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Henry Kissinger: the West has no strategy

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Moscow saves the Middle East from a nuclear catastrophe


Henry Kissinger, who, from my point of view, still remains the wisest foreign policy analyst in the world, published in the Wall Street Journal an article entitled “How to save the Middle East from collapse” (A path out of Middle East Collapse). Today it is carefully analyzed around the world. The key idea of ​​the article: “If nuclear weapon will be fixed (in the Middle East), a catastrophic outcome will be almost inevitable. "

Obama and Europe have just handed Iran the key to making nuclear weapons. Saudi Arabia is trying to find a supplier willing to sell her nuclear weapons. Pakistan sells it. Have we not already entered the territory of the “inevitable catastrophe”?

Henry Kissinger: the West has no strategyOur crazy liberals swept through this cemetery to protect Obama. But the next president will not have such a chance. Putin recently said that “some American officials have a mess instead of brains,” and these are not just insults.

At the beginning of his article, Kissinger writes about the collapse of the balance of power in the Middle East. And since he writes with long and complex sentences, it makes sense to focus on some of his basic ideas.

1. "With the arrival of Russia in Syria, that geopolitical structure that has existed for four decades collapsed."

2. Four Arab states have ceased to function: Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. All of them are at risk of being captured by ISIS, which seeks to become a global caliphate living under Sharia law.

3. The United States and the West need a thought-out strategy. Now we do not have it.

4. To consider Iran as a normal state is to take what is desired. Over time, it can become such a state. But today, Iran "has embarked on the path leading to Armageddon."

Israel, like most countries of the world, was caught up in the maelstrom, which is why Russia went on an unprecedented military intervention in Syria. Putin defends primarily Russia.

5. “As long as ISIS exists and continues to control the geographically defined territory, it will maintain tensions in the Middle East ... The destruction of ISIL is a more urgent matter than the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad.”

6. "The United States has already allowed Russian military participation in these events." (Vladimir Putin proposed to create a new alliance of Russia and the West on the model of an alliance from the Second World War.)

Given the general lack of political will in the West, such an alliance can produce good results on the condition of Putin’s strategic transparency.

Kissinger did not mention this, but Putin watched the jihadist forces at its southern borders move closer and closer to nuclear weapons. Putin climbed to the top, fighting Chechen jihadists, in a ruthless Russian manner. Today, thousands of Chechens joined the ranks of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and soon these people may well return to Russia or Chechnya.

Imagine that thousands of fanatical suicide bombers were on your borders, and you will understand how Moscow assesses the current situation.

Conclusion: to avoid a catastrophe of a hot nuclear race in the Middle East, we need an effective alliance of the West and Russia, which, perhaps, will save the world.
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  1. USSR 1971
    USSR 1971 4 November 2015 14: 09 New
    +5
    The West has no brains. Lately. Just look at the questions and answers at press conferences ("-what is your evidence?" "I saw on the Internet!"). Exclusivity no longer works, the school of competent diplomats and competent intelligence does not work, unfortunately patients possess nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction. And I must admit, as long as international currency, as an instrument of pressure. And they have one strategy, the collapse of Russia. It does not change, no matter how disguised.
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 4 November 2015 14: 15 New
      +1
      The West has no brains. Recently.
      IS ALWAYS! IT NEVER HAPPENED! ONLY - BENEFITS, AND THIS - NOT BRAINS! AND NO SHOWERS! AND THERE WHERE NO SHOWER - NO BRAINS!
      And all of these Kissingers, etc., such as those who see clearly, such as ANALYZERS, also have no brains! They are just trying to “REPUTATION”, to cling to Putin’s clever, prudent brain, to the inevitable, proven, all obvious!
      Criticizing his dumb and dumber, his own stupidity!
      They just don’t understand that EVERYONE sees Putin’s Cleverness And all the same, they see their DIGNESS UNLIGHTED!
      D. Ebila, .... b!
      1. Sura
        Sura 4 November 2015 14: 26 New
        +1
        Simply, they themselves simply brewed it all, now they want to keep a good face in case of a bad game. As usual, all control fell out of their hands, now the elbow is close, but you can’t bite, there are not enough brains (they did not study well at school).
      2. unsinkable
        unsinkable 4 November 2015 16: 06 New
        0
        Quote: Baikonur
        D. Ebila, .... b!

        You’re cool about them, my friend. I’m scolding even cooler .yah! (Joking) But seriously, you said emotionally, but correctly.
        1. andris_74
          andris_74 5 November 2015 03: 36 New
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          This is not him, this is a quote from Sergey Lavrov)))). The smartest man.
      3. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 4 November 2015 17: 10 New
        0
        Yes, and people who have a CONSCIENCE there once or twice and miscalculated ...
        Quote: Baikonur
        The West has no brains. Recently.
        IS ALWAYS! IT NEVER HAPPENED! ONLY - BENEFITS, AND THIS - NOT BRAINS! AND NO SHOWERS! AND THERE WHERE NO SHOWER - NO BRAINS!
        And all of these Kissingers, etc., such as those who see clearly, such as ANALYZERS, also have no brains! They are just trying to “REPUTATION”, to cling to Putin’s clever, prudent brain, to the inevitable, proven, all obvious!
        Criticizing his dumb and dumber, his own stupidity!
        They just don’t understand that EVERYONE sees Putin’s Cleverness And all the same, they see their DIGNESS UNLIGHTED!
        D. Ebila, .... b!
      4. hydrox
        hydrox 4 November 2015 19: 14 New
        +4
        Quote: Baikonur
        And all of these Kissingers, etc., such as those who see clearly, such as ANALYZERS, also have no brains!


        Kissinger is so much our enemy that he will never see clearly NEVER!
        However, Henry belongs to the very top of the World Pr-va. and he is so old and wise that he is allowed to say EVERYTHING!
        And rightly so: how else will the World Pr-in convey to everyone what it wants - that’s what they attract to their side millions of rotary freebie liberals who don’t realize that they reveal their tasks to them GLOBAL, but at the same time they are not at all interested in the fate of countries, peoples and states.
        And we definitely need to know their goals and objectives not for years, not for decades, but for centuries, so that we can build our strategies against adversaries.
        And in this, old Henry really helps really smart people make the right and long-range decisions.
        And what Russia is doing in BV is really a BASIC decision.
        1. DobryAAH
          DobryAAH 4 November 2015 21: 04 New
          +1
          Less attention should be paid to chatter, more to business. And on business, the West conserves the conflict in Ukraine, until better times. He continues to advance weapons to our borders, and Russia needs him to get out to his mother.
    2. ava09
      ava09 4 November 2015 16: 02 New
      +2
      Quote: USSR 1971
      The West has no brains. Recently.


      The West has so many brains that it’s enough to hide their presence. If only politicians are taken into account, this may be partly true. But the West is controlled not by politicians, but by the interests of the global financial mafia.
    3. GSH-18
      GSH-18 4 November 2015 16: 13 New
      +4
      Well old man Kissinger from an old American cohort of politicians. And to deny him the presence of common sense is impossible as it is. And it has always been like that, just when he was the Secretary of State he had to broadcast and defend the American point of view with reason, this is normal. Another thing, now he is freed from this work obligation and can speak more freely.
      But the new American "figures" at least, very much do not reach the level of Kissinger.
      Hence, all this madness and hysteria that we are now observing request
      1. DV69
        DV69 4 November 2015 16: 57 New
        +5
        Another thing, now he is freed from this work obligation and can speak more freely.
        But the new American "figures" at least, very much do not reach the level of Kissinger


        I see the situation a little differently. To date, a confrontation has begun in the United States between the conservatives, whom Kissinger also represents, and the neocons that are in power.
        Neocons who are accustomed to operating in a unipolar world cannot flexibly respond to changing international situations. They just do not know how.
        At the same time, Kissinger, Carter and other politicians of the Cold War understand the importance of compromises in politics and are able to negotiate.
        And the lack of argumentation in the current US administration is also a consequence of a quarter century of sole world leadership. Well, they didn’t need argument before. They also wanted to do what they wanted, without any arguments.
      2. Karabanov
        Karabanov 5 November 2015 01: 09 New
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        Quote: GSH-18
        Another thing, now he is freed from this work obligation and can speak more freely.

        This tendency is observed among the majority of politicians who have left the government. But their objective vision, unfortunately, is unlikely to be considered when making decisions.
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 4 November 2015 23: 47 New
      0
      But no one will listen to this wise old man ... but it's a pity ...
      1. ydjin
        ydjin 5 November 2015 13: 43 New
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        Quote: marlin1203
        But no one will listen to this wise old man ... but it's a pity ...

        Wise? This is the wisdom of the Serpent corrupting human souls! Be that as it may, Kissinger is forever our evil enemy, a wise enemy, unlike the current powers that be in the USA! That is my humble opinion.
  2. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 4 November 2015 14: 12 New
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    I wanted to find a demotivator with Kissinger, but come across only with very indecent signatures
  3. bocsman
    bocsman 4 November 2015 14: 13 New
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    Well, yes again, catch fish in troubled waters with the wrong hands. But it seems that the current Western "partners" do not even have enough brains for that! Or maybe it's for the best? And then again they will trumpet victory!
  4. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 4 November 2015 14: 23 New
    +7
    Kissinger has interesting remarks. The fact that the fight against Isil is a priority for the whole world is true.
    Only in the heads of state and EU politicians is there really porridge, having embarked on the path of economic colonization of the world, ignoring the methods of achieving the goal, they threaten the existence and development of our civilization, which is nuclear war, the spread of terrorism.
    Instead of wise, measured steps, the United States demonizes Russia, which does not engage in the conquest of the world, but only wants to live in a civilized world that respects the rules of good-neighborly existence of different countries.
    The West does not have an understanding of how dangerous the chosen method of achieving the goals of American superiority is.
  5. Stinger
    Stinger 4 November 2015 14: 31 New
    0
    Fanaticism is stronger than nuclear weapons.
  6. paxil
    paxil 4 November 2015 14: 31 New
    +4
    To consider Iran a normal state means to wishful thinking. Over time, it can become such a state. But today, Iran has "embarked on the path leading to Armageddon."- In bent grandpa however wink
    To consider mattress as a normal state means to take the real for what is desired; in due course, it does not become a normal state and the p.i.d.o.s.ost.p.n. pushes the whole world on the path leading to Aramagedon. Something like this can be rephrased. laughing
  7. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 4 November 2015 14: 32 New
    +3
    "We have money, we do not have enough mind" ...
    Cat Matroskin
    There are brains in the West, but it’s tense with the mind, unfortunately. The fact that Kissinger says sensible things is a consequence of his non-participation in US government policy. When he was secretary of state at negotiations with the USSR Foreign Minister Gromyko, he almost reached a fight, literally at the negotiating table. But when all these Western ministers and secretaries of state resign, their minds start to appear in an amazing way.
  8. Tusv
    Tusv 4 November 2015 14: 49 New
    +1
    Well, it’s not appropriate to consider the United States and Russia as enemies of nuclear weapons. There are no better allies on this issue.
    Another point when the US has no strategy, it opens a second front. That is, the world hegemon is trying to get into the outgoing express led by the Russian engineer
  9. Denis DV
    Denis DV 4 November 2015 14: 53 New
    +2
    I liked the interpretation of our "cereal in the head" on their "mess in the head." Difficulties in translation, or do translators dragon their politicians? drinks
  10. 34 region
    34 region 4 November 2015 14: 59 New
    +1
    Our partners create problems for people themselves. ISIS threat? And who created them? Sclerosis? We’ll burn the house ourselves, and then extinguish it heroically! As Russia began to extinguish the flame, so screams went: They doused us with water. We are wet from the Russians!
  11. Concealer
    Concealer 4 November 2015 15: 45 New
    0
    Why, brains are quite there. You just need to understand that the interests of large corporations are not the same as the interests of the people who make them up. There is a different logic. So there are brains, they are simply aimed precisely at unleashing a nuclear meat grinder.
    This is precisely the political goal.
  12. bad
    bad 4 November 2015 16: 15 New
    0
    Putin recently said that “some American officials have a lot of brains instead of brains,” is a fact .. VVP just put it very mildly_but everyone understood the point smile but there is a paradox — when a stupid American official retires, he suddenly begins to behave quite adequately (McCain doesn’t count, he smokes something powerful) .. do they zombify them in the service? they irradiate? they hypnotize? winked misunderstood .. winked
    1. demoniac1666
      demoniac1666 4 November 2015 23: 13 New
      0
      Quote: bad
      Putin recently said that “some American officials have a lot of brains instead of brains,” is a fact .. VVP just put it very mildly_but everyone understood the point smile but there is a paradox — when a stupid American official retires, he suddenly begins to behave quite adequately (McCain doesn’t count, he smokes something powerful) .. do they zombify them in the service? they irradiate? they hypnotize? winked misunderstood .. winked

      Corporate ethics does not allow them to tell the truth, but as soon as they fall out of the cage, they remain on the sidelines, though the truth is still rushing)))))))))))))))) hi
      1. Alexxas
        Alexxas 6 November 2015 12: 59 New
        0
        the "source" sounds softer: "... porridge in the head." smile
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  13. slizhov
    slizhov 4 November 2015 16: 26 New
    +3
    Henry Kissinger, It's a Lump in Diplomacy ...
    How many are there ??? And there are fewer and fewer ...
    It is required to have time for new generations to grow wiser and cast their eyes on those like him, but not surviving from the mind from the greed of Soros ...
  14. gladcu2
    gladcu2 4 November 2015 16: 45 New
    +1
    Thousand Chichens. It's not that much. The GDP policy in Chechnya is correct. Well, special thanks to Kadyrov.
  15. akudr48
    akudr48 4 November 2015 17: 23 New
    +7
    The wise American Kissinger yearned for an alliance between the West and Russia.

    Well, well, but before that, grandfather could speak more definitely, and not darken, for example:

    1. Four Arab states ceased to function: Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen

    Are they tired of functioning themselves, or who helped to stop them?

    2. Israel was drawn into a whirlpool, and that is why Russia went on an intervention in Syria

    That is, Russia, through the whistle of Israel drawn into the whirlpool, went for intervention? And who twisted the whirlpool and for what purpose?

    3. To consider Iran a normal state means to wishful thinking.

    So, when the Americans ruled Iran before 1979, everything was fine there, and when the American ayatollahs were thrown out of Iran, it became a shame, right, and Iran became crazy, is that so?

    4. we need an effective alliance between the West and Russia

    They need to. When a little fried smell, the Americans began to need an alliance with Russia, just Russia will do in the alliance, you carry chestnuts from the fire, for the pat on the shoulder and hear "Rus, peace, friendship, chewing gum, tum balalaika, karasho"?

    At least that in exchange he suggested, an old man, for example, Ukraine, otherwise he strives for free ...
  16. Good cat
    Good cat 4 November 2015 17: 52 New
    -3
    Grandfather PR for old age ...
    1. AlNikolaich
      AlNikolaich 4 November 2015 19: 49 New
      +2
      Quote: Good cat
      Grandfather PR for old age ...

      He has long been no need to PR! In the west, Kissinger, something like our Eugene Maximovich
      the deceased. Basically, acquaintances with such people are promoted by others!
  17. sanyavolhv
    sanyavolhv 4 November 2015 18: 43 New
    0
    health
    minus article. I prefer to read the source and not be satisfied with the opinion of someone I do not consider competent.
    1. samarin1969
      samarin1969 4 November 2015 19: 49 New
      0
      October 19, 2015
      Henry Kissinger: Is nuclear catastrophe inevitable?
      By james lewis
      1. brodyaga
        brodyaga 4 November 2015 19: 55 New
        +1
        Is nuclear catastrophe inevitable? Is this an inevitable nuclear disaster?
        Samarin I do not think they are very pragmatic and mercantile. There are many ways to dominate
        1. samarin1969
          samarin1969 4 November 2015 20: 51 New
          +1
          nuclear is from the title of the original article by Mr. Lewis, nothing more ...
          And about the "commercialism" and "methods of domination" - you are undoubtedly right ...
  18. brodyaga
    brodyaga 4 November 2015 19: 35 New
    +6
    Henry Kissinger is of course a lump and a clever guy. But whose? He spent all his life and whitewashed and argued that America’s policies and decisions are correct and exclusive. In this article, or rather in its translation, author James Lewis evaluates and draws conclusions from his understanding of these theses of an elderly diplomat. Therefore, the article is minus, but this opinion is presented to the population USA and here Kissenger plays the same tune with the Pentagon hawks. So Iran is bad, Libya, Iraq, Syria are no longer there, the mess is complete, we are not to blame, but without the union of Russia and the USA, it’s impossible to fix the situation.
    This is called a rollback behind the scenes. When the main bearer of the Nobel Peace Prize, Bardak Huseynovich has no right to say, they won’t understand, those close to the authorities begin to whitewash and mitigate the actions and decisions of their bearers of the people's will.
    1. AlNikolaich
      AlNikolaich 4 November 2015 20: 00 New
      +1
      Tramp! Most of his life, old Henry created the foreign policy of America, and covered it
      miscalculations. Under him, the United States was much more adequate than it is today! With him, it was possible to conduct a dialogue with America, and she listened. At the same time, the US behavior was logical, just
      America wanted everything in its own way. Now the behavior of the United States gives schizophrenia. The fight against terrorism, along with its support, or for the sake of the overthrow of the tyrant Gaddafi, tear
      Libya under the nut, contributing to the destruction of thousands of people ...
      1. brodyaga
        brodyaga 4 November 2015 20: 09 New
        +2
        AlNikolaich. hi And I, too, agree with you completely. He at one time was at his best. The USA had an adequate normal excuse (roughly) with his help. Now a sucker on a sucker in the US State Department. That's why he wrote that the old people are called into the ring to shoot an arrow for a conversation with Russia.
        In general, guys read his current komenty and books. A lot of interesting things that we did not know.
        1. AlNikolaich
          AlNikolaich 4 November 2015 21: 38 New
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          Tramp! hi good As there, the old horse does not spoil the furrow! But, in the current conditions and
          will not plow deeply!
  19. samarin1969
    samarin1969 4 November 2015 19: 53 New
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    "Israel, like most countries in the world, was drawn into a whirlpool, and that is why Russia went on an unprecedented military intervention in Syria. Putin is defending Russia first and foremost."

    The original is no more clear ... Israel is in the maelstrom, but so is the rest of the world, which is why Russia is making an unprecedented military intervention in Syria. Putin is protecting Russia first of all.

    The most intriguing part of the speech of the old enemy ... Leaves room for speculation, a kind of "Kissener code".
  20. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 4 November 2015 21: 29 New
    +1
    Kissinger, like Brzezinski, is an old and seasoned enemy. Their whole life was devoted to the destruction of the Soviet Union. Without the Soviet Union, their life lost its meaning. If Russia becomes as strong as the USSR and takes its place, these old coyotes will be happy. And then they will try to cling to us with their false teeth.
    1. AlNikolaich
      AlNikolaich 4 November 2015 21: 48 New
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      Michael, it’s better to have such adequate and gentlemanly enemies as Kissinger than “friends”
      like Bush Jr. or Obama! And your comment fits more bzhiku. This is a wreck!
      And Henry is more like an opponent, like in chess. He is more for the greatness of America than against the Soviet
      Union! Smart, sophisticated and experienced adversary. Playing by the rules, and admitting defeat!
      And if I have nothing but contempt for Brzezinski (I have Polish gentry roots),
      then I rather respect Henry.
  21. gammipapa
    gammipapa 4 November 2015 21: 38 New
    0
    A little off topic, but the video is really good, and many others.
  22. Peaceful Basmach
    Peaceful Basmach 4 November 2015 23: 29 New
    +2
    These boobies have one thing in mind: "The Russians will all capture us, including us." Yes, on ... we need you with our terra, to master our own.
  23. NordUral
    NordUral 4 November 2015 23: 34 New
    0
    Kissinger is right. And let his point of view bring to the near-fledged rulers of the States and the West as a whole.