Viewpoint: The plan behind the war

Viewpoint: The plan behind the war

By Joe Baker

The plan behind the war

By Joe Baker

Senior Editor

George W. Bush’s War on Terror is really just a smokescreen for a global strategy first spelled out in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Writing in the magazine Foreign Affairs of the Council on Foreign Relations, a globalist government front group, Brzezinski offered what he termed a “geostrategy for Eurasia.”

He views the United States as the indispensable world power, unmatched in military, economic, technological and cultural means. Its rightful objective, he believes, is centered on control of Eurasia, which harbors 60 percent of the world’s gross national product and 75 percent of its energy resources.

“Europe is America’s essential geopolitical bridgehead in Eurasia,” Brzezinski declared. “America’s stake in a democratic Europe is enormous. A larger Europe will expand the range of American influence without simultaneously creating a Europe so politically integrated that it could challenge the United States on matters of geopolitical influence, particularly in the Middle East.”

The former national security advisor said this country must work closely with France and Germany to create a politically viable Europe more closely linked to the U.S., and it would widen the scope of influence of our system.

Back then, he advocated a free trade agreement with the European Union and the enlargement of NATO. This, he said, should move forward in deliberate stages.

A key part of Brzezinski’s long-term strategy is to divide Russia into three principal parts—a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic. This, he hopes, would thwart any Russian imperialism and may ultimately give the U.S. access to the vast natural resources of the former Soviet Union.

He said the Ukraine is a vitally important component of this plan as is support for Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. It is no coincidence that the first insertion of American troops into the Caspian Sea region was in Uzbekistan.

The next important step is to keep Turkey in the Western camp. “If Turkey feels like a European outcast,” Brzezinski said, “it will become more Islamic and less likely to cooperate with the West in integrating Central Asia into the world community.”

At the time, Brzezinski was in favor of supporting Turkey in its hopes for an oil pipeline from Baku, in Azerbaijan, to Ceyhan on its Mediterranean coast as a major outlet for Caspian basin oil and gas.

He said it was not in America’s interest to continue U.S.-Iranian hostility, yet that is precisely what George Bush has resurrected, and at a time when Iran’s support would be valuable.

Brzezinski also asserted that cooperation between Turkey and Iran, “especially in the construction of new pipelines from Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan” would be to our benefit, especially if the U.S. participated financially.

The eastern anchor of his strategy would be China, which he saw as a regionally dominant power, but not a global one. He said it may qualify as the latter in 20 years.

One aspect of China’s mutual interest with the U.S. is that its growing energy needs requires it have access to and stability in the oil-producing regions.

“The bottom line,” Brzezinski said, “is that America and China need each other in Eurasia.” Without a viable relationship with the U.S., China would be unlikely to attract the enormous foreign investment it needs to be a regional power.

At the same time, he said, the U.S. must make it clear that Japan is our global partner but not an Asian ally against China. He said we should steer Japan away from trying to be an Asian power and direct it toward reconciliation and cooperation with Korea.

The ultimate objective is what Brzezinski calls “a transcontinental security arrangement” which amounts to a global government with NATO as the global enforcement arm.

All of this is predicated on a strong and healthy economy in Europe. Today, however, economic conditions in Germany are nearing a crisis point.

At the same time, Bush is spending exorbitant amounts of money on military hardware and operations, to the point where the U.S. economy is under more severe stress than most observers are willing to admit.

Should world economy crash and burn, Brzezinski’s dream of a global government with America controlling the world’s resources while keeping Russia and China from imperial activities, would be just that—a forlorn dream.

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