Saturday, March 03, 2007

Nasrallah's nightmare is Israel's dream?

In Sy Hersh's latest article in the New Yorker he interviewed Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon. Nasrallah has a theory that Israel wants to chop the Middle East into many tiny-easy- to-manage pieces. Hersh writes:

"Nasrallah said he believed that President Bush’s goal was 'the drawing of a new map for the region'. . . Nasrallah said he believed that America also wanted to bring about the partition of Lebanon and of Syria. In Syria, he said, the result would be to push the country 'into chaos and internal battles like in Iraq.' In Lebanon, 'There will be a Sunni state, an Alawi state, a Christian state, and a Druze state.'

Nasrallah told me that he suspected that one aim of the Israeli bombing of Lebanon last summer was “the destruction of Shiite areas and the displacement of Shiites from Lebanon. The idea was to have the Shiites of Lebanon and Syria flee to southern Iraq,' which is dominated by Shiites. 'I am not sure, but I smell this,' he told me."

Something smells about this whole thing but you know the old saying: 'Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone's not out to get you.' Now, of course, we must keep in mind that this is the leader of Hezbollah talking, a terrorist from way back, so I'm not saying I think this is anything other than paranoia or propaganda. But this idea of breaking up the Middle East reminds me of something I read in David Hirst's The Gun and the Olive Branch.

It appears that Sharon had a plan in the 80's to ship all the Palestinians out of the occupied territories over the Jordan River and into Jordan, where they would have their own country. [I bet King Abdullah II would be thrilled with that idea!] As crazy as that sounded, though, Oded Yinon, of the World Zionist Organization, took it a little further. He wrote in its publication Kivunim in Feb. of 1982:

"The following essay represents, in my opinion, the accurate and detailed plan of the present Zionist regime (of Sharon and Eitan) for the Middle East which is based on the division of the whole area into small states, and the dissolution of all the existing Arab states. . . The total disintegration of Lebanon into five regional, localized governments is the precedent for the entire Middle East . . . The dissolution of Syria, and later Iraq, into districts of ethnic and religious minorities following the example of Lebanon is Israel's main long-range objective on the eastern front. "

Since this is actually happening in Iraq and Hersh says this might be the future of Lebanon, you'd have to, at least, admit that Nasrallah might have a right to be paranoid. They really are out to get hm!


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