The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens

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I have been reading the marvelous ‘The Trial of Henry Kissinger’ written in 2001 by Christopher Hitchens (1949-) at his polemic, lacerating best. He argues fairly convincingly, with appropriate documentary evidence, that Kissinger warrants trial for war crimes. Indeed, Kissinger apparently is unable to travel to many countries in the world for fear of detention and prosecution on these grounds. Which particular war crimes? Well the torture and murders in Chile and Argentina during their respective right wing dictatorships. The up to 2 million killed in Bangladesh by the Pakistan military. The 600,000 killed during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. And Hitchens gets more personal and cites the connections with the assassinations of Rene Schneider head of the Chilean military before the Pinochet coup, and of Orlando Letelier a Chilean exile in Washington DC. 

You should read this book if you want to get the full impression of Kissinger’s alleged…

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