Zbigniew Brzezinski, security adviser to Democratic President Jimmy Carter and a longtime proponent of an aggressive strategy for asserting US global hegemony, died Friday at the age of 89.
During his four-year tenure in the Carter White House, Brzezinski was involved in a large number of criminal operations carried out by US imperialism around the globe, from support for the Shah’s attempts to drown the Iranian Revolution in blood to the initiation of a US policy in Central America that led to bloody counterinsurgency campaigns that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands.
Unquestionably, however, the greatest of these crimes, and one for which he proudly took credit, was the orchestration and support of a dirty war waged by Islamist mujahedeen against the Soviet-backed government of Afghanistan at the end of the 1970s.
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I normally don't speak ill of the dead, but I'll make an exception is his case.
This man was either responsible for or a conduit of some of the very worst ideas which have ever plagued the US government. We would be wise to root out their remnants and never go down those roads again.
But you know as well as I do that's not going to happen. We're stuck with the bogeymen Zbig and his pals created and unleashed upon us.