Written by Ahmed Rajeev exclusively for SouthFront. He is an executive editor of bangla.hunternews.ru.
Unity is a social strength of human civilization. A civilization has its organic way of expressing its identity. A civilization also has a history of collective struggle against oddity. A civilization spreads and it shrinks like heart beat with the passages of time. At one stage, civilization appears to feed on another Civilization. We are carrying such bitter but truthful history of cannibalism with us for millennia’s. We must accept this truth. If you are an outsider civilization who wants to eat or rule a particular civilization, you must break the unity of the people of that civilization with every possible ways. You must divide them by imposing new or old identities to foster clashes between the social groups.
If we look at the Arab world, the West is tactfully destroying the social fabric of Arabian society. The destroyed social fabrics of the Middle East, helped the West to enter physically deep into the civilization to generate more chaos so that the traditional or ‘conservative attitude’ of the Arabs can disappear. The Western power knew that their propaganda of ‘Democracy’ which was intent to install a favored govt, was the only direct way to replace conservative philosophy with the liberal philosophies to contain the world’s most efficient energy source Middle East. They tried but failed to do that in Middle East because of their numerous past engagements in Middle East war and unconditional supports for the Israel. So, they come up with an alternative idea to contain Middle East through chaos and divisions. Since the economic structural crisis of the world that appeared in 2008-2009, the West began to pave its ways of retreat from the center stage with an intention to control the whole world stage from a position behind the curtain. The West introduced their so called Arab Spring. The Arab spring was engineered and executed to form long lasting political divisions between various ideological groups in the Middle East. Those groups were armed and trained by the West and its Middle East allies to manufacture and export chaos throughout the Middle East and beyond. ISIL is one of them.
Divide and Rule is a historically efficient policy for a retreating empire. We saw it in Africa during its colonial and post-colonial period. We saw how Mongols retreated with that policy by installing Central Asian Muslims into China and brought Chinese into central Asia. Roman Empire in Europe divided Macedonia into four republics that were heavily restricted from relations with one another and other Hellenic states. British-French-Russia dealt The Sykes-Picot Agreement for the divisions of Middle East. We saw, British and French backed various Indian states in conflicts between each other, both as a means of undermining each other’s influence and consolidating their authority. Later the retreating British Empire divided the Indian peninsula into India and Pakistan based on religion and turned them into regional enemy.
The retreating West in the Middle East has updated the Divide and Rule doctrine into a policy of Chaos and Rule which is being executed from a position behind the curtain. Since the world is more connected physically and through technological advancements, a power full economic system like the West can control and use regional and International clashes and disputes in favor of their interests. If West can create disruption, chaos and divisions into far away civilization, the West will be the most beneficiary from every aspect for its long practice of imperialism. More divisions into a society will bring more chaos into the region. More regional chaos will lead the regional leaders towards the dependency on the West. More dependency on the West means more opportunity to exploit Middle East from a position of behind the curtain. And very safely, an indirect but full control over Middle East will not bring domestic rebellion into the Western world. Since the head of state will not be bothered to show accountability to its citizens for it’s behind the curtain actions, it will claim to its citizen that the West will be remained the master of the puppets, and all Western citizens must feel proud of that safest Chaos Theory.