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PRESIDENT BUSH SURPRISES PRO-LIFE LEADERS BY SELECTING KISSINGER FOR 9-11 POST
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | November 29, 2002 | LifeSiteNews.com

Posted on 11/29/2002 6:39:31 PM PST by Polycarp

PRESIDENT BUSH SURPRISES PRO-LIFE LEADERS BY SELECTING KISSINGER FOR 9-11 POST

Kissinger Strongly Implicated in Population Control and Abortion

WASHINGTON, November 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) - U.S. President George W. Bush announced Wednesday that he had selected former secretary of state Henry Kissinger as chairman of a new independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks. Pro-life leaders were surprised by the selection given the President's aversion to coercive abortion and Kissinger's close association with it.

President Bush was praised by the pro-life community internationally for his defunding of the United Nations Population Fund due to their association with the forced abortion and coercive sterilization practices in China. However, Kissinger was intimately associated with coercive population control as he is the author of the now-declassified national security study memorandum calling for population control - coercive if necessary, in the third world.

Gilles Grondin, a veteran United Nations diplomat and past President of Le Mouvement en faveur de la Vie/Campaign Quebec Vie, (the pro-life movement in Quebec), told LifeSite that he was surprised by President Bush's selection of Kissinger. Grondin, who with his vast UN experience has been one of the most successful pro-life lobbyists at the UN, points out that Kissinger's memo NSSM 200 formed the basis of U.S. foreign policy in the area of population.

Grondin explained that the Memorandum suggested that competition from new world powers would rise when developing nations had sufficient populations to utilize their national resources to their full potential. Thus, NSSM 200 was about ensuring U.S. strategic, economic, and military interest, at the expense of developing countries, by proposing population control including by coercive means if mere propaganda could not succeed.

For more on NSSM 200 including the actual document see LifeSite at:

http://www.lifesite.net/waronfamily/nssm200/index.html

See Bush's announcement of his selection of Kissinger: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/11/20021127-1.html


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1 posted on 11/29/2002 6:39:31 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: *Catholic_list; .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; ...
Kissinger's memo NSSM 200 formed the basis of U.S. foreign policy in the area of population ... NSSM 200 was about ensuring U.S. strategic, economic, and military interest, at the expense of developing countries, by proposing population control including by coercive means if mere propaganda could not succeed.

Sounds more like a holdover from the Clinton Admin than a Republican...

Pinging

2 posted on 11/29/2002 6:41:39 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
But what do his views on population control have to do with investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks?
3 posted on 11/29/2002 6:43:08 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
zip.
4 posted on 11/29/2002 6:46:26 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Polycarp
This seems silly to me. What earthly connection does a 9/11 investigation have with abortion? I am very strongly in favor of appointing pro-lifers to sensitive positions, or electing them to sensitive offices, but this complaint strikes me as completely silly.

Kissinger would be a questionable choice if anyone expected this commission to turn up embarrassing secrets about intelligence failures. But that isn't in the cards, either.

Kissinger was chosen because he is a person of "stature" in the liberal press who will derail this whole issue and bury it. Meantime, pro-lifers should focus on the important issues, like banning partial birth abortion and cloning and appointing good judges.
5 posted on 11/29/2002 6:46:44 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Polycarp
I must have missed something. Was Kissinger selected for a panel investigating abortion?
6 posted on 11/29/2002 6:47:37 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
He was appointed to this.


7 posted on 11/29/2002 6:50:25 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Polycarp
Kissinger's views on population have nothing to do with 911, unless you think James Kopp was flying the planes into the World Trade Center when he was not otherwise occupied.

You appear to be a one-issue person and
to a man with a hammer everything looks like a nail
8 posted on 11/29/2002 6:51:13 PM PST by APBaer
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To: Dog Gone
I have to agree...WHAT does investigating 9/11 have to do with HK's association with population control???? Someone needs to enlighten me here.
9 posted on 11/29/2002 6:51:18 PM PST by el_texicano
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To: Polycarp
This is exactly why the pro-life movement doesn't get the traction it should. When you pick on something like this that has nothing to do with investigating 9/11, you lose all credibility!

Pro-life and investigation 9/11 has zero in common!

10 posted on 11/29/2002 6:51:34 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Polycarp
Kissinger Strongly Implicated in Population Control and Abortion

And the relevance of this is...WHAT? Who gives a crap what his views on infanticide are?

Save your powder for the real fights. Sheesh, how stupid it this nonsense.

11 posted on 11/29/2002 6:53:04 PM PST by montag813
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To: Polycarp
Kissinger is assigned the task of what went wrong re: 9/11, not the Administration's pro-life policies. Get it?
12 posted on 11/29/2002 6:53:38 PM PST by Endeavor
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To: Paleo Conservative
But what do his views on population control have to do with investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks?

Exactly. Thanks for saving me the time to write it.

13 posted on 11/29/2002 6:58:04 PM PST by NJJ
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To: Endeavor
Hang Admiral Kimmel, to hell with Wake Island.
14 posted on 11/29/2002 7:00:50 PM PST by tet68
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To: Polycarp
If these prolifers never learn to pick their battles, they will continue to look as foolish as they do here.
15 posted on 11/29/2002 7:02:53 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Polycarp
I am not a big fan of Kissinger, but exactly what abortion would have to do with 9/11 escapes me.
16 posted on 11/29/2002 7:04:32 PM PST by William McKinley
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To: Polycarp
If this is the only reason you can find not to appoint Kissinger to this issue, you wasted your time.
17 posted on 11/29/2002 7:05:29 PM PST by breakem
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To: Polycarp
As a former national security advisor, Kissinger is expected to shield National Security Advisor Rice from any blame.

That's Kissinger's role pure and simple.

Rice should be sacked!

18 posted on 11/29/2002 7:11:10 PM PST by Tuco-bad
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To: Tuco-bad
Quit being a retard.
19 posted on 11/29/2002 7:14:11 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Polycarp
I guess its better for the third world to keep on having 8+ kids and immigrating here until our culture is extinct. Then at least we can pass into oblivion with a clear conscience. 1000 years from now people can read about those strange pale skinned people who built all the cities and invented strange technology then went extinct as they didnt have kids and their cities were occupied by hordes of people from the third world. Maybe we'll be kind of like Atlanteans.

God forbid we ask the third world to actually have a supportable number of children, heck if they have too many kids we can just have less ourselves then support theirs. Itll all even out in the end right.

20 posted on 11/29/2002 7:17:06 PM PST by Godel
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To: tet68
Hang Admiral Kimmel, to hell with Wake Island

Once Admiral Kimmel lost contact with the Japanese fleet prior to Dec 7th, he should have had his forces on full alert.

Especially considering that Kimmel received a dispatch Nov. 27th which began with the words "This dispatch is to be considered a war warning."

21 posted on 11/29/2002 7:17:48 PM PST by Tuco-bad
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To: section9; mhking; rdb3
As a former national security advisor, Kissinger is expected to shield National Security Advisor Rice from any blame.

Hey! Tuco has a new theory. It's good for a laugh.

22 posted on 11/29/2002 7:18:18 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Polycarp
What they said.
23 posted on 11/29/2002 7:19:09 PM PST by Bob J
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To: PhiKapMom
Pro-life and investigation 9/11 has zero in common!

It does all the Freeple good to have the life issue brought to the front, regardless of the context.

I belive that 99% here want Roe v Wade overturned. Some of us think about legalized child murder every day.

A lot of us swallowed our spit to get Dubya elected.

And when we see a 'bort like Henry dug up and brought back to life in the fedgov, it feels like a slap in the face.

Pro-lifers to the back of the bus.

24 posted on 11/29/2002 7:20:17 PM PST by don-o
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To: Polycarp
I'm a conservative Republican because I believe broadly in economic and personal laissez faire freedom.

The one issue types and fundamentalists in the party obscure and distort that message.

25 posted on 11/29/2002 7:20:20 PM PST by motife
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To: Polycarp
Picking a chairman for a committee investigating 9/11 should depend on many factors. Whether the candidate is pro-choice or pro-life should not be one of them.

The pro-lifers need to get a life.
26 posted on 11/29/2002 7:29:47 PM PST by gcruse
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To: don-o
" have the life issue brought to the front, regardless of the context"

I believe uttering vocal sounds without regard to the context is a symptom of Tourette's Syndrome. Better call the good doctor for a checkup.
27 posted on 11/29/2002 7:37:30 PM PST by APBaer
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To: don-o
And when we see a 'bort like Henry dug up and brought back to life in the fedgov, it feels like a slap in the face.

Pro-lifers to the back of the bus.

There are, unfortunately, those with shoe-sized IQs in the pro-life movement.

You're the only one on this thread so far, but there are others.

28 posted on 11/29/2002 7:38:05 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
If these prolifers never learn to pick their battles, they will continue to look as foolish as they do here.

Choose carefully the hill that you, prolifers, will defend alone, because the armies need you and you need them to defeat the enemy.

29 posted on 11/29/2002 7:40:25 PM PST by Conservababe
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To: Tuco-bad
Rice should be sacked!

I've always thought you say things to be intentionally provocative. This proves it.

This is in the category of "the SEC should indict Rick Lazio."

Maybe you could do your Senor Wences imitation next. Or a vocal imitation of Speedy Gonzales.

30 posted on 11/29/2002 7:44:50 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: APBaer
Take this to the bank.

Dubya is finding many ways to lose many folks who swallowed their spit to put him in the White House. He is right on course to fulfill his destiny as a one termer.

31 posted on 11/29/2002 7:48:07 PM PST by don-o
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To: don-o
Give it a rest! You want to be taken seriously, then act like it. I know a lot of people that worked very hard to get Pres Bush election all over the Country and I don't expect the President to choose for a position who I think he should.

Like I said -- it is articles like this that give the pro-life movement "zero" credibility. You all would get more support if you quit trying to make every issue about pro-life!
32 posted on 11/29/2002 7:49:05 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: APBaer; gcruse; motife; Bob J; Godel; Tuco-bad; breakem; William McKinley; 11th Earl of Mar; ...
Kissinger's views on population have nothing to do with 911

This man is personally responsible for institutionalizing coercive sterilization and abortion programs in Third World countries as a prerequisite for US foreign aid.

This is demographic WARFARE, and this WARFARE has taken more lives via abortion and abortifacient contraceptives than all the lives lost to US military action in our country's history.

This would be comparable to naming the founder of Planned Parenthood or the National Abortion Rights Action League to a prominent position within this Republican Administration, except that Kissinger's successes in spreading abortion and population control make PP and NARAL pale in comparison.

When will you spineless so-called conservatives speak up an a Bush appointment.

You were silent when the rabidly pro-abort Tom Ridge was named as director of Homeland Security.

He is now a Cabinet level appointment, in charge of identifying terrorists, domestic and foreign.

Do we all forget so soon that the Clinton administration considered all non-violent pro-life protestors to be domestic terrorists, and all its leaders worthy of FBI surveilance?

And now a rabid pro-abort CINO, Tom Ridge, is in charge of a big brother/ big government leviathon, in charge of defining and identifying terrorists, domestic and foreign, that even Clinton couldn't have dreamed up.

Kissinger is personally guilty of the deaths of tens of millions of humans, snuffed out of existence by his NSSM 2000 policy level directives.

Comparisons to the Nazis have become cheap, a dime a dozen. Yet this one man's policy level decisions, spelled out in NSSM 2000, are probably directly responsible for more deaths than the Holocaust via abortions alone.

And you jackasses criticize me for pointing this out?

You FREeepers are a pathetic sort of conservatives, it seems.

And few of your comprehend what it truly means to be Christian when you so smugly shrug off your duties to protect His least ones.

33 posted on 11/29/2002 7:49:47 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: Dog Gone
I must have missed something. Was Kissinger selected for a panel investigating abortion?

The conspiracy people are hoping for support for their theory that the Oklahoma bombing was actually done by the same people that havn't bombed Chicago yet.

No one has mentioned that George Mitchel the former Democatic Majority leader is the vice chairman of the investigation, but he is. This is to be a bipartisan white wash of how the CIA called Bush but his twin daughters forget to give him the note. You know how young people forget to tell you about calls...

34 posted on 11/29/2002 7:50:02 PM PST by Common Tator
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To: sinkspur
You can be such a CINO troll some days, Sink.
35 posted on 11/29/2002 7:51:25 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: gcruse
The pro-lifers need to get a life.

You took the words right out of my mouth!

36 posted on 11/29/2002 7:51:41 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Polycarp
Some don't appreciate the bitter satire of this appointment. Henry Kissinger is perfect, since Nixon isn't around anymore.
37 posted on 11/29/2002 7:51:43 PM PST by EaglesUpForever
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NSSM 2000: blueprint for de-population
by Jean Guilfoyle
The population-control ideology and the means to achieve it can be found in a U.S. executive-level government document entitled National security study memorandum 200: Implications of worldwide population growth for U.S. security and overseas interests (NSSM 200), published in 1974 and declassified in 1989. Although this plan of action was to be activated in developing countries, it was designed as a two-edged sword that could be swung with equal determination in both developed and developing countries alike. The document was signed by Henry Kissinger and directed to the secretaries of defense, agriculture and central intelligence, the deputy secretary of state, and the administrator of the Agency for International Development, with a copy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The focus of the study was the "international political and economic implications of population growth."

The study identified 13 "key countries" in which "special U.S. political and strategic interests" existed. The targeted nations were: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Colombia.

Security interests

U.S. security interests were seen as threatened by demographic and political realities in lesser-developed countries (LDCs), and the age structure of high-fertility nations with large numbers of young people. Young people were considered a potential threat to multi-national corporations. Revolutionary actions and counter-revolutionary coups in countries with large populations were viewed as posing the danger of expropriation of foreign investments, and creating political or national security problems for the U.S. Also mentioned were racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious factors, where "differential rates of population growth (exists) among these groups."

A major U.S. security interest concerned access to "reserves of higher-grade ores of most minerals," and the terms for exploration and exploitation of those resources. The study advised that civil disturbances affecting the "smooth flow of needed materials" would be less likely to occur "under conditions of slow or zero population growth."

The expression of resistance to global population strategies at the World Population Conference in Bucharest, in August, 1974, created a need to "persuade" LDC leaders to assist in population reduction within the targeted countries. Those objections came from countries wanting to ensure that any "new international economic order" would respect national sovereignty. In addition, "There was general consternation ... when at the beginning of the conference the (World Population Plan of Action) was subjected to a slashing, five-pronged attack led by Algeria, with the backing of several African countries; Argentina, supported by Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, and ... some other Latin American countries; the Eastern European group, less Romania; the PRC and the Holy See" (86-87).

World-wide propaganda

The attack led eventually to a worldwide propaganda effort to "create demand" for population-control technologies, and extol the benefits of population reduction within the nations: "Development of a worldwide political and popular commitment to population stabilization is fundamental to any effective strategy. This requires the support and commitment of key LDC leaders. This will only take place if they clearly see the negative impact of unrestricted population growth and believe it is possible to deal with this question through governmental action" (100).

Sensitive to the charge of interference in the internal policies of nations, the document said, "We must take care that our activities should not give the appearance ... of an industrialized country policy directed against the LDCs." In light of this, the document called for "integrating population factors in national plans, particularly (within) health services, education, agricultural resources and development" while relating "population policies and family-planning programs to major sectors of development: health, nutrition, agriculture, education, social services, organized labor, women's activities, and community development" (21-2).

Sharpening this protective camouflage, the document recommended the integration of family planning with health programs: "Finally, providing integrated family planning and health services on a broad basis would help the U.S. contend with the ideological charge that the U.S. is more interested in curbing the numbers of LDC people than it is in their future and well-being" (117).

In the establishment of American-funded public policy, NSSM 200 suggested that population factors and population policies should be considered in all "Country Assistance Strategy Papers and Development Assistance Program multi-year papers.... Since population growth is a major determinant of increases in food demand," the document continued, "the allocation of scarce PL480 (food) resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control as well as food production."

Again, a cautionary warning accompanied the recommendation: "In these sensitive relationships, however, it is important in style as well as substance to avoid the appearance of coercion" (106-107). It was also recommended that other organizations, agencies, multilateral institutions and embassies participate in the establishment of population initiatives where resistance was prevalent. The use of satellite communications for propaganda was also recommended: "Beyond seeking to reach and influence national leaders, improved worldwide support for population-related efforts should be sought through increased emphasis on mass media and other population education and motivation programs by the UN, USIA (U.S. Information Agency) and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development). We should give higher priorities in our information programs worldwide for this area and consider expansion of collaborative arrangements with multilateral institutions in population education programs" (117).

The role of the Department of State and USAID in the formation of "the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) to generate a multilateral effort in population as complement to the bilateral actions of AID and other donor countries" was described (121). Acting through the UNFPA gave the additional benefit of avoiding "the danger that some LDC leaders will see developed-country pressures for family planning as a form of economic or racial imperialism; this could well create a serious backlash."

Imperialist motivation

"The U.S. can help to minimize charges of an imperialist motivation behind its support of population activities by repeatedly asserting that such support derives from a concern with: (a) the right of the individual to determine freely and responsibly their number and spacing of children ... and (b) the fundamental social and economic development of poor countries" (114-5).

Finally, an "alternative" view was presented, which maintained that "mandatory programs may be needed and that we should be considering these possibilities now." Here, it was asked whether food would be considered "an instrument of national power" (118-120).

NSSM 200 was a statement composed after the fact. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the U.S. had worked diligently behind the scenes to advance the population-control agenda at the United Nations, contributing the initial funding of $1 million.

A Department of State telegram, dated July 1969, reported the support of John D. Rockefeller III, among others, for the appointment of Rafael Salas of the Philippines as senior officer to co-ordinate and administer the UN population program. The administrator of the UN Development Program reported confidentially that he preferred someone such as Salas who had the "advantage of color, religion (Catholic) and conviction."

Why should this be a matter of interest to other countries? For two reasons. First, NSSM 200 describes the ideology and the methods for instituting population policies within sovereign nations. Second, in order to recognize the forceful determination of the program's propagators.

But there is another reason: look at us and learn. The people most seriously damaged by such a program will always be the people of the advocate nation itself. Former under-secretary for global affairs Timothy Wirth, when asked about the abortion issue by a reporter, responded lightly, "It's just another technology."

The U.S. has lost over 36 million children to abortion since 1973. It would be impossible to calculate the numbers lost through abortifacient drugs and devices. This much we do know: over 30 per cent of our youth between the ages of 15 and 25 are gone.

38 posted on 11/29/2002 7:52:37 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
January 1999



The UN, the IMF, the World Bank, and abortion
World financial institutions key leverage in de-population of Third World
John Henry Westen
On Oct. 15, the U.S. Congress decided to approve an $18-billion funding package for the International Monetary Fund - one that will, for the first time in three years, be accepted by President Bill Clinton.

U.S. monies to the IMF had not been approved of for two years previous to this, since pro-life members of Congress attached pro-life provisions to the funding proposals, thereby restricting U.S. monies from being used to promote abortion. Clinton consistently kept a promise to veto any funding proposals with language not in favour of abortion during this time.

In the latest development, Clinton "played puppet master and won," as the American Life League put it. No abortion-related restrictions were in the latest funding proposal.

Why would President Clinton care so much about promoting abortion in foreign lands? And why would international financial institutions promote abortion in the first place? Strangely enough, these two questions join perfectly in explaining population control around the world, particularly in the Third World.

The world's two foremost financial institutions, the IMF and World Bank, are completely entrenched in the provision and promotion of population control - and thus, abortion - in poor countries in which they operate. Their direction actually stems from the United States government itself.

A special division of the U.S. Treasury Department known as the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies has orchestrated the programs of the IMF and World Bank to fall in line with U.S. foreign policy, which officially includes population control.

NSSM 200

In the 1988 annual report to the president and Congress, the NAC described itself as "an advisory body, authorized, inter alia, to review proposed transactions and programs to the extent necessary or desirable to co-ordinate U.S. policies. With regard to the international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the African Development Bank and Fund, the Council seeks to ensure that, to the maximum extent possible, their operations are conducted in a manner consistent with U.S. policies and objectives and with the lending and other foreign financial activities of U.S. government agencies."

The official policy of the U.S. regarding population control in foreign policy is spelled out in U.S. National Security Study Memorandum 200, written by Henry Kissinger. The Memorandum became the official guide to U.S. foreign policy on Nov. 26, 1975 and has not been replaced since. NSSM 200, subtitled "Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests," warned that increasing populations in developing countries threatened U.S. strategic, economic, and military interests.

The Memorandum suggested that competition from new world powers would rise when developing nations had sufficient populations to utilize their national resources to their full potential. The Memorandum specifically targeted 13 countries in this regard. For example, it noted that Nigeria, one of the 13, was "already the most populous country on the (African) continent, with an estimated 55 million people in 1970," and "Nigeria's population by the end of this century is projected to number 135 million," which "suggests a growing political and strategic role for Nigeria, at least in Africa south of the Sahara."

Thus, NSSM 200 was about ensuring U.S. strategic, economic, and military interest, at the expense of developing countries, by proposing population control to address these countries' potential population growth. The report spelled out a plan to bring about "a two-child family on the average" throughout the world "by about the year 2000." Interestingly, NSSM 200 went into detail about avoiding U.S. responsibility for population-control programs by ensuring that the UN and international financial institutions such as the IMF and World Bank adopt population-control policies as prerequisites to their giving of aid. The report suggested furthering the camouflage by mandating that countries accepting aid from the UN or the banks form their own population-control ministries.

In establishing population control, NSSM said, "Involvement of the (World) Bank in this area would open up new possibilities for collaboration." The study also noted that the U.S. government played "an important role in establishing the United Nations Fund for Population Activities to spearhead a multilateral effort in population as a complement to the bilateral actions of AID and other donor countries." It added that "with a greater commitment of Bank resources and improved consultation with AID and UNFPA, a much greater dent could be made on the overall problem." Moreover, the report asserts that "mandatory programs may be needed and that we should be considering these possibilities now."

Hook, line and sinker

With the U.S. pushing behind the scenes, the World Bank, IMF and UN accepted the population-control agenda hook, line and sinker. These groups found that population-control propaganda was necessary since many countries were averse to the idea of foreign-imposed population reduction.

In a 1992 operations evaluation, the World Bank wrote, "Political sensitivities about population-control policies of foreigners made it difficult for Bank staff to breach the topic with governments ... The Bank's current approach in Latin America is to focus on reproductive health and safe motherhood as the rationale for family planning."

The report continued, "If the Bank wants to work in countries that do not accept population control as the rationale, it must base its population program on a broader and more flexible set of principles. This could start from a recognition that the overall objective is promotion of sustainable development in living standards ..."

This language of deceit has been successfully employed to lull unsuspecting recipients and the world at large into complacency about population control. The IMF clearly demonstrated just a few weeks ago that the use of misleading terms as a cover for population control is still practised. In a press release on Aug. 31 of this year, the IMF announced its approval of a $26 million (US) loan for the African country of Niger. In a section of the release on "social issues," the IMF stated that "the fundamental objective of the government is to improve the standard of living," and in doing this, "priority will be given to promoting family planning and women's programs."

The managing director of the IMF, Michel Camdessus, breached the issue of population control more directly in Geneva in 1995 when he addressed the high-level segment of the UN Economic and Social Council. Speaking at a meeting about Africa, Camdessus said that the continent must "adopt a more responsible approach to population growth." Expounding traditional population-control mythology, he said, "It is clear that in order to hasten the improvement in the living standards of the poorest, national policy agendas must include the priorities agreed at the Cairo (population-control) conference last September," he said.

These remarks from Camdessus fly in the face of evidence already admitted by the international banking elite. In a 1989 report on Africa, an official publication of the World Bank noted that "Africa is well endowed with minerals (including oil), and so far only a fraction of this wealth has been extracted." The report also said, "It is true that many areas (of Africa) are substantially underpopulated (and) could easily support much larger numbers," and that Africa might eventually accommodate several times its present population.

However, these facts never seem to change the incessant call for population control. The very same World Bank study that noted African underpopulation concluded that "exceptionally high population growth is compromising economic growth and family welfare, (is adding) to environmental degradation, and thus seriously jeopardizing Africa's long term development."

While the population-control terminology used in press releases, official addresses, and in initial aid contacts with various needy nations may be encouraging and supportive, back-up measures ensuring compliance are also practised.

In a September 1998 World Bank report evaluating its "Costs, Payments, and Incentives in Family-Planning Programs," the Bank wrote about the use of "incentives" and "disincentives" on fertility choices. The report said of "incentives" that, "First, payments are made to: (a) acceptors, (b) providers, and (c) recruiters, all focused on the act of accepting a method (usually sterilization). These payments may be in cash or in kind and are usually given immediately upon acceptance."

'Disincentives'

"Disincentives" are described in the report as, "Oriented directly to fewer births, as distinct from inducements to practise contraception. Some involve benefits (or penalties) ... salary level, tax exemptions, maternity leaves, eligibility for preferred housing, schools, and so forth."

As instructed by NSSM 200, international banks have tied financial aid to the the practice of population control. A clear example comes from a 1992 evaluation paper by the World Bank discussing "Population and the World Bank" in Senegal. The report described a rural health project in the country which focused on the provision of buildings and equipment for expansion of basic health services.

The study noted that the agreement to provide the buildings and equipment was contingent on family planning. The study added that the "failure to implement this element" resulted in a stagnation of the project. The report went on to say that in 1985-1986, the Bank concentrated on helping the government develop a comprehensive population policy. As a direct result of the acceptance of the population policy (a "condition of release") the Bank released the money (called a structural-adjustment loan) needed to complete the project. "This recommendation was accepted and eventually implemented by making the development of such a policy statement a condition for release of the second tranche of the third structural-adjustment loan."

Taking into consideration that the origin of the population-control agenda stems from some of the highest echelons of U.S. political power (as evident from Kissinger's NSSM 200), it is not surprising that President Clinton refuses to fund the IMF and UN unless the monies are used to promote abortion, an essential element in population control.

Interestingly, a campaign to pressure the U.S. Congress to drop abortion restrictions and allow U.S. monies to flow into the IMF was evidenced on Feb. 12 this year when a group of high-profile IMF supporters took out full-page ads in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. The ad urged members of Congress to approve the giving of $18 billion to the IMF and also called for the U.S. to pay its "dues" to the United Nations.

This group of more than 150 supporters included former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford; former secretaries of state Alexander Haig and Warren Christopher; former treasury secretaries Douglas Dillon, Henry Fowler, Michael Blumenthal and Lloyd Bentsen - and (surprise, surprise) Henry Kissinger.


39 posted on 11/29/2002 7:53:51 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
You're harangue is a non-sequitor. In your ignorance you have also insulted me. If I am not a Christian, you have imlied I am and said I am a bad one. In this case why do you think I give a damn about what kind of Christian you think I am. And who died and made you God?

If I am a Christian I truly do not need your opinion to tell me what kind of Christian I am. Who the hell do you think you are?

40 posted on 11/29/2002 7:54:35 PM PST by breakem
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To: Polycarp
What was your name before this new one?

Am getting sick of tired of some pro-lifers determining who is and who is not a conservative. Believe it or not, you are not the person in charge of who is considered a conservative.

BTW, I am not a RINO, never been a DemocRAT, am anti-abortion, and the like but I still probably don't meet your description of a conservative because I don't run around the Country claiming the sky is falling if President Bush appoints someone who is not anti-abortion to a position that has nothing to do with abortion.

41 posted on 11/29/2002 7:54:58 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: Polycarp
"This much we do know: over 30 per cent of our youth between the ages of 15 and 25 are gone."

Kissenger's job is to find out about those 3,000 (of whatever age) in the WTC/Pentagon, that's all.
Anything else is not relevant to *THAT* search.
42 posted on 11/29/2002 7:56:02 PM PST by APBaer
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To: Common Tator
how the CIA called Bush but his twin daughters forget to give him the note. You know how young people forget to tell you about calls...

When did THIS little slipup happen?

foreverfree

43 posted on 11/29/2002 7:57:11 PM PST by foreverfree
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To: Paleo Conservative
But what do his views on population control have to do with investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks?

NOTHING. They just give the perpetually unsatisfied fault finding nit-pickers something to complain about.

44 posted on 11/29/2002 7:58:42 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Polycarp
You can be such a CINO troll some days, Sink.

And you swallow Askel5's bullshit about Kissinger hook, line, and sinker, Poly. That's where you got this crap, isn't it?

She's the origin of Bush's father as forming abortion as policy for the GOP, when Bush Sr. renounced abortion in 1980, and governed as a pro-life president for four years.

I'm sick to death of you Judie Brown followers who make the good the enemy of the perfect.

I'm a CINO how, buster? I'm as pro-life as you, but I don't believe everything that spews from THE NEW AMERICAN.

You're going off half-cocked again.

45 posted on 11/29/2002 8:00:53 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: Jorge
The rediscovery of Henry the K proves that repuds dig archeology too!
46 posted on 11/29/2002 8:01:08 PM PST by Righty1
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To: PhiKapMom
What was your name before this new one?

Don't worry, I have never been banned from Free Republic.

48 posted on 11/29/2002 8:01:33 PM PST by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
These folks need to get a life!
49 posted on 11/29/2002 8:02:17 PM PST by SubMareener
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To: PhiKapMom
it is articles like this that give the pro-life movement "zero" credibility

Thankfully it probably won't get much publicity other than the folks here discussing it.

Look at it this way, if Dr. Kissinger is busy working on this investigation, he can't possibly be pushing any 'Population Control' agenda around the world at the same time.

50 posted on 11/29/2002 8:03:33 PM PST by SuziQ
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