Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezezinski [Zbig] Died on May 26, 2017.
Some history: President Jimmy Carter [D] was publicly derided as one of the worst POTUSs yet he was far more effective than anyone imagined. I did not know Carter’s national security advisor, Brenzinski, very well but I had a healthy skepticism of him and his foreign policies. As I remember the days when Zbig was in the administration; allow me to recap the achievements that Sec. State Cyrus Vance accomplished during my tenure there at the State Dept. I will get to Zbig later on in this blog.
Credit must go to the late Cyrus Vance for initiating and implementing the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt on September 17, 1978. Contrary to the myths created by the CIA and other organizations, the peace accord was completely initiated by POTUS Carter. Carter ordered Cyrus Vance and his superlative team of FSO Arabists to put in place a very difficult peace treaty between Menachem Begin and Anwar El-Sadat [both of whom eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize].
During that time, I was one on a team of very talented FSOs including: Ambassador to Egypt Hermann Eilts, Frank Wisner, David D. Newsom, and Ambassador to Israel, Samuel W. Lewis. Zbig was one of the first senior advisors in the WH to allocate billions of dollars in military aid for Islamic militants fighting the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan. Later, these militants with help from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, UAE, and the CIA became Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Next, Zbig with his complete blind hatred of the Soviets, unwittingly supported China’s foreign aid assistance to Cambodia. This enabled the political rise of Pol Pot which facilitated the auto-genocide of 1.2M Cambodians.
Six months before the onset of the Iran Hostage Seige on November 1979, I had been sent to Afghanistan and Iran to evaluate the situs there. Upon my return to the states, I warned the WH that we should evacuate our U.S. Embassy because the Iranian students under Ayatollah Khomeini were agitating for change, spouting anti-US propaganda. More importantly, I was informed by my counterparts in the GRU/KGB that they had pulled out all of their personnel from the Soviet Embassy in Iran.
Zbig and company did not follow my advice. Instead, he placed several dozen new FSOs into the US Embassy. Eventually these very same people became the American hostages that remained in Tehran for over 400 days. I was not present when Zbig ordered the failed helicopter raid in April 1980, forcing the very professional, polite Vance to resign ‘stunned and angry’.
Zbig was never one to shy away from publicity and self-aggrandizement. He made the serious intellectual faux-pas of criticizing the Nixon-Kissinger policy of ‘triangular’ power balance between US, China, and the Soviet Union.
Fortunately, due to Nixon’s great strategic sense of world politics, we were able to dismantle the Soviet Union in later administrations.
The one major point with which I agreed with Zbig was the plea for Bush Jr not to invade Iraq. Ironically, Zbig and I came from similar Polish backgrounds. His was rooted in the aristocracy. Mine was rooted in the medical/intellectual backbone of longstanding Polish anti-Semitism.
As the years went by, Zbig continued to become involved in foreign policy through the Atlantic Council [David Rockefeller]. I veered away to start my writing/entrepreneur careers.
As a founding member of the alt-media, I am certain of one thing. Zbig had a very nice obituary. Mine will be littered with words like false flag, stand down, conspiracy theorists, Alex Jones Infowar… Sandy Hook, Manchester false flag…. all of which I am most proud.
Two different men with two different backgrounds achieve a certain notoriety in a distant land called “America”! It is in this great country that Zbig and I could achieve whatever our destiny compelled us to do!
In the words of a Croatian athlete [Blanka Vlasic]:
“Competing helps me to polish my shape.”