Today marks the 56th anniversary of the setback of June 5, 1967, when Israel launched a war against three countries (Syria, Egypt and Jordan), which lasted for 6 days and defeated the three parties, resulting in great human and material losses, that is why large parts of the lands of these countries were occupied.
Most notably that the main reasons for the defeat is Arab dispersion, division and the lack of a comprehensive Arab project that protects the Arab countries, which is still continuing until now, this historically made the Arab region the focus of attention of the occupied countries, including the Turkish occupation countries, which are still continuing to occupy Iskenderun, parts of Syria, Iraq, and Kurdistan, and established military bases in Libya, in addition to spreading division and supporting extremist parties at the expense of the safety and security of the Libyan people.Moreover, it supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia, Egypt,Yemen Sudan and Lebanon.
Muslim Brotherhood is hostile to Arabs
Libyan writer and academic Jibril al-Obeidi believes that: "The current Arab situation is slightly different. He sees the Arab setback in 1967 was only a military defeat, but unfortunately what is happening now is a defeat for the Arab values union." explaining that what is happening now is the presence of a current hostile to Arab nationalism, whether it is the internal current represented and entrenched behind political Islam groups of various names, starting from the Muslim Brotherhood to Al Qaeda and ISIS, who struck the union of Arab values, as well as the existence of an external conspiracy.
Al-Obeidi notes that in order to analyze the current crisis: "It is necessary to read the entirety of the difficulties that the Arab crisis went through until we reached the stage of the second Ottoman-Turkish occupation"; He said: "In the past, Turkey was able, in the name of the caliphate and religion to establish a caliphate under an Islamic name, but it was an Ottoman empire, and the evidence is that all the governors were Turks and Turanians.
Turkey hate the Arabs
Al-Obeidi confirms, "Now Libya and Syria are occupied by Turkish forces, in Syria the Turkey's occupation of northern Syria by deducting a border strip thirty kilometers deep from Syrian territory." under the pretext of Turkish national security"; Pointing out that: "This would not have happened except through its agents, not to mention the Turkish hatred against the Arab nation."
Al-Obeidi believes that we must read the reason for the internal humiliation or weakness that struck the union of Arab values until it became disavowal of Arab nationalism as if it was the problem.
In fact, according to the Libyan writer, the Arab dispute that took place in the past, and which was with Gamal Abdel Nasser, was not a dispute over nationalism and the union of Arab values, but rather on the form, performance, and method of governance and administration, as well as with Gaddafi, Ali Abdullah Saleh and Hafez al-Assad , regardless of the dictatorship and democracy.
Erdogan, the Brotherhood seek to strike union of values
Al-Obeidi considers that: “The Arabs were subjected to a blow to the union of values and were subjected to Ottoman occupation repeatedly and in various forms. The Islamic trend was used in the past through the caliphate, and this was used in our present time when the Muslim Brotherhood took refuge in Turkey and Erdogan. Therefore, we, the Arab nation, were subjected to occupation twice through The Trojan horse, representing Muslim Brotherhood.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt have role in reunion
Al-Obeidi believes that what: "makes us more reassured that there is an Arab national awakening emerging now, and what we see of movement without any courtesy led by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Egypt in terms of the return of Arab reunification, especially the return of Syria to the Arab League, was a bold step in the face of American rejection and the colonial movement, because the return of Syria is a very important step for bringing together this divided unit.
The Libyan researcher believes that what we are seeing today of Ottoman occupation and control with an American green light (Turkey being a member of NATO) of Libya and Syria is still "burdened by the Turkish intervention, Turkey annexes strip in NE Syria, so if this continues, it will one day become part of Turkey.
Professor of Contemporary History at Ain Shams University and lecturer at Nasser Higher Military Academy, Jamal Shakra, believes that: "The Arabs' decline and defeat date back to after their victory in the Crusades, after the ijtihad stopped, political conflicts began, and the Ottoman Empire's occupation of the Arab world increased their backwardness, which prevent them from the communicating that took place in Europe during the Renaissance, then the colonial phase, the First World War, Sykes-Picot, and the Nakba of Palestine 1948.
Shakra believes that the June setback is: "a continuation of the failure of the Arabs to face the challenges that were imposed on them during the Cold War and until now, and failed to achieve Arab unity."
Arabs lack a conscious collective political will
He also adds that: "The reasons for failure are many, the most important of which is the discrepancy between Arab regimes, between tribal, monarchical, and republican systems, and systems controlled by military militias, and among these factors, the dominance of the concept of leadership, the inflated ego of rulers, and the marginalization of the role of political and social institutions, in addition to Personal conflicts and disagreements between Arab princes, kings, and presidents, and the Arabs' lack of a conscious collective political will that is aware of the dangers and challenges of the future.
Shakra pointed out that, "the division of Arab countries between rich and poor countries has exacerbated the division, especially since Western propaganda has deluded oil countries that poor countries are greedy for their wealth."
Awareness of flaws and mistakes is a guarantee of salvation
Jamal Shakra made the point clear the confident Arab national elite must play its role and work to develop historical and political awareness, “The beginning is the achievement of cultural unity and Arab economic integration, ignoring the political borders created by colonialism and the accurate vision of the future after the birth of the new world order, and not judging the fundamental issues of the Arabs from emotional grounds. Rather, this must be done by relying on systematic and applied science.