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Henry Kissinger, American diplomat and Nobel winner, dead at 100

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I remember “peace with honor” which was neither.

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Kissinger was one of the fundamental creators of the monster we call China today.

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He dies right when the messes he created are about to blow up....

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Kissinger was one of the fundamental creators of the monster we call China today.

Not his fault, we didn’t see the writing on the wall, we should have back in 1999

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It's going to be interesting how historians judge him by 2050, when power has shifted and doing bad things to expand and extend the power of the White Bloc becomes seen in the same light doing bad things to expand and extend the power of the Soviet Bloc have been for decades.

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Let God be his judge now.

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Apparently he advised former President Trump on more than one occasion. I don't recall whether Trump ever mentioned these meetings or what advice he was given.

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He dies right when the messes he created are about to blow up....

Welcome to the thought process of everyone in politics.

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Apologists will have to decide whether they love his surrender with Russia policy or his Iraq War policy more.

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He dies right when the messes he created are about to blow up....

Not just him. Clinton is also responsible in creating China what it is today, don’t you stop with Kissinger.

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Not just him. Clinton is...

Here we go... More whataboutery.

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Rest in Peace, dear Dr. Kissinger was China's long time old friend, a great uncle with wisdom. Our hearts and silence goes to you.

I think we should name the highway from Beijing airport to the city central to be Dr. Kissinger Way to honour such a great man. His name will be printed in every Chinese student history books!

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elephant200 tells us all we need to know about Kissinger.

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Here we go... More whataboutery.

No, more like, let's blame one side and skip other the other.

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elephant200Today 12:14 pm JST

Rest in Peace, dear Dr. Kissinger was China's long time old friend, a great uncle with wisdom. Our hearts and silence goes to you.

I think we should name the highway from Beijing airport to the city central to be Dr. Kissinger Way to honour such a great man. His name will be printed in every Chinese student history books!

Since there is nothing else positive in China to celebrate, I guess whatever floats your boat.

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He seemed very pro-Communist China - right up to the very end when the visited Tyrant Xi.

The USA should never have normalized relations with Communist China. Should have starved them of relations and money.

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At least he wasn’t as bad as McNamara.

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A terrible man. He lived a long and happy life but due to his actions many thousands did not have that chance.

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Good riddance.

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Good point Brent. At least McNamara demonstrated he had a conscience. The conduct of this cabal in south east asia shocks the conscience.

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I'm not about to blame the Vietnam war on Kissinger unless he was instrumental in the Chennault affair.

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He's dead now. They have plenty to do compiling Russia's war crimes.

That won't take long.... The Israelis have killed more women and children in 8 weeks than Russia has injured in 18 months.

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lol for all of Henry's baggage you had to go there. China was seen as a strategic partner then against the Soviet Union just as the US sees India today against China. It's simple international relations theory. Take it or not.

In the interim China has developed and created incredible wealth shared by both the Chinese people and American companies like Apple, Nvidia and GM while also benefitting stock holders.

Henry did cash in on his connections in China with Kissinger Group to make millions, that's undeniable, yet fully American.

Kissinger was one of the fundamental creators of the monster we call China today.

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While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships, especially in Latin America.

Kissinger, a lucky man to have lived under a period of American hegemony insulating him from consequences for the crimes against humanity he helped to bring about.

And while bringing in tin pot dictators, death squads and neo-liberalism to the region today those on the right argue the problems of Latin America stem from "socialism".

And Indochina suffered from not enough ordinance dropped upon it.

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I read one USA based online free paper earlier, there were hundreds of comments about this, and not one of them was good. Most said 'good riddance' ......along with other very choice adjectives.

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While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships, especially in Latin America. In his latter years, his travels were circumscribed by efforts by other nations to arrest or question him about past U.S. foreign policy.

As one of those responsible for CIA's "Operation Condor", which killed and disappeared thousands and thousands of innocent people in Latin America, this man has to give a big accounts to God in his own Judgment..

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TokyoLivingToday 02:00 pm JST

While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships, especially in Latin America. In his latter years, his travels were circumscribed by efforts by other nations to arrest or question him about past U.S. foreign policy.

As one of those responsible for CIA's "Operation Condor", which killed and disappeared thousands and thousands of innocent people in Latin America, this man has to give a big accounts to God in his own Judgment..

There's no need to be jealous.

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Bon voyage to where ever you came from.

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Kissinger, a lucky man to have lived under a period of American hegemony insulating him from consequences for the crimes against humanity he helped to bring about. 

No blame to the French? Letting the North Vietnamese off the hook?

And while bringing in tin pot dictators, death squads and neo-liberalism to the region today those on the right argue the problems of Latin America stem from "socialism". 

Whole different dynamic that has utterly failed.

And Indochina suffered from not enough ordinance dropped upon it.

And they are doing well today with renewed partnership with the U.S., full circle.

RIP great man.

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Millions owe their death and suffering to this architect of mass murder. As time passes and American power wanes, he will be judged as a heartless bureaucrat of Eichmann's ilk for whom human lives were no more than numbers. He'll be feted in death with pomp and circumstance and lauded for his "services" to his adopted country and to international "peace" with encomiums by all the usual suspects. But history will not remember him kindly for the trail of death and destruction he left in the wake of his long life which left us with the lesson that you can get away with murder if it's done in the name of the state.

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Died with blood on his hands, and some more too. His type of policies is no longer acceptable and no longer understood by Generation Z.

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kintsugiToday 03:18 pm JST

Died with blood on his hands, and some more too. His type of policies is no longer acceptable and no longer understood by Generation Z.

There is a lot that Gen Z doesn't understand. It is as if no one tried to teach them history and why we have nations.

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Died with blood on his hands, and some more too. His type of policies is no longer acceptable and no longer understood by Generation Z.

I don’t even think the Gen Z group knows anything else other than Tik Tok and Worldstar and loud K-pop

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“Henry Kissinger, how I'm missing yer

You're the Doctor of my dreams

With your crinkly hair and your glassy stare

And your Machiavellian schemes

I know they say that you are very vain

And short and fat and pushy

But at least you're not insane

Henry Kissinger

How I'm missing yer

And wishing you were here"

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