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#1 Yes, but Mr. Brzezinski has long openly wished Israel didn't exist.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-02-27 16:24||
#2 I can't tell if Zbig is merely a buffoon or disingeniously evil (I'm leaning toward the latter). His two main points are:
* Sanctions are good - unless they make the target feel they are being forced to choose between strangulation and capitulation. Uhhh... sanctions are supposed to be painful with the choice being exactly that: capitulate or be strangled.
* The United States can prevent war by providing security guarantees. Yes, it could, and this is what got us all through the Cold War. However, no country currently trusts the US to do this. Some, like the Philippines may hope so, but the Japanese don't seem to and the Israelis certainly do not.
Lastly, his snark about how can a country with nukes decide another cannot have them ignores the fact that the Iranians have explicitly declared their intent to destroy Israel once they have nuclear weapons. You can debate whether this is mere Persian bloviation or whether they actually mean it, but the Israelis cannot afford to guess wrong. There is the crux of the problem.
Posted by SteveS 2012-02-27 17:21||
#3 Brzezinski belongs to every SPECTRE-like organization that will have him. Carter foolishly went along with his insanely bad judgment in foreign policy, resulting in the loss of five allies, giving away the Panama canal, trying to convince the Soviet Union to send even more military to Afghanistan, and every other foul up he could have possibly made.
His last big boffo was to convince Carter to make the hasty Iran rescue, followed by total inaction.
It's important to note that by then, many in the US Navy were convinced that Carter was a Jonah, and were frightened when he would come aboard, as disaster would follow.
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-27 18:19||
#4 his daughter Mika helps anchor the low end of the IQ bell curve at MSNBC. That's saying something
Posted by Frank G 2012-02-27 19:27||
#5 Apparently President Obama gave his son an ambassadorship...
Posted by trailing wife 2012-02-27 22:16||