Inspirational quotes from Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger has been an advisor (officially or unofficially) to every president since Eisenhower, except for John F. Kennedy, who did not want Kissinger near the White House.
Kennedy declared that Kissinger's policies were (and perhaps Kissinger himself was) "insane".
Richard Nixon, however, thought he was such a great asset that he not only put Kissinger on as National Security Advisor, but made him Secretary of State as well.
While Nixon and Congress were preoccupied with Watergate, Kissinger was busy running U.S. foreign policy, hopping around the globe making secretive closed-door deals with foreign countries.
When Gerald Ford took office, he drastically diminished Kissinger's role. Ford considered this move to be his “most important contribution” to foreign policy.
Bob Woodward’s new book, “State of Denial,” portrays Kissinger as the single most frequent outside adviser to President Bush on foreign policy.
A master of secrecy and deception, some say it was quite logical that George Bush chose Kissinger to head the 9/11 investigations.
Shortly after taking the post, Kissinger resigned when a legal opinion from the Senate Ethics Committee said that all members of the commission would have to comply with Congressional financial disclosure requirements.
Senator Harry Reid, Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, stated "There were too many conflicts of interest for him to lead this task. I knew he would never disclose that information."
Over the years, Kissinger has worked closely with Nelson, then David Rockefeller.
He was instrumental in the design and implementation of the successful CIA operation that installed Gen. Pinochet (September 11, 1973) as dictator of Chile, thus preserving Rockefeller business interests.
Over 3000 people were killed in this violent overthrow of Chile's democracy.
Without further ado, here are more inspirational quotes from Henry Kissinger:
"It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination."
-- Statement at a National Security Council meeting in 1975.
"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people.
The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."
-- As Secretary of State under Richard Nixon, about Chile prior to the CIA overthrow of the democratically elected government of socialist President Salvadore Allende in 1973
"I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas.
And I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy."
-- Appearing on CNBC, 13th Dec 2000
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."
-- "The Final Days" by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, page 194 to line 14 of page 195.
“Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.”
"Why should we flagellate ourselves for what the Cambodians did to each other?"
-- Commenting on the massive U.S. bombing of Cambodia in 1973, which killed three-quarters of a million peasants and disrupted Cambodian society, setting the stage for Pol Pot to come to power and ultimately kill another one-and-a-half million people.
"Wouldn't have mattered very much. If the Vietnam domino had fallen then, no great loss."
-- When asked "What if the United States had allowed Vietnam to go communist after World War II?"
"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
"The true conservative is not at home in social struggle. He will attempt to avoid unbridgeable schism, because he knows that a stable social structure thrives not on triumphs but on reconciliations."
"What we in America call terrorists are really groups of people that reject the international system..."
-- At a May 31, 2007 conference in Istanbul Turkey
And now, I'll leave you with these inspiring thoughts to lift your hopes toward the future:
(If you don't understand the meaning of this, you are part of the problem.)
"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow
they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from
beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all
peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing
every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will willingly
be relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government."
-- In an address to the Bilderberg group meeting at Evian, France, on May 21, 1991, as transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates.