BOGUS: False Report Claiming Kissinger Supports Libya Ground Invasion
A supposed “Bilderberg insider” is claiming that Henry Kissinger has on several occasions in the past month called for a baffling year-long ground invasion of Libya by the US military. (Bellum won’t link to it, but it’s all over Google.) This is inconsistent with his past on-the-record statements and there is no evidence whatsoever that this report is accurate. In fact, there are reasons to think that it is not. The report claims Kissinger gave “almost the exact same speech” at three recent events:
during an April 8-10 get-together at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs, then at an Aspen Institute session on “Values and Diplomacy” at the National Cathedral, and finally during the Bretton Woods II conference in New Hampshire.
There is no record of any such event at GWU during the April 8-10 time period — and what kind of “get-together” lasts three days? Kissinger also did not speak at the April 7 Aspen Institute event, which can be viewed here. There is further no evidence that Kissinger even attended, much less spoke, at the Bretton Woods II conference, held April 8-11. Presumably Kissinger has not managed to clone himself to attend all three events at the same time.
In fact, Henry Kissinger has been quite hesitant about the whole Libya affair. We’re going to have to call BOGUS on this.
UPDATE: Kissinger attended a meeting of the Trilateral Commission and chaired an Af-Pak panel on April 10. The meeting was held in Washington, DC, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which is over a mile from GWU. We stand by the assessment that this “insider” report is a fabrication.