A War in the Planning for Four Years 
by Michael Ruppert
From The Wilderness Publications,  November 2001

Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans in a 1997 Book - It is "A
Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former German Defense and NATO
Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in an Exclusive Interview
With FTW


"THE GRAND CHESSBOARD - American Primacy And It's Geostrategic
Imperatives," Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997.

These are the very first words in the book, "Ever since the continents
started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has
been the center of world power." - p. xiii. Eurasia is all of the territory
east of Germany and Poland, stretching all the way through Russia and China
to the Pacific Ocean. It includes the Middle East and most of the Indian
subcontinent. The key to controlling Eurasia, says Brzezinski, is
controlling the Central Asian Republics. And the key to controlling the
Central Asian republics is Uzbekistan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that
Uzbekistan was forcefully mentioned by President George W. Bush in his
address to a joint session of Congress just days after the attacks of
September 11 as the very first place that the U.S. military would be deployed.

As FTW has documented in previous stories, major deployments of U.S. and
British forces had taken place before the attacks. And the U.S. Army and
the CIA had been active in Uzbekistan for several years. There is now
evidence that what the world is witnessing is a cold and calculated war
plan - at least four years in the making - and that, from reading
Brzezinski's own words about Pearl Harbor, the World Trade Center attacks
were just the trigger needed to set the final conquest in motion.


FTW, November 7, 2001, 1200 PST - There's a quote often attributed to Allen
Dulles after it was noted that the final 1964 report of the Warren
Commission on the assassination of JFK contained dramatic inconsistencies.
Those inconsistencies, in effect, disproved the Commission's own final
conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963. Dulles,
a career spy, Wall Street lawyer, the CIA director whom JFK had fired after
the 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco - and the Warren Commission member who took
charge of the investigation and final report - is reported to have said,
"The American people don't read."

Some Americans do read. So do Europeans and Asians and Africans and Latin

World events since the attacks of September 11, 2001 have not only been
predicted, but also planned, orchestrated and - as their architects would
like to believe - controlled. The current Central Asian war is not a
response to terrorism, nor is it a reaction to Islamic fundamentalism. It
is in fact, in the words of one of the most powerful men on the planet, the
beginning of a final conflict before total world domination by the United
States leads to the dissolution of all national governments. This, says
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member and former Carter National
Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, will lead to nation states being
incorporated into a new world order, controlled solely by economic
interests as dictated by banks, corporations and ruling elites concerned
with the maintenance (by manipulation and war) of their power. As a means
of intimidation for the unenlightened reader who happens upon this
frightening plan - the plan of the CFR - Brzezinski offers the alternative
of a world in chaos unless the U.S. controls the planet by whatever means
are necessary and likely to succeed.

This position is corroborated by Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D. a former
German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary
General Manfred Werner. On November 6, he told FTW, "The interests behind
the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission -
founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller - and the Bliderberger Group,
have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship
within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They
are fighting against citizens."

Brzezinski's own words - laid against the current official line that the
United States is waging a war to end terrorism - are self-incriminating. In
an ongoing series of articles, FTW has consistently established that the
U.S. government had foreknowledge of the World Trade Center attacks and
chose not to stop them because it needed to secure public approval for a
war that is now in progress. It is a war, as described by Vice President
Dick Cheney, "that may not end in our lifetimes." What that means is that
it will not end until all armed groups, anywhere in the world, which
possess the political, economic or military ability to resist the
imposition of this dictatorship, have been destroyed.

These are the "terrorists" the U.S. now fights in Afghanistan and plans to
soon fight all over the globe.

Before exposing Brzezinski (and those he represents) with his own words, or
hearing more from Dr. Koeppl, it is worthwhile to take a look at
Brzezinski's background.

According to his resume Brzezinski, holding a 1953 Ph.D. from Harvard,
lists the following achievements:

Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies Professor of
American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University National Security Advisor
to President Jimmy Carter (1977-81) Trustee and founder of the Trilateral
Commission International advisor of several major US/Global corporations
Associate of Henry Kissinger Under Ronald Reagan - member of NSC-Defense
Department Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy Under Ronald Reagan
- member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Past
member, Board of Directors, The Council on Foreign Relations 1988 -
Co-chairman of the Bush National Security Advisory Task Force.

Brzezinski is also a past attendee and presenter at several conferences of
the Bliderberger group - a non-partisan affiliation of the wealthiest and
most powerful families and corporations on the planet.

The Grand Chessboard

Brzezinski sets the tone for his strategy by describing Russia and China as
the two most important countries - almost but not quite superpowers - whose
interests that might threaten the U.S. in Central Asia. Of the two,
Brzezinski considers Russia to be the more serious threat. Both nations
border Central Asia. In a lesser context he describes the Ukraine,
Azerbaijan, Iran and Kazakhstan as essential "lesser" nations that must be
managed by the U.S. as buffers or counterweights to Russian and Chinese
moves to control the oil, gas and minerals of the Central Asian Republics
(Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan).

He also notes, quite clearly (p. 53) that any nation that might become
predominant in Central Asia would directly threaten the current U.S.
control of oil resources in the Persian Gulf. In reading the book it
becomes clear why the U.S. had a direct motive for the looting of some $300
billion in Russian assets during the 1990s, destabilizing Russia's currency
(1998) and ensuring that a weakened Russia would have to look westward to
Europe for economic and political survival, rather than southward to
Central Asia. A dependent Russia would lack the military, economic and
political clout to exert influence in the region and this weakening of
Russia would explain why Russian President Vladimir Putin has been such a
willing ally of U.S. efforts to date. (See FTW Vol. IV, No. 1 - March 31,

An examination of selected quotes from "The Grand Chessboard," in the
context of current events reveals the darker agenda behind military
operations that were planned long before September 11th, 2001.

".The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift
in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged
not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the
world's paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was
the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the
United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power. (p.

". But in the meantime, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger
emerges, capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging
America. The formulation of a comprehensive and integrated Eurasian
geostrategy is therefore the purpose of this book. (p. xiv)

"The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of
American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported
America's engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (pp 24-5)

"For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. Now a non-Eurasian
power is preeminent in Eurasia - and America's global primacy is directly
dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian
continent is sustained. (p.30)

"America's withdrawal from the world or because of the sudden emergence of
a successful rival - would produce massive international instability. It
would prompt global anarchy." (p. 30)

"In that context, how America 'manages' Eurasia is critical. Eurasia is the
globe's largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that
dominates Eurasia would control two of the world's three most advanced and
economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests
that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa's
subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically
peripheral to the world's central continent. About 75 per cent of the
world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is
there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia
accounts for 60 per cent of the world's GNP and about three-fourths of the
world's known energy resources." (p.31)

Two basic steps are thus required: first, to identify the geostrategically
dynamic Eurasian states that have the power to cause a potentially
important shift in the international distribution of power and to decipher
the central external goals of their respective political elites and the
likely consequences of their seeking to attain them;. second, to formulate
specific U.S. policies to offset, co-opt, and/or control the above. (p. 40)

".To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of
ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to
prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to
keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from
coming together." (p.40)

"Henceforth, the United States may have to determine how to cope with
regional coalitions that seek to push America out of Eurasia, thereby
threatening America's status as a global power." (p.55)

"Uzbekistan - with its much more ethnically homogeneous population of
approximately 25 million and its leaders emphasizing the country's historic
glories - has become increasingly assertive in affirming the region's new
postcolonial status." (p.95)

"Thus, even the ethnically vulnerable Kazakhstan joined the other Central
Asian states in abandoning the Cyrillic alphabet and replacing it with
Latin script as adapted earlier by Turkey. In effect, by the mid-1990s a
bloc, quietly led by Ukraine and comprising Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan,
Azerbaijan and sometimes also Kazakhstan, Georgia and Moldova, had
informally emerged to obstruct Russian efforts to use the CIS as the tool
for political integration." (p.114)

".Hence, support for the new post-Soviet states - for geopolitical
pluralism in the space of the former Soviet empire - has to be an integral
part of a policy designed to induce Russia to exercise unambiguously its
European option. Among these states. Three are geopolitically especially
important: Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine." (p. 121) "Uzbekistan,
nationally the most vital and the most populous of the central Asian
states, represents the major obstacle to any renewed Russian control over
the region. Its independence is critical to the survival of the other
Central Asian states, and it is the least vulnerable to Russian pressures."
(p. 121)

Referring to an area he calls the "Eurasian Balkans" and a 1997 map in
which he has circled the exact location of the current conflict -
describing it as the central region of pending conflict for world dominance
- Brzezinski writes: "Moreover, they [the Central Asian Republics] are of
importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at
least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely
Russia, Turkey and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political
interest in the region. But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more
important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of
natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to
important minerals, including gold." (p.124) [Emphasis added]

The world's energy consumption is bound to vastly increase over the next
two or three decades. Estimates by the U.S. Department of energy anticipate
that world demand will rise by more than 50 percent between 1993 and 2015,
with the most significant increase in consumption occurring in the Far
East. The momentum of Asia's economic development is already generating
massive pressures for the exploration and exploitation of new sources of
energy and the Central Asian region and the Caspian Sea basin are known to
contain reserves of natural gas and oil that dwarf those of Kuwait, the
Gulf of Mexico, or the North Sea." (p.125)

"Kazakhstan is the shield and Uzbekistan is the soul for the region's
diverse national awakenings." (p.130)

"Uzbekistan is, in fact, the prime candidate for regional leadership in
Central Asia." (p.130) "Once pipelines to the area have been developed,
Turkmenistan's truly vast natural gas reserves augur a prosperous future
for the country's people. (p.132)

"In fact, an Islamic revival - already abetted from the outside not only by
Iran but also by Saudi Arabia - is likely to become the mobilizing impulse
for the increasingly pervasive new nationalisms, determined to oppose any
reintegration under Russian - and hence infidel - control." (p. 133).

"For Pakistan, the primary interest is to gain Geostrategic depth through
political influence in Afghanistan - and to deny to Iran the exercise of
such influence in Afghanistan and Tajikistan - and to benefit eventually
from any pipeline construction linking Central Asia with the Arabian Sea."

"Moreover, sensible Russian leaders realize that the demographic explosion
underway in the new states means that their failure to sustain economic
growth will eventually create an explosive situation along Russia's entire
southern frontier." (p.141) [This would explain why Putin would welcome
U.S. military presence to stabilize the region.]

"Turkmenistan. has been actively exploring the construction of a new
pipeline through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea." (p.145)

"It follows that America's primary interest is to help ensure that no
single power comes to control this geopolitical space and that the global
community has unhindered financial and economic access to it." (p148)

"China's growing economic presence in the region and its political stake in
the area's independence are also congruent with America's interests." (p.149)

"America is now the only global superpower, and Eurasia is the globe's
central arena. Hence, what happens to the distribution of power on the
Eurasian continent will be of decisive importance to America's global
primacy and to America's historical legacy." (p.194)

".the Eurasian Balkans - threatens to become a cauldron of ethnic conflict
and great-power rivalry." (p.195)

"Without sustained and directed American involvement, before long the
forces of global disorder could come to dominate the world scene. And the
possibility of such a fragmentation is inherent in the geopolitical
tensions not only of today's Eurasia but of the world more generally." (p.194)

"With warning signs on the horizon across Europe and Asia, any successful
American policy must focus on Eurasia as a whole and be guided by a
Geostrategic design." (p.197)

"That puts a premium on maneuver and manipulation in order to prevent the
emergence of a hostile coalition that could eventually seek to challenge
America's primacy." (p. 198)

"The most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of
states gains the capacity to expel the United States from Eurasia or even
to diminish significantly its decisive arbitration role." (p. 198)

"In the long run, global politics are bound to become increasingly
uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic power in the hands of a
single state. Hence, America is not only the first, as well as the only,
truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last." (p.209)

"Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it
may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues,
except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct
external threat." (p. 211) [Emphasis added]

The Horror - And Comments From Someone Who Worked With Brzezinski

Brzezinski's book is sublimely arrogant. While singing the praises of the
IMF and the World Bank, which have economically terrorized nations on every
continent, and while totally ignoring the worldwide terrorist actions of
the U.S. government that have led to genocide; cluster bombings of civilian
populations from Kosovo, to Laos, to Iraq, to Afghanistan; the development
and battlefield use of both biological and chemical agents such as Sarin
gas; and the financial rape of entire cultures it would leave the reader
believing that such actions are for the good of mankind.

While seconded from the German defense ministry to NATO in the late 1970s,
Dr. Johannes Koeppl - mentioned at the top of this article - traveled to
Washington on more than one occasion. He also met with Brzezinski in the
White House on more than one occasion. His other Washington contacts
included Steve Larabee from the CFR, John J. McCloy, former CIA Director,
economist Milton Friedman, and officials from Carter's Office of Management
and Budget. He is the first person I have ever interviewed who has made a
direct presentation at a Bliderberger conference and he has also made
numerous presentations to sub-groups of the Trilateral Commission. That was
before he spoke out against them.

His fall from grace was rapid after he realized that Brzezinski was part of
a group intending to impose a world dictatorship. "In 1983/4 I warned of a
take-over of world governments being orchestrated by these people. There
was an obvious plan to subvert true democracies and selected leaders were
not being chosen based upon character but upon their loyalty to an economic
system run by the elites and dedicated to preserving their power.

"All we have now are pseudo-democracies."

Koeppl recalls meeting U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald in Nuremburg in the
early 80s. McDonald, who was then contemplating a run for the Presidency,
was a severe critic of these elites. He was killed in the Russian shootdown
of Korean Air flight 007 in 1985. Koeppl believes that it might have been
an assassination. Over the years many writers have made these allegations
about 007 and the fact that someone with Koeppl's credentials believes that
an entire plane full of passengers would be destroyed to eliminate one man
offers a chilling opinion of the value placed on human life by the powers
that be.

In 1983, Koeppl warned, through Op-Ed pieces published in NEWSWEEK and
elsewhere, that Brzezinski and the CFR were part of an effort to impose a
global dictatorship. His fall from grace was swift. "It was a criminal
society that I was dealing with. It was not possible to publish anymore in
the so-called respected publications. My 30 year career in politics ended.

"The people of the western world have been trained to be good consumers; to
focus on money, sports cars, beauty, consumer goods. They have not been
trained to look for character in people. Therefore what we need is
education for politicians, a form of training that instills in them a
higher sense of ethics than service to money. There is no training now for
world leaders. This is a shame because of the responsibility that leaders
hold to benefit all mankind rather than to blindly pursue destructive paths.

"We also need education for citizens to be more efficient in their
democracies, in addition to education for politicians that will create a
new network of elites based upon character and social intelligence."

Koeppl, who wrote his 1989 doctoral thesis on NATO management, also
authored a 1989 book - largely ignored because of its controversial
revelations - entitled "The Most Important Secrets in the World." He
maintains a German language web site at www.antaris.com and he can be
reached by email at jbk@antaris.com.

As to the present conflict Koeppl expressed the gravest concerns, "This is
more than a war against terrorism. This is a war against the citizens of
all countries. The current elites are creating so much fear that people
don't know how to respond. But they must remember. This is a move to
implement a world dictatorship within the next five years. There may not be
another chance."

Copyright 2001. All Rights Reserved, Michael C. Ruppert and From The
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