The National Interest’s editor, Jacob Heilbrunn, Interview with Henry Kissinger in early July in New York. Henry Kissinger’s interview shows that even at 92 he is as sharp as ever, and still carries some influence.
However, Kissinger is not as great as he thinks he is. Though some of his thoughts are correct and would give US foreign policy a better direction, it is also true that in essence he subscribed to the same hegemony policy as what Obama does now.
Whilst arguable he provides advice to Obama, the main influence to the US President is a man called Zbigniew Brzezinski whom many have called Obama’s puppet master.
Zbigniew, a low-level Polish aristocrat whose life has been devoted to hatred for Russia, lauded Obama for his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq war, saying that he himself was the source of Obama’s arguments back then – thus confirming Obama’s long-term status as his puppet, which probably began in 1981-1983, when Obama was a student at Columbia University, and Brzezinski was directing the anti-Russian institute.
Here Brzezinski openly brags about how he persuaded the then US President, Jimmy Carter, into funding Soviet opponents, largely the Mujaheddin, in Afghanistan.
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 Mujaheddin 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”.
The decade long Soviet war with Afghanistan endorsed by Brzezinski resulted in the deaths of 1 million Afghans.
Radicalization of Afghans, endorsed by Brzezinski, fell under the direction of accused 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden.
Brzezinski also endorsed covert Chinese aid to Cambodia’s Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge regime that was responsible for the deaths of up to 2 million in Cambodia through execution, starvation and forced labor. Obama has threatened to expand the U.S. lead ‘war on terror’, into Pakistan: Pakistan is located in central Asia, a region of great interest to Zbigniew Brzezinski for decades.
Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski published a book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, in which he portrays the Eurasian landmass as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. He states that for the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any possible adversary from controlling that region.
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