1969 – Henry Kissenger: The Igbo Are Wandering Jews

1969 – Henry Kissenger: The Igbo Are Wandering Jews

Source: U.S. State Department Online Archives - Henry Kissenger "Biafra (3, 000 sq. miles, 4-6 million). Colonel Ojukwu -- 35, British-trained, erstwhile playboy -- presides over the popular support and military morale of a people convinced that defeat means extinction. The Ibos are the wandering Jews of West Africa -- gifted, aggressive, Westernized; at best envied and resented, but mostly despised by the mass of their neighbors in the Federation. They have fought well (by African standards) against heavy odds; their cynical public relations use of the starvation has been brilliant." - Henry Kissenger, (Tuesday, January 28, 1969 Memorandum for…
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