Kissinger – cover-up artist

By Joseph Farah

The fix is in, folks.

The government doesn’t ever want you to learn the truth of its own culpability in the Sept. 11 disaster.

So, President Bush is calling up one of its reliable old cover-up artists, Henry Kissinger, to whitewash the whole thing.

Last week, he named Kissinger to lead an “independent” investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and said the probe “must uncover every detail and learn every lesson” of the terrorist strikes.

Kissinger pledged to “go where the facts lead us.”

Don’t count on it.

Kissinger is 79 years old – and it’s a little late for this self-aggrandizing politician to change his ways.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 with North Vietnam’s Le Duc Tho for cease-fire negotiations during the Vietnam war. He no more deserved a prize for his efforts than did terrorist Yasser Arafat, who won it a few years later.

In his negotiations with the Vietnamese, it is revealed in horrifying detail in a new book, “Reagan’s War,” by Peter Schweizer, Kissinger sold out U.S. fighting men, sold out our allies and sold out our national interests.

And, speaking of Arafat, Kissinger is responsible for masterminding one of the biggest cover-ups in American history – the cold-blooded assassination of two U.S. diplomats by Arafat in 1973.

WorldNetDaily blew the lid off that cover-up two years ago with the help of former National Security Agency operative-turned-whistleblower James Welsh.

Welsh was the NSA’s Palestinian analyst on duty when Arafat gave the order to his Black September terrorists to machine-gun Ambassador Cleo Noel and Charges d’Affaires George Curtis Moore in Khartoum, Sudan. The U.S. government continues to deny its knowledge of these murders to this day.

“He was definitely involved in the destruction and concealment of the White House and State Department files pertaining to Khartoum,” says Welsh. “Some GS-9 didn’t initiate the cover-up. Yep, he’s the guy. No doubt in my mind.”

The families of Sept. 11 victims should know this history. Kissinger has initiated massive cover-ups for political reasons in the past and he will do it in the future. He is not the “independent” investigator needed for such an important and serious task.

In addition to serving as secretary of state, Kissinger also was national security adviser for Nixon and Ford from 1969-75. He made history in July 1971 when he made a secret trip to China, ending a Sino-American estrangement that had lasted for more than two decades.

After making a one-sided, phony cold peace with China, Kissinger benefited personally with millions of dollars in consulting contracts with Beijing businesses and U.S. corporations eager to invest in the burgeoning new market. He should be registered as a foreign lobbyist – an agent of a foreign government. That’s not the kind of person who can be entrusted to get to the bottom of the Sept. 11 fiasco.

Kissinger also is well known for his efforts to achieve detente with the Soviet Union. Kissinger’s approach ran contrary to the successful approach of “peace through strength” orchestrated by President Reagan. Kissinger extended the Cold War, weakened America unilaterally and did untold damage to our national interests during this period.

In short, Kissinger should be a candidate for political exile. He ought to be investigated himself for crimes against this country. At the very least, he ought to be forced into a long-overdue retirement – one he endures in shame and disgrace.

Instead, he is being tapped on the shoulder once again by yet another U.S. president. The same old faces and the same old motives are not going to find the truth about Sept. 11. Kissinger has too much at stake. He cares only about his own reputation and pocketbook. He is not the kind of personality who will find government culpability and failures and expose them accordingly.

To say this is a bad choice is an understatement. It’s a disastrous choice. It’s a choice that speaks volumes about the government’s unwillingness to open itself to real criticism.

It’s sad to see President Bush make this tragic mistake. If Kissinger remains at the helm of this investigation, we will never learn the truth, we as a nation will not make the right decisions about our future security and the families of the victims will never have closure.