May 25, 1999
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
New York, NY
A letter to the editor re. "Compromise over Kosovo Means
May 24, 1999
It's a good thing that Zbigniew Brzezinski is now merely a hateful
anti-Orthodox Christian bigot. For, were he still in some position of power, as he was as
Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, this warmonger would be leading the U.S.
straight into a WW III inferno. Without even a pause for a careful reflection.
Brzezinski's OpEd piece, "Compromise over Kosovo Means
Defeat" (May 24, 1999), is a perfect example of a racist, maximalist arrogance which
the self-professed "liberals" display these days. "Only a Kosovo free of
armed Serbs..." is an acceptable end result to this warmonger. Never mind that Kosovo
is, and has been a part of Serbia, for a better part of the last 1,000 years. Brzezinski
thinks it's okay for NATO simply to snatch away, and hand it over to the Albanians, just
as it did in 1995 with huge swaths of Serbian territories in Bosnia and Croatia.
So let's try the following hypothetical scenario, to test the sanity of
Brzezinski's ideas. Suppose the Russians decide for geopolitical reasons just as valid as
NATO's imperialism, they want some of today's Polish lands; say the Gdansk and Suwalki
regions in the north. This would provide a contiguous Russian-controlled territory between
the Russian area of Kaliningrad in the north (now an landlocked "island" between
Lithuania and Poland), and the pro-Russian Byelorussia to the east of Poland.
A neat idea, right? From a Russian imperialists' standpoint. And with
even more merit than NATO's forceful attempt to move into Kosovo. With an unspoken, but
obvious geopolitical agenda - to eventually link up its eastern wing (Turkey) with its
western wing (Italy, etc.), along the "Green Interstate," and across the backs
of the Serbs who have lived in Kosovo, and who used to live in Croatia and Bosnia, for
In other words, it would be a case of blatant Russian land grab to
which, I suspect, Brzezinski would be violently opposed. Yet, here he is, advocating
exactly the same thing in Kosovo. And worse...
Proving that Brzezinski doesn't give a damn about American lives,
either, he is bemoaning NATO's supposedly too careful air campaign. "The painful
reality is that the bombing campaign has been conducted as if the human lives at stake
should be priced at three different levels," he writes. "The most precious lives
are those of the NATO pilots...; next are those of Mr. Milosevic's officials...; least
valuable are the lives of the Kosovars (i.e., Kosovo Albanians) themselves...."
So what would Brzezinski like to see happen? Have more Americans killed
than the several hundred whom our Draftdodger-in-Chief has already sent to their needless
(I know... the "yadda, yadda, yadda... lie and deny"
Washington and Brussels crowd deny they've suffered any casualties. Except for the two
American pilots killed when their Apache helicopter was shot down by the Yugoslav air
defenses on May 5. Which "yadda, yadda, yadda... lie and deny" spin masters
deny, saying it was a mechanical or pilot error. For a contrary assessment, check out the
German "Welt am Sonntag" May 23 edition).
Whether American casualties have been so far in the dozens or in the
hundreds may be debatable. What is not debatable is that they will be in the thousands
should NATO attempt a land invasion of Kosovo, as the warmongers like Brzezinski are
advocating. So that NATO can claim "a Kosovo free of armed Serbs..." as its war
A group of British military experts, under the guise and cover of being
OSCE monitors, examined the various possible points of entry for a ground assault from
Macedonia - BEFORE the NATO bombing began on Mar. 24, the London Times recently reported.
And they concluded that, "an invasion force could be stopped 'by a flock of
sheep'," the Times said, as the steep mountain passes along the route "provide
an ideal ambush country."
The Yugoslav Army is anything but sheepish, as the downing of the
F-117, and that of the Apache helicopter proved, among other NATO casualties -admitted or
not by Washington and/or Brussels.
In other words, it would be "Slaughterhouse Kosovo" for the
would-be NATO invaders. Only armchair warriors, like Brzezinski or Tony Blair, not to
mention Bill Clinton or Madeleine Albright, who have not spent a day of their lives in a
trench, could advocate that as a "solution" to the "Kosovo Crisis"
which they have manufactured, painting themselves into a corner.
Meanwhile, Brzezinski's racism shone right through his complaints about
the supposedly three different levels of human lives (NATO, Milosevic's officials,
Albanians). Notice that he never even mentions the thousands of innocent Serb civilians
who have been killed; or millions of Serbs who are now having to make do without
electricity or water? Just as he doesn't bemoan the dogs or the farm animals who are also
now victims of NATO's war on Serbia.
Pin a "swastika" on Brzezinski. Right next to a "red
star." The two go hand-in-hand with his philosophy.