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BRZEZINSKI, HITLER, MACKINDER, GEOPOLITICS...AND CORRECTION
[Posted 16 July 2002]
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BRZEZINSKI, HITLER, MACKINDER AND GEOPOLITICS

Dear Emperor's New Clothes,

Is the move in Central Asia about Oil? No, it's about POWER. And I don't mean "power" as in "energy".

It's about how you become and remain the world's Dominant Power, and what you have to do to maintain/achieve it - like taking over strategic areas of the world.

Z.B. [Zbigniew Brzezinski] and his chums come with a theory and ideology to carry it out as well, which is why they behave like a high priestly order.

We, the Good 'Ole Brits invented it, when we were desperately trying to maintain the position of the British Empire as No. 1 Dominant Power.

"He who dominates East Europe controls the Heartland, [the pivotal part of Eurasia.] He who controls the Heartland controls the World Island, [Eurasia.] He who controls the World Island controls the World".

This is the mantra of the theory of Geopolitics, the theory of Sir Halford MacKinder, (he was a Brit and guru of these people).

In a slightly earlier era, it was called "The Great Game", and British commentators have said immediately, about The current intervention, "It's the Great Game".

I suggest - sorry about this one - a few articles explaining Geopolitics and how it's the great master plan and ideology of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) the heart of the National Security Establishment.

But how did it turn up in America, - it got taken there by Brits trying to involve America in supporting them, and became the watchword of the CFR after 1943-44 and US. foreign policy since the war.

Richard Roper, Sheffield, Yorkshire
UK

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John Flaherty replies:

It would be most kind of you to write in more detail about these issues.

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CORRECTION REGARDING VIVENDI COMPANY

Dear Emperor's Clothes,

[This concerns comments Jared Israel made replying to a reader's letter. See "WHAT ABOUT BUSH'S 'CARPET-OF-BOMBS' THREAT?" at
http://emperors-clothes.com/letters/carpet.htm ]

Just a quick correction regarding what Jared wrote about Vivendi. It's a huge conglomerate, of which computer games is only a tiny part of the business. For more info see here:

http://uk.biz.ya+hoo.com/p/e/eaug.pa.html

It's currently involved in an accounting scandal, as can be seen here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_2120000/2120111.stm

Hope this helps.
Paul Collins, London
UK

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...MORE ON CORRECTION

Dear Emperor's Clothes,

Vivendi is called the octopus. Even if at the moment, with the latest scandal, it might loose a tentacle or two. It is a huge and powerful TNC, (amongst the worst). Not only does it hold TV channels, but two of the most influential French mags + medical mags. I strongly encourage you to go to the URL below. http://www.transnationale.org/anglais/sources/information/b10_vu.htm

Dominique Prédali

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Jared Israel replies to both:

Thank you. I was so taken with the charming notion of a computer games nerd presenting himself as a Secret Agent that I didn't dig enough on Vivendi.

Best regards,
Jared Israel

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Jared Israel wrote Paul Collins:

Dear Mr. Collins,

In his thousand-time reprinted article, Julio Godoy describes Brisard as

"until the late 1990s director of economic analysis and strategy for Vivendi, a French company." http://www.truthout.org/docs_01/11.17A.Oil.Taliban.htm

A director of a huge conglomerate "until the late 1990s"? Why so vague? When did he start? When did he stop? What did he do? Imagine putting on a job application:

"I was until the late 1990s director of economic analysis and strategy at Ford."

Everybody seems to have reprinted this description without question - that's what's most disturbing - how easily critics of US government policies allow a spokesperson to be appointed for them...

Anyway, on the inside back of the English version of FORBIDDEN TRUTH, I found that, Lo and behold! Brisard's job description had changed:

"...Brisard is a consultant on business, corporate and diplomatic intelligence who was special adviser and Vice President of Business Intelligence [?] at Vivendi Universal."

From director of strategy and economic analysis to "Vice President of Business Intelligence" - meaning he does what? And why, if he is this VP of whatever, is he *also* a "special adviser"? On what? To whom?

As we say in Brooklyn: Whose dat guy?

Best regards,
Jared Israel

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Reply from Paul Collins:

DID BRISARD WORK FOR JACQUES CHIRAC'S PARTY IN FRANCE?

Dear Jared,

Amazing how many sources (and in many different languages) repeat Godoy's "facts" about Mr. Brisard verbatim:

http://www.google.com/search?q=brisard+vivendi

Yes, and you're right, it is very vague - It's as if *everyone* is quoting the same PR information. So, you're right to look for original sources... From a quick search on the 'net I have not been able to find what I'd call an original source...

One French source here:

http://www.faits-et-documents.com/archives/124.pdf

claims:

"Jean-Charles Brisard est l'ancien assistant parlementaire d'Alain Marsaud, juge anti-terroriste puis député RPR de Limoges et aujourd'hui chez Vivendi."

("Jean-Charles Brisard is the former parliamentary assistant to Alain Marsaud, an anti-terrorist judge who was then deputy RPR of Limoges and is today at Vivendi.")

(RPR=Rassemblement Pour la République, Rally for the Republic, French President Jacques Chirac's right-wing political party)

This source ties in with the role of Marsaud at Vivendi in 2000:

http://www.xpconseil.com/eurosec/francais/programme.htm

(but no mention of Brisard at this event and date)

Here's an article by Maraud from Le Figaro (15 May 2000) where he argues for a police force under the control of local mayors (frightening!)...

http://www.conscience-politique.org/policemaire.htm

Here's another article (January 1999) confirming Marsaud's position in Vivendi:

http://vacarme.eu.org/article98.html

"...tandis que l'ancien magistrat anti-terroriste Alain Marsaud occupe les mêmes fonctions chez Vivendi..."

(...while the former anti-terrorist magistrate, Alain Marsaud, occupies the same functions [director of security] at Vivendi...)

and another from Vivendi itself confirming that he was appointed around December 1997:

http://www.vivendi-environnement.net/finance/news/00000109.cfm

So, something doesn't make sense. Yes, Marsaud held a senior position at Vivendi, for sure. But is Brisard, supposedly once his "parliamentary assistant", pretending to be something that he was not? Unless, of course, Marsaud employed Brisard when he joined Vivendi?

Who is that chap, indeed.

Hope some of this helps...

Thanks & regards
Paul

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