Informally, he has continued shaping policy as a top advisor to numerous high-level figures, including presidents and cabinet members, since his official time in office during the 1970s.
The case for war crimes and crimes against humanity outlined by Christopher Hitchens (including killing as many as half a million civilians in the secret bombings of Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War), as well as his participation in various assassinations, coups and destabilization efforts throughout the world contrast sharply with his status as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, ostensibly for negotiating the withdrawal of American forces in Vietnam (as dubious and hypocritical as the prize has proven to be).
Moreover, via National Security Study Memorandum NSSM 200, Henry Kissinger made it official U.S. foreign policy to underwrite forcible depopulation and outright genocide in the developing world, including recommendations to use “food as a weapon” (including withholding food aid to induce compliance with global population targets). The implications of this ongoing policy are both staggering and far-reaching.
He readily skirts any attempts, as the one made in 2011 during the Bilderberg conference in Switzerland, to bring him to justice. Unofficially, he remains diplomatically above the law. With little exception, none dare pursue the U.S. diplomat, while the establishment cadre of media and politico figures continue to fawn over him like a patron saint.
With that in mind, the evergreen activist Luke Rudkowski, founder of We Are Change.org, brought frank and uncomfortable questions to Kissinger yet again, for the third time, during an award ceremony in his honor.
Henry Kissinger’s only response, as in previous confrontations, was an ad hominem attack on the messenger of questions that many have raised but few have brought to his face.
Projecting his own wormy disposition, Kissinger called Luke a “coward” repeatedly, as he himself refused to acknowledge or answer any of several questions concerning war crimes, the Bilderberg group and statements of admitted criminal behavior (as released by WikiLeaks in the Kissinger Cables). Rudkowski, who has amassed the nerve to repeatedly confront him and hundreds of other world leaders, is of course anything but a coward – and Kissinger, undoubtedly, fully grasped that fact.
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.
Clearly, while Kissinger is comfortable presiding over death and destabilization, war and nuclear threats, he is very much the coward, preferring the cover of darkness, shadow and the closed door that invariably goes hand in hand with both “diplomacy” and “conspiracy.”
Bravo to those bold enough to call his bluff and far too much bullshit.
AARON DYKES is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this article first appeared. As a writer, researcher and video producer who has worked on numerous documentaries and investigative reports, he uses history as a guide to decode current events, uncover obscure agendas and contrast them with the dignity afforded individuals as recognized in documents like the Bill of Rights.