Skip to comments.The Jewish key to Henry Kissinger
Posted on 06/02/2008 1:03:31 PM PDT by forkinsocket
To say that Henry Kissinger is the most controversial of twentieth-century American Secretaries of State would be an understatement. No other holder of that office has inspired opprobrium of the sort heaped on Kissinger by journalists such as Seymour Hersh and Christopher Hitchens. The latters polemic, The Trial of Henry Kissinger (2002), for example, accuses Kissinger of having ordered and sanctioned the destruction of civilian populations, the assassination of inconvenient politicians, the kidnapping and disappearance of soldiers and journalists and clerics who got in his way. Hitchens offers no explanation of his subjects alleged record of promiscuous violence abroad and flagrant illegality at home. The reader is merely left to infer that Kissinger must be a terribly wicked man.
Quite apart from the distinctly thin documentary foundation of Hitchenss footnote-free case for the prosecution which quotes from little more than a few dozen primary documents, all from US archives The Trial of Henry Kissinger suffers from a strange absence of historical perspective. It would in fact be much easier to implicate a number of Kissingers predecessors in civilian bombings, coups détat and support for murderous regimes. Unlike the case of Chile, to give a single example, there is no question that the Central Intelligence Agency had a direct hand in the coup that overthrew an elected government in Guatemala in 1954. It also played an active role in the subsequent campaign of violence against the Guatemalan Left. Many more people (around 200,000) died in this campaign than were disappeared in Chile after 1973 (2,279). In any case, Richard Nixon was not the first President to seek to influence Chilean domestic politics. Both of his immediate predecessors did so.
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Lyndon Larouche used to say that Henry was a “Soviet agent of influence.” Go figure.
Given his background, I’d trust Mr Hitchens to deliver me a Big Mac - and even then I’d check under the bun. Clown is as clown does.
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