August 29, 2013
During a short interview with Germany’s DW News last
Monday, former US National Security Adviser and Trilateral Commission
co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski commented on the growing inefficiency of
war due to the increased political knowledge of the public.
“Given the contemporary reality of what I have called in my writings ‘Global Political Awakening,’
a policy of force based primarily on Western and in some cases former
colonial powers does not seem to me a very promising avenue to an
eventual solution to the regional problem,” said Brzezinski, referring to the situation in Syria.
Despite Brzezinski’s noted long-term relationship with Obama which included a top foreign
policy adviser position, Brzezinski denied any specific knowledge of
his plans regarding Syria, saying that if the administration has a
strategy, it’s a “very well-kept secret.”
Obama’s Middle Eastern strategy has been a mere continuation of the
policies seen under Bush, exemplified by former four star general and
NATO commander Wesley Clark’s admission of the Bush-era Pentagon plan to overthrow several countries including Libya and Syria.
Although Brzezinski at times attempts to appear opposed to military interventionism, President Obama’s actions in Syria, which include
the support of admitted Al Qaeda fighters, closely mirrors several of
Brzezinski’s previous policies, most notably the opposition to the
Soviet Union in 1979, where decisions made by Brzezinski led to the
creation of Al Qaeda through the CIA funding of the Afghan Mujaheddin.