Greater Israel: A dream closer to fulfillment

by Abid Ullah Jan

A terrible, terrible time is ahead. Nevertheless, we are so indulged in our personal affairs and so mesmerized by the "mainstream" media’s onslaught and biased presentation of the international issues that we fail to see beyond what it wants us to see.

We fail to see that the US and Israel are well on their course to materialize the Zionist dream of Greater Israel and fulfill God's promise to Abraham in the Bible: "To your descendants I give this land from the River of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates."

The US and Israel, self-deluded into the most-superior-states syndrome, are set to surpass all previous records of bloodletting in human history. They have set a stage. They have acquired all the required resources. They have turned the UN into more irrelevancy than its predecessor, the League of Nations. And they have made the rest of the world more helpless before their outlaw behavior than it was before Hitler in the late 1930s. Yet the world lives with a hope that things will change for better.

Things are not going to change for better. No one can stop the upcoming bloodshed in the Middle East because no one is ready to act for better. The so-called world leaders know; the UN knows and people all over the world smell the unfolding bloody adventures in the Middle East, but the seeming helplessness on all sides is making the upcoming bloodshed inevitable.

The three well known and basic causes that make the coming holocaust inevitable are:

1. The incompetent United Nations, where the unjust distribution of power in the UNSC and meaninglessness of the General Assembly have crippled this seemingly all powerful organization. The world lived with this injustice since its inception. However, all consequences are coming home to roost at the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the untold-dream of an American Empire. The world kept watching the resultant “shock and awe” when the US went around the UN to invade and occupy Iraq. The whole world would keep helplessly watching as the Israeli terrorist machine churn into top gear. What other limits helpless would have when the UNSC is not even able to condemn Israel for attacking sovereign member state due to the fear of US veto.

Realizing that the UN is not founded on the principles of justice and knowing that it is not in a position to dispense justice, countless suggestions are floating for democratizing the UNSC; for giving veto power to more countries; for abolishing veto altogether; for giving veto power to a representative country of the Muslim world as well, etc. However, no one seems to be in a position to transform the UN into a body that could provide real justice to the suffering humanity anywhere in the world. Getting along the injustice and the inability to bring a meaningful change to the UN system would be one of the primary causes of the coming conflict.

2. Everyone admits that Israel is not supposed to occupy Arab lands and continue to subjugate a people with force indefinitely. Everyone admits that the United States need not sponsor oppression, subjugation and terrorism of the Israeli state. But the world, which was quick enough to end Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, does not have the will or a way to relieve thousands upon thousands of the Palestinians from Israeli oppression. The so-obvious helplessness of the whole world before US-Israeli aggression and continued terrorism is the second direct factor that will hasten the coming bloodshed irrespective of the rest of the world hoping that things will change for better without our taking any meaningful action.

3. Muslims’ inability to change their status from divided sitting ducks to a united bloc for defending their rights, or at least, effectively demand justice for themselves. It is beyond all logic that only they are wrong in Palestine, Chechnya, Kashmir, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Sudan, and keep naming.

Besides the above mentioned major factors, the realities which are the building blocks to this coming Arab holocaust are as follows:

1. The world, including the UN, has left resolving the issue of Israeli occupation only to the aggressor (Israel) and its sponsor (the US), who will never come up with a just solution. Possibilities of conflict-escalation are wide open, whereas there is no solution at all after Israel’s rejection to vacate the occupied Arab lands.[1] Thus, the conflict will definitely escalate to the uncontrollable levels.

2. Three of Netanyahu's advisors – Perle, Feith, and David Wurmser – occupy top spots in the foreign policy councils of the Bush administration, where their fulsome support for the Iraq war helped implement the first part of the plan for Greater Israel.[2] After calling the US numerous times for attacking Syria and Iran, [3] after noticing the Americans deterred from launching future wars due to the unpleasant political and military blowback emanating from that deepening quagmire, changing public opinion for "no wars in '04," and the news of secret peace talks between Washington and Tehran, the Israelis resorted to playing their trump card by attacking Syria. At the same time, Bush told the aggressor that it had the right to defend itself. [4]

3. The world is silent as the US Congress slapped economic sanctions on Syria for “sponsoring terrorists, seeking weapons of mass destruction and occupying Lebanon,” just three days after Israeli attack on Syria, clearly ignoring Israeli WMD, endless occupation and state terrorism. Just two days before Israeli attack on Syria, the Bush administration gave Congress the go-ahead to approve new U.S. penalties against the Damascus regime.[5]

4. Israel’s military launched build-up along its borders with Lebanon and Syria.

5. Iran is not out of sight. Soon after the outbreak of regional violence, Iran will definitely become the target of US Israeli aggression. [6]

6. Despite Israel’s refusal to approve the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, in addition to strong speculations that Israel owns up to 300 nuclear warheads and the Arab League’s most recent assertion to the IAEA that Israel now has the capability of producing a hydrogen bomb, the US does not consider Israel an 'imminent' danger" and the world has no means to address this problem.

7. The US and its president are totally helpless before the Christian extremists, who put Israel’s interest first. Their torch bearers, such as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, believe Israeli hegemony in the Middle East represents the fulfilment of Biblical prophecy about the coming of Jesus. A prophecy, in their view, can be self-fulfilling: it is, however, their Christian duty to expedite it. These themes are the ever-increasing force behind conservative support for Bush’s war policy and the new efforts to spread the conflict to Syria, Iran, and beyond.

Keeping these realities in mind, it is hardly logical to deny — unless these trends and initiatives are effectively reversed — that an escalation of conflict and unprecedented bloodshed is imminent, and realization of the dream of Greater Israel is now a matter of years, not decades. Even if it moves beyond a decade for some unpredictable reasons, Greater Israel is an inevitable fate the world has to face due to its inability to cope with the aforementioned three root causes.

October 10, 2003


[1] Since the first US war on Iraq, the peace process over the last 12 years has been nothing but a process to fool the world. When Bush Senior could draw a line in the sand for Iraq to end Kuwait's occupation, why can’t anyone draw a similar line for Israel. Instead, Bush tells us that Israel has the right to "defend" itself – even if it means conquering and occupying all of Palestine and driving the original inhabitants into Jordan. As "A Clean Break" projected the plan:

"Since Iraq's future could affect the strategic balance in the Middle East profoundly, it would be understandable that Israel has an interest in supporting the Hashemites in their efforts to redefine Iraq."

Let's hand our Palestinian problem over to the Hashemites, say radical Likud hard-liners and their American supporters. There is no such people as the Palestinians, anyway, as Joan Peters and Alan Dershowitz aver: they are really just Jordanians. A Hashemite restoration in Iraq would pave the way for the creation of a Greater Israel.

[2] The first part, the occupation of Iraq, is part of the final strategy for total Israeli occupation of the Middle East. This plan was chalked out in a 1996 paper prepared for then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by a working group consisting of several individuals who are now in top spots in the Bush administration. "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" (, co-authored by Richard Perle, James Colbert, Charles Fairbanks, Jr., Douglas Feith, Robert Loewenberg, David Wurmser, and Meyrav Wurmser, portrayed Syria as the main enemy of Israel, but maintained the road to Damascus had to first pass through Baghdad:

"Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq – an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right – as a means of foiling Syria's regional ambitions. Jordan has challenged Syria's regional ambitions recently by suggesting the restoration of the Hashemites in Iraq."

For more details, see William A. Cook, “Sharon Recruits US Mercenaries Against Syria: Of Pariahs and Pre-emptive Strikes,” Counter Punch, April 26, 2003

[3] Aluf Benn, “Israel to U.S.: Now deal with Syria and Iran,” Ha’aretz, October 7, 2003. See also “Israel Wants U.S. To Attack Syria,” Pravda April 17, 2003. “US Assures Israel That Syria And Iran Are Next,” News Report, Baluchistan Post, David Wurmser is chief aide to Undersecretary of Defense John Bolton, who, before a single shot was fired against Iraq, was already promising Sharon that Syria would be next. As Ha'aretz reported at the time (scroll down):

"U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton said in meetings with Israeli officials on Monday that he has no doubt America will attack Iraq, and that it will be necessary to deal with threats from Syria, Iran and North Korea afterwards."

In February, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was already demanding action against Syria. At a meeting with a delegation of U.S. congressmen, Sharon handed the Americans their marching orders:

"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said yesterday that Iran, Libya and Syria should be stripped of weapons of mass destruction after Iraq. 'These are irresponsible states, which must be disarmed of weapons mass destruction, and a successful American move in Iraq as a model will make that easier to achieve,' Sharon said to a visiting delegation of American congressmen. Sharon told the congressmen that Israel was not involved in the war with Iraq 'but the American action is of vital importance.'"

[4] Richard W. Stevenson and Carl Hulse, “Bush Tells Israel It Has the Right to Defend Itself,” the New York Times, October 7, 2003.

[5] Barbara Slavin, “White House stops blocking Syria bill,” USA Today, October 7, 2003.

[6] “Israel And US Prepare To Attack Iran” … ”Goal is forcing capitulation or risking regional war…’There could be very, very serious ramifications in the wake of what's happened with this air strike by the Israelis in Syrian territory.’ Brent Sadler, CNN. ‘It could be a race who presses the button first (to strike Iran) – us or the Americans’. Israeli Mossad Official” MID-EAST REALITIES - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 6 October 2003. “Israel Weighs Strike To Stop Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program,” World Tribune, September 25, 2003.

Note: Also see: Arab Holocaust in the Making, where an attack on Iraq was predicted in November 2002 and the self-appointed Muslim spokespersons of the White House challenged the idea, saying, “What if Bush does not attack Iraq.” Now he has, the time is not far away for further escalation of the conflict.