The “Middle East” term, which depicts the central lands of the World of Islam, is the product of the “Balkanization” project of the imperialist powers. This depravity project means that the Muslim communities will be kept in a structure that had been disintegrated ethnically and politically and as a sect. “Baas” regimes, which lean on Arabic nationalism, couldn’t establish integrative structures against “Balkanization”. On the contrary, the Baas regimes in Iraq and Syria had become the tyrant guardians of the Balkanization project. As for the regimes at the far north and far south that lean on sectarian fanaticism, they had also become the willing/unwilling actors of the same project. However, the regulations established in the central lands of the Islam world by the “Great Seljukian” and “Ottomans” had managed to keep Muslim communities together for centuries. After the order, which had been described by the Ottomans as the “Order of the Universe”, had collapsed, the “tranquility and salvation” had become a dream in these lands.
By means of “Balkanization”, collaboration and coalition in the same lands had become more difficult for Shias, Sunnis, Arabs, Persians and Kurds. Every sect, every single ethnic piece is trying to oppress others, forcefully make others look like themselves and annihilate others. The “Balkanization”, which had been actualized in the central lands of the Islam civilization, had become disjunctive. The crushing after the World War I wasn’t sufficient; even within those tiny crushed pieces, new fragmentations are actualized now. Then, whose book does this fragmentation, disunion and discursion suit? Who is benefitting from rebellious kids of the Muslim communities, who are living in the central lands of the Islam world, killing one another? Even though these wars seems to be benefitting one of the sides in short-term, we are encountering a satanic plan, in which everyone will lose in the long-term. For now, the USA and Western media can continue to fictionalize a “saga” in Kobani. Though, what about afterwards? The afterwards is darkness, the afterwards is a barrel with needles for everyone in this geographical region.
In Efraim Halevy’s, who is one of the ex-Chairmen of the Israeli Secret Service “MOSSAD”, book named “Man in the Shadows”, by basing upon the Iran-Iraq War example, the beneficiaries of the Balkanization policy is being explained. Halevy states that in this war, where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are losing their lives, the Arab regimes are giving financial support to Baghdad, while giving an intelligence support to the USA. He also says, “Saddam had come out of this war as a complete hero, and acted as the bulwark that successfully protected, not just the Arabic states, but also the Western world from the threat of the spreading Iranian revolution, by opposing the radical Tehran Shia administration.” The same USA had later on cornered the same Saddam and weakened him in 1991, by declaring him as a bloody dictator and in 2003 had landed the final blow with a second military intervention and had overthrown him. Mostly, Israel had benefitted from the Iran – Iraq war. Look at what Halevy, the ex-chairman of MOSSAD, says:
“While watching the Sunni-Shia conflict with great pleasure, Israel had been neutral throughout eight years. The weakening of Iraq and Iran, who are both sworn enemies of Israel, had served Israel’s strategic benefit for a long time and contributed in the weakening of the Eastern front, which had been at a critical point in Israel’s strategic planning for decades.
Now, the happenings in Iraq and Syria are not so different from the point of Israel. If the fragmentation of the central lands of the Islam world and those lands being turned into enemies of one another, doesn’t alert people, then everyone should wait for their turn. That turn will surely come.