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Klippenstein writes: "With Henry Kissinger’s name back in the news, so are the facts of his ghoulish tenure as national security advisor and secretary of state under the Nixon and Ford administrations. Among the most infamous was the role Kissinger played in supporting the brutal military dictator of Chile, General Augusto Pinochet, whom Kissinger once told: 'We are sympathetic with what you are trying to do here.'"

Former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger. (photo: AP)
Former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger. (photo: AP)


Kissinger’s Corpses: A Look at Pinochet's FBI File

By Ken Klippenstein, Reader Supported News

08 September 16

 

ith Henry Kissinger’s name back in the news, so are the facts of his ghoulish tenure as national security advisor and secretary of state under the Nixon and Ford administrations. Among the most infamous was the role Kissinger played in supporting the brutal military dictator of Chile, General Augusto Pinochet, whom Kissinger once told: “We are sympathetic with what you are trying to do here.”

What Pinochet’s regime did was overthrow Chile’s democratically elected leader, kill at least 10,000 Chileans, torture 29,000, and drive into exile over 200,000. However, Pinochet’s crimes were not confined to Chile. In September of 1976, a car bomb went off in Washington DC’s Embassy Row, killing passengers Orlando Letelier, a former top official to the Chilean government, and Ronni Moffitt, his American assistant.

The deaths were gruesome, neither one instantaneous. (Letelier’s legs were blown off and Moffitt drowned in her own blood.) Pinochet personally ordered the murders, a fact that the CIA had known but would not declassify until just last year, in 2015. Letelier was a prominent official in the Chilean Socialist Party, which Pinochet overthrew in a military coup in 1973. Letelier had been speaking out against Pinochet’s regime and lobbying governments against doing business with it, which is why Pinochet sought to have him murdered.

I recently obtained Pinochet’s FBI file as a result of a Freedom of Information request I filed. The majority of records deemed responsive to my request were deleted in their entirety, many on “national security” grounds. The remaining pages – those actually provided to me – were heavily redacted.

Many FBI files pertaining to government officials contain little more than tedious procedural minutiae (e.g. background checks, security reports about locations for public appearances, and the like). In stark contrast, just a few pages into Pinochet’s file, there is a document covered in tape labeled “EVIDENCE.” It refers to photographs of Chilean officials travelling with Pinochet to the US. Though it is impossible to be certain, this suggests that the FBI regarded the Pinochet regime as a culprit very early on (considering when the document is dated).

(photo: Reader Supported News)

The date on this document (above), 9/5/77, is significant: the car bomb that killed Letelier took place less than a year prior. Astonishingly, not only had the US permitted entry to Pinochet just months after a car bomb on US soil that was widely attributed to his regime, President Jimmy Carter met with him personally at the White House.

(photo: Reader Supported News)

Another record in Pinochet’s file (above) mentions “DINA,” the abbreviation for Pinochet’s secret police. DINA agents were later found to have carried out Letelier’s assassination on behalf of Pinochet.

Pinochet’s file contains a number of photographs of other Chilean officials – presumably including DINA – accompanying him, though all are redacted.

(photo: Reader Supported News)

So what does this all have to do with Kissinger? Before Letelier’s murder, the State Department received CIA intelligence suggesting that the Pinochet regime was considering international assassinations of his political opponents. As a result, the State Department drafted a forceful warning against such an operation to be sent to the Pinochet government. However, the warning never made it to Chile: just five days before Letelier’s assassination, Kissinger intervened and ordered the State Department to cancel its intended warning.

Then Letelier was, of course, murdered.

(Henry Kissinger shaking hands with Augusto Pinochet. photo: Reader Supported News)

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+66 # REDPILLED 2016-09-08 13:11
Kissinger is reported to be mulling endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Once he does, he will join the ranks of other prominent neocons and war criminals supporting Hillary for President.

I am certain she will welcome Kissinger's endorsement.
 
 
+20 # corduroyz 2016-09-08 21:36
And with that, she will remove any possibility of my voting for her.
 
 
+10 # librarian1984 2016-09-10 05:52
What, you need MORE?
 
 
+19 # Glen 2016-09-09 08:53
Kissinger is more than a war criminal and should have been executed years ago. He is the worst of a number of people who should be executed for the deaths they have caused.

The world has been in chaos thanks to them and it appears to not be ending soon, thanks to the blood hungry indifference of leaders.
 
 
+42 # elizabethblock 2016-09-08 13:27
He's already a neocon and a war criminal.

On the CBC the other day someone compared Clinton to Machiavelli. Nope. Clinton is one of the Medicis. Kissinger is Machiavelli. Well, more or less. Machiavelli advised rulers to do things like this. Kissinger actually did them.
 
 
+32 # cecilep 2016-09-08 13:45
AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, KISSINGER NEVER RETURNED TO THE DINING CMMONS AFTER THE DAY HE HEARD SOMEONE REFER TO HIM AS DR. STRANGELOVE.

KILLARY AND KISS HAVE BEEN CLOSE BUDDIES IN MAYHEM FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
 
 
+6 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-08 14:03
For more deep dirt on Hank and his co-murderers, search:

Saddam's Freemason Handlers

Hank isn't mentioned until late in article, but that doesn't mean his role in renegade P 2 Masonic Lodge's activities in Chile and Italy was a small one. Re international banker Calvi's supposed suicide, his "choice" of Blackfriars Bridge to hang himself is odd, given the RENEGADE Blackfriars Masonic
lodge in London Hank and George 1 belong to.

Not to change subject, but re Hank not returning to Harvard after apt "Dr. Strangelove" reference to him:

In 2004 election media pointed out that both W and Kerry are members of Yale's Brotherhood of Death fraternity. When cornered on that by reporters, both admitted membership, but declined comment, as per Brotherhood of Death bylaws. Kerry terminated entire press conference after being asked about his membership.

FBI report re JFK assassination mentions "A Mr. George Bush of Texas." For 3 days surrounding mysterious death of JFK Junior, even W's CAMPAIGN STAFF was clueless as to W's whereabouts.
 
 
+12 # Salus Populi 2016-09-09 09:16
Re Bush the Elected:

Keep in mind, also, though the article doesn't mention it, that Bush _pére_ was the head of the CIA at the time of the assassination of Letelier, so the CIA declassificatio n last year discloses the 'incidental' fact that since they knew from the start that Pinochet ordered the assassination, Bush was certainly informed.

For those with long memories, Bush, after the assassination had been carried out, suggested publicly that Fidel Castro had ordered the assassination in order to 'create a martyr.' This was especially slimy considering that there is no evidence at all of Castro ever ordering or participating in any plots against U.S. officials, while the U.S., primarily through the CIA and its terrorist offshoot of Miami _gusanos_, carried out no fewer than *683* [iirc] terrorist plots against the Castro brothers, according to the Cuban secret service, which had successfully infiltrated the terrorist groups. These included biological warfare that killed at least 200 Cubans, many of them children.

The entire Bush family, including all its members, was like the Medicis or a Mafia family: war criminals, schemers, assassins, thugs, propagandists, professional liars, traitors, Nazi sympathizers and financiers, stealers of elections, ... in short, a central link, a nexus if you will, of the real rulers of the country.
 
 
-20 # torch and pitchfork 2016-09-08 14:11
The responses on this site are beginning resemble Breitbart News. In no stretch of the imagination does Hilary Clinton compare with the little Nazi Kissinger.
 
 
+45 # Texas Aggie 2016-09-08 14:25
That she admires him is not in question. That she would go the same direction he did is also not in question. The only question is whether or not she would go as far as he did. Once that might have been a joke, but after what she did in Libya, it is no longer funny.
 
 
+36 # grandlakeguy 2016-09-08 15:22
torch and pitchfork:
The very fact that Hillary Clinton befriended and admires Kissinger and seeks his endorsement should be all anyone needs to absolutely reject her as a potential leader.
This is a man who can not freely travel abroad for fear of being arrested as a war criminal.

Do YOU hang out with genocidal maniacs?
I certainly do not!
 
 
+3 # torch and pitchfork 2016-09-08 20:54
Well, there's my cat and sometimes my wife....
 
 
-9 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-09 07:35
@ GLG - ANYONE who becomes president HAS to interact with all sorts of unsavory characters, and yes, even mass murders at times. What little Bubble World are you wasting oxygen in, cutting and pasting your pre-written pablum so you are first to post in 6 articles every day?

Do you think a president should join you in the safe little Bubble World you inhabit? President in your world, "Oh, I couldn't possibly address the United Nations because it includes unsavory nations! And pass me the Gray Poupon, won't you, GLG?"

Unlike you, a president has a fucking tough job to do... Of necessity it ain't pretty; and if you quit whining for a minute and look at before and after photos of every president, you will see that they physically age about 2-3 years for every year they spend in office!
 
 
+8 # grandlakeguy 2016-09-10 14:46
The only interaction our president (no matter who he/she is) should have with mass murderers like Henry Kissinger is to put them on an aircraft and deliver him to the World Court in the Hague to properly stand trial!

Perhaps if our country was not the perpetrator of murderous activities all over the planet we would not be so thoroughly despised!
 
 
+1 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-10 22:11
No interaction w mass murderers would include not meeting w Joint Chiefs of Staff, no CIA briefings, no meetings w police in big cities no meeting with 30 percent of world leaders, no meeting with anyone in banking, arms, prison, mass media, chemical or pharmaceutical industries.

Kinda restricts his / her range of action and influence a tad.

Not saying you gotta like dancing with the devil, but that is exactly what every national leader in the REAL world must do... Even Bernie, if he was elected.
 
 
+8 # grandlakeguy 2016-09-10 18:53
By the way N di B:
This past week (while bathing in Grey Poupon in my bubble) I sponsored and hosted three separate progressive events attended by over 1500 people at the Grand Lake Theater.
I have provided a venue for hundreds of progressive and anti war events over the years!
What did you do to make this a better world?

One of the points that I have repeatedly made is that our country has absolutely no legal or moral right to overthrow the governments of other nations or to invade them to steal their natural resources for American corporations!

Clinton and Kissinger are perfect examples of what is wrong with United States foreign policy!
 
 
-1 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-10 22:48
I get that, totally - believe me. But please name ONE U.S. presidential admin since 1784 that hasn't been complicit in political assassination at home or abroad or killing foreigners or our fellow humans INSIDE our borders to steal wealth and resources!

We didn't become a superpower til 1945, so THAT ain't the reason behind that.

THEN look at the nearly identical behavior of leaders of almost ANY powerful nation. ALL human group behavior, good or bad, is TRIBAL, and all tribes are xenophobic by nature, and all too often murderously so. Nations are just big - ass TRIBES. You can't name more than a handful of thousands of AmerIndian or African tribes that were at peace with eachother for any length of time, until whites forced some to band together in self defense.

So it ain't just an American thang, GLG... It's a worldwide MALE DOMINANT HUNTER / KILLER thang!

In an ideal world we would be BONOBOS, but we ain't.
 
 
+3 # grandlakeguy 2016-09-10 23:59
Asks: (quote name="Navigatio di Brendani"
"I get that, totally - believe me. But please name ONE U.S. presidential admin since 1784 that hasn't been complicit in political assassination at home or abroad or killing foreigners or our fellow humans INSIDE our borders to steal wealth and resources!"

My Answer:
the administration of Jimmy Carter.
Yes It CAN be done, we do not have to do evil to the American people and the world!
 
 
-1 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-11 02:21
Read "Charlie Wilson's War," if you didn't already run the movie version starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts at your theater, GLG.

Or read online article, "The Genesis of Islamic Radicalism: The U.S. Textbook Project That Taught Afghan Kids Terror."

On who's watch did the Islamic wildfire that is engulfing the world start? Oh, yeah - Jimmy Carter's. His bringing the mass murderer / American puppet and number one arms buyer Shah of Iran to U.S. for medical treatment pushed Iranians over the edge into a Muslim theocracy, too.

Search for a year if you want to - but NO president's hands have been totally clean of blood, tho Carter was certainly the most moral and least ruthless president I can think of, too, so nice try GLG. He is a hero of mine, too.

Even Bernie or Jill Stein would have to deal with our military industrial financial media academic congressional judicial executive complex, since it would take a fucking army of dragon slayers decades to do away with that malignant monster. To imagine it might just vanish if a progressive president took office is pure childish fantasy, and frequent movie goers like you are famous for living in a fantasy world / bubble of unreality.
 
 
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+24 # reiverpacific 2016-09-08 15:33
Quoting reiverpacific:
[quote name="torch and pitchfork"]The responses on this site are beginning resemble Breitbart News. In no stretch of the imagination does Hilary Clinton compare with the little Nazi Kissinger.


So why is she chuffing him up? Can't be his looks, charm or charisma.
Emulation is the sincerest form of compliment.
I have a friend in Palma de Mallorca who's husband was a campaigner for and close friend of Slavador Allende, who escaped to Spain with his bank savings and the clothes he was wearing.
You should hear HIM on Kissinger!
 
 
+19 # Radscal 2016-09-08 19:28
I'm glad you realize what a monster is Kissinger. And I agree that he is a Nazi, regardless of the fact that he's Jewish.

Now consider that the Clintons have been close friends with Kissinger for decades. They traditionally vacation together in the Caribbean over the Holidays.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/hillary-clinton-kissinger-vacation-dominican-republic-de-la-renta

https://www.thenation.com/article/henry-kissinger-hillary-clintons-tutor-in-war-and-peace/

She said in one of the debates that she seeks and will continue to seek as President his "wise counsel" on foreign policy.

“Last year, reviewing Kissinger’s [new book] ‘World Order’ for The Washington Post, Clinton said that ‘Kissinger is a friend’ and admitted that she “‘relied on his counsel’ and that he ‘checked in with me regularly, sharing astute observations about foreign leaders and sending me written reports on his travels.’

“‘The “famous realist,’ she said, ‘sounds surprisingly idealistic.’ Kissinger’s vision is her vision: ‘just and liberal.’”
 
 
+11 # lfeuille 2016-09-09 00:06
Where have you been. She been bragging about her friendship with him for months. It is not a secret. She has said she will seek his advice.
 
 
-1 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-09 07:16
@ Torch and Pitchfork - In my comment I never mentioned Hillary, the Lesser of Two Weevils I will vote for, following Bernie's lead and setting the stage for a Democratic Socialist admin in 2020. I just hate Hank, even tho I sent Kissinger and Associates my RSN article, "Talk I Would Like to Present to the Bilderberg Group ASAP," for obvious reasons.
 
 
+14 # Anonymot 2016-09-08 14:12
Given that Trump wants to negotiate with Putin and Hillary wants to go straight to war with him, I'd assume that Kissinger would go for Clinton, but holding his nose because of her label as a Democrat.
 
 
+16 # Radscal 2016-09-08 19:31
Kissinger is not really a partisan. He was working with LBJ at the time that he realized Nixon could win the election, and so began to provide Nixon information. He just wanted access to the White House, regardless of which party resided there.

Which makes him and the Clintons ideal for one another, and explains why they've been close friends for decades.
 
 
+5 # Navigatio di Brendani 2016-09-09 08:00
I think Hillary is using Hank for easy access to the Bilderberg Group. The Rothschilds wouldn't lower themselves to speak with her. But ol' Hank is just a regular guy who gets fat, naked, and sweaty, dancing around the Cremation of Care bonfire with fellow Merkan power brokers in the Bohemian Grove.
 
 
+4 # Radscal 2016-09-09 13:29
Well, HRC has the wrong genitalia to be permitted into BoHo.
 
 
+23 # reiverpacific 2016-09-08 14:28
I simply refer to the dirty swine as "Dr Death".
Suharto's East Timor massacre was another mass murder he and Ford approved of and provided arms for.
It's unforgivable that Clinton Mk2 is associating with him in any way, let alone as an advisor.
Of course she is quite the attack-dawg herself so maybe they're a good match.
 
 
+28 # davehaze 2016-09-08 14:57
Kissinger has an undeserved reputation of being brillant, an intellect, whereas he has always been just a right-wing bullshit lacky without imagination, willing to justify the murder of anyone and everyone, for praise and cash.

Reagan had Kissinger head a committee on the threat of a socialist Nicaragua. Henry reported that if we did not destroy them in place we would be fighting them on the Texas border! The report was ridiculed into a locked file cabinet and never spoken of again.
 
 
+19 # economagic 2016-09-08 18:36
And yet Reagan sold arms to our sworn enemy of the day (Iran, post revolution) to raise money to support terrorists (Ronny called them "freedom fighters," the label preferred by all terrorists) who eventually overthrew the democratically elected government of Nicaragua. John Negroponte, whose endorsement HRC gladly accepted a week or two ago, ran that operation using adjacent Honduras as a staging area. You remember Honduras, the nation that was finally regaining some democratic stability when HRC approved a regime change in favor of more murderous autocrats.
 
 
+8 # Salus Populi 2016-09-09 10:29
Actually, the Contras, who "preferred soft targets" [school teachers, priests, farmers, workers, children, mothers, the elderly], never succeeded in overthrowing the democratic government of Nicaragua. What happened was, after murdering around 50,000 Nicaraguan civilians and scrupulously avoiding any confrontations with the Nicaraguan defense forces, over a period of a dozen years, the second election in free Nicaragua was to be held in Feb. 1992.

George Bush, then president, and whose close associates in the intelligence community had micromanaged the terrorist campaign, then informed the Nicaraguans that unless they voted for Violeta Chamorro, the U.S.'s chosen puppet, the murder of civilians would continue indefinitely; the Nicaraguans succumbed to this terrorist blackmail and crime against humanity, and voted Chamorro into office.
 
 
+5 # Radscal 2016-09-09 13:33
That extorted election can be seen as the culmination of the Contra "regime change" terrorist campaign.

Although, later, the Nicaraguans reelected Daniel Ortega. Do you know what compromises he made in order to be allowed to win that election?
 
 
+9 # Timone 2016-09-08 15:06
I registered with RSN just to post a comment. I have lived in Chile and am very familiar with Pinochet's crimes and Kissinger's role in the coup and the aftermath. The article seems to imply that Kissinger was aware of and responsible for Letelier's murder, which is absurd and unsubstantiated . Also the article states that Pinochet was responsible for 10,000 deaths; the actual number is closer to 3000, still a terrible toll but you lose credibility with such sloppy reporting. Kissinger's real crimes against humanity occurred in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos where he was directly responsible for millions of deaths. Chile was, as Kissinger said, merely " a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica."
 
 
+23 # polfrosch 2016-09-08 16:09
Kissinger is responsible for a lot of murder worldwide. He inherited the Vietnam war. But he was instrumental in starting the killing spree in South America. Also in Chile:
Chilean chief of staff Gen. René Schneider, loyal to Allende, was killed with direct CIA involvement. So why would looking the other way to make the murder of Letelier possible be "absurd" as you wrote? And why unsubstantiated , if the actual warning was stopped by Kissinger?

Kissingers responsibility for killings was not limited to Chile. "Operation Condor" produced murder all over South America, with the help of fascists from Italy like Valerio Borghese and Stefano Delle Chiaie, experts in murder.

30.000 were killed in Argentina after Kissinger gave a green light. In old style death squadron manner.

You are right, the number in Chile was 3000+.

But Chile was the first elaborate liquidation of the political opposition. The victims were handpicked. The goal was to erase the basis for political resistance. In a way the mother of all future NSA/CIA coups to come.

Efficient intellectual deep cleansing of the society: Doing the most with the least.

Everyone reading and posting here would have been on the kill-list.

By the way: I am shure websites like these are already used for this topic. Kill-lists can be produced easily and accurately nowadays via rsn, facebook and other social media.

It´s not over. The antarctic dagger is pointed at us now.
 
 
+9 # Salus Populi 2016-09-09 10:50
Excellent post, quite comprehensive. Another of Kissinger's direct crimes was committed against East Timor [now Timor este], where the Indonesians eventually murdered around a third of the entire population, all with support from the U.S. and Australia; the crucial assistance of Daniel Moynihan at the UN, who bragged that he was successful in preventing the Security Council from doing anything to stop the carnage, which he compared to that of the Nazis against the USSR during WWII; and the re-arming of the butchers, when they ran low on ammo, by the "humanitarian" president Jimmy Carter.

When the "revolution of flowers" overthrew the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal -- the longest-running fascist dictatorship in Europe -- in 1974, one of the first acts of the new civilian government was to withdraw from Portugal's four major colonies.

The West then attempted, with varying degrees of success, to recapture all of them [Angola, Mozambique, Portuguese Guinea [[all in Africa]] and East Timor, the West half of which was part of Indonesia, which had been a Dutch colony prior to its independence in 1948].

Timor declared its independence, and a puppet party of the Indonesians ran for office, losing badly to FRELIMO [iirc], the independence party, in Sept. of 1975. President Ford and Kissinger flew to Jakarta, and the Suharto dictatorship, which had come to power in 1965 with U.S. help and the slaughter of one and a half million people according to the CIA, [cont.]
 
 
+8 # Salus Populi 2016-09-09 11:01
... [cont] informed them of the planned attack against the new government in East Timor, which was to happen that very day. Kissinger recommended that they put off the invasion for one day so that President Ford, who was leaving that same evening to fly back by way of Hawaii, would have deniability, a request to which Suharto acquiesced. Over the next quarter of a century, the genocide in Timor was fervently supported or at best ignored by Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush XLI the Elected, and Clinton. The last, Clinton, three years into his second term in 1999, finally, as the situation was becoming embarrassing, picked up the phone and called Suharto, as any of the previous presidents could have done, and as Clinton could have done any time in the preceding seven years. Within a week, Indonesia had withdrawn, and shortly thereafter, Suharto, one of the major butchers of the twentieth century, quietly resigned.

Neither the U.S. nor Australia, the two main backers, nor any other Western country has either apologized to Timor este or offered any significant aid.
 
 
-6 # Ralph 2016-09-08 17:52
Typical Brietbart "concern trolling". You tipped your hand when you mock your own country.

"a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica"

Troll elsewhere righty.
 
 
+9 # economagic 2016-09-08 18:39
Hey, did you even READ what Polfrosh said? Explain how acknowledging right-wing political assassinations is itself "right-wing"
 
 
+9 # Ralph 2016-09-08 20:25
The lack of critical thinking skills in this nation is mind boggling. What this Brietbart poster did was not acknowledge right-wing political assassinations, he attempted to minimize it. A common ploy of the right wing. What we do is bad, but look at the other guy. Only 3000. Only millions. We aren't as bad as Hitler. But then, any honest accounting of the dead shows that Hitler had nothing on US.
 
 
+7 # Radscal 2016-09-09 00:03
It appears Ralph was replying to "Timone."
 
 
+7 # lfeuille 2016-09-09 00:15
I think Ralph was responding to Timone, not Polfrosh.
 
 
+8 # Salus Populi 2016-09-09 10:35
Kissinger made the remark -- he was prone to cynical humor with regard to his victims -- in mockery of Stalin's characterizatio n of Czechoslovakia as "a dagger pointed at the heart of Russia."
 
 
+10 # Kulak 2016-09-08 17:46
Let's not forget that everything K did was with the full support of Tricky Dick and Good Old Jerry Ford.
 
 
+4 # ALLHANDSONDECK 2016-09-09 06:38
Gerry Ford ... :-)
 
 
+20 # Ralph 2016-09-08 17:57
If anything, this points up to the sham that the "freedom of information act" has become. Last I read, the gov has turned it into a profit center that generates reams of redacted information. Some transparency in government eh?
 
 
+5 # ALLHANDSONDECK 2016-09-09 05:15
Would love to see this post (1) stay on target and (2) steered away from the Trump-Clinton thing? At least until everyone KNOWS that (3) The 40th Anniversary of the Moffitt-Letelie r Murders looms Sept. 21, that (4) Kissinger-Papa Bush are still around but not ASKED where they were/what they said and did in the days immediately BEFORE and AFTER (when the spin started) this First Act of Foreign-Sponsor ed Terrorism on American Soil occurred. And, lastly, (5) THREE of the Key Perpetrators of this crime are (A) allegedly living free and easy and hiding under Uncle Sam's Skirt here in America (Bomb-maker and ex-CIA???? Agent Michael Vernon Towley, Virgilo Paz Romero (CIA-Cuban trained???) and Armando Fernandez Larios) LQQK Up their names? They are Killers, linked not just to this case but to assorted other murders and acts of torture, including the "Caravan of Death." See lawsuit Larios LOST related to a killing in this atrocity? See his link to the L-M Murders. (B) Lastly, see that ALL THREE are, TODAY -- wanted for murder in yet ANOTHER case, and that Chile is seeking their extradition? http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN0Y8296
 
 
+5 # ALLHANDSONDECK 2016-09-09 05:20
Where, in heavens name, is the American Press on all of this? HELLO "Sixty Minutes?" In Towny's case, the widow of one of his victims secured a $Million judgement against him, but -- because -- M.V. Towley ( xxxxx ) is PROTECTED by the USA (CIA??? WHO pays for this killer's lawyers? ) he's (1) not paid and (2) his new ID and whereabouts remain SECRET. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Townley
 
 
+9 # Radscal 2016-09-09 13:42
Your points on the Pinochet hitmen are important and appreciated.

But since HRC is campaigning as both a sycophant of Kissinger (one of our best Secretaries of State!?!), and with the promise/threat to seek his guidance on foreign policy if she's elected, it is crucial for voters to know what that means.
 
 
+3 # Granmabeck 2016-09-09 11:44
People seem to have forgotten Kissinger's history. He gets on talk programs where he has nothing to say. He doesn't travel overseas because there's a warrant for his arrest, World Court. Too get he had to go Fascist. Wasn't always.
 
 
+8 # f f skitty1947 2016-09-09 12:08
tim weiner's 'legacy of ashes: the history of the c.i.a.'

read it and weep.
 
 
+10 # griffey1 2016-09-09 13:13
For a complete accounting of Kissinger's war crimes, read " The Trial of Henry Kissinger," by Christopher Hitchens.
 
 
0 # Edwina 2016-09-13 09:11
Yes, Kissinger is a villain, and it is shocking how often he is trotted out as a commenter on current affairs, when we have had time to realize the error of his ways. But then maybe he is not irrelevant to current affairs: we are still assisting coups in Central and South America; we are still waging wars in distant lands for control of their natural resources and labor.
 

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