He understands that politics is about dealing with the circumstances and reality of the times.
I think B’ski is a man who has grown mature and changed with the season as he mellows and ripens with age… unlike Henry Kissinger who froze himself in a liquid nitrogen bath of Zionist cant and dogma and he has grown unflexible and impervious to change. He will not mellow and mature with age… he will simply rot from within a la Ariel Sharon!
Listen to this compelling interview. What struck me most was Brzezinski’s calm, dispassionate analysis of the global strategic dynamics in play, and especially of the Middle East. Horror of horrors (at least to AIPAC and their like), he even mentioned Israel’s nuclear capability and the fact that an Israeli attack on Iran would prompt an Iranian response against the US, for its “complicity” (his word) in any such attack. What was not in evidence was any of the emotionalism so prevalent in these sorts of discussions, just an evaluation from the perspective of US national interests — an evaluation that would send cold shudders down Israeli spines.
What I did not hear was any assessment of what the US should do to forestall an Israeli attack on Iran with all of its attendant consequences. I have not read his new book yet. I recall a remark attributed to him a couple of years ago to the effect that if the Israelis launched such an attack, the US should simply shoot down their planes. Of course, that would cost the US most of its 5th and 6th fleets, thanks to those excellent Dolphin – class submarines Germany has provided Israel, almost certainly armed with nuclear weapons now…Wouldn’t that be a wake-up call for the US?
His assessment of President Obama’s leadership is interesting. It is worth listening to the whole 35 min interview here, Brzezinski is Piloting and dealing honestly with the facts of the situation. He asserts “We have to consolidate and revitalize the west. Americans must place greater emphasis on the more subtle dimensions of national power, such as innovation, education, the balance of force and diplomacy, and the quality of political leadership”
Gordon, thanks for uploading to youtube the most important part of the Interview (7 minutes)before it vanished: