Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
August 30, 2016
Many people shared this article, and it’s well worth pondering, as it seems the perpetually vowel-impaired Zbgnw Brzznsk is rethinking his grand chessboard idea:
I cite from the beginning of the article:
The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia. Brzezinski, who was the main proponent of this idea and who drew up the blueprint for imperial expansion in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article in the AI:
“As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.
Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.
The first of these verities is that the United States is still the world’s politically, economically, and militarily most powerful entity but, given complex geopolitical shifts in regional balances, it is no longer the globally imperial power.”
(Toward a Global Realignment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, The American Interest)
Repeat: The US is “no longer the globally imperial power.” Compare this assessment to a statement Brzezinski made years earlier in Chessboard when he claimed the US was ” the world’s paramount power.”
“…The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power.” (“The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives,” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997, p. xiii)
The real question is why Mr. Brzznsk would choose this moment to announce what is, in effect, for him a 180 degree reversal, when in fact it has been he who has been quietly behind the expansion of the US’s role in the Middle East in recent years, and he who, along with Darth Soros, have been pushing and goading confrontations in Russia. (Remember the Russian invasion of South Ossetia during the Beijng Olympics in 2008?) When one looks back over the long list of US interventions in the Middle East since 9/11, from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria, Lybia, and beyond, think of the vowel-impaired name of Mr. Zbgnw Brzznsk.
By admitting the need to “lead” the realignment, Mr. Brzznsk is in effect admitting that his “Grand Chessboard” – and his policies – have been an utter failure.
So why release this piece now? I submit that Mr. Brzznsk’s piece is perhaps yet another bit of evidence that there is deep factional infighting within the U.S. deep state, and that even the most hawkish exponents of American “exceptionalism” and “unipolarism” such as Brzznsk see the handwriting on the wall, and that now, during this election cycle, is when the moment to avoid crisis has come. As I’ve urged in various conversations and interviews and more recently in my website’s members vidchats, I believe this current US election is really not an election at all, but increasingly acquiring more the status of a referendum on past policies and directions.
The article hints of this by pointing out the election timing of Mr. Brzznsk’s about-face:
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