Commentaries from Russian media: The main miscalculation of Brzezinski, the ideological father of the collapse of the USSR

March 31, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Zbigniew Brzezinski turns 85.

Correspondents of “KP” Alexander Grishin and Daria Aslamova remembering the victories and defeats of one of the most prominent “enemies of Moscow.”

Anticommunist? Yes, but even more – Russophobe.

Russophobia has long family roots in his family. His Father – Tadeusz Brzezinski – was a diplomat of ones bourgeois Poland and was a staunch ally of Hitler against the USSR. By a variety of information available, it was Zbigniew’s dad who worked in 1938 in Moscow, who contributed much to the Warsaw’s rejection to allow the passage of the Soviet troops to help Prague after the Munich Agreement, which delivered Czechoslovakia to Hitler.

Meanwhile Poland has also bitten off a considerable piece of torn Czechoslovakia. It is surprising, but Zbigniew’s wife Emily, a daughter of Edward Benes the president of Czechoslovakia who was deposed by the Nazis, shared her husband’s russophobe views.

“Iron Zbigniew”, as was nicknamed Brzezinski, played a prominent role in American foreign policy in the second half of the XX and the beginning of XXI century.

Suffice to say that as a professor he formed the views of his former students Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice, who later became U.S. Secretary of State. He was also engaged in Latin America, Middle East, but most of he was busy with the main enemy of the U.S. – the USSR.


Brzezinski was the author of the American doctrine in regards to the Soviet Union, which can be characterized in short phrase “drive it like a horse.” He reached his peak of activity with President Jimmy Carter, who made him his national security adviser.

In 1998 Brzezinski admitted, “Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime of Kabul July 3, 1979.”

A question from a journalist (at that time the Taliban ruled in Afghanistan; “Al-Qaeda” has not attacked the twin towers yet), wouldn’t it be dangerous to supply Bin Laden with weapons, Brzezinski dismissed: “That secret operation was an excellent idea. Its purpose was to lead the Russian into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? .. Which is more important in the history of the world – The Taliban or the fall of the Soviet empire? ”

His moment of triumph was the collapse of the USSR. He predicted the future of our country back in 1988, as follows: “Long-term it would cause riots …, further concessions and ill-considered change, … reforms in the economy are likely to deprive the main benefits of the Soviet workers, namely, job security and a stable salary … increase among the peoples of the USSR national and religious conflicts and separatist aspirations would follow. ” One can agree, all depicted very accurately.

And with Russia – bummer

For the  successor of the USSR Brzezinski saw a very specific future – a U.S. vassal. Better yet, the Brzezinski strategy was to wait for Russia to be chopped in several small states …

Brzezinski: “The new world order under U.S. hegemony was created against Russia at the expense of Russia and on the ruins of Russia.”

And initially everything went according to this recipe, in deed, at least for as long as Yeltsin was at the rule. There was a policy “take sovereignty as much as you want,” and a shock therapy …

Starting in the summer of 2000 however, “Brzezinski’s system” began to falter.

If Russia would pursue Eurasian ambitions, it will remain imperial, and imperial traditions must be eliminated – Brzezinski warned. He Warned, but could not prevent it.

Putin’s Russia was rapidly acquiring allies. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Customs Union and the Eurasian Union, … this was for Brzezinski like a bone in the throat.

Another bone was the collapse of his plans to split the Ukraine and Russia. The plan was to bring to power in Kiev the “oranges” (failed), to get it under NATO control (failed), to block the Russian Black Sea Fleet (failed), to introduce a visa regime between Ukraine and Russia (failed).

He devoted his life to the destruction of the Russian giant. But the giant is still alive. And this is for Zbigniew a nightmare.

Brzezinski to “Komsomolskaya Pravda”: “I love Russia, but …”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former power broker in the administration of President Jimmy Carter is today consulting, researching, lecturing, and has a very active social life, as for example he attends the indispensable annual ball held in New York by Kosciuszko Foundation, which unites people from Poland living in America.

Many believe that his views on Russia, unchanged since the days of the Cold War, do still have a significant impact on the minds of the administration of the U.S. President.

Whether he advises directly Barack Obama, is unknown. But publicly he offers his thoughts so that their true influence becomes clear only after some time.

What does he think now about our country? I called the hero of the day: “Happy Birthday, Mr. Brzezinski! Say a few words to the “KP”: the feelings you have for Russia? “He thanked for the congratulations, but said he would response in an email. And soon it came. It was a short message: “I love Russia so much that I want Russia to be Russia.” That’s it, understand what you want …

New York. Alexei Osipov


Devil midlevel

Special Correspondent of “KP” Daria Aslamova recalls her interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski in 2008.

He impressed me, almost like a devil. Incredible energy, frail body, biting irony, hidden in the corners of the narrow aged eyes and inexplicable sense of danger. How can you be afraid of the feeble old man? You can, if his mind has the destructive force.

At one time I felt hatred for this young man for doing everything to destroy my home, the USSR. Brzezinski – the author of the whole ideology of “struggle against totalitarianism.” It was a great idea – to turn on the battle of “capitalism against communism” in the struggle between “democracy and totalitarianism,” thus depriving the enemy of moral superiority. Prior to that, the financial capital had nothing to oppose the idea of ​​”universal brotherhood and solidarity.”

With time my hatred was gone. I even reached out to Brzezinski hand, saying, “It’s nice to shake hands with the most famous of our enemies. Especially if the enemy is smart. ” He gave me an arrogant look, “It’s true. However, it’s a bad idea to increase the numbers of presumable enemies as it likes to do your Putin. ”

I came to Brzezinski clearly with a desire to learn what we should not do.

How? Very simple. Ask him for advise where Russia should move, in order to do the exact opposite.

Brzezinski immediately began talking about the federalization of Russia: “Russia can not develop because of the exceptional centralization. If you had the Commonwealth republics with centers in the Far East, Siberia and Moscow, all regions would be in a much more advantageous position. If the U.S. were centralized country like Russia, we never would have California and New York. ”

“But the United States and Russia – are countries with very different historical reality – I said. – In the U.S., in every state are people of different nationalities and even races. Russia, by contrast, consists of national republics, each of which can lay claim to an independent role. Federalization – is the first step to the collapse of Russia. ”

“Unfortunately, you have a tendency to consider any criticism as being hostile,” – said the man.

Brzezinski felt irritated by the fact that Russia still exists as a united country, that his life’s work is not finished yet.

Yes, the USSR is dead, but Russia is still alive. So, we must finish its federalization, shattering it into many small republics. That’s when he could die in peace, so it seams. But he’s still alive.

However, Brzezinski will hardly ever die. He is immortal. Immortal as the idea of ​​war.

After all, the wars, cold or hot, seam never to end.


Narrated from Russian



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