Hillary Praises Kissinger
According to slate.com, Hillary Clinton has writte a flattering review for a book Henry Kissinger has written called “World Order”, in which she says Kissinger “is a friend, and I relied on his counsel when I served as secretary of state. He checked in with me regularly, sharing astute observations about foreign leaders and sending me written reports on his travels”. She says in her review that she shares “a belief in the indispensability of continued American leadership in service of a just and liberal order.
participatory and democratic systems of governance.”
It’s common practice for any US official or candidate to stress his or her belief in “democracy” or “democratic principles”, no matter how much they actually and secretly detest it and do everything to undermine it. in fact, no leader of any nation, has done as much to thwart and undermine democracy as US presidents since World War II. But while both Kissinger and Clinton have shown a contempt for democratic values, Kissinger also shows it in words. This is what he said about US intervention in Chile, when he planned and directed a CIA led coup against the democratically elected Salvador Allende in 1973:
“I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.”
The man Clinton says she listens to and consults with has this attitude about the rule of law and the Constitution:
“The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.” (from March 10, 1975 Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Melih Esenbel in Ankara, Turkey).
Kissinger also showed what a psychopath he is when he said about killings by Khmer Rouge: “How many people did (Khmer Rouge Foreign Minister Ieng Sary) kill? Tens of thousands? You should tell the Cambodians (i.e., Khmer Rouge) that we will be friends with them. They are murderous thugs, but we won’t let that stand in the way”.
He bragged about massive and indiscriminate US bombings of Vietnam by saying: “they can’t see the B-52 and they dropped a million pounds of bombs … I bet you we will have had more planes over there in one day than Johnson had in a month … each plane can carry about 10 times the load of World War II plane could carry.”
It’s quite fitting that Hillary Clinton who has always vouched for war and who defended Netanyahu’s massacre in Gaza, unconditionally and without reservations – as did other US officials and politicians, including Elizabeth Warren – to praise war criminal Kissinger. Reportedly, she’s planning to announce her candidacy for 2016 presidential elections on January 1st, and MSNBC talking heads, such as Rev. Al Obama-is-the-Messiah Sharpton can’t hide their enthusiasm, even though she could not have been any clearer about her interest in starting new wars and committing new war crimes, as president. Obviously, that doesn’t bother our liberals who complained about Bush’s wars, but loved Obama’s.
As for Hillary, is she trying to convince the ruling class that heads the military industrial complex that she’s fit to be a president because she has no problem to order their future wars?