It’s 9/11. Do you know where Henry Kissinger is?

11 Sep

Readers who grew up in the New York area in the 70s will remember the “It’s 10 pm. Do you know where your children are?” tagline.

 

Well, it’s 9/11, the 40th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Allende. Do you know where Henry Kissinger is?

Update (11:30 am)

Turns out, we do: he’s meeting with John Kerry about Syria.

3 Responses to “It’s 9/11. Do you know where Henry Kissinger is?”

  1. Stephen Zielinski September 11, 2013 at 4:52 am #

    Let us pray that Kissinger lives another 30 years. This is the best we can hope for given the fact that a cosmic mechanism delivering just outcomes does not exist. Let him fester.

    • BarryB September 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

      Did you note this, Corey, in that last link?

      Widely considered a godfather of U.S.-Russia relations, Kissinger served as Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford. As the nation’s top diplomat, he pioneered the idea of developing a détente, or cooperation based on shared interests, between the leaders of the world’s two nuclear superpowers.

      This is breathtakingly stupid, stating outright that no two powers previously understood, much less employed, détente. A concept well known in the pre-Christian days of the Mediterranean and MidEast, and certainly in Europe, Japan, pre-occupied North America, etc. It’s not a matter of opinion. It simply makes nonsense of both history and commonsense. Since it stands to reason many national leaders would see the importance of acting in accord in trade, territorial, and defense matters, based on a variety of perceived shared benefits.

      But hey, Kissinger can be credited with postponing the Vietnam peace talks to get his boy Tricky Dick back in office, plus the Chilean coup. When you’re vain as well as ethically tarnished, I suppose you’ll want any lie you can, however imbecilic, to prop your reputation up.

      • BarryB September 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

        …and just in case somebody thinks what he pioneered was the idea of detente between the Soviet and the US, consider taking a look at what FDR and Truman were doing with Stalin in the 40’s. Hint: it wasn’t having picnics.

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