Americans threatened by dissent – Kissinger – RT World News

Former US Secretary of State says country suffers from ‘domestic division and international disorder’

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger chastised the country’s political establishment for its inability to demonstrate”internal cohesionwarning an audience at a Sunday event celebrating former President Ronald Reagan that the country could not afford to isolate itself.

Because the United States is “suffering” Since “domestic division and international disorder over arguments about who we are and what we stand for,” he “struggles to muster the national cohesion necessary to face the challenges aheadthe former national security adviser told onlookers at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

These, Kissinger said, included a “challenge to world orderof China, Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, and the seemingly imminent development of “the most devastating weapons in the worldby Iran – not to mention artificial intelligence (AI), which the former diplomat warned was “transform human consciousness itself.”

Each of these urgent developments requires a combination of strength and conciliation.“, he said, reminding the assembled Reagan fans that the former president”knew that America had to be strong in substance and in spirit to protect the world order – by force, if necessary.”

The late former president, who would have turned 112 on Sunday, has never wavered in his belief that “America is safer and more prosperous when it leads in shaping a stable world” and that “a stable world could not be based on American isolationismsaid Kissinger.

While the 99-year-old ex-diplomat described Reagan as a “peacemakerthe conservative icon’s presidency saw the United States invade Grenada, send thousands of troops to the Middle East and attempt to overthrow the government of Nicaragua by funding, training and arming Contra militias through the CIA.

During Reagan’s presidency, Kissinger chaired the bipartisan National Commission on Central America, which accused the Soviet Union of exploiting political unrest in the region while ignoring support from the United States – and in particular that of Kissinger – to military dictatorships like Augusto Pinochet’s Chile and the right. the death squads of El Salvador in the name of the fight against communism.

Kissinger changes stance on Ukraine

Last month, at the World Economic Forum, he publicly endorsed the idea of ​​Ukraine joining NATO, reversing the opposition he expressed at the previous conference, when he called to end the conflict as soon as possible, lest Russia be drawn into the arms of China.

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