Sunday, December 1, 2013
THOUGHTS ON KISSINGER AS WAR CRIMINAL
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While one should have no illusions that Kissinger or the numerous other US policy makers during the past 60 years who have been highly complicit in foreign policy decisions and activities that are illegal under US as well as international standards will ever be charged, brought to trial, or convicted in the US, raising the issue is not only valuable but essential if the US is to ever regain the respect and integrity at home and abroad that it should demand. The failure of our leadership, our media, and the general population to either actively encourage or passively allow such behavior is wrong, but unfortunately has become commonplace. Kissinger's example can be highlighted to serve as an obvious example, complicit in foreign leader assassination attempts, overthrow of democratically-elected governments, sabotaging peace talks with false promises, escalating wars on manufactured pretenses, giving illegal aid to rebels and terrorists even after our government has forbidden it. For an entire nation to look aside, to continue to even value his foreign affairs expertise, says something about the entire nation, and it is not complimentary. For us to be better than that, there has to be consequences for wrong-doing. But when it comes from those is high positions in Washington DC, or from board rooms on Wall Street also, there doesn't seem to be. The nation suffers as the consequence.
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