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A War in the Planning for Four Years

by Michael Ruppert

From The Wilderness Publications,  November 2001

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) at
globalresearch.ca   11 November 2001

Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans in a 1997 Book
- It is "A Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former
German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global
Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview With FTW


"THE GRAND CHESSBOARD - American Primacy And It's
Geostrategic Imperatives," Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books,

These are the very first words in the book, "Ever since the
continents started interacting politically, some five
hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world
power." - p. xiii. Eurasia is all of the territory east of
Germany and Poland, stretching all the way through Russia
and China to the Pacific Ocean. It includes the Middle East
and most of the Indian subcontinent. The key to controlling
Eurasia, says Brzezinski, is controlling the Central Asian
Republics. And the key to controlling the Central Asian
republics is Uzbekistan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that
Uzbekistan was forcefully mentioned by President George W.
Bush in his address to a joint session of Congress just days
after the attacks of September 11 as the very first place
that the U.S. military would be deployed.

As FTW has documented in previous stories, major deployments
of U.S. and British forces had taken place before the
attacks. And the U.S. Army and the CIA had been active in
Uzbekistan for several years. There is now evidence that
what the world is witnessing is a cold and calculated war
plan - at least four years in the making - and that, from
reading Brzezinski's own words about Pearl Harbor, the World
Trade Center attacks were just the trigger needed to set the
final conquest in motion.

FTW, November 7, 2001, 1200 PST - There's a quote often
attributed to Allen Dulles after it was noted that the final
1964 report of the Warren Commission on the assassination of
JFK contained dramatic inconsistencies. Those
inconsistencies, in effect, disproved the Commission's own
final conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on
November 22, 1963. Dulles, a career spy, Wall Street lawyer,
the CIA director whom JFK had fired after the 1961 Bay of
Pigs fiasco - and the Warren Commission member who took
charge of the investigation and final report - is reported
to have said, "The American people don't read."

Some Americans do read. So do Europeans and Asians and
Africans and Latin Americans.

World events since the attacks of September 11, 2001 have
not only been predicted, but also planned, orchestrated and
- as their architects would like to believe - controlled.
The current Central Asian war is not a response to
terrorism, nor is it a reaction to Islamic fundamentalism.
It is in fact, in the words of one of the most powerful men
on the planet, the beginning of a final conflict before
total world domination by the United States leads to the
dissolution of all national governments. This, says Council
on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and former Carter National
Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, will lead to nation
states being incorporated into a new world order, controlled
solely by economic interests as dictated by banks,
corporations and ruling elites concerned with the
maintenance (by manipulation and war) of their power. As a
means of intimidation for the unenlightened reader who
happens upon this frightening plan - the plan of the CFR -
Brzezinski offers the alternative of a world in chaos unless
the U.S. controls the planet by whatever means are necessary
and likely to succeed.

This position is corroborated by Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl,
Ph.D. a former German defense ministry official and advisor
to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner. On November
6, he told FTW, "The interests behind the Bush
Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission -
founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller - and the
Bliderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to
implement open world dictatorship within the next five
years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are
fighting against citizens."

Brzezinski's own words - laid against the current official
line that the United States is waging a war to end terrorism
- are self-incriminating. In an ongoing series of articles,
FTW has consistently established that the U.S. government
had foreknowledge of the World Trade Center attacks and
chose not to stop them because it needed to secure public
approval for a war that is now in progress. It is a war, as
described by Vice President Dick Cheney, "that may not end
in our lifetimes." What that means is that it will not end
until all armed groups, anywhere in the world, which possess
the political, economic or military ability to resist the
imposition of this dictatorship, have been destroyed.

These are the "terrorists" the U.S. now fights in
Afghanistan and plans to soon fight all over the globe.

Before exposing Brzezinski (and those he represents) with
his own words, or hearing more from Dr. Koeppl, it is
worthwhile to take a look at Brzezinski's background.

According to his resume Brzezinski, holding a 1953 Ph.D.
from Harvard, lists the following achievements:

Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins
University National Security Advisor to President Jimmy
Carter (1977-81) Trustee and founder of the Trilateral
Commission International advisor of several major US/Global
corporations Associate of Henry Kissinger Under Ronald
Reagan - member of NSC-Defense Department Commission on
Integrated Long-Term Strategy Under Ronald Reagan - member
of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Past
member, Board of Directors, The Council on Foreign Relations
1988 - Co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory
Task Force.

Brzezinski is also a past attendee and presenter at several
conferences of the Bliderberger group - a non-partisan
affiliation of the wealthiest and most powerful families and
corporations on the planet.

The Grand Chessboard

Brzezinski sets the tone for his strategy by describing
Russia and China as the two most important countries -
almost but not quite superpowers - whose interests that
might threaten the U.S. in Central Asia. Of the two,
Brzezinski considers Russia to be the more serious threat.
Both nations border Central Asia. In a lesser context he
describes the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Iran and Kazakhstan as
essential "lesser" nations that must be managed by the U.S.
as buffers or counterweights to Russian and Chinese moves to
control the oil, gas and minerals of the Central Asian
Republics (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and

He also notes, quite clearly (p. 53) that any nation that
might become predominant in Central Asia would directly
threaten the current U.S. control of oil resources in the
Persian Gulf. In reading the book it becomes clear why the
U.S. had a direct motive for the looting of some $300
billion in Russian assets during the 1990s, destabilizing
Russia's currency (1998) and ensuring that a weakened Russia
would have to look westward to Europe for economic and
political survival, rather than southward to Central Asia. A
dependent Russia would lack the military, economic and
political clout to exert influence in the region and this
weakening of Russia would explain why Russian President
Vladimir Putin has been such a willing ally of U.S. efforts
to date. (See FTW Vol. IV, No. 1 - March 31, 2001)

An examination of selected quotes from "The Grand
Chessboard," in the context of current events reveals the
darker agenda behind military operations that were planned
long before September 11th, 2001.

".The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a
tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a
non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of
Eurasian power relations but also as the world's paramount
power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the
final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere
power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first
truly global power. (p. xiii)

". But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian
challenger emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus
of also challenging America. The formulation of a
comprehensive and integrated Eurasian geostrategy is
therefore the purpose of this book. (p. xiv)

"The attitude of the American public toward the external
projection of American power has been much more ambivalent.
The public supported America's engagement in World War II
largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor. (pp 24-5)

"For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. Now a
non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia - and America's
global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how
effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is
sustained. (p.30)

"America's withdrawal from the world or because of the
sudden emergence of a successful rival - would produce
massive international instability. It would prompt global
anarchy." (p. 30)

"In that context, how America 'manages' Eurasia is critical.
Eurasia is the globe's largest continent and is
geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would
control two of the world's three most advanced and
economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map
also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost
automatically entail Africa's subordination, rendering the
Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to
the world's central continent. About 75 per cent of the
world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's
physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises
and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of
the world's GNP and about three-fourths of the world's known
energy resources." (p.31)

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. (p. 40)

".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." (p.40)

"Henceforth, the United States may have to determine how to
cope with regional coalitions that seek to push America out
of Eurasia, thereby threatening America's status as a global
power." (p.55)

"Uzbekistan - with its much more ethnically homogeneous
population of approximately 25 million and its leaders
emphasizing the country's historic glories - has become
increasingly assertive in affirming the region's new
postcolonial status." (p.95)

"Thus, even the ethnically vulnerable Kazakhstan joined the
other Central Asian states in abandoning the Cyrillic
alphabet and replacing it with Latin script as adapted
earlier by Turkey. In effect, by the mid-1990s a bloc,
quietly led by Ukraine and comprising Uzbekistan,
Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and sometimes also Kazakhstan,
Georgia and Moldova, had informally emerged to obstruct
Russian efforts to use the CIS as the tool for political
integration." (p.114)

".Hence, support for the new post-Soviet states - for
geopolitical pluralism in the space of the former Soviet
empire - has to be an integral part of a policy designed to
induce Russia to exercise unambiguously its European option.
Among these states. Three are geopolitically especially
important: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine." (p. 121)
"Uzbekistan, nationally the most vital and the most populous
of the central Asian states, represents the major obstacle
to any renewed Russian control over the region. Its
independence is critical to the survival of the other
Central Asian states, and it is the least vulnerable to
Russian pressures." (p. 121)

Referring to an area he calls the "Eurasian Balkans" and a
1997 map in which he has circled the exact location of the
current conflict - describing it as the central region of
pending conflict for world dominance - Brzezinski writes:
"Moreover, they [the Central Asian Republics] are of
importance from the standpoint of security and historical
ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more
powerful neighbors, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, with
China also signaling an increasing political interest in the
region. But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more
important as a potential economic prize: an enormous
concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in
the region, in addition to important minerals, including
gold." (p.124) [Emphasis added]

The world's energy consumption is bound to vastly increase
over the next two or three decades. Estimates by the U.S.
Department of energy anticipate that world demand will rise
by more than 50 percent between 1993 and 2015, with the most
significant increase in consumption occurring in the Far
East. The momentum of Asia's economic development is already
generating massive pressures for the exploration and
exploitation of new sources of energy and the Central Asian
region and the Caspian Sea basin are known to contain
reserves of natural gas and oil that dwarf those of Kuwait,
the Gulf of Mexico, or the North Sea." (p.125)

"Kazakhstan is the shield and Uzbekistan is the soul for the
region's diverse national awakenings." (p.130)

"Uzbekistan is, in fact, the prime candidate for regional
leadership in Central Asia." (p.130) "Once pipelines to the
area have been developed, Turkmenistan's truly vast natural
gas reserves augur a prosperous future for the country's
people. (p.132)

"In fact, an Islamic revival - already abetted from the
outside not only by Iran but also by Saudi Arabia - is
likely to become the mobilizing impulse for the increasingly
pervasive new nationalisms, determined to oppose any
reintegration under Russian - and hence infidel - control."
(p. 133).

"For Pakistan, the primary interest is to gain Geostrategic
depth through political influence in Afghanistan - and to
deny to Iran the exercise of such influence in Afghanistan
and Tajikistan - and to benefit eventually from any pipeline
construction linking Central Asia with the Arabian Sea."

"Moreover, sensible Russian leaders realize that the
demographic explosion underway in the new states means that
their failure to sustain economic growth will eventually
create an explosive situation along Russia's entire southern
frontier." (p.141) [This would explain why Putin would
welcome U.S. military presence to stabilize the region.]

"Turkmenistan. has been actively exploring the construction
of a new pipeline through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the
Arabian Sea." (p.145)

"It follows that America's primary interest is to help
ensure that no single power comes to control this
geopolitical space and that the global community has
unhindered financial and economic access to it." (p148)

"China's growing economic presence in the region and its
political stake in the area's independence are also
congruent with America's interests." (p.149)

"America is now the only global superpower, and Eurasia is
the globe's central arena. Hence, what happens to the
distribution of power on the Eurasian continent will be of
decisive importance to America's global primacy and to
America's historical legacy." (p.194)

".the Eurasian Balkans - threatens to become a cauldron of
ethnic conflict and great-power rivalry." (p.195)

"Without sustained and directed American involvement, before
long the forces of global disorder could come to dominate
the world scene. And the possibility of such a fragmentation
is inherent in the geopolitical tensions not only of today's
Eurasia but of the world more generally." (p.194)

"With warning signs on the horizon across Europe and Asia,
any successful American policy must focus on Eurasia as a
whole and be guided by a Geostrategic design." (p.197)

"That puts a premium on maneuver and manipulation in order
to prevent the emergence of a hostile coalition that could
eventually seek to challenge America's primacy." (p. 198)

"The most immediate task is to make certain that no state or
combination of states gains the capacity to expel the United
States from Eurasia or even to diminish significantly its
decisive arbitration role." (p. 198)

"In the long run, global politics are bound to become
increasingly uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic
power in the hands of a single state. Hence, America is not
only the first, as well as the only, truly global
superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last."

"Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural
society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a
consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the
circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct
external threat." (p. 211) [Emphasis added]

The Horror - And Comments From Someone Who Worked With

Brzezinski's book is sublimely arrogant. While singing the
praises of the IMF and the World Bank, which have
economically terrorized nations on every continent, and
while totally ignoring the worldwide terrorist actions of
the U.S. government that have led to genocide; cluster
bombings of civilian populations from Kosovo, to Laos, to
Iraq, to Afghanistan; the development and battlefield use of
both biological and chemical agents such as Sarin gas; and
the financial rape of entire cultures it would leave the
reader believing that such actions are for the good of

While seconded from the German defense ministry to NATO in
the late 1970s, Dr. Johannes Koeppl - mentioned at the top
of this article - traveled to Washington on more than one
occasion. He also met with Brzezinski in the White House on
more than one occasion. His other Washington contacts
included Steve Larabee from the CFR, John J. McCloy, former
CIA Director, economist Milton Friedman, and officials from
Carter's Office of Management and Budget. He is the first
person I have ever interviewed who has made a direct
presentation at a Bliderberger conference and he has also
made numerous presentations to sub-groups of the Trilateral
Commission. That was before he spoke out against them.

His fall from grace was rapid after he realized that
Brzezinski was part of a group intending to impose a world
dictatorship. "In 1983/4 I warned of a take-over of world
governments being orchestrated by these people. There was an
obvious plan to subvert true democracies and selected
leaders were not being chosen based upon character but upon
their loyalty to an economic system run by the elites and
dedicated to preserving their power.

"All we have now are pseudo-democracies."

Koeppl recalls meeting U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald in
Nuremburg in the early 80s. McDonald, who was then
contemplating a run for the Presidency, was a severe critic
of these elites. He was killed in the Russian shootdown of
Korean Air flight 007 in 1985. Koeppl believes that it might
have been an assassination. Over the years many writers have
made these allegations about 007 and the fact that someone
with Koeppl's credentials believes that an entire plane full
of passengers would be destroyed to eliminate one man offers
a chilling opinion of the value placed on human life by the
powers that be.

In 1983, Koeppl warned, through Op-Ed pieces published in
NEWSWEEK and elsewhere, that Brzezinski and the CFR were
part of an effort to impose a global dictatorship. His fall
from grace was swift. "It was a criminal society that I was
dealing with. It was not possible to publish anymore in the
so-called respected publications. My 30 year career in
politics ended.

"The people of the western world have been trained to be
good consumers; to focus on money, sports cars, beauty,
consumer goods. They have not been trained to look for
character in people. Therefore what we need is education for
politicians, a form of training that instills in them a
higher sense of ethics than service to money. There is no
training now for world leaders. This is a shame because of
the responsibility that leaders hold to benefit all mankind
rather than to blindly pursue destructive paths.

"We also need education for citizens to be more efficient in
their democracies, in addition to education for politicians
that will create a new network of elites based upon
character and social intelligence."

Koeppl, who wrote his 1989 doctoral thesis on NATO
management, also authored a 1989 book - largely ignored
because of its controversial revelations - entitled "The
Most Important Secrets in the World." He maintains a German
language web site at www.antaris.com and he can be reached
by email at •••@••.•••.

As to the present conflict Koeppl expressed the gravest
concerns, "This is more than a war against terrorism. This
is a war against the citizens of all countries. The current
elites are creating so much fear that people don't know how
to respond. But they must remember. This is a move to
implement a world dictatorship within the next five years.
There may not be another chance."

Copyright 2001. All Rights Reserved, Michael C. Ruppert and
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