You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #35: Henry Kissinger Riggs National Bank [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-31-04 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #32
35. Henry Kissinger Riggs National Bank
Edited on Mon May-31-04 09:56 PM by seemslikeadream
I'm looking around

Remember when Henry Kissinger had to quit when as chairman of the 911 Investaging commottie he was asked to reveal his "business contacts"?

The New York Times > Business > Your Money > A Washington Bank, a ... ... of America; and others with surnames like Greenspan, Kissinger and Rehnquist. ... Today, however, Mr. Allbritton and Riggs National Bank, which provides ... yourmoney/11riggs.html

Bush Week in Review ... Kissinger still holds thousands of state department documents that he took to ... the form of cashier's checks, purchased from Washington's Riggs Bank by Princess ...

Currents - When Do We Call It Corruption? ... Inevitably the list includes both Henry Kissinger and Richard Perle, whom I hereby propose (stealing an ... It appears that the Riggs Bank is feeling a little heat ... guest/motet?show+-uibDGd+-ilad+Currents+931+-25

Democratic Underground Forums - great link from BartCop ... III Lloyd Bentsen Zbigniew Brzezinski Dick Cheney (Resigned in November, 2000) Henry Kissinger Brent Scowcroft John ... Treasurer Karl Mattison - VP Riggs Bank, NA. ... / cgi-bin/duforum/duboard.cgi? az=show_thread&om=4093&forum=DCForumID70

Inside the Mind of Gloria Brame: Impolitics ... President Bush's uncle, was appointed CEO of Riggs Bank's investment arm ... to actually FIND the facts on the Riggs/Bush connection ... Of course, Kissinger was right ... impolitics/

US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce ... Dick Cheney (Resigned in November, 2000). Henry Kissinger. Brent Scowcroft. ... Karl Mattison, Treasurer. VP Riggs Bank, NA. Seymour Khalilov, Executive Director. ... profiles/usacc.html

By Saul Landau

The Santiago Appeals Court apparently voted 13-9 to revoke General Augusto Pinochet's parliamentary immunity. This makes Pinochet vulnerable to prosecution in Chile for allegedly ordering his subordinates to carry out a mass murder campaign - which they did. The court can now prosecute him in more than 100 cases of people murdered in the so-called "Caravan of Death" cases. Needless to say, the appeal process will take years. "Poor Pinochet," a conservative Chilean politician remarked to me. "A man who brought order to our country, dealt with the troublemakers and put good people in charge of our economy. He's being nibbled to death by the leftwing courts."

I agreed on the nibbling process, but I don't quite share the politician's admiration for Pinochet, who led the 1973 military coup. He ruled for 15 years, before calling and losing a 1988 plebiscite and, in 1990, a presidential election. So, he made himself army chief for a decade. In 1998, he retired and made himself Senator for Life. "Poor Pinochet," said his supporters after he had ventured to London in October 1998. (At the rime, his Riggs Bank checking account had $1.8 million.) Indeed, "poor Pinochet" never dreamed that a Spanish judge would issue an arrest order and that British authorities would hold him prisoner for some 15 months for the solid anti-Communist work he had done in Chile.

Henry Kissinger had praised his efforts. Former Prime Minister Thatcher regularly invited him to tea. And, Kissinger and Thatcher both chimed in on his behalf. "Poor Pinochet," they intoned. "Let the poor old man alone." Then, in March this year, British Home Secretary Jack Straw, bowing to this kind of pressure from the old boys and girls network, declared that in captivity "poor Pinochet's" deteriorating health made him unfit to stand trial.

But, those opportune southwesterly winds accompanying his airplane back home proved recuperative powers for the ailing ex-dictator. After landing in Chile, poor Pinochet bounced out of his wheelchair and danced a cueca step on his way to hug his old military pals. Then, he recovered enough cogency to complain about how Chileans didn't appreciate all he'd done for them. Poor Pinochet felt downright sorry for himself. The mighty Chilean military would not-could not-allow lowly civilians to pester the great hero further. They made martial noises. But incoming President Ricardo Lagos gave the Chilean joint chiefs a finger-wagging lecture on the nature of their subservience to civilian authority. And, behind the scenes, the Chilean corporate elite sent their warning to the military: this is not the time to threaten a coup, lest it interfere with business. President Lagos pledged that he would allow the courts to handle the Pinochet affair.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC