excerpted from the article
Manhattan's Milosevic (Henry Kissinger)
by James Ridgeway with Ariston-Lizabeth
Anderson and Sandra Bisin
An indictment of Henry Kissinger for genocide,
crimes against humanity, and war crimes would include (but not
be confined to) the following.
Kissinger scuttled peace talks in 1968, paving the way for Richard
Nixon's victory in the presidential race. Half the battle deaths
in Vietnam took place between 1968 and 1972, not to mention the
millions of civilians throughout Indochina who were killed.
Kissinger persuaded Nixon to widen the war with massive bombing
of Cambodia and Laos. No one had suggested we go to war with either
of these countries. By conservative estimates, the U.S. killed
600,000 civilians in Cambodia and another 350,000 in Laos.
Using weapons supplied by the U.S., General Yahya Khan overthrew
the democratically elected government and murdered at least half
a million civilians in 1971. In the White House, the National
Security Council wanted to condemn these actions. Kissinger refused.
Amid the killing, Kissinger thanked Khan for his "delicacy
Kissinger helped to plan the 1973 U.S.-backed overthrow of the
democratically elected Salvador Allende and the assassination
of General René Schneider. Right-wing general Augusto Pinochet
then took over. Moderates fled for their lives. Hit men, financed
by the CIA, tracked down Allende supporters and killed them. These
attacks included the car bombing of Allende's foreign minister,
Orlando Letelier, and an aide, Ronni Moffitt, at Sheridan Circle
in downtown Washington.
In 1975 President Ford and Secretary of
State Kissinger met with Indonesia's corrupt strongman Suharto.
Kissinger told reporters the U.S. wouldn't recognize the tiny
country of East Timor, which had recently won independence from
the Dutch. Within hours Suharto launched an invasion, killing,
by some estimates, 200,000 civilians.
Henry Kissinger page