Brzezinski: The Last American Cowboy "Spills the Beans"


Editor: Sit through the entire video. Take notes on the issues brought up. This is a rare opportunity, nobody could say these things and survive but Brzezinski. It is so rare finding our publication, one considered “edgy” so “dead on” with one of the world’s top political advisors, and not for the first time. VT as an international publication exists to define America’s global role, proving we are not a nation of dupes and conspiracy freaks, the position the mainstream media has sold to the world for years.

Ambushing MSNBC, Zbigniew Brzezinski Lays Out A Foundation For Real Americans


By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor


I want to thank Debbie Menon of our Middle East Bureau for landing this on my desk this morning.  This is the most important political policy statement made by any American in years.

Brzezinski, a director of the Council on Foreign Relations, is by far, the “brightest bulb” America has.

This is the only statement of its kind that lays out issues of American and EU security, that speaks honestly about Israel and Palestine and addresses the Pakistani situation.

He goes two steps further, taking America’s political “loonies” as he calls them “to the woodshed” and, avoiding the term “class war,” speaks of the real violence of poverty, of the real extremism from above, the top 1% looting the world and what it will cost us all.

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Here are Brzezinski’s earlier statements:

 ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: But I think the most serious issues are not those which are getting the headlines right now. …

The real issue is, who is feeding Wikipedia on this issue — Wiki — Wiki — WikiLeaks on this issue? They’re getting a lot of information which seems trivial, inconsequential, but some of it seems surprisingly pointed. …The very pointed references to Arab leaders could have as their objective undermining their political credibility at home, because this kind of public identification of their hostility towards Iran could actually play against them at home.

It’s, rather, a question of whether WikiLeaks are being manipulated by interested parties that want to either complicate our relationship with other governments or want to undermine some governments, because some of these items that are being emphasized and have surfaced are very pointed.

And I wonder whether, in fact, there aren’t some operations internationally, intelligence services, that are feeding stuff to WikiLeaks, because it is a unique opportunity to embarrass us, to embarrass our position, but also to undermine our relations with particular governments.

JUDY WOODRUFF: But this is 250 — it’s a quarter-of-a-million documents.


JUDY WOODRUFF: How easy would it be to seed this to make sure that it was slanted a certain way?

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Seeding — seeding it is very easy.  I have no doubt that WikiLeaks is getting a lot of the stuff from sort of relatively unimportant sources, like the one that perhaps is identified on the air. But it may be getting stuff at the same time from interested intelligence parties who want to manipulate the process and achieve certain very specific objectives.

Catching readers on the underside of the video.  Save the article.  We are going to be working with this video a bit more this week and I hope to be discussing it on radio and TV, if allowed.  If you don’t mind, I would take a minute or two to bring out a few of the issues here that caught my eye.

First of all, over the last week or two, I have been addressing American Jews.  VT already has a huge readership in Israel, seen by some as the voice of the anti-Netanyahu political parties and others as excessively pro-Palestinian.

Two points Brzezinski makes fit together too well.  Israel is certainly more isolated than any time since 1948.  At that time, Ben Guirion’s military expertise and considerable backing allowed Israel to assume a 5 to 1 advantage over her Arab foes. The issue then, the issue driving that conflict, one repeated on a variety of scales, one misrepresented in history is the fate of the Palestinian people.

Trust me on this.

Israel has to make the deal with the least offensive organization it can, a rare opportunity.  The Gaza wall has to come down and “right of return” has to be established.  Palestinians have to be able to return to their land.  Opposing the UN vote is insanity, there is nothing to win and everything to lose.

The issue is not blame, not war crimes but of restoring hope for some and building a future for the region, everyone in the region, a future that doesn’t require a huge mercenary army and nuclear weapons to guarantee.

A generation of Israeli’s are facing the uncertainty this brings.  The warnings of Netanyahu, mass murder and terrorism are bunkum. However, the challenge is great, mistakes have to be redressed, mistakes too many are totally unaware of and a solution has to be negotiated.  The United States is the only power, backed by the new “populist” regimes of the region, a real source of uncertainty, the EU, Russia and China, in underwriting the solution.  Saudi and Gulf money are part of it.

As stated by Brzezinski, Iran has to be brought to the table over a long term solution to the Afghan war.

However, it isn’t about Afghanistan, it has always been about Pakisitan.  The solution the British chose for the region in 1947 was meant to cause what we are seeing today, a solution formultated by ignorance and ill will.

The region is going to require a trade and development scheme spreading from China to Iran, north into the “stans,” the republics of the former Soviet Union, a solution respecting the aspirations of the people of the region, every ethnic group, not just those militarized through the Taliban, offering each a share in regional prosperity.

The poverty Brzezinski talks about in America, 46 million poor while millionaires paying no taxes party on, decades of senseless economic policy of debt, war, borrowing and insanity, backed even further by the “lunacy” of the worst pack of Republican candidates we have ever seen…

No wonder Dick Cheney has asked Hillary Clinton to offer a primary challenge to President Obama.  As Obama has finally begun to take the grips of state, offending Israel with realistic foreign policy and demanding that wealthy Americans begin paying for their decades of failed “Reaganomics” free ride, Cheney, biggest lunatic of them all, works to divide.

The real vulnerability of America is the insanity of the United States Supreme Court, as pointed out by former President Jimmie Carter this week.

Allowing corporate money, let’s be honest, a flood of drug money, “cartel money” to flow into the Tea Party, flow into the “lunatics” Brzezinski describes, and this is where all this money is going, joined by the massive power of the Israeli lobby, will, in the end, as Brzezinski describes, bring down, not just America but Israel as well.

Generations of American Jewish political tradition have been thrown aside for the extremism of greed and the extremist policies of the worst government in Israel’s history.  However, with Israel isolated and new governments, increasingly hostile surrounding them for the first real time in Israel’s history of “crying wolf,” it is time for moral decisions, for real consideration of Israel’s survival as the state it was always intended to be, certainly not a Jewish state, and for a return to intelligent policy where America can take on an international role long abandoned because of the degeneration of domestic politics.

American Jews should note, the Israel lobby in the United States doesn’t like Jewish candidates. Jews aren’t politically extremist enough for them.

We are challenged as never before with real problems of survival. I contend that 9/11 represented the overthrow of the American government by an international cabal intent on destabilizing Central Asia for drugs, first drugs, then oil, then war profiteering while the world’s currencies, particularly the dollar and euro, were destroyed. The pattern of assault during the “W” Bush era is clear but there has yet to be a real look at the criminality within the European Union as well. “Greece” was not an accident nor is the debt crisis in Italy or the one in France that is being hidden from us.

I recently returned from meetings in Nigeria. While there, I had broad discussions, security, terrorism but mostly economic issues. I have talked little of this. My message to the new president was that he had 100 days to begin delivering hope to the people of Nigeria. I warned that car bombings would begin in Abuja, I told his Chief of Security why, even where.

Despite a sea of oil and gas, Nigeria is flat broke. I brought in promises of international credit but only based on realistic development plans. First among these was electric power. We had to “turn on the lights” across the country, using equipment rusting away for 5 years, billions of dollars of it paid for and abandoned by an earlier regime. Civil war is a real issue in Nigeria and political feelings there, in a nation of nearly 200 million, run high.

Poverty there is at near unbelievable levels and few have any hope.

The hundred days is over. The teams are ready to install power generation equipment, investors stand ready to bring in new industry but, as with the United States and the Obama government, simply taking office doesn’t mean you can rule. Powerful people want Nigeria to fail, want a civil war, profit by poverty and ignorance, not just in Nigeria but Pakistan as well and even in the United States.

Thus, when some spoke of Gaddafi, who delivered millions in development funds while billions disappeared as a “hero,” by some standards they were correct. Many do nothing at all.

I can go to Nigeria and point fingers, at this general or that minister, at this or that failure but if you want to see failure, come to America. See 15 trillion dollars in debt, see wars a decade old started by a phony terrorist attack, and categorically, 9/11 was a false flag attack engineered by lunatics within our own system exactly as Osama bin Laden told us so long ago.

The secrets of our past are all coming out. Americans are no longer remaining silent. Two days ago I sat through a briefing on the 1986 attack on Libya. American teams, Special Forces, were brought in to “paint” targets. Gaddafi knew. He knew of the attack in advance. The whole thing was theatre, a ruse, as were the club bombings in Berlin and the Lockerbie crash.

As was 9/11. It is all coming out, it can’t be stopped. Those of the “secret world’ are no longer remaining silent.

What is Brzezinski telling us? He isn’t calling it “class war.” However, this is very much what it is. Picture a divorce court. Two lawyers scream insults at each other while their clients rage and sulk. Then the lawyers, the lawyers and the judge go to lunch together as they do every day and laugh.

It was all theatre.

The victims are those who believe, believe the Tea Party, believe Netanyahu, believe those who say taxing corporations will destroy the world, believe gas and oil pricing isn’t manipulated.

Believe that 30 million illegal immigrants couldn’t walk into the United States, half of them during the last Bush administration without the planning and approval of the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, the “union buster’ wing of the Republican party.

Illegal immigrants exist politically for one reason, to destroy labor. As for their other costs? The rich who pay no taxes could care less. It is all theatre like the truck loads of dope brought in from Mexico, blamed on cartels we really know are headquartered in Washington, the same cartels bringing planeloads of heroin into Europe and America and trucks of heroin into Russia, also headquartered in Washington.

Half the leaders of these cartels are serving officers in our military and CIA, the rest, members of congress. I am not guessing on this, the proof is there and requires very little digging.

The dollar amounts are in the tens of billions and are buying governments across America, congressional races, judgeships, police departments, we all know the story, it is an old one oft repeated.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s former National Security Advisor, a director of the oft maligned Council on Foreign Relations, spoke a wealth of truth and offered real solutions in this interview. He spoke of hope that Americans would come to their senses.

I hope he is right.

Subcontracting your way to success: remodeling contractors need look no further than the new home builder to see their new model for growth.(Commentary)

Remodeling January 1, 2004 | Stoeppelwerth, Walt These days, general contractors subcontract more and more installation. It’s reached the point where many companies have project managers and/or superintendents hut no actual craftsmen or installers on staff. Subcontracting the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC segments of a job has been popular for years, because of separate licensing laws, plus the close relationships these trades have with manufacturers, brought about by the need to provide service to homeowners. here builders first source

But in the past 20 years, you can add roofing, siding, windows, insulation, flooring, drywall, tile, appliance installation, and painting as areas within residential remodeling now dominated by the specialty contractor. Many remodeling companies are recognizing that, as they grow, they can’t be directly responsible for everything.

WHERE IT’S GOING If you’re wondering where this is headed, take a look at the home building industry. In new home building, the 15 largest builders have a 28% share of market and are moving toward 40% and higher. Most subcontract every aspect of building, either to specialty contractors of lumberyards and distributors. The lumberyards and distributors not only supply the product but the biggest–BMC West, Builders First Source–also install it. Might they not at some point offer the same service to big remodelers?

Subcontracting in residential remodeling would probably have grown faster except for one factor: language. For instance, the home builders of America can’t build a house without the benefit of Hispanics, Koreans, Eastern Europeans, and other immigrants who subcontract the framing, roofing, siding, window installation, and other trades. What prevents remodelers from doing the same is the fact that many immigrants don’t yet speak English and therefore can’t communicate with clients, who, in remodeling projects, live on the jobsite.

While companies may get around that by using project managers as a go-between, this is a short-term solution. If this industry wants to really take advantage of this resource in the way home builders have, it must make it a goal to teach immigrant workers to speak English. Lumberyards and other suppliers could play a big role here. website builders first source

Immigrant subcontractors are also going to have to know how to use pocket PCs and Palm Pilots–bilingual or otherwise–so that field people can keep them informed of the progress and problems involved in any particular job, can handle the paperwork/management requirements for each project, and so that those same field people can communicate with the customer.

This means that the use of technology and the need for training in technology is going to accelerate in the next few years.

FUTURE GROWTH Other changes that fuel the trend toward more subcontracting are taking place on the product front. For example, it won’t be long before manufacturers start to predesign products in such a way that the product is nearly finished in the factory and then shipped out to be installed. This will make companies and contractors focus on certain products, offering them on an installed basis. Additionally, it’s not out of the question for a small-to-mid-sized bath or kitchen to be built in a factory and then shipped to the site for installation, requiring only the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC hook ups as necessary. In the past five to 10 years, the number of remodeling companies with volume greater than $8 million a year has increased by eight times or more and will continue to grow rapidly. Large companies like these will be relying more and more on subcontractors.

The need for English-speaking craftsmen, the desire of clients to communicate–electronically and otherwise–with their contractor, and the growing size of some remodeling companies is going to force the remodeling industry to undergo the same type of change that is now happening to large home builders, but with a greater emphasis on keeping the customer happy. –Walt Stoeppelwerth is a publisher of management and estimating information for professional remodelers. (800) 638-8292; [email protected];

Stoeppelwerth, Walt


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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.