"Kissinger's crimes have cut short many more people's lives than Osama Bin Laden's," President Lagos of Chile told his people yesterday in a televised address. "It is by the application of the same logical principles shown by the US leadership that we are justified in bombing them."
Henry Kissinger is held responsible for an unknown number of deaths, likely to surpass one million, in places as diverse as East Timor (with 800,000 deaths from the Indonesian invasion in 1978), Cyprus, Chile, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Talking about the U.S. support for the 1973 military coup that brought Pinochet into power, Lagos said, leaning forward intently: "Chile will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. We will find Kissinger; we will smoke him out of his hole; we will get him running and we'll bring him to justice. We will not only deal with this person who dared attack Chile, we will deal with those who harbor him and feed him and house him."
When questioned about the possibility of Chilean attacks on the U.S.A. costing the lives of civilians, Lagos responded that "We must send a clear message to the world that this kind of act will not go unpunished, and that the evil people who commit this sort of act are going to hear from us."