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Old 14-03-2018, 05:17 PM   #20
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I’ve found some interesting stuff on Henry Kissinger’s ties to the KGB and Kremlin (hard facts)...
Confirmed by Henry Kissinger himself.

In January 1969, KGB agent Boris Sedov discussed a secret, back-channel relationship with the close advisor to the US president-elect – Henry Kissinger. The Kremlin wanted to deal with President (elect) Richard Nixon “on the basis of complete frankness”.
Besides Henry Kissinger’s relationship with Sedov, prior to his 1968 election, Richard Nixon also communicated with Soviet leaders through his longtime aide and personal friend Robert Ellsworth, who met with Soviet Ambassador to the US Anatoly Dobrynin and other Soviet leaders: https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politi...-back-channels
(archived here: http://archive.is/BX7TK)


See Richard Nixon, Anatoly Dobrynin, and Kissinger at Camp David in 1973.


Eventually the "back channel" became a non-secret.
Following is a selection of official documents on some of the meetings between Henry Kissinger and Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. There are probably more interesting reports on their meetings (that almost certainly leave out the most juicy parts...).

The most interesting of these documents is Anatoly Dobrynin calling Alexander Haig and Henry Kissinger on 26 and 29 October 1973 after Henry Kissinger put US military forces on DEFCON III (during the Watergate scandal that was orchestrated to make Richard Nixon resign): https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NS...3/dobrynin.htm


See Anatoly Dobrynin on the left, with Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and Henry Kissinger shaking hands, Geneva, 10 July 1975


In 1973, there was extensive communication on the (coming) 1973 Yom Kippur War between Israel and its neighbours (Egypt and Syria).
Kissinger sent a message to Nixon, warning:
Quote:
At 6:00am this morning (1pm Israel time), I was notified that the Israelis have what they consider to be hard information that Egyptians and Syrians were planning to launch a coordinated attack within six hours.
Kissinger contacted Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin
Quote:
and told him of the Israel demarche. I emphasized to him that:
—The US and the USSR have a special responsibility to restrain their respective friends,
—We are urgently communicating with the Israelis, warning them against any preemptive attack.

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,...910407,00.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/QkWrL)


The head of the KGB’s station in Washington, Oleg Kalugin, boasted about having “forged a close back channel tie with Henry Kissinger”.
According to Kalugin, Boris Sedov boasted that he had such a good relationship with Kissinger’s assistant Richard Allen that he wanted to try to recruit him ((Allen went on to become President Ronald Reagan’s first national security adviser). Kalugin claims he rejected the proposal: https://www.strategic-culture.org/pv...el-moscow.html


Here’s the “White House years” by Henry Kissinger. It includes numerous contacts with Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin.
It includes several meetings with KGB operative Boris Sedov, who Kissinger had already met at Harvard.
Quote:
I made the same point to Boris Sedov, a KGB operative who seemed to have had the Rockefeller assignment during the campaign and who had tagged along with me ever since.
https://mafiadoc.com/henry-kissinger...471329a08.html


The following document is the most interesting on this side of Henry Kissinger I found on the internet - Bernath Lecture – Henry Kissinger; The Emotional Statesman: https://www.barbarakeys.com/wp-conte..._Statesman.pdf
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At their sixth meeting, in April 1969, for example, Kissinger invited Dobrynin to his home late in the evening, giving the maid the night off and setting the tea table himself. “There were just the two of us in the whole house,” Dobrynin wrote to the Kremlin, and “[Kissinger’s] whole demeanor emphasized the particularly confidential nature of our discussion on Vietnam.”45

Over the course of their professional relationship, which lasted until Kissinger left office in 1977, the men formed a deep bond. Kissinger told Dobrynin he was “not just a colleague but a personal friend.”46 They met without interpreters or aides, both speaking accented English.

As historian Richard Moss tallies in his excellent study of the backchannel, Kissinger and Dobrynin had nearly forty meetings and spoke on the phone more than 450 times between February 1969 and the Moscow Summit in May 1972—on average, communicating approximately four times a week.
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At various periods, they had regular weekly meetings at which they would breakfast or lunch at the White House, Dobrynin arriving incognito through a side entrance and heading to the Map Room or the White House mess. Sometimes they met at Kissinger’s house on Rock Creek or at Dobrynin’s apartment.

At times, they met almost daily, and their “channel” became so important that Nixon ordered the installation of a secure telephone between the White House and the Soviet embassy. “We would just lift our receivers and talk, without dialing,” Dobrynin recalled.48
(...)

On one issue relating to the Vietnam War, he said to Dobrynin in early 1970, “you, I and the President are the only three people who are aware of it.” He joked about making Dobrynin “an honorary member of the White House staff.”62 He showed Dobrynin classified documents.63

Meeting with Gromyko in Moscow, with Dobrynin present, he remarked that “Dobrynin reads more messages we get from the Vietnamese than our Secretary of State does.”64 During a 1972 flare-up in the Middle East, Kissinger astonishingly told Dobrynin that Israel had agents close to Sadat—in effect, revealing intelligence information about a U.S. ally to the partner of its enemy.65

Kissinger regularly asked Dobrynin to keep information from Rogers. At one remarkable meeting in February 1972, Kissinger briefed Dobrynin on what he should and should not reveal in an upcoming meeting with the secretary of state, showing Dobrynin the doctored reports on U.S.-Soviet relations that had been given to Rogers. “It is a unique situation,” Dobrynin wrote to Moscow, “when the Special Assistant to the President secretly informs a foreign ambassador about what the Secretary of State does and does not know.”66

Kissinger asked Dobrynin not just to keep secrets from Rogers, but also from the Germans, British, and French.67 Kissinger also confided to Dobrynin about his difficulties working with Nixon and about Nixon’s “psychological idiosyncracies.”68

This was nothing new by the way, a Kremlin-Washington backchannel had existed since at least 1962, when the Cuba missile crisis was staged (but then without Henry Kissinger).
The whole “Cold War” was completely fake, with the Soviets, Americans and Brits being very close behind closed doors...
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