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Brzezinski: In today's world, global hegemony is impossible

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Brzezinski: In today's world, global hegemony is impossible
Zbigniew Brzezinski and in his eighty-five remains one of the most active and sought-after American analysts. And at the same time - one of the most acutely discussed characters on the Washington political scene. For many years now, Brzezinski has been fond of provoking heated discussions - and considers the nickname given to him as a compliment - “fighter”.



In the recently published collection of articles devoted to his long career (“Zbig: strategy and art of state management from Zbigniew Brzezinski”) he is called “a man whose opinion is heeded.” The former national security adviser to President Carter (in total, Brzezinski had to communicate with five presidents), he continues to lecture, write books, appear on television, and over the past seven months also share his opinion on Twitter (@zbig).

On Tuesday, 22 October at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University) to celebrate Brzezinski and a new book about him gathered Washington political celebrities - former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former White House National Security Advisor to Bush Junior Stephen Hadley, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Brent Scowcroft to National Security Advisor to the Presidential Administration Gerald Ford and George W. Bush .

Speaking to the audience, Zbigniew Brzezinski complained that today there is a high risk of presidential candidates who have little knowledge of foreign policy. According to a veteran of American diplomacy, the knowledge of Barack Obama was a pleasant surprise for him. In his opinion, Obama had a clear understanding of the complexity of the tasks facing him, but he could not use the positive impulse with which he came to power in order to achieve real results. “The president’s calendar ... is quite compressed,” stated Brzezinski, “he has little time to achieve his goals, outline priorities, mobilize public opinion. President Obama’s speeches demonstrated a clear understanding of the tasks before him, but they were not implemented - including due to distractions in domestic politics. ”

Zbigniew Brzezinski is convinced that one of the current problems of power is the lack of strategic planning (in the past it was a given), and at the same time the ignorance of society in matters of foreign policy. According to Brzezinski, this is largely due to superficial coverage of foreign conflicts in the American media. In his opinion, there are enough talented analysts in the USA - but the White House should set the tone for their work: set tasks clearly, adhere to consistent policies, and be extremely careful in all that relates to intervening in crises abroad. “The consequences of excessive intervention can be catastrophic,” Brzezinski warns. - We have not won in Korea, in Vietnam, have not won in Iraq and have not won in Afghanistan. I think that the United States did the right thing by refraining from a military action in Syria: as a result, even Russia and China understood that the regional explosion that might occur there is not in their interests. As for talking about the attack against Iran, additional unilateral actions can be dangerous for our interests. ”

According to Brzezinski, the United States has lost the position of “global dominance”, which in principle is impossible in today's world. “For thirteen years after 1990, we were a superpower, and everyone recognized that,” said the politician. “But we are no longer in that position, and it is unlikely that we will restore it: we will no longer be as omnipotent and unique as twenty years ago — in any case, not during the lifetime of those who are present in this room.” But we can make the most of our opportunities if we behave intelligently. We, as a country, need to understand that the world has become incomparably more complex, potentially much more dangerous. More partners are not allies, but countries that share our interests at least partially, this is what will be needed in the coming decades. ”

To the question of a student from the audience: what should be the focus of attention in the study of international relations today? - Brzezinski replied that the world today is much harder than anything that had to be studied in this area in the past. “The world will be more anarchic - therefore we must understand: when to interfere, and when not. Restraint and collective response are the best course, ”said a veteran of American politics.

Recently, a sharp debate has been going on in the US regarding the legality of using American drones in other countries to destroy terrorists. Human rights organizations - Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch - claim that much more innocent people die during attacks than US authorities recognize. Brzezinski believes that the use of drones is “extremely efficient,” but he is concerned about the lack of a mechanism for tracking the damage associated with these operations, both in the Pentagon and in the White House. “From a political and moral point of view, this is unacceptable,” the politician is convinced.

In one of the articles included in the collection, an interview was posted, which Professor Charles Gati took from Brzezinski. The future of Russia is estimated in an optimistic interview. As an illustration of his thesis, Brzezinski cites the fact that a documentary (sponsored by Boris Berezovsky), in which responsibility for the bombings of residential buildings in Moscow in the autumn of 99 was placed on special services, was shown in three Moscow cinemas.
“The return of fear will require tremendous efforts that may be beyond the capabilities of Putin,” the politician believes.

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who also spoke at the conference, expressed a different opinion. “I had a period of hope ... when Medvedev was president,” Gates said. - He understood the problems of Russia, understood that connections with the West are necessary. It seems to me that Putin is all in the past: a lost empire, a past glory. ”

The former head of the Pentagon did not hide his skepticism about the deal with the regime of Bashar al-Assad over the destruction of the Syrian chemical weaponshowever, he praised Putin’s “maneuver, who left Assad in power and raised Putin’s prestige”.

According to Gates, one of the main problems of today's politics in the United States is the growing gap between the representatives of the two parties and a decrease in the number of professionals who are respected by both Republicans and Democrats. “When I left my post in June 2011,” the ex-minister continued, “I was the last high-ranking official who served in both republican and democratic administrations. Previously, there were more such people. Today, young people early identify themselves with one or the other, and when the administration changes - they go to research institutions, and then - with the next change of power - they return to state structures. ”

Addressing the Iranian problem, the conference participants stated that it was not easy to predict the outcome of the current dialogue with Tehran.

"Iran has undoubtedly changed its tone, but it is difficult to predict whether this will lead to a change in the political course," Gates said.

Madeleine Albright noted that when the President of Iran became Khatami, "we thought that something would change." “I decided,” Albright continued, “that we will lift the sanctions on carpets, pistachios and caviar. The Iranians had a wonderful sense of humor: when I left the post (Secretary of State) and could accept gifts, they sent me carpet, caviar and pistachios. ”

“We thought that Khatami would bring about change, but he could not,” said Stephen Hadley. - The Iranian system was upset. When the Iranian president was ready for a deal, the Supreme Leader destroyed it. Now in Iran, the president (Rouhani), who shares the views of the supreme leader, is at least prepared to allow him to negotiate with the West in order to see what will come of it. The only way out is to check it in practice and see what happens. ”

Brent Scowcroft urged those present to consider the Iranian nuclear program in a broader context. “If the Shah (Mohammed Reza Pahlavi) were alive, it is possible that he would have taken the same position on nuclear weapons today, given Iran’s position in the region,” the general said. - When Ahmadinejad was president, the mullahs said a tough “no” about the deal regarding the nuclear program. Rouhani is more optimistic, and the mullahs are silent. But when dealing with Iran, it is important to remember in whose hands real power resides. ”

From Zbigniew Brzezinski's tweets (@zbig):

October 22: "Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the katyn massacre."

October 17: “The main lesson of the“ government closure ”: getting drunk on“ tea ”is criminal!”

October 14: “The infantile position of the radicals in the House of Representatives makes allies doubt our commitments abroad, causing damage to global stability and our foreign policy.”

October 10: “By detaining a ship owned by Greenpeace, Putin behaves like Somali pirates, demanding a ransom for activists.”

October 7: “Anarchist ideologues with influence in the House of Representatives use suicidal blackmail that harms our national interests.”

October 2: “Long-term agreements with the Soviet Union on nuclear weapons demanded a compromise, but not one-sided surrender. Lesson for Iran? "

September 28: “Putin very successfully pushes away all future candidates for the Eurasian Union.

September 26: "We are at a historic crossroads: the US-Iran agreement could prevent a regional explosion."

September 16: "The progress of the US-Iranian dialogue, which will lead to an agreement, may contribute to a settlement in Syria."

September 13: “Excessive simplification - thinking that Russia and China are always at the same time. Russia's interests in Syria and the Middle East are not the interests of China. ”

September 12: "The desire for a unilateral military solution to the Syrian crisis is fraught with a regional war."
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  1. Edward72
    Edward72 25 October 2013 08: 14
    +2
    That brawl ... oh
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 25 October 2013 08: 24
      20
      . As an illustration of his thesis, Brzezinski cites the fact that the documentary (sponsored by Boris Berezovsky), in which the responsibility for the bombings of residential buildings in Moscow in the fall of 99, is assigned to the special services,
      Several people on the site told me that the FSB exploded at home. Did they know that the film was shot on the loot of Berezovsky, who in turn sponsored the terrorists? Au debaters where are you ?????

      October 22: "Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the katyn massacre."
      And thank God that Russia will not become a democracy!

      October 10: “By detaining a ship owned by Greenpeace, Putin behaves like Somali pirates, demanding a ransom for activists.”
      What a ransom, each five years old to ventilate the brain, that’s the whole ransom.


      September 28: “Putin very successfully pushes away all future candidates for the Eurasian Union.

      As far as I remember, this clown about the vehicle said that the organization would not exist.
      1. Canep
        Canep 25 October 2013 10: 42
        +3
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        And thank God that Russia will not become a democracy!

        God forbid us from their democracy, Although in the modern world there are almost no non-democratic countries, no president can rule his country without the support of his people, a good example is Saakashvili, they don’t put him in Georgia. Democracy is completely absent in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, where power rests on petrodollars, the army and the police. Even in the UAE, the president must take into account (and take into account) the interests of visiting workers, businessmen and tourists, otherwise everything will be dumped from there.
        And Brzezinski is one of the few sober-minded politicians, though he always speaks out from the point of view of American interests, which is understandable, such a position deserves respect.
        1. Ross
          Ross 25 October 2013 11: 39
          +2
          “I had a period of hope ... when Medvedev was president,” Gates said. - He understood the problems of Russia, he understood that ties with the West were necessary. It seems to me that Putin is all in the past: a lost empire, former glory. ”


          Like in a mirror. Who has the lost empire and former glory?
    2. Civil
      Civil 25 October 2013 08: 31
      18
      Fierce enemy of Russia, seasoned Russophobe, classic anti-Soviet! This adversary must be read and listened to clearly see the landmarks.
      1. SHILO
        SHILO 25 October 2013 08: 49
        +5
        Quote: Civil
        Washington's political celebrities gathered to honor Brzezinski and a new book about him - former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former White House National Security Advisor to Bush Jr. Stephen Hadley, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Brent Scowcroft - National Security Advisor to the Presidential Administration Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.


        This is how they managed to collect so many spiders in one bank? recourse
        1. SHILO
          SHILO 25 October 2013 08: 55
          0
          Vadim excuse me pliz, that- with quoting confused!
      2. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 25 October 2013 08: 59
        +6
        Quote: Civil
        Fierce enemy of Russia, seasoned Russophobe, classic anti-Soviet! This adversary must be read and listened to clearly see the landmarks.

        So it’s true, but I still don’t understand the change in rhetoric regarding Russia, or it has grown wiser, or they are plotting something. what
        1. APES
          APES 25 October 2013 09: 11
          +5
          Quote: Vladimirets
          either wiser, or something plotting

          definitely plotting
          Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, also speaking at the conference, expressed a different opinion. “I had a period of hope ... when Medvedev was president,” Gates said. - He understood the problems of Russia,

          So I think they are just sure that they understand the problems of Russia best of all.
          Zbigniew Brzezinski complained that today there is a high risk of the appearance of presidential candidates who have little knowledge of foreign policy.

          Still, they have a lot of US citizens able to find at least something on the map?
          that one of today's problems of power is the lack of strategic planning (in the past it was a given), and at the same time, society’s ignorance in foreign policy issues

          unfortunately, not only there, taking into account all the reforms of our education, we can say we are closer to this than ever
        2. askort154
          askort154 25 October 2013 12: 48
          +1
          Quote
          Vladimer is so true, but I still do not understand the change in rhetoric with regard to Russia, either he has become smarter, or they are plotting something.

          It seems to me not that, not another. Just a forced statement of real facts (about the USA) and stupid propolan Russophobia (which made him a career in the USA)
        3. Mikhail3
          Mikhail3 25 October 2013 21: 24
          +3
          The world has healed. He was young, sharp, clever, intelligent, he was walking towards the goal ... I did not have time to die in time, no luck. I began to see much more than a torpedo was supposed to, pushing towards the target without unnecessary cerebral spasms. In particular, I saw that the course of the SGA to "win" over us is the road of death for them in the first place.
          Eternal Russia will cry for the dead, crush the traitors and go further into the future. It's hard for us, but we will survive. But the fussy, sick "world domination" states can burst at the turn. And even most likely. Frightened grandfather Bzhe, what is there ...
      3. 222222
        222222 25 October 2013 09: 44
        +1
        And do it your way ..
      4. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 25 October 2013 10: 03
        0
        Quote: Civil
        ! This adversary must be read and listened to,

        If only in the toilet, then use his masterpiece instead of toilet paper.
        1. alone
          alone 25 October 2013 11: 07
          +5
          mmm, a very quick young man! thought the archivist.

          hmm, the old man is a typical bastard! thought Bender.
    3. mirag2
      mirag2 25 October 2013 11: 59
      0
      Which ones?
      Well, the main thing is that the United States clearly refuses to fight against the enemies of Israel.
      This, of course, is a super move, it is beneficial for us.
      With Iran lift the sanctions, then we have a new economic partner, with grandmas.
  2. makarov
    makarov 25 October 2013 08: 21
    11
    It's no secret that for Zbigniew Brzezinski, Russia has always been and will be the enemy number 1. This is confirmed by the published material. He will probably die with the words "I hate ...."
  3. major071
    major071 25 October 2013 08: 23
    +7
    For many years now, Brzezinski has been fond of provoking heated discussions - and considers the nickname given to him “brawler” as a compliment.

    The word is what, a completely different meaning comes to mind. In general, to listen to this old senile - do not respect yourself. The main ideologist of the collapse of the Soviet Union, now wants to ruin Russia. Spraying all over, just to justify the Russians. when will she die?
    1. 10kAzAk01
      10kAzAk01 25 October 2013 09: 06
      +2
      For many years now, Brzezinski has been fond of provoking heated discussions - and considers the nickname given to him “brawler” as a compliment.

      the root of the word did not catch! wassat
    2. Igor39
      Igor39 25 October 2013 09: 53
      +2
      He will be able to destroy Russia in his sore imagination. In reality, Russia sees how the old grandfather is falling apart, the hawk turns into a chicken laughing
      1. alexng
        alexng 25 October 2013 11: 09
        0
        It's just that Bzdynsky Russophobe should be related to Brzezinski (there is a lot of stench and squeal until the wind blows away), but he sometimes unconsciously betrays the plans of our "sworn friends".
      2. kaktus
        kaktus 25 October 2013 14: 26
        +1
        long time in hell truancy put am
  4. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 25 October 2013 08: 23
    +4
    Although sensible thoughts slip through the old fart, in particular, about the possibility of global dominance, but basically he remains faithful to his old repertoire.
    : “Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the reprisal in Katyn”

    Well, what else can you expect from an old Russophobe Pole.
    "Holding up a Greenpeace-owned ship, Putin acts like Somali pirates, demanding a ransom for activists."

    In fact, it was the Greenbacks who behaved in a pirate way, attacking the platform and creating a danger to personnel.
    I think that the United States did the right thing in refraining from a military action in Syria: as a result, even Russia and China realized that the regional explosion that could happen there was not in their interests.

    Here he generally fells from a sore head to a healthy one.
  5. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 25 October 2013 08: 24
    +3
    Bzezhinsky has dramatically changed his rhetoric lately, but he was a terry and irreconcilable "Russophobe".
    1. Yuri Y.
      Yuri Y. 25 October 2013 10: 34
      +2
      “The consequences of excessive interference can be catastrophic,” Brzezinski warns. - We have not won in Korea, in Vietnam, have not already won in Iraq and have not yet won in Afghanistan. I think that the United States did the right thing in refraining from a military action in Syria: as a result, even Russia and China realized that the regional explosion that could happen there was not in their interests. As for the talks (about an attack against) Iran, additional unilateral actions can be dangerous for our interests. ”

      Of course, you will not find him in a sober assessment of the world, but the actions have not changed, he quickly attributed the events on BV to the Americans. For us, apparently he is still @zbig. I associate some mitigation of his rhetoric against Russia with the presence in our leadership of the 5th column and its policy and our dependence, at least in the economy.
      “I had a period of hope ... when Medvedev was president,” Gates said. - He understood the problems of Russia, he understood that ties with the West were necessary. It seems to me that Putin is all in the past: a lost empire, former glory. ”

      As always, they attribute Russia's desire for independent politics to imperial ways. In this regard, as already noted, if independent politics is called imperial, then so be it.
  6. Igor39
    Igor39 25 October 2013 08: 28
    +6
    Zbig grew old, accuses us of such a tone, the USA is no longer a superpower, Putin is on his lips. Time goes by, testosterone falls, and instead of warlike statements, mean analysis and resentment.
  7. Garik
    Garik 25 October 2013 08: 38
    +4
    Yes, this grandfather has long survived from the mind, judging by the tweets he lives during the Cold War. Looks like they suffered then ... And what Katyn is another country, another time, what claims to today's Russia ??
  8. VadimSt
    VadimSt 25 October 2013 08: 47
    +4
    According to Brzezinski, this is largely due to the surface coverage of foreign conflicts in the American media. In his opinion, there are enough talented analysts in the United States - but the White House should set the tone for their work: clearly set goals, adhere to a consistent policy, and exercise extreme caution in everything related to intervention in crises abroad. “The consequences of excessive interference can be disastrous,” Brzezinski warns. - We have not won in Korea, in Vietnam, have not already won in Iraq and have not yet won in Afghanistan. I think that the United States did the right thing in refraining from a military action in Syria: as a result, even Russia and China realized that the regional explosion that could happen there was not in their interests. As for the talks (about an attack against) Iran, additional unilateral actions can be dangerous for our interests. ”

    The first part of the statement (there are enough talented analysts in the USA - but the White House should set the tone for their work) is also relevant for us, - the state needs to work more effectively with professional analysts, this will nullify the nonsense of samizdat psychic analysts and their replication in MASS MEDIA.
    The second part (to exercise extreme caution in everything that concerns intervention in crises abroad), practically coincides with our desires - climb less with your democracy with bayonets.
    And here, the third part (even Russia and China realized that the regional explosion that could happen there is not in their interests), probably looks like an attempt to blame everything from a bad mind to a healthy one - it was Russia and China that stood in the way of direct aggression in Syria, and did not draw conclusions based on the position of the United States!
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 25 October 2013 09: 09
      +4
      Quote: VadimSt
      And here, the third part (even Russia and China realized that the regional explosion that could happen there is not in their interests), probably looks like an attempt to blame everything from a bad mind to a healthy one

      Don't cling to grandpa. If he was "pleasantly surprised by Obama's knowledge," then he definitely falls into childhood. Everything is already seen in pink.
  9. Selevc
    Selevc 25 October 2013 08: 59
    +1
    Brzezhinsky, although an ENEMY, but I must admit that America once had politics at the helm of politics three heads taller and smarter than in the Union ... Ours read on paper and are reading now and only knew how to hang orders and kiss ... And politicians 90- x type of Chernomyrdin, so those generally seem to be merely standing on the background of people like Bzezhinsky !!!
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 25 October 2013 09: 05
      +4
      Do you like Brzezinski because he hates us so much?
      1. Selevc
        Selevc 25 October 2013 17: 53
        +1
        Quote: Igor39
        Do you like Brzezinski because he hates us so much?

        I do not like Brzezinski - but I don’t like our politicians of the last 30 years even more ... Perhaps, apart from Putin and Medvedev, the rest even outwardly always looked like beefy and slow-witted pigs than people ...
        Listening to Bzezhinsky, I do not quite agree with him, but I understand that in the United States there was and is strategic planning, and in the former USSR, and even now, there is a tradition of disregarding the opinion of the people and the complete closeness of the authorities and this habit of living according to the principle "after us, even a flood "...

        And most importantly, unlike America, our authorities, neither under the USSR, nor now were at one with their people, but always everyone did what they wanted and they ruled more like tsar-tyrants than representatives of the people ...
        So it’s better to respect a worthy enemy than underestimate him ...
    2. olol
      olol 25 October 2013 10: 01
      +1
      Quote: Selevc
      Ours have read and are reading now on a piece of paper and were able to only hang orders and kiss.


      The only fault of Brezhnev, as well as of Stalin, was not able to prepare worthy receivers and transfer power.
    3. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 25 October 2013 10: 05
      0
      Quote: Selevc
      . Our read on a piece of paper and are reading now

      Here on a piece of paper, they read US politicians, and when they don’t read, they use prompters.
    4. Altona
      Altona 25 October 2013 19: 07
      +1
      Serpent Vrazhinsky ... Pan Zbigniew ... And the older, the thinner his brain vyser ... If the ideology of Yeltsin and the Corporation of Traitors had not been abolished, then there would be no Ukraine, with the "moronic" Rada and the "moronic" Yanukovych. ..Ukraine is his direct brainchild, rejoice, lads garny and go to Europe ...
  10. vlad.svargin
    vlad.svargin 25 October 2013 09: 10
    +2
    ZK Brzezinski was born in 1928 into a family of Polish aristocrats - this is where the origins of hatred towards Russians come from (this was the time of the fierce Russophobia of the Poles). In him lay a mixture of Polish (gentry) hysteria and, subsequently, American egocentrism. An admirer of Kissinger, he became Carter's advisor and always pursued the policy of his "patron". And it still influences the US foreign policy. Although some members of the forum consider him a "senile", he is still a "smart senile" (and still our enemy). He sought the fall of the USSR and later treated Russia as a defeated enemy, but at the end of his life he "grew wiser":
    According to Brzezinski, the United States has lost the position of "global dominance", which in today's world is basically impossible. “For thirteen years after 1990, we were a superpower, and all of this was recognized,” the politician said. “But we are no longer in that position, and it is unlikely that we will restore it: we will no longer be as omnipotent and unique as twenty years ago

    And it pleases that even such a hater of Russia has a different view of America.
  11. Civil
    Civil 25 October 2013 09: 14
    +2
    Quote: Vladimirets
    Quote: Civil
    Fierce enemy of Russia, seasoned Russophobe, classic anti-Soviet! This adversary must be read and listened to clearly see the landmarks.

    So it’s true, but I still don’t understand the change in rhetoric regarding Russia, or it has grown wiser, or they are plotting something. what

    As a true conservative, he likes some of Russia's decisions, but this is strictly for domestic use, the domestic policy of the West. And the game against our country has long been a personal issue for him.
  12. Bykov.
    Bykov. 25 October 2013 09: 17
    +2
    ... Zbigniew Brzezinski is convinced that one of today's problems of power is the lack of strategic planning ...

    What, without us, your filthy Coexistence, has lost all meaning?
  13. Valery Neonov
    25 October 2013 09: 46
    +2
    Old man tired
    ssii
    [b] The Russians are a stubborn people, and if one day they had a good idea, they will sooner or later implement it with a truly Russian scale! ''
  14. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 25 October 2013 09: 48
    +1
    But America, after the fall of the USSR, had a chance, or rather, it was a choice either to drag Russia to its side, having built an equal alliance, or to have a feast on the bones of the USSR and drink all their achievements there, trampling Russia into the mud, the Americans chose the second. It’s possible to consider complete and unconditional American domination that lasted only 90 years, now America is still strong, but you can’t call it an unconditional world hegemon, now the period of American slow decline has begun, as in the late Roman Empire, when everything seems to be already there is no one to fight, for there are no equal opponents in power, but unconditional power over the world is gradually becoming a thing of the past, and some time will pass and around the jackals they will begin to gather in order to grab a piece fatter from the dying empire.
  15. nod739
    nod739 25 October 2013 10: 04
    +4
    Quote: lewerlin53rus
    : “Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the reprisal in Katyn”
    Well, what else can you expect from an old Russophobe Pole.


    can I answer him:
    US won't become democracy until it recognizes genocide of millions of Indians in the past
    as well as the genocide of Koreans, Vietnamese, Iraqi Libyans .... in recent history
  16. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 25 October 2013 10: 19
    +3
    Quote: "Adhere to a consistent policy, and be extremely careful about intervening in crises abroad." The consequences of over-intervention can be disastrous, Brzezinski warns. "
    A notorious anti-Russian politician, the pathological enemy of Russia once again confirms his reputation as an intelligent, cunning and always modern politician. His analytics is logical, thought out, always carries a certain semantic load. In a word, a worthy ideological enemy.
  17. quaint
    quaint 25 October 2013 11: 35
    0
    “Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the reprisal in Katyn”
    They proved the same. that the Germans committed this reprisal
  18. Thirteenth
    Thirteenth 25 October 2013 11: 47
    +1
    From Zbigniew Brzezinski's tweets (@zbig):

    October 22: "Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the reprisal in Katyn." Throughout its history, the United States unleashed 250 wars directly or indirectly. Http://forum.roerich.info/showthread.php? T = 12420
  19. knn54
    knn54 25 October 2013 12: 31
    +1
    -Zbigniew Brzezinski and in his eighty-five remains one of the most active and sought-after American analysts.
    Doctor, I'm 85 years old, and I'm still running for skirts.
    Yes, you are well done.
    Yes, only "I will not get it", why am I doing this.
  20. Horst78
    Horst78 25 October 2013 13: 24
    +1
    Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, also speaking at the conference, expressed a different opinion. “I had a period of hope ... when Medvedev was president,” Gates said. - He understood the problems of Russia, he understood that ties with the West were necessary.
    Clear pepper, he's your mishandled Cossack.
    October 22: "Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the katyn massacre."
    Panovskaya blood does not give rest am
    October 10: “By detaining a ship owned by Greenpeace, Putin behaves like Somali pirates, demanding a ransom for activists.”
    85 all the same, morality grows stronger lol
  21. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 25 October 2013 14: 09
    +1
    Strong old man. Can hire him for consultations? If the enemy inside understands his wrong, then this is stronger than hitting him on the head.
    1. Corsair5912
      Corsair5912 25 October 2013 17: 01
      0
      Quote: Asan Ata
      Can hire him for consultations?

      Who needs the trash of this old ass. He sings his song all his life.
  22. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 25 October 2013 15: 28
    0
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    . As an illustration of his thesis, Brzezinski cites the fact that the documentary (sponsored by Boris Berezovsky), in which the responsibility for the bombings of residential buildings in Moscow in the fall of 99, is assigned to the special services,
    Several people on the site told me that the FSB exploded at home. Did they know that the film was shot on the loot of Berezovsky, who in turn sponsored the terrorists? Au debaters where are you ?????

    October 22: "Russia will not become a democracy until it is honest about its Stalinist past - including the katyn massacre."
    And thank God that Russia will not become a democracy!

    October 10: “By detaining a ship owned by Greenpeace, Putin behaves like Somali pirates, demanding a ransom for activists.”
    What a ransom, each five years old to ventilate the brain, that’s the whole ransom.


    September 28: “Putin very successfully pushes away all future candidates for the Eurasian Union.

    As far as I remember, this clown about the vehicle said that the organization would not exist.

    I agree with you, but I want to add: well, the Amer’s affairs are really bad if one of their main troubadours and Russophobes sang a waste to America!
  23. amp
    amp 25 October 2013 15: 30
    +2
    Listen to what the enemies say and do the opposite.
    If Brzezinski scolds Putin, then at least he is doing something right.
  24. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 25 October 2013 15: 34
    0
    The article is not bad and it was a pleasure, said by Zbig about the inability of the USA to further hegemony in the world. The states have worn up, have torn the navel from exorbitant ambitions and brandishing a baton of war. But early to calm down a wounded beast is very dangerous to be alert!
  25. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 25 October 2013 16: 58
    +2
    Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, also speaking at the conference, expressed a different opinion. “I had a period of hope ... when Medvedev was president,” Gates said. - He understood the problems of Russia, he understood that ties with the West were necessary. I think that Putin is all in the past: a lost empire, former glory. "

    According to the Yankees such as Robert Gates and Brzezinski, the correct world order is one superpower - the USA empire, which rules the whole planet.
    In the country, in their opinion, democracy, if the Yankees are puppets in power, and the Yankees set their prices for all goods and natural resources.
    Of course, the Yankees are pleased with the slug Dima, not Putin, trying to pull Russia out of the pit into which spotted Gorbi and the drunk Benya pushed her.
  26. Arkan
    Arkan 25 October 2013 17: 25
    +2
    The old fox stated a fact, the American soap bubble burst, the stagnation of the system is evident.
  27. 528Obrp
    528Obrp 25 October 2013 17: 45
    +1
    Quote: kartalovkolya
    Worn out
    = y_n_e_n_d_o_s_i_l_and_s_b
  28. chenia
    chenia 25 October 2013 20: 00
    +3
    Quote: MIKHAN
    Bzezhinsky has dramatically changed his rhetoric lately, but he was a terry and irreconcilable "Russophobe".


    Zbignev must be respected as an enemy unambiguously. You always know what to expect from him. I always believed that the SEMFriends were the worst (they always betray at the right time and are worthy of charity).
    And this tricky pan proposes not to weaken Russia, for the prospect of a confrontation with China. Well, not the states, do such a dangerous job.
    That's where his new thinking and new rhetoric come from.
    1. 311ove
      311ove 25 October 2013 21: 54
      +1
      Guys! Vzd -.... Bzst -... Zhezinsky I remember 30 years ago! No need to joke about this grandfather .... "Hurray-patriotism" does not pass, definitely !!!! To my regret, he is on friendly terms with his head, unfortunately, unlike theirs and our former presidents!
      1. Corsair5912
        Corsair5912 26 October 2013 09: 42
        0
        Quote: 311ove
        Guys! Vzd -.... Bzst -... Zhezinsky I remember 30 years ago! No need to joke about this grandfather .... "Hurray-patriotism" does not pass, definitely !!!! To my regret, he is on friendly terms with his head, unfortunately, unlike theirs and our former presidents!

        Brzezinski is still a trick. The double enemy, pathologically hates Russia and everything Russian, like a Pole, hates the USSR and everything Soviet, like the Yankees.
        Since the head of this two-faced subject is not in order since childhood, common sense is alien to Zbigniew Kazimierz. He devoted his whole life to drawing up plans for the destruction of Russia-the USSR, such deep-rooted phobias are treated with a guillotine, a loop and a bullet.
        It is a pity that he did not jump out of the window like the USA Secretary of Defense.
        On May 22, 1949, the first US Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy, James Vincent Forrestal, threw himself out of the 16th floor window of a naval hospital shouting "The Russians are coming!" When he saw a red fire engine on a Washington street.

        Kazimierz also needs to be lured higher and shown a fire engine, and not read the bowel movements of his rotten brain.