Make your voices heard

Make your voices heard

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athy

Northridge, CA

#1 Mar 4, 2008
Open Letter to Sen. Barack Obama from a Concerned US Citizen Page 1 of 2

Can You Promise Us That The US will Not Engage in Any Pre-Emptive Attacks Against Iran During Your Presidency if you Become President?

Dear Sen Obama,

Why did the politically controversial Zbigniew Brzezinski (ZB), the former advisor to president Jimmy Carter endorse you last summer for president?

Why did you select Brzezinski to serve as one of several foreign policy advisors for you?

Wasn't ZB one of main people responsible for convincing the US govt to arm the mujaheddin.

They say that you can tell which direction a president will take the country in based upon the people he /she surrounds themself with.

Sen. Obama, will the US ever consider pre-emptive action against Iran or any other country under your presidency?

My concern is that I do not want my country to participate in another pre-emptive war in the future-Iraq was enough.

Let me explain why I say this.
According to some historians, it was Brzezinski’s misguided actions (during the 1960’s and ‘70’s in Afghanistan/Soviet Union conflict) that led to the present day military strength buildup of Osama Bin Ladin’s (and others’) terrorist groups.
I am a little worried about what is written in a book ZB wrote 1997 “ The Grand Chessboard” where he is advocating the fact that we may have to get ourselves into a war with Iran if we want to maintain global primacy.

In the book, ZB explains how in order to protect America"s status as the last remaining super power on earth it would be necessary to invade and control key locations in the Middle East, particularly Iran. The book theorizes that America could be attacked by Afghan terrorists which would lead to our invasion of Afghanistan and ultimately control of Iran as a key strategic country to hold in the war for global supremacy.[Brzezinski, 1997] "

According to an entry contained in the publisher’s directory,“Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski published “ The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives”, in which (according to publisher Cooperative Research History Commons) he portrays the Eurasian landmass as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. He states that for the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any possible adversary from controlling that region. He notes:“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.” He predicts that because of popular resistance to US military expansionism, his ambitious Central Asian strategy can not be implemented,“except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”[Brzezinski, 1997, pp. 24-25, 210-11] The book also theorizes that the US could be attacked by Afghan terrorists, precipitating a US invasion of Afghanistan, and that the US may eventually seek control of Iran as a key strategic element in the US’s attempt to exert its influence in Central Asia and the Middle East.[Brzezinski, 1997]”

Sen. Obama, don't you think that as American citizens should have been a little better informed about ZB-considering his background?

I think that this is an important question. Perhaps if our corporate-owned media hadn’t made a three ring circus out of this election, then maybe the question would have come up during one of the debates.

So here we are, four months away from the Democratic National Convention. And …I still know very little about your planned foreign policy and if it includes a pre-emptive attack against Iran during your term in office.

This makes me very worried sir…

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