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Commenting on TRNN Brzezinski Interview

Hegemony is as old as mankind: Response to The Real News Interview of
Zbginew Brzezinski on the Grand Chessboard
by Zahir Ebrahim
This documentary is bogus and constructed on half-truths and imperial axioms - but the fresh interview with Brzezinski is interesting. It is like asking Hitler while he is still inebriated with the hubris of world-government, what's the truth of the matter regarding Operation Canned Goods, for as Hitler had candidly observed to his Generals in Bavaria:

"[I will] give a propagandist reason for starting the war [and don't] mind whether it was plausible or not. The victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not. In starting and waging a war it is not the right that matters, but victory."

And Brzezinski of course is unfamiliar with this imperial wisdom of unbridled hubris when he can write a book of hubris such as the "Grand Chessboard"! Apparently, so is the documentary interviewer - who is so blithely un-prepared that he didn't even bother to have the exact quote of Brzezinski with him during the interview!
 
The documentary presumes that 'war on terror' is real, that Taliban, Al-Qaeeda are real, that 911 was done by those 'Ali Baba' coterie coordinated by a monk from the Hindu Kush, and this is all either an ill-thought out policy, a blow-back, poor-intelligence and thus incompetence, etc., all possibilities except the only real one - the war on terror is fabricated to provide the pretext for "imperial mobilization". The quoted phrase is Brzezinski's own choicest diction!
 
 
[For complete article reference links, please see source here.]

Check out Ali Baba's ubiquitous and almost omnipotent powers here:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/12/ali-baba-in-mumbai-eid2008-reflections.html

This interviewer reminds me of this insightful statement from Noam Chomsky on hectoring power while still echoing its core message:

'Democratic societies use a different method: they don't articulate the party line. That's a mistake. What they do is presuppose it, then encourage vigorous debate within the framework of the party line. This serves two purposes. For one thing it gives the impression of a free and open society because, after all, we have lively debate. It also instills a propaganda line that becomes something you presuppose, like the air you breathe.'
 
"Hegemony is as old as mankind" - and that empire is not the American Empire as Brzezinski wrote in his "Hegelian Mind Fck" special "The Grand Chessboard" but this one which none dare call a conspiracy for world government, by riding on the back of the super-hegemon du jour, making it bankrupt, and creating world government:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/04/some-dare-call-it-conspiracy-garyallen.html

And until this interview asks that question and tells his audience the response from Zbigniew Brzezinski to his role with the international banksters and in the organizations and structures created to "end run around national sovereignty eroding it piece by piece" in the words of CFR author, we know, in Chomsky's vernacular characterizing omissions of Bernard Lewis, that both are just "vulgar propagandists".

The telling of un-truths by omissions - which some call half-truths, which, one truth-teller quoting a Jewish proverb recently stated to the New York Legislature while testifying on the Swine Flu vaccination: "A half-truth is a full lie" - is based on the political science insight profoundly verbalized by Aldous Huxley in this way:

"Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations."

So while Muslims, me, and my kin, are made to bear the burden of the luxury of embedded to WWF-style journalism in support of "imperial mobilization", I have to remain content with penning commonsense in the hope that "can't fool all of the people all of the time" because the target includes all the 'untermenschen' with Muslims being only the first installment:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/01/note-to-myself-jan2010-zahirebrahim.html

Thank you.

Zahir Ebrahim
 
 
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Selling the Carter Doctrine:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,921819,00.html

God is on your side:

http://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/god_is_on_your_side.wmv?attredirects=0

Transcription:

News voice over 1980: “US National Security Advisor Brzezinski flew to Pakistan to set about rallying resistance. He wanted to arm the Mujahideen without revealing America's role. On the Afghan border near the Khayber Pass, he urged the Soldiers of God to redouble their efforts”

Brzezinski 1980: “We know of their deep belief in God, and we are confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over there, is yours, you'll go back to it one day, because your fight will prevail, and you'll have your homes and your mosques back again; because your cause is right; God is on your side.” [enthusiastic clapping by the Mujahideens]

Brzezinski 1990s in the studio speaking to the PBS interviewer: “... [garbled] coordinated with the Pakistanis will be to make the Soviets bleed, for as much, as long, as possible.”

End Transcription

Interview to Le Nouvel Observateur (French) - translated by William Blum

http://www.counterpunch.org/brzezinski.html

Excerpt:

Interview of Zbigniew Brzezinski Le Nouvel Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998, p. 76*

Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs ["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?

Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.

Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into war and looked to provoke it?

Brzezinski: It isn't quite that. We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.

Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn't believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don't regret anything today?

Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic [], having given arms and advice to future terrorists?

Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?

Q: Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today.

Brzezinski: Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is there in common among Saudi Arabian fundamentalism, moderate Morocco, Pakistan militarism, Egyptian pro-Western or Central Asian secularism? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries.

End Excerpt


Full Analysis: http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/04/between-imperialism-islamofascism.html


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Revised Comment for: http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/5402-grand-chessboard-pt2.html

January 15, 2010 2:40 PM
 

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