Hidden US-Israeli Military Agenda: "Break
Syria into Pieces"
By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky
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Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern
Affairs Jeffrey Feltman
Frederic C. Hof, The Administration's "special
coordinator on Syria"
Robert S. Ford, outgoing US Ambassador to Syria.
A timely article in the Jerusalem Post last
month brings to the forefront the unspoken objective
of US foreign policy, namely the breaking up of
Syria as a sovereign nation state --along ethnic and
religious lines-- into several separate and
"independent" political entities. The article also
confirms the role of Israel in the process of
political destabilization of Syria. The JP
titled: "Veteran Kurdish politician calls on Israel
to support the break-up of Syria' (by Jonathan Spyer)
(The Jerusalem Post (May 16, 2012)
Sherkoh Abbas, President of the US based Kurdistan
National Assembly of Syria (KNA) has "called on
Israel to support the break-up of Syria into a
series of federal structures based on the country’s
various ethnicities." (Ibid)
The objective of the US sponsored armed insurgency
is --with the help of Israel-- to "Break Syria into
The "balkanisation of the Syrian Arab Republic" is
to be carried out by fostering sectarian divisions,
which will eventually lead to a "civil war" modelled
on the former Yugoslavia.
One possible "break-up scenario" pertaining to
Syria, which constitutes a secular multi-ethnic
society, would be the formation of separate and
"independent" Sunni, Alawite-Shiite, Kurdish and
Druze states: “We need to break Syria into pieces,”
Abbas said. (Quoted in JP, op. cit., emphasis
"The Syrian Kurdish dissident argued that a federal
Syria, separated into four or five regions on an
ethnic basis, would also serve as a natural “buffer”
for Israel against both Sunni and Shi’ite Islamist
Ironically, while Islamist forces are said to
constitute the main threat to the Jewish State, Tel
Aviv is providing covert support to the Islamist
Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Meeting behind Closed Doors
at the US State Department
A top level US State Department meeting was held in
May with members of the Syrian Kurdish opposition.
In attendance were representatives of the Kurdish
National Council (KNC), Robert Stephen Ford, the
outgoing US ambassador to Syria (who has played a
key role in channelling support to the rebels) as
well as Frederic C. Hof,www.ekurd.net
a former business partner of Richard Armitage, who
currently serves as the administration’s "special
coordinator on Syria". (Ibid). The delegation also
met with Assistant Secretary of State for Near
Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman.
Frederic C. Hof, Robert Stephen Ford and Jeffrey
Feltman are the State Department's key Syria
policy-makers, with close links to the Syrian Free
Army (SFA) and the Syrian National Council (SNC).
The public statements of KNA leader Sherkoh Abbas in
the wake of the State Department meeting suggest
that the political fracturing of the Syrian Arab
Republic along ethnic and religious lines as well as
the creation of an "independent Kurdistan" were
discussed. "State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark
Toner described [the meeting's] purpose as part of
'ongoing efforts... to help the Syrian [Kurdish]
opposition build a more cohesive opposition to Assad.'”
The KNA leader called upon Washington to support the
creation of a separate Kurdish State consisting of
"an autonomous region in Syria; joining the
Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq – which
borders the Kurdish region in Syria; or perhaps an
even larger Kurdish state" [Greater Kurdistan].
"The Kurdish people, in all parts of Kurdistan, seek
the right to form an independent Kurdish state. We
can only achieve this cherished goal with the help
of the western democracies, and first and foremost
the U.S.” said Sherkoh Abbas. (Syria: An
Alternative, Choice, Ekurd.net, May 22, 2012)
It is worth noting, in this regard, that the
creation of a "Greater Kurdistan" has been envisaged
for several years by the Pentagon as part of a
broader "Plan for Redrawing the Middle East".(See
map 2 below)
This option, which appears unlikely in the near
future, would go against the interests of Turkey, a
staunch ally of both the US and Israel. Another
scenario, which is contemplated by Ankara would
consist in the annexation to Turkey of parts of
Syrian Kurdistan. (See map above).
"Greater Kurdistan" would include portions of Iran,
Syria, Iraq and Turkey as conveyed in Coronel Ralph
Peters (ret) celebrated map of "The New Middle East"
(see below). (For Further details see Mahdi
Nazemroaya's November 2006 Global Research article).
Colonel Peters taught at the US Military Academy.
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