Skip to comments.TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger
Posted on 05/14/2012 4:05:22 PM PDT by Nachum
NEW YORK (CBSDC) Even a Nobel Peace Prize winner cant avoid a pat-down.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger got searched by a Transportation Security Administration employee while going through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport in New York Friday, The Washington Post reports.
Kissinger, who was in a wheelchair, was told by a TSA agent that he needed to be searched.
He stood with his suit jacket off, and he was wearing suspenders, freelance reporter Matthew Cole told the Post. They gave him the full pat-down. None of the agents seemed to know
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Ain’t gonna go there. Kissinger getting his balls massaged by the TSA is more than anyone needs to know.
Hope they have life insurance. That is one of the few men on the planet that you DO NOT goof with. My uncle (another Florida banker) used to pal around with him in the Nixon/Bebe Rebozzo days. Evil doesn’t even come close to describing it.
Seeing as how it would be a shock to find a TSA agent at La Guardia who could correctly make change for a Big Mac purchase made with a $10 bill or who could both read and comprehend standard English at or above a fifth-grade level, no, it's not surprising at all.
I’ll admit that I never trusted the guy but I never wanted him probed.
I guess everyone knows about Kissinger, the hippie and the cowboy on the airplane? (the parachute)
I can almost hear ‘ol Henry say in that nasally, monotone voice of his:”Pullese don’t touch myyy junkk!”
Yeah right. That is like comparing him to the Japanese signing the papers on the USS Missouri. They also helped bring an end to WWII.
The Paris Peace Accords were a joke--a fig leaf for us to end the war. The North Vietnamese repeatedly violated the so-called Peace Accords culminating with the mass invasion of South Vietnam in 1975.
January 8, 1975 - NVA general staff plan for the invasion of South Vietnam by 20 divisions is approved by North Vietnam's Politburo. By now, the Soviet-supplied North Vietnamese Army is the fifth largest in the world. It anticipates a two year struggle for victory. But in reality, South Vietnam's forces will collapse in only 55 days.
January 14, 1975 - Testifying before Congress, Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger states that the U.S. is not living up to its earlier promise to South Vietnam's President Thieu of "severe retaliatory action" in the event North Vietnam violated the Paris peace treaty.
January 21, 1975 - During a press conference, President Ford states the U.S. is unwilling to re-enter the war.
February 5, 1975 - NVA military leader General Van Tien Dung secretly crosses into South Vietnam to take command of the final offensive.
March 10, 1975 - The final offensive begins as 25,000 NVA attack Ban Me Thuot located in the Central Highlands.
March 11, 1975 - Ban Me Thuot falls after half of the 4000 South Vietnamese soldiers defending it surrender or desert.
March 13, 1975 - President Thieu decides to abandon the Highlands region and two northern provinces to the NVA. This results in a mass exodus of civilians and soldiers, clogging roads and bringing general chaos. NVA then shell the disorganized retreat which becomes known as "the convoy of tears."
March 18, 1975 - Realizing the South Vietnamese Army is nearing collapse, NVA leaders meet and decide to accelerate their offensive to achieve total victory before May 1.
March 19, 1975 - Quang Tri City falls to NVA.
March 24, 1975 - Tam Ky over-run by NVA.
March 25, 1975 - Hue falls without resistance after a three day siege. South Vietnamese troops now break and run from other threatened areas. Millions of refugees flee south.
March 26, 1975 - Chu Lai is evacuated.
March 28, 1975 - Da Nang is shelled as 35,000 NVA prepare to attack.
March 30, 1975 - Da Nang falls as 100,000 South Vietnamese soldiers surrender after being abandoned by their commanding officers.
March 31, 1975 - NVA begin the 'Ho Chi Minh Campaign,' the final push toward Saigon.
April 9, 1975 - NVA close in on Xuan Loc, 38 miles from Saigon. 40,000 NVA attack the city and for the first time encounter stiff resistance from South Vietnamese troops.
April 20, 1975 - U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin meets with President Thieu and pressures him to resign given the gravity of the situation and the unlikelihood that Thieu could ever negotiate with the Communists.
April 21, 1975 - A bitter, tearful President Thieu resigns during a 90 minute rambling TV speech to the people of South Vietnam. Thieu reads from the letter sent by Nixon in 1972 pledging "severe retaliatory action" if South Vietnam was threatened. Thieu condemns the Paris Peace Accords, Henry Kissinger and the U.S. "The United States has not respected its promises. It is inhumane. It is untrustworthy. It is irresponsible." He is then ushered into exile in Taiwan, aided by the CIA.
April 22, 1975 - Xuan Loc falls to the NVA after a two week battle with South Vietnam's 18th Army Division which inflicted over 5000 NVA casualties and delayed the 'Ho Chi Minh Campaign' for two weeks.
April 23, 1975 - 100,000 NVA soldiers advance on Saigon which is now overflowing with refugees. On this same day, President Ford gives a speech at Tulane University stating the conflict in Vietnam is "a war that is finished as far as America is concerned."
April 27, 1975 - Saigon is encircled. 30,000 South Vietnamese soldiers are inside the city but are leaderless. NVA fire rockets into downtown civilian areas as the city erupts into chaos and widespread looting.
April 28, 1975 - 'Neutralist' General Duong Van "Big" Minh becomes the new president of South Vietnam and appeals for a cease-fire. His appeal is ignored.
April 29, 1975 - NVA shell Tan Son Nhut air base in Saigon, killing two U.S. Marines at the compound gate. Conditions then deteriorate as South Vietnamese civilians loot the air base. President Ford now orders Operation Frequent Wind, the helicopter evacuation of 7000 Americans and South Vietnamese from Saigon, which begins with the radio broadcast of the song "White Christmas" as a pre-arraigned code signal.
At Tan Son Nhut, frantic civilians begin swarming the helicopters. The evacuation is then shifted to the walled-in American embassy, which is secured by U.S. Marines in full combat gear. But the scene there also deteriorates, as thousands of civilians attempt to get into the compound.
Three U.S. aircraft carriers stand by off the coast of Vietnam to handle incoming Americans and South Vietnamese refugees. Many South Vietnamese pilots also land on the carriers, flying American-made helicopters which are then pushed overboard to make room for more arrivals. Filmed footage of the $250,000 choppers being tossed into the sea becomes an enduring image of the war's end.
April 30, 1975 - At 8:35 a.m., the last Americans, ten Marines from the embassy, depart Saigon, concluding the United States presence in Vietnam. North Vietnamese troops pour into Saigon and encounter little resistance. By 11 a.m., the red and blue Viet Cong flag flies from the presidential palace. President Minh broadcasts a message of unconditional surrender. The war is over.
“Kissinger negotiated the Paris Peace Accords which helped bring an end to the Vietnam War.”
Kissinger bent the South Vietnamese over the table while Hanoi did them, which sealed the deal and let our Congress cut off funds which forced us to BUG OUT on an ally who was engaged in a death struggle. (JFK, ‘we will bear any burden, blah, blah, blah,’ too bad ole Jack boy didn’t tell his dumb a$$ brother that.) H Kiss’s sell out let the commie pigs win which brought an end to the Vietnam war.
There, fixed it.
Thanks for keeping your cool and laying out the time line. I get a little emotional over some things, and I know I couldn’t do it without a lot of obscene vulgarity.
I’ll settle down now.
Kisssinger and Soros are probably buddies.
Thanks for the historic rundown. Brought back a lot of sad memories. Too bad Kissinger and his late boss didn’t get a full cavity search.
You’re exactly right.
I spent a year in-country (including during the Tet Offensive) and another 8 months off the coast. What is most infuriating is the revisionist history that has become almost accepted fact by too many. It is a sad commentary on our education system more than anything else.
Carter, Ford, Kissinger, a rabbi and a hippie were flying in a small plane. The plane developed engine trouble and it became clear that a crash was inevitable. They decided to bail out, but there were only four parachutes. Carter said, “I’m the President and the country needs me, so I’ve got to have one of the parachutes.” He grabbed a parachute and jumped out. Ford said, “I’m the ex-President and he needs me to advise him.” He took a parachute and jumped out. Then Kissinger said, “I’m the smartest man in the world so I’ve got to have a parachute.” And he took a parachute and jumped out. The rabbi turned to the hippie and said, “Son, I’m an old man. I’ve lived my life. You take the last parachute.” And the hippie said, “Don’t sweat it, man. The smartest man in the world just jumped with my backpack.”
Time to start fighting the real threat, which are the commies at home, and doing what needs to be done to disenfranchise their supporters.
Even if it means a Constitutional Convention and a reset of the Republic.
Sure do. I think I heard that before Nixon resigned. However, the version I heard featured a priest, not a cowboy.
You seem to know something about the Viet Nam war. Is there a difference between the NVA and the Viet Cong?
“Kissinger and Soros are probably buddies.”
You got it, butt buddies forever.
“Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger got searched by a Transportation Security Administration employee....”
This event only shows how totally ridiculous an agency the TSA really is.
LOL! Hold your head up! This is gonna be one rough season. I am fully supporting all of my FRiends at Free Republic. Times are hard to figure as we get older. Just know where you stand.
This is MY Country!
I posted it in post 16.
I wanted to change it to introduce a cowboy with the hippie, but was too lazy.
A huge number of VC were wiped out during the Tet Offensive. They believed they could cause a mass uprising, but they made a serious miscalculation. Unfortunately, this victory for the US and its allies was portrayed as a defeat by the US media. Hence, it became a huge propaganda victory for the Communists and weakened support for the war in Congress and by the American public.
My husband and I just went thru Dulles Sat., and had a full patdown AFTER the X-RAY crap!! It was Humiliating, PLUS we had just got off a plane and had undergone screening before!! I’m sure that the chick in a burka passed thru without either!!
Yo Dude, you worked through Tet? God Bless You and the Bros you lost.
Most lied about event of the century.
The commies shot their wad for real, the VC as a fighting force was DECIMATED. (The NVA had hoped for that outcome.) Our people were marvelous. Even our MPs, who WERE NOT infantry, took the fight to an extreme that scared the NVA and VC sh!tless.
Tet was a TOTAL FAILURE for the north, and at the end of it, we had Hanoi by the b@lls.
But, ask anyone here, and the Tet offensive was a total defeat FOR US!?!
Walter Cronkite was a pinko pig in disguise. Lefties cannot ever, ever, ever, admit that we succeeded beyond belief.
A sad time, and made all the more infuriating because of the lies and propaganda.
Thank you. I’ve always wondered.
Wow, he’s not aging well.
“Is there a difference between the NVA and the Viet Cong?”
NVA = North Vietnamese Army. They were regular, standing forces raised, trained, armed and supported from North Vietnam, albeit just about completely bankrolled and equipped by Communist patron states, the Soviets and Red China in particular.
Viet Cong were irregular forces, often raised and trained (to the extent they were) within South Vietnam. They were armed with whatever came to hand, and often masqueraded as neutral or friendly civilians.
The NVA were regulars, the Viet Cong were guerrillas, but certainly collaborated in the field, with the Viet Cong essentially already infiltrated into position.
Peace. I can only hope that the TSA agent who gave Henry the full monty pat down was a Vietnam vet or the son of one.
People like Soros and Kissinger must not have souls.
“Walter Cronkite was a pinko pig in disguise.”
Damn straight he was.
I have to disagree REALLY A LOT about a ConCon.
Too many people are far too ignorant of history to open up a ConCon.
Every group with a grudge will crawl out from under their rock. You will get a Soviet style paper that is meaningless.
How about this: reassert the ORIGINAL Constitution, and press charges against any and all who swore an oath to defend and uphold it, and then set about to destroy it!
There is absolutely, positively, NOTHING WRONG AT ALL with the original document.
In my opinion, the Constitution of the United States was written by Heaven itself, in an effort to circumvent Nimrod and his mad obsession to rebuild Babel.
I’ll stop now.
No problem. Kissinger has no balls. He gave them to the North Vietnamese in Jan. 1973 and never looked back.
Secretary Kissinger is the public face of the Rockefeller organization, thus he is MUCH more powerful than Mr. Soros.
They’re all pure evil.
>>Ill admit that I never trusted the guy but I never wanted him probed.<<
“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.” — Henry Kissinger
The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most significant single component.
Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change it’s perceptions. “
World Affairs Council Press Conference,
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel,
April 19th 1994.
More information on the VC and PAVN. First, see the two books by Douglas Pike on “The Viet Cong” and “The PAVN: Peoples Army of Vietnam Nam”.
Then see Prof. Robert Turner’s massive tome on the history of the Communist Party of Indochina and Ho Chi Minh, a Hoover Institution book.
The VC was the armed arm of the NLF (National Liberation Front), Hanoi’s political front group in South Vietnam, set up in 1961 to wage a “war of liberation” and unification with the North. The VC were native southern communists and a few nationalists (who didn’t last long). They were trained in So. Vietnam, No. Vietnam, and Cambodia (Parrot’s Beak and Fish Hook areas along the SVN border).
After the devastating losses of Tet 68, the Second Spring Offensive 68, the Spring Offensive 69, and the Fall Offensive 69 (timed to coincide with the Anti-Vietnam protests of New Mobe), the VC as a fighting force was permanently crippled. Hanoi began to send their regular PAVN forces to join and rebuild VC units to the point that they often were more than 80% of those troops.
VC defections hit an all-time high between 1968-70, well over 200,000 “Chieu Hoi” or “Hoi Chans” (i.e. “ralliers). I interviewed several in SVN in the Fall, 1970, as well as senior PAVN officers. They knew that Hanoi was losing the war which is why they defected at great risk to themselves.
In Cambodia, some VC acted as guides for PAVN regular forces (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th Divisions, along with the 6th Division in 1970) Again I interviewed PAVN POWS in Cambodia from the 6th Division. These kids didn’t even know what country they had fought in and that they were captured by Cambodian forces, not Americans.
The VC Infrastructre, a vast and skilled underground political system, began to crack apart after Tet, when they lost tens of thousands of troops and operatives who had surfaced then, only to be wiped out by the very people whom they had come to “liberate”. After that, more VCI agents were captured, their network and locations disrupted or destroyed. This in turn, led to more defections. There is a highly critical book about our efforts to destroy the VCI (Oren DeForest, “Slow Burn”) but it is worth reading because he described how the VCI worked, and how he had developed some very successful methods to dismantle it.
Others disagree with some of what DeForest wrote, but I think both of them agreed that the VCI was in serious trouble and had lost tremendous underground political strength, esp. in the Mekong Delta, their stronghold.
Kissinger didn’t end the war in Vietnam. This is some CBS ignoramous regurgitating the leftist and administration line on the war in Jan. 1973. The No. Vietnamese continued the war for two more years, killing hundreds of thousands of SVN in the process, before they conquered a literally disarmed ARVN/VNAF (thanks, in part, to the Hanoi Lobby of Jane Fonda/Tom Hayden, Don Luce, and Tom Harkin, as well as the liberal media who refused to tell the truth about No. Vietnamese aggression, along with editorials which were often worst than the news stories).
Very soon after the fall of So. Vietnam, the NLF/VC began to be dismantled by Hanoi (the Lao Dong Party), and soon they were not a factor in Communist Vietnam’s dictatorship. Some VC leaders even defected to the US and told Congress, in 1977, how they had been betrayed by Ho and Hanoi (Ho died in 1969 but his policies, under Le Duan, etc. continued on). Ho was great at betraying non-communist nationalists to the French and Japanese. Well worth reading about in Turner’s book.
I’m glad that some of the FR posters know what really happened in Vietnam and are sharing it with you. PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, COLLEAGUES and even in letters to the editor, on talk radio shows, etc.
Don’t let the Hanoi Lobby and the liberal media get away with their disinformation, misinformation, and ignorance. Too much of that shows up in our schools and you know how uniformed or misinformed our children are today.
This discussion is one reason why FR must survive. It is a repository of the truth and of history.
"Carter, Ford, Kissinger, a rabbi and a hippie were flying in a small plane. The plane developed engine trouble and it became clear that a crash was inevitable. They decided to bail out, but there were only four parachutes. Carter said, "I'm the President and the country needs me, so I've got to have one of the parachutes." He grabbed a parachute and jumped out. Ford said, "I'm the ex-President and he needs me to advise him." He took a parachute and jumped out. Then Kissinger said, "I'm the smartest man in the world so I've got to have a parachute." And he took a parachute and jumped out. The rabbi turned to the hippie and said, "Son, I'm an old man. I've lived my life. You take the last parachute." And the hippie said, "Don't sweat it, man. The smartest man in the world just jumped with my backpack.""
something tells me chris hitchens got three wishes upon entering the afterlife.
In 1971 I used to carry around and show people a clipping where he said America was on it’s way down, and that they needed to manage that decline (not reverse it), I despised Kissinger back then.
Barack Obama is waiting before the heavenly throne to be judged. In front of him are standing Al Gore and Bill Clinton. Al Gore is ushered before the heavenly throne. G-d motions for him to speak. Al Gore stands and says as follows.
“L-rd of the Universe, I knew that global warming was total nonsense, but I was making money from it hand over fist. I even polluted the atmosphere with my private jet, going from one speech to the next. I hope you forgive me.”
“G-d says to him, “You are forgiven, my son.” Have a seat over there.
Next, Clinton is brought in. G-d motions for him to speak.
“L-rd of the Universe, I was such a philanderer that parents were afraid to let their children see the paper when I was President. My wife was a nervous wreck from my constant philandering. I was only the second president to be impeached. I hope you forgive me.’
“G-d answered, “You are forgiven, my son. Have a seat over there.
When Obama was brought in, G-d motioned for him to speak.
Obama said, “You’re sitting in my chair.”
In the other joke, a man is brought into heaven by the angel Gabriel. He is shown a star studded banquet table. He sees Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. He sees Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. At the end of the table of history’s giants he sees a huge throne. Looking up the glittering golden steps, he sees Henry Kissinger looking down imperiously at the assembled dignitaries.
“Look at that throne!” the man says. And look at all these important people ! But why is Henry Kissinger up on that throne, looking so high and mighty? Does he think he’s G-d?
The angel Gabriel looks at him and shakes his head. “No, my friend, you’ve got it all wrong. That’s G-d. He thinks he’s Henry Kissinger.
Thanks very much for the historical information.
I was in the Mekong Delta in 1969, and I can testify from personal observation that a large proportion of even the so-called “Local Force” VC units were PAVN regulars even then.
All TSA operatives should get what’s coming to them before they are mobilized into Obama’s SS. — Stage 4 C.
What goes around. He’s been patting us down for decades.
I want the old bastard probed with a Taser and a branding iron.
But to be honest, it couldn't happen to a nicer person.
“Proof positive that TSA Agents are ignorant!”
Proof positive that their EVIL MISTRESS, the former Arizona Gov and now Homeland Security nimcompoop wants them ignorant so that they can pull off this kind of s...!
It also makes it easier to convince them to profile old white people as terrorists.
If they look like a 911 terrorist, or a drug smuggler from Mexico, leave ‘em alone, we do not want to profile suspects, not PC /sarc