Recently, I learned about a fascinating document titled “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties” by Israeli journalist Oded Yinon. The article originally appeared in Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization, and essentially outlines the Israeli plan to gain total hegemony in the region and eventually achieve the realization of “Greater Israel”.
The foreward to the translation of this document, written by Israel Shahak, outlines the main points projected by the body of the piece:
1. The idea that all the Arab states should be broken down, by Israel, into small units, occurs again and again in Israeli strategic thinking. For example, Ze’ev Schiff, the military correspondent of Ha’aretz (and probably the most knowledgeable in Israel, on this topic) writes about the “best” that can happen for Israeli interests in Iraq: “The dissolution of Iraq into a Shi’ite state, a Sunni state and the separation of the Kurdish part” (Ha’aretz 6/2/1982). Actually, this aspect of the plan is very old.
2. The strong connection with Neo-Conservative thought in the USA is very prominent, especially in the author’s notes. But, while lip service is paid to the idea of the “defense of the West” from Soviet power, the real aim of the author, and of the present Israeli establishment is clear: To make an Imperial Israel into a world power. In other words, the aim of Sharon is to deceive the Americans after he has deceived all the rest.
3. It is obvious that much of the relevant data, both in the notes and in the text, is garbled or omitted, such as the financial help of the U.S. to Israel. Much of it is pure fantasy. But, the plan is not to be regarded as not influential, or as not capable of realization for a short time. The plan follows faithfully the geopolitical ideas current in Germany of 1890-1933, which were swallowed whole by Hitler and the Nazi movement, and determined their aims for East Europe. Those aims,
especially the division of the existing states, were carried out in 1939-1941, and only an alliance on the global scale prevented their consolidation for a period of time.
Now, as you start to understand this tactic of breaking up the surrounding Arab states and keeping them in a perpetual, weakened state of sectarian fighting and borderline anarchy, the recent developments of all that has occurred in the Middle East since 9/11, and the sudden appearance of the latest terrorist boogeyman “ISIS”, start to make a lot more sense….