Israel, Hillary Clinton and the Syrian Holocaust
SYRIA IN CONTEXT, 21 Mar 2016
19 Mar 2016 – Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has published Hillary Clinton’s email archive, we now have a clear indication of the prime suspects behind the holocaust in Syria.
On 23 July 2012, just over a year after the start of the mayhem in Syria, Sydney Blumenthal, long-time confidant to Hillary Clinton and former aide to President Bill Clinton, quoted an Israeli security source who highlighted the benefits to Israel of the destruction of Syria and the outbreak of perpetual sectarian war between Shi’is and Sunnis in the Middle East.
From: Sidney Blumenthal
To: Hillary Clinton
[I]f the Assad regime topples, Iran would lose its only ally in the Middle East and would be isolated. At the same time, the fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies.
Now, wind back to 1982. That’s when Oded Yinon, an Israeli journalist formerly attached to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, published a document titled “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties”.
The strategic plan, later named “The Yinon Plan”, suggested that for Israel to maintain its regional superiority, it must break its neighbouring Arab states into smaller sectarian units engaged in endless tribal wars.
The Yinon Plan implied that Arabs and Muslims killing each other was an insurance policy for Israel.
Most commentators on the Middle East and American foreign policy now realise that the chaos in the Middle East has a lot to do with Israel and its supportive Jewish lobbies around the world.
However, thanks to the newly leaked Clinton email archive, we now have a document confirming that the Yinon Plan was in fact an Israeli strategy to create sectarian chaos in the Middle East.
According to the WikiLeaks archive of Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state and current Democratic Party presidential hopeful, it appears that in 2012 the Israeli intelligence service considered a potential Sunni-Shi’i war in Syria a favourable development for the Jewish state and the West.
It is crucial to point out that in his email to Clinton, Blumenthal also quotes an alternative view that is more reasonable and is far less enthusiastic about the escalation in Syria.
Israeli security officials believe that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced that these developments [expanding Arab civil war] will leave them [Israelis] vulnerable, with only enemies on their borders.
Blumenthal’s email allows us to look at a vivid Israeli political debate that occurred back in 2012.
The Jewish state had to decide whether to destroy the Syrian people just to weaken Iran or, alternatively, to destroy Iran for the sake of destroying Iran.
History suggests that a decision was taken to destroy the Syrians first.
But the outcome must be disappointing for Israel: Iran is now stronger than ever.
Shockingly, in late 2015, after three years of disastrous Syrian civil war with hundreds of thousands of fatalities and millions of displaced people, Hillary Clinton, it seems, still clings to the formula that Israel’s concerns with Iran should be fought at the expense of the Syrian people.
In an email she sent to an unknown account on 30 November 2015, Mrs Clinton wrote:
The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.
Israel is not the only one to blame for the Syrian holocaust. Hilary Clinton must share some of the responsibility.
I suggest that Mrs Clinton consider inviting at least a few Syrian refugees to settle in the Clintons’ suburban home.
Such a move would prove that she can be empathic, merciful and hopefully regretful.
Gilad Atzmon is a public opponent of Israel. Born into a pro-Zionist family and serving in the first Lebanon War, he had a dramatic turnaround. He quit the army, picked up his sax and exiled himself to London. Atzmon writes on political matters, social issues, Jewish identity and culture. His papers are published around the world: TRANSCEND Media Service, World News, The Guardian, Rebelion, The Daily Telegraph, Uprooted Palestinians, Veterans Today, Palestine Telegraph, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Aljazeera Magazine, Information Clearing House, Middle-East-Online, Palestine Chronicle, The People Voice, Redress, Shoa (The Palestinian Holocaust) and many more.
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