Senile Traitor and War Criminal to Endorse Jeb Bush?
Henry K: Remember the last time he picked our next president?
The New York Observer, a Manhattan-based weekly newspaper, is reporting that Henry Kissinger will be throwing his weight behind the candidacy of Bush Crime Family member Jeb Bush by endorsing his candidacy for president tomorrow at a fund-raiser being held by Bush's interestingly named "Right to Rise PAC." It's a move that should forever be known as the political equivalent of syphilis endorsing gonorrhea.
Bush, whose real name is John Ellis Bush (the name "Jeb" should be considered a bit of marketing or branding designed to give Bush appeal to neo-confederates), has not yet officially declared his candidacy, but all indications are that he will run and ask America to play Russian roulette again by voting for a Bush.
Kissinger previously got involved at an early date with the 1968 presidential candidacy of Richard "I Am Not a Crook" Nixon nearly 50 years ago and should be most notably known for his role in blowing up the 1968 Paris peace talks that were being conducted by the administration of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in hopes of bringing about a truce in the Vietnam war. How devious is Henry Kissinger? He sabotaged the talks while he was Johnson's lead negotiator. Evil does walk the Earth.
It was Kissinger who told Nixon, during the 1968 campaign, that a truce agreement was imminent. Nixon then, in a clear violation of the Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from interfering with official negotiations between our government and any foreign nation, had his own liaison with the South Vietnamese government, Anna Chennault, tell the South Vietnamese that they should put off reaching a deal with Johnson -- that Nixon would give them a better deal once he was elected.
That sabotaging of the peace talks resulted in years of continued war in Vietnam and tens of thousands of U.S. casualties (20,000 U.S. dead, 100,000 wounded) and Vietnamese casualties (1,000,000 dead). Some dare call that treason. It is. Only recently, has it come out, through the release of Johnson's tapes and FBI wiretaps, that Johnson knew of the treasonous sabotage but did not act because he believed that the revelation of treason by a candidate for president would throw the country into even more turmoil than the war itself had already caused. The year had already seen the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
The sabotage also achieved its goal of narrowly electing Nixon as president over Hubert Humphrey, since America was getting mighty sick of the pointless war and Nixon had announced that he had a secret plan to end it. A truce before the election would most likely have changed the outcome of such a close election.
The war-criminal-traitor buddies back in the day
The corporate news media have remained largely silent about Kissinger's and Nixon's actions for all these decades. In the era of the creation of the Logan Act, 1797, the pair would rightly have been hung for their treason.
To Kissinger and Nixon, the deaths and maiming meant nothing. It was all about power. Nixon rewarded Kissinger by naming him as his own national security adviser. In an example of astounding irony and cynicism, Kissinger was eventually awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1973, for negotiating the same agreement between the parties that he had sabotaged five years and so many lives earlier.
Had Kissinger been exposed at the time, his name, reputation, and opinions would not be highly regarded today, let alone in 1973. However, they are highly regarded, especially by most republicans and much of the Washington establishment.
Bush is not the only potential republican candidate who has sought Kissinger's endorsement. In recent months neo-fascist Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and America's most obnoxious politician, New Jersey loudmouth Gov. Chris Christie have all knelt before Kissinger to kiss his ring and grovel for his endorsement.
The successful quest for Kissinger's tainted endorsement isn't the only recent indication of Jeb Bush's shady character. As if Jeb Bush's corrupt machinations in the 2000 "election" of his brother and the family name itself were not enough to define what kind of person John Ellis Bush is, there is the hiring of his online media expert, Ethan Czahor, cofounder of Hipster.com.
Czahor ain't exactly the hippest guy around. He appears to be most famous for his habit of tweeting his sexist, racist, and homophobic thoughts to his twitter followers. The tweets are typical republican fare. They are anything one would hear at any time from any republican you have the misfortune to be in the presence of. The tweets recently disappeared, as if by magic, but not before some timely screen grabs were made, and Buzzfeed has a quite magnificent collection of 'em.
Czahor's official title was chief technology officer for Right to Rise. I say "was" because he has just been fired.
Jeb may have loved the guy enough to hire him, but hey, Czahor's actions just don't fit the phony image that Bush wants to present to Americans who are either crazy or gullible enough to vote for him.
Poor Czahor! Someone else will now have the job of putting a voting-machine-hacking team together, unless they just want to fall back on Bush Crime Family capo Karl Rove. Jeb's Florida team also proved very adept at purging certain demographics from the voting roles, so would it surprise anybody but the most naïve people on Earth that Czahor's replacement will be putting his or her hands on that as well? Hey, what's Katherine Harris doing?
The bottom line is that who a candidate for any office surrounds himself or herself with does matter. When we vote for a candidate, we are not just voting for the name on the ballot. We are voting for the candidate's team of people. John Ellis Bush has a track record of surrounding himself with undesirable types. Imagine, though, how Czahor may feel if and when he thinks about Bush firing him one day and two days later officially accepting the endorsement of a traitor and war criminal. Damn, Ethan, it's enough to make ya sour on politics forever, isn't it?