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Kissinger: Biden Must Uphold Trump Admin’s ‘Brilliant’ Success in the Middle East
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 03/03/2021 | Jack Beyrer

Posted on 03/04/2021 6:22:13 AM PST by Tench_Coxe

Henry Kissinger said President Joe Biden should uphold the "brilliant" realignment in Middle Eastern politics achieved under the Trump administration during a Tuesday event.

Kissinger praised the Trump administration’s diplomatic corps for its strategy of pitting major Sunni Muslim countries in the Middle East against Iran. The strategy, Kissinger said, served to isolate Tehran and opened the door to a new approach to Middle Eastern foreign policy that advances American interests.

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I agree with this. Probably one of President Trump’s bigger accomplishments that wasn't getting a lot of attention.
Problem is, special interests were making lots of money over forever wars in the Middle East, and we're already seeing a resumption of that activity. Don't be surprised if we see a resurgence of ISIS. From a 10,000 foot view, what Obama couldn't seem to resolve in 8 years Trump resolved in one year. This would suggest ISIS was being "sponsored", and I would posit the sponsors were none other than elements from the United States.

Trump's initiative was on the path to secure a peace in the Middle East.

1 posted on 03/04/2021 6:22:13 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

I won’t be selling off my defense stocks any time soon.

Democrats love to bomb things.


2 posted on 03/04/2021 6:25:01 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Rigged Elections have Consequences)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Henry the CHYna architect said dat? I thought he assumed room temperature.

Kiss, c’mon man.


3 posted on 03/04/2021 6:25:28 AM PST by PGalt (past peak civilization?)
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To: Tench_Coxe

I think this is the only thing I’ve ever agreed with Kissinger about.


4 posted on 03/04/2021 6:25:42 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Bon of Babble
Democrats love to bomb things.

They do, but they like to do it out of inventory. Remember how Obama starved the military for re-supply through the sequester. And they feel guilty about developing new military technologies.

5 posted on 03/04/2021 6:28:57 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Tench_Coxe
"Biden" in the same sentence with "brilliant?"


6 posted on 03/04/2021 6:29:01 AM PST by LouAvul (Lying headlines from fake news articles written by pimps masquerading as journalists.)
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To: Tench_Coxe

But No Peace Prize, though, eh, Hank?................


7 posted on 03/04/2021 6:31:15 AM PST by Red Badger (SLEAZIN' is the REASON for the TREASON .................................)
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To: Tench_Coxe

I think Trump’s Middle East policy will turn out to have been a failure built on false premises, but I hope to be proven wrong by history.

It’s my view that the House of Saud is doomed, that Turks and Persians will always prevail over Arabs, and that peace treaties with tiny sheikdoms that won’t survive the collapse of the Riyadh regime by five minutes will prove to have been a waste of time.


8 posted on 03/04/2021 6:33:20 AM PST by Jim Noble (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Kissinger is still alive! These evil old bastards never go away FFS!


9 posted on 03/04/2021 6:44:15 AM PST by KobraKai
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To: Jim Noble

You may be right. But, the alternative is even worse. Sometimes, foreign policy is a binary choice. In this case, we can encourage and support the Saud/Israeli alliance, or we can negotiate with Iran which will only guarantee their eventual development of a working nuclear device that is payload capable and the missile tech to deliver that payload.

The only chance this works out well is if Iran collapses in on itself and the more moderate, secular governing elements in Turkey wrest control from Erdogan and his crew. Over the last few years, there have been hints that both could happen under better circumstances.

Saud likely will fail. But, it’s our job to ensure Iran and Turkey fail first.


10 posted on 03/04/2021 6:48:40 AM PST by ScubaDiver (Reddit refugee.)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Kissinger is still alive? He ain’t human.


11 posted on 03/04/2021 6:51:38 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Tench_Coxe

Did the devil go ice fishing this morning?


12 posted on 03/04/2021 6:56:56 AM PST by rdl6989 ( )
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To: KobraKai

What most people don’t realize is how long he’s been holed up at the Hoover Institute, with the likes of neocon scum like McMaster: https://www.hoover.org/profiles/henry-kissinger


13 posted on 03/04/2021 6:57:15 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Tench_Coxe

He’s still alive?

More cognitive than Biden.


14 posted on 03/04/2021 7:05:07 AM PST by bgill (Which came first, Covid-19 or Gates and Fauci's mRNA-1273 Moderna vax?)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Not sure who shocks me more by being alive, Kissinger or Norman Lear.


15 posted on 03/04/2021 7:20:15 AM PST by montag813 ("Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the Great")
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To: Bon of Babble

What are you talking about? Trump conducted more airstrikes and and drone strikes on point than both Bush/Obama combined
Which is it Biden an endless war WWIII Zionist Jooo Israeli first CFR Neocon or a pro Iranian pro ISIS socialist peacenik? FR lefty populism knows no bounds in kookary


16 posted on 03/04/2021 7:41:01 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade
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To: Tench_Coxe
If Kissinger is making himself available to things like the Nixon Seminar, why can't Jack Beyrer ask Henry how the f Henry knew "The Balkanization of the United States." -- which was Kissinger's 2000 New Century prediction for America, right out loud, live on ABC's New Year's Eve coverage -- was going to happen, and what the f to do to contain the f'rs who are doing the balkanizing?

I don't really care about his answer, I just want him to name Democrat names and globalist shadow orgs so conservative media can punch down on those names and orgs for years.

17 posted on 03/04/2021 7:43:57 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Eric Coomer of Dominion Voting Systems Is The Blue Dress)
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if Iran collapses in on itself and the more moderate, secular governing elements in Turkey wrest control from Erdogan and his crew

Fantasy.

Learn the lesson of Afghanistan. The Turks and the Persians are being governed according to their nature. Liberal democracy is anathema to both (and after the damage it's caused our people, should be here as well).

The idea that tinkering with/bribing/bombing sectors of those nations will turn them into something they are not is a silly dream.

18 posted on 03/04/2021 7:53:17 AM PST by Jim Noble (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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I can’t speak to the natu4re of Iran as I’ve never been there. But, I’ve spent a great deal of time in Turkey over the years. Much of the country is populated with people who are ideologically closer to your average European than to a devout Muslim. They’re Turks who happen to be Muslim, not Muslims who happen to be Turks. Erdogan represents a minority cohort of uber-religious zealots.


19 posted on 03/04/2021 8:11:13 AM PST by ScubaDiver (Reddit refugee.)
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20 posted on 03/04/2021 8:33:26 AM PST by SJackson (If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun...folks in Philly like a good brawl, BH Obama)
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