HENRY KISSINGER IS STILL ALIVE AND SAYS IRANIAN NUCLEAR CRISIS IS CLOSE
January 29 2013
Washington, D.C. – For many people Henry Kissinger is little more than a relic of the past. For those who do remember him he is really more of a character of history rather than an actor. Though he was Secretary of State, arguably the most famous one until the current one, he has become a personality not an historical figure.
Still, he did hold a lofty position and an important one during a rough time in U.S. history and because of that people tend to listen when he speaks, no matter what it is he is saying, though of course that could be partially a result of his compelling baritone voice.
Nevertheless, on the rare occasion that Kissinger does in fact speak, people pay attention. Now he is speaking out on the ongoing Iranian nuclear problem and has warned the nation that the crisis could be coming to a head very shortly, as in this year, something he is kind of just inferring from stuff he has read because he doesn’t really have high level access to information anymore and really knows about as much as the rest of us do.
“For 15 years, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have declared that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, but it has been approaching,” said Kissinger. “In a few years, people will have to come to a determination of how to react, or the consequences of non-reaction. I believe this point will be reached in a very foreseeable future.”
Kissinger offered no reason why he believed that such a thing was coming, as in evidence or anything like that.
Former high-ranking members of the government do have some access to intelligence, but not much more than regular people.
“Obviously Iran is still a concern and will be for a long time to come, which is what Iran wants and is something they have worked very hard to achieve. They really like the idea of being the irascible ones, of being the ones that cause all kinds of trouble and get attention for it, like the kid in the back of the classroom, something which of course would be exacerbated with nukes,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “That is a concern and a valid one and Iran is certainly pursuing nuclear technology, though everyone says they are not even close to a bomb and don’t even seem to be actively pursuing one. That’s important, you kind of have to try and make one in order to make one.”
Kissinger has not spoken to anyone in Iran or, as far as he will say, anyone in the US government about the nuclear issue.
“Kissinger is a smart guy and has experience but that experience is forty years old and tied to a different era. He never dealt with the radicalized Iran and really hasn’t dealt too much with nuclear proliferation, honestly, and that experience is quite old anyways,” continued Hander. “Certainly he can have his opinion like any American but because of who he is his opinion gets more cred, especially from people who want o believe what he is saying regardless of the truth and that is a concern, unless of course Iran gets nukes, then it is right on.”
Iran would likely thank Kissinger, if it could acknowledge Jews, for putting them back in the news.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent