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Aram: Vision and Strategy

Posted on August 2, 2011

 by Daniel Bart

Considering that the West Bank of Jordan is rather likely to be conclusively partitioned in September, the Arameans and other Crypto-Jewish ethnicities of Grand Liban should look at parallel political opportunities so as similarly and simultaneously with a conclusive Israeli partition of the West Bank of Jordan also divide Grand Liban between Jordan and a free Aram. Alawi communities, including nominally Sunni, yet still Crypto-Alawi communities in the north of Grand Liban should instead become annexed to a free, new Alawi state to the north. Even if the September brouhaha is ultimately cancelled by Ramallah, this is still a suitable time for conclusive and peaceful partition of that misguided French colonial construction originally known as Grand Liban.

The ancient-modern Aramaic idiom is one that brings together contemporary Crypto-Jewish Arameans with Talmudic Jews, considering that the Talmud is largely written in Aramaic. The Aramaic Kaddish prayer is in its various versions the by far the most commonly recited prayer in rabbinical liturgy. Modern Aramaic is still spoken among the Talmudic Jewish communities of Kurdistan and Iranian Azerbaijan whose members now mostly live in Israel. Indeed, Aramaic used to be natively spoken among many more West Asian Talmudic Jewish communities and the Judean idiom (a very distinct Semitic idiom usually known under the historical misnomer of “Judeo-Arabic”) is very strongly influenced by both Aramaic and Hebrew in a great many aspects.

Aramaic Christians, Mandeans and some Muslims have retained the Aramaic idiom to various degrees, yet both Aramaic Christians and Greek rite communities in the region do belong to Crypto-Jewish ethnicities and even those communities that traditionally use Greek rather than Aramaic in their liturgy were indeed Aramean-speakers before being Amianized under Muslim rule. The Crypto-Jewish Druze community similarly also spoke Aramaic before becoming idiomatically Amianized. The respective Druze and Greek rite communities of Lebanon & Anti-Lebanon, would therefore as neighboring Crypto-Jewish communities, be fully welcome to join a free Aram, their respective historical/political dissimulation and grandstanding notwithstanding. Members of Greek-rite ethnic units of the region should thus have the same immigration rights to Aram as should indeed the Aramaic Christians and the Aramaic Mandeans. In addition, there is also some neighboring, nominally Muslim, Crypto-Jewish communities in the area that should indeed also be quite welcome to join Aram. It needs repeating that a free Aram and other federal subjects of a new federal Israel would for as long as the citizens of a state so prefer or deem necessary, each retain their own distinct state citizenship and control over their own state borders, including full control over international immigration and intra-federal migration while focusing on economic, military and intellectual integration within and among the constituent states of an emerging, new, free, federal Israel with Jerusalem as its federal capital.

Syria’s main Crypto-Jewish regions of Alawis, Druze, Ismailis and Kurds, together with some Aramean and Greek rite areas are to be expected to take the political opportunity to secede following the end of the present Syrian form of government. Indeed, the Druze people should have their own titular immigration rights to a reestablished free Druze state in the Druze Mountain region in present southern Syria as should the Alawis, Syrian Ismailis and Kurds to their respective Israeli states. Yet, the Druze of the Chouf & Anti-Lebanon regions should be made to feel no less welcome in a free Aram than do the Israeli Druze in sovereign Israel. All young citizens of a free Aram should indeed be educated through the ancient-modern Aramaic idiom which means that many Greek-rite areas and Druze areas of Lebanon & Anti-Lebanon would become an intrinsic part of the Aramean people by means of both Aramean citizenship and Aramaic state-financed general education pertaining to a rich cultural, idiomatic and historical heritage which is indeed theirs as well.

An Ismaili state in the Syrian Salamiyah region and a Druze state in the Syrian south should each be territorially contiguous with Aram through territorial intersections through the desert as completely voluntary member states of a new federal Israel and the Aramean part of the Syrian Desert will indeed be badly needed territory for millions of Aramean (including many Near Eastern Greek rite) immigrants to Aram. September presents indeed an opportune time for conclusive partition between Israel and Jordan with regard to the Palestinian dispute, yet also so with respect to national partition simultaneously in neighboring Grand Liban as well as increasingly likely so in Syria too. The parliamentary representatives of the Crypto-Jewish ethnicities of Grand Liban should therefore take this strategic opportunity for peaceful partition which this September and their own parliamentary majority status present. Amians of Grand Liban (and indeed of Syria) are invited to join a new Jordanian-led Amian federation with their own self-governing federal subjects, just as predominantly Crypto-Jewish territories are invited to join sovereign Israel as part of a new Israeli federation.

However, if the Iranian polity and its military proxies in the region were indeed to be instructed by Teheran to engage in military aggression and even attempted genocide so as to prevent mutually peaceful partition between Amians and Jews/Crypto-Jews, both here and there, similar to what was indeed attempted against the Jews of Israel in 1948, then that would indeed be quite regrettable. The Amian Shia community of Grand Liban would be rather well-advised to view this as a beneficial, political opportunity to achieve national unification and official regional self-government for ethnically Shia Amians as part of a unified federal Amistan under royal Jordanian leadership on the path to political freedom and representative government. As native speakers of the great Amian idiom, the Shia community of Grand Liban speaks natively neither Persian, nor the long-since dead Arabic. Breaking free from Iran’s colonialism and imperialism is surely not easy, yet this is the only reasonable option for the Shia community of Grand Liban, although mere reason in and of itself is certainly not a guarantee of peace and peaceful partition.

The Iranian polity’s tyrannical, yet highly secretive, clerical deep state would therefore be extremely well advised to carefully make sure not to select the path of imperialist aggression against the broader Jewish nation, whether against Israel, against Kurdistan, within Grand Liban or indeed elsewhere such as against the US Jewish community.


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