July 27th, 2018
Kissinger is known as the figure who pushed the U.S. into its devastating Cold War interventions in Angola, Cambodia, Chile, East Timor, Cambodia, and Vietnam, where hundreds of thousands died as a result of the actions of the U.S. Armed Forces and/or CIA.
WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week faced withering criticism for everything ranging from his “fondness for strongmen” to alleged “treason,” the geostrategic objectives of his attempt to advance détente were largely ignored or taken at face value alone.
Yet Trump’s own comments, as well as those of his officials and members of his inner circle, hint at the overarching purpose of forging closer ties with Russia: to contain a rising China, which Washington fears may replace it as a world-class hegemon at the center of the global economy.
“We’ll be talking a little bit about China [and] our mutual friend President Xi Jinping,” the U.S. leader remarked to reporters with a hint of sarcasm as he sat next to Putin before the historic meeting.
Multiple sources now reveal that the idea of hemming in China through a series of partnerships with third countries has also been urged by Nobel laureate, war criminal, and geopolitical leading-light in the U.S., Henry Kissinger, according to The Daily Beast.
Kissinger reportedly held several private meetings with Trump during the presidential transition, in which the foreign-policy veteran suggested that Trump pursue his anti-China agenda by improving the U.S.’s overall strategic position through a series of diplomatic overtures that would see Washington build closer relations to Russia — as well as India, Japan, the Philippines, and Middle Eastern nations, among others — in order to counter the perceived threat China poses to U.S. imperialist hegemony.
Members of the National Security Council, Pentagon and State Department recommended a similar course to the president, according to the report.
“Russia and China are cozying up to each other and it’s a lethal combination if they’re together,” one former Trump administration official said.
During the Nixon administration, Kissinger served first as national security advisor and then as secretary of state, where he was the architect of a robust strategy of settling diplomatic disputes in a manner that would benefit the overall supremacy of the United States in the world-system.