“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
For centuries we have used politics to create boundaries for mankind on the earth. Boundaries for many countries are simply invisible lines drawn on a map with complete disregard for race, ethnicity, religion and other tribal factors. Quite often these invisible lines were drawn by colonial powers expecting those who live there to abide by them or suffer the full might of the colonial power’s military.
The failure to recognize and understand tribal loyalties and the strong pull of unifying forces such as race and religion have provoked and still do provoke conflict around the world.
For example, the Durand Line separating Afghanistan from Pakistan was a British colonial separation of two tribal areas that has continued to experience virtually uninterrupted conflict. Iraq and Saudi Arabia are two artificial countries pieced together by colonial powers. Iraq’s recent history is well known, but now Saudi Arabia has started to experience unrest and the army has been called in and mass protests declared illegal.
I argue now that what is happening in the Middle East today is part of a plan conceived many years ago.
Zbigniew Brzezinski in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard—American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives, proposed a plan of world conquest that became known as “The Project for a New American Century.” The plan called for world domination through constant conflict, isolation and destruction of challengers, and prevention of smaller challengers from uniting.
Brzezinski takes the position that with the defeat of the Soviet Union, as he puts it, the U.S. is the first truly globally dominant power. He goes on to say that Eurasia, which includes all of the Middle East, is the world’s most important area: containing 75 percent of the world’s people, 60 percent of the world’s GNP, and three fourths of the world’s known energy resources.
“Two basic steps are thus required: first, to identify the geostrategically dynamic Eurasian states that have the power to cause a potentially important shift in the international distribution of power and to decipher the central external goals of their respective political elites and the likely consequences of their seeking to attain them;
…second, to formulate specific U.S. policies to offset, co-opt, and /or control the above.” (40)
A simple translation of this statement is: identify as threats leaders who will not go along and eliminate them. Brzezinski has a less simple explanation:
“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.” (40).
Brzezinski goes on to say that democracy as a system of government is not compatible with his plan because it is too humane at home to permit acceptance of the necessarily brutal intimidation by military force abroad. To gain acceptance of what his plan will cost in terms of casualties and endless tax burdens the public must be kept in a willing state by use of outside threats and internal fear and chaos.
Brzezinski’s plan has obviously been adopted and has been and is being employed in the Middle East currently. Uncooperative dictators are being removed and more cooperative ones replacing them.
I wonder if the people of the Middle East will continue to willingly accept their assigned roles in this plan.
There is growing evidence that revolution is now spreading out of the Arab world and into the Islamic world in general. The people supporting revolutionary change also seem to be coming together in some degree of unity. Revolt is spreading to Saudi Arabia, which is very worried about unification of Shiite tribal unrest spreading from Bahrain across to the eastern Persian Gulf oil-producing areas of Saudi Arabia. The Obama Administration recently requested that Saudi Arabia supply weapons to the rebels in Libya. I guess the President is just trying to identify who his real friends are.
Brzezinski fails to address the fact that the pawns in his grand game represent billions of people. His end game proposal is to build a world dictatorship with all other nations at first as vassel states and then as stateless non-entities, as national borders give way to economic collapse and the entire world is merged into economic zones.
In case you might reason that this plan is good for America, the plan does not really call for an “American Century” at all. This plan is not Reagan’s “we win they lose” strategy that he employed against the Soviet Union. No, this is a plan for a world dominated by the New World Order, the power elite, or whatever name you choose to give them. If Brzezinski’s plan is ultimately completed all the world will be subject to them.
Will we allow Brzezinski’s nightmarish plan to be completed, perhaps by way of a world war beginning in the Middle East, or will someone lead us back in the right direction until we find the right road? Will we seek out the old paths and follow them back to sanity? Time will tell.
- Darrell Castle