The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon and Kissinger’s move into the Middle East, wanted to be dealt with as a serious person. He expected his country to be treated with the same respect Washington showed other key Cold War allies like West Germany and Great Britain.
I know I'm bad, but I was really hoping that his name in a story meant that the old thing had finally shuffled off to a nice funeral home.
People like Henry make me wish that a biblical hell actually existed.
I wanted to run to my yard and puke 'til I could puke no more.
This comprehensive article fails to mention Kissinger's role in the production and mass marketing of GMOs.
The article also fails to mention that Eisenhower's first act as president in 1953 was to approve the CIA's first ever overthrow of a democratically elected leader and install the Shah of Iran. The CIA had previously requested Truman's approval and Truman told them where to shove it.
The article also fails to mention how frequently Obama has solicited advice from Kissinger during the past seven years.
An old news clip of Kissinger explained that a country sometimes behaved in ways that an moral individual could not...that is, a country could steal, lie, manipulate, and kill for reasons of
State. An amoral perspective, nihilistic attitude that got him past the means determining the ends. So he could undermine a democratically elected President of Chile and support a dictator in Iran for pure Ideologic reasons and expect the result, the ends, to be separated from the means used to get there, and be successful.
I can remember Greenspan saying before Congress, Gee, I make a mistake thinking the financial industry would regulate itself out of it's own self interest. Then: Sorry. My bad. Now Kissinger is in the same position, more or less. The means always determine the end, Kisser.
This is merely a taste of what a murderous madman Kissinger is. His, thus our legacy is atrocious.
Interesting how the article goes on about decades of US meddling, all types of war and death dealing leading up to a horrible final point if Russia sells air defense systems to Iran. Really, that's the conclusion? It would be Russia's fault.
Karlski, I actually think that people like HK are agents of Satan and I don't even believe in Satan. The harm he has done, and others like Wolfowitz and Perle is epic.
One of the great injustices in the world will be if this old, er...monster meets his end quietly and peacefully in a bed.
There is still time for somebody brave to do something to rectify this situation.
I say it's ironic. We have been threatening Iran with destruction for a long time. We even had Iraq fight a proxy war for us. Now we have Israel and the US saying we must attack to stop Iran from getting a nuke. So how dare Iran get some air defense, the warmongers. How are we going to be able to attack them with impunity now?
I agree that more emphasis ought to have been put on the original COLD WAR CRIME, which was Ike;s and the Dulles Brothers, Alan & John Foster. Hennery the K merely implemented from theron.
You have to know that Amerika is a fascist cabal of super, super, super war criminals when a war criminal like Henry Kissinger after all his egregious crimes and after all these years has not been indicted as a heinous, war criminal.
But accolades to Code Pink for attempting to handcuff and arrest Henry!
I agree bushrodi, it always seems that these smart guys show up as highly regarded advisors with great influence over our elected officials. It would be interesting to study the route to power of people like Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. It is certain that their theories have been a disaster for America and yet they still are sought after for advice. Is there no justice?
Your inclusion of the Alan Greenspan comment is also appropriate because of his stunning cluelessness. Where do these people get their legitimacy?
I too agree. It seems that many of our contemporary “issues” stem from this period. Could it be that the modern CIA was started under President Truman and was getting up to speed during the Eisenhower administration? See: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/01/opinion/l-truman-never-intended-cia-as-a-cloak-and-dagger-outfit-295895.html
If I recall correctly, Kissinger came out of a Rockefeller think tank. The Rockefellers funded Nazi Eugenics Programs whether overtly or covertly through money laundering.
Hillary also enthused ecstatically about Kissinger's legacy when his recent biography came out.
The decisive year seems to be 1947. My US stepdad was OSS /CIC & by 1950 these guys were doing dirty tricks.in Germany. 49 was the year of the airbridge to Berlin. I think the Soviets were willing to abide by the Yalta agreements & a re-unification of Germany as long as Germany was permanently disarmed, but the US/UK were not. Churchill i believe coined the term "iron curtain. In 1952/3 the CIA also overthrew the Guatemalen government. The excuse was invariably that you could do anything to stop communism, in the case of Iran the mere possibility of socialism under a progressive like Mossadegh.
Thanks very much for that insight. I think we need to examine that critical period in our history; painfull as it surely will be...
I'm afraid they're on the same page.
I'm going to research those years more thoroughly for connections because I think that was the height of McCarthyism, to better understand the connect and the key characters. I think that is when America left E pluribus unum and entered "In God We Trust". I need the story!
He's a zionist and that's what they do -diabolical.