Defense Minister Outlines Plan to Divide Syria and Iraq
along Sectarian Lines
By AHT Staff
minister Avigdor Liberman in an article for
Defense News penned an article to explain his
regime's struggles in a trobulant Middle Ease.
In a similiar
tone to those of the Israeli politicians, Liberman waste
no time to call the legitimate forces of Hamas in
Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon as terrorist forces.
He says, "The massive convulsions that in recent
years have swept through North Africa and erupted in
Syria, Iraq and Yemen and elsewhere throughout the
region, and which have seen the empowerment of
semi-territorial terrorist organizations such as ISIS,
Hamas and Hezbollah, represent an earthquake of historic
proportions. Multi-ethnic states such as Libya, Syria
and Iraq have descended into chaotic civil wars as many
aspects of the regionís enduring political order, whose
origins lie in the aftermath of World War One,
goes on to draw three conclusions as the solutions for
ending the crisis in the Middle East. The second
conclusion is clearly a call to attack the sovereignty
of the independent countries. Liberman says, "many
of the countries in the Middle East were established
artificially, as a result of the Sykes-Picot Agreement
and based on colonial considerations that did not take
into account the pattern of inhabitance and the deep
sectarian rifts within the respective societies.
genuinely solve the regionís problems, borders will have
to be altered, specifically in countries like Syria and
Iraq. Boundaries need to be redrawn between Sunnis, Shia
and other communities to diminish sectarian strife and
to enable the emergence of states that will enjoy
internal legitimacy. It is a mistake to think that these
states can survive in their current borders.
similar conclusion holds true for the
Israeli-Palestinian arena and for the borders that will
ultimately need to be drawn for the achievement of a
stable two-state outcome. We need "out of the box"
analysis to avoid being misled by habitual ways of
One can not
better understand the reason behind the "civil wars" in
Syria and Iraq without reading Israel's defense
minister's call to divide Syria and Iraq.
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