­ri­to­r­i­al rights. Ber­tels­mann, in 1996, like­wise pro­posed an eth­nic par­ti­tion plan for Hun­gary, Roma­nia, Rus­sia and the north­ern Caucasus.[9] Sim­i­lar to the propo­si­tions con­tained in the “Armed Forces Jour­nal” sev­er­al UN mem­ber states are being threat­ened with the loss of their exis­tence, as nation-states. The author at Ber­tels­mann bases him­self on the alleged­ly “unnat­ur­al” draw­ing of the bor­ders and stakes claims to bogus trib­al rights of eth­nic com­mu­ni­ties.

The eth­ni­cist aggres­sion in Ger­man polit­i­cal poli­cies can be traced back to Bis­mar­ck. Where­as the­o­reti­cians, at that time, pos­tu­lat­ed the con­stant “flow­ing” of nation­al bor­ders, to fol­low the bio­log­i­cal course of trib­al and “eth­nic groups”, today, the “Armed Forces Jour­nal” claims that “bor­ders have nev­er been static”.[10] Because of “unnat­ur­al” ter­ri­to­r­i­al demar­ca­tion, bor­ders “espe­cial­ly now” are chang­ing their con­tours, writes the Amer­i­can mil­i­tary author: “from the Con­go through Koso­vo to the Cau­ca­sus”. Con­cern­ing the means used to bring this about, infor­ma­tion is read­i­ly
pro­vid­ed. One can divulge a “dirty lit­tle secret from 5,000 years of his­to­ry: Eth­nic cleans­ing works.”[11]

Click here to view the doc­u­ments con­tain­ing the US maps.

Please read also the Inter­view mit Dr. Pierre Hillard.

[1] Gan­nett Co. Com­pa­ny Pro­file; www.gannett.com/about/company_profile.htm 08.09.2006
[2] Ralph Peters: Blood Bor­ders. How a bet­ter Mid­dle East would look; Armed Forces Jour­nal Juni 2006
[3] Real Clear Pol­i­tics; Author Archive 08.09.2006
[4] Ralph Peters: Blood Bor­ders. How a bet­ter Mid­dle East would look; Armed Forces Jour­nal Juni 2006
[5] Please read also the Inter­view mit Dr. Pierre Hillard.
[6] Europa und der Nahe Osten; 10. Kro­n­berg­er Gespräche, 14.–15.07.2006. Eng­lish: www.cap.lmu.de/download/2006/ 2006_europe-and-the-middle-east.pdf
[7] Please read also the Inter­view mit Dr. Pierre Hillard.
[8] Wal­ter von Gold­en­dach, Hans-Rüdi­ger Minow: Von Krieg zu Krieg. Die deutsche Außen­poli­tik und die eth­nis­che Parzel­lierung Europas, München 1999, S. 206.
[9] Georg Brun­ner: Gutacht­en über Nation­al­itäten­prob­leme und Min­der­heit­enkon­flik­te in Osteu­ropa, Ber­tels­mann, Rei­he Strate­gien für Europa, Güter­sloh 1996
[10] Ralph Peters: Blood Bor­ders. How a bet­ter Mid­dle East would look; Armed Forces Jour­nal Juni 2006
[11] Im englis­chen Orig­i­nal: “Oh, and one oth­er dirty lit­tle secret from 5,000 years of his­to­ry: Eth­nic cleans­ing works.”


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