As Alex Jones noted on Thursday, the decisive victory of ISIS in Ramadi is a further indication Iraq will be broken up into three distinctive parts along religious and political lines.
“The fall of Ramadi may turn out to be a decisive event, changing the political and military landscape of Iraq and Syria,” writes Patrick Cockburn. “In some respects, it is a worst defeat for the Iraqi government than the capture of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in a surprise Isis attack last year.”
In a desperate bid to forestall an ISIS invasion of Baghdad, the faltering government of Iraq has deployed the al-Hashd al-Watani, Shia paramilitaries the US views as Iranian proxies.
The Shia militia was formed by the Iraqi Ministry of Interior in June 2014 after Ali al-Sistani’s fatwa on “righteous jihad” to defend Baghdad and Shi’ite holy sites. Ali al-Sistani, a Shia religious figure from Najaf, is currently considered the most influential figure in post-invasion Iraq.
On Friday Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” the Shias in Iraq are not a “partner” to the effort to stop the advance of ISIS.
“The partner we thought we had in Iraq, the Iraqi government, isn’t a partner. We have got to think seriously about an alternative strategy,” Haass said.
He said while the Shia effort to protect Baghdad may blunt the advance of ISIS into the country’s capital, using the militias is “like using gasoline to put out a fire … you’re going to exacerbate the problem with the Sunnis whose affiliation you want to win.”
Order Out of Chaos: Breaking Up Iraq
Despite the apparent reservations of Haass and the CFR, the situation unfolding in Iraq will hasten the break-up of the country as outlined by the so-called Joe Biden and Leslie Gelb plan (as announced in 2006 and promoted by The New York Times).
“The idea, as in Bosnia, is to maintain a united Iraq by decentralizing it, giving each ethno-religious group — Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab — room to run its own affairs, while leaving the central government in charge of common interests,” Biden and Gelb wrote.
Leslie Gelb is currently President Emeritus and Board Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former New York Times columnist.
While Gelb said the plan encountered resistance within the US foreign policy establishment, the plan has been in the making for more than 20 years.
The Bush era neocons called for regime change and order out of chaos in Iraq, Libya, Iran Syria and other Muslim countries.
General Wesley Clark admitted the existence of the effort drawn up by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz after 9/11 when he said the neocons planned “to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
Prior to this, in 1996, a study group led by Richard Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, created the “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” document, also known as the “Clean Break” report. It called for overthrowing Iraq and “rolling back Syria.”
Prior to the Clean Break plan, the Israelis formulated the Yinon Plan, “which is a continuation of British stratagem in the Middle East,” writes Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.
Controlling the Middle East Through the Sunni-Shia Divide
Nazemroaya writes that the “chessboard is being staged for a ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and all the chess pieces are being put into place. The Arab World is in the process of being cordoned off and sharp delineation lines are being created. These lines of delineation are replacing the seamless lines of transition between different ethno-linguistic, skin-color, and religious groups.”
“What is being staged is the creation of an exclusively ‘Muslim Middle East’ area (excluding Israel) that will be in turmoil over Shiite-Sunni fighting,” he notes.
The fight shaping up between the Shia al-Hashd al-Watani and the radical Wahhabist Sunni in Iraq is part of the “Clash of Civilizations” game plan devised by the globalists.
Saudi Arabia is behind the effort with the backing of the United States, most notably in Yemen where Iran is accused of aiding Shia Houthi rebels.
The US war on ISIS is a farce designed to fail and amplify a threat that will, as Haass indicates, require a more robust role by the US.
The ultimate target is not ISIS, but Iran and the secular Shia government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.