Sunday, May 19, 2013

America Honors Its Worst

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Stephen Lendman
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Presidential Medals of Freedom are awarded annually. They mock what they claim to represent. Many go to deplorable recipients.

Previous dishonorees include GHW Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Shimon Peres, Margaret Thatcher, Alvaro Uribe, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and Alan Greenspan among others.

Nobel Peace Prize recipients include notorious war criminals. In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt was honored. He once said "I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one."

In 1919, Woodrow Wilson won. He broke his pledge to keep "us out of war." In 1953, George Marshall was honored. He helped create NATO. It's a killing machine. He was involved in aggressive war on North Korea.

Other dishonorees included Kofi Annan, Al Gore, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Henry Kissinger, Barack Obama, and the EU. Peacemakers aren't considered.

Intrepid Freedom Awards are made annually. They're "presented to a national or international leader who has distinguished himself in promoting and defending the values of freedom and democracy, the core beliefs of our nation."

Dishonorees include a virtual rogue's gallery of recipients.

They include GW and GHW Bush, Dick Cheney, Leon Panetta, Colin Powell, David Petraeus, Margaret Thatcher, Boris Yeltsin, Newt Gingrich, Bill and Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Silvio Berlusconi, Michael Bloomberg, and Yitzhak Rabin among others.

On May 23, Henry Kissinger will be the latest recipient. More on him below. Ceremonies will take place at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. It calls itself "one of America's leading historic, cultural and educational institutions."

It's centered on the Intrepid aircraft carrier (CVS-11). During WW II, it began operating. Today it's an "educational center and a monument to all who have served our nation in uniform."

Few understood their involvement in imperial wars. Annual Intrepid Freedom Award recipients bear much responsibility. Honoring them shames America. Rule of law principles and other democratic values are dishonored.

Kissinger's one of America's worst. On May 27, he'll be 90 years old. He was an early architect of new world order harshness.

He's a notorious war criminal. His legacy includes three to four million Southeast Asian war deaths.

He was instrumental in overthrowing Chile's democratic government. Augusto Pinochet replaced Salvador Allende. A reign of terror followed. It included arrests, killings and torture.

So did privatization of state enterprises, mass layoffs, sweeping deregulation, deep social spending cuts, wage freezes or cuts, unrestricted free market access for western corporations, corporate-friendly tax cuts, trade unionist crackdowns, and harsh repression against opposing a system incompatible with social democracy, civil and human rights.

Kissinger backed Suharto’s brutal dictatorship. His Kopassus special forces terrorized Indonesians. Their record includes kidnappings, rape, torture, targeted killings, sweeping violence, mass murder, and other atrocities against anyone challenging his authority.

He supported his West Papua takeover. He OK'd his East Timor invasion. Over two hundred thousand East Timorese died. Around half a million more were displaced. In his memoirs, former American UN ambassador Daniel Partick Moynihan wrote:
The United States wished things to turn out as they did, and worked to bring this about. 
The Department of State desired that the United Nations prove utterly ineffective in whatever measures it undertook. 
This task was given to me, and I carried it forward with no inconsiderable success.
In two months, 10% of the population was annihilated. It was prelude for what followed.

Kissinger supported the Khmer Rouge's rise to power and reign of terror. He encouraged a Kurdish revolt against Saddam Hussein. He then abandoned them. He advised Bush and Cheney on Iraq policy.

He backed a 1974 Cypriot fascist coup. He defended Turkey's brutal invasion. He wanted a Washington, DC-based journalist kidnapped and killed.

He was complicit in Operation Condor. Pinochet and other Latin American despots reigned terror against alleged communists and political opponents. Tens of thousands perished.

He backed Pakistan’s "delicacy and tact" in overthrowing Bangladesh’s democratically elected government. Half a million deaths followed.

In 1974, his secret National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200) called for drastic global depopulation. Developing nations are resource rich, he said. They're vital to US growth.

He wanted useless eaters eliminated. He said "Depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World."

He supported involuntary mass sterilizations. He wanted birth control made a prerequisite for US aid. He wanted hundreds of millions eliminated by 2000.

He supported the worst of Israeli crimes. Earlier, American Jewish Committee executive director David Harris said:
Perhaps Kissinger felt that, as a Jew, he had to go the extra mile to prove to the president that there was no question where his loyalty lay.
Mortimor Zukerman, Kenneth Bialkin and James Tisch once wrote:
Mr. Kissinger consistently played a constructive role vis-a-vis Israel both as national security adviser and secretary of state, especially when the United States extended dramatic assistance to Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
During the first Intifada, he advised Israel to challenge it harshly. He recommended banishing the media and suppressing what went on.

He backed other deplorable schemes. He was mindless of the human toll. He wanted America to benefit at any cost. He waged war on humanity. He still advises on ways to do it.

He deplores peace. He supports war and state terror. "Afghanistan wasn't enough," he said. He endorsed waging war on Islam.

His legacy includes involvement in decades of crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. As National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, he served Nixon and Ford from January 1969 - January 1977.

He advised administrations that followed. In 1982, he founded Kissinger Associates, Inc. He heads it. It's a New York-based international consulting firm.

Former CIA deputy director for intelligence Judith (Jami) Miscik is president. Other noted former US government officials served earlier. They did so in managerial capacities. At least most were complicit in war crimes.

Kissinger's worst of all. He symbolizes imperial lawlessness. He waged war on humanity in and out of government. He's still doing it. On May 27, he'll again be honored. He deserves prison instead.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at His new book is titled How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War. Also visit his blog site at and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.


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Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with you on Pakistan. It was a more complicated issue than you know. Face value it was Pakistan's brutality on Bengalis. Deeper, it was a well hatched plan to dismember Pakistan.

Hide Behind said...

To honor this man by any nation, outside of Israel, is no more than a slap in face for "All and Any" decent humans that ever lived.
The man is israel in the flesh, nothing but its interest matters, cost to them matters so others must pay as others are not people.
Author forgot irony of reward to Suharto fpreliminating what Kissinger called Communist and revolutionary trashin indonesia.
When Suharto working on Kissingers advise wanted to know what would be Presidents Fords response Ford told Kis!inger and Suharto

Three weeks latet. hundreds of thousands fead and fisplaced. a truly genocidal program, Suhatto lets Kissinger and Gord know jpb was done.
For bring so effecient President Ford sent Diharto a boxed set of golfballs with the Presidential seal upon them.
Hell then the made an american Saint of Ford And deified his memory by at national funeral.

Anonymous said...

why do these evil men live so long

Anonymous said...

poop sandwich sans crust is still a shit sandwich

Hide Behind said...

If there are any people, men and women who know what "Honor" means, please let those Bastardized Americans know that any FN medal to kissinger is unnacceptable and brings only shame on the American Nation.
President Lyndon Johnson, as hard nosed and in the gutter politico fighter, when asked about Kissinger and Nixon in regard to Viet War, saidhe refused to bring up their names for fear of destroying the Republic.
My friends names are upon thay black scar of a monument and blodfy ass Kisinger is partially responsible for the "needless deaths of many others on it as well.
He should never be allowed to set foot on any American soil or be buried upon it.
Nor should any bastard and yes that includes Obama that pays homage to him.
He is only one from that era that wasallowed to place his records under seal until he dies.
Personally I will raise the american flag one last time to full staff on the day that bastard dies.
UNLIKE ONE WHO LIVES AS TODAYS PROGRESSIVES AND CONSERVATIVES I remain independent and do not need to lower my standardsjust because so many surround me that are no more than maggots blow flies and worms.all wallowing in each others shit piles.

Anonymous said...

He is the result of the "Protocols of Zion" a beast so insensitive, so lacking in anything human and undeserving of the air he breathes. He is a representative of all the jews that are destroying goyim America. The lobbies, media, universities, senate supreme court are lousy with them and America needs to "clean house" if it ever expects to survive.

Anonymous said...

If you want to understand why these people purposefully promote the worst of the worst then you must understand the completely bullshit ideologies they are brainwashed to follow.

2 primary examples:

Moral relativity - something I largely agree with to the extent that I don't believe morality should be legislated or enforced by police systems, but do believe society needs a "moral standard".

As this ridiculous dude was just trying to explain to me the other day it's their goal to destroy the world in order to rebuild it based on "moral relativity".

But they believe it is wrong to pass moral judgments on people and those who do it are inferior to them and deserve to be wiped out in the name of NWO.

He would never be able to grasp that judging people is a moral issue and therefore they are passing moral judgments on people for passing moral judgments on others.

They judge others morally in direct contradiction to the core principle of moral relativity - then believe themselves to still be superior for having those BS beliefs.

Equality - their perverted idea of equality can be summed up with one famous statement:

"Everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others."

The first part of that statement is mutually exclusive to the second part; and the second part is a logical fallacy that can't even stand on it's own.

Equality is a comparative system - if there is one group that is deemed superior to others in any way there is NO EQUALITY.

These are just 2 of the core beliefs of these ridiculous "Illuminati" cults that are total bullshit from start to finish and contradict themselves.

The reason the followers of these bankrupt ideologies do not question the stupidity of them is because they are taught to believe that those ideologies make them "special", make them more "enlightened" than everyone else - and if they don't get it then they just aren't advanced enough in the occult teachings.

All supremacist ideologies are dangerous, but these cults that have taken over the world are beyond dangerous because their self-worth is entirely based on contradictive, self-defeating bullshit philosophies that a 5 year old could see right through.

But that is why one of these tools I used to know had to use the "Jews are always right!" propaganda tag-line to justify her mental enslavement to their cults.

Irony - "The Jews are always right!" is pulled straight out of the National Socialist's pledge of allegiance... "Adolph Hitler is always right!"

But the Nazi's were just brainwashed tools, the Jewish mystical Illuminati cults are highly enlightened people... they use the same propaganda for completely noble and good reasons. [/sarcasm]

The only talent these people have is being great storytellers - they mix truth with lies so well that it's almost impossible to separate them and therefore almost impossible to call them on their bullshit.

They enjoy being "evil" because to them all that matters is their own personal amusement in life.

For the record I have no problem with groups or "clubs" that want to practice moral relativity within the bounds of Common Law, but when you start violating those views by trying to force them on the rest of the world I take issue with it.

These people are wrong in believing they support real moral relativity.

But again those at the top don't care if their systems are legitimate, they just want power and control.


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