- Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's self-promotion
as a leader in the war against terrorism is a case of a VERY BIG FRAUD.
Speaking Oct. 31 before London's Mont Pelerin Society think-tank, the
Centre for Policy Studies, self-professed British agent of influence Kissinger
declared that only the complete destruction of the Taliban regime and Osama
bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network could safeguard "world order."
- Heaping praise on the British government of Prime Minister
Tony Blair for its unwavering support for the Anglo-American "special
relationship," Kissinger said, "The war in Afghanistan must be
seen as an attack on the most flagrant harborer of terrorists, [and] against
the most symbolic representative of terrorism in the person of bin Laden."
Kissinger stressed that "there cannot be an ambiguous outcome: that
the Taliban government has to be eliminated; that the bin Laden network
has to be unambiguously destroyed.... Because if the Taliban are still
standing at some point in time they will become a symbol of the ability
to resist the strongest nation and its allies.... It will have a very dangerous
impact on everybody."
- Kissinger darkly warned those nations doing "as
little as they want" against Afghanistan, such as Syria and Iran,
that a point will come that "will oblige countries ... to choose between
whether they wish to remain in the coalition or to engage in actions that
- Kissinger is also placing op-eds in newspapers throughout
the United States, on the necessity to "shatter" the Taliban.
- The Dark Side Of The Moon -
- Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) is assembling the
evidence that individuals,including Kissinger and Arnaud de Borchgrave,editor-at-large
of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon-owned Washington Times and United Press International
(UPI)--and another war enthusiast for the obliteration of bin Laden and
the Taliban--were, only recently, leading apologists and supporters of
the same Taliban. Evidence shows that connections from inside leading U.S.
circles to bin Laden did not end with the Soviet Union's pullout from Afghanistan
in 1989, and that promotion of the Taliban continued through the Summer
of 2001! Other individuals involved will be identified in future issues
- In Kissinger's case, he has been linked to an effort
to keep Afghanistan and the Taliban rulers off the list of countries which
are "state sponsors" of terrorism. According to a front-page
story in the Nov. 5 Washington Post by Mary Pat Flaherty, David Ottaway,
and James Grimaldi, "How Afghanistan Went Unlisted As Terrorist Sponsor,"
the former Secretary of State was a consultant to the American oil company,
Unocal, to lobby the State Department against any sanctions against Afghanistan,
in order to protect his client's plans to build a pipeline across the country
to access Central Asian oil. The Post reported, "To secure critical
financing from agencies such as the World Bank, [Unocal] needed the State
Department to formally recognize the Taliban as Afghanistan's government.
Unocal hired former State Department insiders: former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger, former special U.S. Ambassador John J. Maresca, and Robert
Oakley, a former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan."
- Unocal's interest was unequivocally stated before the
U.S. Congress on Feb. 12, 1998, when Maresca, then Unocal's vice president
for international relations, testified before the House International Relations
Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, pushing Unocal's Afghan
pipeline scheme, which aimed to cut Russia and Iran out of the lucrative
Central Asian oil and natural gas market. Maresca noted that since an Iranian
pipeline was out of the question because of "U.S. sanctions legislation,"
therefore "the only possible route option is across Afghanistan....
A route through Afghanistan appears to be the best option with the fewest
technical obstacles." While he claimed that Unocal "does not
favor any group" among the fighting Afghan factions, the company's
lobbying efforts centered on getting U.S. government endorsement for the
Taliban as the recognized government. Just a few months before Maresca's
Congressional testimony, Unocal had brought a delegation of Taliban leaders
to Washington, for meetings with members of Congress and the Clinton Administration.
- Maresca told Congress that "the construction of
our proposed pipeline cannot occur until a recognized government is in
place," implying that the United States had better hurry up and recognize
- The case of de Borchgrave is even more graphic. In June
2001, de Borchgrave was in Kandahar, Afghanistan, interviewing Mullah Mohammad
Omar Akhund, the head of the Taliban. The interview, released by UPI on
June 14, was full of praise for the Taliban leader, characterizing him
as a war hero injured five times in the fight to drive the Soviet Red Army
out of the country. De Borchgrave portrayed Omar as reining in bin Laden,
and quoted Omar, uncritically, accusing the United States of withholding
evidence from the "trial" that was held against bin Laden by
a Taliban "court."
- Since Sept. 11, both Kissinger and de Borchgrave, along
with a number of other "former" Taliban patrons and apologists,
have been among the loudest cheerleaders for the bombing against Afghanistan.
As 2004 Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche observed,
it is reminiscent of those who were selling iron to Japan on the eve of
- A New `New World Order'
- When Kissinger appeared in London before an audience
of 800 on Oct. 31, he did so as a member of a rogue network, allied with
Britain, to bring the policy of the United States into a "clash of
civilizations." "I do not speak for the [Bush] Administration,"
he said, as he declared peace to be impossible with Islam. There is a "fundamental
difference" with Islam, which perhaps only "Britain and America"
yet understand. He said that Sept. 11 woke up the American people from
the slumber of complacency, emotionally even more happened after Pearl
Harbor. "Until then the American public would have been astonished
to hear that there were fundamental differences between the United States
and Islam ... that there was such as thing as a concept of a war of civilizations."
- Admitting that he is "impatient" with the pace
of the war, Kissinger added that if "victory in Afghanistan is the
only purpose ... we will find that terrorism will come back." Instead,
the issue of a country's stand on terrorism will be the way to "recast
the international system." He also said that the current Bush Administration
policy essentially allows Palestinian groups to "have a free pass."
- Kissinger is today a member of the Pentagon's DefensePolicy
Board, appointed at the invitation of its chairman, Richard Perle. Perle
is one of the notorious members of Washington's "Wolfowitz cabal"
which is leading the pack for turning the "war against terrorism"
into World War III. It is no secret that Kissinger and Perle are at the
center of conspiracy against the policies of President George Bush and
Secretary of State Colin Powell to fight the war against terrorism through
a "coalition." Instead, Kissinger and "Wolfowitz cabal"
want a war plan that targets several Islamic countries in succession, leading
with Iraq (see EIR, Nov. 2, 2001, "The Wolfowitz Cabal Is An Enemy
Within"). Both Perle and Kissinger are leading officials of the Hollinger
Corp. intelligence network of London, owned by Canadian Conrad Black, which
publishes the London Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post. The Telegraph
network, like the de Borchgrave network of Moon-owned publications, constitutes
the media-brainwashing and war-propaganda side of the operation.
- De Borchgrave shares Kissinger's chameleon-like ability
to change colors as expediency demands. On Sept. 23, he filed a UPI story
denouncing the Pakistani Islamic clergy, and Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence
(ISI) agency, for their promotion of the "global terror network"
centered out of Afghanistan and protected by the Taliban.
- This is a case of world-class fraud. Kissinger and de
Borchgrave parade today as the biggest war enthusiasts, but were recently
covering up for the Taliban--which, among other things, is responsible
for 80% of the heroin reaching the European and Asian markets, according
to U.S. and Russian authorities.
- Of course, Kissinger and de Borchgrave are not alone
in this perfidy. This news service has confirmed that there are allies
of Zbigniew Brzezinski inside the National Security Council and elsewhere
inside the Bush Administration, who are equally complicit in the pre-Sept.
11 boosting of the Taliban.