The Zionist Strategy to Balkanize Iraq
by Christopher Bollyn
October 3, 2005
The arrest of two British agents
disguised as Shiite "terrorists" with a car full of explosives in Basra suggests
that British occupation forces are involved in Iraq's so-called sectarian terror
bombings, which, until now, have been mysterious, unclaimed and unexplained acts
of senseless violence. The on-going wave of "false flag" terror bombings is the
realization of the Zionist strategy and is meant to foment civil strife leading
to the Balkanization of Iraq.
After shooting and killing Iraqi police
and civilians in
The front pages of the leading British
papers on Sept. 20 carried dramatic photos of a burning tank involved in the
first attempt to release the men, but the more significant and largely obscured
story was in the details of the two British terror agents "whose arrest set
Basra ablaze," as the Daily Mail wrote.
The International Herald Tribune,
the American paper published abroad by the New York Times, did not even
mention the important events in
Many of these car bombings are not
carried out by suicide bombers, but are simply parked cars loaded with
explosives, like that driven by the two arrested British "soldiers." These car
bombs are usually left near crowded areas, such as markets, and kill many
innocent civilians. On Sept. 30, for example, a car bomb detonated near a fruit
and vegetable market in the town of
On Sept. 29, three pick-up trucks packed
with explosives detonated in quick succession in Balad, 80 km north of
Likewise, on Sept. 18, a car bomb killed
30 people at the market in Nahrwan, about 45 km from
On Sept. 16, a "suicide" car bomber
struck worshippers leaving a Shiite mosque in Tuz Khormato, 130 km north of
BRITISH BOMBERS EXPOSED
The Washington Post reported that
the two Britons had been accused "of shooting at Iraqi forces or trying to plant
explosives." The governor of
"The men were said to have had guns and
explosives with them," the BBC and British papers reported. Paul Wood of the BBC
said the two British agents were probably on a covert mission to get
intelligence needed to stop further attacks on British troops. "Their weapons,
explosives and communications gear are standard kit for British special forces,"
Wood said. Wood did not mention if the wigs and Arab disguises are also
considered "standard kit" for British special forces.
However, it seems highly unlikely that
the two non-Arab British agents wearing black bushy wigs could have gotten past
the front door in any infiltration attempt. Their disguises would have failed to
fool any Iraqi who got close enough to speak with them.
In a statement, British Brigadier John
Lorimer said that under Iraqi law the "soldiers" should have been handed over to
coalition authorities. When negotiations failed to secure the release of the
British agents, a British armored personnel carrier flattened a wall of the
prison. The attack on the prison involved a dozen military vehicles and
helicopters. The British command was clearly urgently concerned about what the
men might have revealed to Iraqi police under interrogation. Gov. al-Waili
called the operation a "barbaric act of aggression."
While the significance of the British
terrorists in disguise was not discussed in the mainstream media, it was more
fully investigated by Socialist Worker, an on-line news site of the
Socialist Party of Britain. Sheikh Hassan al-Zarqani, a Basra-based
spokesperson for rebel Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, told the Socialist Worker
that the two British agents had been armed with explosives and a remote control
detonator. The two bearded British agents had been wearing black wigs and
disguised as members of Sadr's militia, the Mehdi Army, when they were caught.
This is a commonly employed tactic of "false flag terrorism" often used by the
Israeli secret services in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Arab disguises are meant to provide
eyewitness accounts that whatever terror operation the men were involved in
would be reported as having been carried out by Iraqis.
The incident in
"What our police found in their car was
very disturbing - weapons, explosives and a remote control detonator," he said.
"These are the weapons of terrorists. We believe these soldiers were planning an
attack on a market or other civilian targets, and thanks be to God, they were
stopped and countless lives were saved.
"The two men were taken to the police
station to answer questions about their activities. That afternoon the British
army came in tanks and armored cars demanding the two be released. The police
refused as they were considered to be planning terrorist attacks, and as they
were disguised as members of the Mehdi Army, the police wanted to know who their
"Thousands of people gathered to defend
the police station. British troops opened fire and the crowds responded with
stones and fire bombs. Why were these men dressed as Mehdi Army?" Hassan asked.
"Why were they carrying explosives and where were they planning to detonate
their bomb? Were they planning an outrage so that they could create tensions
with other communities? Were they going to kill innocent people to put the blame
on Al Qaida, who do not have any support in our city?
"The soldiers drove a tank into the
police station and threatened to kill the police officers if they did not hand
over the two terrorists," Hassan said. "It is only then, to save any further
loss of life, that the men were released."
On Sept. 22, Judge Raghib al-Mudhafar,
chief of the
Five days before the arrest of the two
British agents in
Zolqadr said the
The occupation forces, Zolqadr told
senior officials, need these attacks to justify the continuation of their
military presence in
"The Americans blame weak and feeble
The most obvious strategy of the "false
flag" terrorism is to foment civil strife in
The mainstream news reports of the
seemingly senseless terror bombings in Iraq always carry a refrain of
explanation pointing to the long-held Zionist strategy of Balkanization in the
Middle East, such as: "The overwhelming violence in recent days appeared
designed to further split the country along ethnic and religious lines."
The so-called sectarian bombings in
In 1982, Oded Yinon, an Israeli foreign
policy advisor, articulated the Zionist strategy to Balkanize the Middle East by
breaking up the Arab states of
Yinon's article, "A Strategy for
The Yinon essay "represents the accurate
and detailed plan of the present Zionist regime (of Sharon and Eitan) for the
An Israeli official was quoted in the
July 26, 1982, issue of Newsweek: "Ideally, we'd like to see
"The idea that all the Arab states
should be broken down, by
"The strong connection with
Neo-Conservative thought in the