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Zbigniew Brzeziński

Data de nascimento: 28. Março 1928
Data de falecimento: 26. Maio 2017
Outros nomes: Збигнев Бжезинский

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski foi um cientista político, geopolítico e estadista americano, de origem polonesa. Brzezinski serviu como Conselheiro de Segurança Nacional dos Estados Unidos durante a presidência de Jimmy Carter, entre 1977 e 1981.

Conhecido por sua posição intervencionista em política externa, em uma época na qual o Partido Democrata tendia de modo crescente ao isolacionismo , sua política externa realista é considerada por alguns como a resposta Democrata ao realismo de Henry Kissinger, do Partido Republicano. Ele foi um crítico da chamada Guerra ao Terror. Ele foi uma das pessoas que apoiaram o acordo nuclear com o Irã em 2015.

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„History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy.“

—  Zbigniew Brzeziński

The New York Times, January 18, 1981 Quotation of the Day http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/18/nyregion/quotation-of-the-day-227621.html?scp=28&sq=Brzezinski&st=nyt.
Variante: History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy.

„I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot. I encouraged the Thai to help the Khmer Rouge. The question was how to help the Cambodian people. Pol Pot was an abomination. We could never support him. But China could.“

—  Zbigniew Brzeziński

Elizabeth Becker, When The War Was Over..., 1979, p. 435 http://books.google.com/books?id=3NHoI2HoFiQC&pg=PA435&lpg=PA435&dq=%22i+encouraged+the+chinese+to+support+pol+pot%22+becker&source=web&ots=XLHBFETcFH&sig=kznWEHGxoTAgUR-BTChSThlGrpk (Brzezinski responded in the letter the NYT http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/22/opinion/l-pol-pot-s-evil-had-many-faces-china-acted-alone-605387.html clarifying his postion at the time: "China acted alone [... Becker's article] asserts flatly as if it was a fact that the Carter Administration "helped arrange continued Chinese aid" to Pol Pot.[...] we told the Chinese explicitly that in our view Pol Pot was an abomination and that the United States would have nothing to do with him directly or indirectly.").
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„Benchmarks are targets that have to be fulfilled. They cannot be fulfilled in an indefinite period of time, so there are timetables in benchmarks.“

—  Zbigniew Brzeziński

PBS NewsHour, October 26, 2006 PBS Newshour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec06/iraq_10-25.html (2006). On the "benchmarks" used by George W. Bush.