Unbelievably, the Nobel Committee has arranged for well-known war mastermind Henry Kissinger to speak as an honored guest at a forum that is part of the Nobel Peace Prize events this year in Oslo.
Nobel Peace Prize Watch has asked the Norwegian Director of Public Prosecutions to arrest Kissinger.
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Kissinger transmitted President Nixon's orders for "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, saying, "Anything that flies on everything that moves." He played a major role in the policies that heavily bombed Vietnam and Laos.
For fear of being apprehended and tried for a unique record of serious crimes under international law, Kissinger is very careful about where he travels. In 2001 in Paris, Kissinger was served with a summons to appear before a judge the next day, and then immediately checked out of the Ritz Hotel and left the country. The summons was for his role in Operation Condor in the 1970s, a coordinated campaign of murder and torture by the secret police forces of seven South American dictatorships.
After supporting an assassination in Chile, Kissinger commented: "I don't see why we have to let a country go Marxist just because its people are irresponsible."
Kissinger supported violence in Cyprus, Kurdistan, East Timor, India, and elsewhere. Several of Kissinger's crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions.
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This petition has been signed by
Fredrik Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Norway
and co-signed by
Richard Falk, professor of international law emeritus, Princeton University, USA
Erni and Ola Friholt, peace movement activists, Orust, Sweden
Jon Hellesnes, professor emeritus of philosophy, Tromsoe, Norway
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., author, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026, Australia
Gunnar Nerdrum, attorney-at-law, Tromsoe, Norway
Jan Oberg, director TFF, peace research and activism, Lund, Sweden
Antonio Carlos da Silva Rosa, M.A., editor, researcher, Porto, Portugal / São Paulo, Brazil
Sven Ruin, human rights activist, Köping, Sweden
David Swanson, author, World Beyond War, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Ola Tellesbø, attorney-at-law, Norway
Kenji Urata, professor emeritus of constitutional law, Waseda University, Japan
Gunnar Westberg, professor emeritus, Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg, Sweden
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