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Brzezinski: U.S. must stop following Israel “like a stupid mule”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Carter

In a speech to the National Iranian American Council, Brzezinksi said:


“I don’t think there is an implicit obligation for the United States to follow like a stupid mule whatever the Israelis do. If they decide to start a war, simply on the assumption that we’ll automatically be drawn into it, I think it is the obligation of friendship to say, ‘you’re not going to be making national decision for us.’ I think that the United States has the right to have its own national security policy.”



by Kevin Barrett


Leading U.S. strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski — unofficial dean of the realist school of American foreign policy experts — has drawn an unflattering picture of U.S.-Israel relations.

By denying any U.S. “obligation” to “follow like a stupid mule whatever the Israelis do,” Brzezinski accurately implied that this is exactly what the U.S. has been doing up until now. And by plaintively opining that “the United States has the right to have its own national security policy,” the former National Security adviser underlined the fact that since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who secretly went to war with Ben Gurion in a doomed effort to abort the Israeli nuclear weapons program, the U.S. has not enjoyed that right.

Brzezinski’s assertion that the U.S. is being led by the nose like a stupid mule by the Israelis is perhaps the most candid statement of its kind ever uttered in public by a high-level U.S. strategist. Brzezinski’s remarks reflect the mainstreaming of the arguments presented by leading U.S. political scientists Walt and Mearsheimer in their book The Israel Lobby.

Indeed, Brzezinski has gone much further than Walt and Mearsheimer, who couch their critique of the tail-wags-the-dog U.S.-Israel relationship in extremely cautious language. By laying it out so explicitly, Brzezinski is in effect joining the ranks of such scholars as James Petras and Grant F Smith, who leave Walt and Mearsheimer in the dust as they boldly and accurately describe the outrageous, destructive, and quite literally criminal Israeli domination of the U.S. (As Smith argues in Foreign Agents, the hundreds of thousands of members of the Zionist Power Configuration described by Petras are acting as unregistered agents of a foreign power; if the law were properly enforced, they would all be in prison.)

The strong words from Brzezinski, and the mainstreaming of similar sentiments, illustrate a growing backlash against Israel’s ever-more-shameless, ever-more poorly concealed domination of the USA. The post-9/11 era has witnessed a rash of unbelievably arrogant Israeli actions, including:


• Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to 9/11. (He triumphantly chortled that 9/11 was “very good,” then hastily added that he meant it was very good for Israel.)


• Ariel Sharon’s reaction to 9/11: “We Jews control America, and the Americans know it.”


• Allegedly retired Mossad chief spook Mike Harari’s  huge victory party in Bangkok, Thailand celebrating the success of the 9/11 operation.


• The team of “dancing Israelis,” later outed as Mossad spies by The Forward, who were arrested for wildly celebrating the success of the 9/11 operation.


• The use of organized crime assets like then-NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to cover up the 9/11 story of the century: The arrest of Israelis with vans full of explosives trying to blow up New York’s bridges and tunnels on the morning of 9/11.


• The actions of newly-retired Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in the immediate aftermath of 9/11: Barak, Christopher Bollyn’s top 9/11 suspect, had come to the U.S. for mysterious reasons after stepping down as PM in March 2001, and immediately after 9/11 all but ordered the U.S. to declare a “war on terror” and invade Afghanistan and other countries – making him the first public figure to describe the “war on terror” response to 9/11.


• The Israel lobby’s demolition of the Congressional career of 9/11-truth-seeker Rep. Cynthia McKinney.


• The Israel lobby’s persecution of American Muslims including Sami al-Arian, who was imprisoned and tortured for the “terrorist” crime of supporting the Palestinians’ right to defend themselves.


• The Israel lobby’s persecution of Christian peacemaker Mark Siljander, who was sent to prison on trumped-up charges for the crime of telling other Christians the truth about Islam, and thereby undermining the Israelis’ islamophobic “war on terror” narrative.


• The Israel lobby’s increasing use of its organized crime assets to dominate American politics through blackmail, fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, assassination, and other crimes.


• Israel’s assassination threats against President Obama, notably the one delivered by unregistered Israeli agent Andrew Adler.


• Israel’s blatant intervention in U.S. elections, including its use of organized crime in vote-fraud efforts – which may finally have failed in 2012 when Netanyahu imploded at the UN, and his hand-picked puppet Mitt Romney imploded in the final election results.


• Israel’s ongoing attempts to drag the U.S. into wars-for-Israel that damage U.S. interests – including wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan and elsewhere, as well as Israel’s proposed attack on Iran.


• And finally, of course, Israel’s ever-more-arrogant refusal to do what the U.S. and every other country on earth insists it must do: Return to its pre-1967 borders and make peace with its neighbors.



Will Congress approve this as the new American flag – representing

the “stupid American mule” that Israel always leads by the nose?

Credit: Veterans Today


Is the “stupid American mule” described by Brzezinski finally waking up?


Or, to use  Anatol Lieven’s animal metaphor: Is the dog finally noticing that “this is not a case of the tail wagging the dog, but of the tail wagging the unfortunate dog around the room and banging its head against the ceiling”?

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. His work has been published in many of America’s leading newspapers. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is radio talk show host at Truth Jihad Radio. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books : My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009).



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One Response to "Brzezinski: U.S. must stop following Israel “like a stupid mule”"

  1. Rexw  December 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I am certain that Alan Sabrosky and My Catbird Seat will not mind a re-cycling of my comment, modified from a week ago, adjusted to suit my anger following the Kevin Barrett article about Zbigniew Brzezinski ,

    Short, sharp and to the point, Alan:

    .Alan Sabrosky stated “Obama takes the insulting rebuffs in public silence, reaffirms his support of Israel, fends off its critics, and continues to send it aid, just as if nothing had happened.

    · Can there be anything that has happened in the past ten years, no, in the history of the United States, ** that is so demeaning to the US. No one gets even the slightest bit concerned over this anymore. It’s standard fare. The norm. The people who should be angry with this humiliating situation are themselves applauding the subservient position that the US has now accepted, willingly, without a murmur.

    ** No, I didn’t forget the Israeli perfidy in 1967, the bombing of the USS Liberty. I am not even an American but even I cannot forget this.

    Many Americans have, however. Convenient short memories.

    What an absolute humbling acceptance for all Americans

    How do people like Cantor, Liebeman and Schumer walk the streets? There is nothing about them that is American. No patriotism, no love of country, no respect for the flag and certainly, no honest commitment to the country in any way shape or form. They are blatant fifth columnists, foreign agents. Nothing less.

    money talks,

    Obama allowed PAC’s and Super PAC’s to become an entity. On his head be it. Legislate them out of existence. Remove the users and abusers of this undemocratic swill from their positions of power, now..

    information is power,

    The first Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.

    In this much used and abused Amendment we see the restrictions on “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”. No mention is made of the press abridging the freedom of speech or limiting the honesty of facts being presented to the people.

    It’s called the New York Times syndrome. “Tailor the news for Zionist views”

    The people are the American people for whom the Constitution was written, surely

    Isn’t this a right as well? How is it that vested foreign interests can restrict the truth from reaching the people? A daily occurrence with all the once respected publications, now in the hands or effective control of foreign interests.

    No original respected American who had any input to the structure of the Constitution could have forecast the spread of today’s technology, the ability for controlling ownership of the multifaceted means of communication to one and all. Now could they have even contemplated that capitalism had failings

    It is not their fault.The fault is American apathy.

    However, taking the dissemination of the truth as an example, now that this has degenerated into what is now 90% of the world’s media being controlled by less than 9 ownership groups, this amendment of the US Constitution has passed its use-by-date and requires an amendment to be brought into the 21st Century. The 18th Century was a very long time ago. A different world, threatened then perhaps by outside empires ………but not from within, as it is in 2012.

    How about this………

    1. No one person or group can own more than 5% of any media operation in the US. That shareholding cannot be expanded under any circumstances.

    2. Media must print the whole truth and should be seriously penalized for showing bias. They are a protected under the Constitution.

    The people should also be protected under the same Amendment, surely.

    It must be a two way street. As I have said, don’t blame your foundling fathers. They would never imagined that a harmless little religion, because that’s what it was, the Jews of the world, would turn into evil Zionists and insidiously try to control their new country, the then young USA over the next 200 years What gratitude they have displayed in response to their never-ending ‘holocaust’ guilt trip, now a holocaust sideshow. Don’t they know they have squeezed all the blood out of the world they are ever going to get? Sympathy has turned into disgust at their motives. As for their treatment of Palestine, another day, a crime against humanity.

    Suffice to say, Israel has now become now the latter day Third Reich.

    If there was a person like McCarthy in 2012, as in the 1950’s, he would be overworked if he investigated this Congress of the US for loyalty. Communism? What a waste of effort that was, as harmless as a flea bite compared to Zionism, running rampant.

    In every corner of your country. Corrupting.

    policy is people

    How can it be so. How can we see key positions held in an US administration, many of whom would not survive a test of loyalty to the US people. From there we have seen elected politicians, themselves corrupted beyond measure by Israel, appoint Zionists to staff positions until all levels of government are fully penetrated, against the national interest. The voters? Who really cares? The Zionists have them covered. Law enforcement? They are there as well.

    The example of Rahm Emanuel mentioned in the article as Chief of Staff is a classic case. Israel service, but no American service of any type. Now recycled into the system as Mayor of Chicago. One should not forget that he was appointed by Obama as was Zionist fellow-traveler, Clinton. Neither should have been appointed at all. This new President came into office four years ago with so much corrupt baggage of his own making.

    He made those decisions OR he is under the threat of assassination. You decide

    Here we go again…..

    Remove from office the current occupiers of key roles in the administration. Do not appoint Israelis, dual passported ‘Americans’, fellow-travelers, sycophants and anyone who has attended the well orchestrated ‘brain washing’ sessions in Israel. Having seen this list over recent years, this could eliminate everyone above the rank of Lieut. Colonel in all the services and certainly 80% of the Congress and a large proportion of the Senate.

    It is almost unbelievable. But it is a fact. It is not fiction

    Right now, without addressing these points, there is no road forward.

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