https://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15 ... ujahideen/
In it Brzezinski states the following:
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
This is quite an extraordinary claim. In todays context, it seems like an apalling confession. But at the time, long before 9/11 etc. I think it could be interpreted as boasting: "I brought down the Soviet Union, for the meagre price of creating a few Islamic terrorist groups." My question is, is this an idle boast/exaggeration, or is there some substance to it?