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  • Obama Plans Major Shifts to Reduce Nuclear Arsenal

    02/18/2009 1:11:39 PM PST · by mojitojoe · 36 replies · 976+ views
    Newmax.com ^ | 2/16/09 | Dave Eberhart
    If he has his way, President Barack Obama will dramatically change the nuclear weapons policy of the U.S. – leaving behind Cold War doctrine and looking to a model of a minimal nuclear arsenal -- just ominous enough to do the job of deterrence. Obama may be mired in the economic stimulus debate, but the clock is also relentlessly ticking on some volatile policy decisions regarding the nation’s aging nuclear arsenal – the stuff of that deterrence. Foreign nations, friend and foe, are poised to discover Obama’s nuclear agenda, while some critics within the U.S. are fearful that the new...
  • The Chance for a New World Order

    02/10/2009 6:04:39 PM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies · 507+ views
    Harold Tribune ^ | 2/10/09 | Henry Kissinger
    As the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy. That opportunity involves a seeming contradiction. On one level, the financial collapse represents a major blow to the standing of the United States. While American political judgments have often proved controversial, the American prescription for a world financial order has generally been unchallenged. Now disillusionment with the United States' management of it is widespread. At the same time, the magnitude of the debacle...
  • Cold warrior Henry Kissinger woos Russia for Barack Obama

    02/05/2009 5:52:41 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies · 692+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/6/2009 | Adrian Blomfield, Moscow
    Henry Kissinger, the pioneer of Cold War detente during the Nixon era, has made a return to frontline politics after President Barack Obama reportedly sent him to Moscow to win backing from Vladimir Putin's government for a nuclear disarmament initiative. The Daily Telegraph has learned that the 85-year-old former US secretary of state met President Dmitry Medvedev for secret negotiations in December. According to Western diplomats, during two days of talks the octogenarian courted Russian officials to win their support for Mr Obama's initiative, which could see Russia and the United States each slashing their nuclear warheads to 1,000 warheads....
  • The chance for a new world order [Henry Kissinger]

    01/19/2009 7:12:19 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies · 969+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | January 12, 2009 | Henry Kissinger
    As the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy. That opportunity involves a seeming contradiction. On one level, the financial collapse represents a major blow to the standing of the United States. While American political judgments have often proved controversial, the American prescription for a world financial order has generally been unchallenged. Now disillusionment with the United States' management of it is widespread. At the same time, the magnitude of the debacle...
  • Chorus call for New World Order

    01/12/2009 6:49:13 AM PST · by BGHater · 9 replies · 535+ views
    The August Review ^ | 10 Jan 2009 | The August Review
    In economic and financial desperation, leaders around the globe are openly calling for the creation of a "New World Order," including prominent "old guard" members of the Trilateral Commission. Is the baby about to be born? The return of the Trilateral undead It's not accidental that so many of the original members of the Trilateral Commission, all of whom are now well into their 80's, have returned to dance in the limelight once again. TC Members like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paul Volker and Brent Scowcroft, for instance. On January 5, 2009, Henry Kissinger was interviewed by CNBC on the...
  • Red Chinese Celebrate at New York Stock Exchange

    01/10/2009 10:52:57 AM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 538+ views
    AIM ^ | 07 Jan 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Henry Kissinger made headlines on January 5 by proclaiming Barack Obama to be the architect of a “New World Order.” He told CNBC that “His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.” But even more important than this eye-opening statement was where Kissinger made it―the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Kissinger, a former Secretary of State, was alongside Stephen Orlins, president of the U.S. National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and two Chinese officials,...
  • Kissinger, Putin, and the "New World Order"

    01/10/2009 7:45:47 AM PST · by standingfirm · 20 replies · 1,434+ views
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 1-9-09 | William F. Jasper
    Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, has declared that "you don't ever want a crisis to go to waste." As reported here yesterday, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been busy lately promoting the idea that Obama should move quickly once in the White House to turn various economic and political crises into opportunities to create a "new world order." (The words are Kissinger's.) Kissinger, never one to let a crisis got to waste, has been busy on an important new-world-order project in Russia with Vladimir Putin. Although it has gone virtually unreported in the U.S. media,...
  • Kissinger proclaims Obama to be the architect of a NWO

    01/09/2009 8:54:56 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 106 replies · 2,848+ views
    youtube video ^ | Jan. 5 2009 | youtube video
    Henry Kissinger made headlines on January 5 by proclaiming Barack Obama to be the architect of a “New World Order.” He told CNBC that “His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it isn’t just a crisis.” But even more important than this eye-opening statement was where Kissinger made it―the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Kissinger, a former Secretary of State, was alongside Stephen Orlins, president of the U.S. National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and two Chinese officials,...
  • Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order'

    01/06/2009 11:15:00 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies · 2,195+ views
    World net Daily ^ | January 06, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    According to Henry Kissinger, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary of state under President Nixon, conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of "a New World Order." Kissinger has long been an integral figure in U.S. foreign policy, holding positions in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. Author of over a dozen books on foreign policy, Kissinger was also named by President Bush as the chairman of the Sept. 11 investigatory commission. Kissinger made the remark in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" hosts Mark...
  • Blood for Global Peace, Blood for Power Elites

    01/07/2009 8:06:10 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | January 07, 2009 | Stacey Harris
    The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets - John D. RockefellerKissinger is ecstatic about all the death and the destruction going on in the world since it simply provides a means towards the higher end of establishing a "new world order". Check out the following video where Kissinger says: "The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously," Kissinger responded. "You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can't really say there is one problem, that it's...
  • Blood for Global Peace, Blood for Power Elites

    01/06/2009 11:34:00 PM PST · by The Conservative Yogini · 3 replies · 308+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets - John D. Rockefeller Kissinger is ecstatic about all the death and the destruction going on in the world since it simply provides a means towards the higher end of establishing a "new world order". Check out the following video where Kissinger says: "The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously," Kissinger responded. "You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can't really say there is one problem, that it's...
  • Kissinger: Obama primed to create 'New World Order

    01/06/2009 8:51:11 PM PST · by jetxnet · 27 replies · 1,326+ views
    ""The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously," Kissinger responded. "You have India, Pakistan; you have the jihadist movement. So he can't really say there is one problem, that it's the most important one. But he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis."
  • Kissinger: ‘Great Progress Has Been Made in Iraq’

    12/06/2008 8:16:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 579+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | Friday, December 05, 2008 | By Nicholas Ballasy
    Dr. Henry Kissinger, who served as the National Security Advisor and later the Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, told CNSNews.com Tuesday that “great progress has been made” in Iraq during the last year and the country can participate again in the “international system” on a “better basis” than before the war....
  • Team of Heavyweights

    12/05/2008 12:53:01 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 3 replies · 364+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2008 | Henry A. Kissinger
    President-elect Barack Obama has appointed an extraordinary team for national security policy. On its face, it violates certain maxims of conventional wisdom: that appointing to the Cabinet individuals with an autonomous constituency, and who therefore are difficult to fire, circumscribes presidential control; that appointing as national security adviser, secretary of state and secretary of defense individuals with established policy views may absorb the president's energies in settling disputes among strong-willed advisers.
  • Henry Kissinger to Iraq in 1975: "We Can Reduce Israel's Size"

    11/12/2008 5:45:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 445+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | Fall, 2006
    Henry Kissinger to Iraq in 1975: "We Can Reduce Israel's Size" Middle East QuarterlyFall 2006, pp. 71-78 Print Send RSS Preface by Kenneth W. SteinThe December 1975 memorandum of conversation between U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger and Iraqi foreign minister Sa'dun Hammadi reflects deep U.S.-Iraqi tensions at a time when Baghdad was widely considered the most radical Arab capital. It also reveals Kissinger's effort to soften Baghdad's hard-line views toward Washington.Bilateral tension was entrenched. Before 1958, Iraq had been part of the U.S.-sponsored Baghdad pact, an anti-Soviet alliance, but Iraq's 1958 Republican Revolution deeply changed the Iraqi policy. General...
  • Once More, With Humor (McCain & Obama meet tonight at Al Smith dinner)

    10/16/2008 1:47:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 2,044+ views
    WITL ^ | October 16, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Just a reminder that -- fresh off their tense final debate (fullvideo) -- the presidential contenders will make their last joint appearance of the campaign at tonight's Al Smith Dinner in New York. Now in its 63rd year, the white-tie barb-fest at the Waldorf-Astoria benefits Catholic Charities of the Big Apple archdiocese. Hosted by the city's archbishop -- who'll be flanked by John McCain and Barack Obama at the center of the traditional multi-tiered dais -- the event takes its name in tribute to the son of the Lower East Side tenements who rose to become the Empire State's...
  • Disregarding Henry

    09/28/2008 4:59:56 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 577+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 28, 2008 | Christopher Hitchens
    Both candidates kowtowed to the disgraceful Kissinger. Only Obama cited him correctly ___ This enabled CBS to tack on a post-interview fact-check moment, confirming that Henry Kissinger did indeed favor such talks with such regimes "without preconditions." This cannot have been hard to do, since only last week at a forum at George Washington University, consisting of himself and four other former secretaries of state, Kissinger had told his audience: "Well, I am in favor of negotiations with Iran. And one utility of negotiation is to put before Iran our vision of a Middle East, of a stable Middle East,...
  • Fox News Video- Kissinger Answers Obama v McCain

    09/27/2008 9:02:28 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,289+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/27/08
    Kissinger Answers Obama v McCain Not good news for Obama.
  • Barack Obama Fabricates Stories At First Presidential Debate (Video)

    09/27/2008 11:01:01 AM PDT · by Quaker · 11 replies · 727+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 27, 2008 | George
    Henry Kissinger Chastises Barack Obama for lying about him at the First Presidential Debate. Obama Claims that Kissinger endorses the strategy that the U.S. should engage in talks with the Iranians at the Presidential level.
  • MCCAIN'S MARSHALL MCLUHAN MOMENT!

    09/27/2008 10:14:47 AM PDT · by hecht · 7 replies · 766+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFo5Ky8YE8c Remember the Marshall McLuhan scene in "Annie Hall". Well McCain and Henry Kissinger just replicated that last night. MCCAIN: By the way, my friend, Dr. Kissinger, who's been my friend for 35 years, would be interested to hear this conversation and Senator Obama's depiction of his -- of his positions on the issue. I've known him for 35 years. And I guarantee you he would not -- he would not say that presidential top level.
  • Henry Sez: Shame On You Barack!

    09/27/2008 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Quaker · 7 replies · 688+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 27, 2008 | Quaker
    (Henry Kissinger's Unhappy with Obama)
  • Kissinger Says Obama Wrong on Kissinger's Position in Debate Tonight

    09/27/2008 5:24:33 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 32 replies · 1,301+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 09/27/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Here is something that the media should focus on. In the debates tonight, Barack Obama said that even Henry Kissinger agreed with Obama that on a presidential level a diplomatic meeting with as rogue a leader as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a good idea. McCain immediately said that this was not true, but the issue wasn't further addressed in the debate. Well, now Henry Kissinger himself is attempting to set the record straight. Kissinger says that Obama was wrong, McCain was right. Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has a short post to this effect on his TheBlog entry.Kissinger Unhappy...
  • Fact Check: Kissinger Defends McCain's Iran Stance

    09/27/2008 5:15:03 AM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 910+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | September 26, 2008 | staff
    ABC News' Kirit Radia Reports: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to the defense of longtime friend Sen. John McCain following Friday's presidential debate saying he "would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level." "Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations...
  • Did Katie Couric Lie About What Kissinger Said After Palin Interview?

    09/27/2008 2:30:44 AM PDT · by HD1200 · 42 replies · 2,823+ views
    One might think so after Kissinger supports McCain
    Ms. Couric reminded the governor that she recently met with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who supports direct diplomacy with both countries. “Are you saying Henry Kissinger is naďve?” Ms. Couric asked. Ms. Palin replied, “I’ve never heard Henry Kissinger say, ‘Yeah, I’ll meet with these leaders without preconditions being met.’ ”
  • Freep my private poll, Well be talking about which of these one the longest, Obama's bracelet etc

    09/26/2008 10:37:40 PM PDT · by steve0 · 3 replies · 571+ views
    You can vote multiple times in this one. Taken the pulse of Freeper.
  • Kissinger Says Obama Wrong on Kissinger's Position in Debate Tonight

    09/26/2008 9:28:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,218+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 26, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Here is something that the media should focus on. In the debates tonight, Barack Obama said that even Henry Kissinger agreed with Obama that on a presidential level a diplomatic meeting with as rogue a leader as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a good idea. McCain immediately said that this was not true, but the issue wasn't further addressed in the debate. Well, now Henry Kissinger himself is attempting to set the record straight. Kissinger says that Obama was wrong, McCain was right. Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has a short post to this effect on his TheBlog entry. Kissinger...
  • TWS Exclusive: Kissinger Unhappy About Obama

    09/26/2008 8:08:21 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 91 replies · 5,711+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/26/08 | Weekly Standard
    Henry Kissinger believes Barack Obama misstated his views on diplomacy with US adversaries and is not happy about being mischaracterized. He says: "Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality."
  • Sarah Palin Takes New York

    09/25/2008 7:38:56 PM PDT · by mondonico · 47 replies · 2,561+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 25, 2008 | ABC News
    Photos of Gov. Palin's NY visit.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (Many photos) 9-23-2008

    09/23/2008 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 2,152+ views
    White House and other sources ^ | September 23, 2008
    This morning President Bush addressed the United Nations general assembly for the last time. Transcript After the address he and the first Lady met with some political dissident at Governors Island in New York City Transcript Vice President Cheney attended a weekly House Republican conferencemeeting on Capitol Hill Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testified today on Capitol Hill before the Armed Forces Committee on Afghanistan and Iraq Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin met this morning in New York City with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. She also met with Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger...
  • China's Love Affair With Richard Nixon

    08/27/2008 10:35:50 PM PDT · by robertvance · 11 replies · 144+ views
    TeachAbroadChina.com ^ | 8/28/2008 | Robert Vance
    "I have never heard of Watergate," a close friend told me a few days ago. "All I know is that Nixon was the first president of America to connect with China. He was a great man." There are very few Americans from the past 50 years who Chinese people will laud and defend as ardently as Richard Nixon. To the Chinese, Nixon’s historic visit to Beijing in the winter of 1972 was an early landmark in China’s quest to 'open doors' and promote development.The visit is also remembered fondly by many here as the first time that an American head...
  • The Jewish key to Henry Kissinger

    06/02/2008 1:03:31 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 115+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | May 28, 2008 | Niall Ferguson
    To say that Henry Kissinger is the most controversial of twentieth-century American Secretaries of State would be an understatement. No other holder of that office has inspired opprobrium of the sort heaped on Kissinger by journalists such as Seymour Hersh and Christopher Hitchens. The latter’s polemic, The Trial of Henry Kissinger (2002), for example, accuses Kissinger of having “ordered and sanctioned the destruction of civilian populations, the assassination of inconvenient politicians, the kidnapping and disappearance of soldiers and journalists and clerics who got in his way”. Hitchens offers no explanation of his subject’s alleged record of “promiscuous violence abroad and...
  • Documents: Chairman Mao proposed sending 10 million Chinese women to US

    05/14/2008 5:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 191+ views
    ABS-CBN/Agence France-Presse ^ | February 13, 2008
    WASHINGTON - Chinese leader Mao Zedong proposed sending 10 million Chinese women to the United States, in talks with top envoy Henry Kissinger in 1973, according to documents released Tuesday. The powerful chairman of the Chinese Communist Party said he believed such emigration could kickstart bilateral trade but could also "harm" the United States with a population explosion similar to China, according to documents released Tuesday by the State Department on US-China ties between 1973 to 1976. In a long conversation that stretched way past midnight at Mao's residence on February 17, 1973, the cigar-chomping Chinese leader referred to the...
  • 5 Ex-Secretaries of State: Close Guantanamo Bay camp, open talks with Iran

    03/28/2008 2:49:08 AM PDT · by Flavius · 54 replies · 1,221+ views
    ap ^ | March 27, 2008 | Associated Press
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Five former U.S. secretaries of state are urging the next presidential administration to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open a dialogue with Iran. Each says closing the facility in Cuba would bolster America's image abroad. Regarding Iran, they say it's important to maintain contact with adversaries and allies alike.
  • 5 Ex-Chief Diplomats: Close Guantanamo [and open a dialogue with Iran........]

    03/27/2008 6:12:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 597+ views
    5 Ex-Chief Diplomats: Close Guantanamo Mar 27 08:46 PM US/Eastern By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Five former U.S. secretaries of state on Thursday urged the next presidential administration to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open a dialogue with Iran. The former chiefs of American diplomacy, who served in Democratic and Republican administrations, reached a consensus on the two issues at a conference in Athens aimed at giving the next president some bipartisan foreign policy advice. Each of them said shuttering the prison camp in Cuba would bolster America's image abroad. "It says to...
  • 'Europeans Hide Behind the Unpopularity of President Bush'

    02/20/2008 7:24:36 PM PST · by Dawnsblood · 16 replies · 249+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 2/18/08 | Spiegel
    SPIEGEL: That is not how many Europeans see it. Kissinger: Some Europeans do not want to understand that this is not an American problem alone. The consequences of such an outcome would be at least as serious for Europe as for the Americans. SPIEGEL: What does Europe not understand? Paris, London and Berlin do not see the "war on terror" as a common challenge for the West? Kissinger: I don't like the term "war on terror" because terror is a method, not a political movement. We are in a war against radical Islam that is trying to overthrow the moderate...
  • Mao offered U.S. 10 million women

    02/15/2008 10:11:54 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 44 replies · 181+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a discussion of trade in 1973, Chairman Mao Zedong made what Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger called a novel proposition: sending tens of thousands, even 10 million, Chinese women to the United States. "You know, China is a very poor country," Mao said, according to a document released by the State Department's historian office. "We don't have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands." A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. "Do you...
  • Chinopoly

    12/28/2007 10:46:56 AM PST · by Calpernia · 53 replies · 262+ views
    The New American ^ | January 7, 2008 | By: William F. Jasper
    “China will be the world’s next great nation,” declared investment and commodities guru Jim Rogers in his 2004 bestseller, Hot Commodities. The 20th century, he noted, “was the American century. The twenty-first will belong to China.” Rogers went on: Here’s how important I think China will be: My daughter, who was born in 2003, is learning Chinese. Her Chinese nanny speaks only Mandarin to her, and I suspect that she might learn Chinese before she learns English. In her lifetime, Chinese will be the most important language in the world, next to English. If you are young and ambitious,...
  • An Odd Couple: Kissinger and McCain

    12/20/2007 12:10:31 AM PST · by Norman Bates · 12 replies · 117+ views
    NY Times Politics Blog ^ | 12/19/07 | Marc Santora
    BOSTON — The setting of Senator John McCain’s event here was replete with imagery meant to play into his strengths. On the top floor of the historic Faneuil Hall, Mr. McCain and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger sat surrounded by the flags from the American Revolution, the weapons of many generations of war and the photos of the leaders of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. Directing the conversation was the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, R. James Woolsey. Without talking about Mr. McCain’s rivals, the statement was clear enough: he was showcasing his lifetime of experience...
  • Misreading the Iran Report: Why Spying and Policymaking Don't Mix (Kissinger)

    12/13/2007 7:23:34 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 497+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 13 December 2007 | Henry Kissinger
    Some brief exerpts: The extraordinary spectacle of the president's national security adviser obliged to defend the president's Iran policy against a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) raises two core issues: How are we now to judge the nuclear threat posed by Iran? How are we to judge the intelligence community's relationship with the White House and the rest of the government? Every permanent member of the U.N. Security Council has supported the request that Iran suspend its uranium enrichment program; the various countries differ on the urgency with which their recommendations should be pressed and in their willingness to impose penalties....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 September 2007

    09/23/2007 4:57:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 520 replies · 1,790+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 23 September 2007 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and filmmaker Ken Burns.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Mrs. Clinton and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mrs. Clinton. THIS WEEK (ABC): Mrs. Clinton and Burns. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Mrs. Clinton; Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt; French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner; Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski; former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
  • Saving the GOP from Itself: Duncan Hunter

    08/21/2007 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 126 replies · 1,463+ views
    Hunter's Rangers - MySpace ^ | August 20, 2007 | Alexander J. Madison
    The world changed dramatically in 1980 on the day former California Governor Ronald Reagan trounced the hapless Jimmy Carter in the Presidential election.  This was perhaps the Democratic Party's and the US media's worst nightmare ever.  Not only did America reject the "malaise" of the Carter years, but they embraced a California 'cowboy' who believed that America's best days were yet to come.  And Reagan's coattails provided the opportunity for a number of staunch conservatives to invade the halls of congress, among them, a 33 year old Vietnam combat veteran who would prove to be one of President Reagan's most...
  • The Principles of Freedom vs. Public/Private Partnerships-CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    08/19/2007 9:05:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 186 replies · 1,536+ views
    www.canadafreepress.com/ ^ | August 15, 2007 | Tom DeWeese,
    Property Rights activist and ranger, Wayne Hage said, "Either you have the right to own property or you are property." The backbone of the plan was a call for "public/private partnerships." Sustainable Development is not freedom. Not one of the three principles apply.
  • Iraq isn't Vietnam, Henry(Max Boot)

    07/22/2007 5:18:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 728+ views
    los angeles times ^ | July 22, 2007 | Max Boot
    As congress debates the war in Iraq, it's becoming clear that many lawmakers want to bring the troops home while avoiding the likely consequences -- a ruinous civil war and a calamitous victory for Iran and Al Qaeda. This has led to much pining for some kind of negotiated solution -- what the Iraq Study Group called a "new diplomatic offensive" -- that might allow us a graceful exit. Enter Henry Kissinger, the octogenarian "wise man" who is an advisor to President Bush. While rightly stressing that a "precipitate withdrawal" of U.S. forces would result in a "geopolitical calamity," he...
  • A political program to exit Iraq

    07/03/2007 7:36:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 520+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | July 2, 2007 | Henry A. Kissinger
    The war in Iraq is approaching a kind of self-imposed climax. Public disenchantment is palpable. Congress will surely press for an accelerated, if not total, withdrawal of American forces. Demands for a political solution are likely to mount. But precipitate withdrawal would produce a disaster. It would not end the war but shift it to other areas, like Lebanon or Jordan or Saudi Arabia. The war between the Iraqi factions would intensify. The demonstration of American impotence would embolden radical Islamism and further radicalize its disciples from Indonesia and India to the suburbs of European capitals. We face a number...
  • CIA Announces Declassification of 1970s 'Skeletons' File...(Drudge Title)

    06/21/2007 4:08:07 PM PDT · by RDTF · 62 replies · 2,218+ views
    GWU via Drudge Report ^ | June 21, 2007 | Thomas Blanton
    The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance, assassination plots, and human experimentation led to official investigations and reforms in the 1970s, according to declassified documents posted today on the Web by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden announced today that the Agency is declassifying the full 693-page file amassed on CIA's illegal activities by order of then-CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973--the so-called "family jewels." Only a few dozen heavily-censored pages of this file have previously been declassified, although multiple Freedom of Information...
  • Kissinger: U.S., China Can Form 'New Global Order'

    04/03/2007 1:33:33 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 105 replies · 1,953+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | April 3, 2007 | Reuters staff
    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 7:29 a.m. EDT Font size=+3>Kissinger: U.S., China Can Form 'New Global Order'Newsmax, Reporting Reuters. China's rise as a global power is inevitable and could lead to conflict unless Beijing and Washington can cooperate to create a new global order, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said on Tuesday. Kissinger first came to Beijing in 1971, on a secret mission to re-establish Sino-U.S. ties after more than two decades of diplomatic silence. Since then, economic reforms have turned China into a powerhouse. Beijing is now running a trade surplus with the United States that Washington last...
  • Henry Kissinger Backs Sen. John McCain

    03/11/2007 6:29:32 AM PDT · by red meat conservative · 32 replies · 483+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger lent his support to Republican presidential candidate John McCain at a Manhattan fundraiser Thursday. "I think that the most important quality for a president is character," Kissinger said. "All the decisions that the president has to decide, the most important ones are very close decisions. And I have great confidence that John will help us solve the toughest problem for any administration and for our country - to take us from where we are to where we haven't been, and I think John is the man to do this."
  • Was Kissinger Right?

    03/06/2007 8:14:32 AM PST · by CaptRon · 9 replies · 679+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 3/6/07 | Poweline
    A short excerpt about the U.S. abandoning its friends in SE Asia. The letter from the Cambodian Prime Minister is poignant and a lesson for today. Click on the link.
  • New Thesis on Vietnam Aimed at 2008 Election (Nixon & Kissinger not the Dems betrayed South Vietnam)

    01/30/2007 2:38:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 808+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 30, 2007 | SETH GITELL
    A new thesis about the end of the Vietnam war is making the rounds in the context of the debate over Iraq. It holds that President Nixon and Henry Kissinger — not the Democratic Congress and public opinion — were chiefly culpable in America's betrayal of South Vietnam. The managing editor of Foreign Affairs, Gideon Rose,
  • Former US Policy Honchos Call For World Free Of Nuclear Arms

    01/04/2007 11:42:12 PM PST · by DTAD · 25 replies · 620+ views
    Washington (AFP): Four top former US foreign policy officials, including ex-secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, called for a world free of nuclear weapons in an opinion piece Thursday. The article, which appears in the Wall Street Journal, is also signed by former secretary of defense William Perry and Sam Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.