The trial of henry kissinger [christopher hitchens, ariel dorfman] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers if the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way. The trials of henry kissinger (2002) is a documentary film inspired by christopher hitchens' 2001 book the trial of henry kissinger, examining war crimes claimed to have been done by henry kissinger, the national security advisor and later secretary of state under presidents nixon and ford. Synopsis: the film focuses on kissinger's years as national-security adviser and secretary of state to presidents nixon and ford, and details his involvement in prolonging the war in vietnam, the secret bombing of cambodia, suharto's invasion of east timor, and the assassination of democratically elected communist president salvador allende in chile. The trials of henry kissinger, directed by eugene jarecki and based on the hitchens' 2001 book the trial of henry kissinger, plays like a brief for a war crimes trial against the former secretary of state. This documentary based on a book by christopher hitchens paints former secretary of state henry kissinger as a warmonger responsible for military cover-ups in vietnam, cambodia and east timor, as well as the assassination of a chilean leader in 1970.
But the trials of henry kissinger was more than an argument it was a detailed indictment (using only what would hold up in international courts of law) of an official who hitchens accused. The film focuses on henry kissinger and his role in america's secret bombing of cambodia in 1969, the approval of indonesia's genocidal assault on east timor in 1975, the assassination of a chilean general in 1970, and his involvement in the 1969 paris peace talks concerning the vietnam conflict. Mr hitchens talked about his book, the trial of henry kissinger, published by verso booksin the book, mr hitchens asserts that former secretary of state henry kissinger should face charges for.
Henry kissinger left paris early on a recent trip some contended that the early departure stemmed from the belgian government's eagerness to confront kissinger for alleged crimes in the overthrow of the chilean government of president allende culminating with the legally elected leader's assassination. The trials of henry kissinger (60) imdb 77 79 min 2002 nr subtitles and closed captions a hard hitting look at former us secretary of state henry kissinger - a brilliant foreign policy advisor to some, duplicitous war criminal to others. Summary: is henry kissinger -- nobel laureate and the most famous diplomat of his generation -- also a war criminal provoked by the christopher hitchens's book, filmmakers jarecki and gibney have constructed a movie which is both brilliant legal brief and chilling psychodrama. The trials of henry kissinger frames its case in the context of what is (was) a new era of international law, with the new global criminal court as its centerpiece in a post-cold war age of. The trial of henry kissinger by christopher hitchens if the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame.
History of japan_japan part 1 history of japan's ancient and modern empire full documentary trim - duration: 3:08:22 stella baby 979,081 views. Includes bibliographical references and index drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation and broad sweeps through material released under the freedom of information act, christopher hitchens mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter--publisher. The trial of henry kissinger [christopher hitchens] -- drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation and broad sweeps through material released under the freedom of information act, christopher hitchens mounts a devastating. The trials of henry kissinger bbc 4 documentarywww savevid com] dr henry kissinger fireside chat with eric schmidt discussing the crimes of henry kissinger - duration:.
With the detention of augusto pinochet, and intense international pressure for the arrest of slobodan milosovic, the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality. The trial of henry kissinger by christopher hitchens (verso, £15) condensed in the style of the original fri 15 jun 2001 2141 edt first published on fri 15 jun 2001 2141 edt.
Henry kissinger is revered as a statesman, cosseted guest, star of the lecture circuit he is also the one-time us secretary of state who oversaw the destruction of civilian populations, the. Henry kissinger was the chairman between 1969 and 1976 one does not need to picture some giant, octopuslike organization at the center of a web of conspiracy. The trials of henry kissinger is a documentary based on christopher hitchens' controversial book about the nobel laureate and famous us diplomat filmmakers eugene jarecki and alex gibney.
The arrest of augusto pinochet signaled a significant shift in enforcing international law, noticed by henry kissinger if not others vanity fair columnist hitchens (no one left to lie to, etc. The trial of henry kissinger unequivocally lambastes kissinger's involvement, malfeasance, and outright criminality in american foreign policy decisions from vietnam to indonesia, chile, yugoslavia, and cyprus - claims that if true, would certainly indict him on numerous counts as a war criminal. The trial of henry kissinger is a 2001 book by christopher hitchens examining the alleged war crimes of henry kissinger, the national security advisor and later united states secretary of state for presidents richard nixon and gerald ford.
Sixth, the media circus irony of henry kissinger being thought of as sexy and a playgirl kind of centerfold because power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, an image that delighted kissinger who was quoted in the new york times (jan 19, 1971) as saying power is the great aphrodisiac. The trials of henry kissinger may 1, 2018 may 1, 2018 renegade 3 comments renegade editor's note : since it has been 16 years since this documentary was released, just imagine all of details that could be added to kissinger's 'resume.