The warrior ethic of the American Imperial elite, embodied in its fullest measure by Zbigniew Brzezinski, has been rejuvenated momentarily by Russia's attack on Georgia. Reading Brzezinski's words leaves one choking on their overt hypocrisy or laughing insanely at the obvious absurdity of them. His writing technique is flawless, based on the big lie technique – tell it straight up, tell it often enough, and ignorant masses will tend to believe it. In a current TIME magazine article Brzezinski does this extremely well.
His first statements are clearly indicative of someone living in a fantasy geopolitical environment created by neocon morality:
"The end of the Cold War was supposed to usher in a new age in which the major powers would no longer dictate to their neighbours how to run their affairs.
Will it continue to rely on coercion to achieve its imperial aims, or is it willing to work within the emerging international system that values cooperation and consensus? "
One has to blink several times in wonderment at these strange statements. First of all there was only one major power, looking for "full spectrum dominance" militarily in order to support their overwhelming economic consumption of the global resources, the major item being oil. They had some assistance:
"When the Soviet Union collapsed, the US and Israel made a run at controlling Russia and the former constituent parts of its empire. "
It has been the U.S. that unilaterally abrogated, avoided, or conflicted with all international norms ranging from missile treaties, environmental treaties, through the complete range of UN rights and obligations, and the Geneva conventions. This does not even rate as a double standard as Russia
"has made it clear over and over that it is prepared to obey international law and treaties. It is the Americans who have thrown international law and treaties into the trash can, not the Russians. "