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Henry Kissinger: War Criminal—Poster of the Week

Wanted: For Crimes Against Humanity


Silkscreen, 2001

Los Angeles, CA


With the death of Henry Kissinger this week, the corporate media is lauding him as an exemplary national security advisor and secretary of state. However, this Nobel Peace Prize winner is regarded world-wide as a war criminal.

He is responsible for extending the Viet Nam War, even after recognizing it was unwinnable. He was responsible for the U.S. bombing of Cambodia, kept secret from U.S. taxpayers (1969 - 70). He was complicit in the violent coup d’etat against the democratically government of Chile (1973). He supported the Turkish invasion and partitioning of the Republic of Cyprus (1974). Kissinger and President Gerald Ford approved Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor, just days after East Timor declared its independence from Portugal (1974). He supported the apartheid government of South Africa and opposed the independence movement in Angola. And much more.

Few in American history have caused so much death and destruction in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa.

CSPG’s Poster of the Week was produced to protest Kissinger who was speaking before

the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, July 18, 2001. The

poster’s concept and layout was taken from a 1983 poster made in Cyprus, titled: "Wanted

by the Cypriots."

Notable quotes:

[The U.S. could] "either persist in averting their gaze from the egregious impunity enjoyed by a notorious war criminal and lawbreaker, or they can become seized by the exalted standards to which they continually hold everyone else."

Christopher Hitchens, journalist, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, 2001

"Once you’ve been to Cambodia, you’ll never stop wanting to beat Henry Kissinger to death with your bare hands. You will never again be able to open a newspaper and read about that treacherous, prevaricating, murderous scumbag sitting down for a nice chat with Charlie Rose or attending some black-tie affair for a new glossy magazine without choking. Witness what Henry did in Cambodia – the fruits of his genius for statesmanship – and you will never understand why he’s not sitting in the dock at The Hague next to Milošević.”

Anthony Bourdain, chef, "A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme

Cuisines," 2001



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