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"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the continent.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: CosmicAwakening
Do you really think this reality is designed that way in regards to responsibility? This reality seems pretty impressive and something like offloading karmic consequences for decisions and orders onto others seems pretty far fetched. I would bet that he received the greatest amount of karmic consequences, if indeed the order originated with him and he wasn't just a simple mouthpiece passing along the directives from above.
Interesting thought on karma though. I wonder, do the troops that provide logistics and support share in the karma of killing another human even when it was from the actions of the troops on the front?
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
I have some problems with judging Kissinger on this quote. First of all, Kissinger served in the Army, so he, himself, was a "military man." Secondly. this quote came out of the Woodward & Bernstein book "The Final Days" and the context around the quote was simply that Kissinger was throwing insulting comments at WH Chief of Staff Alexander Haig... the two men hated each other by all accounts and were perpetually slinging insults and beef at each other. In that context, which fits perfectly within what we know of the two men, Kissinger was making a statement he likely didn't personally believe purely because he knew it would sting Haig.
For those who hate Kissinger, remember... Henry Kissinger is probably the only reason Nixon didn't use nukes in Vietnam. The Nixon tapes confirm that Nixon was infatuated with the idea and, everytime he raised it as a strategy, Kissinger told him it was a bad idea that would result in a massive public and international backlash. Halderman and later Haig were not vocal proponents against that idea.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
― Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger > Quotes > Quotable Quote
Wow, this is pretty cold. If this is how he feels about our service men can you imagine what he thinks about the American people!
I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents