UK foreign secretary brags about getting tutored by man ‘responsible for multiple genocides’

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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:

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:

Renowned journalist Mehdi Hasan made a similar point:

Beatboxer Beardy Man was forthright:

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.

But that’s all hunky dory for the mainstream media who are too busy systematically trying to destroy the Corbyn movement. We need to stand up, be counted, and fight this onslaught.

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