Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Who is Really Leaking to Wikileaks?

Zbigniew Brzezinski doesn't think all the leaked information coming out of Wikileaks is a result of Army PFC Bradley Manning, as a matter of fact he suspects a foreign intelligence service may be providing the more embarrassing leaks. In a PBS interview with Judy Woodruff, ZB lays out his thinking:

JUDY WOODRUFF: Dr. Brzezinski, what do you think the fallout is going to be?

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI, former adviser, U.S. National Security: ...

The real issue is, who is feeding Wikipedia on this issue -- Wiki -- Wiki -- WikiLeaks on this issue? They're getting a lot of information which seems trivial, inconsequential, but some of it seems surprisingly pointed.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, what are you referring to?

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Well, for example, there are references to a report by our officials that some Chinese leaders favor a reunified Korea under South Korea.

This is clearly designed to embarrass the Chinese and our relationship with them. The very pointed references to Arab leaders could have as their objective undermining their political credibility at home, because this kind of public identification of their hostility towards Iran could actually play against them at home...

JUDY WOODRUFF: And what is it -- what are you worried about with regard to the knowledge that...

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: It's not a question of worry. It's, rather, a question of whether WikiLeaks are being manipulated by interested parties that want to either complicate our relationship with other governments or want to undermine some governments, because some of these items that are being emphasized and have surfaced are very pointed.

And I wonder whether, in fact, there aren't some operations internationally, intelligence services, that are feeding stuff to WikiLeaks, because it is a unique opportunity to embarrass us, to embarrass our position, but also to undermine our relations with particular governments.

For example, leaving aside the personal gossip about Sarkozy or Berlusconi or Putin, the business about the Turks is clearly calculated in terms of its potential impact on disrupting the American-Turkish relationship.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Just criticizing the people around...

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: And the top leaders, Erdogan and Davutoglu and so forth, are using some really, really, very sharp language.

JUDY WOODRUFF: But this is 250 -- it's a quarter-of-a-million documents.


JUDY WOODRUFF: How easy would it be to seed this to make sure that it was slanted a certain way?

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: Seeding -- seeding it is very easy.

I have no doubt that WikiLeaks is getting a lot of the stuff from sort of relatively unimportant sources, like the one that perhaps is identified on the air. But it may be getting stuff at the same time from interested intelligence parties who want to manipulate the process and achieve certain very specific objectives.
It should be noted that while ZB suspects foreign elements behind some of the leaks, it could very well be internal U.S. elements unhappy with the direction the President is taking things. Wikileaks may have both domestic and foreign sources. There could very well be more than one playing this game.


  1. Who gains? Israel, of course...

  2. And lest we forget...ZB was (and I suspect remains) a master behind-the-curtain manipulator himself. So I would take his comments with a big dose of salt.

  3. "Foreign intelligence service" i.e. Israel...just say it man...why so scared?

  4. Take a look at Drudge's headline pic today. The leaks aren't aimed at the President. Their aimed at Hillary. Probably with the support of Obama. She'd be an idiot to try to run for dogcatcher now. Her entire incompetent organization has been documented and it's only her shamelessness that will enable her to look another foreign leader in the eye after this.

    I smell CIA behind this.

  5. Gee, I wonder who would do such a thing? Maybe our best "friend" in the middle east? Nah

  6. Or ZB could be part of a disinformation or spin campaign himself!

  7. Yep, agree. Our so-called ally in the middle east, who of course comes out smelling like a rose amidst all the "leaks".

  8. ZB orchestrated this

  9. Wikileaks.gov. Wrote an article on it yesterday for eurotrib. Makes a lot of sense, and it's also possible a smart dude like Assange would go along, possibly the reason he needs to drive away the serious people at wikileaks.org

  10. Notice in the leaks so far the one nation that does not appear to be embarrassed or compromised is Israel.

  11. Very interesting...
    You have to listen, yes w/ a grain of salt, to Big Zig, for he does "seed' his words with truth.
    Something sure smells in this whole affair, and yes I agree with the strange absense of Israel.
    But Big Zigs assessment of Wiki is basicly correct.
    This is classic PsyOp Intel mindf%$k! (sorry)
    and OF COURSE there has to be some "sex charges' involved... that one never get old.

  12. Noted that the few times that Israel is mentioned, the comments are relatively positive -- this does seem somewhat strange

  13. The absence of Israel in these documents may have more to do with Israel's superior security operations than with any bias toward that Mideast power. If Israel's security is as good now as it has been in the past, the U.S. commentators in these leaked documents may not have had anything on Israel to comment about.

  14. Its such a good lie to boost yet another lie. If they have so many leaked documents, and they paint Israel as snow white, the dwarfs that brings down the story as fairy tales is; the KEY planners for the wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, and now in Iran would be and still is 9/11. Yet there is no leaks nor links to this fabricated illusory James Bond story to the REAL MASTERMIND; ISRAEL who were behind most of the false flags on this planet, including WW1 & WW2. How strange, since the zionists control most of the media, the Guardian newspaper run by yours truly has lost its credibility for hosting neo nazi-zionists as a smoke screen spokesman. The fingerprints are now WW3/4for wishing and stirring war not in Iran, but also N Korea, and yet the gullible public will buy this bullshit; a mesmerised version of fictionalised garbage.

  15. Zbigniew's comments are always in greater need of being put into context then others'. Having shaped (intended or not) the current elite's thoughts that lead to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with his rhetoric, which he bluntly published in "The Grand Chessboard", there's not alot of people who have more motivation to keep current diplomatic processes going, no matter how mal-intended towards the peoples of countries they actually are.

  16. So the US is blaming this 22 year old private to cover up the fact that a foreign gov has done this?

    Manning is obviously a stooge. This much we know.

  17. I'll stick with Occam's razor. The straightforward interpretation explains the facts at least as well and much more simply than the conspiracy theories that Wikileaks is either a front or is being manipulated by others. The sheer logistics of managing such a complex false flag operation are way beyond anyone's intelligence, let alone the US government's. There are far too many variables in play.

    For example, Bresinski says that the mention in the cables that "some Chinese leaders favor a reunified Korea under South Korea" is "clearly designed to embarrass the Chinese." Clearly designed?? That's just silly. It's not much of an embarrassment, and it could easily be true. The Chinese haven't lifted a finger to help North Korea out of the hole it's in. The Chinese have become capitalists. Why would they have a such big issue with North Korea going the same route as part of a unified Korea? Bresinski is showing his cold warrior roots.