( This interview was also broadcasted by Discovery Channel, October 2001
- It shows that the US was in Afghanistan 6 months before the Russians, in order to
trick the Russians into "Russia's Vietnam")
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"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
LET'S CALL WHAT IS NOW HAPPENING BECAUSE OF
WHAT THE U.S. REALLY DID 22 YEARS AGO "SUPER BLOWBACK"
NOW WE LEARN U.S. SECRETLY SOUGHT TO BRING ABOUT
SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN AS PAYBACK FOR VIETNAM!
MID-EAST REALITIES ) - MER - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 10/06:
The world believes that there was an invasion of Afghanistan by the
Soviet Union on 24 December 1979 and then, in response, the U.S. and Muslim
countries rallied to help Afghanistan repel the invaders. Wrong...just as
so much of the widely accepted history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the
actual realities of U.S. involvements in the Middle East are wrong because
of the manipulation of history by various governments and intelligence
agencies -- most especially the U.S. and Israel, the CIA and the Mossad.
What really happened is that the President Jimmy Carter secretly
approved CIA efforts to try to topple the government of Afghanistan in July
1979 knowing at the time that U.S. actions were likely to trigger Soviet
conter-reactions. Read the following interview with Carter's National
Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brezinski just now available in English, and in
addition to everything else note the not-so-subtle Western biases and
"stirred up Muslims".
INTERVIEW OF ZBIGNIEW BREZINSKI
National Security Adviser in the Carter Administration
Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs
["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the
Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this
period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You
therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to
the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army
invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until
now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President
Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the
pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the
president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going
to induce a Soviet military intervention.
Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But
perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into war and looked to
B: It isn't quite that. We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we
knowingly increased the probability that they would.
Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they
intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in
Afghanistan, people didn't believe them. However, there was a basis of
truth. You don't regret anything today?
B: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the
effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to
it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to
President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its
Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war
unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the
demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic [intigrisme],
having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
B: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the
collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of
Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
Q: Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic
fundamentalism represents a world menace today.
B: Nonsense! It is said that the West had a global policy in regard to
Islam. That is stupid. There isn't a global Islam. Look at Islam in a
rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading
religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers. But what is there in
common among Saudi Arabian fundamentalism, moderate Morocco, Pakistan
militarism, Egyptian pro-Western or Central Asian secularism? Nothing more
than what unites the Christian countries.
[This interview was published in French in Le Nouvel Observateur (France),
Jan 15-21, 1998, but it is believed not included in the edition sent to the
United States. Translation from original French by Bill Blum, author of
"Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II" and
"Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower".]
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