“Kissinger’s Shadow” by Greg Grandin Provides Additional Documentation to the Plethora in Existence Which Calls for His Indictment for Crimes Against Humanity2
September 4, 2015 by Alfred
Literally there is indeed a plethora of documentation, a veritable abundance of redundancy of documentation in existence which backs up a long overdue indictment of former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.
One of the most informative and fascinating scholarly source of information about Henry Kissinger’s role in crimes against humanity is that of the director of the National Security Archive’s Chile Documentation Project, Peter Kornbluh, whose book titled “The Pinochet File” had our present U.S. representative at the United Nation comment on by stating “The smoking guns are all here“. Samantha Power is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book titled “A Problem From Hell : American and the Age of Genocide”.
Kornbluh’s book is 550 pages long.
The list of countries wherein Kissinger was the intellectual author of massive genocidal killings as well as targeted assassination programs is also long and comprises Chile while under the fascist military rule of General Pinochet, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Apartheid South Africa, Iran while under the Anglo-American installed and supported tyrannical regime of the Shah, Indonesia under the oppressive rule of Suharto, East Timor, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
Kissinger was the intellectual author of “Operation Condor”, and international network of assassinations.
Kissinger laid the groundwork of the neocons’ national security state, which has as its objective the perpetuation of militarism’s projection globally, an objective which is terrifically lucrative for the industrial-military complex and effective to deflect our taxpayers funds from vital social programs, public health, public education, infrastructure repair and maintenance, modernization of transportation, etc.
For Kissinger the expression used by Bill Clinton when he first ran for the presidency in 1994, namely that “we must use the power of example rather than the example of power” in the conduct of our foreign policy, must read backwards as he laid the groundstone of our militaristic power projections.
Kissinger called himself a realpolitik advocate. Realpolitik is a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations. He said that there are those who manipulate reality and those who create reality, and that the West needs those who create it. Grandin says that this is a form of neocon hubris or irrational idealism used to camouflage an imperialist criminal mindset.
Recently during an Armed Forces Committee hearing chaired by Senator McCain, Henry Kissinger was invited as and advisor, when a group of brave democracy activists of the Code Pink organization briefly interrupted the event to bring to the attention of the public the true nature and background of this sinister man who has done so much harm to innocent human beings globally. Upon being ushered out, as these democracy activists expected to be and complied with, Mr. McCain disgraced himself by yelling at these democracy activists, ” … you low life scum…”
In a previous article published on January 30, 2015, this writer captured the video clip of this McCain melt-down moment, which was ironical in the sense that the vituperative expletive of McCain would have been correct if it were it addressed to his friend Henry Kissinger.
But, of course McCain is as much an acolyte of Kissinger as Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rove, and most of the other right-wing extremist hate and fear mongers whose morbid fascination with military power projection have done our country incalculable harm, not to mention the harm it has done to the inhabitants of countries targeted for such evil and destructive actions. Most recently McCain stated that as regards to Iran we must “…bomb, bomb, bomb…”
Declassified memos show how Kissinger protected murderous General Pinochet after the Nixon/Kissinger/ITT/CIA assisted 9/11 of 1973 coup against the democratically elected leader of Chile, Dr. Salvador Allende, crushed his democracy in a military intervention which resulted in the death of this noble statesman. Thousands of innocent people were tortured, murdered, or “disappeared”, but Kissinger assured General Pinochet he should not mind U.S. Congressional criticism of his human rights violations.
Kissinger had to escape arrest in Paris and has been the object of court summons elsewhere in the world, and yet, incredibly and scandalously the U.S. mainstream media is largely not only silent about his unacceptable history of dishonesty, denials, and rationalizations about his documented wrongdoing, but affords him the opportunity to write op-eds.
The same repulsive behavior of unacceptable rehabilitation is afforded to Kissinger, mostly by members of the Republican neocon establishment, but as well by a few members of the Democratic neoliberal establishment, most notably, by Hillary Clinton.
The September 2, 2015 interview of NYU Professor and author of Greg Grandin buttresses the case for the immediate indictment of Henry Kissinger, particularly at this time when we can be inspired by the indictment of General Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, after the conviction of former dictator Rios Montt , both guilty of genocidal crimes against the autochthonous Ixil natives of Guatemala as well as of targeted assassinations of union leaders.
These crimes were committed with the full knowledge and support of President Reagan who also arranged for Israeli weapons and helicopters to be sent to Guatemala, as prize winning investigative journalist Alan Nairn has amply documented.
At this point this writer invites the readers to view the excellent interview by the producer of Democracy Now Amy Goodman of Professor and author Greg Grandin who just launched his book on this subject titled “Kissinger’s Shadow”.