Before there was Dick Cheney, there was this guy.
With the current turmoil in Greece, I found the following Kissinger quote (1994) to be of interest.
"The Greek people are a difficult if not impossible people to tame, and for this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots. Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East."
A h/t to Liturgical Energies for this quote.