| Zbigniew Brzezinski |
(Politician, Deep politician)
|Born||Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński|
March 28, 1928
|Died||2017-05-26 (Age 89)|
Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||McGill University, Harvard University|
|Parents|| • Tadeusz Brzeziński|
• Leonia Roman Brzezińska
|Children|| • Ian Brzezinski|
• Mark Brzezinski
• Mika Brzezinski
|Spouse||Emilie Benes Brzezinski|
|Founder of||Trilateral Commission, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation|
|Member of||American Committee for Peace in Chechnya/Members, Atlantik-Brücke, Balkan Action Committee, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, Freedom House/Board and Staff, Le Cercle, Trilateral Commission, US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs|
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Polish-born US deep politician, was one of only 41 people known to have attended both the Bilderberg and Le Cercle. In his obituary, the Washington Post termed him a "combative, visionary foreign policy intellectual". On the same occasion, the Progressive Labor Party termed him "a major architect of U.S. imperialism."
|A video by James Corbett|
Zbigniew Brzezinski was born in Poland. The Second World War had a profound effect on Brzezinski, who stated that: "The extraordinary violence that was perpetrated against Poland did affect my perception of the world, and made me much more sensitive to the fact that a great deal of world politics is a fundamental struggle." Brzezinski became a naturalized American citizen in 1958.
Zbigniew Brzezinski was a professor at Columbia University in the late 1960s when, during a Progressive Labor Party-led student strike, he called for the arrest, trial and incarceration of the leadership of 1968 campus strikes — and “[i]f that leadership cannot be liquidated at least it can be expelled from the country.”
Brzezinski served as Bill Clinton's emissary to Azerbaijan in order to promote the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline. Subsequently, he became a member of Honorary Council of Advisors of US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC). Further, he led, together with fellow member of Le Cercle, Lane Kirkland, the effort to increase the endowment for the U.S.-sponsored Polish-American Freedom Foundation from the proposed $112 million to an eventual total of well over $200 million.
As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy (2001–2005) he developed "a plan for Europe" urging the expansion of NATO, making the case for the expansion of NATO to the Baltic states.
Mujaheddin in Afghanistan
In an interview with a French magazine, Brzezinski admitted giving military aid to the Afghan Mujaheddin before the Soviet intervention in December 1979. Brzezinski later tried to deny this admission, but Tom Secker notes that this denial is clearly contradicted by documents from UK and US.
An excerpt from the French interview:
Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs that the American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahiddin in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet intervention. Is this period, you were the national securty advisor to President Carter. You therefore played a key role in this affair. Is this correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahiddin began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the reality, closely 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 [emphasis added throughout].
Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into the war and looked for a way to provoke it?
B: It wasn’t quite like 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 secret US involvement in Afghanistan , nobody believed them . However, there was an element of truth in this. You don’t regret any of this today?
B: 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, essentially: “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 that was unsustainable for the regime , a conflict that bought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Q: And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?
B : What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
Q : “Some agitated Moslems”? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today...
B: Nonsense! It is said that the West has a global policy in regard to Islam. That is stupid: There isn’t a global Islam. Look at Islam in a rational manner, without demagoguery or emotionalism. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is t h ere in com m on among fundamentalist Saudi Arabia, moderate Morocco, militarist Pakistan, pro-Western Egypt, or secularist Central Asia? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries...
|Peter Dale Scott on Zbigniew Brzezinski's boast.|
“Eurasia is home to most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states. All the historical pretenders to global power originated in Eurasia. The world's most populous aspirants to regional hegemony, China and India, are in Eurasia, as are all the potential political or economic challengers to American primacy. After the United States, the next six largest economies and military spenders are there, as are all but one of the world's overt nuclear powers, and all but one of the covert ones. Eurasia accounts for 75 percent of the world's population, 60 percent of its GNP, and 75 percent of its energy resources. Collectively, Eurasia's potential power overshadows even America's.”
Zbigniew Brzezinski 
“Eurasia is the world's axial supercontinent. A power that dominated Eurasia would exercise decisive influence over two of the world's three most economically productive regions, Western Europe and East Asia. A glance at the map also suggests that a country dominant in Eurasia would almost automatically control the Middle East and Africa. With Eurasia now serving as the decisive geopolitical chessboard, it no longer suffices to fashion one policy for Europe and another for Asia. What happens with the distribution of power on the Eurasian landmass will be of decisive importance to America's global primacy[…].”
Zbigniew Brzezinski 
Documents by Zbigniew Brzezinski
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Brzezinski's Black Room Report to president Carter||report||20 November 1979||Zbigniew Brzezinski|
|US National Security Advisor Brzezinski's plans for regime change in Iran, including many methods and covert tactics that are familiar 40 years later.|
|File:Between Two Ages.pdf||book||1970||The Great Game||A 1970 book that had a very clear vision of the Internet along with other technical developments that would today be considered outlandish. Especially weather warfare and society control by electromagnetic means. Some quotes summarized here.|
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1966||25 March 1966||27 March 1966||Germany|
Hotel Nassauer Hof
|Top of the agenda of the 15th Bilderberg was the restructuring of NATO. Since this discussion was held, all permanent holders of the position of NATO Secretary General have attended at least one Bilderberg conference prior to their appointment.|
|Bilderberg/1968||26 April 1968||28 April 1968||Canada|
|The 17th Bilderberg and the 2nd in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1972||21 April 1972||23 April 1972||Belgium|
Hotel La Reserve
|The 21st Bilderberg|
|Bilderberg/1973||11 May 1973||13 May 1973||Sweden|
|The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.|
|Bilderberg/1975||25 April 1975||27 April 1975||Turkey|
Golden Dolphin Hotel
|The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests|
|Bilderberg/1978||21 April 1978||23 April 1978||US|
|The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US|
|Bilderberg/1985||10 May 1985||12 May 1985||New York|
Arrowwood of Westchester
|The 33rd Bilderberg, held in Canada|
|Le Cercle/1977 (Washington)||10 November 1977||13 November 1977||US|
|Document:Brzezinski's Black Room Report to president Carter||report||20 November 1979||Zbigniew Brzezinski||US National Security Advisor Brzezinski's plans for regime change in Iran, including many methods and covert tactics that are familiar 40 years later.|
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