Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has been ‘tutoring’ UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt. And, despite Kissinger’s links to multiple genocides, Hunt bragged about receiving his guidance in New York:
What an honour to meet Dr Henry Kissinger just now. The world’s most experienced diplomat tutoring the world’s newest. pic.twitter.com/tVzqMWIcTo
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) August 22, 2018
Following the resignation of Boris Johnson, former health secretary Hunt became foreign secretary. Now Hunt’s drawing inspiration from Kissinger. History professor Greg Grandin, who wrote a 2015 book on Kissinger, summed him up as follows:
Let’s consider some of Kissinger’s achievements during his tenure as Richard Nixon’s top foreign policy–maker. He (1) prolonged the Vietnam War for five pointless years; (2) illegally bombed Cambodia and Laos; (3) goaded Nixon to wiretap staffers and journalists; (4) bore responsibility for three genocides in Cambodia, East Timor, and Bangladesh; (5) urged Nixon to go after Daniel Ellsberg for having released the Pentagon Papers, which set off a chain of events that brought down the Nixon White House; (6) pumped up Pakistan’s ISI, and encouraged it to use political Islam to destabilize Afghanistan; (7) began the U.S.’s arms-for-petrodollars dependency with Saudi Arabia and pre-revolutionary Iran; (8) accelerated needless civil wars in southern Africa that, in the name of supporting white supremacy, left millions dead
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This is the man Hunt is looking to for guidance in his role as Britain’s top diplomat.
Our media is a joke
Meanwhile, the corporate media has been hammering Jeremy Corbyn over his alleged associations day in day out.
The Labour leader has reported the entire right-wing media to press regulator IPSO for its fundamentally inaccurate coverage of the Tunis Wreath row. The media has been smearing Corbyn via association with terrorists who weren’t even buried at the cemetery he attended. Yet again, an establishment ‘story’ about the Labour leader collapses under rudimentary diligence.
A little later we have a man accused of playing a fundamental role in the deaths of millions counselling the present foreign secretary. And not a peep from the press:
So wait a minute; Corbyn gets condemnation for not laying a wreath at a cemetery where terrorists AREN'T buried, but Hunt is merrily parading his links to a coup orchestrating war-criminal as if that's a positive thing?
— Haravikk (@Haravikk) August 23, 2018
Renowned journalist Mehdi Hasan made a similar point:
Hilarious. Just a week or two ago, Jeremy Hunt was lecturing Jeremy Corbyn on who he hangs around with… https://t.co/breyDWZwuk
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) August 23, 2018
Beatboxer Beardy Man was forthright:
Mate….. he’s a war criminal….. and you’re a massive cunt.
— boodoomoon (@beardyman) August 22, 2018
Historian Grandin considers attributing three to four million deaths to Kissinger a probable understatement. Yet, this is the man Hunt is going to for ‘tutoring’ as the new UK foreign secretary.
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