Eric Zuesse

Zbigniew Brzezinski, U.S. President Obama’s friend and advisor on Russia, is a born Polish aristocrat who has hated Russia his whole life but who hid that hatred until after the communist Soviet Union collapsed and he then publicly came out as hating and fearing specifically Russia – the nation, its people, and their culture. In 1998, he wrote The Grand Chessboard, arguing for an unchallengeable U.S. empire over the whole world, and for the defeat of Russia as the prerequisite to enabling that stand-alone global American empire to reign over the planet.

He now has told the U.S. Congress (on February 6th but not reported until March 6th, when the German Economic News found the clip) that Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin “seized” Crimea and that Putin will probably try to do the same to Estonia and Latvia, unless the U.S. immediately supplies weapons and troops to those countries and to Ukraine. Here is his stunning testimony (click on the link under it, to hear it, but the key part is quoted in print below):

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“I wonder how many people in this room or this very important senatorial committee really anticipated that one day Putin would land military personnel in Crimea and seize it. I think if anybody said that’s what he is going to do, he or she would be labeled as a warmonger. He did it. And he got away with it. I think he’s also drawing lessons from that. And I’ll tell you what my horror, night-dream, is: that one day, I literally mean one day, he just seizes Riga, and Talinn. Latvia and Estonia. It would literally take him one day. There is no way they could resist. And then we will say, how horrible, how shocking, how outrageous, but of course we can’t do anything about it. It’s happened. We aren’t going to assemble a fleet in the Baltic, and then engage in amphibious landings, and then storm ashore, like in Normandy, to take it back. We have to respond in some larger fashion perhaps, but then there will be voices that this will plunge us into a nuclear war.”

He continues there by saying that we must pour weapons and troops into the nations that surround Russia, in order to avoid a nuclear conflict: deterrence, he argues, is the way to peace; anything else than our sending in troops and weapons now would be weakness and would invite World War III. 

He says that American troops must be prepositioned in these countries immediately, because otherwise Putin will think that America won’t respond to a Russian attack against those countries.

The most serious falsehoods in his remarkable testimony are three, and they’ll be taken up here in succession:

(1) The crucial background for what Brzezinski there calls the “seizure” of Crimea by Russia on 16 March 2014 was an extremely aggressive action by the United States, a violent coup in Kiev that climaxed prior, during February 2014, which used the “Maidan” demonstrations there as a cover in order to take over Ukraine’s Government, a violent coup which the founder of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor subsequently (and correctly) referred to as “the most blatant coup in history,” and which the President of the Czech Republic says should not be compared at all to Czechoslovakia’s 1968 “Velvet Revolution,” and that only “ignorant” people don’t know that it was a coup instead of a revolution. But not only was it an incredibly bloody coup, but the leader of the post-coup Government who became officially designated on 26 February 2014 turned out to be exactly the same person whom Obama’s controlling agent on the entire matter had explicitly selected and informed her underling on 4 February 2014 to get appointed to become the new leader; so, she not only knew that the coup would soon be occurring, but she had already selected by no later than 18 days beforehand the person who would replace the then sitting, democratically elected, President of Ukraine. Furthermore, Ukraine is a country bordering Russia, and so this coup was far worse for Russia than even the 1959 communist takeover of Cuba was for the United States. The U.S. many times tried to overthrow Castro – so, how much gall does the United States have today for its refusing even to acknowledge that our extremely violent takeover of Ukraine, on Russia’s very border, constitutes an existential threat against Russia? (And even the top EU leadership knows that this was a U.S. coup, not any authentic revolution.) For Brzezinski to say nothing at all about any of this is simply scandalous (an obvious intention by him to deceive), but for the U.S. Senate to invite such a man to address it is even worse: it is as if the U.S. Congress in 1933 had invited Hitler to lecture it about “the Jewish threat.” It’s worse than insane; it is bloody dangerous in a nuclear-armed world.

(2) As I recently documented with links to the direct sources, headlining “The Entire Case for Sanctions Against Russia Is Pure Lies,” Gallup polls in Crimea both before and after the 16 March 2014 plebiscite on whether to stay within Ukraine, which Crimea had been part of since 1954, or instead to rejoin with Russia, which Crimea had been part of between 1783 and 1954, showed that by more than 90%, Crimeans wanted to be part of Russia and held both the U.S. and EU in extremely low esteem. Furthermore, because Russia’s key Black Sea Fleet had been stationed there since 1783, Russia always had troops there and didn’t need to “land military personnel in Crimea and seize it.” There was no invasion, no “seizure” at all. The plebiscite was entirely peaceful, because the public craved it (on account of the recent bloody coup in Ukraine) and because the already-existing presence of Russian troops to protect them to have it so that Ukraine wouldn’t send in their army to prevent it, enabled it to be carried out peacefully. There is no military base of any sort from Russia anywhere in Latvia nor in Estonia, nor in any other NATO country. The very idea put forth by Brzezinski, that the two situations are at all analogous, is insane and can be understood only within the context of the bizarre hatred held by this born aristocrat who learned his hatred since birth and who is now obsessed with it in his old age. The very fact that U.S. Senators would invite such a person to testify is scandalous, and is an indication of their ignorance or else of their sharing Brzezinski’s rabidly counterfactual and extremely dangerous beliefs. Russia should take that as being a clear indication of hostile intent from the U.S. Congress, because Brzezinski’s statements are entirely out of line and an irrational outburst that’s based on nothing but hatred and a distorted portrayal of the clearly documented realities to the contrary of Brzezinski’s selective and false description of Russia, Ukraine, Putin, and NATO.

(3) The basis of the NATO Treaty is its mutual-defense provision: that all members are committed to the defense of each member. How crazy does Brzezinski have to be to think that in order to prevent Putin from invading NATO, the U.S. must now send weapons and troops in to each one of the 12 NATO member-nations that were formerly Russia’s allies? Brzezinski’s alarmist and sensationalistic lies and distortions go well beyond standard propaganda into the realm of the insane: propaganda that’s directed at fools and yet that’s being presented to U.S. Senators. Are they crazy, too?

Russia has every reason to believe that the U.S. Government is set upon surrounding it by armed and dangerous hostile nations and taking it over by force. This isn’t at all about Putin; it is about U.S. President Barack Obama, and the U.S. Congress.

For whatever democratic nations that still exist in the EU and NATO not to quit those organizations is for them to consent to being ruled by the U.S. dictatorship, which means that they themselves are dictatorships serving the American aristocracy. This is a dictarorship by America’s aristocracy, the very same people who are ruining the United States and who are now determined to take over every other aristocracy in the entire world – determined to reign over the entire planet.

Testimony such as Brzezinski presented to the U.S. Senate on February 6th is shocking and damning against the Senate itself. Brzezinski accuses Russia of planning to invade NATO when instead the United States has been surrounding Russia by formerly-Russian-allied nations, which are new members of America’s anti-Russian military club, NATO. The preparations for an all-out nuclear war have begun. The U.S. aristocracy definitely started this incipient war; for them, it’s a war of choice. It’s not a war of choice for anyone in Russia. (Ukraine’s oligarchs, especially the White-House-connected Ihor Kolomoysky, are ripping off everything they can from it.) The significance of the Ukrainian conflict is that it’s the beachhead to take over Russia. And the Ukrainian post-coup leadership have stated proudly, many times, that this is their ultimate aim. It clearly is Obama’s.

Why are Americans not marching by the millions against this rogue government in Washington? How much longer will the American people continue to tolerate it – an affront against not only the American people but the entire world?

Brzezinski’s testimony to Congress on February 6th was so brazen because he’s like he describes Putin as being: he does what he can get away with doing. It’s way over the line. If there is no public revulsion expressed against it, then we are all heading into danger that’s unprecedented since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis, when the shoe was on the other foot and the United States was the country facing the existential threat.

Russia has already let things go too far, with 12 former Warsaw-Pact allies already being members of the NATO alliance against Russia. If Putin doesn’t draw the line at Ukraine, as being over the line, then he might as well do everything that America’s President demands him to do. But America’s Presidency no longer represents the American people; it now represents the American aristocracy. So: for the welfare of everyone except America’s aristocrats, Putin should stand firm. But the danger of America to the world exists no matter what he does.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • R Brodersdorf

    A very delusional old man who has a horrible life and blames all his problems on others. If congress decides to listen to this twisted old man as Obama does, then the USA deserves to be annihilated by Russia when the time comes. This means that I will also die, but right now that is a small sacrifice for all of mankind. It is the Brzezinskis of the world that cause so much pain and death to the common person.

    • cettel

      Why should ordinary people, who are totally innocent in this, die for this enormous crime that the aristocracy are perpetrating? That would be justice? That would be “a small sacrifice for all of mankind”? Sacrifices like that are like religious rituals killing others for expiation of whatever — they are profoundly unjust and evil.

      • russputin

        You are a paid troll #2!

        • Nexusfast123

          You behave like one. Your comments are worthless.

          • russputin

            No they’re not and you know it :-)

  • zionist israel is to blame

    i will tell you these, if russia “wanted to” they can wipe out NATO anytime, this is fact !
    you have the west as now a zionist nazi, supported by zionist nazi israel, and let me tell you this, if war starts with russia, you will have people pissed off at zionist nazi israel . what does this mean, people will rise up against nazi zionist isreal , and they will start to kill and destroy anything that is a zionist nazi jew, period. and i am not talking about europe only , i am talking about the whole world, watch out zionist israel, you will be the next target

    • russputin

      This is not natural commentary = Paid troll #3

  • Joe Buckstrap

    More evil than Dick Cheney, Brzezinski has been the prime architect of ALL US intervention since the last 6 months of Jimmy Carter’s administration and the patron saint of neocon policies – upon whose philosophy the Project For A New American Century was based. Brzezinski is single-handedly the most responsible for driving the West toward WWIII.

  • Matt

    what sewer did they find this walking pathetic clown show from ? crawl back in your hole fool and be done with your useless carcass

  • bobmaginnis

    Brezinski has the blood of millions on his hands, and is responsible for much of the terror in the World today:
    “How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

    http://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how-jimmy-carter-and-i-started-the-mujahideen/

  • Southernfink

    Brezezinski is the pot calling the kettle black, a known warmonger just look up creating an arc of crisis http://www.globalresearch.ca/creating-an-arc-of-crisis-the-destabilization-of-the-middle-east-and-central-asia/11313

    The guy conjured up the idea for luring the Russians into Afghanistan in the first place !

    Apply to same logic to the recent endeavors of the US and the entire world would have to fear a future invasion.

    Truth is that while Putin is certainly no angel, at least Russia does not have a recent history (over a decade) of invading and bombing other nations under trumped up charges.

    The issue that neocons have with Russia under Putin is that he is serious about defending Russian sovereignty, and sovereignty is exactly what the neocons are after.

    In contrast the US does not have much sovereignty left, corporations gobble up privatized government functions, the US government is deeply into debt.

    Many other nations have right winged governments that are willingly giving up their sovereighty in the form of becoming members of deceptively termed free trade agreements that include the unpopular ISDS clause.

    Not signing these will exclude them from the lucrative trade with the US, the way round that is by trading in another currency, like the BRICS members proposed to do, this will hurt the petrol dollar and the international financiers.

    • russputin

      You’re a paid troll!

      • Southernfink

        That’s just adding noise to the conversation, please don’t reply again until you’re able to make a valid point.

        • russputin

          I have made some valid points; your argument is partially correct and generally vague.

          I suggest you take a side and argue it, rather than trolling by sitting on the fence.

          • Southernfink

            I cannot accept you’re a paid troll as a valid comment.

            Not even nice try.

          • russputin

            OK let me break down your original comment and my accusation that it is “partially correct and generally vague”.

            “Brezezinski is the pot calling the kettle black, a known warmonger just look up creating an arc of crisis http://www.globalresearch.ca/c…”

            This is OK, but should really include a link to a more detailed account of Brzezinski’s activities.

            “The guy conjured up the idea for luring the Russians into Afghanistan in the first place !”

            This is vague and ignores the details of the Russian ‘invasion’ of Afghanistan and the reasons behind it, Brzezinski was just a cog in the war machine after all.

            “Apply to same logic to the recent endeavors of the US and the entire world would have to fear a future invasion.”

            This is generally misdirection in my opinion.

            “Truth is that while Putin is certainly no angel, at least Russia does not have a recent history (over a decade) of invading and bombing other
            nations under trumped up charges.

            This is a gross sleight against Putin. You don’t know Putin, particularly regarding his integrity, yet state it as “truth”.

            “The issue that neocons have with Russia under Putin is that he is serious about defending Russian sovereignty, and sovereignty is exactly what the neocons are after.

            I agree 100%.

            “In contrast the US does not have much sovereignty left, corporations gobble up privatized government functions, the US government is deeply into debt.”

            This is very soundbitey and I would say 90% ‘nyet’ here. Ask Obama or any one of the elite, about US sovereignty. I think they’d say of course we own this place and pretty much the rest of the world. The US was and is built on private enterprise, they have the least publicly owned utilities in the modern world.

            “Many other nations have right winged governments that are willingly giving up their sovereighty in the form of becoming
            members of deceptively termed free trade agreements that include the unpopular ISDS clause.”

            This is very vague and misleading. “Many other… …right winged” suggests there is a valid political spectrum, which there isn’t. “Giving up sovereignty” when sovereignty is really about perception. Politics and sovereignty are illusions given to us.

            “Not signing these will exclude them from
            the lucrative trade with the US”

            “Lucrative trade” for who, it is always the 1% who benefit, and these trade agreements are designed to maximise theft and profit for the 1%. So this is kinda misleading.

            “the way round that is by trading in another currency, like the BRICS members proposed to do, this will hurt the petrol dollar and the international financiers.”

            What do trading in other currencies have to do with avoiding trade agreements? The petrodollar is mostly about trading dominant Gulf oil and dedollarisation by the BRICS is not a mechanism in itself to frustrate trade agreements, however stupid they might be. So I have to give you 100% here for confusing the issue.

            In short your original comment was painful to read, partially incorrect and generally vague.

            Whenever I see these largely off-subject comments that receive a few upvotes, regarding a specific article that warrants some decent discussion, I think paid troll.

            If it makes you feel better, I withdraw my allegation of trollification, and I think this discussion is spent, pending your response.

          • Southernfink

            Your original reply you’re a paid troll has been deceptively edited.

            Instead, It now reads Are you a trolley bus or a tram!

            That you edited and not expect anyone to notice is both deceptive and naive.

            I cannot take you seriously, you’re still only adding noise to the conversation.

          • russputin

            No it’s better to reduce negativity, and I may have caused offence. I can and do admit to mistakes and we all make them; it is what the edit button is for.

            My comments on your article are relatively unchanged, I still think it is only half decent but agree with the other half.

            Anyway, the rest of March will be far most interesting than this thread ever was, so good luck with your comments.

      • Hp B

        Even your mother won’t upvote you, fool..

        • russputin

          Ha ha great response are you Mr T “fool”?

          I don’t comment for upvotes, just truth. Are you being paid to troll?

      • peter

        and you are a schmuck , get an education

        • russputin

          Ha ha schmuck? I recognise that language – you’re busted!

          I already have an education and my knowledge would not fit into 1000 of your tiny minds.

      • Peter Waine

        One gets very tired of that remark of being a troll russputin. What’s up did he post to much factual evidence for you? Couldn’t dispute the facts so you had to call him a troll. You are pathetic and sad really. The troll card is getting worn out like the anti Semitic card is every time you criticise Israel. Unless you have real valid points to counter an intelligent and well informed post you would be wise to keep your stupid mouth shut russputin. In fact if there is any evidence of trolling going on here it is by you and your posts.

        • russputin

          Please read my response to Southernfink regarding the original comment.

          Usually I have lots of truthful takes on a variety of articles and try to take care in what I say, but generally I don’t offend and never give insults or instructions for people to shut up, after all this is free speech.

          I also think trolling is negative and should be challenged, whenever suspected, so that readers can make up their own minds.

  • Tony B.

    The guy is a Polack who hates Russia. That’s ALL he is. So why should anyone care what he says? He’s a waste of time.

    • Southernfink

      The thing is, he has access to a lot of influential people and exposure on the proverbial MSM.

  • Sooriamoorthy

    Who could have thought that even Brzezinski could be such a load of shit?

    • Peter Waine

      Brzezinski is quite smart really and apart from the propaganda bull shit he came out with above he knows that to defeat any enemy is to get them to destroy each other by using the divisions within their own society…he is smart enough to know that military invasions and occupations don’t work as effectively than does exploiting/agitating already existing internal strife’s or divisions if you like.

  • The OGS

    Old man Brzezinski is a deceiver – the lover of a lie, and an experienced propagandist emeritus.
    (Nice choice by Barry as a “Russia Advisor” huh?)
    These guys appear to lie so earnestly, so convincingly that they must actually believe their own lies, and I feel sorry for them…
    Then I give my head a shake.
    Nobody with their eyes open, with their ears open, awake, and even semi-cognisant would believe his ridiculous nonsense.
    Therefore many in America (and within the British Commonwealth) will believe him, heheh… sad but true.
    Obey, submit, conform, stay asleep, watch TV…

    • Peter Waine

      russputin will call you a troll how dare you post facts on here OGS

      • russputin

        I love facts and the truth, just hate vague and uninformed comments, most of the time I just let it lie.

        Are you becoming my Disqus stalker Peter? Stalking is one of the sincerest forms of flattery :-) don’t be copying any of my comments though, or I’ll have to start a fan club and put you in as the first member ;-)

  • helen

    Is this Obama’s Final Solution for the ”white’ race”?

    When Obama came to power, it was like a black imperial presidency.

    Everything he wants and any information, planning, policies and strategies come from the ”white” officials (aka eunuchs in this case) surrounding him. He is thus controlled by the ”whites” and has no choice but to continue the agenda set forth by the neo-cons and the hawks in Washington.

    The eunuchs now control the emperor!

    The emperor is a puppet?

    Thus it makes no difference whether Obama is in the white house or the golf course. He is basically not in control. How he really resents being an emperor without clothes!

    Does Obama have a private, personal and final plan before he evaporates into oblivion?

    Obama may have his own personal agenda as he approaches the end of his presidency.

    Obama was born a Muslim and a black ethnic African (Kenyan) at that.

    Is he trying to take revenge on the ”whites” who had previously turned millions of Africans into slaves in the United States and that American ”whites” have slaughtered millions of Muslins in the Middle east and elsewhere?

    By provoking Russia and initiating a Nuclear War with Russia, Obama would have wiped out all the ”whites” in Europe and the United States!

    Is that his insane desire before the end of his presidency!?

    Is this his last laugh on the “whites”?

    Is this his personal revenge?

    Is Obama a psychotic black Muslim at that?

    Of course , unlike what the Western mainstream media and some scientists claimed, that in a nuclear confrontation, Mankind will cease to exist. This is of course not true. Many in Asia, Africa and South America will still survive. But Europe and North America will essentially be reduced to radioactive dusts. And of course in a nuclear war with Russia, the United States will also nuke China simultaneously. Essentially about one to two billion peoples will die. There is still life for the remaining billions on planet earth. And there will be also many mutants too after that!

    Thus the question remains:

    Is Obama planning and implementing his Final Solution for the “Whites” in Europe and the United States!?

  • Alabama Mothman

    The entire US government is insane

  • xyz

    in the neocon ussa you do not become a “politician” unless the grand dealer does not have black mail info on you (paedophilia,.bribes, extramartial affairs,etc.) so depending upon political climate those boys will sing to the melody required, to push for the agenda needed to obtain the goal.

    • Peter Waine

      Honest leaders get bumped off. We all know that very well. In fact I don’t even think Putin is the real enemy, he is only playing the part his fellow elites have told him to play. Putin is just as much a part of the New World Order as any other leader put there to lead by the elites.

      • russputin

        This has been my worry too Peter for a year or two.

        Is Putin part of the NWO collective, or is he really going it alone and dragging China and the other BRICS along into a true multi-polar world? He certainly appears to be but words are not worth much, actions are the key of course.

        I think we will know which is correct this year, because if its the same old rubbish world order next year, I think suspicion will creep in.

  • Да, зашто не, па НАТО је компанија и акције се могу купити и ко има највише акција тај располаже и користи снагу НАТО-а.
    Било
    би то величанствено за све нас да се то и догоди па да Руси као
    власници НАТО, упуте НАТО у саму америку да Вам донесе тако очекивану
    “денократију”.
    Сви ВИ са Вама на челу Брезезински сте комплетни
    идиоти, кретени јер све што кажете није препознатљиво у свему оном што
    радите, двојаки систем вредности, један систем вредности за Вас јевреје и
    један другачији у потпуности систем вредности за нас, како Ви нас
    називате ” Г О Ј Е “. Све у своје време Брезезински, како сејеш сво
    време до сада, сад је твоје Брезизински време да то и пожњеш. Поздрав из
    Сунчаног Београда, ДРАГАНешковић
    Овај прилог објашњава у потпуности
    ко је направио, формирао и ко управља НАТО-ом. Америчка влада има само
    20% акција ове убилачке компаније, Све будале.

    Esoteric Agenda – Full Documentary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21P-FXXMqQ8

    • russputin

      Ukrainian bullshit #3

  • russputin

    When will he be tried for crimes against humanity?

  • russputin

    This guy clearly has the team out tonight, good luck for the future.

  • chiliboots

    This disgusting old Prune was brought to you by the Jimmy Carter Administration.

  • Hp B

    Hahaha! With NATO’s feckless fighting record NATO couldn’t even defeat NATO.

  • Mike the Meathead

    Brezinski, a senile pollock, is obviously insane. He’s looking extremely unhealthy these days which is very good news. The sooner this old warmonger croaks and meets his master, Satan, the better. He’s made a pact with Satan to allow him to live long enough to see a nuclear war with Russia which is why the morons, homo’s and pedophiles in the Israeli-owned Congress are sending military murder machines to Ukraine.

  • Ben William

    Zbig wants American kids on the ‘eastern front’ as he sits back in a hot tub in DC.

    • Peter Waine

      Unfortunately these elites are always handy at sending the poor into their glorious and quite profitable wars.

  • peter

    that old sack of shit needs a cyanide pill asap

  • rogdix

    It’s time someone put this self-propelled cadaver out of his misery.

  • Mr. Phillips

    He does, does he? I think you have lost your senses. Putin and the Russian people are trying to return the Ukraine back to the Ukrainian people and out of the clutches of the American and British owned and funded NAZI’s who have ousted a democratically elected government.

  • Peter Waine

    Brzezinski is quite smart really and apart from the propaganda bull shit he came out with above he knows that to defeat any enemy is to get them to destroy each other by using the divisions within their own society…he is smart enough to know that military invasions and occupations don’t work as effectively than does exploiting/agitating already existing internal strife’s or divisions if you like. Places like Libya and Syria are just some of the examples to prove my point. Note Brzezinski ALWAYS go’s for the divisions in the targeted country you will never hear Brzezinski offer up direct military action for a solution to their imperialist new world order agenda. Best watch myself russputin will call me a troll.

    • russputin

      Not this time Peter :-)

      I think Brzezinski must be smart, but Putin appears to be much smarter, seems to always speak the truth and act on what he says so far.

  • Man on the street

    Crazy Islam has been around for more than 1000 years in these backward desert nations. Brezinski was the first AMERICAN in our recent history to employ that lethal barbaric force. The Saudis with their petrodollars were very happy to open Wahabi mosques all over the world, and staff it with Stone Age Imams to infuse hate into the young MUSLIMS, then recruiting the most determined barbarians from a large pool of haters to conduct jihad on behalf of our CIA.

  • SpiritCalls

    Why are Americans not marching by the millions against this rogue government in Washington? How much longer will the American people continue to tolerate it — an affront against not only the American people but the entire world?

  • 9/11/24/7

    Could I have another glass Kool-Aid Please?