30.03.2022 Author: Vladimir Odintsov

Having Failed to Divide Syria and Iraq, US Decides to Dismember Ukraine


The well known “divide and conquer” tactic of any invader is being actively used by Washington in its policies.

The idea of the need to partition the Middle East was promoted in the US by the famous American “strategist” Ralph Peters in 2006, who published a map on which the borders of all the Middle Eastern states were redrawn.

For 19 years, since the 2003 invasion of Iraq by an international coalition led by the United States, Washington has been working hard to dismember what once was a highly influential country that disagreed with White House policy. The Kurdish part was supposed to secede with the proclamation of an independent Kurdistan. The Shia in the south and the Persian Gulf were to be separated. And the Sunnis were to be left with Baghdad.

The dismemberment of Syria was first openly discussed by former US Secretary of State John Kerry in February 2016. The US now claims control of large strategic and oil-bearing areas of that country: northern Syria ruled by the politically influenced Kurdish forces, a significant stretch of the Syrian-Jordanian border and the Al-Tanf border crossing with Iraq. The active construction of military bases shows Washington’s plans for a long-term presence in the region, which it still expects to legitimize through support for Kurdish separatism based on the Northern Syria Federation project modelled on neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkey, after completing Operation Euphrates Shield, expects to be allowed by Washington to control a small area in northern Syria separating the Kurdish cantons. However, these plans are not fated to materialize due to the active opposition of the Syrian population, the Syrian army and their support from Russia.

Similarly, Washington intended to dismember all states in the Middle East, so that there would be dozens of small states, all dominated by Israel with a powerful army and “under US supervision”. However, the US has failed to implement these plans not only in Iraq, but also in Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.

Against this backdrop of failures and unfulfilled hopes, Washington has taken on Ukraine. Having bled white this formerly rich and powerful country since 2014 and brought it to its knees, Washington has now set about dividing Ukraine, which it no longer needs, because it has already received its main benefit from it. Today it has turned the country into an anti-Russian fester that will not let either Russia or Europe live peacefully for years to come at the expense of the flow of Ukrainian refugees organized by Washington and the constant demand from the current Ukrainian elite for more and more money, which Kiev, as it is already clear to everyone, will never be able to pay back to its creditors. And it will not be able to, among other reasons, because of the policy of using GMO seeds from the well-known Monsanto company imposed by Washington on Ukraine, which, along with the scorched Ukrainian land today, filled with mines everywhere by the Ukrainian Nazis, will not yield agricultural products, which were the main item of replenishment of the Ukrainian budget for decades. Not to mention the fact that such actions by the United States will aggravate food security not only in Ukraine, but also in Europe and worldwide, as US President Joe Biden has already publicly stated today following the G7 leaders’ meeting.

After the destruction of Ukraine, its infrastructure and logistics and the expulsion of a large part of the working-age population to Europe and Russia orchestrated in this way by the United States, it is hardly advisable to expect Ukrainians to return home in the coming years, or perhaps decades, as the institutions of statehood and life support systems in this “homeland” have almost completely collapsed. As for the Ukrainian emigrants, apart from the rise in prostitution, crime and neo-Nazi formations, there is little else for Europe to look forward to. The US itself does not need such a Ukraine at all either.

So the natural question arises: what should we do with such a “country”?

Clearly, the “Marshall Plan” is completely unacceptable to Ukraine, as Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations in 2017, stated that there is simply no trust in Ukraine and its corrupt officials.

So the “Washington wiser heads” have already decided to switch to “plan B” in Ukraine, i.e. to sell off the country in small pieces to whoever wants it. For this reason, the White House sanctioned a train trip in mid-March with a “familiarization mission” to Kiev by the leaders of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, in the hope that they would identify with Zelenskyy “parts of the Ukrainian pie” for them.

The fact that the US is willing to sacrifice Ukraine’s integrity and divide it into parts in the current circumstances is evidenced by the “updated map of Ukraine” shown by Polish channel TVP1 following the trip. And this opinion was confirmed by former Verkhovna Rada MP Ilya Kiva, who published this map on his Telegram channel. The map shows that only the central and northern regions remain part of Ukraine, while Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn, Rivne and Ternopil regions are already marked as Polish. Transcarpathia became Hungarian. And Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions, as well as the Donbas republics are marked as part of the Russian Federation.

However, Ukrainian Telegram channels also suggest a fragmentation of Ukraine has begun. And the US appears to want to keep control of the western part of the country, the Banderites. Such a change becomes understandable after the complete failure of the “hopes of the West” that the AFU would wear down the Russian Armed Forces, after which a peace treaty would be signed on terms acceptable to the US. At the same time, it was believed that the only thing Kiev could concede was to agree to Ukraine’s neutrality and to the status quo of the LDPR in their borders prior to February 24. But with Special Operation Z at the breaking point and the complete defeat of the Ukrainian army that is now a matter of time, Washington is clearly trying to retain at least something of the “Ukrainian suitcase without a handle.” That is why US President Joe Biden explicitly stated on the eve of the G7 meeting that Ukraine itself should decide whether to make territorial concessions to Russia.

“It has become clear that America is washing its hands of Ukraine and its fate is sealed,” Kiva commented on Washington’s decision in another Telegram post.

Vladimir Odintsov, political observer, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.