US Nixon did not care about gassed Jews

This video from the USA is called Devasting Quotes From Nixon & Reagan.

From Haaretz daily in Israel:

Latest update 01:39 12.12.10

‘It wouldn’t be U.S. concern if U.S.S.R sent Jews to gas chambers‘, Kissinger told Nixon

Former American president can also be heard making many disparaging comments about ‘abrasive and obnoxious’ Jews on the 1973 recording, including: ‘I don’t want any Jew at that [state] dinner who didn’t support us in that campaign’.

By Haaretz Staff

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told President Richard Nixon that if the Soviet Union sent its Jews to the gas chambers, this would not be an American concern, the New York Times reported Saturday.

The 1973 conversation, recorded on a newly released batch of White House tapes from the final months before Nixon’s presidency became consumed by the Watergate affair, took place shortly after the U.S. president had met with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.

Meir had apparently raised the issue of the oppression of Soviet Jewry and the possibility that the Americans would press the Soviet Union to allow the Jews to emigrate. Kissinger, the Times reported, can be heard saying: “The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy. And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”

Nixon, according to the report, replied: “I know. We can’t blow up the world because of it.”

The American president can also be heard making many disparaging comments about Jews on the recording, from telling his secretary “I don’t want any Jew at that dinner who didn’t support us in that campaign” – referring to the state dinner held for the Israeli prime minister – to stating that “The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.”

Other groups singled out by the president were the Irish, who he said “can’t drink” because they “get mean,” along with the Italians, who he said “don’t have their heads screwed on tight.”

Nixon also made disparaging remarks about African Americans, saying they would be able to strengthen the United States only after 500 years, because they would need to be “inbred.”

See also here.

What Kissinger Meant By A ‘White House War’ Between Jews And Non-Jews: here.

British diplomats warned in 1980 that Ronald Reagan lacked the “mental vitality” to be an effective US president, according to official papers released on Wednesday: here.

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    As the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan approaches on February 6th, it is hard to escape the Republican voices clamoring for sainthood to be bestowed on the Gipper.

    What did Ronald Reagan ever do for non-wealthy Americans beyond becoming the symbol of a belief that being born white and in the U.S. makes one exceptional? Indeed, his game-changing accomplishment – using carefully crafted scripts and symbols developed by aides – was bestowing an acceptance of the inevitability of corporate governance.

    As most people know, Reagan was a “B” movie star until General Electric hired him to both host a GE television series and become a corporate spokesperson around the nation. Reagan was so successful as a corporate pitchman that a group of extremely conservative and wealthy backers put up the money to position him as a political candidate who would espouse the corporate ethos.

    General Electric is so proud of their role in launching Reagan that they are now advertising an Internet tribute to him, “Rendezvous With Destiny: Reagan’s journey from GE to the White House.” In fact GE describes the film as depicting “how he rose from GE brand ambassador to 40th president of the United States.”

    As the recent appointment of Jeffrey Immelt, current CEO of GE, to head President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness — at a time that GE is a leader in outsourcing jobs and off shoring revenue – shows, GE’s investment in Reagan is still paying big dividends. In fact, Immelt, noting that the benefits corporations will have by being dealers inside the government went so far as to say, in 2009, “We’re all Democrats now.” As progressive journalist David Sirota recently noted, Obama gets the trade-off of a corporate honcho who can help raise money for his re-election.

    It’s all very cozy, except that Immelt is an expert at shipping jobs overseas, not creating them in the U.S.

    The trajectory that GE began when Reagan became its corporate carnival barker is now accepted by both parties: the American government has become a virtual subsidiary of international corporations who just happen to be headquartered in the U.S.

    Mark Karlin
    Editor, BuzzFlash at Truthout



    Reagan led America into the death of Main Street while he championed its glory.

    He did that by acting the role of the proud defender of “American exceptionalism” and “moral values,” while he implemented a policy and mindset that led to the economic decline of “middle America” – and championed death squads and brutal dictatorships abroad.

    But his most detrimental accomplishment was ushering in the age of governance by global corporations – who have an allegiance only to profits and manufacturing at the lowest cost (overseas), not to jobs or decent pay in the United States.

    Yesterday, BuzzFlash wrote about how this destructive change in America’s political prism was exemplified by GE’s launching of Reagan’s political career, and how GE is still benefiting in the Obama White House.

    Journalist David Lindorff trenchantly analyzes how GE’s investment in Reagan is still paying off – in the Obama administration – with the cynical appointment of GE honcho Jeffrey Immelt as “jobs czar”:

    Between 2005 and 2009, according to GE’s own 10-K financial reports, the company shed jobs in the US so fast, and added them abroad so fast, that the US employee share of GE’s total workforce dropped from 51 percent to 44 percent, a process of job destruction that has continued apace since then. In 2009 and 2010, according to information compiled by the United Electrical Workers (UE), GE closed down 29 manufacturing plants in North America, 28 of them in the US and one in Canada…. Meanwhile, Immelt recently told Forbes magazine about his company’s plans for expanding jobs … in India.

    It gets worse. GE is a master at using offshore tax schemes to avoid paying its fair share to the help cover for the costs of running America. As Lindorff documents,

    The company also likes the idea of lower corporate taxes (for the years 2007 to 2009, according to Citizens for Tax Justice’s Bob McIntyre, Immelt’s GE managed to finagle a tax rate of -14.1%, which is to say the government gave the company an extra 14.1% over and above its profits!), and of course all kinds of tax incentives aimed at increasing hiring, though these measures, while helping corporate bottom lines, have demonstrably failed to lead to significant job creation. GE also opposes measures that would punish companies for outsourcing production, or that would make it harder for it to bring in high-skilled workers from abroad to replace educated but higher-paid American workers.

    In short, it is now politically acceptable for a Democratic president to appoint a chief adviser on job creation whose major skill set is closing American plants, sending jobs overseas, and not only avoiding his company (GE) from paying taxes, but actually ending up with a US government subsidy.

    On the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday, this is his legacy. The myth of “morning in America” will endure in Republican fundraisers and fawning corporate media coverage, but the facts speak for themselves – and they are a damning indictment.

    Mark Karlin
    Editor, BuzzFlash at Truthout


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