In a brand new interview published by the Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger issued a rather dire warning concerning the dangers presented by the current policy of the United States toward China and Russia.
And we all know how much the current administration completely and utterly sucks when it comes to dealing with either of those countries, so this is probably a warning we shouldn’t take lightly.
“I think that the current period has a great trouble defining a direction. It’s very responsive to the emotion of the moment,” Kissinger went on to say in his interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Reacting emotionally, especially to situations on a geopolitical scale, is pretty much the height of stupidity, along with dreadfully immature. In fact, it’s how you end up starting World War III and watching huge swaths of the population get mowed down in senseless violence.
According to a report from TheBlaze, “Kissinger, 99, served as secretary of state and national security adviser under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and has held numerous foreign policy roles since. Kissinger has long been among the foremost advocates of realpolitik: a system of politics considered to be based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations.”
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“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’s supposed to lead to,” Kissinger commented, going on to add that the U.S. should not “accelerate the tensions and to create options.”
Kissinger then went on to warn that America should be very cautious about increasing support for Taiwan.
“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 U.S. for 50 years,” he remarked. “One should be very careful, therefore, in measures that seem to change the basic structure.”
“Kissinger is among the most controversial figures in U.S. politics. He may be best known for his role in Operation Menu, which involved the secret U.S. bombing of Cambodia and Laos from 1969 to 1970. Kissinger also played a significant role in opening U.S. trade with China by making a secret trip to the country in 1971,” TheBlaze reported.
The report also noted, “The late Christopher Hitchens wrote a book-length indictment of Kissinger in 2001 titled ‘The Trial of Henry Kissinger.’ In the book, Hitchens calls for Kissinger’s prosecution ‘for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture.’ However, in a poll conducted by Foreign Policy magazine, scholars ranked Kissinger as the most effective U.S. secretary of state of the past 50 years.”
Kissinger stated in his recent interview, “I do not torture myself with things we might have done differently.”
Whether or not you like Kissinger or agree with him, at the end of the day, the one thing we can say for sure is that the Biden administration is doing a horrible job on the geopolitical scale, just as they are on the national stage here at home.
We need strong leadership. Someone like Trump or DeSantis. Anyone with a steel spine and who believes in the values our founders held will do a fantastic job.
Emotionalism is a bad thing and will do nothing but get us into trouble. That’s why we need someone who can lead from a rational perspective rather than knee-jerk emotional reactions that only lead to war.