Carol Platt Liebau: Why Would We Listen to <i>Him</i>?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Why Would We Listen to Him?

Perhaps it was inevitable that Carter era national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski would surface to proclaim that terrorism isn't the real problem -- the real problem is the phrase "war on terror." He denounces the "national brainwashing on the subject of terror," "fear-mongering" and "paranoia" generated by both the phrase itself, and the struggle it denotes. Perhaps it would be better if we just turned a blind eye and a deaf eye to the intentions of our enemies, a la the Clinton administration, and just hoped another day of reckoning would never come?

The feckless and bizarre nature of the piece is evident even from the pains he takes to defend the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- a group that was, according to Daniel Pipes, founded by Islamic terrorists.

Granted, there isn't much that Brzezinski is right about these days, as I've pointed out before. But then again, given that he's part of the most miserably failed foreign policy team of my lifetime, who's surprised? After all, it was his political patron, Jimmy Carter, who noted at the time that the Shah of Iran was deposed that not all change was negative. Wrong again.

Read this whole sorry Brzezinski article for yourself. In his world, the terrorists aren't the problem -- the Bush Administration is. Doesn't that pretty much tell you everything you need to know about today's Democrat party?


Blogger Pain said...

Here is a history lesson . . .

The same person who was instrumental in the creation of al Qaeda is now telling the world how to get out from under the shadow of al Qaeda. Brzezinski was there in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan aiding the mujaheddin as they fought the Soviets and won. carter and the CIA did not plan for that peace either they just patted themselves on the back and walked away leaving Afghanistan to the Taleban and securing the first shots on American soil would be fired by al Qaeda.

Reagan, Bush 41 and Clinton all took no note of the Taleban or the foreign acolytes that came to the destroyed country to train for the new jihad being called for by Ayam al Zawahiri and financed by Osama bin Laden through Wahhabi in Riyadh.

As much as control of the United States government is important to persons of means like yourself such ideological arguments mean very little when the solution to the so-called war on terror is the same solution to the problems facing the Palestinians and the Israelis.

The United States says it stands for democracy but only on its own terms. if the Palestinian people elect a Hamas government they say no these are terrorists they cannot participate. This is the same sort of doctrine imposed by the Soviets in opposition to Imre Nagy in 1956-58 in Hungary. A single voice for democracy cried out from behind the iron Curtain then and no one came to help. Democracy abroad matters only to the USA when it can exploit the resources of the country to be "civilized' or when the exploitation would not result in a retaliation.

Bush's blunder is not that he has merely failed the people of Iraq but he has cost America a change to secure peace globally for the first time in many decades. The events of 9/11/01 were just that an event in history and in the centuries to come the event will be seen more likely as a turning point that either began the great decline of America or gave the people of America a chance to see what a horror they could become if they turned to theocracy, politicization of the judicial branch and fascist loyalty to a chief executive controlled by corporate interest that surely would flee the United States at the first sign of any impending doom. [See Halliburton's flight to the UAE as a primer for this.]

It must must be a pleasure to live in such changing historical times but to live in them is to realize what has been lost because of those who have attempted to deepen the corruption in the US government by taking advantage of the fear cause by the attacks of 9/11/01.

Qu'ul cuda praedex nihil!

5:02 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Germany and Japan had to be defeated and rebuilt. Not easy. Short term US politics has dictated the agenda since 1960. When the US people re-learn history and accept the long term and ignore the MSM then hope for the future can be seen. Iraq and Iran have not recovered from the Hitler and Stalin involvements of 1940s so again a long term agenda is needed.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Spoken like a true America-hater.

Why not try some true history, pain. Since the inception of Islam, the world has had to deal with a political ideology that has seen only it's way as the only way for the world. The spread of it's "religion" by force from the beginning has been the main method of conversion, and their alternatives have been heavy taxation while practicing one's faith in secret, or death. People like yourself who see America as the enemy of the world are ethically bankrupt and morally corrupt. "Stupid" is another word that comes to mind. Why not stay in your own little fantasy world, pretend you're a demon, and try not to hurt yourself trying to make heads or tails out of the way the world really works. You and your friends from "hell" bore me to no end.

8:21 PM  
Blogger JohnnyT. said...

When it comes to Islamic terrorism most people I know (just happen to be conservatives) have no real fear. We only have a desire to exterminate this cancerous ideology from the face of this world.There can be no treating with a sub-sect that wishes to eliminate you as you are standing in the way of their world view. The time has come for freedom loving people all over the world to stand up and undo the years of inaction that have allowed this threat to gain strength. If we all try to be politically correct the Islamo terror threat will use that against US. If we do not act that is still an action.

8:26 AM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Have any of you guys ever talked to a Muslim? Walked down the street in a Muslim area of town? Asked them what they think about the war on terror?

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

OSO, my friend
I teach besides many Muslems. I even roomed with an Iranian Airforce Sgt -(OK, that was when the Shah was in power) My observation was that just about all of them despise these morons as much as we do.

Many of them fear for their lives if they go public. They look at the Wahibi and their ilk as a disease.

5:50 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Yea, Sailent, but they won't talk about those topics. Have you? If so, what did they tell you?

7:01 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Yes I have, Salient. What's your point?

By the way, I actually agree with the sentiment that "The War on Terror" is misleading. I think it dodges the truth. We should be honest enough to say we are at war with Islamic Fascists who are trying to enslave the Middle East if not the entire world.

2:54 PM  

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