When we think of the term blowback, we think of the failures of our own intelligence services in terms of properly being able to see the repercussions of their actions that seem so obvious with regards to just thinking things through properly, and not allowing yourself to be guided by strong emotions, like in the case of Zbigniew Brzezinski. (http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/BRZ110A.html) There have been many. Take for example creating Al Qaeda, then called the Mujaheddin, to help defeat the Russians in Afghanistan, and then just leaving them to their own devices to help destabilize the USSR from the inside, via religious extremism. Looking back … probably not the most well thought out plan. Take getting involved in bringing Colombian cocaine into the US to help fund anti-communist activity in Latin America that led to the Iran Contra scandal as another example. Looking at impoverished urban communities here in America with the before and after pictures side by side … maybe shortsighted planning - just a smidge.