KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS…
KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS
Before the brutal murder of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 the visit of the US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, was quite significant.
On October 30, 1974 Kissinger made a 19-hour stopover in Bangladesh. During the visit he met Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib for a couple of hours at the “Gonobhavan.”
According to US journalist Lawrence Lifschultz, “A month after Kissinger left Dhaka the conspirators at the US Embassy became active.”
Prof Abu Sayeed in his book Bangabandhu: Facts and Documents and Lifschultz in his Bangladesh: The Unfinished Revolution writes about it elaborately.
After talking to Bangabandhu, Kissinger addressed a press conference where he described Bangabandhu “as a man of vast conception”.
When asked why he had sent the Seventh Fleet against such a man, Kissinger avoided a direct response and hurriedly left the conference room.
According to Lifschultz those who were aware of Kissinger’s…
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