“I’ve gotten plenty of flack for my views, which have been oversimplified into a rather banal ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ True, I’ve supported the Taliban and even Pol Pot in my time, but I’ve got no regrets. I’d do it again if the right situation presented itself. But to dumb down my ideas to such a basic level is ludicrous. If you’re looking for a sentence that better summarizes my position, it’s as follows: The three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together.”
Supposedly, former US president Jimmy Carter’s security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, trying himself as a Moscow restaurant critic.