Existing as it does on a great deal of what is truly stolen land, Turkey richly deserves to be divided, and the descendants of expelled Armenians and Greeks invited to return to their ancestral homeland. But I’m not at all sure that Ralph Peters, who seems to have only the dimmest awareness of the realities of Islamic teaching, knows what he is asking for when he calls for an “Islamic super-Vatican.” Such an institition would inevitably take on a political character, and endeavor to advance the dreams of the caliphate that are so cherished by jihadists today — and that would only mean further trouble for non-Muslims.
From zaman.com (thanks to Sr. Soph), where there is a small but somewhat readable map:
An article in the Armed Forces Journal, published in the United States, has suggested the Middle East map should be redrawn “according to the situation of the ethnic minorities.”
In an article written by retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, it was claimed that the redrawing of the borders drawn by Westerners would correct the “injustice” in the region.
Suggesting a free Kurdistan to be established on the Turkish, Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian territory in this frame, Peters suggested such a state “stretching from Diyarbakir through Tabriz would be the most pro-Western state between Bulgaria and Japan.”
Peters also suggested a sort of Muslim super-Vatican to be established in Mecca and Medina.