Monday, September 25, 2023

Controversial Henry Kissinger turns 100

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger celebrated my birthday this saturday 100, Still in full activity and as a permanent source of advice for various political opponents not only from our country but also from other latitudes.

Kissinger still takes care of world diplomacy and shares its geopolitical advice, creating friction and controversy, as it did in its heyday, during the governments of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford In the 70s.

Although his public appearances were less frequent in recent years, he has always been close to American power figures, whether Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton, or Republicans, such as Donald Trump, among many others.

Born in Germany in 1913, he fled the Nazis in 1938 and settled in New York with his family. Young Kissinger worked during the day in a shaving brush factory while studying at night. The son of a professor, he joined the military counterintelligence and the United States Army before beginning an illustrious career at Harvard.

The central figure of world diplomacy during the political century was cold war, besides winning Nobel Peace Prize In 1973, a historic reconciliation began Russia and China In the 70s, with a pragmatic view of the world, a “realpolitik” (keeping the interests
Domestic) American style.

However, his image tarnished after he supported the Vietnam War, the coup d’état in Chile, the invasion of East Timor, and the bombing of Cambodia. Furthermore, his intervention was pivotal in the origin of the oil crisis in 1973, when he supported Israel after Egypt and Syria invaded the country.

His involvement in the overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile earned him numerous criticisms and a trial in 2004, from which he emerged unscathed. “For me, there is no doubt that his policy has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and destroyed democracy in many countries. I am surprised that he got away with it.”“, Insisted reed calmanA lawyer specializing in human rights in statements to the US press.

Kissinger and Football:
His influence included not only a purely political aspect, because as a good lover of football, he was one of the main promoters for the United States. World Cup ’94Recalled by Argentina due to the exclusion of diego maradona After his doping case.

Earlier, In 1978, was supported military dictatorship in his fight against sabotage and spent almost a week in Argentina to watch some of the World Cup matches, which the Albiceleste team eventually won, led by Cesar Luis Menotti.

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