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Kissinger: An Old Dog and New Tricks

Posted in the database on Saturday, November 05th, 2005 @ 11:58:03 MST (1554 views)
by Kurt Nimmo    Another Day in the Empire  

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According to a CBS News poll, 64 percent of Americans believe “the result of the war with Iraq was not worth the loss of American life and other costs,” reports Angus Reid Consultants. “57 per cent say things going badly for U.S. in Iraq, 48 per cent say Iraq will never become a democracy, 38 per cent say the Bush administration hid ‘important elements’ when discussing the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

Of course, since America is not a democracy—it is supposed to be a constitutional republic, but that’s an argument for another time—this growing tide against the “war” (invasion and occupation) will not translate into troops coming home in the foreseeable future because the global elite in control of America (and much of the rest of the world) have a vested interest in remaining there, regardless of how many soldiers (and Iraqis) die as a result.

Consider the poster boy for global terrorism, Henry Kissinger.

“Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned against an early withdrawal of U.S.-led coalition forces from Iraq, saying such a move would bolster insurgents and terrorists worldwide, causing instability across the Middle East,” reports Newsday. Of course, the exact opposite is true—the heavy-handed presence of U.S. troops in the Middle East bolsters “insurgents and terrorists worldwide, causing instability.”

Kissinger, in a speech delivered to “top NATO officers and officials,” in other words co-conspirators, also said “that European Union nations and Washington needed to find another way to get Iran to stop the development of its nuclear program,” or rather the U.S. needs to kill a few thousand Iranian kids and grandmothers in sustained bombing raids. Kissinger said “that Iran could use nuclear weapons as a way to protect itself while continuing to promote terrorist groups,” for instance Hezbollah, the “terrorist” group that would not exist if the state of Israel had not invaded Lebanon. Never mind there is no conclusive evidence Iran is developing nuclear weapons. It stands to reason Iran has nukes, since this is the threadbare pretext used to invade Iraq (or one of several, all discredited as lies and fabrications) and the neocons are simply recycling their excuses in preparation for attacks on Syria and Iran.

Since Kissinger is a war criminal—not a garden variety war criminal, mind you, but one of history’s most prolific—and the effort to deliver “democracy” (i.e., mass murder) to benighted Muslim nations remains job one for the both neocons and their neolib kissing cousins, it should come as no surprise Kissinger is advocating finding “another way” to attack Iran and Syria, although Kissinger did not mention the latter country where destabilization efforts are well under way.

Dirty tricks, mass murder, electoral monkey wrenching—all of these are second nature to Kissinger, who was the ex officio chair the 40 Committee, a high-level body during the Nixon regime with representatives from the State Department, CIA, and the Pentagon tasked with planning and micromanaging foreign covert actions. “Incredibly, Henry Kissinger—the man who rivals Pol Pot for the dubious honor 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,” notes the Henry Kissinger Wanted for War Crimes Poster. “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go Communist because of the irresponsibility of its own people,” Kissinger remarked after the people of Chile elected Salvador Allende in 1970.

As they say, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks—although you can drag an old fascist out of the shadows and have him say a few pertinent things contrary to the growing belief of the American people that the occupation of Iraq is a dismal failure. It should be noted that the Iraq invasion and occupation is not a dismal failure—Iraq is a morass of violence, chaos, and covert operations designed to splinter the country into small and ineffectual statelets (or ethically determined fiefdoms) and is precisely what the neocons want.



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