Henry Kissinger: US ‘on brink’ of War

Henry Kissinger: US ‘at Edge of War’ With Russia, China

MOSCOW (Sputnik) // RT August 14, 2022 / Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believes that Washington is teetering on the brink of war with Moscow and Beijing on the matters that the United States co-created.

“We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it is supposed to lead to,” Kissinger told the Wall Street Journal.

Could the US manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other. All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that you have to have some purpose.”

The veteran foreign policy scholar said that the Unuted States can only avoid accelerating tensions and “create options.”

As for Ukraine, Kissinger thought that in the past it was best fit to act as a buffer between Russia and the West, “something like Finland.” However, Russia’s military operation in Ukraine changed his view, making him believe that “one way or the other, formally or not, Ukraine has to be treated in the aftermath of this as a member of NATO.” The former secretary of state also argued that Russia would retain Crimea and parts of Donbass as a result of a plausible settlement with Kiev.

On the question of Taiwan, Kissinger worries that the US and China are maneuvering toward a crisis, and he counsels steadiness on Washington’s part. “The policy that was carried out by both parties has produced and allowed the progress of Taiwan into an autonomous democratic entity and has preserved peace between China and the US for 50 years,” he says. “One should be very careful, therefore, in measures that seem to change the basic structure.”

During the World Economic Forum in May, Kissinger called for a diplomatic settlement in Ukraine to restore the status quo ante bellum, i.e. the situation as it was before Russia launched its special operation on February 24.

“Henry Kissinger is warning about the dangers of US warmongering not because he has gotten saner, but because the US war machine has gotten crazier.”

Last month, Kissinger, the man who helped reestablish US-China ties in the 1970s, warned President Joe Biden against “endless confrontations” with Beijing.

“Biden and previous administrations have been too much influenced by the domestic aspects of the view of China,” Kissinger told Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait. “It is, of course, important to prevent Chinese or any other country’s hegemony.”

The 99-year-old diplomat said that geopolitics today requires “Nixonian flexibility” to help ease tensions between Washington and Beijing.

“The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” Psalm 78:9

And I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:9-10

For more, see Modern US Warmongering Is Scaring Henry Kissinger by Caitlin Johnstone

~ by Joel Huan on August 16, 2022.

2 Responses to “Henry Kissinger: US ‘on brink’ of War”

  1. I do; have you read about Operation Mockingbird?

    Operation Mockingbird “The CIA and the Media”

  2. People still read the Kremlin-controlled propaganda outlet RT? lol…

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