While the Carter Presidency dominated American politics for only a scant four years, there seems to be something viral about the figures from the Carter Administration that renders them into a poison circulating endlessly in the foreign policy vessels of American diplomacy.
Just as Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Hussein Obama was busy touting Dennis Ross to Jewish groups as his unofficial adviser on the middle east, Zbigniew Brzezinski emerged zombie-like from his crypt to endorse Obama as the superior candidate in the race.
To glean a sample of what Brezezinski's idea of historical relevance and the United States' relationship to the world, one need only read any of his more recent tirades blaming Israel for anti-americanism, comparing the Likud to Hamas and calling for a continuation of aid to Hamas.
"Obama is clearly more effective and has the upper hand," Brzezinski...said. "He has a sense of what is historically relevant, and what is needed from the United States in relationship to the world."
Clinton's foreign-policy approach is "very conventional," Brzezinski said. "I don't think the country needs to go back to what we had eight years ago."
"There is a need for a fundamental rethinking of how we conduct world affairs," he added. "And Obama seems to me to have both the guts and the intelligence to address that issue and to change the nature of America's relationship with the world."
The Polish-Canadian Zbigniew Brzezinski who played a major role in turning Iran over to the Ayatollah Khomeni by refusing to back the Shah has now emerged as one of the loudest voices opposed to confrontation with Iran, warning that an American attack on Iran would turn America into an outlaw state in the world community and would spell the end of Israel while at the same time crying that any possible confrontation with Iran is a long time away and that the United States should be negotiating directly with Iran just as they had with North Korea. Brzezinski of course is well aware that the negotiations with North Korea simply allowed Kim Jong Il to continually stall for time and solicit American aid while funding the next stage of North Korea's nuclear program. Zbigniew Brzezinski would no doubt find such a state of affairs repeated with Iran to be ideal and to have Iran's nuclear weapons program developed and deployed using American aid money before being used against Israel to be a sublime twist of irony.
Zbigniew Brzezinski's essential prescription is to sit and wait while pressuring Israel to make more concessions, which will somehow magically resolve all the problems and tensions in the middle east, causing Sunni to love Shiite, Wahhabi to embrace Sufi, Zoroastrian to love Copt and Syria and Lebanon to join hands in loving fellowship. When the American embassy was taken hostage in Tehran under President Jimmy Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the prescription too was to sit and wait. And the United States waited for five months becoming a laughingstock in the process and encouraging terrorists to view America and Americans as soft targets.
Zbigniew Brzezinski's plan was to counter the rise of pro-Soviet left wing regimes with a string of Islamic regimes, countering Marxism with Islamism finally culminating in an Islamic overthrow of the USSR (replacing one monstrous regime with another monstrous regime). His dabbling in Afghanistan would eventually give birth to Taliban rule and Osama Bin Laden and September 11th, something he blames Israel and Neo-Cons for. In Iran, Zbigniew Brzezinski backed a policy that would support the Ayatollah Khomeni as America's new ally. And thus when the hostages were taken the United States waited instead of acting because Zbigniew Brzezinski's Green Belt strategy required an Islamic victory in Iran.
To show its affinity for the Mullahs, the Carter Administration had lifted a 1978 ban on arms sales to Tehran. The exiled Shah was barred from entering the United States to seek medical treatment. The United States even promised to defend Iran against the Soviet Union. Zbigniew Brzezinski met with the Ayatollah Khomeni's Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan and offered the new regime a strategic relationship with the United States. It took five months before a rescue attempt was made and when Zbigniew Brzezinski planned out the disastrous Operation Eagle Claw it was sabotaged from the start by the chains placed on the operation from the Carter White House.
The Carter Administration may be gone but the wicked never rest. While Carter himself plays America's Mullah, piously preaching hate against Israel and supporting terrorist and anti-american regimes around the world from Iran to Hamas to North Korea to Venezuela, Carter associates like Zbigniew Brzezinski do not rest either.
Zbigniew Brzezinski continues to hold to a vision of an America allied to Islamic Iran and Hamas and even the Islamic terrorists in Chechneya. Zbigniew Brzezinski is co-chairman of the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya. The American Committee for Peace in Chechnya supports the "Government in Exile" in Chechnya which includes Shamil Basayev, one of those behind the Beslan massacre.
As he did then, Zbigniew Brzezinski remains far more interested in using Islamic regimes allied to the United States to checkmate a revitalized Russia thereby protecting his native Poland than in protecting America and the world against Islamic terrorism. Zbigniew Brzezinski more than anyone else has been responsible for the emergence of Shiite terrorism on a grand scale and the rise of international Saudi backed terrorism continues to treat Islamic terrorists, much as Carter did, as "men of faith" minimizing the danger at every step while hinting at great rewards from an American-Islamic alliance.
Zbigniew Brzezinski who in 1978 wrote a memo to President Carter claiming that Islamic extremism was not a significant factor in the middle east has not only not retracted it today but continued to claim the very same thing after September 11th, condemning Bush's comparison of Communism and Islamism and warning that such rhetoric will only enrage moderate Muslims. In Zbigniew Brzezinski's world, Israel is the obstacle to an ideal American-Islamic alliance bound by some loosey goosey Jimmy Carter style vague faith of the sort that the Ayatollah Khomeni laughed at. And today Zbigniew Brzezinski is endorsing a candidate whom he believes will carry on the same Carter administration policies that the Ayatollah Khomeni mockingly described as "like a headless chicken."
If America winds up with another President committed to headless chicken policies in the face of terrorism, the consequences are inconceivable.