Is Henry Kissinger Setting Obama's Foreign Policy?
by Christopher Bollyn,
Americans who voted for the change promised by Barack Obama would probably have been disturbed to see Henry Kissinger, an 85-year-old "warhorse" from the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War era meeting with the leaders of Russia during an "informal" summit on March 19-20. Kissinger's recent meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was actually his third meeting, at least, since Medvedev was elected and his second since Obama was elected. So who's running U.S. foreign policy?
One might ask, "This is change?" Isn't Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in charge of U.S. foreign policy? What position does Henry Kissinger have in the Obama administration and why is he meeting with the Russian leadership before Clinton and Obama? Who does Henry Kissinger serve and why is he crafting U.S. foreign policy?
The best answer to these questions came directly from Obama's National Security Adviser, Jim Jones, when he spoke in Munich's Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 8, 2009:
Thank you for that wonderful tribute to Henry Kissinger yesterday. Congratulations. As the most recent National Security Advisor of the United States, I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger, filtered down through General Brent Scowcroft and Sandy Berger, who is also here. We have a chain of command in the National Security Council that exists today.
Jim Jones, Obama's National Security Adviser, admitted that he takes his daily orders from Dr. Henry Kissinger. He was not joking. His speech can be read on the White House website.
This is how the Chicago Tribune and its sister paper the Los Angeles Times explained Kissinger's recent visit to Moscow:
To "reset" relations with Russia, an old diplomatic warhorse is back on the path. Henry Kissinger, the architect of Cold War detente with the Soviet Union, met informally with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to try to smooth over a new generation of animosities between the countries.
The octogenarian Republican is an improbable emissary to push the diplomatic line of a young Democratic president. But here he was in Moscow on Friday [March 20]: Henry Kissinger, the architect of Cold War detente with the Soviet Union, meeting informally with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to try to smooth over a new generation of animosities between the two countries.
Interfax, the Russian news service, reported that the purpose of Kissinger's visit was to help organize a meeting between Obama and Medvedev and arrange Obama's visit to Moscow. The White House denied that Kissinger had been sent by President Barack Obama. "They're private citizens and not there at the behest of the White House," said an administration official, discussing the contacts on condition of anonymity. "But they did inform the White House beforehand."
Wait a minute. If the White House did not send Kissinger, but Kissinger is organizing a meeting between Presidents Obama and Medvedev, who is really running the White House and why is Kissinger discussing U.S. foreign policy with the leaders of Russia? This visit by Kissinger to Moscow is the clearest signal to that the Obama White House is controlled by Kissinger and his fellow Elders of Zion. Why else has the news of this visit been suppressed in the mainstream media.
Obama, it should be remembered, refused to comment on Israel's criminal assault on Gaza in January because he did not think it was proper, as president-elect, to voice his opinion while George W. Bush was still president. Obama said that he would "have plenty to say" about Gaza after January 20, yet he has not said anything meaningful about the situation and kept his envoy from even visiting the devastated Gaza Strip. Well, Mr. Obama, how proper is it for Henry Kissinger to speak for the United States government to the Russian leaders?
Kissinger, it should be noted, is very close to Maurice "Hank" Greenberg the former head of A.I.G., the corrupt insurance company which has funneled a large part of the incredible amount of $180 billion received from the U.S. government to private banks such as Goldman Sachs. Kissinger became chairman of A.I.G.'s International Advisory Board in 1987. Greenberg's name, like Kissinger's, is kept out of the media discussion of A.I.G., which is like talking about the development of Ford Motor Company without mentioning Henry Ford. Why is Kissinger's role in crafting U.S. policy and in the criminally corrupt A.I.G. not discussed in the U.S. media as he discusses U.S. foreign policy with Russia's leaders?