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***At a high-powered millennium meeting in Washington, delegates were stunned to hear Henry Kissinger announce that he intended to withdraw all his money from the bank as 2000 nears. ***
Words of wisdom.
-- snooze button (email@example.com), November 27, 1999
I think that was debunked.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), November 27, 1999.
-- Sheri (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 1999.
That was debunked snooze.
(Y2K Pro leave. You supported spamming and DOS attacks here AND participated in them. We watched you, and others do it. Not acceptable behavior here. GI? You will still be snipped even when you post as other names. GI... "Rapture Man," "Mr. Happy" & "Captain Truth," etc.)
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), November 27, 1999.
This story has been floating around here for most of this year with no one ever able to point to any verifying documentation. Thus, it must be categorized as 'myth' until such time as verification can be provided - which I think is unlikely. Like the "martial law signs in the Wal-Mart trucks" story, it vanishes the moment you attempt to verify any of the information.
It does point out the importance of explicitly stating your sources when you post here. My opinion is that there is a tremendous amount of misinformation coming from all sides on Y2K. Some of it (such as the FAA's statement that it was 100% compliant last fall) is obviously deliberate and much is unintended.
Many of the participants here have been extremely helpful in tracking down sources and providing important ancillary information. This has been quite useful in assessing my own situation.
For example, when reports began to surface that nuclear plants must receive continuous cooling water supplies for months after shutdown, Robert Cook was especially helpful in pointing out that, yes, that was true - as far as it went. But the links and evidence he provided showed that the amount of cooling effort required drops dramatically within a day of shutdown. Thus the effort required to cool the core a few days after shutdown is dramatically lower than it is immediately after shutdown. This bit of information is critical to understanding the significance of the 'months of required cooling' story
My own research on the plant, located a stone's throw from my house, showed that water from the reservoir constructed as a source of emergency cooling water for the plant could be gravity fed to the plant. In addition, my contacts inside the facilty indicated that Y2K was being taken very seriously by the Alliant Energy, the operators of the facility.
Thus, the information provided by participants here combined with my own research led to decreased concern about our next-door neighbor.
So please, wherever possible, post a link or otherwise indicate the sources or your information.
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), November 27, 1999.
That story came from THE TIMES of London, hardly a careless tabloid :), back in March of this year.
You'll find that extract and reference, together with a huge list of similar sourced quotes, at
the New World Order Intelligence Update's Y2K QUOTES page
-- John Whitley (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 1999.
The London Sunday Times, March 20, 1999;article entitled, "Headaches start as the bug bears down on banks" On page two the quote;"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" I have a copy of that article in a packet of articles and government reports sent to members of my family by an uncle who's a programmer and GI.I don't own a computer, this is sent via webTv so I can't cut a paste, but I think a copy of the article is available in Scary Garys archives.
-- Ralph Kramden (and@awayWeGo.com), November 27, 1999.
Hey Arnie, here's your verifying documentation: www.garynorth.com/y2k/detail_.cfm/4160
-- Alfred E (what@MeWorry.com), November 27, 1999.
I don't have any money left,I've spent what little I have on preps.I suggest you all do the same.
-- H fats Kissinger (email@example.com), November 27, 1999.
John, Alfred, Ralph:
Thanks for posting the links to this information. That is exactly what I was looking for. Obviously, at least one credible source for this information exists.
Here is the specific quote from the Times:
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.
I was under the possibly mistaken impression that this had been debunked. If that is not the case, I would certainly like to know.
Does anyone have any additional information they can point me to regarding this story. Did Mr Kissinger ever issue a confirmation or a denial? Was the high-powered millennium meeting ever identified? Is there anything else known about this? Was Mr. Kissinger's exact staement ever released?
Thanks again for providing the links and, if this item has not been debunked, my apologies for implying it had been. I am reminded of my similar impression of the proposed 'Know Your Customer' regulations which, as it turned out, were all too real.
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), November 27, 1999.
Rockefeller's lap dog!
-- curt (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 1999.
Arnie: Why don't you send Henry an e-mail and ask him if he withdrew all his money? While you are at it, why don't you ask him where he hid it? Also, ask him if he bought any gold mines. I'm sure he will be glad to let us all know how a NWO man handles a non-event.
-- r.u.reddy (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
Nope. As you can probably tell, my preparations have not been based upon the statements of Henry Kissinger. Still, I'm very curious to know why I had the impression that this story had been debunked, especially if that is not the case.
If no further research has been done and Mr. Kissinger has not issued a denial, then we are forced to accept the possibilty that the story may be true.
Does anyone else have additional info?
-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), November 29, 1999.