5/26/23 Nick Turse on the Crimes of Henry Kissinger

5/26/23 Nick Turse on the Crimes of Henry Kissinger

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Scott talks with journalist Nick Turse about a series of articles he wrote to mark Henry Kissinger’s 100th birthday. Scott and Turse reflect on all the destructive policies Kissinger helped enact during his long career in government and try to determine how many deaths he is responsible for. Turse also reveals some new information he discovered about the U.S. bombing campaign in Cambodia and talks about the time he confronted Kissinger directly about his war crimes.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Blood on his Hands: Survivors of Kissinger’s Secret War in Cambodia Reveal Unreported Mass Killings” (The Intercept)
  • “Notorious 1973 Attack Killed Many More Than Previously Known” (The Intercept)
  • “U.S. Blamed the Press for Military Looting in Cambodia” (The Intercept)
  • “Transcripts of Kissinger’s Calls Reveal His Culpability” (The Intercept)

Nick Turse is a contributing writer for The Intercept. He is the author most recently of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan and of the bestselling Kill Anything That Moves. Follow him on Twitter @nickturse

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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