Eng. Saleem Al-Batayneh
In 1976, I was by then a second-year student at the Faculty of Engineering (Ain Shams University) in Cairo. I attended a lecture by the late Muhammad Hassanein Heikal at the Socialist Union Building on the occasion of Earth Day.
Attending that seminar were (Kamal al-Din Rifaat, the Arab nationalist thinker Esmat Seif al-Dawla, and Dr. Hamdeen Sabahi). For the first time in my life, I heard about the Henry Campbell-Bannerman document that Heikal spoke about which Britain does not recognize.
What Heikal said is that many politicians, leaders and kings in our Arab world have not heard or read anything about the (Campbell-Bannerman) document where Heikal indicated that there is a group of British documents preserved in the National Archives Public Record Office (PRO) and researchers are not allowed to use them under the pretext of their non-existence.
Back to the lecture papers that were distributed to us at the time, I still keep them in my private archives, and I quoted some of them.
In 1905, the British Conservative Party invited the colonial countries (France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and Italy) to convene a conference through which a policy would be developed for these colonial countries toward the countries of the whole world to find a mechanism that preserves the superiority and gains of the colonial countries in all regions of the world, including the Arab world, for as long as possible, and to form a colonial front to counter German expansion and to achieve some of the expansionist goals in Asia and Africa by obstructing the Arab renaissance and destabilize the region.
The conference was attended by senior scholars of history, sociology, economics, agriculture, geography and natural resources in those countries.
The conferees reviewed the possible dangers of the colonies in India, the Far East, Africa, the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, as they ruled out the existence of any threats coming from these regions for many reasons which entail: these Asian and African countries’ preoccupation with religious, racial and sectarian problems.
The conference focused in the end on the fact that the real danger to the colonial countries lies in the Arab world, especially since those people showed an early political awakening and a significant national awareness as a result of the Jewish immigration to the land of Palestine.
It was one of the longest conferences in the world, and it lasted for two years until 1907, and a secret document emerged from it, one of the most dangerous historical documents! It was named after the then-British Prime Minister (Henry Campbell-Bannerman).
The status of the Arab region is backward, disjointed and fragmented, and that (functional states) are established with a serviceable role to the West and subject to its jurisdiction.
The conclusion reached by the conferees is that the Mediterranean Sea is the vital artery of colonialism because it is the bridge that connects the East with the West, the natural corridor to the continents of Asia and Africa, and the crossroads of the world.
The problem, in their opinion, is that this artery lives on its southern and eastern shores. They are one people with one history, religion, and language.
Among the most prominent recommendations of the two conferences was to divide and classify the countries of the world into three categories:
The first category: Countries of Western Christian civilization (Europe, North America and Australia).
The second category: Countries that do not fall within the Western Christian civilization and do not constitute a threat, such as (South American countries, Japan, Korea, etc.) and must be supported and contained.
The third category: Countries that do not fall within the Western Christian civilization and there is a civilizational collision with it and constitute a threat, which is the Arab Islamic region! The onus is to prevent them from acquiring science and technical knowledge and to fight any trend toward the unity of these countries among themselves.
The world faced undeclared unjust laws after the Campbell-Bannerman document (such as the law of superiority, the law of interest, and the law of control), and Western strategy, in general, was and still is fighting and does not allow the Arabs to rise, unite, or possess power. America, along with the West, considers the Arab world a land on which agreements are made to distribute the spoils in the implementation of the Campbell document, and they do not accept in any way the defeat of the Zionist project.
What we are currently experiencing is certainly the drupes of the Campbell conference and its related document, which is a contract between global Zionism and the West, and the title of this contract is (disrupting the renaissance of the Arab nation and controlling its resources and making it in a state of imbalance).
Where the call for the establishment of a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine was not a fulfillment of a biblical prophecy as the Jews claim, but rather it was being prepared for more than 150 years ago, and in order for us to be aware of what is happening today in our Arab world to reach such a stage, we must know that Britain created with its conference in 1905 a form for the region (a divided and flaccid Arab nation with leaders taking care of the interests of the West and Zionism by manifesting keenness to establish relations with the Zionists, leading to the deal of the century five years ago to complete the establishment of the Great Zionist Project) [that former American president Donald Trump called for].
Finally, Campbell’s document, whose authenticity is not recognized by anyone, joins Napoleon’s promise in 1787, and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which Western and Jewish institutions reject and do not recognize.
Al Batayneh is a former Jordanian Parliament Member and prominent advocate of Arab rights