Monday, September 10, 2018

Greater Kurdistan: A Work in Progress Brought to You by NATO, President Peace Prize and… Israel

by Scott Creighton (archived from Sept 25 2015)

A new map of the Middle East is being drawn right before our eyes and almost no-one in the alternative “truth” community is talking about it.

The goal is to create a new nation out of pieces of 4 existing sovereign states: Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. This is what I call Greater Kurdistan and it will be the new Saudi Arabia complete with a corrupt and brutal ruling royal family ( Barzani), an open door policy for Western neoliberal ideology (which Iraqi Kurdistan already employs) and an already well established deeply linked partnership with Zionist Likudnik Israel (again, just like Saudi Arabia)

My map, seen above, is a variation of one posted in late 2014 by a proponent of of the US and Israel helping to create a Greater Kurdistan in order to fight ‘ISIS’ and bring calm to all those turbulent countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. All I did to change his proposed New Middle East map was extend the reach of the nation builders to the Black Sea which they certainly would do in order to provide better access to oil tankers.


Just like Saudi Arabia, Greater Kurdistan is being crafted by Western business interests hell bent on controlling the natural resources of the Middle East. Take a quick peek at these maps showing oil and natural gas fields in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

As you will notice, Greater Kurdistan would not only connect the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea via one complicit client-state making control of the shipping and transport of resources easier and cheaper for our “national interests”, but it would also absorb the majority of natural resources of Iraq, Syria and Turkey. All of that and it will be ruled by a brutal dictatorship providing the all important “stability” our “national interests” demand.

The desire to remake the Middle East into a place more profit-friendly is not a new idea. Back in the day when the fake left was actually opposed to things like nation building, Condi Rice got a lot of heat for letting her plans for a “new Middle East” slip in public.

Oh, back in those days, you should have heard the breathless screeching from the “progressives” about her grand scale nation building agenda.

Today you only hear crickets from those same “leftist” groups because the new architect of the New Middle East just happens to be their hero, Barack Obama.

It’s important to remember, he’s not crafting something new, just continuing along with the same agenda Bush was way back when.

Here’s a map detailing Condi Rice’s “new Middle East”. Please notice “Free Kurdistan”.

Do you think this map is the construct of some “conspiracy theorist” with a tin-foil hat living in his mother’s basement? Well, guess again.

The following map was prepared by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters. It was published in the Armed Forces Journal in June 2006, Peters is a retired colonel of the U.S. National War Academy. (Map Copyright Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters 2006)….

The map of the “New Middle East” was a key element in the retired Lieutenant-Colonel’s book, Never Quit the Fight, which was released to the public on July 10, 2006. This map of a redrawn Middle East was also published, under the title of Blood Borders: How a better Middle East would look, in the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal with commentary from Ralph Peters.5  Global Research

The plan for Greater Kurdistan has been in the works for a very long time and thought the outline of the nation-state we are currently building may have changed a bit, the reason they are doing it remains the same: create a new Saudi Arabia type state dead center in the Middle East and control all the resources of that important geopolitical region from the center.

Some might say this is old news and it has nothing to do with the current state of affairs. To that I offer current publications calling for the creation of this new pro-neoliberal, pro-Western entity. Though these are certainly not MSM outlets, they do represent some of the most influential policy making publications in the country.
For the birth of an independent Kurdistan, the omens have never been so propitious. “We have waited long enough,” says Sirwan Barzani, a grandson of Mustafa Barzani (1903-79), the Kurds’ legendary leader whose descendants are in the vanguard of today’s fledgling state. “It has been a hundred years since we were divided between the four devils,” he says, referring to the regional carve-up of Kurdish lands after the first world war between the rump of Ottoman Turkey, Iran, Syria (then run by France) and Mesopotamia (run by Britain, and soon to become Iraq). “We will be independent within two years.” The Economist Feb. 2015

Erdogan (Turkey) Faces Upheaval—Here’s What He Should do About It (Kurds Go Their Own Way) Foreign Affairs Sept. 2015
The Kurdish Spring, A New Map of the Middle EastDavid Phillips, Feb. 2015
Rudaw:  In the American media, you are one of the experts who writes about Kurds. In almost every speech or article you are calling on the Obama Administration to work with the Kurds for a better Middle East. Also, this week you published an article on CNBC criticizing Washington. What kind of policy should the Obama Administration follow with the Kurds?
David Phillips: Let me say this first: air strikes launched by the US saved Erbil from being overrun. They prevented the further humanitarian catastrophe in Sinjar (Shingal), they allowed Peshmerga to regain the Mosul dam and they supported PKK and PYD to support Kobane. If the US is serious in defeating the Islamic State it needs to support fighters on the ground. Kurds have shown in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan that they have the capability to take down and defeat the ISIS fighters. The US should provide weapons directly to the KRG, and those weapons should be heavy weapons and capable to really making an impact on the armor that ISIS acquired.
The US should establish closer security and commercial cooperation with the Kurds. The international coalition cannot defeat Daesh unless Kurdish fighters are involved. For this, the Kurds would deserve and rightly expect for the United States to support their national aspirations. Interview with David Phillips in Aug of 2015
Back in February of this year, David Petraeus and Dov Zakheim attended something call the Sulaimani Forum. This was the focus of the discussions and lectures:
This unique conference will convene prominent experts, academics and policymakers from around the world, and foster diverse and rigorous dialogue on the unprecedented challenges currently facing the Middle East. The focus areas of the Forum include geopolitical dynamics in Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey, in addition to security, the humanitarian crisis, Kurdish affairs, energy and economic developments in the region.  For more information on the Sulaimani Forum or the Institute of Regional and International studies, please contact Sulaimani Forum website
Also in attendance were:
  • Yousif Muhammed Sadiq, Speaker of Parliament of the Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Rebaz Muhammed Hamlan, Minister of Finance, Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Ashti Hawrami, Minister of Natural Resources Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff to the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Angus McKee, Consul General of the United Kingdom to the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq
Back in 2014, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani spoke at the Sulaimani Forum and suggested he needed help busting off a chunk of Iraq for stability’s sake and suggested a little bit of Syria wouldn’t hurt either. He ended his speech suggesting Turkey and Iran are also playing a destabilizing role in the region. Hmmm…

So you have the likes of David Petraeus and Dov Zakheim calling for nation building for the Barzani family of Greater Kurdistan. It that pretty much it?
I would draw new lines for Kurdistan and I would promise them a country,” Rand Paul
Yep, this agenda is so big, even the pretend “non-interventionist” Rand Paul had to come out in favor of nation building.

The creation of Greater Kurdistan is the biggest agenda on the neo-liberal globalist’s plate right now and very few ‘alternative’ truth sites or “progressive” activists want to mention it at all. Why do you think that is?
Here’s a clue:
Israel is dependent on the Kurds, or more specifically, keeping the corrupt Barzani family in power. That’s why they have been secretly training and equipping their terrorist control mechanism.
Tacit security and economic ties were also reinforced and apparently included training of Kurds by Israelis. According to some non-Israeli sources, Israeli activities in the KRG were widespread. For example, American journalist Seymour Hersh claimed that Israeli intelligence and military operatives were quietly at work in Kurdistan, providing training for Kurdish commando units and running covert operations inside Kurdish areas of Iran and Syria.[40] According to Hersh, at the end of 2003, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made a strategic decision to expand relations with the KRG against the background of the deteriorating situation in Iraq and growing Iranian penetration.[41] These claims remain unproven.
Mainstream Israeli sources have reported on some of these matters. The Yedi’ot Aharonot newspaper published an exclusive regarding Israel’s training of peshmergas, the Kurdish paramilitary force.[42] Another Israeli source mentioned the activities of an Israeli company in the construction of an international airport in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. The same source revealed that a company owned by former Mossad chief Danny Yatom and entrepreneur Shlomi Michaels conducted business with the Kurdish government, providing strategic consultation on economic and security issues. In addition, it was reported that “tons of equipment, including motorcycles, tractors, sniffer dogs, systems to upgrade Kalashnikov rifles, bulletproof vests, and first-aid items have been shipped to Iraq’s northern region,” with most products stamped “Made in Israel.”[43] For their part, Iraqi sources, especially Shiite ones, have published lists of scores of Israeli companies and enterprises active in Iraq through third parties.[44]  Middle East Forum, 2014
The Israeli Likudniks have every reason to back the Wahhabist terrorists from Saudi Arabia destabilizing Syria on behalf of the US and they also have every reason to support the peshmerga terrorists from Barzani Kudistan as they struggle to destabilize Syria, Turkey and Iran all at the same time.

Not only are their connections to Kurdistan those of financial and geopolitical importance, but they may also be of ideological connections as well. You see, there was once a Kurdish Barzani from Northern Iraq who just happened to also be a terrorist Jew who went to Israel and became a member of the Stern Gang.
Moshe Barazani, also Barzani (Hebrew: משה ברזני) (June 14, 1926 – April 21, 1947),[1] was an Iraqi-born Kurdish Jew and a member of Lehi (“Freedom Fighters of Israel,” aka the “Stern Gang”) underground movement in pre-state Mandate Palestine during the Jewish insurgency in Palestine. He is most notable for having committed suicide with a hand grenade together with Meir Feinstein, another Jewish underground fighter under sentence of death, shortly before their scheduled executions, and is memorialized in Israel today as one of the Olei Hagardom.
Turns out Moshe Barzani is considered an Irgun “hero”

There was also speculation years ago in a Jewish online periodical that suggested the Barzoni family had Jewish background. I’m not sure how much of that is merely spin to get the Israeli people behind PKK terrorists that typically hate Jewish folks, but there it is.

Whatever you want to say about Israel’s support for Barzoni and the Greater Kurdistan agenda, the reality is, it’s taking shape, Israel is certainly on-board  and it’s not going to be a beacon of democracy in the Middle East. Not even close.

I wrote an article a while ago about this ongoing process in which I included a rather telling quote from Middle East Forum about living under the Barzani dictatorship in Iraqi Kurdistan. It’s rather enlightening:
Because Iraqi Kurdistan lacks a constitution, Barzani and other senior political leaders can exercise unchecked, arbitrary power. The absence of accountability and a free press has enabled corruption, abuse, and mismanagement to increase.
Nepotism is widespread. Not only is the prime minister the nephew of the president, but the president’s son, Masrour Barzani, a scarcely-qualified 34-year-old, heads the local intelligence service. Another Barzani son is the commander of the Special Forces. And Masoud Barzani installed his uncle, Hoshyar Zebari, as Iraq’s foreign minister when the political party heads were distributing patronage. Other relatives hold key positions in ministries or executive offices. PUK leader Jalal Talabani has only one wife and two children and so has less patronage to distribute. Still, one son oversees PUK security and the other is the Kurdistan Regional Government’s representative to the United States. When the major Iraqi political parties divided up the ministry portfolios in Baghdad, Talabani awarded the PUK’s slot to his brother-in-law. Another brother-in-law is the Iraqi ambassador in Beijing.
Other Barzani and Talabani relatives have monopolized telecommunications, construction, and trade. Those who have no relatives in power sit at the bottom of every hierarchy. Merit is seldom a factor in promotion. While it is possible for non-family members to become ministers, they must have a long record of submission to the Barzani or Talabani families. Many Iraqi Kurds welcomed Iraq’s liberation, calculating that the presence of U.S. forces would also help solidify democracy in the Kurdistan region. They now question whether more than 3,000 U.S. troops sacrificed their lives to enable oligarchy. ME Forum
This is the same system we always like to set up in client-states across the world. We find one family and allow them to become fabulously rich by abusing the general population and crushing dissent. From the Shah of Iran to Saleh in Yemen and Mubarak in Egypt and all points in between, this is our standard operating procedure. The Barzani family in Iraqi Kurdistan is no different.
Most of the common observations at present, as the KDP and Barzani family violently approach their nemesis, imply that Kurdistan has descended into chaos. A factor to take into account when trying to understand the current convulsions is that violence is a fact of life for these leaders and in fact is the essence of Massoud Barzani and the KDP’s corrupt and brutal regime
Over the last 12 months opposition parties, including the Gorran party, have asked for transparency in all oil contracts with foreign companies but this family are not prepared to share it. Sources close to the family have confirmed to me that the oil contracts ensure that they are well positioned to extract bribes from foreign companies; this has allowed the Barzani family to accumulate vast fortunes, and hide them in foreign accounts. Kurdish Aspect, 2011

Yet not all is well in Kurdistan, due in part to the dominant presence of one ruling family. Descended from a political dynasty that has built a power base over centuries of fighting, regional president Massoud Barzani has blossomed into an authoritarian ruler not unlike many whose regimes are now crumbling from the internal pressures of the Arab Spring. Foreign Policy in Focus, 2013
In terms of comparison, Greater Kurdistan will dwarf other newly minted neo-liberal states previous presidents have carved out as part of their respective legacies (Kosovo and South Sudan to name a few) in terms of size and geopolitical impact.

You have to go back to the formation of Saudi Arabia to find a nation building project that comes close to the scale of this project.

That’s why you have so many outlets either completely ignoring this ongoing process (which is so obvious, it takes a dedicated “truth teller” to miss it) or, tacitly aiding it by either praising the Kurds or declaring places like Syria and Turkey as “lawless states” with “illegitimate” leadership.
But I wont do that. I don’t get paid by either the State Department or the Mossad.
If I am the only investigative journalist out here working to expose the plans to make a new Barzani Kurdistan, then I will continue to do so to the best of my ability. The illegal invasion of Iraq pales in comparison to this ongoing war of aggression.

Perhaps this is what Putin wishes to speak to President Obama about this coming Monday in the meeting he asked for. Perhaps he’s going to cut him a deal for half of Syria. Perhaps he’s going to tell him to back off.

Whatever that case may be, this is the biggest and least covered globalist agenda on the planet right now. And that has too change.

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