Congress Moves to Renew Military Ties with Indonesian Military
Indonesian Verdicts Strengthen Calls for International Tribunal
East Timor Puts U.S. Soldiers Above the Law
Will the Refugees Be Forgotten?
Indonesia Network Update
Remembering Senator Paul Wellstone (1944-2002)
Stories from Ainaro
The State of International Aid to East Timor
About East Timor and the East Timor Action Network
Letter to New York Times
December 2, 2002
Kissinger: Right Man for the Job?
To the Editor:
President Bush’s decision to name former Secretary of State Henry A.
Kissinger, who spent his entire public career protecting the executive
branch from public scrutiny of its actions, to head the 9/11 commission is
bitterly ironic (front page, Nov. 28). Perhaps Mr. Kissinger, who oversaw
the illegal, secret bombing of Cambodia and acquiesced to Indonesia's 1975
invasion of East Timor is uniquely qualified to investigate the terrorist
tragedy of Sept. 11. Not of 2001, however, but of 1973, when the
government of Salvador Allende in Chile was overthrown by Pinochet, a goal
Mr.Kissinger had long supported. Now the question is, who will investigate
Brad Simpson is a long-time member of ETAN.
Kissinger Protested in Westchester, NY
On Saturday, October 26, ETAN
members and friends gathered in Dobbs Ferry, north of New York
City, to protest a speech by Henry Kissinger at the Masters
School. A majority of the passing motorists (most going to
Kissinger’s speech) honked their horns or gave a thumbs up to
demonstrators, who wore Henry Kissinger masks and raised hands
soaked in red paint. Many parents of the students, who were
required to attend, were supportive. One parent said when his son
asked him who Henry Kissinger was, he replied “a war criminal.”
Kissinger was speaking at the 125th anniversary of the elite
private school, where his wife, a former student, is a trustee.
The talk was not open to the public and he took no questions. The
protest was sponsored by the East Timor Action Network/NY and Casa
Westchester. For more informaton about Kissinger and East Timor
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