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  • Angry Nixon vowed to 'ruin' diplomatic corps

    01/04/2007 7:02:53 AM PST · by fabrizio · 17 replies · 857+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Embittered by career diplomats during his first term, President Nixon said he wanted to "ruin the Foreign Service" before leaving office, according to newly released State Department documents. ... Days after his re-election on November 7, 1972, Nixon vented his frustrations about the diplomatic corps during a meeting with his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger. Just before saying he was going "to take the responsibility for cleaning up" the department, the president told Kissinger on November 13 that he was determined that "his one legacy is to ruin the Foreign Service. I mean ruin it -- the...
  • Henry Kissinger - Pres. Gerald Ford Eulogy

    01/02/2007 1:09:38 PM PST · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,755+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 1-5-07
    According to an ancient tradition, God preserves humanity despite its many transgressions because at any one period there exist 10 just individuals who, without being aware of their role, redeem mankind. Gerald Ford was such a man. Propelled into the presidency by a sequence of unpredictable events, he had an impact so profound it’s rightly to be considered providential. Unassuming and without guile, Gerald Ford undertook to restore the confidence of Americans in their political institutions and purposes. Never having aspired to national office, he was not consumed by driving ambition. In his understated way, he did his duty as...
  • Kissinger on Ford

    12/27/2006 1:36:34 AM PST · by dixie sass · 17 replies · 739+ views
    Years of Renewal | 1999 | Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger's views of Gerald Ford from his book "Years of Renewal". "With Ford, what one saw was what one got. Providence smiled on Americans when - seemingly by happenstance - it brought forward a president who embodied our nation's deepest and simplest values." Kissinger's comparison betweem todays politicians and Ford leads one to believe that he believed that Ford was a leader in heroic mold. "The modern politician is less interested in being a hero than a superstar," he wrote. "Heroes walk alone; stars derive their status from approbation. Heroes are defined by inner values, stars by consensus. When...
  • Kissinger to Serve As Papal Adviser?

    11/28/2006 6:00:56 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 29 replies · 800+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 26 Nov 2006 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Benedict XVI has invited Henry Kissinger, former adviser to Richard Nixon, to be a political consultant and he accepted. VATICAN CITY — Over the course of his long and controversial career, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has had many titles. Now he reportedly has one more — adviser to the Pope. According to the Italian newspaper La Stampa, Pope Benedict XVI has invited the 83-year-old former adviser to Richard Nixon to be a political consultant, and Kissinger has accepted. Quoting an “authoritative” diplomatic source at the Holy See, the paper reported Nov. 4 that the Nobel laureate...
  • Kissinger: Iraq Military Win Impossible

    11/19/2006 12:29:45 PM PST · by A. Pole · 160 replies · 2,774+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 19, 2006 | Tariq Panja
    LONDON -- Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday. Kissinger presented a bleak vision of Iraq, saying the U.S. government must enter into dialogue with Iraq's neighbors _ including Iran _ if progress is to be made in the region. "If you mean by 'military victory,' an Iraqi government that can be established and whose writ runs across the whole country, that gets the civil war under control and sectarian violence under control in a time period that the political processes of the democracies will support,...
  • Kissinger Against a Rapid Withdrawal of Iraq

    Kissinger warned against a rapid withdrawal of coalition troops, saying it could destabilize Iraq's neighbors and cause a long-lasting conflict. "A dramatic collapse of Iraq — whatever we think about how the situation was created — would have disastrous consequences for which we would pay for many years and which would bring us back, one way or another, into the region," he said.
  • Former Sec'y of State Kissinger on Dangers of Premature U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq [interview]

    11/02/2006 8:10:14 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Fox News Network ^ | Monday, October 30, 2006 | Paul Gigot, Henry Kissinger
    In the last week, I talked to two senior people from the Gulf. And they thought it was unimaginable that the United States would withdraw quickly, especially in this abrupt manner. Of course, if we could -- if certain stabilizing events evolve inside Iraq and/or if we can create a grouping of Sunni countries around Iraq, then it might be possible to look at this question again. And then, one can think of negotiation with other -- with, say, Iran and Syria. But unless we have some real assets that are on our side of the equation, no negotiation can...
  • Is Iraq Another Vietnam?--Historian Robert Brigham speaks out.

    10/20/2006 7:54:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 823+ views
    Frontpagemag ^ | 10-20-06 | Rick Shenkman
    He's co-authored a book with Robert McNamara and was the first Western scholar to be given access to the archives in Hanoi, so it isn't surprising to learn that Vassar historian Robert K. Brigham sees parallels between Vietnam and Iraq. But he fairly shocked a small audience in Seattle today when he claimed that Condoleezza Rice is following in the footsteps of Henry Kissinger in Iraq, reversing the course of Bush administration foreign policy 180 degrees. Neo-con ideology is out, Metternich is in. Brigham, who shared his perspective with scholars at the Army War College last Friday, says that Secretary...
  • Cold Warrior [Henry Kissinger on Acheson. Book Review]

    10/15/2006 8:18:32 AM PDT · by aculeus · 5 replies · 514+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 15, 2006 | Henry Kissinger
    DEAN ACHESON A Life in the Cold War. By Robert L. Beisner. Illustrated. 800 pp. Oxford University Press. $35. Dean Acheson was perhaps the most vilified secretary of state in modern American history. [snip] History has treated Acheson more kindly. Accolades for him have become bipartisan. Secretaries of state appointed by the party of his erstwhile tormentors have described him as a role model; Condoleezza Rice is the most recent example. Thirty-five years after his death, Acheson has achieved iconic status. This is all the more remarkable in view of his out-of-scale personality, so at odds with the present period,...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 9/30 - 10/1/06 (not the live thread)

    09/30/2006 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 68 replies · 1,465+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 9/30/06 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and analysis for Weekend Talk Shows, 9-30 and 10-1-06 It's week four (or 297, depending on how you figure it) of the WOB (war on Bush) and all things "Republi-fascist," as the drive by media might style what they're doing.  We've had a week of spin like we haven't seen since... well, since Clinton was in office.  All the old hateful and hate filled faces were back on the screaming head shows pulling their electrically powered rapid fire mouths back out of storage and plugging them in for one more go around of lies, screaming lies and videotape.  And...
  • Pope Receives Kissinger

    09/30/2006 7:04:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 1,057+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 29, 2006
    Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Sep. 29 ( Benedict XVI received Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. secretary of state, in a private audience at Castel Gandolfo, reported the Vatican. The Vatican press office did not issue any public statement on what was discussed during Thursday's meeting. Kissinger, who was Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977, also met with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi and President Giorgio Napolitano during his weeklong visit to Rome. The German-born American diplomat served as national security advisor and later secretary of state during the presidency of Richard Nixon, a position he continued to hold during the...
  • How to make foreign policy

    09/27/2006 9:00:11 AM PDT · by qlangley · 155+ views ^ | 27 September 2006 | Quentin Langley
    There are numerous competing theories about the principles which should underlie foreign policy. Let us first dispose of one of the most despicable. It is represented in the UK by Clare Short and in the US by the more substantial figure of Bill Clinton. It seems to include virtually all the people who strongly advocated military action in the former Yugoslavia, but opposed the liberation of Kuwait, and/or the liberation of Iraq. Their analysis seems to go like this: Human rights are important. Human rights deserve to be defended. Sometimes the most egregious breaches of human rights demand the mobilisation...
  • The Pope and Kissinger Warn the World (Tony Blankley alert)

    09/20/2006 6:16:52 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 7 replies · 1,204+ views ^ | 9/20/2006 | Tony Blankley
    There is a historically fairly predictable pattern to the unfolding strategies and views of great wars. They often start with a morally ambiguous view of the enemy, a more limited conception of the war's magnitude and a restrained application of violent tactics. Eventually, moral clarity is obtained, war objectives expand -- often to grandiosity -- and tactics become ferocious. For example, at the start of our Civil War during the 1861 battle of First Manassas, spectators came out by carriage with picnic lunches to observe the event. By 1865, Gen. Sherman executed a campaign of civilian terror and material obliteration...
  • Kissinger warns of possible "war of civilizations"

    09/14/2006 6:04:43 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 95 replies · 2,991+ views ^ | Sep 13, 1:23 PM ET
    Kissinger warns of possible "war of civilizations" Wed Sep 13, 1:23 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned that Europe and the United States must unite to head off a "war of civilizations" arising from a nuclear-armed Middle East. In an opinion column in the Washington Post, the renowned foreign policy expert said the potential for a "global catastrophe" dwarfed lingering transatlantic mistrust left over from the Iraq war. "A common Atlantic policy backed by moderate Arab states must become a top priority, no matter how pessimistic previous experience with such projects leaves one,"...
  • Father of ABC Politics Chief Halperin: Bush 'Far Greater Threat' Than Nixon

    07/16/2006 1:18:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,116+ views
    <p>Morton Halperin was once a name in the news. In 1969, then-National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger named Halperin to the NSA. But soon thereafter Kissinger suspected it was the dovish Halperin who leaked to the NY Times the fact that the US was secretly bombing Cambodia. The FBI began tapping his phone, and Halperin was soon gone from NSA. Perhaps Halperin's biggest claim to fame is the fact that Pres. Nixon put him on his 'Enemies List.' A red badge of courage, no pun intended, off which a person can no doubt eat for a lifetime in liberal circles.</p>
  • Weldon Questions Sestak’s Ties to Lobbyist (Spokesperson works for Sandy Berger) Able Danger

    05/08/2006 10:26:33 AM PDT · by americaprd · 16 replies · 2,533+ views
    Weldon Victory Committee (via email) ^ | 5/8/2006 | Weldon for Congress
    Media, Pa -- Michael Puppio, Delaware County Chairman of Congressman Curt Weldon’s reelection campaign, today questioned Democrat candidate Joe Sestak’s ties to Stonebridge International, a Washington, DC based consulting and lobbying firm. Sestak’s spokesperson Allison Price is the Director of Communications at the firm, which was founded by former Clinton Administration official Sandy Berger, who was convicted of mishandling and destroying classified evidence related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Allison Price, Sestak’s official campaign spokesperson, is listed on the lobbying and consulting firm’s website as its Director of Communications, which would seem to indicate a conflict of interest. Among its...
  • The Russian Evolution

    06/08/2006 5:13:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 228+ views ^ | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr
    Mr. Putin has been engaged in a "charm campaign," attempting to combat the criticism he has received of late for his "autocratic" behavior. Pursuant to this he had his visit with Mr. Kissinger, who believes in steady diplomatic engagement with such erstwhile hostile powers as Russia and China. Russia recently has sold arms to such unsavory regimes as those governing Syria and Venezuela. The Kremlin has gathered oil and gas production under government control. And it has appeared to suppress domestic freedoms, most notably freedom of the press. Hence those who recall Russia's long history under czars and communist tyrants...
  • '75 Kissinger memo discounted Israel

    05/27/2006 5:08:11 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 617+ views ^ | May 27, 2006 | Calvin Woodward
    '75 Kissinger memo discounted Israel By Calvin Woodward May 27, 2006 The United States reached out to hostile Arabs three decades ago with an offer to work toward making Israel a "small friendly country" of no threat to its neighbors and with an assurance to Iraq that the U.S. had stopped backing Kurdish rebels in the north. "We can't negotiate about the existence of Israel," then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told his Iraqi counterpart in a rare high-level meeting, "but we can reduce its size to historical proportions." A December 1975 memo detailing Mr. Kissinger's probing conversation with Foreign Affairs...
  • Kissinger told China communist takeover in Vietnam was acceptable: documents

    05/26/2006 5:48:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies · 2,157+ views ^ | May 26, 2006 | Calvin Woodward
    Canadian Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of U.S. troops - even as the war to drive back the Communists dragged on with mounting deaths. The late U.S. president Richard Nixon's envoy told Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai: "If we can live with a communist government in China, we ought to be able to accept it in Indochina." Kissinger's blunt remarks surfaced in a collection of papers from his years of diplomacy released Friday...
  • Kissinger: President Bush Will 'Do the Right Thing' on Iran

    05/19/2006 5:00:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 547+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/19/06 | NewsMax
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger knows something of nuclear showdowns. He and Richard Nixon faced one when the U.S and it's allies sent the USSR packing from the middle east in the early 70's. Back then there were only two nuclear powers. Kissinger warned that we must stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons now, or there will be a score or more of nuclear states before long. However, Kissinger cautions that bombing Iran is not the first step. America must show the world we have exhausted diplomacy before we strike Iran militarily. "At some point we have to talk...
  • A New, Improved Global Test

    11/29/2004 5:07:38 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 707+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 29, 2004 | BENNY AVNI
    The next feud between America's freedom and democracy hawks and old United Nations diplomats will likely develop this week with the release of a much-anticipated report. Ordered by Secretary-General Annan, it was prepared by a panel of 16 former world movers and shakers now in their 70s, who will undoubtedly be hailed at Turtle Bay as wise men, and derided elsewhere as has-beens. Men who held previous posts like Russian foreign minister and Saddam champion Yevgeny Primakov, British U.N. envoy David Hannay, or current Arab League chief Amr Moussa, are not going to excite anyone looking for fresh insights into...
  • Henry Kissinger: American Strategy and Pre-emptive War

    04/14/2006 9:44:49 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 616+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | April 14, 2006 | Henry A. Kissinger
    NEW YORK The recent publication of the second Bush administration statement on national strategy passed without the controversy that marked its predecessor in 2002 even though the new statement reiterates the commitment to a strategy of pre-emption in exactly the same words as the last.  When the doctrine of pre-emption was first put forward, it was attacked as being contrary to generally accepted principles of the international system, which had evolved over three centuries and were enshrined in the United Nations Charter in 1945. The 2006 report was received with less hostility because other countries have had more experience now...
  • Kissinger Supports Territorial Exchanges in Israel

    03/22/2006 1:23:21 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 254+ views ^ | 22:45 Mar 22, '06 / 22 Adar 5766
    Kissinger Supports Territorial Exchanges in Israel 22:45 Mar 22, '06 / 22 Adar 5766 ( Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has expressed support for the concept of a territorial exchange between Israel and a neighboring Arab entity. In an interview with the editor of the Council on Foreign Relations publications, Kissinger suggested that Israel withdraw from areas with large Arab populations as part of any final status agreement. He noted that such a withdrawal and territorial exchange would help Israel deal with its looming demographic problem. The position that territories with large Arab populations, including in pre-1967 Israel,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 March 2006

    03/19/2006 5:23:26 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 1,247 replies · 21,760+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 19 March 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, March 19th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Vice President Dick Cheney. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Olympic speed skater Joey Cheek. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Joseph Biden, D-Del.; Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi; Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
  • Haig says nation repeating a mistake it made in Vietnam

    03/11/2006 2:55:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies · 1,257+ views
    AP ^ | March 11, 2006
    BOSTON --Former Nixon adviser Alexander Haig said military leaders in Iraq are repeating a mistake made in Vietnam by not applying the full force of the military to win the war. "Every asset of the nation must be applied to the conflict to bring about a quick and successful outcome, or don't do it," Haig said. "We're in the midst of another struggle where it appears to me we haven't learned very much." The comments by Haig, also a Secretary of State under Reagan, came at a conference at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum examining the Vietnam...
  • How Viable Is The Chinese Model?

    03/05/2006 6:51:08 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 42 replies · 881+ views
    Asharq Alaswat (English) ^ | 3/3/06 | Amer Taheri
    In a recent visit to China, the former American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked his guide to arrange a meeting with” my old friend Jiang Zemin.” The guide responded with a dismissive gesture: That person is no longer available. “That person”, of course, had been China’s President for a decade, before being eased out of office in one of those mysterious palace coups that the country has experienced since the 1970s.
  • How Nixon got shot of Munich

    02/26/2006 10:48:26 PM PST · by dervish · 27 replies · 1,621+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/24/06 | Amir Oren
    September 5, 10:35 P.M. Haig reports to Nixon that all the hostages have been killed. "The Israelis are going to react," he says. Nixon: "Who are they going to hit though?" Haig: "Lebanon, though they will find out where based [sic]." Nixon: "They are capable of it. They have got to hit somebody, don't you think?" Ten minutes later, Nixon says to Haig: "Hell, what do we care about Lebanon. Think we have to be awfully tough. I want you to run that by a couple of people. Any nation that harbors or gives sanctuary to these international outlaws -...
  • Pulling US troops would lead to 'disaster' -- Kissinger

    11/27/2005 11:48:10 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 538+ views ^ | 11/27/05 | AFP
    Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned that a hasty pullout of American troops from Iraq would lead to political and military "disaster", and called on the US administration to stay the course there. "I think to look at withdrawal from Iraq ... could lead to disaster," said Kissinger, who served as the top US diplomat in the administrations of presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. "We have to keep in mind what our objective should be, and if we leave Iraq under conditions at the end of which there will be a radical government in Baghdad, or part...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 November 2005

    11/27/2005 5:10:25 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 789 replies · 16,974+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 27 November 2005 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, November 27th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; Whit Ayres and Doug Schoen, political pollsters. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Joe Biden, D-Del., and John Warner, R-Va. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Authors James Reston Jr., Ellen Fitzpatrick, Joseph Ellis and Stephen Carter. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq's national security adviser; Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state; Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser; Peggy Noonan, author; Nathaniel Fick, retired Marine captain...
  • New chancellor will give Germany, U.S. a chance for a new dialogue (Henry Kissinger Op-Ed)

    11/27/2005 10:55:06 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 685+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 27, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    On Nov. 22, the German parliament elected Angela Merkel as the new chancellor. It could mark a seminal event. Ms. Merkel is the first female chancellor in Germany's history; the first leader who spent most of her life under Communist rule; and the first head of a coalition between the two major German parties since 1969. She takes over in a country that has been, in effect, without a government since May, when the outgoing chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, announced his intention to bring about new elections. Angela Merkel becomes chancellor at a moment of crisis for her country, poised between...
  • American Hiroshima – the next 9/11? (aljazeera barf alert)

    11/26/2005 3:12:03 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 31 replies · 1,496+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | Saturday 26 November 2005
    When Australian police announced recently that eight men arrested on terrorism charges were planning a bomb attack against a nuclear reactor near Sydney, many security observers elsewhere were not surprised. Officials and analysts in the United States have been warning that al-Qaida or associated groups are planning such attacks on American soil. Dubbed American Hiroshima, the plan apparently targets New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston and Washington, DC. Former US Defence Secretary William Perry says there is an even chance of a nuclear attack on the US this decade. Renowned investor Warren Buffet has...
  • Kissinger Serbia's Advisor on Kosovo Talks?

    11/20/2005 8:05:13 AM PST · by Banat · 338+ views
    B92 ^ | Nov 18 2005 | FoNet
    Kissinger Serbia's Advisor on Kosovo Talks? NEW YORK, 18 NOV 2005 -- Serbian Gov't is negotiating with former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger, hoping he will come on board and act as Serbia's chief advisor for the upcoming Kosovo talks, which will determine the future of this Serbian province, writes Belgrade-based weekly "Vreme". After years in diplomacy, Henry Kissinger retired and, in 1982, founded his own consulting firm "Kissinger & Associates", headquartered in New York City. He's been active as a geo-political analyst and a guest lecturer on university campuses the world over. Kissinger...
  • Kissinger discourages exiting Iraq early

    11/05/2005 12:13:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 436+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | CONSTANT BRAND
    Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium — Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned against an early withdrawal of U.S.-led coalition forces from Iraq, saying such a move would bolster insurgents and terrorists worldwide, causing instability across the Middle East. He also warned that European Union nations and Washington needed to find another way to get Iran to stop the development of its nuclear program, which the EU and US fear is being used to make nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Kissinger, in a speech Friday to top NATO officers and officials, said Iran's nuclear...
  • Horowitz Targeted by Communist Hit Squad

    10/31/2005 9:55:26 AM PST · by Richard Poe · 128 replies · 9,067+ views ^ | October 31, 2005 | Richard Poe
    "No free speech for fascists!" screamed two burly ruffians as they charged the stage where David Horowitz was attempting to speak. "I probably would have suffered some bodily harm," Horowitz later wrote on his blog. Luckily, he writes, about half a dozen supporters "sprang to my rescue and beat the living crap out of the two deserving reds, dragging them unceremoniously from the theater." (1)Mr. Horowitz was fortunate. But he remains a target. We now know that the October 21 attack at the Liberty Film Festival in Los Angeles was no random event. It is part of a wider effort, orchestrated...
  • Today's anti-Bush hatefest in New York

    11/02/2005 7:10:24 PM PST · by Rona58 · 43 replies · 1,804+ views
    Hot off the digital camera, pictures of the action today at Union Square. A communist front organization, The World Can't Wait, sponsored and organized today's protest. The theme was RESIST OR DIE: DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME. There were a few of us there counter-protesting as well. Also here are pictures from the Support our Troops and their Mission weekend in DC in September.
  • Kissinger: Americans Feeling Like Iraq Is Vietnam

    08/15/2005 10:32:33 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 37 replies · 846+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/15/05
    Henry Kissinger said he has "a very uneasy feeling” that some of the same factors that damaged support for the Vietnam War are re-emerging in the war in Iraq. "For me, the tragedy of Vietnam was the divisions that occurred in the United States that made it, in the end, impossible to achieve an outcome that was compatible with the sacrifices that had been made,” the former Secretary of State, an architect of the U.S. war in Southeast Asia, told CNN’s "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.” Support for the war in Iraq has dropped in recent polls. The latest CNN/USA...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 August 2005

    08/14/2005 4:53:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 572 replies · 14,560+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 14 August 2005 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, August 14th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalil-zad. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Khalilzad; Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. THIS WEEK (ABC): Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; Khalilzad; former Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Thomas Hoving. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; Khalilzad; Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres; Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa; former Defense Secretary William Cohen; former Secretary of...
  • Kissinger: Lessons for an Exit Strategy

    08/13/2005 4:42:15 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 820+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    There have been conflicting reports about the timing of American troop withdrawals from Iraq. Gen. George Casey, commander of U.S. forces there, has announced that the United States intends to begin a "fairly substantial" withdrawal of U.S. forces after the projected December elections establish a constitutional government. Other sources have indicated that this will involve 30,000 troops, or some 22 percent of U.S. forces in Iraq. Some high-level statements from Baghdad have indicated that the beginning of withdrawals may be delayed until next summer. On either schedule, progress is dependent upon improvements in the security situation and in the training...
  • WSJ: Diplomacy Is Back at the State Department!

    07/22/2005 5:29:40 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 577+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2005 | ROBERT D. BLACKWILL
    Condoleezza Rice is driving this return to diplomacy, and the deal with New Delhi reflects the extraordinary U.S. diplomatic activism that has characterized her brief time in office: a commitment to ease the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, where she has just spent two days; intense efforts to promote a successful Israeli withdrawal from Gaza; a systematic strategy to increase international support for Iraq; a renewed diplomatic presence in Asia through a series of bilateral visits to the region by the secretary and her senior colleagues; a resumption of the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program; full support for...
  • Kissinger advisor for Unocal and CNOCC

    07/13/2005 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Toronto-- Tomorrow is D-Day for the Republic of China gaining a toehold in the American business world. Thursday is the day when the battle between Chevron corp. and CNOOC over Unocal Corp. is set to come to a head with the U.S. company’s board due to decide whether to back the Chinese group’s US$18.5-billion bid and withdraw support for Chevron’s US$16.6-billion cash-and-share offer, says the Financial Times. "The Unocal board’s decision is crucial to the outcome of CNOOC’s attempt to challenge Chevron–a move that has sparked a barrage of opposition from U.S. politicians." CNOOC’s offer will be the subject of...
  • US was wary of Chinese moves against India in ’71

    07/06/2005 2:55:44 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 1 replies · 217+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 0039 hours IST
    WASHINGTON, JULY 5: In the midst of the crisis brewing in then East Pakistan in 1971, the US had stated that it would take a ‘‘grave view’’ of any Chinese military move against India. Nine years after the ’62 Chinese aggression against India, Washington felt it was possible the Chinese would intervene in an Indo-Pak war. Five months before the creation of Bangladesh, the possible Chinese threat to India was discussed in detail in New Delhi on July 7, 1971, by Defence Minister Jagjivan Ram, Defence Secretary K.B. Lall, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and US Ambassador to India...
  • Kissinger regrets remarks(regrets use of abusive language against indians)

    07/02/2005 4:53:28 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 11 replies · 632+ views
    hindustantimes ^ | July 1, 2005
    EXPRESSING REGRET for the use of abusive language against former PM Indira Gandhi in particular and Indians in general in 1971, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said the remarks had to be seen in the context of the Cold War prevailing at that time. He told NDTV the use of strong language was a “one-time event” and he actually held Indira in “high regard”. He was also a “strong supporter and promoter” of a close relationship between India and the US. “In any event I regret these words were used. I have extremely high regard for Mrs Gandhi...
  • Kissinger 'Regrets' 1971 Comments on India

    07/01/2005 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Wiz · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2005 Jul 1 | Neelesh Misra
    NEW DELHI - Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who derided India and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a private 1971 conversation with President Nixon, expressed regret in an interview aired Friday and insisted the comments be viewed in the context of Cold War politics. Kissinger told the New Delhi Television channel that Nixon's reference to Gandhi as an "old witch" — a comment revealed earlier this week in transcripts of Oval Office tapes and newly declassified documents — was "Nixon language." "This was not a formal conversation. This was somebody letting off steam at the end of a meeting...
  • America’s scorn for India on show

    06/30/2005 7:31:38 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 103 replies · 1,403+ views
    Deccan Herald ^ | June 30, 2005 | L K Sharma
    At a time when India and the US keep hailing the present “new era” in their relationship, just released classified papers pertaining to the 1969-1972 period prove that it is indeed a revolutionary new era! The documents declassified by the State Department and the transcripts of the Oval Office tapes cover the period when in private, President Richard Nixon was abusing Indira Gandhi and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger was insulting Indians. The cold war blinded the US to India’s democracy and other virtues. Even though it was not a communist country, India was still seen as evil. Pakistan...
  • Indira an ‘old witch’ and Indians ‘bastards’

    06/30/2005 1:07:09 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 23 replies · 641+ views
    The Statesman ^ | June 29 2005
    Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 29. — President Richard Nixon referred privately to Indira Gandhi as an ‘‘old witch’’ and national security adviser Mr Henry Kissinger insulted Indians in general, according to transcripts of Oval Office tapes and newly declassified documents. Nixon and Mr Kissinger met in the Oval Office on the morning of 5 November, 1971, to discuss Nixon’s conversation with Indira Gandhi the day before. ‘‘We really slobbered over the old witch,’’ Nixon told Mr Kissinger, according to a transcript of their conversation released yesterday as part of a State Department compilation of significant documents involving American foreign policy....
  • The Red emperor's new clothes

    06/27/2005 2:08:32 PM PDT · by TheMole · 6 replies · 1,686+ views
    Japan Times ^ | June 26, 2005 | KEVIN RAFFERTY
          HOME     The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles THE ASIAN BOOKSHELF The Red emperor's new clothesLatest study on Mao exposes the true scale of his oppression By KEVIN RAFFERTY MAO, THE UNKNOWN STORY, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. Jonathan Cape, 2005, 814 pp., £25 (cloth). It is savagely ironic that just when China is viciously attacking Japan for trying to rewrite its history, here is a book that claims that the whole official history of the revered founding father of Communist China is a myth written to cover up the evil of a monster....
  • 'Indians are bastards anyway' - Kissinger (1971)

    06/22/2005 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 29 replies · 1,182+ views
    HUA HIN, Thailand - Indians are "a slippery, treacherous people", said president Richard Nixon. "The Indians are bastards anyway. They are the most aggressive goddamn people around," echoed his assistant for national security affairs, Henry Kissinger. The setting: a White House meeting on July 16, 1971, during the run-up to the India-Pakistan war which ultimately led to the birth of Bangladesh, erstwhile East Pakistan. The US State Department recently declassified some of the Nixon White House tapes and secret documents that bring to light the way in which the Nixon administration went about the Bangladesh saga, reflecting the potential of...
  • Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola Nature, Accident, or Intentional?

    06/18/2005 8:01:21 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 43 replies · 1,198+ views
    Tetrahedron Inc ^ | Labor Day 1996 | Leonard G. Horowitz
    I've bumped into this article on many websites doing searchs. I have no idea if this is propaganda or not. I'm posting for input. A Speech Before the Citizens Against Legal Loopholes Rally The Capitol Mall, Washington, D.C. Labor Day Weekend, 1996 By Leonard G. Horowitz President, Tetrahedron Inc. a nonprofit educational corporation P.O. Box 402, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966 Dear Friends and Patriots, My name is Dr. Len Horowitz, and some time ago, probably like many of you, I considered myself a lifelong liberal democrat. Fortunately, or unfortunately, that part of me died. When I realized the forces behind so-called...
  • China: Containment Won't Work - Kissinger

    06/13/2005 9:48:03 AM PDT · by AFPhys · 34 replies · 1,276+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2005 | Henry Kissinger
    …ambivalence has suddenly reemerged. Various officials, members of Congress and the media are attacking China's policies, from the exchange rate to military buildup The rise of China -- and of Asia -- will, over the next decades, bring about a substantial reordering of the international system Military imperialism is not the Chinese style. Clausewitz, the leading Western strategic theoretician, addresses the preparation and conduct of a central battle. Sun Tzu, his Chinese counterpart, focuses on the psychological weakening of the adversary. China seeks its objectives by careful study, patience and the accumulation of nuances U.S. policy in Asia must not...
  • Henry Kissinger: Conflict is not an option (Relations Between China and the U.S.)

    06/09/2005 5:40:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 743+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | June 9, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger
    NEW YORK The relationship between the United States and China is beset by ambiguity. On the one hand, seven presidents have affirmed the importance of cooperative relations with China and a commitment to a one-China policy.   Nevertheless, ambivalence has suddenly re-emerged. Various U.S. officials, members of Congress and the news media are attacking China's policies, from the exchange rate to military buildup, much of it in a tone implying that China is on some sort of probation.   Before continuing on this subject, I must point out that the consulting company I chair advises clients with business interests around...