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FBI MUST ARREST HENRY KISSINGER FOR HIGH CRIMEShttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/InfoTimes/message/1516

"Because of judicial proceedings in various countries concerning his
role in sanctioning assassinations and state terrorism during the years
when he directed American foreign policy, Kissinger can no longer travel
freely in Europe and Latin America."

Why is a proven liar and wanted man in charge of the 9/11 investigation?
27 November 2002


The Bush Administration has been saying in public for several months
that it does not desire an independent inquiry into the gross "failures
of intelligence" that left U.S. society defenseless 14 months ago. By
announcing that Henry Kissinger will be chairing the inquiry that it did
not want, the President has now made the same point in a different way.
But the cynicism of the decision and the gross insult to democracy and
to the families of the victims that it represents has to be analyzed to
be believed.

1) We already know quite a lot, thanks all the same, about who was
behind the attacks. Most notable in incubating al-Qaida were the rotten
client-state regimes of the Saudi Arabian oligarchy and the Pakistani
military and police elite. Henry Kissinger is now, and always has been,
an errand boy and apologist for such regimes.

2) When in office, Henry Kissinger organized massive deceptions of
Congress and public opinion. The most notorious case concerned the
"secret bombing" of Cambodia and Laos, and the unleashing of
unconstitutional methods by Nixon and Kissinger to repress dissent from
this illegal and atrocious policy. But Sen. Frank Church's commission of
inquiry into the abuses of U.S. intelligence, which focused on illegal
assassinations and the subversion of democratic governments overseas,
was given incomplete and misleading information by Kissinger, especially
on the matter of Chile. Rep. Otis Pike's parallel inquiry in the House
(which brought to light Kissinger's personal role in the
not-insignificant matter of the betrayal of the Iraqi Kurds, among other
offenses) was thwarted by Kissinger at every turn, and its eventual
findings were classified. In other words, the new "commission" will be
chaired by a man with a long, proven record of concealing evidence and
of lying to Congress, the press, and the public.

3) In his second career as an obfuscator and a falsifier, Kissinger
appropriated the records of his time at the State Department and took
them on a truck to the Rockefeller family estate in New York. He has
since been successfully sued for the return of much of this public
property, but meanwhile he produced, for profit, three volumes of
memoirs that purported to give a full account of his tenure. In several
crucial instances, such as his rendering of U.S. diplomacy with China
over Vietnam, with apartheid South Africa over Angola, and with
Indonesia over the invasion of East Timor (to cite only some of the most
conspicuous), declassified documents have since shown him to be a
bald-faced liar. Does he deserve a third try at presenting a truthful
record, after being caught twice as a fabricator? And on such a grave
matter as this?

4) Kissinger's "consulting" firm, Kissinger Associates, is a privately
held concern that does not publish a client list and that compels its
clients to sign confidentiality agreements. Nonetheless, it has been
established that Kissinger's business dealings with, say, the Chinese
Communist leadership have closely matched his public pronouncements on
such things as the massacre of Chinese students. Given the strong ties
between himself, his partners Lawrence Eagleburger and Brent Scowcroft,
and the oil oligarchies of the Gulf, it must be time for at least a full
disclosure of his interests in the region. This thought does not seem to
have occurred to the president or to the other friends of Prince Bandar
and Prince Bandar's wife, who helped in the evacuation of the Bin Laden
family from American soil, without an interrogation, in the week after
Sept. 11.

5) On Memorial Day 2001, Kissinger was visited by the police in the Ritz
Hotel in Paris and handed a warrant, issued by Judge Roger LeLoire,
requesting his testimony in the matter of disappeared French citizens in
Pinochet's Chile. Kissinger chose to leave town rather than appear at
the Palais de Justice as requested. He has since been summoned as a
witness by senior magistrates in Chile and Argentina who are
investigating the international terrorist network that went under the
name "Operation Condor" and that conducted assassinations, kidnappings,
and bombings in several countries. The most spectacular such incident
occurred in rush-hour traffic in downtown Washington, D.C., in September
1976, killing a senior Chilean dissident and his American companion.
Until recently, this was the worst incident of externally sponsored
criminal violence conducted on American soil. The order for the attack
was given by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who has been vigorously defended
from prosecution by Henry Kissinger.

Moreover, on Sept. 10, 2001, a civil suit was filed in a Washington,
D.C., federal court, charging Kissinger with murder. The suit, brought
by the survivors of Gen. Rene Schneider of Chile, asserts that Kissinger
gave the order for the elimination of this constitutional officer of a
democratic country because he refused to endorse plans for a military
coup. Every single document in the prosecution case is a U.S.-government
declassified paper. And the target of this devastating lawsuit is being
invited to review the shortcomings of the "intelligence community"?

In late 2001, the Brazilian government canceled an invitation for
Kissinger to speak in Sao Paulo because it could no longer guarantee his
immunity. Earlier this year, a London court agreed to hear an
application for Kissinger's imprisonment on war crimes charges while he
was briefly in the United Kingdom. It is known that there are many
countries to which he cannot travel at all, and it is also known that he
takes legal advice before traveling anywhere. Does the Bush
administration feel proud of appointing a man who is wanted in so many
places, and wanted furthermore for his association with terrorism and
crimes against humanity? Or does it hope to limit the scope of the
inquiry to those areas where Kissinger has clients?

There is a tendency, some of it paranoid and disreputable, for the
citizens of other countries and cultures to regard President Bush's "war
on terror" as opportunist and even as contrived. I myself don't take any
stock in such propaganda. But can Congress and the media be expected to
swallow the appointment of a proven coverup artist, a discredited
historian, a busted liar, and a man who is wanted in many jurisdictions
for the vilest of offenses? The shame of this, and the open contempt for
the families of our victims, ought to be the cause of a storm of

[Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the author of
The Trial of Henry Kissinger, newly issued in paperback. Photograph by
Mike Theiler/Reuters.]

The Trial of Henry Kissinger
[Copyright © 2002 Christopher Hitchens]

Why is a proven liar and wanted man in charge of the 9/11 investigation?



"If killing hundreds of thousands of innocent peasants by dropping
million of tons of bombs on undefended civilian targets is not a war
crime, then there are no war crimes. If Kissinger is not responsible for
these crimes, then there are no war criminals."--(Fred Branfman in


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