Henry Kissinger: The World Is On the Precipice of War


Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday that Washington has rejected traditional diplomacy and in the absence of a great leader, has driven the world to the precipice of war over Ukraine and Taiwan.

An Evening with Henry Kissinger..Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and national security advisor for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 

“We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to,” he says. Could the U.S. manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other. All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that, you have to have some purpose.”

On the question of Taiwan, Mr. Kissinger worries that the U.S. and China are maneuvering toward a crisis, and he counsels steadiness on Washington’s part. “The policy that was carried out by both parties has produced and allowed the progress of Taiwan into an autonomous democratic entity and has preserved peace between China and the U.S. for 50 years,” he says. “One should be very careful, therefore, in measures that seem to change the basic structure.”

Kissinger was heavily criticized earlier this year for suggesting Ukraine give up some territory to end this war.

As for Ukraine he believes the “die has been cast” and Ukraine has to be treated as a member of NATO.

Some might disagree with the last sentence.

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7 months ago

The Puppet Masters want a war. It will take everyone’s mind off the global take over while the globalist’s utilize the war to push on to world domination. Russia has to be put in line before they can finalize Agenda 30.

The Prisoner
The Prisoner
7 months ago

Kissinger seems to always talk in riddles. He has some good points here, which can be part of his deception. A key quality of a good deceiver is to establish credibility in the audience with valid points as a setup for the invalid points (which are the goal of the talk), while omitting details that discredit the goal.

But Ukraine as part of NATO is not die cast. Kissinger as an expert in relations knows that multiple agreements called for neutrality in Ukraine, was that not a die which was cast? And if that was not a die cast, then have we cast a die for permanent bad relations with Russia?

What I see here is Kissinger doing a fake on we need to negotiate, we need to be strong, then stating we must violate our agreements with Russia. It’s classic. It’s NWO propaganda, he is good at it.

7 months ago

Liberals never have a plan because they are driven by emotion instead of Logic. This is the primary reason they can’t Govern or in most cases run a business.

Ask a Liberal why we are in Ukraine and they can’t identify one instance that is of strategic value to the United States. When it comes to Taiwan there is a Significant Strategic Interest, but a Liberal has no idea what it is. This is because College and the Main Stream Media has dumb down Liberals to that of a child. Liberals are incapable of critical thinking, their emotions always get in the way.

The people who run the Democrat Party are Psychopaths, but it’s Liberals who vote for them. Psychopaths have a plan, but it’s only for their perceived benefit.

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
7 months ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

I am uncomfortable with absolutes like “never.” But aside from that the post has merit. It does seem that Democrats generally appeal to emotions while ignoring all the facts that contradict the positions the espouse. Consider comrade Bernie and his love of the very socialism that facts show has failed again and again. I have used the term Dumbocrats, but these people are dangerously clever and master manipulators. They have been honing their craft most of my nearly all of my 80 years of life. Unfortunately it is not only liberals who voted for them, but the mass of people who are swayed by their emotional nonsense. Consider how many support abortion for the ‘women’ while ignoring the murder of the innocent children. I hope none of your ever has to counsel a ‘mother’ who realises she murdered her own child for a stupid selfish motive.