“Henry Kissinger instructed the CIA to continue diplomatic contacts with Yassir Arafat's PLO representatives before the 1973 Yom Kippur War, even after Arafat ordered the kidnapping and murder of the American ambassador and his deputy in Khartoum, Sudan.” So reported the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on September 1, 2008.
Russia’s recent war with Georgia and the ensuing military occupation, which shows every sign of permanency, is a reminder of the folly of committing America to entangling alliances in areas of the world that are none of our concern. Both Georgia and the Ukraine, former Soviet republics, have been agitating for admittance into NATO, and although NATO denied them in March of this year, it has promised them membership at an unspecified future date, much to Moscow’s consternation.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has given Pakistan more than $10 billion in military aid to fight terrorism, despite the fact that the country has been a military dictatorship under U.S.-backed Pervez Musharraf, who now serves as president in a coalition government.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was in Moscow on June 17 to meet with newly installed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, making Kissinger the first American to have an audience with Vladimir Putin’s protégé and personally selected successor. “I have followed with great interest your becoming president and the plans you have put forward in some of your speeches,” the Russian press reported Kissinger as saying to Medvedev. “I wish you every success. It is important for Russia and important for the world.” Although it has not been reported, Dr. Kissinger undoubtedly also met with former President Vladimir Putin — who has now assumed the position of prime minister — and Yevgeny Primakov, the former foreign minister, prime minister, KGB chief, and supervisor of Soviet Mideast terrorism operations.
The increasing presence of representatives from Turkey — both corporate executives and government officials — at the annual Bilderberg conferences has coincided with stepped-up pressure from the White House, the State Department, and the bureaucracy of the European Union to grant the Islamic nation full EU membership.