NO MORE GRAND CHESSBOARD?

NO MORE GRAND CHESSBOARD?

Many people shared this article, and it's well worth pondering, as it seems the perpetually vowel-impaired Zbgnw Brzznsk is rethinking his grand chessboard idea:

The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski Gives Up On Empire

I cite from the beginning of the article:

The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia. Brzezinski, who was the main proponent of this idea and who drew up the blueprint for imperial expansion in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article in the AI:

As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.

Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.

The first of these verities is that the United States is still the world’s politically, economically, and militarily most powerful entity but, given complex geopolitical shifts in regional balances, it is no longer the globally imperial power.”

(Toward a Global Realignment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, The American Interest)

Repeat: The US is “no longer the globally imperial power.” Compare this assessment to a statement Brzezinski made years earlier in Chessboard when he claimed the US was ” the world’s paramount power.”

“…The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power.” (“The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives,” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997, p. xiii)

The real question is why Mr. Brzznsk would choose this moment to announce what is, in effect, for him a 180 degree reversal, when in fact it has been he who has been quietly behind the expansion of the US's role in the Middle East in recent years, and he who, along with Darth Soros, have been pushing and goading confrontations in Russia. (Remember the Russian invasion of South Ossetia during the Beijng Olympics in 2008?) When one looks back over the long list of US interventions in the Middle East since 9/11, from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria, Lybia, and beyond, think of the vowel-impaired name of Mr. Zbgnw Brzznsk.

By admitting the need to "lead" the realignment, Mr. Brzznsk is in effect admitting that his "Grand Chessboard" - and his policies - have been an utter failure.

So why release this piece now? I submit that Mr. Brzznsk's piece is perhaps yet another bit of evidence that there is deep factional infighting within the U.S. deep state, and that even the most hawkish exponents of American "exceptionalism" and "unipolarism" such as Brzznsk see the handwriting on the wall, and that now, during this election cycle, is when the moment to avoid crisis has come. As I've urged in various conversations and interviews and more recently in my website's members vidchats, I believe this current US election is really not an election at all, but increasingly acquiring more the status of a referendum on past policies and directions.

The article hints of this by pointing out the election timing of Mr. Brzznsk's about-face:

The Obama administration’s reckless foreign policy, particularly the toppling of governments in Libya and Ukraine, has greatly accelerated the rate at which these anti-American coalitions have formed. In other words, Washington’s enemies have emerged in response to Washington’s behavior. Obama can only blame himself.

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has responded to the growing threat of regional instability and the placing of NATO forces on Russia’s borders by strengthening alliances with countries on Russia’s perimeter and across the Middle East. At the same time, Putin and his colleagues in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have established an alternate banking system (BRICS Bank and AIIB) that will eventually challenge the dollar-dominated system that is the source of US global power. This is why Brzezinski has done a quick 180 and abandoned the plan for US hegemony; it is because he is concerned about the dangers of a non-dollar-based system arising among the developing and unaligned countries that would replace the western Central Bank oligopoly. If that happens, then the US will lose its stranglehold on the global economy and the extortionist system whereby fishwrap greenbacks are exchanged for valuable goods and services will come to an end.

Unfortunately, Brzezinski’s more cautious approach is not likely to be followed by presidential-favorite Hillary Clinton who is a firm believer in imperial expansion through force of arms. It was Clinton who first introduced “pivot” to the strategic lexicon in a speech she gave in 2010 titled “America’s Pacific Century”.

And this:

Compare Clinton’s speech to comments Brzezinski made in Chessboard 14 years earlier:

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia… (p.30)….. Eurasia is the globe’s largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. ….About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the world’s GNP and about three-fourths of the world’s known energy resources.” (p.31)

The strategic objectives are identical, the only difference is that Brzezinski has made a course correction based on changing circumstances and the growing resistance to US bullying, domination and sanctions. We have not yet reached the tipping point for US primacy, but that day is fast approaching and Brzezinski knows it.

In contrast, Clinton is still fully-committed to expanding US hegemony across Asia. She doesn’t understand the risks this poses for the country or the world. She’s going to persist with the interventions until the US war-making juggernaut is stopped dead-in-its-tracks which, judging by her hyperbolic rhetoric, will probably happen some time in her first term.

Brzezinski presents a rational but self-serving plan to climb-down, minimize future conflicts, avoid a nuclear conflagration and preserve the global order. (aka–The “dollar system”) But will bloodthirsty Hillary follow his advice?

It may be a case of too little, too late. But whatever one makes of Mr. Brzznsk's about-face, the fact remains that his statements probably represent an emerging consensus within a growing segment of the American deep state. This does not mean they are ready to jump on Mr. Trump's bandwagon either, for they, and Mr. Brzznsk, remain committed globalists. But it does mean they they definitely want to put the brakes on the growing tendency of the neocon establishment to rely on military interventions. The problem for Mr. Brzznsk and Company is rather difficult, for it remains to be seen if Darth Soros, Sith, and Associates will "get the message."

See you on the flip side...

20 thoughts on “NO MORE GRAND CHESSBOARD?”

  1. anyone else noticing russian forces amassing along border of ukraine?

    read somewhere that they’re putting together a big enough contingent to make 1968 czechozlovakia look small.

  2. Robert Barricklow

    Holly Reservations Batman!/The Natives either are either screaming for larger pieces of the profit pie or; God Forbid, are thinking the bottom line is education – not profit!

  3. Robert Barricklow

    The Vampire Squid is running-out of jet-ink to obscure its obsolescence. Is another dinosaur being beached-up.
    Mat the vapid, vacuous vulture capitalists choke-on its carcass.

  4. Me thinks that there may be a fly on THAT wall not content to stay there, but buzzing around driving some to utter distraction. Me also thinks that when it settles down again, it may choose a completely different landing spot. I can only hope it isn’t my nose. I supposedly stick it in so many places that aren’t suppose to be any of my business, perhaps it will die of exhaustion just trying to keep up. Ah, such is life, so many converging roads. Maybe the scientists are wrong. Maybe things do happen all at once.

  5. As for what happened in the Ukraine, don’t forget about Paul Manafort, a close associate of Donald Trump and previously an advisor of his campaign. This manipulation of global affairs runs deep in the psyche of the rich.

    In addition to the assessment of Joseph, which is most likely right on target, I’d like to suggest that possibly another motive may be that they’ve set their goals a lot higher, as in off world and the desire to be the leaders into stellar domination.

  6. Hell froze over.

    I doubt if Madam Clinton could do anything other than continue to serve and submit to the god of forces.

  7. After a semi-recent visit with Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Henry Kissinger also bent over and kissed his a$$ good-bye: Bye-Bye Unipolarism.

    Two down, two to go: Trump & Hillary. Although Hillary will probably trounce Trump, Hillary knows that her biggest threat is the anti-Cabal BRICS alliance, now consisting of most nations on the planet — explicitly or implicitly.

    Obama & Bibi see the handwriting on the wall. Thus, Obama is doing a deal with Russia on Syria; and Bibi is negotiating Israeli national security assurances with Russia — in exchange for Golan Heights, West Bank & Gaza concessions+.

    Game Set Match. Peace is at hand. Maybe… ;-).

    1. The only way Hillary will win is if they rig the election or vote against the popular vote. The polls are fake, Trump is way ahead. I don’t know anyone who is for Hillary; everyone I know is for Trump. This has the establishment freaking out and putting out rigged poll results, in possible preparation for a UN and FBI rigged election for Hillary.

      1. I agree with you, Roger. When the Black Panthers and the Reverend Jackson voice their support to Trump, there is SOMETHING going on and it isn’t in support of the female candidate. If she wins, then the election is rigged beyond what we peons can imagine.

        http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/28/new-black-panther-leader-quanell-x-trump-right-democrats-exploiting-black-votes/

        http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/shock_video_jesse_jackson_gushes_with_praise_for_donald_trump.html

  8. The genii is out of the bottle….the clash is already on…but typical of criminals such as these he has written his exit plan to deflect from his sociopathic war crimes.

  9. Your comment is awaiting moderation.” Too close to the truth?
    goshawks – August 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm.

  10. Thoughts brought up by Joseph’s article:

    First, it is a matter of financing your global expansion. The globalists mortgaged America’s future to the hilt, hoping that they would sweep all before them and emerge victorious before the money became due. After that did not entirely happen, the country began to implode – triggering social unrest. The 0.001%ers looked around, and it began to sink-in that they were becoming vulnerable to pitchforks. One response is Zbgnw Brzznsk’s article; the other is buying land in Patagonia…

    Second, the globalists have basically won. If you substitute Central Banker for globalist (a valid one-for-one substitution), the number of non-CB-ruled countries is down to Iran and North Korea (with some unrest in Russia and China). Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild once said, “”Give me control of a nation’s money, and I care not who makes it’s laws.” Still true…

    Third, the globalists have basically won. They have pushed the globalist borders to the edge of Russia. (They originally wanted to ‘contain’ Russia, and they have.) Nearly all Russian allies have been conquered, ‘failed state’-ed, or eviscerated in internal conflicts (surprise!). Now, they can sit back and make conciliatory statements.

    Fourth, the globalists have basically won. If you substitute Zionist for globalist (a valid one-for-one substitution), the number of non-Zionist-ruled countries is down to near-zero, depending on how you define ‘ruled’. Nearly all anti-Zionist nations have been conquered, ‘failed state’-ed, or eviscerated in internal conflicts (surprise!). Now, the Zionists can sit back and make conciliatory statements.

    We are well on the way to becoming the Harkonnen homeworld, Giedi Prime, with its noble/serf system and embedded cruelty. It is going to take some unaccounted-for, surprise ‘input’ to foil the long-running plans, at this point…

  11. One question in what opium den has Zbigneiw Brzezinski residing in all these decades. In his article he openly admits to at least five centuries of mayhem and genocide around the World brought by the pillars of civilization Western Europe. China and Russia would have to be certified insane to trust the CSA after over a century of dealing with it and the rest of Western Europe has this man no shame or guilt for what he and his ilk have sown around the World.

  12. Amazing..What a slimy piece of work this guy is.. When will the architects of death that you guys have as politicians be held accountable for their crimes?

    1. oops.. just reported myself.. What I meant to say.. was .. when will the architects of death that we ALL have as politicians.. Lets not show any favouritism to your politicians.. They are all corrupt.

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