Some would have us believe Henry Kissinger was a great statesman. Others consider him a deranged war criminal. Contrary to some beliefs, Dr. Strangelove was not based on this warmonger, but it may certainly have been a premonition or influence (perhaps he saw the film himself) for his own rise to power and world view. Substantial controversy erupted when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
Although this Kubrick classic is from 1964, the portrayal of the stereotypical evil, scheming Russians and the psychotic American military personnel are still with us today. ** See “Mad Dog” Mattis and Russian election hackers for more **
Some have envisaged Seller’s performance(s) (three separate roles) in this award winning film as a belated tip of the hat to Operation Paperclip, which bypassed the prosecution of the “good Nazis” by shipping them to America to work for it’s government, while the “bad Nazis” were provided safe haven through Vatican operated “rat lines”, principally to South America, probably including Amiable Adolph, seen here with a few of his complicit cronies.
The following quotations are all attributed to that great man, Henry Kissinger aka The Kiss (of Death).
Bombing Vietnam: “It’s wave after wave of planes. You see, they can’t see the B-52 and they dropped a million pounds of bombs … I bet you we will have had more planes over there in one day than Johnson had in a month … each plane can carry about 10 times the load of World War II plane could carry.” (link)
Khmer Rouge: “How many people did (Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary) kill? Tens of thousands? You should tell the Cambodians (i.e., Khmer Rouge) that we will be friends with them. They are murderous thugs, but we won’t let that stand in the way. We are prepared to improve relations with them. Tell them the latter part, but don’t tell them what I said before.” (Nov. 26, 1975 meeting with Thai foreign minister)
Robert McNamara: “Boohoo, boohoo … He’s still beating his breast, right? Still feeling guilty. ” (Pretending to cry, rubbing his eyes.)
Assassination: “It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination.” (Statement at a National Security Council meeting, 1975)
Chile: “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.” (link)
Illegality-Unconstitutionality: “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.” (from March 10, 1975 meeting with Turkish foreign minister Melih Esenbel in Ankara, Turkey)
On His Own Character: “Americans like the cowboy … who rides all alone into the town, the village, with his horse and nothing else … This amazing, romantic character suits me precisely because to be alone has always been part of my style or, if you like, my technique.” (November 1972 interview with Oriana Fallaci)
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” — Henry Kissinger
“The Final Days” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, page 194 to line 14 of page 195
“I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas. And I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy.”— Henry Kissinger
Statement from 2000.
“Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the U.S. economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.”
“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will willingly be relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government.” — Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberger organization meeting at Evian, France, on May 21, 1991. As transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates
Bernie wasn’t a fan of Kissinger. But, not surprisingly, a fellow war criminal and past Secretary of State is a fan. One wonders if the “wide variety of voices” she listens to are in her dark, disturbed mind, scumbags like the Kiss, or both.
There was substantial reaction to Hillary’s praise for this disgusting old sack of shit.
This recent article from the Harvard Crimson, Kissinger’s alma mater, openly brands him as a war criminal.
This 2016 article published in the New Yorker does little to enhance his reputation as a great statesman either.
But wait, wait….. Hillary is a “fellow war criminal? Obama said she was the most qualified candidate for POTUS in the history of the U.S!! One, he didn’t say it, he read it from the teleprompter. Two, why would anyone believe Obama?
Like all connected, criminal power brokers, with friends like The Kiss, it’s unlikely she, along with her family and “business associates”, will ever be indicted. Sadly, they will instead, continue to live lives of entitlement and wealth, funded in part by the now infamous (to those who have done even basic research) Clinton Foundation.
What a crazy, fucked upside down world this has become. I suppose it’s understandable that people prefer pleasant illusions to disturbing reality, but those on the shitty end of the stick don’t have that luxury.