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Brzezinski: Russia may use the conflict in Syria to undermine the US position in the region

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Brzezinski: Russia may use the conflict in Syria to undermine the US position in the regionRussia can take advantage of the conflict in Syria and undermine the US position in the Middle East, said former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.


About this Brzezinski said in an interview with CNN. He called for expanding the efforts of the international community to address the problems of Syria, RT reports.

“We need to include in the joint work not only the former colonial powers - France, Great Britain and not necessarily Turkey, which also dominated the region in the past. We also need to involve the Eastern Powers, the countries of Asia, which are so dependent on the uninterrupted supply of oil from this region. They should be very concerned about where all this will lead, ”Brzezinski said.

“We must be aware that Russia can take advantage of this conflict if it breaks out in order to undermine our positions in the Middle East as a whole. We need to create conditions so that it will be in their interests to participate in a larger international initiative to determine the rules of the game and solutions to the current problems that are not limited to Syria - this is, let's say, generally a potentially explosive state of the Middle East, ”Zbigniew believes Brzezinski.

Recall that earlier Brzezinski criticized Obama’s decision to launch an intervention.

“We are on the verge of a new multi-year war in this region. And I do not see any strategy in our actions. All I see is idle talk, emotions and propaganda, ”said Brzezinski.

The situation in Syria escalated after 21 August, a number of media outlets reported on the large-scale use of chemical weapons government troops around Damascus. After that, in the West, where the use of sarin by the Syrian authorities had previously been called a condition for direct intervention in the conflict, they spoke openly about a possible military intervention in the Arab Republic.

On Saturday, US President Barack Obama announced that he intended to get the approval of lawmakers for military actions, and sent a draft document on Syria to Congress. As expected, the House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on the resolution no earlier than September 9. However, a high-ranking source said that the head of the White House could decide to launch a military operation against the Assad regime and in the absence of Congress support.
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  1. Canep
    Canep 3 September 2013 10: 06 New
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    This is the strategic goal of Russia, in my opinion, and not only in the region, but throughout the world. Enough for the Americans to host the whole planet.
    1. experienced
      experienced 3 September 2013 10: 20 New
      +4
      Bugaga, positions in the region ... Recently, the United States in the B. East is behaving like an "elephant in a china shop", the mongrels of the Saudis and Qataris will be at the feet of the United States, and they have already "democratized" and there is no smell of friendship and love. Well, Israel, he is Israel (there is still someone who rules) hi
      1. AVV
        AVV 3 September 2013 20: 32 New
        +2
        If Brzezinski criticizes Abama, then Abama himself has crossed the red line! And Syria has nothing to do with it! Such hawks as McCain are crushing Abama !!! This explains everything!
    2. Zhylaw
      Zhylaw 3 September 2013 17: 03 New
      +1
      Quote: Canep
      Enough for the Americans to host the whole planet.


      The military-political situation in the world today is unique in historical perspective.
      I think that for the first time in history, an empire that is of particular importance for the functioning of the global political system is about to collapse, and yet it will be for the good of all civilization.
      When the Roman Empire fell, humanity went through the so-called "dark ages". When the US falls, there seems to be an explosion of progress for the better in international affairs.

      The old hyenas feel like they are in store, but it was too late to change anything. The wheel of history is spinning, and several "tomahawks" between the spokes cannot stop.
      1. Aljavad
        Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 27 New
        +1
        The collapse of an Empire is always a geopolitical catastrophe by definition. In addition to anarchy on their own territory, this is a "domino effect" in satellite countries that have lost support. These are new wars "for the imperial succession". Refugees, migrants, cheap mercenaries and prostitutes.
        But this is the historical process: explosive growth gives way to crisis.
        The states got everyone with their ambitions and claims to world domination, especially since they have nothing to offer except green papers, dubious democracy and, as Snowden says, sooo limited "freedom". And the world is looking for an alternative paradigm. And he hasn't found it yet. When he finds it, no green candy wrappers will help. And the States can also crawl out of this crisis. Albeit with losses.
    3. Army1
      Army1 3 September 2013 17: 15 New
      0
      He has not survived from the mind? Russophobe.
      1. Aljavad
        Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 31 New
        +1
        This Russophobe and anti-Soviet is one of the brightest heads in the PISD. He is our enemy, but the enemy is very respected. It is an honor to have such enemies. I always laugh when they don’t listen to him there. Here neocons categorically did not listen to him.
        1. Army1
          Army1 3 September 2013 20: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: Aljavad
          This Russophobe and anti-Soviet is one of the brightest heads in the PISD. He is our enemy, but the enemy is very respected. It is an honor to have such enemies. I always laugh when they don’t listen to him there. Here neocons categorically did not listen to him.

          Yes, he is not a stupid person, they still say the adviser to the US president on Russia, etc. and they still listen to him, he made a small contribution to the collapse of the USSR, however most of all he is not to blame, well, you understand me.
          The enemy must of course be respected, but I hate him more, it is better to destroy him, read about him if not laziness.
  2. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 3 September 2013 10: 06 New
    +3
    I hope to use it !! And not only in the Middle East ..
  3. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 3 September 2013 10: 08 New
    +2
    It is stinking from him, but we must pay tribute that he is not small (you know who) ... but (you know who) you are not small ...
  4. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 3 September 2013 10: 11 New
    +2
    How I would like to get an analysis of our NOT EXCEEDED Evgeny Maximovich; here who does not lie, here, who cuts the uterus the truth ... though:“According to Yevgeny Primakov, he is not sure whether Russia will be able to achieve justice. He drew attention to two factors that really impede this.

    One is a full-blown civil war in Syria. Moreover, external forces participate in it, said Yevgeny Primakov: Saudi Arabia and Qatar finance all kinds of mercenaries and volunteers from other countries. Turkey is actively supporting them. US President Barack Obama gave the CIA a direct command to support the Syrian opposition. And this is a gross interference in the internal affairs of sovereign Syria, said Yevgeny Primakov. Syria in no way threatens either the United States or anyone else.

    Another factor is that Moscow's relations with a number of Arab countries are deteriorating. A significant part of the member states of the League of Arab States support the Syrian opposition. They do not want Bashar al-Assad's victory in the conflict, believing that this will create conditions for the formation of a Shiite belt - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon. Arab countries are afraid of this, there is no doubt a Sunni accent in their actions. "
    see http: //news.rambler.ru/15042682/
    1. nemec55
      nemec55 3 September 2013 12: 45 New
      +1
      Another factor - Moscow spoils relations with a number of Arab countries
      With whom ?????? with the Saudis or something ???? So FIGs with them were never friends and never will be. Turkey has never been a friend either. At the moment there is Syria in which there are Orthodox churches that serve and which will not be in case the radicals come to power. In this case, we are not on the way with those who is against Syria and who is for radicalism and terrorism.
      1. Aljavad
        Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 38 New
        +1
        the last 40 years, our positions among the Arabs have weakened, this is a fact. Talk about friends talk in agitation, mainly in Soviet - do not believe the agitation! There are allies, partners and customers. Here we have almost gone. Only Syria. Maybe there will be Cyprus? We'll see.
  5. Egoza
    Egoza 3 September 2013 10: 12 New
    +3
    Brzezinski is right! Russia can! And how can it! And he will not miss his chance! tongue
  6. maestro123
    maestro123 3 September 2013 10: 13 New
    +1
    Brzezinski: Russia may use the conflict in Syria to undermine the US position in the region
    Brzezinski suddenly became an adviser to Russia? lol
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 September 2013 11: 58 New
      +2
      Quote: maestro123
      Brzezinski suddenly became an adviser to Russia? lol

      Not. Uncle Zbigniew (for all my dislike of him, I nevertheless have to objectively admit) is a very pragmatic person. And he treats the Russians not only as opponents of the United States, but also as his personal enemies ... And so he does not so much advocate for Russia's chance to undermine American positions in the Middle East, as it warns the American administration about this threat ...
      1. nemec55
        nemec55 3 September 2013 12: 50 New
        0
        You see, when a person feels that it is soon necessary to appear before the court of God, he involuntarily begins to think correctly and not as someone wants or how beneficial it is.
    2. ksan
      ksan 3 September 2013 12: 21 New
      +2
      maestro123 RU Today, 10:13 New

      Brzezinski: Russia may use the conflict in Syria to undermine the US position in the region
      Brzezinski suddenly became an adviser to Russia? lol
      No, he doesn’t advise Russia, but America. If it’s simple: America needs to draw Russia into its adventures on the side of America and American rules around the world.And even easier:Brzezinski scolded Obama for not keeping pace with America.Something like that hi
    3. Aljavad
      Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 40 New
      +3
      Not. He just looks at the actions of the State Department and tears his hair on w * ne. An intelligent person sees how mediocre they are destroying what he has been building (not alone, of course) all his life.
  7. domokl
    domokl 3 September 2013 10: 16 New
    +2
    It seems to me that Brzezinski distorts the situation a little. That I did not hear from Putin or from Assad expressions of love for each other. Respect yes, but no more. The statement is more like a very promising forecast.
    Naturally, if the United States decides to start a database in the region, it will lose some of its allies. The East is a dark matter. And, of course, there is no vacuum in politics. Russia or China may be occupied by empty countries. He probably wanted to say this.
  8. seller trucks
    seller trucks 3 September 2013 10: 16 New
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    Russia can take advantage of the conflict in Syria and undermine US positions in the Middle East


    but the issue must be addressed

    Not Only Former Colonial Powers - France, UK


    and all this should be supported:

    in a larger international initiative to determine the rules of the game and options for solving current problems that are not limited to Syria


    Did I understand everything correctly? no, well, not beautiful.
  9. ziqzaq
    ziqzaq 3 September 2013 10: 26 New
    -1
    Another old, used condom, Russophobe Bzezhinsky, is already on the churchyard soon, but still there. Now he is against the attack of Syria, now he is for, he simply hides it behind a "streamlined wording" ..... Like a weather vane, where the wind (Washington) goes there and he ...
    1. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq 3 September 2013 17: 48 New
      +2
      Quote: ziqzaq
      Another old, used condom, Russophobe Brzezinski, is already on the graveyard soon, and

      Wow, someone rolled a minus .... Not otherwise Mr. Pupyrchaty ...
  10. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 3 September 2013 10: 33 New
    +2
    Poganenky grandfather screams literally - it is necessary to drag Russia into the blood on the side of the West! Any price! I think the GDP does not stop the telephone - they promise, promise, persuade (they are unlikely to threaten. They are not quite crazy, alas ...), are ready for anything, if only we would express if not approval, so at least indifference.
    Because the West is losing the main thing before our eyes - reputation. But they can’t do their work openly, they don’t have strength in the first place, they must completely change the education of their people in the second ... Well, what about us? And now many will be forced to come to us. Because there is no one else. Things are going well ... only Syria pays with blood. Too bad people ...
  11. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 3 September 2013 10: 34 New
    +2
    <<< Russia can take advantage of the conflict in Syria and undermine the US position in the Middle East, said former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. >>>
    As the West did not try, making tremendous efforts and spending huge amounts of money, to overthrow Russia to the level of a banana republic, weak and voiceless, it did NOT HAVE ANYTHING! Russia remains, albeit weakened (with the help of the West), but strengthening a great power, which had, has and will remain its interests in the Middle East and not only there! Therefore, the West, whether he wants it or not, WILL HAVE to reckon with the interests of Russia and it, in the context of the West’s desire for absolute dominance in the world, will naturally use every miss, every blooper of the West to strengthen its position, its authority in the world!
  12. wax
    wax 3 September 2013 10: 38 New
    0
    The old fox has not yet gotten Alzheimer's, and the young fox Obama has a disability, showing an inability to analytics, and he loses outright to GDP.
    1. Aljavad
      Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 50 New
      +1
      Obama is not foxes at all. Here is the old fox and sad: The wrong president went ... Here is in OUR time! ...
  13. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 3 September 2013 10: 45 New
    +2
    Old seasoned Russophobe still can not calm down.
    and not necessarily Turkey, which also dominated the region in the past
    A little spit in the direction of the (former?) Ally.
    1. a52333
      a52333 3 September 2013 11: 42 New
      +1
      A little spit in the direction of the (former?) Ally.
      Exactly, exactly. +. Imkhovoe opinion: Turkey will split up. there it somehow started to sway, and Erdogan gave himself a lift. He ruined relations with his neighbors. It will respond to him. There are prerequisites.
  14. Fire
    Fire 3 September 2013 10: 46 New
    0
    Brzezinski all his life hates Russia and the former USSR with fierce hatred .. question: with what fright did he start to speak out for Russia ??? request in my opinion something smells mean ...
    1. Nick_1972
      Nick_1972 3 September 2013 11: 02 New
      +3
      He did not say anything like that for Russia. The old fox analyzed the situation, identified potential threats and planned possible measures to neutralize them. Therefore, it is premature to consider the phrase "Russia can ..." as a compliment. Likewise, the article mentions that "... earlier he spoke out against interference ...". In an interview with DW, Brzezinski said that he is against US intervention in the conflict in Syria until a coalition of states on the US side has been formed. It is not the same.
    2. Aljavad
      Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 53 New
      +1
      Yes, he warns his eccentricities: where do you steer? Look what will come out! And he still hates Russia.
  15. Grishka100watt
    Grishka100watt 3 September 2013 11: 21 New
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    Brzezinski: Russia may use the conflict in Syria to undermine the US position in the region
    It is a pity that Russia cannot yet use plastite to undermine Brzezinski’s ass.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 September 2013 12: 03 New
      +1
      Quote: Grishka100watt
      It is a pity that Russia cannot yet use plastite to undermine Brzezinski’s ass.

      Emotionally (but I understand, because I myself do not digest the old Zbignev), but stupid ...
      Call me, Gregory, for the straightforward rudeness ...
      1. Grishka100watt
        Grishka100watt 3 September 2013 13: 24 New
        +2
        Yes, stupid, I agree. It will be smarter when he himself at the sunset of his life will observe how the United States falls and Russia rises. This will be perhaps the best spit in his face.
    2. Aljavad
      Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 55 New
      0
      he will die in terrible cramps. He is already writhing from the gestures of current state politicians.
  16. maestro123
    maestro123 3 September 2013 11: 24 New
    +1
    Quote: Nick_1972
    ... Therefore, it is premature to consider the phrase "Russia can ..." as a compliment.

    No one doubts)))
  17. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 3 September 2013 11: 38 New
    +3
    If "Bzik" criticizes Russia, it means that it is doing everything right.
    But if Bzik is confused, unsure and even ... uh ... a little scared, then Russia really did something worthwhile ...
    yes

    This is a joke to the senile Russophobe, he got it worse than the bitter radish - nice to see his fear.
    1. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 3 September 2013 12: 11 New
      +2
      Quote: Aleks tv
      joke with a senile russophobe

      Uncle Zbigniew Russophobe. Moreover, over. But he is by no means a senile. He's a damn pragmatic person ...
      Dear colleagues on the site, the enemy must always be treated with respect, objectively and calmly. For, if you embarked on banal insults, it means that you cannot oppose anything serious. Alas and ah ...
      And old Zbigniew was (and still is) an excellent connoisseur of international politics, and always gave practical advice. So maybe it’s worth listening to the words of a faithful enemy? .. Sometimes this is useful. For the enemy (unlike an ally) will never betray ...
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 3 September 2013 12: 40 New
        +1
        Quote: Chicot 1
        He's a damn pragmatic person ...

        There is such a letter, Vasily.
        I agree.
      2. Aljavad
        Aljavad 3 September 2013 17: 58 New
        +2
        it’s a pity that only one plus can be put! Gold words!
  18. shinobi
    shinobi 3 September 2013 11: 42 New
    +1
    He’s still alive, he’s a nasty didu. He’s just hitting him. The funny thing is that for some reason very few people see that the mattresses are doing dirty work for the Sauddites and Israel. And according to the results of this work, they lose their face (finally) in the Middle East in any situation.
  19. Darth Revan
    Darth Revan 3 September 2013 12: 47 New
    0
    And I thought he already covered the board bully
  20. Sochi
    Sochi 3 September 2013 12: 50 New
    0
    Late to drink Borjomi ... the liver has already fallen off.
  21. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 3 September 2013 13: 28 New
    +2
    Quote: Wax
    The old fox has not yet gotten Alzheimer's, and the young fox Obama has a disability, showing an inability to analytics, and he loses outright to GDP.

    Obama is pulling on a fox, even a young one. More like a baboon!
  22. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 3 September 2013 14: 01 New
    -2
    Well, what else can you expect from the old provocateur and the main Russophobe of the West? He will say with foam at the mouth what the owners will pay him, Anglo-Saxon money bags! And the world has repeatedly tested the plans of these gentlemen for the past centuries, and now it's time to tame their misanthropic insides! Syria is the place where today the forces of evil and the forces of good come together in a deadly battle and the world we will live in will depend on the outcome of this battle!
  23. Maks-80
    Maks-80 3 September 2013 14: 05 New
    +1
    Russian Defense Ministry fixes the launch of two ballistic targets in the Mediterranean

    BAKU, Sep 3 - News-Azerbaijan. The Russian missile attack warning system (SPRN) on Tuesday morning recorded the start of two ballistic targets in the Mediterranean, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "The launch was detected (at 10.16 Moscow time) by a combat crew of a separate radio-technical unit of an early warning system in Armavir," a representative of the press service and information department of the Defense Ministry told reporters.

    According to him, the flight trajectory of these targets passed "from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea in the direction of the eastern Mediterranean coast."

    Details have not yet been specified.

    http://www.newsazerbaijan.ru/worldnews/20130903/299313520.html
  24. Maks-80
    Maks-80 3 September 2013 14: 10 New
    +3
    CNN USA: Russian ship may become Assad's secret weapon

    In fact, one of the Russian warships may be Assad's secret weapon. Tom Foreman joins us to analyze what is happening. Tom, who is with you now?

    TOM FORMAN, CNN correspondent: Lieutenant Colonel is here with me ... retired Air Force Colonel Rick Frankon. He will help us figure this out.

    You know, here's the thing: the Syrians are now trying to act as if this blow was not supposed to happen, as if these ships never came here and were not going to launch cruise missiles in Syria. But they are also preparing for just that. And one of the events that took place along this front line was the fact that these Russian ships came here. Why is this last ship of great importance?

    RICK FRANCONA, retired lieutenant colonel, military analyst: They thereby introduced the latest electronic intelligence platform. This vessel is equipped with various sensors and can track electronics and communications. It has its own radar and sonar. Therefore, he really has the opportunity to track the movement of American ships in the Mediterranean. They can also track and warn about missile launches.

    TOM FORMAN: It turns out, in fact, this can happen here, hundreds of miles from the coast. And this Russian ship can record the moment of launch of a cruise missile. And where will this information go?

    RICK FRANCON: Not just launching a cruise missile. It can also fix when they are preparing to launch. Consequently, they may have more than one hour to warn.

    TOM FORMAN: One or two hours, they can let the Syrians know this in advance.

    RICK FRANCON: And it must be assumed that they agreed with the Syrians about a kind of early warning regime. So the information will go directly to the Syrian air defense headquarters in Damascus.

    http://inotv.rt.com/2013-09-03/CNN-USA-Rossijskij-korabl-mozhet
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 3 September 2013 17: 10 New
      +3
      Quote: Maks-80
      So the information will go directly to the Syrian air defense headquarters in Damascus.

      For some reason I remembered
  25. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 3 September 2013 16: 08 New
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    We need to create conditions so that it’s in their interest to participate in a larger international initiative to determine the rules of the game and options for solving current problems that are not limited to Syria - this is, let’s say, a generally explosive state of the Middle East, ”said Zbigniew Brzezinski.

    I agree with everyone regarding Brzezinski, the beetle is still one. In these words, for example, I see his desire for the rules to be established by the USA.
  26. SvetoRus
    SvetoRus 3 September 2013 16: 21 New
    +1
    I would say that Russia not only can, but must use the conflict in Syria to undermine US positions in the region.
  27. Cynic
    Cynic 3 September 2013 16: 59 New
    +1
    Quote: Brzezinski
    We are on the verge of a new years of war in this region.

    You might think that the Yusovites got out of the previous war!
  28. AleksUkr
    AleksUkr 3 September 2013 17: 00 New
    +4
    “We are on the verge of a new multi-year war in this region. And I do not see any strategy in our actions. All I see is idle talk, emotions and propaganda, ”said Brzezinski.

    AND IN FACT SOMETIMES HE CAN EXPOSE SOBER THOUGHTS! BUT FROM THE NUMBER OF "FUCKED FRIENDS" IT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED.
    WE NEED TO REMEMBER ALWAYS, INDEPENDENTLY AS THE CURRENT DEMOCRATS RELATED TO IT. REMEMBER HOW BEFORE LITERAL LITTLE BUTTERS KNEW AND REMEMBER PRAYERS:
    1. Aljavad
      Aljavad 3 September 2013 18: 10 New
      +1
      Well, he said how he did it! Great summary to the whole discussion!
    2. VOLCHOXURAL
      VOLCHOXURAL 3 September 2013 21: 19 New
      0
      Yes, he is missing now!
  29. individual
    individual 3 September 2013 18: 08 New
    +3
    How Syria can answer aggressors:
    Syrian air defense consists of 25 brigades;
    Most of these are S-200VE air defense systems (modernized by our specialists);
    "Square", S-125M "Neva" V, Osa-AKM, "Strela-1". There are modern complexes and there are many of them. These are dozens of Buk-M1-2E and Buk-2 air defense systems, up to fifty ZRPK Pantsir-S1, Pechory2M, Strela10m;
    Probably, S-300PMU-2 are already in Syria. In the spring they were shipped by the manufacturer to be sent to "customer 760", that is, Syria.
    The absence of Syrian aircraft radar patrols and guidance are quite capable of taking over the ships of the permanent connection of the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean.
    In addition, the United States is very constrained in its options, for example, their ships are clearly afraid-battalions of mobile complexes "Bastion" with missiles "Yakhont" are capable of sinking anything within a radius of 300 km.That is, ports like Cyprus are in the affected area.
  30. Max otto
    Max otto 3 September 2013 20: 00 New
    +1
    And Bzdishek Zhizinsky is still Honduras. It turns out that he criticized Obama not because he was going to attack Syria, but because he chews on the snot and does not attack in any way. As for Russia, the omega itself does everything to turn the Middle East away from it. Here Russia doesn’t really need to do anything.
  31. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 4 September 2013 00: 08 New
    +2
    convulsions ... otherwise you can’t call the action of the Indians.
  32. Arkan
    Arkan 4 September 2013 18: 25 New
    +2
    The old fox whined. He raised hawks, and fleas grew.
    1. lilit.193
      lilit.193 4 September 2013 19: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: Arkan
      The old fox whined. He raised hawks, and fleas grew.

      good good good