A Response to Henry Kissinger’s Advise on US – Russian Relations and the Ukraine

The Omission of NATO’s Low-Intensity Warfare against Russia and the Deployment of GLADIO II, under the Pretext of a purported Lack of US Policy with regard to the Demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine, by Dr. Henry Kissinger, in hisWashinton Post Article of 5 March 2014

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned against Western attempts to demonize Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine and stressed that the demonization of Putin was not a policy but a sign of the absence of a policy. Meanwhile, Kissiger fails to recognize that both the violent overthrow of the Kiev government with UNA-UNSO troops, known for having ties to NATO intelligence and GLADIO, as well as the demonization and propaganda against Russia and Putin are, very much, signs of a consistent policy.

In an article, published in The Washington Post, Dr. Henry Kissinger describes the notion of a war between the USA and Russia as nonsense and stressed that the demonization of Putin is not a policy but a sign of the absence of a policy. Both statements are false.

Kissinger’s statement, that the notion of a war against Russia is nonsense, is correct only to the extend, that one considers a conventional, or worse, a nuclear conflict between the USA and Russia, or the two nuclear armed blocks NATO and CSTO.

The USA is neither planning such a conventional war with Russia or anywhere else. The main emphasis of modern US and NATO military doctrine is on unconventional warfare. The USA and NATO are, however, not only planning, but actively pursuing an unconventional war against Russia.

Admiral James G. Stavridis. Libya a teachable moment and model for future interventions

Admiral ret. James G. Stavridis. Libya a teachable moment and model for future interventions

One of the main architects of this new NATO doctrine of unconventional warfare is the former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of the U.S. European Command, Admiral James G. Stavridis.

In a 2011 article in Foreign Affairs, NATO`s Victory in Libya. The Right Way to Run an Intervention. Foreign Affairs. March/April 2012. Pp.2 – 7., Stavridis and Ivo H. Daalder, describe NATO’s intervention in Libya as a “teachable moment and a model for future interventions”.

As we know today, US and NATO intelligence services have been involved in preparing the subversion of Libya with the help of Muslim Brotherhood militants and Al-Qaeda brigades since 2007.

The NATO  ”intervention” in Libya was again discussed in the same terms during NATO’s 25th Summitin Chicago in 2012. A 2010 US Special Forces Training Circular, the TC 18-01, describes the strategy of subversion in great detail and stresses that “the USA, for the foreseeable future, predominantly will be engaged in unconventional warfare”.

Stavridis describes the reason for the change of strategy in great detail, in a 2012 Forestal Lecture.Stavridis elaborates on the development of military strategy and technology, starting with the pre World War I period over the two great World Wars, to the post World War II cold war period and the doctrine of mutually assured nuclear destruction.

Stavridis concludes, that the massive casualties suffered during the two great wars and the notion of a nuclear war would be “politically unacceptable” today. Stavridis is, also in this lecture, proposing “unconventional warfare” as the strategy of modern US and NATO warfare. The lecture has been published on the YouTube channel of the Supreme Headquarter Allied Powers Europe and Allied Command – SHAPA ACO.

I am aware of Dr. Kissinger’s statement, that military men, are “stupid animals to be sacrificed”, but I have a difficult time, convincing myself that Dr. Kissinger is unaware of the most significant developments in US and NATO military doctrine. Especially when the “stupid animal” is called Admiral ret. James G. Stavridis. It is within this context that one has to understand Dr. Kissinger’s statement, that the Ukraine could not be the center of a decisive battle between respectively the USA/NATO and Russia/CSTO.

Dr. Kissinger correctly notes the strong historical, cultural, religious and political ties between Russia and the Ukraine, adding the Ukraine has been a part of Russia for centuries. Moreover, Kissinger proposes a status for the Ukraine, similar to that of Finland, adding that the Ukraine should not become a member of NATO.

It would, however, be a tragic mistake to assess Kissinger’s statement and the eventual proposal of similar policies by core NATO member states, as a recognition of the Ukraine’s political independence or as a sign for NATO’s recognition of legitimate Russian security concerns. Kissinger’s statement is, much rather, consistent with NATO doctrine and strategy as discussed above.

A Ukrainian NATO membership would endow radical nationalists with the ability to launch provocations against Russia and to invoke article five of the alliance in case of a Russian response. It would lead to exactly that direct, conventional confrontation, that NATO wants to avoid because it has become unfeasible.

Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton

Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton

Again, Dr. Kissinger’s suggestion that thedemonization of President Putin and Russia is not a policy and that it shows a lack of policy is wrong. The false reports about a “Russian Invasion” , the false reports about “Russian troops without insignia” in Crimea, disseminated by the BBC, theWall Street Journal and cohorts of other Western media do not show a lack of policy either.

One of the many functions of this “demonization“, as Dr. Kissinger describes it, is to cover-up the fact that top-EU diplomat, Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton and the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet knew that members of the NATO-installed Kiev Parliament have given the shoot to kill order to snipers and other gunmen who killed 90 police officers and protesters and blamed it on President Yanukovich and Ukrainian police.

Western media reported very little, if at all, about it after the release of the leaked audio of their phone conversation. Those who did report about it failed to pursue the fact that core NATO countries continue cooperating with MPs, who are known to be mass murderers.



The demonization of President Putin, the demonization of the Crimean Prime Minister, the positioning of the self-defense forces organized by the Crimean authorities as “Russian troops without insignia”, and the description of the need to self-defense as “Russian geopolitical interests” and “separatism” cover up one additional factor, which is NATO’s use of GLADIO armies in Georgia first, and now in the Ukraine.

The “stupid animals to be sacrificed”, as Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Kissinger would designate them, who carried out the mass murder of 90 protesters and police officers, and who injured more than 500 protesters and police officers in Kiev, were troops from the Ukraine’s UNA-UNSO.

The UNA-UNSO is, by no means, a fringe, extreme right wing organization. It is a well trained, well armed, and combat experienced army, that played no insignificant role in Georgia’s war against Russia.

The UNA-UNSO has been a constant and consistent element of the Allied, and later NATO’s “Stay Behind Armies”.




These stay behind armies were established in Western and Eastern Europe at the end of the second world war. They have been known under several designations, depending on in which country they were operating.

The most commonly known designation is the Italian GLADIO. These stay behind armies were, among others, involved in terrorism against civilian, military and political targets in Western Europe during the so-called cold war period.

The main function of their terrorism was thescapegoating of left wing parties and organizations. Among their most known operations, were the bombing of the railway station in Bologna, Italy, the killing of school children in Belgium, and the infiltration of the Italian Brigade Rosse and the kidnapping and assassination of Italian P.M. Aldo Moro. Another function of the stay behind armies was their use as a first line of resistance in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe and the resistance against Soviet and later Russian geopolitical interests in Soviet-, now former Soviet republics.

Image: pravy Sector leader Yarosh calles on Top-Russian terrorist Doku Umarov to take action against Russia. -Click on image to enlarge.

Image: Pravy Sector leader Yarosh calls on Top-Russian terrorist Doku Umarov to take action against Russia. -Click on image to enlarge.

In 1992, coinciding with the purported end of the cold war, the British BBC2 broadcast a documentary series that detailed the history of GLADIO. While the revelations about GLADIO and its operations in Western Europe are correct, the BBC documentary suggests that NATO had disbanded GLADIO at the end of the cold war.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It was reorganized and refocused, and began, among others, to embrace Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in Libya.

Within this context, it is noteworthy that Dmitry, Yarosh a leader of the ultra nationalist /National Socialist Ukrainian Pravi Sector (Right Sector), publicly called on Russia’s most wanted Islamist terrorist, Doku Umarov, to act against Russia.

The encouragement, styled to the Wahhabi terrorist, was posted on Pravy Sector’s page inVKontakte.

Let us recall the close ties of both core NATO member States intelligence services and Saudi Intelligence to the Chechen terrorists and other Islamist terrorist groups in Russia’s Caucasian republics. GLADIO has never been disbanded.It has been transformed into GLADIO II.

I submit that Dr. Kissinger’s statement, that the demonization of President Putin and Russia over the Ukraine is no policy, but represents a lack of policy is false. Moreover, I submit that it is a willfully made false statement that has the explicit purpose of misinforming the public. More specifically, I submit that it is most likely aimed at misguiding and misinforming the left liberal segment of the public, including US Democrats and European Social Democrats and Liberals.

At closing, I submit that Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Henry Kissinger is one of the most dangerous war criminals and that he should be submitted to the International Criminal Court to be prosecuted.



Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and independent political consultant on conflict and conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. His work with traumatized victims of conflict has led him to also pursue the work as political consultant. He is a lifelong activist for peace and justice, human rights, Palestinians rights to self-determination in Palestine, and he is working on the establishment of international institutions for the prosecution of all war crimes, also those committed by privileged nations. On 28 August 2011 he started his blog nsnbc, appalled by misrepresentations of the aggression against Libya and Syria. In March 2013 he turned nsnbc into a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at nsnbc.wordpress@gmail.com




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