Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy

Stephen Sniegoski: Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy

Despite the alleged success of the surge, it is now apparent that sectarian hostility between Sunni and Shiite was not permanently reduced in Iraq but only temporarily quieted, and that once American troops leave, or are greatly reduced in number, extensive violence will breakout. This is brought out in the Washington Post article—“Just weeks before elections, specter of sectarian violence resurfaces in Iraq,” by Leila Fadel (February 17, 2010)

Such sectarian violence was the inevitable result of the American invasion and was fully recognized before the US invaded. As I point out in my book “The Transparent Cabal,” the neocons adopted a Middle East war strategy for the US that originated in Israel, which had as its deliberate goal the fragmentation of Israel’s adversaries. As Oded Yinon, the best articulator of this strategy, maintained in his 1982 article, the Arab states were fragile entities that were held together by an authoritarian central governments. A defeat in war would lead to the splintering of those states into conflicting ethnic and sectarian religious groups, which would facilitate Israeli regional hegemony. It should be added that Israel Shahak’s translation of Yinon’s article was entitled “The Zionist Plan for the Middle East.”

The neocons picked up this idea of fragile states that could be fragmented by war for their “Clean Break” agenda (authors of which included Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, and David Wurmser), which they presented to then-incoming Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1996. Wurmser authored a much longer follow-up document entitled “Coping with Crumbling States: A Western and Israeli Balance of Power Strategy for the Levant” focused on this same theme of state fragility.

As I wrote regarding the “Clean Break” study in my book, “The Transparent Cabal”:
“In sum, the ‘Clean Break’ study was an astounding document that has
been given insufficient attention by the mainstream American media.
Though written to advance the interests of a foreign country, it appears
to be a rough blueprint for actual Bush administration policy, with which
some of the “Clean Break” authors – Perle, Feith, and Wurmser – were intimately
involved. The question that immediately arises concerns the loyalty
and motives of the three authors. When formulating and implementing
American policy for the Bush II administration, were they acting in the
interests of America or of Israel?” (p. 93)

The neocons certainly believed that the policy would aid Israel. The question is: did they sincerely believe this policy would help the US? If they did, which is quite likely given that most people engage in self-deception for their own interests, the neocons obviously viewed American national security through the lens of Israel’s interests.

Transparent Cabal Website:

Amazon listing of The Transparent Cabal:


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Juan Cole on Israel and its Lobby: Ideological Blinders or Hidden Meaning

25 Responses to “Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy”

  • Patriot says:

    Press TV interview with Dr. Stephen Sniegoski:

    Fragmentation of Iraq Was Israel’s Strategy


    Additional about the ‘A Clean Break’ (war for Israel) agenda via the following link which can be found at the upper right of http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.COM as well:

    ‘A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm’
    A Neocon War for Israel Agenda

    Oded Yinon’s plan can be found via the following URLs:

    The Prophecy of Oded Yinon
    Is the US Waging Israel’s Wars?

    A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties

    Breaking Iraq: Who Benefits? An Interview With Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

    Ron Paul’s statement: “Iraq – An End or an Escalation?” (be sure to scroll down to the comments at the bottom of the following URL as well):

    Islam Times – Who’s to blame for the Iraq war?

    Review of Justin Vaïsse’s Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement (by Stephen Sniegoski)

  • Patriot says:

    Britain’s Inquiry into the Iraq War and the Israel Lobby Taboo (by Stephen Sniegoski) – be sure to also access links in comments section at bottom of following URL:

  • Bill says:

    Divide and Conquer…Theyve used it forever.

  • Joey Tavares says:

    As if Britain gives a tooted whit about Iraq…

  • Benjamin says:

    It’s now official – there’s no actual shortage of Holocaust Survivors

    Quote from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso in the year 2000:

    ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million.’ (page 83)

  • Benjamin says:

    Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesman for the very sizeable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize..

    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? “I will never know” Wiesel says. “I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?”

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    “In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions.”

  • Benjamin says:

    You do the math..

    Have a look at a typical account by one of the seemingly endless number of survivors: Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys: a woman survivor’s true story of Auschwitz (Granada/ Ziff-Davis, 1947, 1972).

    According to Lengyel, ‘After June, 1943, the gas chamber was reserved exclusively for Jews and Gypsies.. Three hundred and sixty corpses every half-hour, which was all the time it took to reduce human flesh to ashes, made 720 per hour, or 17,280 corpses per twenty-four hour shift. And the ovens, with murderous efficiency, functioned day and night. However, one must also reckon the death pits, which could destroy another 8,000 cadavers a day. In round numbers, about 24,000 corpses were handled each day. An admirable production record, one that speaks well for German industry.’ (Paperback edition, pp80-81). [No trace of any remains of or in ‘death pits’ has been found.]

    This implies almost 100,000 corpses per four working days, or a million in 40 days, or six million in 240 days (eight months). Notice the bald precision of the figures without any explanation, the utter confidence in the reader’s credulity.

    The blurb on the cover of the book quotes the New York Herald-Tribune: “Passionate, tormenting”. Albert Einstein, the promoter of the US construction of the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is quoted as offering “You have done a real service by letting the ones who are now silent and most forgotten speak.”

    Could this claim be a misprint?

    Kitty Hart, in spite of her name a Jewish survivor born in Poland, fully confirms these figures:

    ‘Working around the clock, the four units together could dispose of about 18,000 bodies every twenty-four hours, while the open pits coped with a further 8,000 in the same period.’ (p 118; Return to Auschwitz – paperback edition by Granada (1981, 1983).

    According to the cover blurb, ‘The subject of the award-winning Yorkshire television documentary of the same name.’ ‘Both engaging and harrowing…an important addition to the growing holocaust literature, very little of which conveys so courageously both the daily torment and the will to survive’ – Martin Gilbert, The Times.

    ‘Sir’ Martin Gilbert, indefatigable Jewish campaigner on behalf of the ‘Holocaust’ and biographer of Winston Churchill, adds to the rich flavour and makes his own numerical claims, certainly not without chutzpah:

    In his book Auschwitz and the Allies (1981) he states

    ‘The deliberate attempt to destroy systematically all of Europe’s Jews was unsuspected in the spring and early summer of 1942: the very period during which it was at its most intense, and during which hundreds of thousands of Jews were being gassed every day at Belzec, Chelmo, Sobibor and Treblinka.’ (p.26). [This statement, first noticed by Professor Robert Faurisson, was then deleted (not corrected) from the next edition – no simple typo, no simple error with omission or spelling or grammar, just a case of being caught red-handed in blatant chutzpah deluxe.]

    If we assume a minimum figure of 200,000 per day, this amounts to say a million a five-day working week, or 6 million in six weeks, and this does not include the awe-inspiring claims for Auschwitz put forward by Hart and Lengyel with Gilbert’s blessing.

  • Patriot says:

    Sunni party drops out of Iraq’s national elections

    By LARA JAKES and HAMID AHMED, Associated Press Writers Lara Jakes And Hamid Ahmed, Associated Press Writers
    2 hrs 1 min ago

    BAGHDAD – The Sunni wing of Iraq’s leading nonsectarian political coalition said Saturday it will drop out of next month’s election as a result of alleged Iranian influence on a Shiite-led vetting panel that blacklisted hundreds of candidates.

    The announcement raises the likelihood that the legitimacy of the March 7 parliamentary vote will be called into question. U.S. and United Nations diplomats have expressed fears that a disputed result could also open the door to a new round of violence and delay plans for American troops to leave Iraq.

    Further raising the stakes, the Iraqi Front for National Dialogue called on other parties to join it in withdrawing from the vote. It stopped short, however, of advocating a boycott by Sunni voters — a strategy blamed for depriving Sunnis of a political voice in the past.

    In a statement explaining the step, spokesman Haidar al-Mullah said the party decided to pull out of the vote after U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill and Army Gen. Ray Odierno, the top American military commander in Iraq, each described the Shiite leaders of a candidate-vetting panel as having ties to Iran.

    He described the panel’s work as an Iranian-influenced process and said, “The Iraqi Front for National Dialogue cannot continue in a political process run by a foreign agenda.”

    The vetting panel is led by Shiite politicians Ali al-Lami and Ahmed Chalabi. It banned more than 440 candidates whom it described as loyalists to Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baath party.

    Most of the blacklisted candidates are Sunni, although some are Shiite. Among those barred from running is Sunni lawmaker Saleh al-Mutlaq, the head of the National Dialogue party. Al-Mutlaq has said he quit the Baath party in the 1970s.

    In a speech last week to the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, Odierno said the U.S. has direct intelligence that al-Lami and Chalabi “are clearly influenced by Iran.” Odierno also accused al-Lami of having been “involved in various nefarious activities in Iraq for some time.”

    A day later, Hill told reporters in Washington that “absolutely, these gentlemen are certainly under the influence of Iran.”

    Hill added: “We remain concerned about Iran’s behavior toward its neighbors. Iran should have a good relationship with its neighbor, but it needs to do a much better job of respecting its neighbor’s sovereignty.”

    A perception among Sunnis that they are being shut out of the election could set back progress the U.S. military made in 2006 and 2007 in reversing the insurgency, which threatened Iraq with civil war. A breakdown in security could also hamper U.S. plans to withdraw all combat troops by the end of August, a step that is critical to President Barack Obama’s new focus on Afghanistan.

    The National Dialogue currently has 11 members in parliament, including al-Mutlaq. It is the main Sunni wing of the Iraqi National Movement, the nation’s top nonsectarian coalition. The Shiite wing of the National Movement is headed by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

    Shortly after al-Mullah issued his statement Saturday morning, another party, the National Council for Tribes of Iraq, said it also would drop out. The party includes both Sunnis and Shiites.

  • Been exploring for webpages for such stuff , regards

  • Patriot says:

    Breaking Iraq: Who Benefits? An Interview With Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

  • We still have bases and troops there in Iraq. Don’t let this talk of pull out troops fool you. They are using the troops they took out to transfer to Afghan. and they’ll need them if IsraHELL pushes us into Iran. Obama may know were going to be going into Iran. I think the plan was when he campaigned, and said he’ll pull the troops out of Iraq, he covered up the fact that we would invade Afghanistan. Don’t forget, he was even caught off guard thinking the camera was off, saying if it wasn’t for the jews, he wouldnt of gotten in. Bush said the same thing. The voting machines Diebold, are owned by Israelis and it was rigged so that all the Israeli firsters got to be the front runners. Haraatz had an article during the primary on who the jews favored. McCain, Hillary and Obama. Do the math.

  • Patriot says:

    US Announces Second Fake End to Iraq War

    US isn’t leaving Iraq!

    The Last US combat units withdraw from Iraq

    America Cannot Go to War for Israel

    What happens to US troops if Israel drags US into Iran war before they all leave?!:

    DEBORCHGRAVE: War with Iran:

  • GREAT Links You Patriot! as usual. And BRAVO! to Stephen Sniegoski for printing the truth!

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