The Trial of Henry Kissinger

The Trial of Henry Kissinger

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In The Trial of Henry Kissinger , Christopher Hitchens shifts focus from Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, and Kim Jong-il to a man seemingly lauded and revered by the American people for what are undeniably war crimes: Henry Kissinger. Now available as a Signal paperback.

Forget the regular cadre of war criminals that pollute our news headlines day in and day out; we need look no further than America's own celebrated leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history: Henry Kissinger. Employing evidence based on firsthand testimony, unpublished documents, and new material uncovered by the Freedom of Information Act, and using only what would hold up in international courts of law, The Trial of Henry Kissinger outlines worldwide atrocities authorized by the former secretary of state--among them "conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap, and torture." With the precision and tenacity reminiscent of a prosecutor presenting his case, Hitchens offers readers an unrepentant, honest portrait of Kissinger, and implores governments around the world, including our own, to swiftly bring him to justice.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2001.
ISBN: 9780771039218
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Nov 13, 2018

The book is aptly, if misleadingly, titled; it could be better described as an informal case for the prosecution. Bangladesh, Chile, the extension of military efforts from the Vietnam war, East Timor, and happily doing business with China are the main contentions. Almost as an afterthought, the planning of a kidnapping and murder of a Greek journalist is also included. Has anyone ever thought of writing "The Defence Of Henry Kissinger"? With some replies allowed, it can help to tease out issues in the application of moral norms, international law, and realist politics (with regard to international relations); what are the limitations and qualifications of morality (or realist politics)? what or who can be tried? what, if any, are the remedies? (would one have to create a whole new theory of remedies?), are some of the questions that could be elucidated. A bickering appendix, no footnotes, sources, or further reading guide, good index.

Jan 05, 2014

Quite recently, in 2013, the comedian and faux concerned citizen, Stephen Colbert, publicly lauded Henry Kissinger at a televised event Kissinger was at. Colbert is an idiot! And yet another pop culture enabler! Hitchens' book should be read and read again to fully grasp the murderous and psychopathic backgrounds of those who serve David Rockefeller. In tax returns of "American Friends of Bilderberg" it is stated that the directors of that group were and are: David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, Jessica Mathews, and so forth. Clearly, the international bank/financial forums, called the Bilderberger meetings, get together to argue, plan and form a concensus for global machinations. Any group which includes the likes of David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Richard Perle, the heads of the top banks and financial outfits, along with past presidents, where present secretary of state, John Kerry, should have become familiar with present secretary of defense, Hegel, as they both attended together, is to be closely watched and followed! Kissinger was the first recommendation of Bush and Cheney for the 9/11 Commission, and that should make anyone wary of such events!

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