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Wednesday, July 26, 2006
New Map For the Middle-East ?
New Map For the Middle-East ?

An article in the Armed Forces Journal, published in the United States, has suggested the Middle East map should be redrawn “according to the situation of the ethnic minorities.” In an article written by retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, it was claimed that the redrawing of the borders drawn by Westerners would correct the “injustice” in the region. Suggesting a free Kurdistan to be established on the Turkish, Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian territory in this frame, Peters suggested such a state “stretching from Diyarbakir through Tabriz would be the most pro-Western state between Bulgaria and Japan.” Peters also suggested a sort of Muslim super-Vatican to be established in Mecca and Medina. In his article, Peters stated no adjustment of borders, however draconian, could make every minority in the Middle East happy. The retired US lieutenant colonel maintained that the most glaring injustice was the absence of an independent Kurdish state and claimed “the eastern fifth of Turkey should be viewed as occupied territory.” The Kurds of Syria and Iran as well as Turkey “would rush to join an independent Kurdistan if they could” and the refusal by the world's legitimate democracies to champion Kurdish independence was a human-rights sin, Peters claimed. The US and its coalition partners “missed a glorious chance” to begin correcting this “injustice” after Baghdad's fall, he said. Some of the border adjustments Peters predicted to take place in the Middle East were as follows: Iraq would be divided into three smaller states as Sunni Iraq, an Arab-Shia State and Kurdistan. Jordan would retain its current territory, with some southward expansion at Saudi Arabia’s expense. Saudi Arabia's coastal oil fields would be given to the Shia state to be established with the dissolution of Iraq and the southeastern quadrant would go to Yemen. Iran would lose a great deal of territory to Unified Azerbaijan, Free Kurdistan, the Arab Shia State and Free Baluchistan, but would gain the provinces around Herat in today's Afghanistan. Following these changes, Iran would become an ethnic Persian state again. Kuwait would remain within its current borders, as would Oman. In the article, it is also stated Mecca and Medina could be ruled by a sort of Muslim super-Vatican administration.

مقال نشر في مجلة القوات المسلحة الامريكية يقترح اعادة رسم خريطة الشرق الاوسط وفقا لاوضاع الاقليات في تلك الدول. يشير المقال الى أن اعادة ترسيم الحدود التي رسخها الغرب سوف تزيل الظلم والاضطهاد في الشرق الاوسط. يقترح اقامة كردستان مستقلة على الحدود التركية-الايرانية-العراقية مما سيولد دولة حليفة للغرب. كاتب المقال أيضا اقترح اقامة دولة دينية ما بين مكة والمدينة على نمط الفاتيكان تكون مرجعية دينية للمسلمين أجمع. أيضا توقع كاتب المقال تقسيم العراق الى دويلات ثلاث سنية وشيعية وكردية. توسعة الحدود الاردنية على حساب الحدود السعودية والكثير من التغييرات في الحدود لصالح الاقليات واقامة كردستان وبلوشستان مما سيجعل ايران دولة فارسية خالية من الاقليات.
posted by Fuzzy at 12:18 PM | Permalink |


  • At July 26, 2006 1:17 PM, Anonymous IQBAL

    Thank you for this, Fuzzy. Really educational. My only comment would be: 'Farreq, tasod!!'. Apparently, the current war in the Middle East is not enough for the Lt Col. He is calling for more and more WARS. Although I do agree that Kurds should have their own country, such re-maping would create a true War-of-the-Worlds situation. Had the 'honorable' Lt. Col. used his valuable time and brain cells, he employed in such 'rearrangement' of the Middle East, directed it towards the Lebanese-Israeli war instead and came up with a brilliant solution, I would have been really impressed. Then again, I'm nothing but a humble 'Middle-Easterner'.

    I would highly suggest that the Americans and British mind their own business. But that's just my wisheful thinking *sigh*. Arabs are just too messy and self-centered to think outside their 5-meter radius surrounding!

    hehe ok.. am cynical today, aren't I?

  • At July 26, 2006 1:41 PM, Blogger Fuzzy

    yeah i Agree, such a minority need a permenent solution, but let it be a Middle-Eastern solution.

    but shlon they mind their Business ? we are their Business " hint : OIIIIIL " hehe

    and you think you're being Cynical Today !? how about 24/7 :P heh

    Thanks for the Comment, The Blog mo bs nawwar ella shab 7areeja

  • At July 26, 2006 4:59 PM, Anonymous IQBAL

    /me etyeeb may o e6affee el 7areeja :P

    *e7em* OK, OK. You've got me. 'Cynical' is one of my middle names *hehe* but what did I particularly do on the 24th?

    And you're right, we/oil ARE/IS their business. It's a messed up situation with or without them anyways. But I would prefer our mess, so we can say "it's our own stupidity that bit us in the collective posterior".

    Keep up the good work, Fuzzy 'wuzzy' hehe

  • At July 27, 2006 1:16 AM, Blogger tweety

    يصير أعلق على تحت الدريشة تبصبصين ؟
    نبي بوستات أكثر حق عبدالرفيع لو سمحت
    مثل هذي اللي يقول فيها مارجريت اختج يا مريم :p

  • At July 27, 2006 2:34 AM, Blogger Arfana

    this is my first visit to your post! I never knew we had so much in common!!!!! I also posted "el beta3" lol

    Here's a link I got from dhameer el watan:


    الكتاب: أسرار السياسة العربية - عبدالهادي البكار

    I've also had a post on that about a month back...

    scary ha?

    Lovely template btw :-)

  • At July 27, 2006 9:30 AM, Blogger العين الساهرة

    Finally some one spoke it out loud. Its a pitty how the west is spoiling our countries and we cheer out loud there name with gratitude.

  • At July 27, 2006 2:46 PM, Blogger Chai-7aleeb

    و شراح يصير بالكويت؟

    راح تظل الدوائر الخمسه ولا لأ ؟

  • At July 27, 2006 10:18 PM, Blogger Fuzzy


    Fuzzy Wuzzy wuz a Bear :P


    ان شاء الله نكثر من عبدالرحمن رفيع وشيكسبير بعد جان تبين


    thanks for the Links. very nice article. dated 2005.
    yeah its weird how we thought of the same matters but i guess ill have to check ur blog first before i post any new post hehehe.
    please visit again

    Al3in Alsahera

    yeah its a pitty, but after all, They Created the Map of the Middle-East 80 years ago, and they still feel responsible about it ! malna fakkah mn Uncle Sam :)

    Chai - 7aleeb

    لا بنصير الولاية 52 ونصوت مع ربعنا الامريكان هونييييك :)


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