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'Obama Is Like a Chess Player' (Henry Kissinger)
Der Spiegel ^ | Jul 6, 2009 | Jan Fleischhauer and Gabor Steingart

Posted on 07/07/2009 12:39:15 PM PDT by decimon

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 86, discusses the painful lessons of the Treaty of Versailles, idealism in politics and Obama's opportunity to forge a peaceful American foreign policy.

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; kissinger

1 posted on 07/07/2009 12:39:15 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

oh boy


2 posted on 07/07/2009 12:41:13 PM PDT by TheRiverNile
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To: decimon

Kissinger is a left-wing one-worlder. I wish this old fart would kick.


3 posted on 07/07/2009 12:41:30 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: TheRiverNile

I thought he was dead.


4 posted on 07/07/2009 12:41:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: decimon

If he means a chess player like Terry Schiavo, then yes, I agree.


5 posted on 07/07/2009 12:43:56 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: decimon

Henry..please... your time has passed. Please go retire now.


6 posted on 07/07/2009 12:44:18 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: decimon

I thought Bambi was playing Solo Monopoly?


7 posted on 07/07/2009 12:44:22 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: TheRiverNile

Kissinger must have meant that Obama is like a “bad” chess player and needs to learn the game.


8 posted on 07/07/2009 12:48:54 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: ScottinVA
Henry..please... your time has passed. Please go retire now.

On any normal job, when you leave it's soon as though you never existed. These guys never go away.

9 posted on 07/07/2009 12:49:51 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

WRONG Henry. obama is a kid who took lessons in CHECKERS and now thinks he can join the game of Chess being played by the world’s experts.


10 posted on 07/07/2009 12:50:00 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: decimon

And Kissinger is a f***** idiot


11 posted on 07/07/2009 12:50:16 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: decimon

Oh, I get it....he’s so smart that nobody can see all the good he’s doing because he’s doing it in such a brilliant way that nobody can tell that he’s doing something good because we can’t see the man behind the curtain and in due time all will become clear and everything will be good and we’ll all be rich and happy and there will be total peace. Or something.


12 posted on 07/07/2009 12:50:16 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: kingpins10
Kissinger is a left-wing one-worlder. I wish this old fart would kick.

When he does kick, the reaction will probably be like that for McNamara.

13 posted on 07/07/2009 12:51:30 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Yah - more like a *checkers* playa - “King ME!”


14 posted on 07/07/2009 12:52:07 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: clintonh8r
Or something.

Right.

15 posted on 07/07/2009 12:52:39 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Headline is misleading. The real story is: “Obambi can play Chutes and Ladders but the rest of the world plays chess.”


16 posted on 07/07/2009 12:53:16 PM PDT by philled (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.-- GB Shaw)
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To: decimon

One of the original globalists...what’s the matter Henry, Bilderbergers got you bored?


17 posted on 07/07/2009 12:55:54 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I hear the words of Jefferson louder and louder as each day passes)
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To: decimon
Never bring a chessboard to a gunfight!

Regards,

18 posted on 07/07/2009 12:56:23 PM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: decimon
Yeah, he is like someboy who tries to play chess and gets his ass kicked.

Μολὼν λάβε


19 posted on 07/07/2009 12:58:02 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: decimon
In context, Kissinger didn't say Obama was a good chess player.

He basically said it remains to be seen whether Obama backs up his words with good chess moves.

20 posted on 07/07/2009 1:02:54 PM PDT by what's up
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To: decimon

Zero is a chess player armed only with checkers.


21 posted on 07/07/2009 1:05:12 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: decimon

Kissinger is a Veg(at 86 yrs. old he probably has lost all his once mighty brain power) Henry is probably blathering on and on about Obama....not really knowing who the One really is???


22 posted on 07/07/2009 1:06:34 PM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: decimon

“The basic cause of the war was Hitler.”

This proves that at least he is smarter than Pat Buchannan.


23 posted on 07/07/2009 1:06:45 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: decimon

At 86 Kissinger is another in a long list of drooling, doddering old men who have stayed on the stage past their time.

24 posted on 07/07/2009 1:08:35 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: decimon

Whenever I read something by Kissinger there’s some stuff that strikes me as ‘correct’, some stuff with which I disagree, and a whole lotta gobbletygook.

What the heck he meant by Germany being ‘relatively stronger’ after WW1 than before it? Whahht? By almost any metric Imperial Germany was stronger than Weimar or Nazi Germany. The army was larger. It’s Navy was MUCH bigger and more balanced. It was industrially stronger, and with greater access to natural resources (much of which were now over the border in Poland). Plus they had no oil in a world that was shifting away from coal and toward petroleum — a major strategic weakness.

If Kissinger is making a straight comparison of Imperial Germany (plus the Central Powers) vs. the Entente AND Nazi Germany (plus the Axis) vs. the Allies he’s being an idiot. WW1 became a free-for-all at the outset. WW2 had a long period of Germany (and the Soviets) picking off weaker countries. If a general war had not broken out by some miracle, you could almost view the wars as sequential. Rheinland (remilitarization), Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia (the rest of it), Austria (Anschluss) all happened before Poland. The Soviet Union took Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and attacked Finland. I think the Russians also took a slice off Romania during this period.

Fact is, Hitler was doing it this way precisely because Nazi Germany was strategically weak relative to the Western Allies. If England & France had mustered the courage in 1936, or even 1938, they could have strangled Germany before it got on a roll.


25 posted on 07/07/2009 1:16:41 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Colonel_Flagg

The bad guys are playing poker.


26 posted on 07/07/2009 1:19:56 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: phormer phrog phlyer
'Obama Is Like a Chess Player'

in a knife fight.

27 posted on 07/07/2009 1:21:34 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

Kissenger has always been a whore. He was with Humphries until he saw that he couldn’t win. Then he went with Nixon. The Price of Power explains it all.


28 posted on 07/07/2009 1:22:36 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: decimon
'Obama Is Like a Chess Player' (Henry Kissinger)

1. f3 e5
2. g4 Qh4#


29 posted on 07/07/2009 1:28:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: decimon

Go away, Henry! We don’t want to hear a peep out of you.


30 posted on 07/07/2009 1:31:02 PM PDT by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: decimon

Printed in Der Spiegel, the leftwing German rag ? What are you doing over there, Henry? No one listening to you here?


31 posted on 07/07/2009 1:48:43 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: decimon

Yeah, a really bad one.


32 posted on 07/07/2009 1:49:49 PM PDT by Antoninus (Time to fight back--donate to Free Republic, then donate to www.sarahpac.com)
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To: decimon

Yeah unfortunately, fool’s mate is one move away


33 posted on 07/07/2009 1:54:33 PM PDT by the long march
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To: decimon

Kiss my a** Kissinger !


34 posted on 07/07/2009 2:26:50 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: decimon
Yeah Henry up the meds More like a Crack-Head playing chess.
35 posted on 07/07/2009 3:20:52 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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