Feb 17, 2016

War Criminal Henry Kissinger Admires Hillary Clinton's Work In The State Department!?!?!?!


Bill Clinton AND Hillary Clinton not only bragged about a compliment by a well known war criminal Henry Kissinger... THEY ARE ALSO CLOSE FRIENDS WITH THE KISSINGER FAMILY!

This campaign tussle over Kissinger began a week earlier, at a previous debate, when Clinton, looking to boost her résumé, said, "I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time. So I have an idea about what it's going to take to make our government work more efficiently." A few days later, Bill Clinton, while campaigning for his wife in New Hampshire, told a crowd of her supporters, "Henry Kissinger, of all people, said she ran the State Department better and got more out of the personnel at the State Department than any secretary of state in decades, and it's true." His audience of Democrats clapped loudly in response.

The article goes on to say;
It was odd that the Clintons, locked in a fierce fight to win Democratic votes, would name-check a fellow who for decades has been criticized—and even derided as a war criminal—by liberals. Bill and Hillary Clinton themselves opposed the Vietnam War that Nixon and Kissinger inherited and continued. Hillary Clinton was a stafferon the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach Nixon, and one of the articles of impeachment drafted by the staff (but which was not approved) cited Nixon for covering up his secret bombing of Cambodia. In the years since then, information has emerged showing that Kissinger's underhanded and covert diplomacy led to brutal massacres around the globe, including in Chile, Argentina, East Timor, and Bangladesh.
With all this history, it was curious that in 2014, Clinton wrote a fawning review of Kissinger's latest book and observed, "America, he reminds us, succeeds by standing up for our values, not shirking them, and leads by engaging peoples and societies, the sources of legitimacy, not governments alone." In that article, she called Kissinger, who had been a practitioner of a bloody foreign-policy realpolitik, "surprisingly idealistic."
This Clinton lovefest with Kissinger is not new. And it is not simply a product of professional courtesy or solidarity among former secretaries of state, who, after all, are part of a small club. There is also a strong social connection between the Clintons and the Kissingers. They pal around together. 

Going deeper...

A collection of article extracts and video that show startling similarities between Hillary Clinton and the definition of a war criminal:  an act committed during a war that violates international law usually because it is cruel, unfair, etc.

Hillary Clinton boasted in the fifth Democratic presidential debate Thursday night that she is supported by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, an accused war criminal who oversaw policies that led to the deaths of millions of people.

Hillary Clinton boasted in the fifth Democratic presidential debate Thursday night that she is supported by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, an accused war criminal who oversaw policies that led to the deaths of millions of people.

“I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time,” she said.
PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate

I would like to point out that this is an example of actions taken by the State Department under Hillary that got her compliments from Henry Kissinger (read more Kissinger below);

From Salon: The face of collateral damage Photos of missile debris help trace the path of a CIA drone missile that killed a young girl

The civilian massacre the US neither confirms nor denies

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Three unnamed victims of the December 17 2009 strike (Photos courtesy Al Jazeera)

George Carlin on American Foreign Policy - Bombing Brown People...

‎"And I'm not a really good American because I like to form my own opinions. I don't just roll over when I'm told to. Sad to say most Americans just roll over on command. Not me, not me. I have certain rules I live by, my first rule... I don't believe anything the government tells me" George Carlin http://youtu.be/dDw-zFFhFgc

This is the sort of behavior Hillary Clinton oversaw (for which Henry Kissneger loves her so much);

Ex-Cricketer Imran Khan on Pakistan...

At 4 minutes and 30 seconds Imran Khan points out that...

"If people in Britain, for instance know exactly what these drones are doing I reckon they'll be bigger demonstrations here than in our own country. Because these are violations of all Humanitarian laws.

On some information, which might or might not be correct, someone sitting thousands of miles away... presses a button and people are blown up! Houses are blown up in villages. They hit houses in the villages. People gather around and come to rescue the survivors minus limbs, another drone attack kills 7 people, killing the survivors, for another hour no one goes near the site, there are screams of the survivors... again people come to rescue them, ANOTHER drone attack and another 7 people are killed - 22 people are killed in this! 

I don't know who is the brain power behind this...

Number 1: It is immoral 

Number 2: It is completely counterproductive. All it does is it creats Anti-Americanism which is now worse than ever in our history.

You win the war on terror if you win the hearts and minds of the people"

Interviewer Question: Do the drone attack lead you to be Anti-American 

Answer: I can't be Anti-American cause I realize that the majority of Americans would agree with me! Majority people in Britain are anti war. I'm anti THIS policy. Jimmy Carter critisized these drones attacks." 

The Iraq War Vote Was Actually Something We Might Expect From A War Criminal In Training;

Salon: “George W. Bush is a war criminal. He sent all of these people to die”: Bill Maher panel explodes in debate over Iraq, veterans Bill Maher, Ana Navarro and Margaret Cho get heated as Jeb plans to bring W back to the trail in South Carolina

Among Bill Maher’s guests on last night’s “Real Time” was CNN political correspondent Ana Navarro, a vocal Jeb! supporter.

Maher mentioned that Jeb! brought out his brother, former president George W. Bush, to stump for him in South Carolina, a veteran-heavy state where, according to Navarro, W. has a 90% approval rating among Republicans.
“We all agree that the war in Iraq was a huge mistake,” Maher countered. “Shouldn’t George W. Bush be the least popular guy among the military?”
“It’s like battered wife syndrome,” Maher added. “Why do you like a guy who sent you to lose lives and limbs, and be away from your family to a war we now agree was not necessary.”
“I think there are few former presidents who have done as much for veterans, for wounded warriors as George W. Bush,” Navarro tried to argue.
“They wouldn’t be wounded,” Maher quickly rebutted.
“You know why the military respects him,” Navarro tried again. “Because they recognize he has leadership abilities.” That suggestion, however, didn’t sit well with the audience, which reacted with an uneven mix of stunned silence and boos.
Navarro requested that the term “war criminal” not be thrown around so loosely, adding, “I know you’re a comedian and everything, but war criminals are Nazis.”
Maher “in a respectful way” told Navarro that comedians hate when someone uses their job title as a way to undermine a legitimate argument they’ve just made.
“I want to tell you–as someone who actually lived through a civil war in Nicaragua and fled war in Nicarague, fled Communism,” responded Navarro, “when you throw around a term like ‘war criminal,’ it is personal to me.”
Watch the tense interaction in full below:

More articles about this horrible situation of murdering people through guilt by association (or, more accurately, race. At least, that's what the evidence points to);

Salon: Sanders unloads on Clinton for seeking the approval of accused war criminal Henry Kissinger: “I am proud to say he is not my friend” Clinton said she doesn't know who he gets foreign policy advice from -- "It ain't Kissinger," Sanders replied
“I find it rather amazing” that Clinton boasts about the support of Kissinger, “given that I happen to believe that Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country. I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”
Clinton replied that “journalists have asked who you do listen to on foreign policy, and you have yet to answer that.”
“It ain’t Henry Kissinger!” Sanders replied.
Clinton boasted that she listens to a wide variety of voices, and that with respect to China, Kissinger’s relationship to China is “extremely useful.”

Salon has previously exposed how emails released from Clinton’s time as secretary of state for the Obama administration reveal her close ties to Kissinger. One of the emails suggests that Clinton saw Kissinger as her role model.
Kissinger infamously insisted “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.”
In his book “The Trial of Henry Kissinger,” the late journalist Christopher Hitchens detailed the war crimes Kissinger partook in. Hitchens described Kissinger as a master of “depraved realpolitik” with “a callous indifference to human life and human rights” who is complicit in U.S.-backed atrocities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, East Timor, Chile, Bangladesh, Cyprus, Kurdish Iraq, Iran, South Africa, Angola and more.
Hitchens argued the former secretary of state should be tried in court “for war crimes, for crimes against humanity, and for offenses against common or customary or international law, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnap and torture.”
Kissinger’s list of misdeeds is incredibly long, but the following are just a few that Salon has previously reported.
In the 1970s, Kissinger met with Nazis to offer help on overthrowing West Germany’s left-leaning government.
When the Khmer Rouge was carrying out genocide in Cambodia in 1975, killing millions of people, Kissinger declared “You should tell the Cambodians that we will be friends with them.”
“We are prepared to improve relations with them,” he said, adding “They are murderous thugs, but we won’t let that stand in the way.”
Kissinger also met with representatives from far-right Latin American dictatorships and told them the U.S. would help them “to succeed” in their campaign of systematic state terrorism against left-wing movements, known as Operation Condor.
When popular Marxist leader Salvador Allende was democratically elected president of Chile in 1970, Kissinger and Nixon ordered the U.S. government to “make the economy scream.”
“The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves,” Kissinger boldly proclaimed. The CIA then violently overthrew Chile’s democratically elected socialist government on Sept. 11, 1973 — the first 9/11 attack, if you will.
On the 40th anniversary of the violent coup that installed far-right dictator Augusto Pinochet, Kissinger met with Secretary of State John Kerry, giving him advice on U.S. policy.
Kissinger also promoted a “madman” strategy in the U.S. war in Vietnam, in which approximately 3 million Vietnamese were killed. Kissinger’s strategy was to make the U.S.’s enemies believe it “might be crazy” enough to drop a nuclear bomb on them.

Salon: Henry Kissinger’s genocidal legacy: Vietnam, Cambodia and the birth of American militarism Nixon introduced us to permanent, extrajudicial war in Southeast Asia, and it continues today in the Middle East
When it comes to American militarism, conventional wisdom puts the idealist Samantha Power and the realist Kissinger at opposite ends of a spectrum. Conventional wisdom is wrong, as Kissinger himself has pointed out. Last year, while promoting his book World Order, he responded to questions about his controversial policies by pointing to Obama. There was, he said, no difference between what he did with B-52s in Cambodia and what the president was doing with drones in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. When asked about his role in overthrowing Salvador Allende, the democratically elected president of Chile in 1973, he insisted that his actions had been retrospectively justified by what Obama and Power did in Libya and wanted to do in Syria.
Kissinger’s defense was, of course, partly fatuous, especially his absurd assertion that fewer civilians had died from the half-million tons of bombs he had dropped on Cambodia than from the Hellfire missiles of Obama’s drones. (Credible estimates put civilian fatalities in Cambodia at more than 100,000; drones are blamed for about 1,000 civilian deaths.) He was right, however, in his assertion that many of the political arguments he made in the late 1960s to justify his illegal and covert wars in Cambodia and Laos, considered at the time way beyond mainstream thinking, are now an unquestioned, very public part of American policymaking. This was especially true of the idea that the U.S. has the right to violate the sovereignty of a neutral country to destroy enemy “sanctuaries.” “If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven,” Barack Obama has said, offering Kissinger his retroactive absolution.
Here, then, is a perfect expression of American militarism’s unbroken circle. Kissinger invokes today’s endless, open-ended wars to justify his diplomacy by air power in Cambodia and elsewhere nearly half a century ago. But what he did then created the conditions for today’s endless wars, both those started by Bush’s neocons and those waged by Obama’s war-fighting liberals like Samantha Power. So it goes in Washington.

Salon: Henry Kissinger’s “mad and illegal” bombing: What you need to know about his real history — and why the Sanders/Clinton exchange matters Sanders is right about Kissinger. His civilian death toll nears 4 million, his policies built today's Middle East

At last night’s debate, Bernie went on the offensive. He not only called Kissinger one of the most destructive secretaries of state in our modern history, he explained some of the history. “In fact, Kissinger’s actions in Cambodia, when the United States bombed that country, over — through Prince Sihanouk, created the instability for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge to come in who then butchered some 3 million innocent people – one of the worst genocides in the history of the world.”
I have no doubt that the fact-checkers are going to mangle Sanders’ claims here, but he is pretty much right. Kissinger didn’t create the Khmer Rouge, but his mad and illegal bombing of Cambodia created the conditions where the most genocidal, militant faction of a broad and diverse insurgency could seize control of first the insurgency and then the state.
So for the sake of fact-checking Kissinger’s genocide in Cambodia for millennial supporters of Sanders, who weren’t yet alive when Kissinger was acting with his full power, here’s how I describe his responsibility in “Kissinger’s Shadow,” with the help of Ben Kiernan, a professor of history at Yale:
That Kissinger, along with Nixon, presided over the bombing of Cambodia, and had done so since March of 1969, is now well known. Less so is that the worst of his bombing started in February 1973, a month after Washington, Hanoi, and Saigon signed the Paris Peace accords. In 1972, the U.S. dropped, in total, 53,000 tons of bombs on Cambodia. Between February 8 and August 15, 1973, that number increased nearly fivefold and targeted not just enemy “sanctuaries” in the country’s east but the whole country.
In other words, Washington dropped the same amount of explosives on Cambodia in these six months as it did in the entire previous four years. Think of it as an accelerando climax to Nixon and Kissinger’s epic bombing opera. “We would rather err on the side of doing too much,” Kissinger said to his envoy in Cambodia the day after the escalation began, referring to the bombing, than too little. “I see no reason not to really whack the hell out of them in Cambodia,” Nixon said to Kissinger a few days later.
The nominal reason for this intensified bombing was the same as it ever was: to save face.  Years of bombing had, as discussed earlier, created an untenable situation in the country, leading to a 1970 coup that, in turn, broadened the social base of the insurgency to include communists, “Sihanoukists” (supporters of deposed Prince Sihanouk (whom Sanders mentioned in the debate) and other non-communists. Nixon and Kissinger’s solution to this crisis caused by bombing was more bombing, including phosphorous explosives and cluster bombs that each released thousands of either ball bearings or darts. The assault was meant to force the insurgency to the bargaining table, or force North Vietnam or China to force the Cambodian insurgents to the table. And, as always, there were domestic calculations: bombing Cambodia might distract from the Watergate scandal. It didn’t.

Dear Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem: Feminism demands we reject America’s deadly imperialism Women are the first victims of our foreign policy. Hillary can't have it both ways, and neither can her backers

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of Sate, introduced Clinton in New Hampshire on Saturday by declaring, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”
In the days following, many have scrutinized the hawkish track record of Albright, who also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. In just one example, Albright told “60 Minutes” in 1996 that half a million children who died as a result of U.S. sanctions against Iraq were “worth” the price.
“Albright has a hell of a lot of nerve telling young women who may be very concerned about Clinton’s support for virtually all U.S. wars of recent years that they should vote for her because she’s a woman,” Phyllis Bennis, senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, told AlterNet.
Meanwhile, speaking with HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday, feminist icon Gloria Steinem claimed that young women are backing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in order to meet guys. Women get “more activist as they grow older,” she said. “And when you’re younger, you think: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’” Steinem later apologized for the comment on her Facebook page, writing that she “misspoke.”

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