By: Ahmed M. ElNahhas - Montopoli, May 22nd 2017.
Like every morning, I sat in the garden enjoying the first warm sun rays and read the news; my eyes at once caught that political cartoon on the first page of ‘La Repubblica’! It shacked me strongly, resuscitating sad old notions and memories.. And very much interlaced with our region’s most actual grievances.. Allow me to share them with you.
Just a century ago, an intelligence memo written in January 1916, by T. E. Lawrence (in folkloric jargon Lawrence of Arabia), described the Arab Revolt (or Great Arab Revolt began on June 5, 1916, and was declared on June 8 by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks) as “…beneficial to us, because it marches with our immediate aims, the break-up of the Islamic 'bloc' and the defeat and disruption of the Ottoman Empire, and because the states [Sharif Hussein] would set up to succeed the Turks would be … harmless to ourselves … The Arabs are even less stable than the Turks. If properly handled they would remain in a state of political mosaic, a tissue of small jealous principalities incapable of cohesion”.
Now.. In our quest to understand the present, and in view of Lawrence’s memo highlighted contents, let us recapitulate the historically ascertained facts:
a) On November 9th 1914, the first week of the Great War (WWI), the British Crown had to cut a deal with the rapidly growing Zionist Movement regarding the Palestinian Matter.. Shortly documented into an official letter known as the “Balfour Declaration”.
b) The immediate result of WWI (according to the outcome of Versailles Peace Conference 1919) was the designing of new borders based upon the Sykes - Picot secret agreement, set to define newly invented controllable entities (to become later pseudo-states) without any concern of demographic structure and regardless of ethnic, sectarian, religious and cultural differences.
|Sykes - Picot Map|
c) The Western Empires Colonial interests were clearly displayed in their fervent pursue of all types of the region’s main resources monopolies (maritime, agricultural, industrial, mineral mostly OIL)!
However, things have slightly changed at the closure of the Second World Massacre (WWII).. Independence Fever swept all over the Western Empires territories in Asia, Africa and of course that freshly designed Middle East; and as a result the risk of losing the generous benefits that they have already enjoyed, added to the heavy financial burdens of the conflict itself; required a totally new approach: Containment.
That was the preaching sermon of the rich and muscled new comer’s growing ambitions, the United States of America, to convince the exhausted Empires to let go temporarily their grips on the colonies, in order to regain economic health; inspired by Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points, they all sat to exploit and establish new goals followed by related strategies, tactics and plan of executive actions.
Meaning that they had to accept, compromise, deviate, manipulate, negotiate, and tackle those invented entities into trivialities which will consume energy but mostly MONEY.. Hence, the necessity to invent new means of control: ‘International Bank for Reconstruction and development’ (the World Bank), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Just look at the paramount promptness in forecasting and planning; these two financial institutions were the fruit of the 1944 Bretton Woods accords; and yet both are still managing the entire 3rd world’s destinies in Asia, Africa, South America, and recently parts of Europe itself.
Following the success of ‘Containment’ policies, a new phase must spin ahead: Hegemony! Tools of which were nothing but the initial minutes present in the above 1916 Lawrence’s intel memo.. The oldest dominion principle conquerors have ever invented: “dīvide et īmpera” the Latin for Divide and Rule. So, here we are.. throughout the last 5 decades we have witnessed an exagerated acceleration of “cause and effect” excuses, even lies, invented just to do that.. Like:
- Nominating “Mujahedeen” the Afghani War Lords and financing, arming and training them; in order to attract most Arab and Muslim frustrated, and mostly ignorant, youth to join the conflict.
- The theatrical presentation of the Anthrax Phial by Colin Powell at the UN Security Council, used as an excuse to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein.
- Infiltrating (by means of local assets) the ranks of the middle eastern anti-corruption opposition movements to enhance the national, tribal, sectarian, religious and cultural divergences as to ignite endless and most consuming conflicts.
- Same tactics were also used to split the Horn Of Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the West Afriacn Nations, the African Great Lakes Nations, and Central African States; and the turn came to hit the Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mauritania…etc.
Once those two phases have matured their fruits, the final step must be: “Redrawing the Middle East”!
|The map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006).|
Now, The newly appointed US president has just sold billions of dollars worth of arms to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!! Not to protect itself from foreign agression or domestic terror organisations; but to continue its bloody war in Yemen.
Congratulations Arab Nation, we're now borrowing money to buy their weapons to kill each other!
Got the picture now??!!