The old US dream of (further) partitioning the M.E. is revived in light of a forced US exit from Iraq; old plans for a "Sunni Iraqi state" are now recycled with the aim of creating a safe-zone for US troops.
And yet they are losing the wars to make this possible.
What separates Syria and Iraq? Do the people of the Badiyah change across the partition line? How do the people of Qa'im differ to those of Bukamal? What, but simulated identity, makes Lebanon different to Syria? *What* makes Jordan?
Not only should we resist new divisions, but so too should we resist the older ones too.
And soon, we may have the opportunity to do so - insha'Allah.