Skip to comments.'Obama Is Like a Chess Player' (Henry Kissinger)
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.
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Zero is a chess player armed only with checkers.
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???
“The basic cause of the war was Hitler.”
This proves that at least he is smarter than Pat Buchannan.
At 86 Kissinger is another in a long list of drooling, doddering old men who have stayed on the stage past their time.
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.
The bad guys are playing poker.
in a knife fight.
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.
1. f3 e5
2. g4 Qh4#
Go away, Henry! We don’t want to hear a peep out of you.
Printed in Der Spiegel, the leftwing German rag ? What are you doing over there, Henry? No one listening to you here?
Yeah, a really bad one.
Yeah unfortunately, fool’s mate is one move away
Kiss my a** Kissinger !