Who did Henry work for, goddamn it? RT Do we need to send Henry to settle the Russians? March 4, 2014
Henry is mostly correct on Ukraine. March 6, 2014
Some of you may not realize that I have a personal relationship with Henry Kissinger.
Now, in the interests of fairness, I should admit that it is more akin to the sort of relationship that some people have with Jesus, than the one you have with your BFF: which is to say that only one party to the relationship knows it exists.
Nonetheless, over the course of the best part of four years of my life, poring over HAK's memos and conversations and briefing notes and doodles in the margins of the aforementioned, having read all volumes of his autobiography and just about every biography written about him, I feel that I have a connection with Henry Alfred Kissinger. I feel I know a little bit about how his mind works.
|Henry Kissinger (l) and me, when I used to be Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus.|
And having written previously about the parallels, as I see them, between HAK's boss and Putin (and even having had a twitter interaction with @dicknixon about it), I was surprised that Kissinger had not yet weighed in on the Ukrainian crisis. Thankfully, that wait was ended yesterday evening when an _Washington Postonline, and which is presumably in today's print edition.
Although it was still a number of years before my birth, my relationship with Kissinger ended, more or less, in the summer of 1973, just before he was sworn in as Secretary of State, so I was delighted to see that, unlike when he was just National Security Adviser in the first Nixon White House (as opposed to both NSA and Secretary of State from September 1973 to November 1975), the good folks down in Foggy Bottom appear to have taught Henry a thing or two about the power of ideas and ideologies, about which he was somewhat scornful and dismissive when he worked in the White House.
On the whole, if you rolled up my own thoughts on what has been happening in Ukraine, and combined them with decades of experience as, for better or worse, one of the world's most prominent statesmen and thinkers on international affairs, you could say that Henry and I have arrived at almost the same conclusions.
I also think it is fair to say that Henry's analysis of the current crisis has gained him some respect from those who would not normally be inclined towards him:
For the undead corpse of a soulless, Satan-spawned golem, Henry Kissinger is making a surprising amount of sense. March 5, 2014
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