Sectarian Warfare and America’s New Colonialism

The strategy is to divide and turn societies against themselves using sectarianism, tribalism, religion, by any and every means to prevent the emergence of steadfast and organized political alternatives

The displacement of millions in Syria , victims of the sectarian warfare of salafists and mercenaries directly supported by the USA, UK, France and  most NATO powers assisted on the ground actively by  the governments of Saudi Arabia , Turkey , Jordan among others in the region has resulted in once again a serioius humanitarian crisis including for the Palestinian people in refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon ,  who are the oldest refugees in the Arab world , traumatized for more than half a century whose living conditions were already abysmal . Today they face destitution , hunger and starvation  along with others similarly displaced .

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While the sectarian war rages in Syria and has spread to Lebanon , the Egyptian military government along with Israel has laid siege to Gaza , demolishing tunnels which were essential supply routes to the Palestinian people in Gaza,  already facing a serious humanitarian crisis as evidenced by the report submitted by the UN  Human Rights Commission Special rapporteur.

There is no justification for the  crack down now announced by the Egyptian government with a turn out of only  28 % of the Egyptian electorate  in the referendum on the Constitution drawn up by the military , n on Hamas one of the Palestinian liberation organizations , which has been elected in Gaza , recalling similar anti-Palestinian strategies of the earlier dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak which also had the support of the military . It is time that the  Arab street  understands  that some governments in the region are in fact collaborating with Israel against their own people, the Palestinian people and their national liberation struggle .

Sectarian warfare is a strategy for destroying the Arab and their homelands, by those who seek to pillage the resources of the Arab peoples using as surrogates and agents  some governments of  the region , who are old and new collaborators of  NATO , which is a military pact with openly announced colonial objectives for control of resource rich strategic regions of the world . This is colonial policy for restructuring and re-division of several regions of Asia , Africa and Latin America with  governments having over powering ambitions to impose regional hegemony adjuncts to NATO policy in these regions .

The ideological justification for the ” New Colonialism ” commenced with the Project for the New American Century and  the justification for revival of  the new  “Anglosphere ” Empire furnished by ideologues of the New Labour Party  headed by Tony Blair,  and by  the French elite among others in Europe , faced with one of the most serious financial collapses in world history.

This Imperial alliance has manipulated  International politics for more than four hundred years .” Its companies , empires , states and nations colonized and industrialized large swathes of the planet and moved millions of inhabitants often by force . They also acted as the market and lender of last resort , the guardian of the reserve currency and the bulkwark against various revisionists and revolutions .”(  Srdjan Vucet –The Anglosphere: A Geneology of a Racial Identity in International Relations)

The strategy is to divide and turn societies against themselves using sectarianism, tribalism, religion, by  any and every means to prevent the emergence of steadfast and organized  political alternatives,   with the capacity to  retain the surpluses of their own societies for the development of their wokring people  and for their society as a whole . The strategy is   to enable powers external to the region to mop and seize  the  resources surpluses and markets ,  which is what we are witnessing in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, in Egypt, in  Palestine, in Africa among other regions, which is the ” New Colonization ” .

In the context of the aforesaid  Geneva Conference II , does not seek to address the real issue , or the issue of the starvation and destitution of millions of Syrians and Palestinians , even as the United Nations is guilty of using the organization as a cover for what is naked aggression by some NATO powers  in Africa, Asia and Latin America, individually or in partnerships , with secret pacts for resource seizure , even as these continents are targeted for occupation , aggression and destruction of its nation states and societies for the  new colonial partitioning and restructuring by NATO and the G 7 ,  of which the erstwhile  Partition of India was an example , and  a manipulated  religious divide was fostered by the very colonial power who benefited from the division of the Indian subcontinent in Imperial interests .

Without  a serious political dialogue in the Arab world among other regions targeted for colonial seizure , to isolate all political elements allied with Imperial interests and their adjuncts in the region , the lives of millions are at stake. Organizations floated by Western funding and foundations are no substitute for political organizations of the working people of regions targeted for colonization . In the meanwhile  Citizens of NATO governments and the G 7 powers   face loss  their livelihoods and of every social security,  even as they are indifferent to these projects for colonization , as NATO garrisons and the G 7  will need their national finances and budgets for these continous wars , including for the control and  laundering of the drug trade into collapsing  North American and European banks and financial institutions .

Every country in Asia , Latin America and Africa  and in former East Europe  will be targeted it its own turn , and this includes the emerging powers and members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The International political, economic and social order has collapsed,  and a new one is not in sight .

Niloufer Bhagwat, is Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at University of Mumbai. Vice President of the Indian Lawyers Association — Mumbai. She served as a Judge with the Tokyo International Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan. Niloufer Bhagwat is member of the Patrons Committee of the Iraq-Commission.


Articles by: Niloufur Bhagwat

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