Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Rudd, Kissinger Asian Vision

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has discussed his proposal for an Asia Pacific community with Henry Kissinger.

A spokesman for Mr Rudd says they discussed the evolving strategic and economic landscape in the Asia Pacific region and Mr Rudd's long term goal of developing a new regional grouping, the Asia Pacific community.

We can only guess what a Kissinger inspired Rudd vision for the Asia Pacific community might involve. Probably best not to think about it.

Henry Kissinger aka The Butcher of Cambodia
Incredibly, Henry Kissinger - the man who rivals Pol Pot for the dubious honour of being the person responsible for the death of the largest number of innocent people in South East Asia (and far surpasses Pol Pot in criminality when one factors in Kissinger's various levels of responsibility for wholesale slaughter and repression in other parts of the world) - still wields significant power in the United States; but his role as eager facilitator of mass murder, totalitarian repression and other atrocities is never discussed in polite society.

Kissinger directed the first phase of the holocaust in Cambodia (1969-75), the murder of an estimated 600,000 peasants, the "Secret bombing".

President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger gave the go ahead to Suharto's invasion of East Timor and subsequent massive war crimes there.

More dubious honours
The time was September 11, 1973. The country was Chile. The event was the bloody overthrow of a democratic government. And the criminals were Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, The CIA, and Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet.

In the minutes of a secret 1975 meeting of the National Security Council attended by President Ford reveal Henry Kissinger grumbling, "It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination."

Kissinger remains a wanted war criminal in some parts of the world.
On May 31, 2001, French judge Roger Le Loire requested a summons served on Kissinger while he was staying at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Loire wanted to question Kissinger for alleged U.S. involvement in Operation Condor as well as the death of five French nationals under the Chilean junta. Kissinger fled Paris that evening, and Loire's inquiries were directed to the U.S. State Department.

It would appear that Henry Kissinger is a political force once more; he recently met for talks with prominent Russian officials in Moscow. He is now over 80 years old, shouldn’t he be dead already? Does anyone else suspect he may well have died only to be reanimated in a Nazi medical experiment style operation, and now survives on the sustenance of human flesh and brains?

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