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Henry Kissinger turns 100

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger turned 100 on Sunday. He was born in Furth, Germany, and was a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany in 1938 at age 15. He graduated from Harvard College in 1950, and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University in 1951 and 1954.

During his century he spent decades as the premier authority on international relations as American diplomat, political theorist, geopolitical consultant, and politician who served as secretary of state and national security advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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In November of 1975, he toured the Trans Alaska Pipeline at Fairbanks with Sen. Ted Stevens and Congressman Don Young, as well as President Gerald Ford. The trip was part of a trip to China with Ford, and the two were stopping over to witness the progress of one of the nation’/’s largest projects to make America energy independent.

Kissinger retired from government service 1977, but has remained a force on the international stage, although he is both revered and reviled. Critics say he tolerated war crimes committed by U.S. allies during his tenure, while others say he was the most effective Secretary of State in a century.

Photo: Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Senator Ted Stevens, President Gerald Ford, and Congressman Don Young on a visit to Fairbanks in November of 1975.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. He did marry a younger, much taller woman. But reports over the years talked of a Secretary of State who preferred little boys.

    • Kissinger was woke before the Nixon era. Some would say he was a visionary. His goal was always a world government through a globalization concept and political action. He was neither Republican nor Democrat. He believed in concentrated power, by the very few, through force. In his view, people are basically stupid and should not be independent-minded or free. They should be corraled and trained to be obedient. And yes, Kissinger is a pedophile, which basically is nothing more than exercising control over helpless people. Kissinger disguised all of his evil through intellectualism, and this was how he still is portrayed today by the media.

    • Are you kidding me? He is a war criminal. Start with Cambodia. After your “outstanding statesman” had his way they had Pol Pot and the Killing Fields. Millions killed.

  2. I sure remember Kissinger as always mentioning ”unilateral diplomacy” and of course we have uncle Ted right next to him who can be remembered as saying ”wrong mine wrong place” to foreign pebble, and all this back in the good old days 😉

  3. Wonderful picture Suzanne! Don Young was still Young and Ted’s Muskrat coat fits him well. November 1975 was extremely cold too, even by Interior standards.

    I’m guessing that Henry wasn’t yet seated on the Board of Revlon in 1975, evidently he had an interest in cosmetics along with his geo- political savvy. ? I recall hearing Candace Bergen gushing about Henry ‘s charm and his romantic abilities once also. Proving that you cannot always judge a book by its cover?

  4. Henry Kissinger should be remembered for humanitarian crimes of keeping nations impoverished so their natural resources could be stolen. A covert war monger not a peace maker. From what I read he was Klause Schwab’s mentor. Wondering if Henry Kissinger, Klause Schwab and George Soros followed the Protocols of Zion? Henry Kissinger, George Soros and Klause Schwab and many, many others will have to answer for their crimes against humanity. Unfortunately it appears none of these criminals will answer to humanity man for their crimes. Why is that?

    • Oh, you’re one of those. A cabal of Jews run the world. One is probably spying on you now.

      Prostitution isn’t the worlds oldest profession. Antisemitism is.

    • I agree that he should be remembered for the crimes AND I don’t care how old he is, he should do the time also. I wonder how many millions have involuntarily left this earth due to his hatred for mankind?

    • Good grief, you do know the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a fabricated document, right? Kissinger has plenty to answer for and is guilty of many crimes; being Jewish isn’t one of the them. While I’m sure you desire another Kristallnacht, a lot of brave Americans died defeating what apparently you love. How disgusting that you write your filth on Memorial Day. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  5. Robert Pelton’s new book “Unwanted Dead or Alive”, Kissinger is quoted as making the statement; “Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”

    Many military veterans look forward to the day when they can piss on Kissinger’s grave.

    • Actually, John Kerry said that too……about young men who wanted to join the military and serve their country. Dirty Joe Biden said that Barak Obama was “clean.” Hard to say what that reference meant….. .either Obama finally took a bath, or, he never served.

    • I won’t be here to see it, but I genuinely wonder 100 years from now how history will treat him.

      I still prefer him to Blinkin.

  6. Some in his syndicates are rumored to partake in bizarre medical fountain of youth treatments not available for regular residents of this nation. Such fountain of youth treatments would be ethically rejected by mere residents of various nations on humanitarian grounds.

  7. There isn’t a single country that ended up better after he was involved. A war criminal that will never have to answer for his crimes. See also Bangladesh, Vietnam and East Timor.

  8. What if his leadership to impovish other nations so nations could use its resources to increase its own wealth was used for Gods purposes to build up America’s wealth, for his intent to bless us in order we gain prominence to increase the gospel’s reach to the four corners of the earth. Cause you know in the OT God took wealth from Israel’s conquered neighbors to give to Israel. The word of God says And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Today this includes him using bad action we had done, or that others had done to us for his good purpose. Kissinger is definitely another main instrument God used for America. Sometimes a nation is given bad greedy corrupt leaders in hope that God’s people will turn back to him as it looks like today. God’s been very gracious to Kissinger, as he promised he’d be with the Jews God says he won’t leave them, even if some no longer are “religious” they walked away but consider themselves ethnic Jews which is a mystery to me how can one be Jewish and not practice? Like how can one say they are a follower of Christ but don’t live like they are. I heard some of the Jews whom fled the nazi’s or spent time in the camps their faith was shaken and didn’t choose to continue practicing and teaching to their children nor their grandchildren. Yet, God still remains faithful waiting.

  9. Same thing with America using other nations wealth to give to the newly formed Israel in 1947 building them up. Today Isreal can stand on its own two feet with or without America ally support.

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