This time, the US political establishment is mourning Henry Kissinger, one of the most notorious war criminal, history’s worst mass murderers and the bloodiest in the history of XXth century. This testimony is timely as the French TV LCP broadcasted last night a documentary realized during Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1970s with testimonies of Chilian woman recounting how his husband who was sick, had been taken away one morning from his home and he had disappeared for ever. when asked on the reasons of her husband’s disappearance, she replied because her family is part of working class and for her political choice as socialist having voted for Allende. Such testimony of the Chilian woman in the documentary that the Chilian embassy was seeking in the time to prevent its broadcasting cross checks what has been said by the Argentina related to the import in her country of Pinochet’s hunting and the repression of anything resembling the left wing parties and movements. Kissinger’s mass killing method in Latin America can be summarized by these words uttered during a closed door meeting with Nixon “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.”
Henri Kissinger so adored by other American war criminals was of extreme dangerousness for two reasons : one because of his conception of what be called political realism in International relations and two, his defense of US hegemony, imperialism and global domination of the world no matter the means used to and human costs to achieve the goal. His direct responsibility in mass killing by the US militarism of millions people in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, in Latin America, in Pakistan, in Indonesia, in Africa and the Middle east made him a political monster, a Hobbesian Leviathan. According to Historian Greg Grandin, author of the biography Kissinger’s Shadow, within eight brief years from 1969 through 1976, was responsible of mass killing between three and four million people in Cambodia, Chile, and omission, like greenlighting Indonesia’s bloodshed in East Timor; Pakistan’s bloodshed in Bangladesh; and the inauguration of an American tradition of using and then abandoning the Kurds.