Posted 5 years ago on June 15, 2013, 5:44 p.m. EST by arturo
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Former U.S. National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski (Carter Admin—ed.) denounced the Obama administration policy on Syria as "propaganda" and warned that we could be headed to a "regional war" that could last for years because of it.
In an interview on the Morning Joe (Scarborough) program on MSNBC on June 14, Brzezinski was quick to denounce Obama's arming of the Syrian rebellion, and said that instead of this "chaotic" policy, "We should be building an international coalition that poses some sort of solution, seriously negotiating with the Chinese and the Russians, involve the Japanese as well...."
Bzezinski called the so-called intelligence assessment on chemical weapons, and the accusation that Syrian President Bashar al Assad killed 93,000 people "propaganda," and blasted Qatar and Saudi Arabi, ridiculing the idea that they are "fighting for democracy."
Brzezinski warned that we are sliding into a sectarian civil war that can "evolve into a larger regional war." This could mean the U.S. being "pitted against Iran," and then "getting involved in the another war in the region that could last for years."
"It all seems to me rather sporadic, chaotic, unstructured," Brzezinski charged. "I don't see any real strategic guidance to what were doing. I see a lot of rhetoric, a lot of emotion, a lot of propaganda, in fact."
Appearing seriously worried, Brzezinski countered the chatter that compares Syria to Bosnia and promises a quick success.
"What hasn't worked is Iraq, which was based on false assumptions ... [and] the intervention into Libya by the British and the French with our backing hasn't worked out too well.... we are now pointed to something similar but more dangerous in Syria....", because it interfaces with Iran, which causes problems for the world economy and also affects Japan, China.
"We should be building an international coalition that poses some sort of solution, seriously negotiating with the Chinese and the Russians, involve the Japanese as well.... that is the kind of response that could have some effect.
"Instead we're essentially engaging in mass propaganda portraying this as a democratic war," he asserted. "Who is fighting for democracy? Qatar and Saudi Arabia are fighting for democracy? This is a sectarian war waged with great brutality. And I repeat, the 93,000 were killed in a civil war, they were not just killed by the Syrian Regime.
"And why did the president issue that particular red line?" he continued. "On what basis? With what strategic concepts in mind? This what's so baffling about this whole thing. It's a tragedy and it's a mess in the making and one that can enlarge [to] involve Turkey, perhaps, also in this problem, and Turkey is having internal difficulties. I do not see what the United States right now is trying to accomplish."
He concluded by again saying that Obama should have a serious discussion inside the United States and stop this "propaganda."