Comments: Henry "Car Bomb" Kissinger

I think Charlie Rose needs to give him a good grilling to get to the bottom of this.

Posted by Happy Jack at April 11, 2010 03:55 PM

Are you saying that looking backward is actually an entertainable course of action when the ELITE are involved? If the answer is yes, then I feel entirely confident in predicting that there will be no consumption of cocktail wieners in the company of the Beltway Boyz in YOUR future. I mean, really; this is just not the done thing.

Posted by JerseyJeffersonian at April 11, 2010 04:32 PM

Hard to be surprised. More from Kissinger:

“I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.”

--Henry Kissinger, quoted at:

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2006/12/14/ask_kissinger_about_pinochet_http_seattlepinwsourcecom_opinion_295792_amy14html

P.S. That goes for the all other voters too.

Posted by N E at April 11, 2010 05:39 PM

Considering that Kissinger was likely involved in planning international assassinations (General Rene Schneider) himself, I'd say yeah, it's hard to be surprised that he failed to prevent them when carried about by his political allies.

Posted by Rojo at April 11, 2010 07:29 PM

N E, I'm surprised at you. Don't you realize that Kissinger really wanted to protect human rights and was totally opposed to Pinochet's misconduct? (He said so himself in his memoirs!) But he was trapped in the toils of the National Security State. He did what he could, but if he'd gone too far, he'd have been assassinated. The trouble with you is that you don't appreciate the inner workings of government.

Posted by Duncan at April 11, 2010 08:26 PM

ich mit kissinger.

http://www.youtube.com/v/xvL5lMmY88k&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Posted by Jesus B Ochoa at April 11, 2010 09:05 PM

Duncan

I bet you didn't know the other grad students at Harvard called Henry "ass-Kissinger," which sums him up pretty well and makes me chuckle, unlike that bombing in Scott Circle or Operation Condor or Track II or the secret bombing of Cambodia or the shenanigans related to the 73 war (Did you know Henry had a back-channel to Sadat's intel chief?)or the oil crisis (bet you didn't know the Saudi minister Yamani thought Henry was the beyond much of it). Ahh, so much intrigue!

But of course, that's probably all just the frivolous details of scumbaggery, so we don't need to worry our pretty heads about it. After all, this is America, and if we just call people names more often, everything will just keep getting better and better.

Posted by N E at April 11, 2010 09:52 PM

"I think Charlie Rose needs to give him a good grilling to get to the bottom of this."

Rolling on the floor at this one. Thanks, Happy Jack.

Kissinger, the gift that just keeps on giving. Is the man never going to die?

Orlando Letelier, Ronnie Moffit, presente!

Posted by catherine at April 12, 2010 11:41 AM

You know, it must be galling for Henry to have been such a visionary, and not to be effusively thanked for his innovative thinking. He was, after all - way back then - pointing the way to the usefulness to the executive of a nation state of being able to assassinate extraterritorial citizens who have made themselves onerous, and all without being compelled to resort to the time-wasting and entirely unnecessary expedient of a TRIAL. I mean, here it is 34 years later, and OUR executive is only now embracing this notion.

Yes, indeed, a true visionary that Kissinger.

Posted by JerseyJeffersonian at April 12, 2010 04:54 PM

Jerseyjeffersonian

Aw comeon, Henry didn't think of that! That's been going on FOREVER. The hitmen simply didn't used to ask executives, or even tell them, but now they've got cold feet about getting sued or even arrested unless the Prez signs off on it, which they can use as a shield. That's probaby the only reason the Prez is involved now.
He's their human shield.

Posted by N E at April 12, 2010 07:44 PM

scumbaggery is a great word.

Posted by some guy at April 12, 2010 08:02 PM

"Obummer" might be the reply to the question, "How did we get to Chairman Gingrich?"
But it will be Kissass' brain operating in Sarah's occiput that makes the scene.

Posted by Rwood at April 12, 2010 09:58 PM

My colleague at the Coastal Post, Jim Scanlon, had this to say about the Letelier and Moffit assassination:

http://www.coastalpost.com/01/6/02.htm

Posted by Elise Mattu at April 12, 2010 10:20 PM

If above posted URL link does not work - try this one...

webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8rXhDbRanQIJ:www.coastalpost.com/01/6/02.htm+"Jim+Scanlon"+%2B+Moffitt+%2B+letelier&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Posted by Elise Mattu at April 12, 2010 10:28 PM