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The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives

Reviewed by Arlene Johnson
Author: Brzezinski, Zbigniew
Publisher: BasicBooks, A Division of HarperCollins
Published: 1997
223 pages

After making the title of this book available to people who were aware of my work in early 2002, I looked forward to reading it with much anticipation. I felt that it had secrets in it of what was to come and I certainly wanted to know that information, and figured that a man of Zbigniew Brzezinski's credentials would provide it to me as a reader of this book. I was wrong!

A glance at the Index for the following subjects produced no citations whatsoever: the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, and even the shah of Iran were missing. Still I thought that this book would be enlightening.

One more note regarding this book is that I read a copy from a public library which took two months to arrive for me as others had reserved it first; how many others I cannot determine, but it must have been several since at 223 pages, which includes 7 pages of Index it doesn't take very long to read.

Beginning on page 27 Brzezinski states "The Atlantic alliance, epitomized institutionally by NATO, links the most productive and influential states of Europe to America, making the United States a key participant even in intra-European affairs." Instead he could have said that NATO is the western European branch of the U.S. military for that is what NATO is.

On page 35, Brzezinski states "It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation." Anyone who as read Little Brown Brother, a book that is about the Spanish/American War, knows that the preceding is a lie.

On page 39 he states "the United States, a non-European power, now enjoys international primacy, with its power directly deployed on three peripheries of the Eurasian continent, from which it exercises a powerful influence on the states occupying the Eurasian hinterland. But it is on the globe's most important playing field-Eurasia-that a potential rival to America might at some point arise." Brzezinski knows perfectly well what will happen so his saying "might" is disingenuous.

On page 42 the following paragraph is absolutely untrue, and he knows it: "In contrast, Great Britain is not a geostrategic player. It has fewer major options, it entertains no ambitious vision of Europe's future, and its relative decline has also reduced its capacity to play the traditional role of the European balancer. Its ambivalence regarding European unification and its attachment to a waning special relationship with America have made Great Britain increasingly irrelevant insofar as the major choices confronting Europe's future are concerned. London has largely dealt itself out of the European game."

To justify this previous paragraph Brzezinski was forced to quote from someone who spoke in 1955, for no one since that time could lie with a straight face.

On page 75 Brzezinski come about as close to disclosing the state of conditions under which decent people would understand what is to befall them if they don't understand the plans of the elite, but fails to delineate the reality thereby declining to make people aware that they need to take control of the U.S. government to prevent the upcoming calamity.

On page 77 Brzezinski declares a phrase "web of security" but he's not speaking about people's security; he's speaking about the elite's, only he doesn't bother to mention that little detail.

Brzezinski does speak about U.S. consensus with Europe regarding NATO, but he doesn't say why. That Brzezinski knows a tremendous amount of information is made clear on page 81 as he said "In the current circumstances, the expansion of NATO to include Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary-probably by 1999-appears to be likely."

He knows because he is part of the elite, but he does not mention why he knows so as to keep the reader uninformed. indeed, all three nations joined NATO on March 12, 1999.

More misinformation exists on pages 91, 96, 100, 104, 112, 116, 117, 119, 128, 135, 159, 197, 198, 208, 210, and possibly 211.

Scattered throughout the book Brzezinski speaks about ethnic hostility. What he fails to mention, however, is why it exists, leaving the casual reader unaware that it is instigated by the CIA. Moreover, he speaks about rising national awareness of certain Central Asian states, but fails to mention what he knows best which is the deliberate plan to end the nationalistic feelings of the inhabitants of these emerging countries due to the desires of those for whom he is working to achieve the NWO or one-world government, a goal of which Brzezinski has been fully aware for decades.

Red herrings can be found on pages 137, 151-186, and 187-193. Moreover, no consideration is taken regarding Chinese culture in this book as if Brzezinski did, he would have to admit that the Chinese have no desire to become a global hegemony. While it is true that Taiwan is separated from mainland China and Japan aggressed against China, it is of little consequence due to Chinese culture.

One of the examples of this Red Herring is the lifting of Japan's constitutional limitation on despatch abroad of military forces for peacekeeping efforts which means the United Nations. This is all due to centrist leader i.e. Trilateral Commission supported "a rapidly rising centrist political leader Ichiro Ozawa." Brzezinski, as I stated earlier, doesn't say one word about the Trilateral Commission despite the fact that he was its first head, having been appointed by David Rockefeller.

Disinformation is found on pages 182 and 213. Additionally, Brzezinski utilizes words such as "may," "might," "likely," "would," "could," and "perhaps" when he knows perfectly well that the Illuminati have had everything planned out for centuries.

He does state that "an enlarged NATO will serve well both the short-term and longer-term goals of the U.S. policy" effectively contradicting what he said initially, but what he doesn't say is that NATO is the European branch of the U.S. military, and that's what he should say. Additionally, the real reason for NATO is never mentioned in the book.

If NATO was truly established to defend against the Soviet Union, not only would it have been disbanded when the Soviet Union ceased to exist, but Russia would not have been invited to join when it would become a democracy. Clearly then, this is not the reason NATO was originally created.

Indeed, Brzezinski confirms my last statement on page 208-9 with the following words: "The stability of Eurasia's geopolitical pluralism, precluding the appearance of a single dominant power, would be enhanced by the eventual emergence, perhaps sometime in the next century, of a Trans-Eurasian Security System (TESS). Such a transcontinental security agreement should embrace an expanded NATO-connected by a cooperative charter with Russia-and China as well as Japan (which would still be connected to the United States by the bilateral security treaty). But to get there, NATO must first expand, while engaging Russia in a larger regional framework of security cooperation."

This previous statement is from the "Conclusion," the last chapter. After all the misinformation, disinformation, and Red Herrings this book promulgated, Brzezinski finally provides us with some of what is planned, TESS, but doesn't define what TESS really is even now.

It is up to the reader to understand that TESS will provide security for the elite, not us, so to that extent TESS is the worst action we could have, and if we don't collectively strike it down, it will destroy us regardless if we are politically inclined or not.

There is no doubt in my mind that hundreds of thousands of people if not millions have already read this book, but if you wish to read this book, something that I encourage you to do, borrow it from your local library. I would not recommend purchasing it as this will only encourage publishing houses to publish more books of this nature, loaded with misinformation, withheld facts, and disinformation.

There is no Bibliography or Reference section in this book. The footnotes, which consist of 37 are contained within its pages, two of which are taken from instruments which deliberately set about to misinform.

Brzezinski is very intelligent, and he is extremely knowledgeable because he is on the inside. It is for this reason that I was personally disappointed that he didn't provide more truth about the past as well as the future since it is clear that he knows it.

Arlene Johnson


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