The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski gives up on Empire


The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia. Brzezinski, who was the main proponent of this idea and who drew up the blueprint for imperial expansion in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article in the AI:

“As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.

Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.

The first of these verities is that the United States is still the world’s politically, economically, and militarily most powerful entity but, given complex geopolitical shifts in regional balances, it is no longer the globally imperial power.” (Toward a Global Realignment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, The American Interest)

Repeat: The US is “no longer the globally imperial power.” Compare this assessment to a statement Brzezinski made years earlier in Chessboard when he claimed the US was ” the world’s paramount power.”

“…The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power.” (“The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives,” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997, p. xiii)

Here’s more from the article in the AI:

“The fact is that there has never been a truly “dominant” global power until the emergence of America on the world scene….. The decisive new global reality was the appearance on the world scene of America as simultaneously the richest and militarily the most powerful player. During the latter part of the 20th century no other power even came close. That era is now ending.” (AI)

But why is “that era is now ending”? What’s changed since 1997 when Brzezinski referred to the US as the “world’s paramount power”?

Brzezinski points to the rise of Russia and China, the weakness of Europe and the “violent political awakening among post-colonial Muslims” as the proximate causes of this sudden reversal. His comments on Islam are particularly instructive in that he provides a rational explanation for terrorism rather than the typical government boilerplate about “hating our freedoms.” To his credit, Brzezinski sees the outbreak of terror as the “welling up of historical grievances” (from “deeply felt sense of injustice”) not as the mindless violence of fanatical psychopaths.

Naturally, in a short 1,500-word article, Brzezniski can’t cover all the challenges (or threats) the US might face in the future. But it’s clear that what he’s most worried about is the strengthening of economic, political and military ties between Russia, China, Iran, Turkey and the other Central Asian states. This is his main area of concern, in fact, he even anticipated this problem in 1997 when he wrote Chessboard. Here’s what he said:

“Henceforth, the United States may have to determine how to cope with regional coalitions that seek to push America out of Eurasia, thereby threatening America’s status as a global power.” (p.55)

“…To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.” (p.40)

“…prevent collusion…among the vassals.” That says it all, doesn’t it?

The Obama administration’s reckless foreign policy, particularly the toppling of governments in Libya and Ukraine, has greatly accelerated the rate at which these anti-American coalitions have formed. In other words, Washington’s enemies have emerged in response to Washington’s behavior. Obama can only blame himself.

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has responded to the growing threat of regional instability and the placing of NATO forces on Russia’s borders by strengthening alliances with countries on Russia’s perimeter and across the Middle East. At the same time, Putin and his colleagues in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have established an alternate banking system (BRICS Bank and AIIB) that will eventually challenge the dollar-dominated system that is the source of US global power. This is why Brzezinski has done a quick 180 and abandoned the plan for US hegemony; it is because he is concerned about the dangers of a non-dollar-based system arising among the developing and unaligned countries that would replace the western Central Bank oligopoly. If that happens, then the US will lose its stranglehold on the global economy and the extortionist system whereby fishwrap greenbacks are exchanged for valuable goods and services will come to an end.

Unfortunately, Brzezinski’s more cautious approach is not likely to be followed by presidential-favorite Hillary Clinton who is a firm believer in imperial expansion through force of arms. It was Clinton who first introduced “pivot” to the strategic lexicon in a speech she gave in 2010 titled “America’s Pacific Century”. Here’s an excerpt from the speech that appeared in Foreign Policy magazine:

“As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivot point. Over the last 10 years, we have allocated immense resources to those two theaters. In the next 10 years, we need to be smart and systematic about where we invest time and energy, so that we put ourselves in the best position to sustain our leadership, secure our interests, and advance our values. One of the most important tasks of American statecraft over the next decade will therefore be to lock in a substantially increased investment — diplomatic, economic, strategic, and otherwise — in the Asia-Pacific region…

Harnessing Asia’s growth and dynamism is central to American economic and strategic interests and a key priority for President Obama. Open markets in Asia provide the United States with unprecedented opportunities for investment, trade, and access to cutting-edge technology…..American firms (need) to tap into the vast and growing consumer base of Asia…

The region already generates more than half of global output and nearly half of global trade. As we strive to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2015, we are looking for opportunities to do even more business in Asia…and our investment opportunities in Asia’s dynamic markets.”

(“America’s Pacific Century”, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton”, Foreign Policy Magazine, 2011)

Compare Clinton’s speech to comments Brzezinski made inChessboard 14 years earlier:

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia… (p.30)….. Eurasia is the globe’s largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. ….About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the world’s GNP and about three-fourths of the world’s known energy resources.” (p.31)

The strategic objectives are identical, the only difference is that Brzezinski has made a course correction based on changing circumstances and the growing resistance to US bullying, domination and sanctions. We have not yet reached the tipping point for US primacy, but that day is fast approaching and Brzezinski knows it.


thanks to xxx for the link..

this is very, very significant..please read the whole thing..

the puppet master has admitted defeat..

“The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia.”

and if you dont know who ziggy is then get googling..


~ by seeker401 on August 31, 2016.

47 Responses to “The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski gives up on Empire”

  1. I believe he has a friend ..

    “Occupation is Occupation!”

  2. I believe his friend has a friend ..

    Russian fascist Aleksandr Dugin’s dreams of dictatorship in Russia

  3. I don’t believe Brzezinski .. the Greater Israel plan is fully operational .. Dugin is a key player and exactly what role is David Duke playing???

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    • “I don’t believe Brzezinski .. the Greater Israel plan is fully operational .. Dugin is a key player”

      I totally agree with that statement. I’m not sure what David Duke’s roll is, but found a couple old statement’s of his.

      “”When it’s America’s time to go totalitarian, we should pray that we get a Kemal [Ataturk, former president of Turkey who modernized that country in the 1900s], who was more aware than any other great public figure of modern times that national resurrection depends first and foremost on the distillation process of racial separation.”
      — 1984 article in the NAAWP News

      “In modern America, Jews lead the effort to de-Christianize America. … They share little of the heritage of the Old Testament people called the Israelites. … Communism and Zionism were born from the same Jewish soul. … Jewish power is ubiquitous. … It is not a [Jewish] conspiracy. It is simply two nations — Jew and Gentile — in a state of ethnic war.”
      — From Duke’s 1998 autobiography My Awakening

      “Israel makes the Nazi state look very, very moderate.”
      — 2005 interview with Syrian television”

      Duke was born in 1950 into a middle-class home in Tulsa, Okla. His father was an engineer for Shell Oil who took his family to the Netherlands before returning to settle in the all-white suburb of Gentilly Woods, La. As a child, Duke’s home life was troubled. His mother battled alcoholism and pill addiction and his father traveled frequently. At school, Duke was known as a bookish loner and was taunted, he says, with chants such as “Puke Duke.”

      Duke’s entrance into the world of far-right politics came at age 14, when he attended a local meeting of the Citizen Councils of America (CCA), an anti-integration group known informally as the White Citizens’ Councils. He was soon reading racist tracts such as Race and Reason: A Yankee View by arch-segregationist Carlton Putnam, who argued for separation of the races and the genetic superiority of whites. Putnam’s book, Duke would later write, “began my intellectual odyssey.”

      MIND YOU, this comes from the ZIONIST JEWISH SOUTHERN LAW POVERTY CENTER, so take it or what it is – however, Duke is really no different than Jesse Jackson, so are they both stirring the pot for different factions?

      I don’t know, but those who call themselves ‘Jews’ in powerful places surely are trying their hardest to create as much HATE as possible among the races – in their attempt to create a NEW RACE, along with other GREEDY men and women, a COMMON (COMMUNIST) One World Order where Capitalism rules and they reap the profits while the rest of us do the labor and barely get by. Total Tyranny under a Grand Plan.

      Is Brez

  4. rev again AlexanderD wish we can show to GlennB the real-side AlexnderD &Putin btw THEY MiddleEast fear-mongering for centuries, seem THEY trying to bring to theBaltic
    what Micca said aboutDaddy , she got burn by Trump ?

  5. Eduard Limonov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Лимо́нов, real name Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, Russian: Эдуа́рд Вениами́нович Саве́нко; born 2 February 1943) is a Russian writer, poet, publicist, and political dissident. He is the founder and former leader of the banned National Bolshevik Party.

    Formerly an opponent of Vladimir Putin, Limonov was one of the leaders of The Other Russia political bloc. However, following the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, he has emerged as a strong supporter of Putin on Russia’s nationalist right.

    Russian Civil War
    In Russia, as the civil war dragged on, a number of prominent “Whites” switched to the Bolshevik side because they saw it as the only hope for restoring greatness to Russia.

    The Eurasia Party (Russian: Евразия) is a Russian political party. It was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Russia on 21 June 2002, approximately one year after the Pan-Russian Eurasia Movement was established by Aleksandr Dugin. This means that the party enjoys full rights within the Russian political process.
    Often seen to be a form of National Bolshevism, one of the basic ideas that underpin Eurasian theories is that Moscow, Berlin, and Paris form a “natural” geopolitical axis, because a line or axis from Moscow to Berlin will pass through the vicinity of Paris if extended.

    They foresee an eternal world conflict between land and sea, and hence, Dugin believes, the United States and Russia. He says, “In principle, Eurasia and our space, the heartland (Russia), remain the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution.” According to his 1997 book, The Basics of Geopolitics, “The new Eurasian empire will be constructed on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control of the USA, and the refusal to allow liberal values to dominate us. This common civilisational impulse will be the basis of a political and strategic union.”

    The Eurasia Party was founded by Dugin on the eve of George W. Bush’s visit to Russia at the end of May 2002. The party hopes to play a key role in attempts to resolve the Chechen problem, with the objective of setting the stage for Dugin’s dream of a Russian strategic alliance with European and Middle Eastern states, primarily Iran.

    With respect to foreign policy, the Eurasia Party believes that:

    The path the West has taken is destructive. Its civilization is spiritually empty, false and monstrous. Behind economic prosperity there is a total spiritual degradation.

    The originality of Russia, its difference from both West and East, is a positive value. It must be saved, developed and taken care of.

    The US exploited sorrow of the September 11 attacks in order to strengthen their positions in Central Asia. Under the cover of the fight on terrorism, taking roots in the Russian zone of influence, in the Asian countries of the CIS.

    From the cultural, social and political points of view, Europe is close to the US, but its geopolitical, geostrategic, economic concerns, on the contrary, are close to Russia-Eurasia.

    Personally, I think Dugin is a fraud and working indeed for Greater Israel and I think Putin is playing him like a violin……Ziggy is a Globalist and I think he and Dugin are a ‘team’ indeed, and Putin KNOWS it, as does David Duke.

    Friends who are enemies and enemies who are friends kinda thing going on here methinks, but who knows in this Grand Game of Illusions they play!

  6. We must keep in mind the big picture or the End Game .. regardless of which piece is moved on the chessboard or who moves it, the End Game remains the same .. and all players are working to achieve the same goal .. Greater Israel and World Domination ..

    Alexander Dugin: Eurasian Oracle

    Dugin was born in 1962 to a privileged Bolshevik family. His father, Gelizh, was a colonel-general in Soviet Military Intelligence and his mother, Galina, a doctor. When Alexander dropped out of the Moscow Aviation Institute, his father arranged a position for him in the KGB archives. It was there, this writer believes, that Dugin received his real education in intelligence work. Of prime importance to the development of his later geopolitical views, Dugin studied the works of Halford John Mackinder, Carl Schmitt, and especially Karl Haushofer and their theories that world history has always been a continuous struggle between Land (tradition, religion, collectivism) and Sea (progress, atheism, individualism) forces. It was Haushofer that had opined in the 1930s: “The day when the Germans, Frenchmen, and Russians unite will be the last day of Anglo-Saxon hegemony.” It was this policy of trying to form a firm alliance between Russia and Germany that Ribbentrop and Molotov, with the support of many high-placed Wehrmacht officers and German foreign service officials stationed in Moscow, were pursuing in the late 1930s and early 1940s, knowing (or believing) that the UK and U.S. would be loath to wage war against an alliance of the two strongest Continental powers.

    After first joining forces with Gennady Zyuganov, Alexander Prokhanov, and Eduard Limonov, all unrepentant Communists, Dugin helped form the National Bolshevik Front and eventually the Eurasia Party. But these associates and their political parties, although popular among the many Russians who favored the old Communist system over the “Casino Capitalism” introduced by Boris Yeltsin and his Harvard advisers, were not part of the new government and therefore had little power. It was in this period that Dugin wrote a series of articles on Russian Jewry.

    As a follower of the Rene Guenon Traditionalist School, Dugin claims to be opposed to anti-Semitism, perhaps due to sharing a common ideological basis with the Jews in their Cabbala. He praises Gershom Scholem as the greatest Traditionalist thinker. Dugin on anti-Semitism: “I just cannot believe it. Some imaginary ‘masons’, the Jews behind every single thing, paranoia, mania of being constantly followed “(

  7. Top USA National Security Officials Admit Turkey Coup

    • great info! thanks, Rev!

      • so he has admitted the usa was behind it?


        • Public opinion was led to believe that relations with the US had not only deteriorated, but that Erdogan had vowed to restore “an axis of friendship” with Moscow, including “cooperation in the defence sector”. This was a hoax.

          Turkey’s Invasion of Syria
          The implementation of the Turkish invasion required routine consultations with the US and NATO, coordination of military logistics, intelligence, communications systems, coordination of ground and air operations, etc. To be effectively carried out these military endeavors required a cohesive and “friendly” US-Turkey relationship.
          We are not dealing with a piecemeal military initiative. Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield could not have taken place without the active support of the Pentagon, which ultimately calls the shots in the war on Syria.
          The likely scenario is that from mid July to mid-August US, NATO and Turkish officials were actively involved in planning the next stage of the war on Syria: an (illegal) invasion led by Turkish ground-forces, backed by the US and NATO.

          The Failed Coup Sets the Stage for a Ground Invasion
          1. Massive purges within the armed forces and government were implemented in the immediate wake of the July coup. They had been planned well in advance.  ”Arrested immediately were 2,839 army personnel with 2,745 Judges and Prosecutors ordered detained… In under a week 60,000 people had been fired or detained and 2,300 institutions closed” … “   (See Felicity Arbuthnot, Global Research, August 2, 2016)
          2.The coup was intended to fail. Erdogan had advanced knowledge of the coup and so did Washington. There was no conspiracy directed by the CIA against Erdogan. Quite the opposite, the failed coup was in all likelihood engineered by the CIA in liaison with Erdogan. It was intended to consolidate and reinforce the Erdogan regime as well as rally the Turkish people behind their president and his military agenda “in the name of democracy”.
          3. The purges within the Armed Forces were intended to get rid of members of the military hierarchy who were opposed to an invasion of Syria. Did the CIA assist Erdogan in establishing the lists of military officers, judges and senior government officials to be arrested or fired? The Turkish media was also targeted, many of which were closed down.
          4. Erdogan used the July 15 coup to accuse Washington of supporting the Gulen movement while seeking a fake rapprochement with Moscow. He flew to St Petersburg on August 9, for a behind closed doors meeting with President Putin. In all likelihood, the scenario of a rift between Ankara and Washington coupled with the “my friend Putin” narrative had been approved by the Obama administration. It was part of a carefully designed intelligence ploy coupled with media disinformation. President Erdogan, vowed according to Western media reports: “to restore an ‘axis of friendship’ between Ankara and Moscow amid a growing rift between Turkey and the West.”
          5. While “mending the fence” with Russia, Turkey’s military and intelligence apparatus was involved in planning the invasion of Northern Syria in liaison with Washington and NATO headquarters in Brussels. The underlying objective is to ultimately confront and weaken Syria’s military allies: Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.
          In St Petersburg in the immediate wake of the July 15 failed coup, Erdogan thanked his “dear friend” Vladimir Putin.
          “The fact Mr Putin called me the next day after the coup attempt was a very strong psychological factor,” he said at a joint press conference.  “The axis of friendship between Moscow and Ankara will be restored,” he said. Telegraph, August 7, 2016
          Did Putin know that the failed coup, covertly supported by the CIA, was meant to fail? One suspects that Russian intelligence was aware of the ploy and was also informed regarding Turkey’s invasion plans: …..

          • ok…they simply wanted Turkish/NATO boots on the ground in Syria…
            what does Putin think about this??
            it seems there are no friends in this game…only enemies…

            • US has invaded Syria by proxy .. theres much more to Erdogan and Putin and Iran alliance .. It is a grand chessboard .. Im not sure there are any enemies

              • ” Im not sure there are any enemies”



                1879 letter from Baruch Levy to Karl Marx:

                The Jewish people as a whole will be its own messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this new world order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property, and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which it is said that when the messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands.

                • “mission accomplished”

                  • uff!!….
                    I can only grab to the hope Zoroaster was right :/…:

                    “according to the Law of Asha (God’s will) Good ultimately prevails over Evil and at that time, the world is renovated or ” refreshed” and characterized by peace and harmony.

                    That event (= the Refreshment of the World ( Frasho-Kereti)) will represent the final triumph of Good ( Spenta Mainyu ) over Evil ( Angra Mainyu ) and, as such, display the omnipotence of Ahura Mazda.

                    Read more:

                    …”good thoughts, good words, good deeds”…

          • 2.The coup was intended to fail. Erdogan had advanced knowledge of the coup and so did Washington. There was no conspiracy directed by the CIA against Erdogan. Quite the opposite, the failed coup was in all likelihood engineered by the CIA in liaison with Erdogan. It was intended to consolidate and reinforce the Erdogan regime as well as rally the Turkish people behind their president and his military agenda “in the name of democracy”.

  8. Ian Brzezinski Reveals How to End the Economy of Russia

    Ian Brzezinski

  9. How Jimmy Carter and I Started the Mujahideen

    * There are at least two editions of this magazine; with the perhaps sole exception of the Library of Congress, the version sent to the United States is shorter than the French version, and the Brzezinski interview was not included in the shorter version.

  10. The master of the chessboard is a master of deception
    .. the old warrior would have you believe he has hung up his sword .. he claims the US supporting the coup in Turkey was a mistake but neglects to mention the coup failed intentionally, providing justification for Erdogan to align with Putin then invade Syria .. old warriors never die .. they have a sons ..

  11. Ian Brzezinski

    Ian Joseph Brzezinski (born 1963) is an American foreign policy and military affairs expert.
    He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy in 2001–2005, under President George W. Bush.

    Ian Brzezinski graduated from Williams College in 1986. He was a Support Analyst/Information Assistant at the National Security Council in 1986–1987.
    He served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Department of Defense in 1991–1993, and was also a consultant to the Center for Naval Analysis in 1991–1992.
    In 1993–1994, Brzezinski became a volunteer advisor to the government of Ukraine, where he assisted Ukraine’s National Security Council, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and Parliament.
    He returned to the United States in 1995, and became Legislative Assistant for National Security Affairs to Senator William V. Roth. In 2000, he became a Senior Professional Staff Member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.[1]
    He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy in 2001–2005.
    After leaving the Defense Department, Brzezinski became a Principal at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., providing policy and technical advice to U.S. combatant commands and foreign clients. He left Booz Allen Hamilton after five years, and now heads the Brzezinski Group, which provides similar services: ” … a strategic advisory firm serving U.S. and international commercial clients in the financial, energy, and defense sectors. The Brzezinski Group assists them navigate geopolitical developments, develop and execute market entry and opportunity capture strategies, and manage relationships with government entities.”[2]
    He is also a member of the Strategic Advisors Group at the Atlantic Council; in 2010 he was named a Senior Fellow in the Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.[3]
    Brzezinski is a frequent contributor to the American press on foreign policy issues.

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