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Politics : World Affairs Discussion

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To: GUSTAVE JAEGER who wrote (1919)9/13/2002 6:15:27 PM
From: Raymond Duray  Read Replies (2) of 3959
 
Gus,

Re: C'mon, that guy Brzezinski's been out of the loop for the past 22 years!!!

I believe you are demonstrating naivete about this. Brzezinski has been very much involved, albeit not in public office, for the entire period. He has a very important role to play at the Council on Foreign Relations and is recently installed on the board of directors of a newly formed Central Asia pipeline company.

Cf.:
cooperativeresearch.org

Article Citation:

Date: 9-2-2002
Outline: U.S. ruling elites divided over Iraq, Israel calls for immediate war
RE: Scowcroft, Baker, and Brzezinski have all expressed some degree of opposition to the Pentagon's war plans - one interpretation of why this is so.

TEXT:

G Observations.
1 Division among the ‘elites,’ as they are often called, is rooted in their diverging interests.
a Summary.

i CCR interprets the current infighting over how to proceed in Iraq as a reflection of the diverging interests of the current U.S. leadership. While it is impossible to know for sure why the Baker et al crowd is opposed to the Pentagon’s war plans, there exists some significant clues that might indicate what is behind their sudden change of heart.

On August 1, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC Co.) was founded to construct and operate the long awaited pipeline that will bring oil from the Caspian oil fields of Azerbaijan to the Mediterranean Sea. The BTC pipeline route, the viability of which as been repeatedly challenged by both ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, was strongly endorsed and lobbied for by the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) [profile]. Several of the most prominent “anti-war” voices happen to be on its board of directors, including James Baker III, Zbigniew Brzezinski,

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