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Henry Kissinger dismissed as CIA adviser
NEW YORK, January 11 (Itar-Tass) - The patriarch of the American diplomacy former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and a number of other experts have been dismissed from the posts of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) advisers.
The U.S. intelligence does not need their services any more, Kissinger and several other renowned experts who have contributed a lot to the glory of America were told, the Newsweek magazine reports in its latest issue.
The letters containing the straightforward notice were signed by the new CIA Director Porter Goss. The letters were sent to members of three advisory bodies at the CIA that have for many years been giving expert valuations and advice to the leadership of the American intelligence.
Besides Kissinger, the notifications were received by former CIA Directors William Webster and James Woolsey, former Senators Warren Rudman, Sam Nunn and Bob Kerrey.
Goss said in his letters that he might make contact with the former advisers in the future if he arrives at the conclusion that their further participation in the work of the advisory council of the CIA corresponds to his needs.
Asked for comment by Newsweek Former CIA Director William Webster expressed the view that Goss did not mean to hurt anyone.
Webster said in any case he does not feel offended.
Nevertheless the magazine sources say that other CIA advisers, including Kissinger, obviously were not happy to get such a treatment.
However, in response to an e-mailed request to give the assessment to the events the former secretary of state said he has no opinion on the matter.
I wonder why everyone is being removed at this time. Does Goss have an agenda? Or does he just want to start fresh?
Originally posted by Amethyst
What's that one quote that's ascribed to Kissinger? "The illegal we can do, the unconstitutional takes time"? Or something to that effect?
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Henry Kissinger, New York Times, Oct. 28, 1973
"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."
- National Security Memo 200, dated April 24, 1974 link
"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." (1970?)
"The US must carry out some act somewhere in the world which shows its determination to continue to be a world power."
-The Washington Post, April 1975 link
"Oil is much too important a commodity to be left in the hands of the Arabs."
"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."
-Henry Kissinger, appearing on CNBC, 2000-Dec-13 link
"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 people of the world will plead 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 be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
- Henry Kissinger address to the Bilderberg organization meeting at Evian, France, May 21,1992 link
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."
-Henry Kissinger statement to Bob Woodward "The Final Days (1976)