Sepp Blatter, the newly reelected President of FIFA, has stated that war criminal and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be part of a commission to deal with corruption in the World Soccer governing body.
Blatter himself has been accused of corruption by the FIFA by the general secretary, including “systematically mismanaging FIFA by deception, illegal payments, violating the statutes and cronyism since becoming president in 1998”, so the idea that he would be setting up a ‘commission’ to investigate himself is outrageous.
But even more insane is the idea of inviting Kissinger to participate in rooting out high-level corruption. At a press conference BlatterÂ told reporters:
“This will be a commission of the wise. Kissinger loves football: he’ll be part of it”
Kissinger is ‘wise’ but only in the sense that he possesses the conscienceless, preternatural awareness of a psychopath, a skill that he has employed many times during his years in the US government and officially outside of it in the role of ‘political adviser’ to people like Nelson Rockefeller.
So, in the sense that Kissinger has a proven track record of dismissing the rights of the many in favor of the rights of the few elite, like when he said this about theÂ Chilean people’s democratic rights in 1973, right before the CIA overthrew the democratically elected government of socialist President Salvadore Allende:
“The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.”
I suppose he will be very useful to a FIFA Commission dedicated to investigating its own corruption.