What can the ‘Yinon Plan’ tell us about the events in the Middle East
What is the Yinon Plan?
“The area of the Jewish State stretches: From the Book of Egypt to the Euphrates”
-Theodore Herzl (1)
On the 9th July 1947, member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, Rabbi Fischmann put forward his testimony to the U.N. Special Committee of Enquiry. In this testimony he claimed “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.” (2)
Oded Yinon, inspired by the demands of Herzl and Fischmann formulated a Zionist strategy, the ‘Yinon Plan’ for an imperialist Israeli State, a ‘Greater Israel’. Ironically not unlike the plans laid out by the German Nazis for a ‘Greater German Nation’ (3) should Hitler have won the war if it were not for the efforts of the heroic Soviet Red Army under the iron leadership of Comrade Stalin. (4) Indeed it is a tragedy to see Israeli imperialists opportunistically exploit the holocaust of their brothers and sisters only to justify their own holocaust of the peoples of Palestine for the actualisation of their twisted ambitions to create a ‘Greater Israel.’ (5)
In his book The Globalisation of NATO, sociologist and geopolitical analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya briefly states what this diabolical plan consists of:
“[The Yinon plan] is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states…
Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab state. This is why Iraq was outlined as the centrepiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab World. In Iraq, on the basis of the concepts of the Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists have called for the division of Iraq into a Kurdish state and two Arab states, one for Shiite Muslims and the other for Sunni Muslims. The first step towards establishing this was a war between Iraq and Iran, which the Yinon Plan discusses. The Atlantic, in 2008, and the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal, in 2006, both published widely circulated maps that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan…
Aside from a divided Iraq, which the Biden Plan also calls for, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. The partitioning of Iran, Turkey, Somalia, and Pakistan also all fall into line with these views. The Yinon Plan also calls for dissolution in North Africa and forecasts it as starting from Egypt and then spilling over into Sudan, Libya, and the rest of the region.” (6)
Nazemroaya’s succinct yet profound summary of the Zionist’s plans for the Middle East have seemingly come to fruition in the region. For indeed during the years that preceded the ‘Arab Spring’, the USA along with coalition forces including the UK, Australia and Poland had invaded Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist Iraq; a country with a very hostile attitude towards Israel’s designs over the Middle East. Soon after we saw the fall of Gaddafi’s Libya. We witnessed the insurrection in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, and Bahrain. Currently, Syrian President Assad is in a struggle against western proxies, most notably the Islamic State, turning that country into a graveyard. Erdogan, the President of Turkey, was recently engaged in a campaign of arrests and state repression after surviving a failed coup in 2016.
One may see all, some, or none of these insurrections as justified; indeed many of the regimes that governed the countries were repressive dictatorships regardless of their relationship with Israel. However one’s views on the insurrections in these countries in and of themselves are irrelevant. The issue at hand is that all these insurrections have in one way or another caused the balkanisation and destabilization of the Middle East and North Africa. This is a pivotal phase in the realisation of the Yinon Plan. For when balkanisation and destabilization occur in the Middle East, a power vacuum is left for the Israelis to occupy with their own forces or proxies.
The Yinon Plan and the Islamic State
Khalil Nakhleh, publisher of the Yinon plan, also stresses that Israel must fundamentally “effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation.” (7)
This part of the plan shows through with the rise of the Islamic State. No Islamist organisation in the modern century has divided countries in the Middle East like the Islamic State. The organisation has established its “Caliphate” over significant areas in Iraq, and Syria. It controls regions in Libya. It participated in the Sinai insurgency in Egypt. It has operations in Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Caucasus. Many groups have sworn allegiance to the organisation such as Jund al-Kahlifah in Algeria, Boko Haram in West Africa, Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, and the Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade in Gaza. The Islamic State in itself, in spite of the heterogeneous opposition it faces both comprador and non-comprador, has atomised Middle Eastern society at an unprecedented level. It has become so pervasive that the influence of the Islamic State has stretched into various places within the third world, including Africa and Asia. Hence the Islamic State has thus far successfully served its two masters: The Zionists of Israel and the US imperialists.
Of course the Islamic State verbally attacks Israel, and its members espouse the poison of antisemitism and anti-Judaism, just as they espouse anti-western and anti-American rhetoric. Such rhetoric however appears mostly hollow. The dogs often bark, but rarely bite their masters. There have been a few attacks but their focus is clearly elsewhere.
The Yinon Plan and US imperialism
The imperialist alliance between the United States and Israel is forged by the shared desire to atomise the Middle East. After all, nothing bonds two parties together like a common enemy. This insidious cooperation between the two hegemonic powers shows through in a leaked email from Sidney Blumenthal, a close aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, to Hillary Clinton herself stating:
“…if the Assad regime topples, Iran would lose its only ally in the Middle East and would be isolated. At the same time, the fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies.”(8)
Whether or not the US or Israel will have a conflict of interest on who gets the greater share of the loot from the scramble for the Middle East, has yet to be seen. Right now it appears that the US and Israel want to remove any force hostile to western and Zionist imperialism, notably the Assad regime in Syria, and its key ally, Iran.
Although the United States is fundamentally the primary instigator of imperialist foreign policy, we must also be equally opposed to the imperialist ambitions of the fascist Israeli state whose ideology is parallel to that of the Nazis. Just as the United States collaborated with the Nazis in Germany to hold back the advance of Communism from the USSR, (9) the United States is collaborating with the equally sociopathic fascists of Israel with their own ethnocentric ideology to make way for western hegemony over the Middle East.
We Leading Lights must oppose imperialism in whatever form it may take, from liberalism to fascism, from the USA to Israel. We show nothing but contempt for the ideological justifications for imperialist foreign policy; the fact of the matter is where ever imperialism rears it’s ugly face, Leading Lights will unequivocally and relentlessly fight it. Leading Lights penetrate the heart of any ideological justification for imperialism and expose its lap dogs for their real agendas that lie behind their rhetoric. We must understand the ideological justifications for imperialism so that we may understand our enemy and its mind-set. For the more we understand our enemy, the more effectively we can fight the imperialist cancer and the proxies that are the mere symptom of this lethal disease.
Fight the USA and EU!
Fight Israeli Zionists!
Fight the Islamic State!
Fight imperialism and its proxies!
Dare to Struggle! Dare to win!
1) Herzl, Theodore Complete Diaries Vol. II p. 711