7 dec. 2008

Barack Obama and Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski

Wow, an alarming message! Someone wrote:
Obama has been groomed by Zbigniew Brzezinksi.
Zbig is a major player in the CFR.*
Obama is, in other words, not what he pretends to be. He talks about change, but he is doing the same thing as several of his predecessors has done, with the exception of his foreign policies: They are even more aggressive than the ones of Bush43.

* He means the Council of Foreign Relations, established in New York on July 29, 1921. Nothing strange or wrong with that. A remarkable quote from the Wikipedia article:
On 24 November 1953, a study group heard a report from political scientist William Henderson regarding the ongoing conflict between France and Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh forces, a struggle that would later become known as the First Indochina War. Henderson argued that Ho's cause was primarily nationalist in nature and that Marxism had "little to do with the current revolution." Further, the report said, the United States could work with Ho to guide his movement away from Communism. State Department officials, however, expressed skepticism about direct American intervention in Vietnam and the idea was tabled. Over the next twenty years, the United States would find itself allied with anti-Communist South Vietnam and against Ho and his supporters in Vietnam War.
By now we call that the “Vietnamese Liberation War”.


But the initial message, ai, that’s not good? What to say?

First we will see what Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski means in real life.

He had mixed relations with the Reagan administration. On the one hand, he supported it as seemingly the only alternative to the Democrats' pacifism, but he also criticized it as seeing foreign policy in overly black-and-white terms.
He remained involved in Polish affairs, critical of the imposition of Martial Law in Poland in 1981, and more so of Western European acquiescence to the imposition in the name of stability. Brzezinski briefed Vice President George Bush before his 1987 trip to Poland that aided in the revival of the Solidarity movement.
In 1985, under the Reagan administration, Brzezinski served as a member of the President's Chemical Warfare Commission. From 1987 to 1988, he worked on the NSC-Defense Department Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy. From 1987 to 1989 he also served on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
In 1988, Brzezinski was co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force and endorsed Bush for president, breaking with the Democratic party (coincidentally hurting the career of his former student Madeleine Albright, who was Dukakis's foreign policy advisor). Brzezinski published The Grand Failure the same year, predicting the failure of Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the Soviet Union in a few more decades. He said there were five possibilities for the Soviet Union: successful pluralization, protracted crisis, renewed stagnation, coup (KGB, Military), or the explicit collapse of the Communist regime. He called collapse "at this stage a much more remote possibility" than protracted crisis. He also predicted that the chance of some form of communism existing in the Soviet Union in 2017 was a little more than 50% and that when the end did come it would be "most likely turbulent". In the event, the Soviet system collapsed totally in 1991 following Moscow's crackdown on Lithuania's attempt to declare independence, the Nagorno-Karabakh War of the late 1980s, and scattered bloodshed in other republics. This was a less violent outcome than Brzezinski and other observers anticipated.
In 1989 the Communists failed to mobilize support in Poland, and Solidarity swept the general elections. Later the same year, Brzezinski toured Russia and visited a memorial to the Katyn Massacre. This served as an opportunity for him to ask the Soviet government to acknowledge the truth about the event, for which he received a standing ovation in the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Ten days later, the Berlin Wall fell, and Soviet-supported governments in Eastern Europe began to totter.
Strobe Talbott, one of Brzezinski's long-time critics, conducted an interview with him for TIME magazine entitled "Vindication of a Hardliner."
In 1990 Brzezinski warned against post–Cold War euphoria. He publicly opposed the Gulf War, arguing that the U.S. would squander the international goodwill it had accumulated by defeating the Soviet Union and that it could trigger wide resentment throughout the Arab world. He expanded upon these views in his 1992 work Out of Control.
However, in 1993 Brzezinski was prominently critical of the Clinton administration's hesitation to intervene against Serbia in the Yugoslavian civil war. He also began to speak out against Russia's First Chechen War, forming the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya. Wary of a move toward the reinvigoration of Russian power, Brzezinski negatively viewed the succession of former KGB agent Vladimir Putin to Boris Yeltsin. In this vein, he became one of the foremost advocates of NATO expansion.

Post 9/11
After 9/11 Brzezinski was criticized for his role in the formation of the Afghan mujaheddin network, some of which would later form the Taliban and would shelter Al Qaeda camps. He asserted that blame rightfully ought to be laid at the feet of the Soviet Union's invasion which radicalized the relatively stable Muslim society. However, Brzezinski is also accused of having "knowingly increased the probability that they (the Russians) would invade" by supporting Afghan rebels before the invasion and drawing the Russians into an "Afghan trap".
Brzezinski also became a leading critic of the Bush administration's "war on terror." Some painted him as a neoconservative because of his links to Paul Wolfowitz and his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard. Brzezinski wrote The Choice in 2004 which expanded upon The Grand Chessboard but criticized the Bush administration's foreign policy. He has defended the paper The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. He has been outspoken in his criticism of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the subsequent conduct of the war.
Brzezinski currently lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is married to the sculptor Emilie Anna Benes, a grandniece of Czechoslovakia's former president Edvard BeneŇ°, and has three children. Ian served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO and is now a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton. Mark is a partner in McGuire Woods LLP, Washington, D.C. His daughter Mika is a reporter who is currently the co-host and news reader on Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Support for U.S Presidential candidate Barack Obama
In September 2007, Brzezinski endorsed Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, saying, "What makes Obama attractive to me is that he understands that we live in a very different world where we have to relate to a variety of cultures and peoples."


The relation with Paul Wolfowitz isn’t something what makes me happy about Brzezinski but we can’t call him a neocon because Wolfowitz belongs to the bloodthirsty neocon cohort. And also we can’t call Barack Obama a neocon because Brzezinski who supported him is related to the neocon Wolfowitz. We can be sure that Wolfowitz does not support Obama and stronger: Brzezinski did not support Wolfowitz either, nor the politics of Bush43.

If a wise President has doubts about certain people with power he keeps them under control by his own dominant influence in his own surrounding. Keep them busy by standing supreme and make them compliant by friendly decisive corrections to conclude discussions about the policies. The Brzezinski-figure in March 2009 81 years old, is almost dead and not as important and connected as the Clintons. Ideas about a total helpless, trainee President Obama, without any shadow of a personal vision or influence, who takes immediately the matching colour of his changing backgrounds over, even from opponents and is therefore already preparing to destroy Europe by a full-scale nuclear war, or any other idiocy, because some ugly one in his rear-sight thinks that this is a good idea… no, that idea about Obama is not very believable.
I know intensely proved high talented people and how consistent they can be to reach their goals in life, with patience and some slight dirty tricks or forcing tactics reaching what is planned. That’s life. You have to compete to be the best with the highest ambitions and there is nothing wrong with that.
That’s how a President has to behave.
I have to remind the message writer the factual circumstances that the President elect is not the current President, but he is elected to become President on the 20th of January and he has not done anything. So, you are addicted to accuse the POTUS of all evil, a nice habit so far concerning the war-criminal Bush43, but it has to stop now. You have to kick that habit with Barack Obama, even if he has not had any chance to do something evil as effective POTUS.
We may expect that he will change something, but of course he will be inaugurated like any president before him. That’s exactly the same procedure. He will live with his family in the White House too, just like former presidents. Yes, that's all the same.
It happens to be that I share a lot of Obama’s rare habit to behave exceptional normal. I fully understand that.
Such a kind of people want to realize substantial gains, each prioritized in a well-known comprehensive program, with a large variety of tactics and tools, both hidden tools and public tools. So he writes the marching orders and the rules of conduct. His servants (like Hilary Clinton) are due to obedience. He can command the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense as well as any other member of his staff and Cabinet, but he can not command a Senator or Representative in the House. And this one is an extremely strong leader, full aware of his personal power, reaching higher than any president in my lifetime.
It is an honour for his Cabinet members and advisors to sit at his feet and they know that.
The harsh character of such a strong leader will not show up in public and they will adore that.
It is his job to be decisive.

They (the new President elect and Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski) are even more aggressive than the ones of Bush43 ??? That’s total nonsense.