Behind the scenes of


The plan for the Iraq war, which has erupted in the face of opposition from the entire world, was drawn up at least decades ago, by Israeli strategists. In its attempt to realize its strategy of destablizing or dividing the Middle Eastern Arab states, Israel has Egypt, Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia on its list of subsequent targets.

As these lines are being written, the United States of America has begun striking at Iraq. Despite the fact that most countries of the world, and even the majority of the USA’s allies, opposed it, the US administration was determined for the strike to go ahead. When we look behind the scenes of this insistence, it is Israel, solely responsible for the bloodshed and suffering in the Middle East since the beginning of the twentieth century, which emerges. The state of Israel’s policy aimed at the fragmentation of Iraq has lengthy historical rootsé

Israel’s Plans to Divide Iraq

The report titled “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties,” by the Department of Information’s Hebrew-language magazine Kivunim (Directions), aimed at making the whole of the Middle East a living space for Israel. The report, drawn up by Oded Yinon [1]

We believe there is little need to recall how this scenario was partially implemented after the 1991 Gulf War, with Iraq being effectively, if not officially, divided into three parts. The fact that the US plan for the occupation of Iraq, which is on the agenda at the time of writing, could again spark off such a division, is a concrete threat.

Israel’s Role in the Gulf War

The implementation of the Israeli strategy goes back to 1990. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in a sudden attack on August 1, 1990, giving rise to an international crisis. Israel headed the list of those forces which encouraged that crisis. Israel was the fiercest supporter of the attitude adopted by the United States in the wake of the invasion of Kuwait. The Israelis even regarded the United States as moderate, and wanted a harsher policy. To such an extent in fact that the President of Israel Chaim Herzog recommended that the American use nuclear weapons. On the other hand, the Israeli lobby in the United States was working to bring about a wide-ranging attack on Iraq.

This whole situation encouraged the idea in the United States that the attack against Iraq under consideration was actually planned in Israel’s interests. The well-known commentator Pat Buchanan summarised this idea in the words “There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East é the Israeli Defense Ministry and its amen corner in the United State.”[3]

The Israelis were so determined on this matter, and with regard to the United States, that on August 4, 1990, Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy issued a diplomatically worded threat to William Brown, the American ambassador to Israel, stating that Israel “expects the U.S. will fulfill all of the goals it set for itself at the beginning of the gulf crisis,” in other words that it attack Iraq. According to Levy, if the United States failed to do so, Israel would act unilaterally. [5] written by William Brunch and published in the Philadelphia Daily News, sets out the following facts:

But in reality, Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, and a small band of conservative ideologues had begun making the case for an American invasion of Iraq as early as 1997 é nearly four years before the Sept. 11 attacks and three years before President Bush took office.

An obscure, ominous-sounding right-wing policy group called Project for the New American Century, or PNAC é affiliated with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld’s top deputy Paul Wolfowitz and Bush’s brother Jeb é even urged then-President Clinton to invade Iraq back in January 1998. (William Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News, Jan. 27, 2003) “Invading Iraq not a new idea for Bush clique” Philadelphia Daily News, Jan. 27, 2003) [6]

All that has happened in the years which have followed is that Israel has made its intentions even clearer. The political climate in the wake of September 11 prepared the ground for this intention to be made a reality. The world is now witnessing the step by step implementation of Israel’s policy of the fragmentation of Iraq, planned decades ago.

The Only Way to World Peace: An Islamic Union

The situation may be summarised as follows: Israel’s aim is to restructure the Middle East in line with its own strategic interests. In order to do this, in order to rule the Middle East, one of the most sensitive regions in the world, it needs a “world power.” That power is the United States; and Israel, thanks to its influence there, is trying to place a mortgage on that country’s Middle East policy. Although Israel is a small state with a population of only 4.5 million, the plans drawn up by Israel and its backers in the West are directing the whole world.

What needs to be done in the face of this?

“Counter lobby activities” need to be adopted in the face of the Israeli lobby’s influence in the United States in order to develop dialogue between the United States and the Islamic world and to invite it to seek peaceful solutions to Iraq and similar problems. A wide section of the United States wish to see their country adopt a fairer Middle East policy. Many statesmen, strategists, journalists and intellectuals have expressed this, and a “peace between civilisations” movement must be carried forward in cooperation with them.

The approach inviting the US administration to peaceful solutions must be carried forward at governmental and civil society organisation level.

Alongside all this, a deeper rooted solution lies in a project which can resolve all the problems between the Islamic world and the West and deal with the fragmentation, suffering and poverty in the Islamic world and totally alter it: An Islamic Union. [7]

Recent developments have shown that the whole world, not just Islamic regions, stands in need of an “Islamic Union.” This Union should heal the radical elements in the Islamic World, and establish good relations between Muslim countries and the West, especially the United States. It should also help to find a solution to the mother of all problems: The Arab-Israeli conflict. With Israel retreating to its pre-67 borders and Arabs recognizing its right to exist, there can be real peace in the Middle East. And Jews and Muslims – both Children of Abraham and believers in one true God – may peacefully co-exist in the Holy Land, as they have done during the past centuries. Then, Israel would need no strategy to destabilize or divide the Arab States. And it will not have to face the results of occupation in forms of terrorism and constant fear of annihilation. Then, both the Israeli and Iraqi (and Palestinian) children may grow up in peace and security. That is a Middle East that any sane person should work to see.


Harun Yahya is a prominent Turkish intellectual.

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