Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently warned that the demonstrations occurring worldwide in favor of Hamas, a terrorist organization, show that European nations made a “grave mistake” and should be concerned about future hostage-taking raids against its people if the idea of supporting terrorism isn’t shut down.
Kissinger said that Europe is pressured by groups of people “of totally different culture and religion,” as reported by Breitbart News. The former secretary of state argued that Europe made a “grave mistake” in allowing too many foreigners into the country in the past several years.
“It was a grave mistake to let in so many people of totally different culture and religion and concepts because it creates a pressure group inside each country that does that,” Kissinger recently told Politico.
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Kissinger added that Europe should give “unconditional political support for Israeli action” amid Hamas’ invasion of Israel.
“Israel must vindicate its sovereignty in that area, and that it cannot permit Gaza to return to a state where it could emerge, take thousands or a large number hostage, kill thousands, and then live in that condition side-by-side with Israel,” he concluded. “I would say every European nation has the same interest because the same attitude might erupt in the direction of Europe.”
Kissinger’s remarks to Politico came when Hamas began its brutal invasion of Israel. He told the outlet that he, who used to be a promoter of keeping Western nations open to refugee flows, can no longer support such an idea given the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
The former secretary of state said watching pro-Hamas demonstrations in German cities was “painful” to watch.
Kissinger’s comments that Europe made a “grave mistake” in allowing an excess of foreigners into the country are a drastic shift from comments he made in 2015 when he advocated for the U.S. to keep its borders open in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, France.
In 2015, Kissinger sent a letter to Congress, demanding the U.S.’s borders be open to Syrian and Iraqi migrants fleeing from Paris during the attacks. The letter said that to do otherwise would “be contrary to our nation’s traditions of openness and inclusivity and would undermine our core objective of combating terrorism.”