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Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:11 AM

Poll question: Why hasn't Henry Kissinger died yet?

Last edited Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Inspired by this post in Good Reads: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1016&pid=91011

He will be 91 years old this May.

(Edited to belatedly add "All of the Above" option - you may change your votes at will.)
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He is Nosferatu - the Undead.
3 (8%)
His neo-con acolytes keep him supplied with the blood of infants.
2 (5%)
He feeds on the souls of all those who have been murdered as a result of his policy recommendations.
7 (18%)
He is so disgusting, even Hell doesn't want him.
17 (44%)
There is a lamentable shortage of sharpened wooden stakes in DC.
0 (0%)
Obligatory Other.
10 (26%)
All of the above.
0 (0%)
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Reply Poll question: Why hasn't Henry Kissinger died yet? (Original post)
scarletwoman Apr 2014 OP
Wounded Bear Apr 2014 #1
MiniMe Apr 2014 #6
NuclearDem Apr 2014 #12
JI7 Apr 2014 #2
rusty fender Apr 2014 #25
DiverDave Apr 2014 #3
bobduca Apr 2014 #19
Fumesucker Apr 2014 #4
FarCenter Apr 2014 #21
John1956PA Apr 2014 #5
JackRiddler Apr 2014 #7
scarletwoman Apr 2014 #20
rusty fender Apr 2014 #28
antiquie Apr 2014 #29
tularetom Apr 2014 #8
scarletwoman Apr 2014 #9
tularetom Apr 2014 #11
mylye2222 Apr 2014 #30
Iggo Apr 2014 #10
NuclearDem Apr 2014 #13
scarletwoman Apr 2014 #17
NuclearDem Apr 2014 #18
superpatriotman Apr 2014 #14
Zorra Apr 2014 #15
rrneck Apr 2014 #16
Autumn Apr 2014 #22
Jamaal510 Apr 2014 #23
magical thyme Apr 2014 #24
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2014 #26
Jackpine Radical Apr 2014 #27
scarletwoman Apr 2014 #33
BainsBane Apr 2014 #31
mylye2222 Apr 2014 #32
scarletwoman Apr 2014 #34
LittleBlue Apr 2014 #35
Benton D Struckcheon Apr 2014 #36
rafeh1 Apr 2014 #37

Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:23 AM

1. Other-Only the good die young...nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 08:02 AM

6. That was my answer

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:04 PM

12. This.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:34 AM

2. not only that but it seems like he never has serious health issues

because he is always active and going out and shit . and isn't he fat also ?

there is nobody like him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:21 PM

25. Scalia is like him

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:35 AM

3. Reptilian

eom

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:46 PM

19. David Icke was right in this case!

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:40 AM

4. Good genes

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:11 PM

21. Both father and mother died in their 90s. Henry will probably live past 100.

His father, Louis Kissinger (1887–1982), was a schoolteacher. His mother, Paula (Stern) Kissinger (1901–1998), was a homemaker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kissinger

He just looks old for his age.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 07:34 AM

5. "The Case Against Henry Kissinger: The making of a war criminal" by Christopher Hitchens

Published in Harpers magazine, March 2001

Here is an excerpt regarding Nixon's appointment of Kissinger as National Security Adviser in January 1969 after the 1968 sabotage of the Johnson-Humphrey accord with North Vietnam at the Paris Peace Talks:


. . .

This was what it took to promote Henry Kissinger. To promote him from a mediocre and opportunistic academic to an international potentate. The signature qualities were there from the inaugural moment: the sycophancy and the duplicity; the power worship and the absence of scruple; the empty trading of old non-friends for new non-friends. And the distinctive effects were also present: the uncounted and expendable corpses; the official and unofficial lying about the cost; the heavy and pompous pseudo-indignation when unwelcome questions were asked. Kissinger's global career started as it meant to go on. It debauched the American republic and American democracy, and it levied a hideous toll of casualties on weaker and more vulnerable societies.

. . .

More at http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Kissinger/CaseAgainst1_Hitchens.html



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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 08:59 AM

7. Long as he lives, there is hope...

that he might be brought to trial for his crimes.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:10 PM

20. He will never be brought to trial, our Rulers will make sure of that.

Check out this post about his 90th birthday party gala:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3647044

Unfortunately, none of the dignitaries from Chile, Cambodia or East Timor could make the gala celebration.

Henry Kissinger’s 90th birthday party on Monday night at New York’s most glamorous dining room in Manhattan’s St. Regis Hotel drew an astonishing lineup of luminaries, including former secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, former French president Valéry Giscard D’Estaing, former chief of staff James Baker, former secretary of state Colin Powell, Gen. David Petraeus, and former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Many of them, such as a visiting French dignitary fresh off a plane from Paris at the age of 103, proved that 90 is the new 30. Former president Bill Clinton, former secretary of state George Shultz, and current Secretary of State John Kerry all came to the podium to toast what Kerry called America’s “indispensable statesman,” as did as Kissinger’s two children, David and Elizabeth.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/04/john-mccain-s-surprising-toast-at-kissinger-s-90th-birthday-party.html


“Kerry,” mouthed the photographer, as a line of security guards formed a pathway under the smaller entryway. Teresa Heinz Kerry, in a white blazer, got out of a black sedan, and her husband, Secretary of State John Kerry, came around from the other side. The two walked in together with a gaggle of security and miscellaneous entourage. Just a little earlier, Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who once vied for the secretary-of-State gig in her own right, had arrived. Nancy Kissinger had sent the word out through her girlfriends over the weekend, “If you have jewelry, this is the night to get it out of the bank.” And they did. The Alfalfa Club dinner crowd in tiaras was the order of the night.


Hillary Clinton (third from right) arrives with Oscar de la Renta (third from left) at the St. Regis hotel in New York City on June 3. (Nina Strochlic)



Inside, guests reported, a mariachi band played, and Kissinger was regaled with a slew of speeches. Kerry called him an “indispensable statesman,” and David and Elizabeth Kissinger separately paid tribute to their dad in front of an audience that included Gen. David Petraeus, former secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Fox News president Roger Ailes, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

...
So, who regaled Kissinger with the best speech? “Bill Clinton, as always,” former ambassador William vanden Heuveland said. The former president was the grand finale, apparently assuring the crowd, “I’m the last speaker, so you can all kind of relax.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/04/staking-out-kissinger-s-90th-birthday-party.html

More pictures here:

http://www.wwd.com/eye/parties/henry-kissinger-at-90-6967452

As George Carlin said, "It's a big club, and you ain't in it."

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:30 PM

28. That goes to show you how bankrupt our values

as Americans are: you can be an unindicted war criminal and still be lauded because you were once a SOS.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #20)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:46 PM

29. Unbelievable, all that evil. ~ nt

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 09:00 AM

8. I thought he was already dead

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Response to tularetom (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:24 AM

9. You apparently missed this from just last September:

Kerry is meeting with Kissinger today for advice on Syria

Although I suppose they may have simply hauled the old vampire out of his crypt for the occasion.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:58 AM

11. You're right, I didn't catch that one

I'd be horrified if I were subconsciously engaging in wishful thinking. I don't want the old bastard to die until after he is convicted of war crimes.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:54 PM

30. deep within I bet Kerry must be sick to have

As part of his current obligations as Sos to have to bow his frame before such an assohle.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:37 AM

10. Other: He was never put on trial for war crimes.

If he had been, he'd be long dead.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:07 PM

13. Unlike the thousands of poor Americans he sent to their deaths

And the countless thousands of Vietnamese civilians he and his psychopathic friends butchered, he has access to good healthcare.

That said, I'm not a huge fan of the wooden stake option. Any suggestion of murder like that tends to rub me the wrong way.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:31 PM

17. The wooden stake option is merely to round out the vampire theme.

I would never seriously advocate for murder.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:44 PM

18. That's what I thought.

I never thought you were actually advocating that, just pointing out how it can be taken.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:11 PM

14. Genetics and clean living

nt

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:19 PM

15. "All of the Above".

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:30 PM

16. Abe Vigoda bit him. nt

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:21 PM

22. So many choices. It's hard to pin just one down.

Maybe all of the first five choices above should be an option?

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:46 PM

23. Never heard of him, but will

check him out later.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:52 PM

24. to quote a former co-worker, "Evil people never die."

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:26 PM

26. Even if he were dead his spirit is alive and well.

Even in the Democratic Party, one need to look no further than Hillary Clinton.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 02:28 PM

27. Where's the "All of the Above" option?

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #27)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:22 PM

33. I've added it.

Quite slipshod of me not to think of it from the start!

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:00 PM

31. As odious as Kissinger is

I find this post to be in poor taste. We shouldn't be wishing for anyone's death.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:06 PM

32. it is not wishing death

Its just making good denouncing that odious guy.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:41 PM

34. "I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."

Since I have not as yet had the pleasure of reading Kissinger's obituary, my OP is simply about speculating why that should be so.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:54 PM

35. No need for a poll, Futurama predicted this




Cheney and Kissinger are obviously heads they attach to robotic bodies. How else can Cheney live after 30 heart attacks?

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:29 PM

36. Other - Demons don't die.

Ask any UNIX admin.

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Response to scarletwoman (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 06:45 PM

37. dr k quotes

1. War crimes are for losers
2. Only losers commit war crimes
3. Ergo losing is a war crime.

I didnt lose so I am not a war criminal
dr.k.

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