Toronto Welcomes Henry Kissinger - Accused War-Criminal

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Toronto Welcomes Henry Kissinger - Accused War-Criminal

Toronto Welcomes Henry Kissinger - Accused War Criminal  - by Gerald Caplan

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/second-reading/gerald-capla...

"...lucky locals have the opportunity to pay between $25 and $90 to see and hear a real live accused warcriminal. In return, I'm told Dr Kissinger's fee is likely between $50,000 to $100,000 but this is not confirmed. Presumably he's not doing it out of the goodness of his heart.."

Clinton, Bush, Netanyahu, Toronto loves war criminals and always eagerly buys tickets to their events with generally tiny, token protests, by contrast. Why not? Our national government made up of politicians we vote for, collaborates with and themselves, also, commits war crimes.  Afghanistan, Libya, -  and in our name. There doesn't seem to be much of a problem for most people here, as far as I can see.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Kissinger was fawned over tonight by Stephen Colbert, who is obviously willing to help anyone promote a book.

Fidel

the doctor wrote:
"The illegal we can do right now; the unconstitutional will take a little longer". - apparently yuking it up at a cocktail party

aka Mycroft

Anyone up for a protest Friday evening outside Roy Thomson Hall?

Unionist

Not sure how I feel about this. Why are we (and the media and academia etc.) always so clear about war crimes of the past, but less so about ongoing war crimes of today being committed in our name? Is Kissinger more worthy of a demo than Harper or Obama? None of them have been convicted of anything, so what's the basis of our distinguishing them. Is what he did "worse"? By protesting Kissinger and not the others, what message are we sending?

Just a question.

 

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Maybe if we were more cognizant of the war crimes of the past we would be better at recognizing them when they are committed today.

The message we send when we protest against Kissinger is that there is no statute of limitations on war crimes, and no amnesty. Like Pinochet, we will try to make sure that no place is safe for him to go. It is a declaration that we reject the culture of impunity for imperial war crimes.

And we do demonstrate whenever Harper or Obama come to town to give public speeches.