Henry Kissinger Doesn’t Care What You Think

kissinger_vietnamBy Derrick Broze

On Tuesday April 26, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger participated in a Vietnam War Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas. Kissinger discussed his role as Security Adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford during the Vietnam War before opening the floor to questions from the audience. The event was promoted as unrestricted questions for Henry Kissinger because this is likely the last time he will publicly discuss his role in the war.

When it came time for audience questions I jumped up to get in line. There were two lines, one in each aisle of the auditorium. After 3 questions from each aisle the “unrestricted” questioning ended right on my turn. Some of my more conspiracy minded friends were quick to assume that the event organizers must have recognized me for my activism/journalism and decided that I could not be allowed to question Kissinger. Maybe the organizers saw this video. Either way, the questioning was over and I was not going to get an opportunity to question Kissinger about his thoughts on Russia’s role in the “emerging world order” he loves to speak about. Have no fear, Mr. Kissinger, we will meet again.

Thankfully, the moderator took the time to ask a few pertinent questions and Henry Kissinger’s answers further reveal the nature of the man known simultaneously as the greatest U.S. diplomat and wanted war criminal. Mark Updegrove, moderator and LBJ library director, asked Kissinger to respond to war criminal accusations related to U.S. strategy to winning the Vietnam War, specifically “carpet bombing” of Cambodia.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC7Sr7R51Cc

“I think the word ‘war criminal’ should not be thrown around in the domestic debate,” said Kissinger. “It’s shameful, it’s a reflection on the people who use it. Let’s look at the situation. First, there was no carpet bombing.”

Carpet bombing, or saturation bombing is the process of continuous and progressive aerial bombing designed to inflict damage on every piece of a targeted area. As part of Operation Menu, Cambodia was saturated with bombs, resulting in the deaths of around 4,000 civilians. Kissinger offered his view on the situation and explicitly states that he believes the civilian casualties were justified:

The North Vietnamese moved four divisions into the border areas of Vietnam and Cambodia, and established bases from which they launched attacks into Vietnam. These divisions were put there in opposition to the Cambodian government. When Nixon took office he took a message to the North Vietnamese that he was eager for negotiations. At that point, the North Vietnamese began daily attacks, many of which came from the four divisions occupying Cambodian territory.

After suffering 1,500 casualties, nearly as many as we suffered in ten years of war in Afghanistan, Nixon ordered an attack on the base areas within 5 miles of the Vietnamese border, which were essentially unpopulated. So when the phrase carpet bombing is used… the size of the attack was probably much less than what the Obama administration has done in similar areas. Which I think was justified and therefore I believe what was done in Cambodia was justified. And when we eventually wiped out the base areas the casualties dropped by 80%.

I am a security adviser, I strongly favored it. I certainly was strongly supportive of it, it was correct. And it was in the American interest. And the civilian casualties from these bombings was justified. The argument against doing it was that Cambodia was a neutral country, but a country that 4 divisions on its soil is not a neutral country.

When asked whether he had any regrets about the Vietnam War, Kissinger stated, “Mistakes were made…. But I am proud of the service… one should stand by one’s decisions.” The final question posed to Mr. Kissinger was how will history judge you? During a momentary pause two audience members yelled out “murderer,” before Kissinger explained that he loses no sleep over what the people think about him. He also said that due to the Internet it’s doubtful that he will receive a fair treatment in the history books.

The Vietnam War took the lives of more than 21,000 Americans and possibly as much as 1.5 million Vietnamese. Many people blame the extensive damage and destruction on officials like Henry Kissinger, especially in regards to the civilian casualties in Cambodia. When reflecting on Henry Kissinger’s role in the Vietnam War it is important to remember that the statesman was controversially awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1973, for negotiating the Paris Peace Accords and “bringing peace to Vietnam.” The Peace Prize was also awarded to North Vietnamese Politburo Member, Le Duc Tho, but Tho rejected the award because peace had not been restored in South Vietnam. Kissinger accepted his award without question.

Whether one considers Henry Kissinger to be a “war criminal” for his actions in Vietnam, it is extremely important to study his other actions in other nations to determine if he does in fact warrant the title. A good place to start is Argentina’s Dirty War. To understand Argentina’s Dirty War, you have to understand Operation Condor, and to understand Operation Condor we must talk about Kissinger. In recently released memos it is made perfectly clear that in 1976 the former Secretary of State gave his approval for Argentina’s Dirty War.

On March 24, 1976, General Jorge Rafael Videla declared martial law after leading a military coup that lasted until 1983. The coup led to the deaths of nearly 30,000 people, including victims who were killed by throwing them alive from helicopters into the Atlantic Ocean. Thousands more were illegally detained and tortured. General Videla was sentenced to prison for human rights violations and died behind bars in 2013.

The Dirty War was only one part of a larger plan known as Operation Condor. Condor was a campaign of political repression and terror involving assassination and intelligence operations implemented in 1975 by the dictatorships of Chile and Argentina. The former Secretary of State was heavily involved in Operation Condor.

Kissinger’s approval of Argentina’s decision to move forward with their repressive campaign has been suspected for years and confirmed since at least 2004 when the National Security Archive released a secret memo recounting a conversation between assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Patt Derian, and the US ambassador in Buenos Aires, Robert Hill. The two met in April 1977 and discussed a meeting between Henry Kissinger and Argentine Foreign Minister Cesar Augusto Guzzetti. Kissinger gives Guzzetti explicit permission to move forward with whatever they must do to repress “terrorism.”

In 1987, Martin Edwin Andersen reported that Kissinger had given the Argentine Generals permission to carry out their state-sponsored terrorism. In 2014,  Andersen released another memo which is even more clear than the National Security Archive file. The memo contains the conversation between Ambassador Hill and Secretary Derian discussing Argentina’s fears of lecturing from the United States.

The Argentines were very worried that Kissinger would lecture to them on human rights. Guzzetti and Kissinger had a very long breakfast but the Secretary did not raise the subject. Finally Guzzetti did. Kissinger asked how long will it take you (the Argentines) to clean up the problem. Guzzetti replied that it would be done by the end of the year. Kissinger approved.

In other words, Ambassador Hill explained, Kissinger gave the Argentines the green light.

In the memo Kissinger expresses concern over new human rights laws requiring the U.S. to certify that foreign aid would not go towards terrorism. Kissinger wanted the generals to hurry their campaign and get back to normal by the end of the year. Kissinger is well known for promoting the idea of taking action whether legal or not. A leaked transcript from Monday, March 10, 1975 outlines Kissinger’s thoughts on the legality of government sponsored crime.

Kissinger: Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” [laughter] But since the Freedom of Information Act, I’m afraid to say things like that.

Kissinger has evaded questions and legal summons by investigators in France, Spain, Chile and Argentina. They seek answers about his involvement in disappearances of citizens in the US and other countries in regard to Operation Condor. On September 10, 2001, the family of General Schneider initiated a civil action in federal court in DC, claiming that Kissinger gave the agreement to murder the general because he had refused to endorse plans for a military coup in Chile.

November 13, 2002, 11 individuals brought suit against Kissinger for human rights violations following the coup. They accused him of forced disappearance, torture, arbitrary detention, and wrongful death. The suit claims that Kissinger provided practical assistance and encouragement to the Chilean regime with reckless disregard for the lives and well-being of the victims and their families.

Both cases were dismissed based on sovereign and diplomatic immunity. Why? Because people like Henry Kissinger are above the law. To make matters worse, Kissinger, the Bushes, Cheney, Obama, and the rest of the criminals get paraded around and celebrated like heroes to the blind masses who do not even suspect that they are supporting darkness. It is up to each of us to be a shining light for truth and justice. Together we can wake our brothers and sisters and take the power away from people like Henry Kissinger and put it back in the hands of the people.

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Derrick is available for interviews.

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  • Star_Spangled_Eyes

    Fair enough. I don’t care if he stops breathing!

  • knifemare69

    Thanks to the internet nobody needs to listen to his lies and BS when the facts are available for anyone with a brain to see. Kissinger is human sewage and the sooner he’s pushing up daisies, the better off humanity will be…

    • NobodysaysBOO

      VERY true. The slime of zionist is STILL crawling around in the USA WAR CRIMINALS like this scum and BUSH ect DESERVE JUSTICE as in HANGING!

      • gifteconomy

        Do not forget Clintons who destroyed my beautiful Yougoslavia and the richest country in Afrika that was Libya!
        Madleine Albright should be hanged too !

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  • ThePurpleCrab

    This guy is still alive?

    • John C Carleton

      With him, i have become afraid he will die of old age before he can have a fair trial and a fair execution for war crimes, of course now you can add Papa Bush and his “wife” to that list.

      • OldeSoul

        There are no fair trails for the soulless minion beings. They are granted immunity by each new president who takes office so they can do as they please without reprisal. That’s another reason, as if anyone needed one, not to vote and thereby tacitly agree to be ruled by criminals and psychopaths.

        • John C Carleton

          That is why they must be tried in courts which are not governed by the people ordering the war crimes. Say a common law court, for Kissinger, say People from Viet Nam suffering from agent orange, for the Bushes, people from Iraq who’s family has been murdered by the U.S., let the Serbs sit on Bill Clinton’a jury, the family of Muammar Gaddafi can sit on the Jury of Hillary Clinton. John McShame can have either a Viet Nam, Iraqi, Libyan, Afghanistan, jury.

          • OldeSoul

            What you’re describing sounds like a globalist world court. Sadly, anything globalist would be ruled by the globalists, who rule all the people you named. That’s why they’re all still running around free as little birds, lecturing us on various agendas and doing the bidding of their corporate masters. One of them has the audacity to run for president and some people are even considering voting for her. That’s a far cry from justice. I’ve just turned the whole mess over to karma and karma is why they’re all becoming so ugly to look at. Kissinger The Hunchback Gnome belongs on a Lord of the Rings movie set. None of them are aging well and they’re all gross, soulless hybrids IMO.

          • John C Carleton

            Actually i came very close to sending a cop who laid hands on my daughter, (he beat her up for telling him he did not need to use four letter words talking to her), to his just reward. Did a whole lot of soul searching and came to the conclusion that we all own what we do in life, there is no way to dodge paying for everything we do. There was nothing i could do to him which would come close to what he will pay after this life. I let him live, and i did not add his blood or negative energy to my soul. The internal affairs had been protecting him as he raped, assaulted, cussed people out with very foul language. They protected him from what he did to may daughter, they continued to protect him for another three years or so until he raped a person in the back seat of his patrol car while on duty. More people came forward saying he had raped them. The police department had so much stuff on the district attorney that a deal was cut for one year for official oppression instead of for rape. No one escapes what they do. He has not EVEN began to pay for or face what he has done, that justice system is beyond the reach of the evil beings of this world.

          • Paschn

            Wow! What an exceptional way to mete out justice!

  • carsondyal

    This article states 21,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War. I’ve always read it was nearly triple that, 58,000. Or does this latter figure include people with arms and legs blown off, all in the service of tin, oil and rubber profits?

  • RJ O’Guillory

    …Kissinger is a serial war-criminal, is guilty of crimes-against-humanity, and is a traitor to The USA. He should be dragged out of his comfy-limousine, charged and convicted for treason…and then hanged by the…”useless eaters”….(as he so lovingly refers to us normal folk)…
    RJ O’Guillory

  • madrino

    So mistakes were made… In fact, those mistakes were so bad, that most
    people in every administration, congress and leaders of 3 letter
    acronym agencies and departments, starting with Truman, should have been
    ________. Gladio has come home and it ain’t no mistake.

  • Dan Jones

    Kissinger is an NWO guy…

    Always be a light that is .shininginthedark.

  • OldeSoul

    Ever notice how freaking UGLY the globalist pigs are? They really look like the flying space lizards David Icke keeps talking about.

    • Marie Beckett

      I think so too. There is something not human about ALL of them…..a subspecies, a walking/talking virus……….something very off.

      • OldeSoul

        Totally. How are things going Marie?

        • Marie Beckett

          It has been a whirlwind! Working on my website, thinking about where to move to…..and made it through court case. Judge was a sweetheart…..but the system here is corrupt to the bone. I left my email on John’s website just so you know:)
          My plan is to be outta here by the end of June. How are you?

          • OldeSoul

            I am fine, thanks! It’s planting season here and the migrating hummingbirds showed up yesterday, always a fine event after a long winter.

            Glad you are doing well. Don’t know where you’re going yet? That must feel odd. Have you got some ideas lined up? Or are you going The World is my Oyster route?

            John and I had a little breakdown in communications, a/k/a an argument. It appears he is a bit of a misogynist (I’m being more polite than I feel) and I was not invited to join his website because I failed to accept his notion that women are inferior in terms of intelligence and passion for truth. Just be aware…

          • Marie Beckett

            I love Hummingbirds…..that was the last gift I gave my sister…they were ornaments, a blue and purple one. I put the blue one in her casket and kept the purple one. So much symbolism with those birds.
            I have some ideas….but still marinating…..it needs to FEEL just right! And also wrestling with this second surgery that needs to happen
            Lol…oh dear………so he has unresolved wounds that are bleeding out…..sorry you had to be dripped on!
            Then you will get a kick out of this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTdMY9RI-7E

            And perhaps you will resonate with my lengthy comment along with the links I posted.

  • gomurr

    US casualties were over 58,000……..58,220 according to the National Archives, not 21,000.

    Too bad no one asked Kissinger about this:

    “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”
    Henry Kissinger

  • i’m so glad i’m not on that WALL. This decrepit sanctimonious mendacious PoS deserves the pain and heart break he so proudly hung on America’s & Vietnams youth… There’s no karma ~ typical for his kind to play the victim, every time ~ Yeah, history will judge you harshly and it can’t start soon enough.

  • NobodysaysBOO

    A entire GENERATION of AMERICAN young ( MOSTLY WHITE MEN)was KILLED in Vietnam for NOTHING!

    These young Americans could have made all the difference over the HORRIBLE Nixon years and beyond.
    This ZIONIST DIRT BAG deserves nothing ! Have NO RESPECT for this crap !

    • EmmettGrogan

      They weren’t mostly white, where did you get that? They were all drafted, so lots of poor and working class, many blacks.

  • littljo

    Another zioinst chickenshit thug – from jeep driver to “Security advisor” after being brain washed at the Tavistock institute – where all good little zioinst wanna be’s go.
    He is part of the military industrial government complex that ensures death for the commoner. He is an Idiot in his old age – even more so than when he was younger – Vietnam was more of the same by the kontrolling zioinst bankers that wish to continue their satanic, hedonist, blood drinking life style paid in good faith by the tax payer and given odious relentless debt that have the commoners own children enslaved.
    If it wasn’t for the Jersey chicks he would have been on the 911 false committee report.

    Kissinger you are guilty of murder.

  • Paschn

    Let’s not forget that demon-in-the-flesh is wanted for war crimes and (OMG, SHOCK!!), is being protected along with many other “war criminals” by swine the likes of the incredible invisible POW McCain and Israel’s North American colony. Let’s re-elect these icons of character/honor!!
    Sewer Nation/Idiot Culture.

  • Bob

    Heinz is proud he made so much money for the weapons manufacturers. That’s all he gives a damn about.

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  • MA Deuce

    “The Vietnam War took the lives of more than 21,000 Americans” ,says the author, hey Broze, you`re only off by over 37,000. Fuque Henry K !

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  • joshmo

    That old coot should do us all a favor and have a heart attack

  • Richard Wahd

    Isn’t there an antidote to ‘pain avoiding pleasure seeking amoebas’ like Henry? Like distilled vinegar or some stringent cleaning solution that would flush him away. Can’t the public works in New York shut off his water and electric at Kissinger associates?

  • abinico

    Kissinger is a Satanist.

  • Cowa Bunga

    Kissinger is a complete sociopath, so of course he doesn’t care about other people. Of course he’s a liar. Of course he’s a criminal. He should be hung before he dies peacefully in his sleep. Where is justice in this corrupt country? It is in the hands of an organized private club of fellow sociopaths who serve their own selfish interests.

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