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‘No Friend of Mine’: Bernie Sanders Slams ‘Destructive’ Henry Kissinger

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Thursday evening’s Democratic debate took on a different tone than Americans have heard in previous debates, as candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who are now nearly tied nationally, set to differentiate themselves from one another to showcase why they would be best for the nomination.

This was especially true when Sanders dropped some hard truth on Clinton over her relationship with President Richard Nixon's infamous secretary of state, Henry Kissinger.

"I find it rather amazing," Sanders said, "because I happen to believe that Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country. I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”

“And, in fact,” Sanders continued, “Kissinger’s actions in Cambodia—when the United States bombed that country, overthrew Prince Sihanouk—created the instability that allowed Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge to come in and then butcher some 3 million innocent people—one of the worst genocides in the history of the world. So count me in as someone who will not be listening to Henry Kissinger."

Clinton, clearly taken aback by Sanders’ comments, tried to hit back by stating that many people and reporters have been curious to know who Sanders does count among his foreign policy advisors, snarkily noting, "you have yet to answer that."

Sanders shot her down again, however, declaring: "Well, it ain't Henry Kissinger!"

Kissinger is often referred to as a war criminal for his roles in the covert bombing of Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War; orchestrating genocides in Cambodia, East Timor, and Bangladesh; overthrowing the democratically-elected government in Chile; encouraging Nixon to wiretap adversaries, then urging the president to go after Daniel Ellsberg for having released the Pentagon Papers; and promoting needless civil wars in southern Africa in the name of supporting white supremacy, which left millions dead — to name just a few examples.

Clinton and Sanders may still be neck and neck, but it is safe to say that she has been very badly “Berned.”

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  • Darcy Lee
    Here's hoping Bernie wins! Wow; what a different country the US would be then; a country that actually acts in the best interests of the people, and not the corporations and the banking cartels. Everywhere, people in America, and all of the west, are waking up.
  • The SoS is always a step ahead of the unsuspecting goim (see above !), the FIRST thing sanders will do if elected is to bomb Iran. Remember you heard it here first.
  • waker
    The whole farce of a system completely demeans every person who has the misfortune of watching it. We are reduced to witnessing this spectacle of 2 children fighting in a sandbox, and one of them will run our insane asylum.
  • Darcy Lee
    Why do you think Sanders would bomb Iran? I don't agree.
  • vendorin reply toDarcy Lee(Show commentHide comment)
    Darcy Lee, there are those that are obsessed. Just be cautious.
  • Mitach2002
    Henry is just a typical Zionist that have infiltrated the terrorist American government in order fulfil the land stealing murdetous nation of Israelis agenda.
  • marcanhaltin reply toDarcy Lee(Show commentHide comment)
    Darcy Lee, Pardon me, but "waking up" to what? That his "socialism" at any price is different than (Bill) Clinton's "democratic" personal greed? I am more curious as to the kind/type of socialism that BS stands for. Are you?
  • Sanders is fickle and inconsistent> Kissinger is bad, but Netanyahu only "overreacts". Sanders called the recent Gaza War and hideous Israeli violence an "overreaction". That's something like the euphemism "mistakes were made." I doubt he would be that calm about it if the situation was reversed. Can anyone imagine Sanders saying Hamas merely "overreacted"?
    www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/24/why-did-bernie-sanders-get-gaza-so-wrong
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K437Zd-gM0

    I don't really care what Sanders believes, but the US doesn't need another hothead regarding the Middle East. If Obama is cool and peaceful, he's certainly responsible for a lot of dead, suffering and maimed people. What's Sanders have to say about Obama, that he overreacts?
  • marcanhaltin reply toDarcy Lee(Show commentHide comment)
    Darcy Lee, Because BS and Israel have the same notion that Iran is in the way of Israel's dominance in the Middle East. Bernie is a Jew and he will do what that branch of Judaism, namely Zionism, tells him what to do. The AIPRC has been long working towards advocating a Jewish "socialist" as a US President.
  • shkval2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
    vendor, lol. When did you have a 'dust-up' with this certifiably despicable creep? I must have missed it. :(

    Anyway, with all of the talk of zika in the news lately, and as far-fetched as it may seem, I believe he (WW3 is here) would be a plausible candidate to exemplify the incredible damage of microcephaly from a latent manifestation of the virus. Moreover, the immeasurable bitterness this specimen presents towards his follow human beings, and because zika is a close relative of dengue, it is very likely he has bowel incontinence, exponentiating the ‘suck factor’ of his pathetic existence. Nappies can be expensive, you know!

    Now, shkval2 dons his ‘flame suit’ to deflect the typical default ‘Jew related’ responses microcephaly can conjure up while his head spins round and round like Regan MacNeil.
    To name a few:
    turkic/slav khazar mongrel;
    911/WTC7 = 5;
    dumb goyim,
    6-4+1.5=6, blah, blah, blah.
  • Darcy Lee
    All I hope for is sane, reasonable, intelligent leadership in the US, that seeks respectful relationships with Russia, China, and the world, instead of the usual US bullying. I don't agree though that being a Jew necessarily means you agree with Zionists. There are people of all sorts who crave sanity in this world ( and some of them are Jews).
  • terryjohnodgersin reply toMitach2002(Show commentHide comment)
    Mitach2002, wouldn't be the Muslim Brotherhood doing that?
  • terryjohnodgersin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, Israel's dominance in the middle east? After the 1967 and 1973 wars, Israel had all Arab states on the run - the Arabs were defeated militarily then so why didn't Israel just waltz in and take over any state they wanted?

    Your biasd views are blinding you to the Truth.
  • terryjohnodgersin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, Iran has sworn Israel's destruction. Perhaps that gives the Israeli's cause for concern?

    Yet Israel is still hoping for a peaceful solution to Iran's hatred and sworn genocide.

    Ask yourself why Israel would wish for the peaceful approach if they already have the means to take out Iran in a pre-emptive strike?
  • marcanhaltin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
    terryjohnodgers, Yeah, right...
  • vendorin reply toshkval2(Show commentHide comment)
    shkval2, LOl mate, as of this month I am running my own Jewish club here. We have too started with maths, as simple and basic as it may seem but then again we are just Jews :) Your description is spot on. We just need to find an adequate vaccine against this walking online virus. :) Every reply has to contain one of the above mentioned words you've mentioned. How pathetic and boring existence it must be.
  • terryjohnodgersin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, "Yeah, right..." to which comment? And really? Is that your best response to documented facts that you choose to ignore? Do you have no argument for your stance?
  • terryjohnodgersin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, Oh, c'mon, you can do better than 'Yeah, right...' or is that all you have? Are you really only able offer what parrots say rather than put forward an informed opinion?
  • Preterist ADSeventy
    For all these pro- Sanders people:

    Bernie Sanders: US Should Maintain Obama's Position on Russia Through NATO

    Read more: sputniknews.com/politics/20160212/1034619540/bernie-sanders-maintains-obama-russia-position.html

    Beware of deception coming from the masters of it (who have their MSM backing them).
  • vendor
    shkval2, LOL, how should I put it to you, er,.... "we" (as it is more appropriate to address myself in plural as the level of mental illness progresses deeper into my delusional Zionist 6+2-4+1.5-16x2 psyche) are a sole member of this non-Jewish Jewish club., as 'we' feel 'we' are the chosen one. You can join or you can form your own (club), whatever suits. Now, as for the name, somehow Rasputin influenced me partially to take the name. And the surname, well, it is a little more complicated but definitely nothing to do with Russia however had I opted for Voronin-voron-raven the mix would have been then totally either Russian or Ukrainian which is less intriguing. While mixing these two varieties instantly throws me into the pan-Slavic league with a far more potent effect on one side, my newly acquired Jewish character and my Down under motherland certainly take it onto a far reaching global level, and as we are all identified on this website as "Travellers" (Sputnik) who knows where my own journey will take me to as I aim for an outright intergalactic influence and domination to teach others 1+2+3+4 :)
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