Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor, is the interventionist behind the Carter-Reagan policy that had the CIA arming the Afghan mujahedeen. Osama bin Laden was a beneficiary of this genius scheme to provide billions in support for the movement the was the forerunner of al Qaeda.
Now it seem that Zbig has acauired a new and more realistic view of American global hegemony that he once had. More details in a piece by Mike Whitney at Counterpunch.org:
The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extend US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia. Brzezinski has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy.