Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died at age 89. Called as ZBig, he mastered the Mujaheddin of Afghanistan to fight Against the soviets.
The Islamic terrorism we see today has the root in those days when the mujaheddin were termed as freedom fighters. A CIA project that turned towards them after three decades. Do you remember any sort of Islamic terrorism before the 1980s? Was there any terrorist from Iraq or Syria before the brutal invasion and aggression by the Anglo-Americans?
First, it was the Afghan mujaheddin, who fought against the Soviets with direct support from the CIA. That time they were ‘freedom fighters’. Now the same Afghan mujeheddins are ‘terrorists’. Why? Because they are fighting the same CIA that created them. It was Zbig’s idea to bring Soviets in the Afghan trap, and then weakening of the Soviets to their collapse. Well they achieved that, but as a byproduct, now we have the terrorism, created by them coming to themselves. Lets see how Zbig himself reflects on this. Remember, this is the person who has masterminded in crating all the chaos we are seeing today.
Second, now, after thirty years of blunder of policy, killing millions, he provides a rational explanation for terrorism.
….rather than the typical government boilerplate about “hating our freedoms.” (often cited by the western leaders that terrorists attack the west because they hate the way of life of west, my comment). To his credit, Brzezinski sees the outbreak of terror as the “welling up of historical grievances” (from “deeply felt sense of injustice”) not as the mindless violence of fanatical psychopaths.
For me personally, it is amazing to read this acknowledgement from Brzezinski (though belated) that he sees the outbreak of terror as the “welling up of historical grievances, from deeply felt sense of injustice”. And not as the mindless violence of fanatical psychopaths.
To me, this statement is the ultimate cause effect solution to the problem we are seeing. I can go on for pages on each word of the statement regarding grievances and injustices. This will never come to the wmsms, let alone the statement it self, that finally confesses the reason for the current chaos. I remember, when I first heard of hating freedom thing, I was confused, who hates and what do they call their freedom? Do these leaders have basic education, or is it the level of education their leader needs to talk like zombies?
With this realization he also realized that his grand chessboard of full spectrum dominance of the world will not happen. He conceived the idea that, after fall of Soviet Union, it will be runaway ‘west’ bull dozing the ‘rest’. So where was he wrong in prediction? From his own reflection: Brzezinski points to the rise of Russia and China, the weakness of Europe and the “violent political awakening among post-colonial Muslims” as the proximate causes of this sudden reversal (of his dream dominance).
Along with this realization, of end of dominance, his comments on Islam (explained above) are particularly instructive in that he provides a rational explanation for terrorism. Now, after thirty years of killings and brutality by the ‘civilized’ world.
In an interview in 1998 in Le Nouvel Observateur, he said some prophetic but catastrophic things. Things have blown back to them at a gigantic proportion, and may be it was the hangover of Vietnam war. In Vietnam war they killed millions of Vietnamese. But the blow back was limited in that country. But in case of so called Mujaheddin and the after math was not involved one country. Rather it became a clash of the civilizations. Lets see what he said in the 1998 interview:
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 there in common among fundamentalist Saudi Arabia, moderate Morocco, militarist Pakistan, pro-Western Egypt, or secularist Central Asia? Nothing more than what unites the Christian countries.
Now, after all these years, he sees ‘those agitated moslems’ as the outbreak of terror as the “welling up of historical grievances, from deeply felt sense of injustice”. Will world be with less killings from now on?
People don’t hate freedom but they hate getting killed, in the name of freedom, for sure!