Friday, February 7, 2014
On the QT: Doctor Kissinger Pays Germany An Unexpected Visit
Posted by Charleston Voice
04/02/2014 by Don Quijones
This is all very much on the hush-hush. Barely reported in the international media, Henry Kissinger, the man with arguably more blood on his hands than any other human being alive today, snuck through German customs over the weekend to speak at the 50th edition of the Munich Security Conference — an event that attracts Masters of War from across the globe to discuss the security challenges and, of course, opportunities of our age.
According to the Catalonian daily La Vanguardia – one of just a few media outlets to cover Kissinger’s participation in the event — 20 heads of state were in attendance, as were ministers of defense, war propagandists, arms dealers and more than 3,000 police officers on duty to protect them from protestors.
In the most perverse of ironies, Kissinger, who is wanted for war crimes in a host of countries including Argentina, Chile, Spain, France, and Belgium (hence, I presume, the media blackout for the event), appealed for calm heads and prudence in the recent geopolitical tussles in Asia — in particular with regard to the dispute between China and Japan over ownership of the Diayou/Sankaku islands. As La Vanguardia‘s Munich correspondent Rafael Poch noted, the hypocrisy is rank coming from a man who “ordered the dropping of more bombs on Indochina than were launched in the whole of the Second World War.”
Indeed, few people have left such a mark on the global geopolitical landscape as erstwhile Rockefeller protegé Henry Kissinger. Among countless other things, he is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Cambodians as well as creating the perfect conditions for the rise of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge. He also gave the green light for Indonesia’s genocide of East Timor and laid the groundwork for General Augusto Pinochet’s bloody coup d’état in Chile.
Since “officially” leaving politics in the late ’70s, he has allegedly been using his consulting firm, Kissinger Associates, as a sort of private National Security Consultancy to about 30 major corporations around the world.
In The Trial of Henry Kissinger, the late British-American journalist and author Christopher Hitchens called for Kissinger to be tried “for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offences against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture.”
As Hitchens wrote in a 2001 article for Harpers Magazine, “many if not most of Kissinger’s partners in politics, from Greece to Chile to Argentina to Indonesia, are now in jail or awaiting trial. His own lonely impunity is rank; it smells to heaven. If it is allowed to persist then we shall shamefully vindicate the ancient philosopher Anacharsis, who maintained that laws were like cobwebs — strong enough to detain only the weak and too weak to hold the strong. In the name of innumerable victims known and unknown, it is time for justice to take a hand.”
The Trials of Henry Kissinger, the superlative documentary based on Hitchens’ book (posted below), lays out in clear, inconvertible terms Kissinger’s multiple sins and crimes against humanity. I urge you to watch it and spread it far and spread it wide, for as long as Kissinger walks free with his reputation unbesmirched and his heavy head held aloft, we, the citizens of this world, owe it to his millions of forgotten victims worldwide to never forget the myriad crimes he committed in the name of personal ambition and U.S. real politick.