Monthly Archives: January 2003

Armenians say US failed them

Victims of one of the worst crimes of our age President Bush is counting his allies in Europe and the Middle East in preparation for conflict in Iraq. One of the key US allies is Turkey. But the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in 1915 – some estimates run to more than a million – still troubles America’s diplomatic relations with Turkey. Armenian communities have long pressed America to recognise the slaughter in Ottoman Turkey as genocide. But ... Read More »

Master strategist or master crook?

Kissinger 1a Trial book

The Trial of Henry Kissinger, by Christopher Hitchens Reviewed by Sreeram Chaulia “Everything on paper will be used against me.” – Henry Kissinger, admonishing his State Department staff for writing memos on the illegality of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor in 1975. The line separating a master statesman and a master thug is assumed to be of infinite length. This is not so in the case of Henry Kissinger, former US national security adviser and secretary of state. For myriad ... Read More »