Henry Kissinger to withdraw his money from the bankgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Suddenly, those individuals who have insisted that they will be withdrawing all their cash from the bank before the end of the year do not seem quite so misguided. The prospect of the millennium bug eating your savings may be more than just the nightmare of overactive imaginations. At a high-powered millennium meeting in Washington recently, delegates were stunned to hear Henry Kissinger announce that he intended to withdraw all his money from the bank as 2000 nears. Mr Foot's statement this week has fuelled fears that lesser mortals will follow the former United States Secretary of State's lead, precipitating a dangerous run on the banks.
Anybody know any more about this comment or an URL closer to the source?
-- a (email@example.com), March 22, 1999
I hope someone comes up with a URL soon! This is getting the same type of play as Fast Eddie's (non-)change in severity expectation.
-- Chuck, a night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
Isn't Henry Kissinger currently the head of the NSA?
I consider them more informed and in control than just about anybody and any agency.
PJ in TX
-- PJ Gaenir (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
Does Henry plan to stand in line with some 200 million other saps?
That doesn't sound like our Dr. K. More likely he's talking about doing what he's already, in fact, done, or at least in the process of doing.
-- the man (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
Don't jump to any conclusions on this one. Word from the thread below is that the Sunday Times is no more than a tabloid. Unlikely to break a story of significance involving a former Secretary of State.
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
I think the current head of the NSA is someone named Sandy Berger. In any case, it is not Henry Kissinger.
On the other hand, I would expect Kissinger to continue to have many contacts in many places and to be rather well informed about various governmental and financial matters.
-- Jerry B (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
Well I heard from a very reliable source, that Joe Schlabotnik is taking all his money from his bank accounts in October.
-- Craig (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.
Could this refer to Henry Zachariah Kissinger, who raises corn and soybeans on a 450 acre farm near Oskaloosa, Iowa?
-- Not really (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 1999.
DanTCC@Yahoo.com), March 22, 1999.
Link attempt #2: (dumb typos .. sorry gang)
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/99/03/ 2 0/timbizbli02004.html?2215803
-- Dan (DanTCC@Yahoo.com), March 22, 1999.
I concur with Puddintame. This particular "quote" appeared in a story in a London source. There was no obvious mention where Dr. Kissinger was or in what context he spoke when the alleged statement was made.
When I first saw this article, I too was interested with the alleged statement. I have searched for about 3 hours since it posted on the link (provided above) to the newspaper, but no other source has confirmed this statement. I wrote Ted Koppel who covered Dr. K through much of his service as Sec.of State. I would think if there was a true story here, a LOT of interest would have been generated by now.
Do research after hearing something as volital as this.
****certainly not to be confused with Dr. K, who is much richer****
-- Mr. Kennedy (wheresTHEverification@for.story), March 22, 1999.
I thought henry kissigner was one of those goblins that eat your milk and steal your boots?
-- Jerry (jj@Jj.jj), March 22, 1999.
HUH? What is that all about?
-- huh (email@example.com), March 22, 1999.