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In an action that has already made headlines around the world, Code Pink  stole the show yesterday with an attempted citizen’s arrest of Henry Kissinger for War Crimes committed during his tenure as Secretary of State from 1973-1977.

As the 91 year old Kissinger took to his seat at the witness table alongside former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and George Shultz for a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Committee on global threats and national security strategy, chants of “Arrest Henry Kissinger for War Crimes, arrest Henry Kissinger for War Crimes, arrest Henry Kissinger for War Crimes” began pulsating throughout the chambers. Press hovered over the scene, and Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin began speaking for the voiceless, calling for the citizen’s arrest of Kissinger for war crimes:

In the name of the people of Chile

In the name of the people of Vietnam

In the name of the people of East Timor

In the name of the people of Cambodia

In the name of the people of Laos

Activists then read aloud a citizen’s arrest (text below). Senator John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee (currently facing charges of being a “war monger” himself from critics in his own party) bent to the microphone and announced that in all his years on the committee he had “never seen anything as disgraceful, and outrageous, as despicable”.  Then he told Code Pink protestors to “get outta here” and called them “you low life scum.”

Do we worry about that invective? Heck no! Take a look at that iconic photo at the top of the page. The die was cast a long time ago: Kissinger’s legacy, his complicity in crimes against humanity, is what he will be remembered for, from his service as Secretary of State and national security advisor.

“Henry Kissinger is responsible for the deaths of millions,” Benjamin said in a press release issued by Code Pink. “He’s a murderer, a liar, a crook, and a thug, and should be tried at the Hague.” CP action organizer Anna Kaminski called Kissinger “The great American villain.”

Press Release:

“CODEPINK is really proud of our action in the Senate today, speaking out on behalf of the people of Indochina, China, East Timor and peace-loving people everywhere,” said CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, “Henry Kissinger is responsible for the deaths of millions. He’s a murderer, a liar, a crook, and a thug, and should be tried at the Hague.”

“I chose to speak out during the Senate Arms Committee because I’m appalled that the Senate would bring in a war criminal to testify about ‘American leadership’ when the only things Henry Kissinger and Madeline Albright have shown leadership in is wreaking destruction upon other countries and murdering countless innocent civilians,” said 26-year-old CODEPINK National Coordinator Alli McCracken. “Is that the leadership we want to uphold as a nation and use to determine our current and future foreign policies? We need to stop rehashing these tired old war criminals and come up with a new foreign policy based on diplomacy and compassion –– two things Kissinger knows nothing about.”

“Henry Kissinger is one of many representatives of the culture of impunity which still dominates American leaders’ approach to foreign policy. While he has been continually criticized by activists for his orchestration of or support for egregious crimes, he is regarded as a bulwark for global diplomacy by those who walk the hallowed halls of congress. His true legacy is that of destruction. He is the great American villain, Kissinger’s agent orange in Vietnam is  Bush’s Depleted Uranium in Iraq, the time to end impunity is now,” said Anna Kaminski, a CODEPINK organizer.

The Citizens’ Arrest warrant denounced Henry Kissinger for complicity in the bombings in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos; the overthrow of the Allende government in Chile and the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. “Democracies should hold their officials accountable for their acts. That’s why we demand that Kissinger be arrested for crimes against humanity and tried at the Hague,” the warrant concluded.

Maybe McCain thinks his rebuke of Code Pink will whitewash the harsh public scolding he got from members of his own party last weekend. Check out the loud boos coming from the audience as McCain takes to the stage at the annual statutory meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican party:

 

Here’s text from the Citizen’s Arrest Warrant calling for the arrest of Henry Kissinger for War Crimes:

Vietnam: From 1969 through 1973, Kissinger, working for Richard Nixon, oversaw the slaughter in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, which led to the deaths of millions of people. Many thousands more died from the affects of massive doses of Agent Orange and from unexploded US bombs that cover the countryside.

Chile: Henry Kissinger was one of the principle architects of the coup in Chile on September 11, 1973, a coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. Sixteen years of repression, torture and death followed under the rule of Kissinger’s friend, the fascist Augusto Pinochet.

East Timor: In 1975, while working for President Gerald Ford, Kissinger pre-approved the Indonesian dictator Suharto’s bloody invasion of the small island of East Timor. This illegal act of aggression was carried out with weapons furnished by the US. By the time the Indonesian occupation finally ended in 1999, 200,000 Timorese – 30 percent of the population – had been wiped out.

This is Kissinger’s legacy. Death. Destruction. Suffering. Misery. Dictatorships. His is a murderer, a liar, a crook, a thug.

Democracies should hold their officials accountable for their acts. That’s why we demand that Kissinger be arrested for crimes against humanity and tried at the Hague.

CODEPINK, January 29, 2015

 

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  1. shalom
    January 30, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Ya know Anne, I have to tell ya; It’s one thing for Code Pink to stage a demonstration in the Senate Arms Services Committee holding up handcuffs and calling out for War Crimes charges against a 91 year old Henry Kissinger. It’s another for you and Mondoweiss to applaud it.

    • Giles
      January 30, 2015, 4:02 pm

      The Lobby has no problem imprisoning and deporting 90 year old blue collar workers it accuses of having served as low level guards in death camps as drafted teen-agers over 70 years ago. Always with no evidence. Sometimes with falsified information.

      Yet we should leave this rich elite alone who we know is responsible for the deaths of millions because he is old?

      • yonah fredman
        January 31, 2015, 2:45 pm

        shalom’s comment left him wide open to comments about other war criminals prosecuted at 90. the demjanuk case was a fiasco, no question.

        if some people other than giles or eva had raised this topic i would not have commented.

      • yonah fredman
        January 31, 2015, 3:19 pm

        my comment in regards to giles stands. my comment in regards to eva is wrong. she tries to be historically accurate although her rhetoric is oppositional and not tending towards dialogue. my inference that she has secret sympathies for the nazis was wrong. but my comment in regard to giles stands.

      • Giles
        January 31, 2015, 5:14 pm

        Yonah. So you admit the treatment of Demanjuk was a “fiasco” (crime is the term youshold be using — including but not limited to falsifying evidence and suborning perjury).

        They then spun this prosecution as opening the door to going after more of these 90 year old guys who committed the crime of being a teen-ager in German Occupied territory in the mid 1940s and so being pressed into service as guards in the camps.

        Tell us some of the actual evidence against these other 90+ year olds they are chasing. Surely you must be aware of some given your support for their being put on trial.

        And maybe you can tell us why it is legit to charge Johanna Breyer with murdering Jews –while not charging him with murdering the non Jews in the camps?

        Breyer, by the way, was not even a guard at Auschwitz as accused — he proved this in the 1990s when they were trying to deport him.

        Why do you support these sick, petty, dishonorable racists Yonah? I honestly don’t get it.

      • Mooser
        February 1, 2015, 11:07 am

        “if some people other than giles or eva had raised this topic i would not have commented.”

        Yonah, if you can’t be responsivble for your own words, and have to blame your words on somebody else, what the hell are you doing here? This is an activity for grown-ups, not children who kvetch “Mommeee, he made me do it!” Grow up, Yonah.

    • Eva Smagacz
      January 30, 2015, 4:17 pm

      So 90 year old German accused of war crimes against Jews – to be hounded to the end of the earth.
      So 90 year old American accused of war crimes agains Asians – to be shielded as his prosecution (as commented on by pro-Israeli commenter) is a mean, unsavoury action.

      What does it tell you about casual racism and ethnic sense of superiority?

      • Giles
        January 31, 2015, 12:38 pm

        “So Eva responded by pointing out that other 91 year old war criminals are hounded to death by the various powers-that-be.”

        Cliff and Eva — you are buying into the BS. These 90 plus year old guys the powers that be are going after were NOT war criminals — even if what they are accused of being (teen-aged, pressed into service low level guards at camps were true, which in most cases it is not. Demanjuk is a good example. After being found guilty of being Ivan the Terrible in Israel on the basis of what was known to be falsified information — only to be set free after it was proved beyond a doubt that he was not Ivan — he is later accused of being some other guy — a low level guard at a camp and put on trial. The charges? Murdering thousands of Jews. That’s right, only Jews. I guess in his job as a camp guard he enabled the murder of Jews in the camps — but not the non Jews who were killed there.

        The evil Dr K should in no way be compared to these blue collar guys currently being pursued by the Lobby.

      • hophmi
        February 2, 2015, 10:07 am

        “What does it tell you about casual racism and ethnic sense of superiority?”

        Ethnic sense of superiority? Are you serious right now, Eva? Who has ever said that the reason Kissinger should not be prosecuted at the Hague is because he’s Jewish? I have NEVER heard anyone suggest that, not once.

        Only sense of ethnic superiority I see on display here is yours and people like you who see a Jew behind every plot.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2015, 8:13 pm

        so hops, what might justify a “90 year old German accused of war crimes against Jews – to be hounded to the end of the earth,” but a “90 year old American accused of war crimes agains Asians” should not, other than the ethnicity of the victims? if it’s not that is it the ethnicity of the perps? what other reasons do you think war criminals from the holocaust are hounded down but other places have truth and reconciliation committees? what about hiroshima? will anyone pay a price for that? no. why? because americans don’t pay the price of war crimes. they didn’t pay in vietmam. they won’t pay in iraq. whereas germans paid. what’s the difference? or don’t you think millions of dead matter, if they are iraqi or whatever. why not cheney?

      • Donald
        February 2, 2015, 11:53 pm

        Eva was responding to Shalom’s weird notion that Kissinger is just some innocent old man that Code Pink inexplicably decided to bully. But as for who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t, it’s not the ethnicity of the victims, but the identity of the victors that determines these things. Nazis and the Japanese were prosecuted because they were the losers, while Stalin’s Russia and the US and GB got off though they too committed war crimes. Saddam was convicted–he was a thug, but he used to be our thug and while that was true he was safe. People as bad as Saddam are in no danger so long as they are American or are American allies.

    • John O
      January 30, 2015, 4:17 pm

      Too right, Shalom! Americans are criminally slow on the uptake. Kissinger hasn’t been able to set foot in countries such as Great Britain for many years for fear of arrest.

    • yonah fredman
      January 30, 2015, 5:31 pm

      why is it no surprise that giles and eva find their way to bash those who prosecute Nazi guards?

      • Mooser
        January 30, 2015, 5:37 pm

        “why is it no surprise that giles and eva find their way to bash those who prosecute Nazi guards?”

        Gee, Yonah, I’ve thought about it for a while, but I don’t see what you are getting at. Could you explain it more clearly? What is it you are trying to say?

      • yonah fredman
        January 30, 2015, 5:40 pm

        hey mooser, how you doing. long time no see. remember all those wonderful deep thought provoking discussions we used to have. oh, i miss them so much. keep up the good work.

      • Giles
        January 30, 2015, 5:59 pm

        Prosecute blue collar guys who were alleged — never backed up by any evidence — to have served as low level guards at the camps over 70 years ago.

        The real question is, why are these Zionist Jews so sick that they would do such a thing.

        Committing perjury and falsifying evidence while accusing John Demanjuk of being Ivan the Terrible when they knew all along he wasn’t. Then , after having been proved wrong in that case, coming after him years later and accusing him of being someone else.

        Yonah. Maybe you can explain. You defend these guys. Just what is it that makes them such miserable, dishonest, hate filled SOBS?

      • just
        January 30, 2015, 6:10 pm

        Hell’s bells~ plenty of folks bashed Pope Benedict XVI as well.

        Some still do. Others laud him.

      • Elliot
        January 30, 2015, 11:04 pm

        Yonah,
        I feel uncomfortable with the prosecution on nonagenarian Nazis. It all seems part of the fetishizing of the Holocaust, in the face of the inevitable aging and passing of that generation.

        There is a furore in South Africa about the parole of Eugene de Kock, who brutally murdered over 100 South Africans under the apartheid regime. It was pointed out that the people who testified in front of the Truth and Reconciliation commission and who served prison terms were the policemen and soldiers carrying out orders. De Kock had the explicit support of top politicians; he received medals for the killings and torture that he perpetrated. But the men who ran the show were never made to pay for their crimes. Just like in the U.S.

        Kissinger is responsible for more deaths than John Demjanjuk or most of the other Nazis who are still being hounded today. I think Eva’s point is fair. ‘Shalom’ objected to CodePink harassing “a 91 year old”. Kissinger looks like he is in better health than some of those Nazi war criminals and his is culpable for much more.

      • RoHa
        January 30, 2015, 11:59 pm

        Yonah, I have been watching the increase in your instability for a while now.

        I really think it is time for you to step away from the computer, lie down in a dark room with a damp cloth over your eyes, and rest.

        Try not to think of MW for a week or so. It probably won’t vanish in that time, so you can come back when you are feeling more coherent.

        And no, I am not being sarcastic.

      • Marnie
        January 31, 2015, 2:07 am

        Why is it no surprise that you’d be the first one to harp about it? That’s right, it isn’t. Eva and Giles speak a truth that maybe deep down you might have thought yourself “It’s really lame to spend all the time, energy and money chasing elderly men in walkers and wheelchairs. It doesn’t make us look strong, change the history or give much consolation to the survivors. It’s 70 years too late, really”. It’s never too late to play the victim though, and guilt and innuendo are such fun to throw around, so, playing it safe, you cast aspersions on the character of Eva and Giles. No surprise.

      • Annie Robbins
        January 31, 2015, 5:47 am

        why is it no surprise that giles and eva find their way to bash those who prosecute Nazi guards?

        probably because there are not many other examples of people going after 90 r old guys. why not just take a bow? or add it to the list of jewish accomplishments, like those nobel prizes winners? or does a double standard apply in this case? a war criminal is only a war criminal if we approve of the victims (the ultimate being _____)

      • Cliff
        January 31, 2015, 9:09 am

        Yonah

        You intentionally leave out the context.

        The troll, shalom, was defending Kissinger because he is 91. A 91 year old war criminal.

        So Eva responded by pointing out that other 91 year old war criminals are hounded to death by the various powers-that-be.

        I suspect that because you are a Jewish fundamentalist, cultist, and all-around unhinged person – you intentionally missed Eva’s point.

      • Kathleen
        January 31, 2015, 9:22 am

        They are asking why anyone would object to this public display that war crimes were committed without any accountability. Especially if you support Nazi war criminals or any others who have been an integral part of committing war crimes being held accountable even when they are in their 90’s. They are pointing out how some people have ethnocentric and very hypocritical values even when it comes holding war criminals accountable.

        Kissenger and Albright (a very active participant in sanctions against Iran that killed hundreds of thousands) have not been put on trial. Although we can dream.

      • talknic
        January 31, 2015, 12:15 pm

        @ yonah fredman

        “why is it no surprise that giles and eva find their way to bash those who prosecute Nazi guards?”

        Well, it’s no surprise because they didn’t. Cute try yonah. They’re bashing, quite deservedly, the people who could have and should but haven’t prosecuted Kissinger.

        However, your effort wasn’t wasted. It showed people just how you and your kind like need to twist and misconstrue.

        Keep up the good work buddy.

      • Mooser
        January 31, 2015, 1:07 pm

        “hey mooser, how you doing. long time no see. “

        That’s right Yonah, as I said (pace Humphrey) “When I slap you, you’ll sit there and take it”. You’re so scared of me you’re beshit besides yourself.

        Yonah, your credibility, the hell with that, your humanity is shot, and you aimed and pulled the trigger. I feel for you, buddy. You should move on, before you say something you’ll regret.

      • eljay
        January 31, 2015, 2:56 pm

        >> y.f.: why is it no surprise that giles and eva find their way to bash those who prosecute Nazi guards?

        Is there no comment – even one directed at the hypocrisy of those who choose to defend non-Nazi war criminals – that a Zio-supremacist can’t or won’t distort into hate speech?

        (I’m surprised y.f. chose to be “namby pamby” with his accusation rather than to hurl an accusation of anti-Semitism, as one of his hardier co-collectivists – someone like hophmi or DaBakr – would most likely have done.)

      • Mooser
        February 1, 2015, 11:12 am

        “I really think it is time for you to step away from the computer, lie down in a dark room with a damp cloth over your eyes, and rest.”

        RoHa, he can’t.
        He literally can not do that, so Yonah is hoping the Moderators do it for him, by banning him. He’ll get more and more extreme, and eventually he will have to go out and stand on the corner and learn some really bad words, both “bloodthirsty” and “lascivious”.

      • Mooser
        February 1, 2015, 1:56 pm

        Good old Yonah, always in there pitching for Saliata’s reinstatement. Yonah is going to show us that civility doesn’t matter!

      • yonah fredman
        February 1, 2015, 8:36 pm

        hey Mooser, I kind of doubt you really wish to engage in a real conversation/discussion, but if you do, try this: You mentioned the difference between assimilation and acculturation a few weeks ago. Which do you prefer?

      • DaBakr
        February 2, 2015, 1:32 am

        @ej
        (I’m surprised y.f. chose to be “namby pamby” with his accusation rather than to hurl an accusation of anti-Semitism, as one of his hardier co-collectivists – someone like hophmi or DaBakr – would most likely have done.) –

        don’t drag me into your squabbles. i am not a big fan of wasting money and chasing down old ex-guards to be brought before international or national courts. I think the ICC is a complete joke and a conceit of the former european powers. As annie said ” A war criminal is only a war criminal if we approve of the victim….”

        what i am a fan of is going out into the jungles and cities where utter scum like mengele, eichman, bruner and a few choice others hid and strangling them-extrajudicially -and with prejudice. but then that makes me just another ‘murderous-but “hardier” zionist supremacist so and so. my lot in life.

        anyway-i would be very surprised if there was ANY movement beyond the fringes of the left to prosecute Henry Kissinger, and I would add, Cheney, Bush, Putin, Sarkozy, and even that foxy Assad, Khameini or your MW favorite….Bibi.

        Dmejanuk was simply a low level guard at another death camp around the bend and maybe he did not toss babies onto the bayonets of his comrades [like Ivan Marchenko] and just did what low level guards do. I can only imagine the fuss the great MW ‘historians/commenters’ would be making if the Supreme Court did not rectify/vacate the verdict when the kgb forgeries came to full light. however-i am not losing any sleep over the fate of the ‘martyr’ ian demjanjuk

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2015, 12:36 pm

        “You mentioned the difference between assimilation and acculturation a few weeks ago. Which do you prefer?”

        That’s it, Yonah, we are going to court! This is an unmitigated act of jocosity directed at an innocent person! Yonah, laughter is the best medicine, but an overdose I don’t need!

        And I thought I could do the H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N thing.

        Okay, Yonah, sorry, but anyway, I’ll answer your question! “Assimilation” you get from Pinsk, and “acculturation” naturally, they have at Minsk.

        Anyway, you can make your own judgement about “acculturation”, and I’ll let you know about “assimilation” when I pass the citizenship test and get my papers. In the Goldenah Medina anything is possible!,

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2015, 1:03 pm

        Oh Yonah, that’s right, I’ve been meaning to ask you, did you get yours?
        US Citizenship papers, I mean. Or is that one bit of assimilation you can do without? Believe me, I wouldn’t blame you if you choose to skip that procedure and simply remain a member of your “ethnic group”.

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2015, 3:29 pm

        “(I’m surprised y.f. chose to be “namby pamby” with his accusation rather than to hurl an accusation of anti-Semitism”

        He nearly killed me yesterday with his reference to ” fans of Lindbergh and Gore Vidal”. I thought I was going to need my Heimlich maneuvered or something. And then he topped it with “Assimilation or acculturation, which do you prefer?”

      • eljay
        February 2, 2015, 3:36 pm

        >> Mooser: He nearly killed me yesterday with his reference to ” fans of Lindbergh and Gore Vidal”. I thought I was going to need my Heimlich maneuvered or something. And then he topped it with “Assimilation or acculturation, which do you prefer?”

        That was very “Piranha Brothers” of him. ;-)

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2015, 9:43 pm

        “eljay” I was just looking the very beginning of Yonah’s comment archive, when he styled himself “WonderingJew”. Back in 2009, September. He was hurling accusations of anti-semitism against commenters and “bias” against writers within a few hours of registering to comment.
        And he’s kept to that formula ever since

      • Mooser
        February 3, 2015, 5:09 pm

        “what i am a fan of is going out into the jungles and cities where utter scum like mengele, eichman, bruner and a few choice others hid and strangling them-extrajudicially -and with prejudice.”

        Oy Gevalt! Everybody stand back, and salute, we’ve got one of those “Inglorius Bastards” in our midst! Such a tough guy!

        Dabkr, the only Holocaust survivor you might hunt down and hurt is Hedy Epstein.

    • Mooser
      January 30, 2015, 5:34 pm

      ” It’s another for you and Mondoweiss to applaud it.”

      And when this acclaim is contrasted with both Kissinger’s and Israel’s scrupulous care to see no action they propose or carry out will ever hurt anybody over 65.

    • Kathleen
      January 30, 2015, 9:15 pm

      Guess one can assume Shalom would be against Nazi’s being held accoutable for their war crimes. Kissenger should be at the Hague on trial. What Code Pink just did is a very small piece for Kissenger to pay for the millions of deaths he is partially responsible for. Too bad Code Pink did not have Madeline on their list. To Madeline the lives of Iraqi children are worth nothing at all

      • Kris
        February 2, 2015, 11:51 am

        Madeline Albright was Secretary of State for Bill Clinton, who should also be on Code Pink’s list. As should horrible Hilary.

      • American
        February 2, 2015, 4:08 pm

        All this nazi hunting is beyond ridiculous.
        Unless the nazi hunters can prove that a individual was in charge of and actually ordered or willingly took part in some kind of torture of inmates its just sick vengence.
        All able bodied Germans Had To serve in the German Army….its not like they had a choice or a choice of what they were assigned to do or like today when people can be ‘refusinicks ‘ or choose Not to Elist in the military.
        During WWII the US ,Germans and other militaries actually executed deserters.
        Do you see survivor American POWs hunting down the Japanese guards that forced marched them to their deaths? No you dont.

        I have said it here before—-if you want to execute people go excute the ones that plan and set the wars and tortue in motion.

        Do the Israelis and nazi hunters and IDF guards want to find themselves hunted down when Israel goes belly up?…..

    • tommy
      January 31, 2015, 10:48 am

      An acknowledgement of justice denied should be applauded.

    • talknic
      January 31, 2015, 10:54 am

      @ shalom January 30, 2015, 2:20 pm

      Ya know Anne, I have to tell ya; It’s one thing for Code Pink to stage a demonstration in the Senate Arms Services Committee holding up handcuffs and calling out for War Crimes charges against a 91 year old Henry Kissinger. It’s another for you and Mondoweiss to applaud it.”

      Uh? Anne reported it, didn’t applaud it and at January 30, 2015, 2:20 pm, no one else had applauded it, you were the first cab off the rank.

    • DavidDaoud
      February 1, 2015, 2:06 am

      His age makes him no less of a war criminal and the worst part is that he’s still actively advising government officials. Shalom, you simply don’t understand why we all applaud Code Pink. It’s called justice.

  2. talknic
    January 30, 2015, 2:47 pm

    WOW!

    • just
      January 30, 2015, 5:18 pm

      +1 !

      “Then he told Code Pink protestors to “get outta here” and called them “you low life scum.””

      That sums up McCain, war monger extraordinaire. (I love the empty seats at the AZ GOP meet-up!)

      Kissinger IS guilty, and so is Albright~

      “Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

      Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.”

      http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/we-think-the-price-is-worth-it/

      Thank you to Eva and Giles for pointing out the rank hypocrisy. Thank you to Code Pink.

      • Kathleen
        January 30, 2015, 9:17 pm

        Many believe that Leslie Stahl tipped off the Aipac offices of the impending F.B.I. raids of their offices during the Aipac espionage investigation. You know the deep investigation, many times delayed and then dismissed trial of Rosen and Weissman on espionage charges.

      • American
        January 30, 2015, 10:51 pm

        Kathleen January 30, 2015, 9:17 pm

        Many believe that Leslie Stahl tipped off the Aipac offices of the impending F.B.I. raids of their offices during the Aipac espionage investigation. ”’
        >>>>>>>>>>>>

        That was an excellent example of the Fifth Column network in the US.
        It went like this……and the actual real player was Stahl’s producer—a Jewish former attorney named Adam Ciralsky who had been fired by the CIA on suspicion he passing info to other Jewish agents for Israel.
        Ciralsky magically got a job after being fired by the CIA at CBS as producer of 60 minutes and it was Ciralsky who found out from Larry Franklin and Stahl broke the news.
        The FBI was furious because they said the news leak blew any further investigation.

        The Leak:

        News of the investigation was aired by CBS. Which blew the FBI’s wider covert investigation.

        How Did CBS Know about the Secret Investigation:

        The FBI was monitoring Franklin once he turned up as a player and monitored a call between Franklin and reporters at CBS News in May, in which he allegedly disclosed information about aggressive Iranian policy in Iraq.
        One of those reporters Franklin talked to was Adam Ciralsky, a former attorney at the CIA who sued the agency after he was fired by the CIA for his connection to Israel related activities and failing polygraph test on his activities.

        Who was the CBS’s Adam Ciralsky?

        In 2000 the CIA fired a staff attorney Adam J. Ciralsky and revoked his top-secret security clearance in 1998 after he failed two polygraph examinations …
        Ciralsky, 28, a Milwaukee native, started working for the CIA’s Office of General Counsel in December 1996.
        Within days of his arrival, the CIA opened a counterespionage investigation after receiving a report from another agency raising concerns about Ciralsky that were related to his previous employment at a defense contractor.
        In July 1998, after Ciralsky had taken two polygraph examinations and been interviewed numerous times, the agency revoked his top-secret clearance and effectively terminated his employment for not fully revealing his relationship with two people with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship who work for Israeli defense firms and have possible ties to Israeli intelligence.
        CIA investigators determined that Ciralsky failed to disclose his association with one of the dual nationals, who he met in Israel and later introduced to his boss at Berner Lanphier and Associates (BLA), a Washington-area defense contractor, according to the CIA memorandum.
        The memo, written by Alan C. Wade, the agency’s associate deputy director for security, said the meeting brokered by Ciralsky involved the possible sale of Israeli-made combat tank sensors to the Pentagon.
        Based on information obtained from a BLA employee, Wade also concluded that Ciralsky knew of the dual national’s attempts to obtain export-controlled ballistic missile tracking software from BLA, and that the dual national had suspected ties to Israeli intelligence.
        Wade’s memo also states that Ciralsky brokered another meeting at BLA for a second dual national interested in selling Israeli-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Pentagon. Based on information obtained from the BLA employee, Wade concluded that Ciralsky had access to classified UAV software and proposed that the essence of that software be given to the dual national, whom Wade suspected of ties to Israeli intelligence.
        Wade also says that Ciralsky failed two polygraph examinations in which he was asked questions about “deliberately compromising U.S. government classified information to an Israeli national, accepting compensation from an Israeli national in exchange for U.S. government classified information, and deliberately concealing from the U.S. government a relationship with an Israeli national.”

        Where CBS comes in:

        CBS and NPR ran programs interviewing Ciralsky about his lawsuit against the CIA in which he alleged he had been fired because of ‘anti semitism’ at the CIA.
        Then in a strange twist, Ciralsky was hired by CBS News as a producer.

        And an even stranger twist was why Ciralsky at CBS was the reporter Franklin was communicating with…..as in who sent Franklin to Ciralsky as a contact?

        And what a ‘coincidence’ that Ciralsky’s CBS news broke the story that short circuited the FBI investigation.

        Small world isn’t it?
        They are everywhere in our government and media and they are there to serve Israel.

        – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/03/convicted-suggests-israeli#sthash.SVQTfV9d.dpuf

  3. Jackdaw
    January 30, 2015, 5:15 pm

    Code Pink could have showed some restraint. They could have remained in the audience and protested from there, but Code Pink had to bum rush these old farts and now they look like elderly abusers.

    All heart, these activists, all heart.

    You people love humanity, and hate humans; a serious character defect.

    • Annie Robbins
      January 30, 2015, 7:29 pm

      lol, they let him sit down first, he was not physically assaulted.

      • Mooser
        January 31, 2015, 1:09 pm

        Annie, you shouldn’t make fun of Kissinger! You see, in Jackdaw’s religion, he has transubstantiated into Santa Claus!

      • Annie Robbins
        January 31, 2015, 1:11 pm

        santa.. of course, why didn’t i think of that. ;)

        so grateful for this action so close to his impending demise (one assumes), it will have a lasting effect — like those bloody hands over rice’s head as she was testifying in a similar seat/chamber. only unlike rice, there will not be decades to water down the effect.

    • Marnie
      January 31, 2015, 2:17 am

      “They could have remained in the audience and protested from there, but Code Pink had to bum rush these old farts and now they look like elderly abusers.”
      Code Pink are sooooo aggressive; hence their tough as nails moniker. No one laid a hand on the “old fart”. He was called him a war criminal and he was seated at the war criminals table,so makes sense. It’s really lovely to see your care and concern for old farts and old farts everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief.

    • talknic
      January 31, 2015, 8:50 am

      @ Jackdaw

      “Code Pink could have showed some restraint”

      Oh? Why? Mr Kissinger and the US didn’t show any restraint when they were slaughtering people in a far away land.

      “All heart, these activists, all heart.

      You people love humanity, and hate humans; a serious character defect”

      WOW!! Ziocaine really does eat their brains …..

    • Cliff
      January 31, 2015, 9:12 am

      @Jackdaw

      No one cares about 91 year old Nazis.

      So the age has nothing to do with it. Its the politics.

      So if you support Kissinger or his politics or are somewhat agnostic on his impact, then of course you’ll see this as a poor old codger being abused by heartless liberals.

      But if the guy was a Arab terrorist or something, you wouldn’t give two shits.

    • CigarGod
      January 31, 2015, 9:18 am

      Nope. They couldn’t have helped make the best photo of this century if they had respected the war criminal…you’ve got that covered anyway.

  4. Walid
    January 30, 2015, 5:56 pm

    Bravo, bravo, bravo, Code Pink. Too bad they skipped Lebanon in the accusations and his involvement in Lebanon’s civil war and its take over by Syria and Israel; From the Daily Star:

    “BEIRUT: A new set of declassified documents on the run-up to the Syrian intervention in Lebanon’s Civil War sheds light on American diplomacy during the crisis, including contacts with late President Hafez Assad’s regime and U.S. hopes that a Syrian intervention would weaken Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization. The documents, minutes of meetings involving U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, reveal the top U.S. diplomat’s open contempt and frustration toward Israeli policymakers for threatening to invade south Lebanon in response to a Syrian intervention.

    “You know these Israelis really are shits,” Kissinger said at a meeting in March 1976, expressing anger at the possibility of an Israeli attack.

    The archival documents show the U.S. administration had foreknowledge of a possible Syrian intervention, deciding it was in accordance with U.S. interests but refraining from supporting it publicly in fear of the invasion sparking a broad Middle Eastern war.

    “Now if I could design the solution, I would go to Assad and say, ‘If you could move in quickly, and if you could give us an iron clad guarantee that you will get out again quickly and that you will not go south of the [Litani] river, we will keep the Israelis out,’” he said in one meeting.

    The minutes show a Kissinger deeply involved in Middle Eastern politics, conferring on an almost daily basis with top advisers and closely following Lebanon’s descent into violence while trying to grapple with the insurmountable complexity of its civil war politics.

    Kissinger saw benefits to a Syrian intervention, guessing that it would weaken Arafat’s PLO, but he refrained from backing it publicly and in talks with Syrian officials.

    The documents paint an image of an irreverent, sharp and sometimes profane man, who was also prone to generalizations, for instance describing Egyptian negotiators as “duplicitous.”

    They are also striking because they show the relatively close relationship between the Assad regime and the U.S.

    The documents are part of a multi-volume series called “Foreign Relations of the United States.” The volume dealing with the Arab-Israeli dispute includes a set of archival files on meetings concerning Lebanon at the start of the Civil War.

    American officials had a low opinion of Lebanese politicians at the time. Former President Suleiman Franjieh is described as “a disaster,” Druze leader Kamal Jumblatt as “crazy” and political leaders as “warlords.”

    Syrian intervention in Lebanon was discussed in a meeting on Oct. 13, immediately sparking talk of a likely Israeli retaliation.

    “There is no way – no way – in which the Israelis will sit still while the Syrians send in their troops. I am sure of that,” said Kissinger, who sought to find out from the Israelis what level of Syrian activity in Lebanon would be acceptable to them.

    Kissinger was also dismissive of the Israeli government, describing former General and premier Yigal Allon as a “sweet fool” and Yitzhak Rabin as “weak,” while lamenting the U.S. failure to influence its ally.

    The secretary said he was ready to support Syrian efforts to achieve a political solution in Lebanon.

    “We have to go back to Assad … Ask him what he is up to and, if we agree with him, we will do our best to help him,” he said. “But warn him what he does must be done without the use of Syrian regular forces.”

    “Also have him give Assad my best personal regards,” he said to a diplomatic envoy.

    In March 1976, as the Americans gleaned more details of the extent of Syria’s potential involvement, American officials sought clarity from Syria over its intentions in Lebanon and how long it would stay there.

    Kissinger said the Israelis would intervene because they wished to strike a mortal blow to PLO strongholds in Lebanon, which he referred derisively to as “Fatahland.”

    “Their position is that they cannot trust the Syrians,” Kissinger said. “They are not at all sure that the Syrians would leave if they go in, so that if they do go in, the Israelis would then quietly take over strategic points in southern Lebanon and in effect hold them hostage till the Syrians leave.”

    But in a meeting with President Gerald Ford in late March, Kissinger said the U.S. might benefit from a Syrian intervention that strikes at the PLO.

    “If Syria could go in quickly and clean it out, it would be good,” he said.

    Kissinger floated the idea at the time that the Syrians could be replaced by a U.N. force after destroying the PLO.

    But Kissinger was frustrated by Israel’s objections, and decided it was not worth the risk to greenlight a Syrian invasion of Lebanon if it risked sparking a regional war.

    “If we had freedom of action we could perhaps act differently,” he said. “We could let the Syrians move and break the back of the PLO.”

    Such an intervention would unite the Arab world, Kissinger lamented.

    “The end result would be exactly what we have worked all these years to avoid: It would create Arab unity.”

    He decried what he called “those idiots in Tel Aviv,” saying Israel would not acquiesce to U.S. pressure against invading south Lebanon unless America threatened to end military assistance and support sanctions in the U.N. against Israel.

    Even after Syria’s intervention and the ensuing stalemate with the PLO, Kissinger said Syrian failure in Lebanon would mean the country’s fall under the sway of the PLO and the possible overthrow of Hafez Assad.

    “I want to make it clear that a Syrian defeat in Lebanon would be a disaster,” he said at a meeting in the summer of 1976.

    But he also described Syrian ambitions in Lebanon in hegemonic terms, agreeing that they sought “ancestral” ambitions. “I started with the assumption the Syrians would succeed. I forgot the infinite capacity of the Arabs to screw things up,” he said at a June 1976 meeting. “I thought they’d weaken the PLO, make it an appendage of Syria, bring in Jordan, and create a Greater Syria. I still think this is what [Assad] has in mind.”

    Kissinger also excoriated the Israeli lobby in Washington for trying to shape American foreign policy.

    “The Israelis used to lobby for their own interests,” he said at a meeting in August 1976. “Now they are lobbying to change the entire course of our policy to coincide with their own policy rather than our interests.”

    A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 23, 2013, on page 3.

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2013/Sep-23/232198-kissinger-saw-the-benefits-of-syrian-intervention-in-lebanon.ashx#axzz2ffEF9Yya

    • just
      January 30, 2015, 6:24 pm

      Gee thanks, Walid.

      Crimes upon crimes. Now I have this to consider. I learn so much here and it makes my brain hurt sometimes.

      How come everything awful in/out of MENA has our/Israel’s/our allies (?) fingerprints all over it?

    • American
      January 30, 2015, 11:00 pm

      ” “The end result would be exactly what we have worked all these years to avoid: It would create Arab unity.”

      No one fears Arab unity more than Israel.

      ” “The Israelis used to lobby for their own interests,” he said at a meeting in August 1976. “Now they are lobbying to change the entire course of our policy to coincide with their own policy rather than our interests.”

      Including having us fight wars for them.

    • Annie Robbins
      August 23, 2017, 10:17 pm

      kissinger, from walid’s article:

      “The Israelis used to lobby for their own interests,” he said at a meeting in August 1976. “Now they are lobbying to change the entire course of our policy to coincide with their own policy rather than our interests.”

      if he said that now people would be shocked!

  5. joemowrey
    January 30, 2015, 7:03 pm

    Thanks Annie!

    • Annie Robbins
      January 30, 2015, 7:30 pm

      my pleasure joe! and it’s code pink we reeeally have to be thankful for.

      • CigarGod
        January 31, 2015, 9:24 am

        Yep. CodePink is at the top of my list for what they do. A

      • Annie Robbins
        January 31, 2015, 11:37 am

        top of mine too

  6. RobertB
    January 30, 2015, 10:09 pm

    Henry Kissinger’s Prescription for Suppressing the First Intifada January 31, 1988 …

    ” In June 1988, under the title “Kissinger Behind Closed Doors,” Harper’s. Magazine published an extraordinary confidential memorandum … Henry Kissinger on 31 January 1988 to discuss the Palestinian uprising

    “Israel should bar the media from entry into the territories involved in the present demonstrations, accept the short-term criticism of the world press for such conduct, and put down the insurrection as quickly as possible — overwhelmingly, brutally and rapidly…”

    http://www.palestine-studies.org/sites/default/files/jps-articles/4336.pdf

  7. Pixel
    January 30, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Wish she’d slapped those babies on his wrists.

  8. Kay24
    January 31, 2015, 6:05 am

    Maybe one day the Bush/Cheney war mongers, including Condi Rice, will get the same treatment as Kissinger did. They all seem to get away very easily with the killing of innocent civilians by the thousands.

  9. CigarGod
    January 31, 2015, 9:00 am

    That photographer should win the big prize. I would like to see it displayed along side that naked, screaming, napalmed vietnamese girl.

    • DavidDaoud
      February 1, 2015, 4:38 am

      Good idea; doing just that on my Facebook wall right now.

      • CigarGod
        February 1, 2015, 4:06 pm

        Nice, I did it, too.
        Makes me feel we are starting to close the circle/gain resolution.

  10. Cliff
    January 31, 2015, 9:18 am

    Question for moderators of MW,

    When yonah fredman so obviously intentionally misinterprets Eva’s comment so that he, a pro-Israel troll, can fling crypto-antisemitism accusations at her – do you ever think to ban him?

    Shalom, another pro-Israel troll, made a comment emphasizing Kissinger’s age. Kissinger is a 91 year old war criminal, but in shalom’s eyes he is mainly just 91.

    So Eva pointed out that there are old Nazis who are hounded relentlessly, yet a pro-Israel troll is only concerned about old decaying monsters when they are of a particular political alignment.

    So how does yonah fredman, respond?

    He responds by taking Eva’s comment out of context and saying she is defending Nazis.

    As if she – out of nowhere – just decided to talk about poor 91 year old Nazis.

    Don’t censor this comment.

    • Annie Robbins
      January 31, 2015, 12:32 pm

      cliff, yes, i followed that exchange yesterday in real time. you have to write phil or adam to get anyone banned. frankly, i’ve never had a discussion with either of them why yonah is still here but i imagine it has something to do with the site facilitating discussion including the “liberal zionist” angle. so we clearly have some seemingly permanent posters (like hops too) who fulfill that role. my advice would be to scroll.

      look on the upside. the way i see it yonah’s ‘interpretation’ was so transparently twisted it just reads as tho he’s a trickster bereft of any viable comeback. let it all hang out and see how out on a limb the zionist argument has become. don’t sweat bullets over it. i know it came be teeth grinding at times but if it were not yonah it would be someone else filling the void (for lack of a better word).

      • Mooser
        January 31, 2015, 1:16 pm

        Annie, as I understand it, I might be wrong, but all those archives now belong to Mondo, they are contributed material, and you can do with them whatever you wish.
        If the thought of that doesn’t stop them, banning won’t do a thing, they’ll just sign up again under a different name. Respecting boundaries isn’t really their thing.

        And if you ban them you’ll take away the best ‘straight men’ I’ve ever had.

        Didn’t Yonah Fredman used to be “Wondering Jew”? Anyway, I’m glad he’s stopped wondering. Life has enough uncertainty as it is.

      • yonah fredman
        January 31, 2015, 3:23 pm

        annie robbins- if mondoweiss tolerates your grassy knoll column without a hint of retraction or regret, how high a standard does that set?

        i apologize to eva. rereading her occasional comments reveals her as an opponent of Jews but not blind to history. giles considers history a joke.

      • Mooser
        January 31, 2015, 7:54 pm

        “annie robbins- if mondoweiss tolerates your grassy knoll column without a hint of retraction or regret,”

        Yonah, everybody loves posts with pastoral themes. Ah, a grassy knoll, a jug of wine and thou!

        “her occasional comments reveals her as an opponent of Jews.”

        “An opponent of Jews”?

        Takes me right to Madison Square Garden, for the ‘bettle in the shtetl‘:

        “And in this corner, weighing in at 95 lbs. of rippling fat-headed muscle, is Yonah Fredman, in the white satin trunks with blue piping and Star-of-David accents. Yonah will be fighting for the Jews tonite, and we expect him to punch above his wait, and he’s waited 3000 years for this bout!”

        Yonah, just come clean with us, okay? Nobody in Brooklyn will talk to you, you’ve become addicted to Mondo, and the only way out is to get yourself banned. Good luck with your plan!

        But frankly, Yonah, I think you’ve a better shot at getting the place busted for ‘incivility’ and get the servers shut off! Talk to some of the donors, see what you can do. It’ll be a much easier way to solve your problem, pal.

      • Mooser
        January 31, 2015, 7:59 pm

        “I apologize to eva. rereading her occasional comments reveals her as an opponent of Jews but not blind to history. giles considers history a joke.”

        The great and powerful Yoz has spoken! Pay no attention to that ‘Netanyonah’ behind the curtain!

      • Mooser
        January 31, 2015, 8:03 pm

        ” my advice would be to scroll.”

        I apologize, Annie, didn’t see that before I dashed off a response to Yonah. Since your veriest whim is my iron-clad, copper-bottomed, chrome-plated, hot-dip galvanized, brush-finish do-not-pass-go-do-not-collect-$200 law, I will endeavor to do as you ask.

      • seafoid
        January 31, 2015, 8:23 pm

        Mooser

        Don’t be too hard on yonah. He is like a character out of the big lebowski.
        We should refer him to the coen bros.

      • Mooser
        February 1, 2015, 11:17 am

        ” He is like a character out of the big lebowski.”

        He’s much, much more like the kid in “Call it Sleep”, before he had his appointment with the IRT’s third rail! But he’s looking for it!

      • Kris
        February 2, 2015, 12:18 pm

        I’m glad yonah, mayhem, jons, DoubleStandard, etc. are here, because they generate so many valuable posts from everyone else.

        Those who take the time to challenge the lies of yonah, et al, enrich my understanding of the articles we are discussing, and often post excerpts from and links to sources that I would otherwise not have found,

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2015, 12:53 pm

        “Those who take the time to challenge the lies of yonah, et al, enrich my understanding of the articles we are discussing, and often post excerpts from and links to sources that I would otherwise not have found”

        You can say that again!

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2015, 7:02 pm

        oh i missed so much of this loverly discussion! mooser, my advice to scroll was directed at cliff specifically because he seemed so very frustrated. as kris points out the responses certainly do provide multiple opportunities to respond (debunk, joke and ridicule). that’s one reason i wrote “let it all hang out and see how out on a limb the zionist argument has become”

        yonah~ ;) ah, the grassy knoll! yes i’ve gotten lots of criticism for that. many from the left in israel too. way too far fetched for many and i suppose it could easily seem that way to anyone not raised in my era who’s not an american. but look on the bright side, after all that attention (and believe me it got 10’s of thousands of hits) haaretz finally altered their translation. so, i felt somewhat vindicated by that.

        think of it this way, it would be like, in 70 years, someone sliding in the term “9/11” or “twin towers” into a presidential speech and trying to pawn it off as having no reference to common parlance. in my day, kennedy’s assassination was our 9/11. it was huge. very huge. and it was referenced as …you guessed it.

        anyway, it’s been way over 1000 articles i’ve written for mondoweiss, and if you want to pick pick pick on my judgement on that one article..by all means, go for it!

        oh, and there was definitely an apology. and we’ll still update if haaretz or the guardian offers a retraction:

        If this is in fact, a mistranslation of the words used by Netanyahu in his speech, we apologize for adding to any confusion generated by the terminology of “grassy knolls”. We will be following up on this story and expect a retraction from Haaretz and the Guardian if a mistranslation is in fact the case. ~AR

        Nov.2, Update:

        Haaretz has now edited their article altering the translated part of Netanyahu’s speech that previous read “grassy knolls” and replaced it with “well-kept lawns”:

        Netanyahu told Knesset: “When there are pressures on Israel to concede its security, the easiest thing to do is to concede. You get a round of applause, ceremonies on well-kept lawns, and then come the missiles and the tunnels.”

        However, there was no retraction, explanation nor reference to an altercation of (mis)translation.

        – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/10/netanyahus-respond-chickenshit#sthash.tYdqY1kk.dpuf

  11. tommy
    January 31, 2015, 10:56 am

    The same day I read the chapter entitled ‘”Scum” and Critique of Performatives’ in Lazzarato’s book Signs and Machines ( which used Sarkouzy’s calling suburban Parisian youth scum as an example) my senator assigns war protesters the same designation.

  12. lysias
    January 31, 2015, 2:09 pm

    Paul Sorvino did a great job of playing Kissinger as the slimy sycophant that he is in Oliver Stone’s Nixon.

  13. Daniel Rich
    January 31, 2015, 3:53 pm

    Send Kissinger down to Kiryas Joel, so he can polish his tznius a bit more, until it shines like a bright light from hell.

  14. justicewillprevail
    January 31, 2015, 5:32 pm

    “Senator McCain could have taken the easy route by simply reading the meticulously researched book by the late Christopher Hitchens, The Trial of Henry Kissinger. Writing as a prosecutor before an international court of law, Hitchens skewers Kissinger for ordering or sanctioning the destruction of civilian populations, the assassination of “unfriendly” politicians and the kidnapping and disappearance of soldiers, journalists and clerics who got in his way. He holds Kissinger responsible for war crimes that range from the deliberate mass killings of civilian populations in Indochina, to collusion in mass murder and assassination in Bangladesh, the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Chile, and the incitement and enabling of genocide in East Timor.
    McCain could have also perused the warrant issued by French Judge Roger Le Loire to have Kissinger appear before his court. When the French served Kissinger with summons in 2001 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Kissinger fled the country. More indictments followed from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay—even a civil suit in Washington DC.

    Hitchens was disgusted by the way Henry Kissinger was treated as a respected statesman. He would have been appalled by Senator McCain’s obsequious attitude. “Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized, and excluded,” Hitchens said. “No more dinners in his honor; no more respectful audiences for his absurdly overpriced public appearances; no more smirking photographs with hostesses and celebrities; no more soliciting of his worthless opinions by sycophantic editors and producers.”

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40856.htm

    And now his eager little student Yahoo is coming to washington to advocate more of the same. He should be arrested and thrown in jail too, not least for his role in stealing nuclear technology from the US, but also for his genocidal policies.

  15. stevelaudig
    January 31, 2015, 9:30 pm

    Being a murderer, he is not entitled to a comfortable old age and can be hounded in good conscience. Pirates and war criminals are not entitled to any comfort being enemies of humanity.

    • DaBakr
      February 1, 2015, 1:43 am

      i hadn’t realized he got so FAT! can’t imagine hauling around that kind of weight at 90+ and living much longer. hard to ‘look’ dignified when one is border-line morbidly obese, looks a little like jabba the hut and is having cuff’s shaken in front of his face. . maybe he eats to calm his anxieties…

      • CigarGod
        February 1, 2015, 4:04 pm

        I would expect that comment from an AI Bot. Maybe it’s because i’m listening to radio lab. Your comment completely avoids condemnation of his crimes. Sort of like you don’t possess that human component in your make up.

      • DaBakr
        February 2, 2015, 2:29 am

        I have no clue what radio lab is. but according to your way of thinking half the worlds leaders/politicians/statesman should be in the dock at the Hague. Your left-wing progressive thought makes me start to believe the old canard that behind every lefty is a dictator in waiting. Once you get rid of all the objectionable political figures -along with Kissinger are you going to haul in the old Chinese members of the party? the Soviets, the countless Asian ‘generals that now have retired from power? I could go on about ‘crimes’ and who and where there should be condemned but I will let you and your political comrades bask in this moment of ‘glory’ you seem to think just occurred.

        As I said before-I could give a sht about HK and his so-called crimes.* He is just one more man whose career can be taken-either apart-or as a whole and the only determination of whether he gets treated kindly or severely by history depends entirely on who is in power.

        *yes. we live in a world where a kid in the US goes to jail for 5 years for pot and a HK goes to your senate FR committee. you might want to pick and choose your battles with a little more perspective. But hey-if HK is your white whale-have at him.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 2, 2015, 9:59 am

        have at him

        absolutely.

        you might want to pick and choose your battles with a little more perspective.

        cigargod is right, Your comment completely avoids condemnation of his crimes. i guess millions of dead people don’t count, according to your way of thinking that is.

      • CigarGod
        February 2, 2015, 10:12 am

        Another opportunity lost to condem the man, dbaker. Why? Yes, the laws of nature work on me just like they do kissinger. But unlike you and kissinger; me and my left wing extremists…we like to have a discussion, investigation, a trial and incarceration. We like to study creatures like kissinger, so someday we can cure their disease. We’ll do that without your help. I know you’ll be busy looking the other way when another kissinger creates carpet bombing business plans.

      • eljay
        February 2, 2015, 10:09 am

        >> DaBakreee: … Once you get rid of all the objectionable political figures -along with Kissinger are you going to haul in the old Chinese members of the party? the Soviets, the countless Asian ‘generals that now have retired from power?

        Why not? If it’s good enough for old “objectionable” Nazis, it should be good enough for old war-mongering Americans, old Commies and old (and young, since they’re still at it) Zio-supremacists.

        I guess that’s why Zio-supremacists like you spend so much time downplaying the moral value and necessity of justice and accountability, universally and consistently applied.

  16. just
    February 1, 2015, 9:36 am

    “Leaders from both parties on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged Secretary of State John Kerry to suspend funding to the Palestinian Authority until it withdraws from the International Criminal Court.

    “The United States should not support direct economic assistance to the P.A. until it demonstrates a meaningful reversal of this destructive course and proves it can be a willing partner for peace,” said the letter sent Jan. 22 and relayed to reporters late last week.

    The letter, signed by the top Republicans and Democrats on the committee and each of its subcommittees, stopped short of a threat to take congressional action.

    The only subcommittee leader not to sign was Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Africa subcommittee.

    In a separate Senate letter sent to Kerry around the same time, three quarters of that chamber said they would “not support” assistance to the Palestinian Authority, suggesting they would withhold approval of appropriations.

    Both letters were careful to target direct funding to the Palestinian Authority; much of the approximately $500 million annually in U.S. funding for Palestinians goes to humanitarian projects separate from the P.A.

    Cuts would affect U.S. funding for Palestinian security forces, which cooperate with Israel in securing the West Bank.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.640129

    Horrible people, horrible action.

    Thank you Karen Bass.

    “January 22, 2015

    The Honorable John F. Kerry

    Secretary of State

    U.S. Department of State

    Washington, D.C. 20520

    Dear Mr. Secretary:

    We write to you to express our deep concern regarding the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC). On January 7, the State Department’s spokeswoman remarked that Palestine “doesn’t qualify to join the ICC.” Unfortunately, the United Nations does not share the State Department’s viewpoint. On January 6, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that the Palestinians would become ICC members as of April 1, 2015. Regrettably, on January 16, 2015, the Prosecutor of the ICC opened a “preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine.”

    This development is deeply troubling. If the PA becomes a member of the ICC, it will undoubtedly attempt to exploit the organization for its own purposes and ultimately make the prospect of peace with Israel far more difficult to achieve. We believe the actions that the PA has taken require an immediate and forceful response from the United States that is commensurate with the gravity of its decision. We understand that the State Department is conducting a review of assistance to the PA in light of recent developments. The United States should not support direct economic assistance to the PA until it demonstrates a meaningful reversal of this destructive course and proves it can be a willing partner for peace.

    The actions of the PA have greatly aggravated the already fragile political environment in the region. The United States must make it clear that the only path to a Palestinian state is through direct negotiations. The Palestinian Authority has already undertaken actions that will have long-term implications for our relationship with that entity. If it continues to move forward at the ICC, it will be risking irreparable harm to not only the prospects for peace, but the long-term viability of the PA itself.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and we look forward to your response.”

    “Signatories to the letter are: Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman; Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member; Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman, Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee; Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), Ranking Member, Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee; Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Chairman, Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee; Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Ranking Member, Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee; Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman, Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee; Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Ranking Member, Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman, Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee; Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member, Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee; Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Chairman, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee; Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Ranking Member, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee; and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman, Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.”

    http://jpupdates.com/2015/01/29/foreign-affairs-committee-urges-kerry-tackles-palestinian-icc-challenge/

    • seafoid
      February 1, 2015, 9:56 am

      Whores. Imagine what Ike or Washington or Lincoln would have to say to them.

      • just
        February 1, 2015, 10:07 am

        Well said, seafoid.

    • CigarGod
      February 1, 2015, 10:07 am

      On the bright side: History will shame them forever.

  17. seafoid
    February 1, 2015, 9:58 am

    There is something very significant about the picture of an old war criminal and a female hand

    • just
      February 1, 2015, 10:06 am

      His expression is truly priceless…

    • CigarGod
      February 1, 2015, 10:11 am

      Yes, Seafoid.
      It almost seems to represent something from mythology.
      I’ve been waiting for this photo for most of my life, but didnt know it.

      • Mooser
        February 1, 2015, 11:19 am

        Notice the strap on Kissinger’s shoulder? I don’t think he’s got a laptop on the other end of that.

      • CigarGod
        February 1, 2015, 11:41 am

        I saw that…and I think I see his arm in a sling. Slip and fall.

      • lysias
        February 1, 2015, 6:19 pm

        Very odd that Kissinger won’t disclose how he fractured his shoulder. Kissinger recovering after fracturing shoulder.

        According to the spokesperson, Kissinger fractured the shoulder on December 28 and is now recuperating at home after spending five days in the hospital. Kissinger would not disclose how exactly he fractured the shoulder.

        I thought Kissinger boasted about his sexual adventures. I can’t imagine why, if he just slipped and fell on the ice, he wouldn’t admit it. I wonder what an embarrassing way is to fracture your shoulder.

        Also, isn’t five days a long time to spend in hospital just for a fractured shoulder?

      • Mooser
        February 2, 2015, 12:56 pm

        “Also, isn’t five days a long time to spend in hospital just for a fractured shoulder?”

        Gotta dry him out and rebalance his meds. Takes a while.

  18. American
    February 1, 2015, 10:22 am

    I will look forward to the Palestines and other Muslim victims of Israel some day hunting down the Israeli guards at the Isr prisons where they torture people and lock up children.

  19. Brewer
    February 2, 2015, 4:31 am

    Why go after a nonogenarian War criminal?

    Candidely speaking I can think of one very good reason:
    “Pour encourager les autres”.

    Well done CP. Don’t forget Albright next time…. and why not Barbara-Ann McCain?

    • seafoid
      February 2, 2015, 5:31 am

      Why go after elderly child abusers whose crimes were committed when they were virile ?
      Because it is imperative to do this for the sake of the victims.

  20. Vera Gottlieb
    February 2, 2015, 8:43 am

    Not even dead will this guy be made to face justice! And so many others either. For shame!

    • CigarGod
      February 2, 2015, 10:03 am

      I’m sure he is convinced of his correctness. It is an essential element of his sales success. It is the cover we all use when we set out to take other peoples stuff. Whether it be their land, oil, religion or culture.

      So, I doubt the dangling cuffs created any personal crises…just annoyance.

    • lysias
      February 2, 2015, 10:21 am

      You’re assuming there is no hell.

      • eljay
        February 2, 2015, 10:33 am

        >> lysias: You’re assuming there is no hell.

        Let Kissinger pay now for the crimes he committed during his lifetime; and if there is a Hell, Satan can deduct those years served from the rest of Eternity. :-)

      • seafoid
        February 3, 2015, 7:19 am

        There is a hell. It’s called living trauma.
        And almost every sabra in Israel has it.

      • Mooser
        February 3, 2015, 5:16 pm

        “And almost every sabra in Israel has it.”

        Wonder where they got it? I mean, they’re way too young, the Nazis didn’t give it to them. Gee, I wonder who did? Can’t be “the Arabs”, they always beat them, so who could it be? I guess I’ll never know.

  21. just
    February 2, 2015, 2:33 pm

    “German prosecutors are investigating a 93-year-old woman on suspicion of serving as a Nazi SS guard during World War II and being involved in forcing prisoners on a march during which about 1,400 women died. Meanwhile, in Hanover, another 93-year-old is going on trial over his part in the murders of at least 300,000 people at Auschwitz.

    Hamburg prosecutors’ spokesman Carsten Rinio said on Monday that his office had begun the investigation of Hilde Michnia last week after a private citizen had filed a complaint against her as allowed under German law.

    She is suspected of serving as a guard in the Bergen-Belsen and Gross-Rosen concentration camps, and having been part of evacuating the latter camp near the end of the war and forcing prisoners to march to the Guben labor camp farther west.

    Michnia told Die Welt newspaper she hadn’t been involved in any atrocities and only worked in the kitchens.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.640289?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • oldgeezer
      February 2, 2015, 3:20 pm

      I have no problem with confronting individuals who have commited war crimes regardless of their age (or any other factors).

      The thing that gets me about this story is that the woman was previously arrested, tried and convicted for being a SS guard. What’s the purpose in going after her again.

      http://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/feb/02/93-year-old-german-woman-suspect-belsen-ss-guard

      Kudos to Code Pink while I’m at it.

      • seafoid
        February 2, 2015, 8:47 pm

        Very few of the people who ran the death machine in ww2 ever faced justice. That is not widely understood.

        If you kill someone you have a high probability of imprisonment but if you scale up and run a genocide you probably won’t go anywhere near a prison.

        It’s just too messy to sort out so it tends to be ignored. Israel didn’t do anything in this regard either other than a show trial of Eichmann and taking the blood money from the Germans.
        Nobody really gives a shit about the dead when stability is in question afterwards. Better to leave the dead to themselves.

  22. American
    February 3, 2015, 11:05 am

    While not on the level of a Kissinger..we can celebrate another Zio Agent in a powerful public position biting the dust.
    I would like to think someone in the FBI is paying particular attention to the I- Firsters corruption as a way to get them out of US offices–but probably not.
    Still its good to see some of the fifth column going down in their sex and corruption scandals.
    Silver was the one instrumental in sending New Yorkers tax money to Israel instead of investing it in New Yorkers.

    Sheldon Silver Arrested By FBI On Corruption Charges
    Huffington Post | By Ashley Alman
    01/22/2015
    ”Democrat Sheldon Silver, speaker of the New York State Assembly, was arrested Thursday by the FBI on charges of corruption.
    Silver turned himself in to FBI agents Thursday morning as a result of a federal investigation into payments the lawmaker received from a small law firm in New York. Silver failed to mention the payments, which centered on real estate tax reductions, on his annual financial disclosure filings with the state of New York.”
    According to court documents outlining the charges, Silver has been accused of “using the power and influence of his official position to obtain for himself millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.”

    http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new_york/state_buys_5_million_israel_bonds

    ”Shepherded by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reduced the restrictions on foreign investment making it possible for the state’s Common Retirement Fund to invest in Israel.
    ”Resnick noted that Alan Hevesi, New York City’s comptroller, has also bought Israel Bonds for the city. “We have been working throughout the country to sell bonds to retirement funds of state and local governments.”

    Silver also evdiently had a high tolerence for sex crimes, defeating a bill to extend the statute of limitation on rape. He and the Dersh should get together and start a club.

    ”A former top aide to Silver, chief counsel J. Michael Boxley, was accused of raping two legislative aides while he was working for the speaker, and Boxley eventually pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. Silver was sued for failing to investigate the accusations properly and for tolerating a culture of sexual harassment in the Assembly. In 2006, Silver and the Assembly leadership agreed to pay $500,000 to settle the lawsuit.[26
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Silver

  23. CloakAndDagger
    February 3, 2015, 7:23 pm

    It gives me no small amount of solace to note that the greatest villains that were alive during the lifetime of my generation, are a scant few steps from their graves. Undoubtedly others will scramble to fill their shoes, but hope remains that our growing wisdom and awareness of their presence will render them ineffective.

    May their sleep be troubled and their rest not in peace.

  24. Spanish FLY
    February 27, 2015, 7:25 pm

    DID YOU KNOW… John McCain’s daddy “the Admiral” covered up Israel attacking the USS Liberty!!!

    The USS Liberty incident was a (((DELIBERATE))) attack on a U.S. Navy intelligence ship, on June 8, 1967.

    The Israeli attack killed 34 U.S. servicemen and wounded at least 173. The attack was the second deadliest against a U.S. Naval vessel since the end of World War II

    The Day Israel Attacked America…

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