posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 04:23 PM
Hmm this gets far more interesting when you learn who the woman anchors father is and the fact that Brand would have likely researched this before the
interview. Zbigniew Brzezinski
served as United States National Security Advisor to
President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.
Brzezinski, known for his hardline policies on the Soviet Union, initiated in 1979 a campaign supporting mujaheddin in Pakistan and Afghanistan,
which was run by Pakistani security services with financial support from the Central Intelligence Agency and Britain's MI6. This policy had the
explicit aim of promoting radical Islamist and anti-Communist forces.
We immediately launched a twofold process when we heard that the Soviets had entered Afghanistan. The first involved direct reactions and
sanctions focused on the Soviet Union, and both the State Department and the National Security Council prepared long lists of sanctions to be adopted,
of steps to be taken to increase the international costs to the Soviet Union of their actions. And the second course of action led to my going to
Pakistan a month or so after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, for the purpose of coordinating with the Pakistanis a joint response, the purpose of
which would be to make the Soviets bleed for as much and as long as is possible; and we engaged in that effort in a collaborative sense with the
Saudis, the Egyptians, the British, the Chinese, and we started providing weapons to the Mujaheddin, from various sources again – for example, some
Soviet arms from the Egyptians and the Chinese. We even got Soviet arms from the Czechoslovak communist government, since it was obviously susceptible
to material incentives; and at some point we started buying arms for the Mujaheddin from the Soviet army in Afghanistan, because that army was
The supplying of billions of dollars in arms to the Afghan mujahideen militants was one of the CIA's longest and most expensive covert operations.
The CIA provided assistance to the insurgents through the Pakistani secret services, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), in a program called Operation
Cyclone. At least 3 billion in U.S. dollars were funneled into the country to train and equip troops with weapons. Together with similar programs by
Saudi Arabia, Britain's MI6 and SAS, Egypt, Iran, and the People's Republic of China, the arms included Stinger missiles, shoulder-fired,
antiaircraft weapons that they used against Soviet helicopters. Pakistan's secret service, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was used as an
intermediary for most of these activities to disguise the sources of support for the resistance.
Basically this guy is seriously powerful and involved with all sorts of political warmongering (thus no doubt corporations) dressed up in a cultural
veil as publicly respectable positions to take. That wikipedia page is a quagmire of good positions and totally corrupt positions.
Thus Russells comment "why are you nervous love? Your a powerful woman, you have a lovely job" takes on a rather more meaningful meaning! She's
probably been put in the media by her fathers political influence, and is why she got nervous when he started mocking the superficiality of the show.
The wikipedia page also gives a rather blunt and amuzing summary of what happened:
Russell Brand incident on Morning Joe, June 17, 2013
Comedian Russell Brand was invited to appear on MSNBC's Morning Joe breakfast TV show, hosted by Brzezinski and two co-hosts, Katty Kay and Brian
Shactman, ostensibly to talk about his world comedy tour Messiah Complex. In the interview, Brzezinski and her co-hosts were openly rude to Brand —
mocking his accent, being poorly researched (Brzezinski later pretended she hadn't heard of Brand) and talking about him in the third person.
Following the interview's broadcast, the clip went viral, obliging Brzezinski to address the incident. She said “People come in here one after the
other. I know Ratner, I know Andy, I didn’t know Russell. I don’t think Russell liked that. I’ve never gotten more vitriol and anger and hatred
than I’ve gotten over this, so I apologize for not knowing.” Brzezinski went on to say that it had been “a long day.” She skirted over why he
was continually talked about in the third person and did not apologize for doing so.
edit on 9-7-2013 by ZeuZZ because: (no reason given)