Ancient History

National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski’s covert anti-Soviet Afghanistan policy in the Carter administration was to create the USSR’s own Vietnam-like quagmire, leading to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It was followed up and expanded by Ronald Reagan and William Casey. It was all part of the “arc of crisis” strategy conceived decades earlier and aggressively followed through by Brzezinski. This strategy, particularly after 9/11, continues to be implemented today.

Two seminal books which focused upon this background are Robert Dreyfuss, Devil’s Game: How the United States Help Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, published in 2005, and Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, L’Empire éclaté (Decline of an Empire: The Soviet Socialist Republics in Revolt), published in 1978, which predicted the dissolution of the Soviet Union by fomenting revolt in the Muslim areas of the USSR bordering Afghanistan.

Both books totally blew me away, discussing things no one was even remotely talking about regarding the back story of unfolding world events from the early 1980s to the present.

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4:44 pm on July 21, 2014