Kissinger actually used the words “gas chambers”. What a creep!
God doesn’t put anyone in the furnace. It is an individual decision by those who reject the Father’s free gift of salvation through faith and trust in His Son Jesus Christ.
My dearly departed Father use to call him Kiss-ass-inger
Farrakhan hopes for the massacre of Jews. Does anyone really believe Kissinger does as well?
Presidents since Nixon have been fortunate there was no taping system and unwise, off the cuff comments were not recorded.
You really need to read Gerson's article at WaPo and Kissinger's rebuttal.
It was actually NeoCon Gerson's attack on Realist Kissinger(Beyond Kissinger's Realism) and realize it was done to undermine support for the passage of the START treaty in the Senate.
From 1943 to 1946 Dr. Kissinger served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps and from 1946 to 1949 was a captain in the Military Intelligence Reserve.
I will assume the Hitchens believes the support to Israel in 1973 was considered a massacre.
Or the ending of the VietNam War (not winning) was reprehensible.
Trying to destroy a man’s career on what is purported ( I prefer to hear the tape and context myself) to be an anti-semetic statement is interesting.
I wonder if Soros is paying Hitch to run this smear,based on his dislike of having HIS anti-semitism exposed. Where is THAT outrage.
Henry Kissinger was a war criminal before the left decided it was chic and posh to be a war criminal.
Yes...and this nation would have been far better off without Kissinger and his realpolitik.
I Put Henry,with Jane and John.
I would like to take issue with Hitchens repeated statements that Nixon was an anti-Semite. As an important distinction, Nixon did not despise Jews for being Jewish.
Those Jews he did despise, he despised because they were disloyal to America, supportive of the Soviet Union, deeply supportive of communism and the Democrat party, and did everything in their power to undermine the war effort in SE Asia and his presidency.
Those Jews who *were* patriotic, who worked in support of democratic values, opposed communism and the Soviet Union, and backed the war effort, Nixon was not only quick to appreciate, but he rewarded them for their efforts when he could.
And, I will mention, that those Jews in the latter group, are still, to this day, hated and reviled by the left, who are bitter and unabashed in their hatred, to the point of Antisemitism.
Even Hitchens should note what he should call a profound paradox.
If Nixon was indeed an anti-Semite, why was he such a profound supporter of Israel?
As many leftists today say that “they are *not* anti-Semites, they are anti-Zionists who oppose the Israeli government”, does Hitchens mean to suggest that Nixon was a Zionist, who also hated Jews?
And other things that Hitchens cites as well, as horrific, were in fact good ideas.
Not the bombing of “Indochina”, Mr. Hitchens. It was called “North Vietnam” and “Cambodia”, and it worked so well that it almost broke the back of the North Vietnamese, by their own admission.
As far as the Pakistani-Bangladesh civil war, Pakistan was a bulwark against the Soviet Union, which had just signed a treaty with India, and East Pakistan/Bangladesh was being dominated by a pro-Soviet socialist political party as well. Nixon feared that India would intervene in Bangladesh, insuring that it would split from Pakistan as a Soviet ally.
And, the pro-Soviet Bangladesh party killed about as many of its own people, those who supported West Pakistan politically, as did the Pakistani leader.
Unfortunately, the Pakistanis pushed too far, India pushed back, and Bangladesh was lost to a pro-Soviet tyrant in the process, who killed far more of his own people than the Pakistanis did.
Still, no fault to Nixon for trying to stand up to the Soviets and their socialist allies.
I’m surprised that Hitchens only gave a passing mention to Nixon’s efforts against communist South American leaders. Which worked, by the way.
Someone has to ask?
We can’t just pick one group of people to protect and not another.
What a country does within it’s own borders is it’s own business. We are not the world police. If jews want protection buy a gun, don’t vote for socialists.
I dunno...I think we should ONLY deploy where our vital National interests are.