Brzezinski Warns of Pretext for War With Iran (UPDATE)

UPDATE: A reporter from the World Socialist Web Site questioned Brzezinski immediately after the hearing;

Following the hearing, this reporter asked Brzezinski directly if he was suggesting that the source of a possible provocation might be the US government itself. The former national security adviser was evasive.

The following exchange took place:

Q: Dr. Brzezinski, who do you think would be carrying out this possible provocation?

A: I have no idea. As I said, these things can never be predicted. It can be spontaneous.

Q: Are you suggesting there is a possibility it could originate within the US government itself?

A: I’m saying the whole situation can get out of hand and all sorts of calculations can produce a circumstance that would be very difficult to trace.



Congressman Ron Paul has some big-name company joining his warning of a pretext for war with Iran. (Of course, Paul was more direct.)

Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) rock-star Zbigniew Brzezinski met with a different CFR yesterday, the US Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations. He had some blood-chilling things to say;

"A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks; followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure; then by some provocation in Iraq, or a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran; culminating in a "defensive" U.S. military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

A mythical historical narrative to justify the case for such a protracted and potentially expanding war is already being articulated. Initially justified by false claims about WMD's in Iraq, the war is now being redefined as the "decisive ideological struggle" of our time, reminiscent of the earlier collisions with Nazism and Stalinism. In that context, Islamist extremism and al Qaeda are presented as the equivalents of the threat posed by Nazi Germany and then Soviet Russia, and 9/11 as the equivalent of the Pearl Harbor attack which precipitated America's involvement in World War II." - PDF

Now, someone just walking into the room, having no priors with Brzezinski, might take this at face value. This is not recommended. Brzezinski's relationship with the CFR goes back years, his relationship with other big name power brokers as an adviser goes back further.

However, if there is one Machiavellian insider who knows, what it is, that he is talking about when it comes to a pretext for war, it's Brzezinksi.

Let's look at some other things Brzezinski has said;