Brzezinski / The Choice (Dr. Martin Erdmann)

(Dr. Martin Erdmann

William Pfaff is as establishment as establishment gets: sometime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, etc.

But you need to read his book review of and comments on Brzezinski’s book The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership

Take special note of the footnote no. 7: “military government” means outright dictatorship.


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[7] There is speculation in some military circles that an attack on the US by terrorists using weapons of mass destruction might one day make military government necessary in the US. See General Tommy Franks, in an interview in (of all places) the lifestyle magazine Cigar Aficionado, as circulated last November 21 by the conservative Web news service

And of course, footnote no. 3 is illuminating as well:

[3] For which Mr. Brzezinski himself (at the time national security adviser to President Carter) has claimed responsibility, in an interview with the Paris weekly Le Nouvel Observateur (January 15–21, 1998). “The reality, secretly guarded until now, [is that] it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention…. We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.” This imposes a reflection on moral responsibility. An American initiative, made with the intention of weakening the Soviet Union, provoked Soviet intervention into what had been an internal coup in Afghanistan, and the US then armed Afghan resistance to the invaders. This resistance liberated Afghanistan, and also contributed to the “liberation” of the US from the Soviet threat, as it was meant to do. However, it should also be said that the Taliban came to power in the confusion and conflict following a war in whose origins the US was implicated and during which the US contributed to the development of the Taliban movement.

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