Tuesday, April 9, 2013

THOMAS O'DWYER, Jerusalem Post, 11-14-1997, pp 07.
Many years ago, the name of Henry Kissinger came up during an interview with a Cypriot politician. "Kissinger!" he hissed with great venom. "I'd like to drink his blood. He drained ours."
There's an old Norfolk (England) folk song, long since transplanted to American country. It runs: "There's a hole in the bucket, dear Eliza, dear Eliza," to which Eliza responds with increasing frustration as the song runs on: "Well, fix it, dear Henry! Dear Henry, fix IT! "
Henry Kissinger's globe has been full of holes that needed fixing, but from the bottom of our own bucket - we see only one. Thus, after the 1974 war in Cyprus, Kiss- inger was the demon conspirator who allowed the CIA in Athens to plot with the dictator colonels to stage a coup in Cyprus which led to the Turkish invasion.
The Cypriots underscored their case by accusing him of destroying President Salvador Allende in Chile and bringing another hated general, Augusto Pinochet, to power.
In 1974, the same Mr. Fixit was making himself into a hero and a lifetime legend by negotiating the first ever disengagement treaty between Israel and Syria-Egypt. Of that, more later.
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer, " wrote Kissinger in Law and Politics, delighting both people with a sense of humor and conspiracy theorists who have none.

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