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New Memo: Further Evidence that Henry Kissinger Approved of Murders

Written by Derrick Broze   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:57
Alternately called the greatest statesman that ever lived and a blood thirsty war criminal, Henry Kissinger is no stranger to controversy. In newly released memos it is made perfectly clear that in 1976 the former Secretary of State gave his approval for a campaign of political repression and assassinations in Argentina’s Dirty War.

Depending on your source, Henry Kissinger’s approval for the Dirty War suppression, imprisonment and murder lead to the deaths of around 9,000 to 30,000 activists, and suspected socialists. The Dirty War of Argentina was only one part of a larger plan known as Operation Condor. Condor was a campaign of political repression and terror involving assassination and intelligence operations implemented in 1975 by the dictatorships of South America. The former Secretary of State was heavily involved in Operation Condor.

That Kissinger influenced Argentina’s decision to move forward with their repressive campaign has been suspected for years and confirmed since at least 2004 when the National Security Archive released a secret memo recounting a conversation between assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Patt Derian, and the US ambassador in Buenos Aires, Robert Hill. The two met in April 1977 and discussed a meeting between Henry Kissinger and Argentine Foreign Minister Cesar Augusto Guzzetti. Kissinger gives Guzzetti explicit permission to move forward with whatever they must do to repress “terrorism”.

In 1987 Martin Edwin Andersen reported that Kissinger had given the Argentine Generals permission to carry out their state sponsored terrorism. However, the latest memo released by Andersen is even more clear than the National Security Archive file. The memo contains the conversation between Ambassador Hill and Secretary Derian discussing Argentina’s fears of lecturing from the United States.

“The Argentines were very worried that Kissinger would lecture to them on human rights. Guzzetti and Kissinger had a very long breakfast but the Secretary did not raise the subject. Finally Guzzetti did. Kissinger asked how long will it take you (the Argentines) to clean up the problem. Guzzetti replied that it would be done by the end of the year. Kissinger approved.

In other words, Ambassador Hill explained, Kissinger gave the Argentines the green light.”

In the memo Kissinger expresses concern over new human rights laws requiring the U.S. to certify that foreign aid would not go towards terrorism. Kissinger wanted the generals to hurry their campaign and get back to normal by the end of the year. Kissinger is well known for promoting the idea of taking action whether legal or not. A leaked transcript from Monday, March 10, 1975 outlines Kissinger’s thoughts on the legality of government sponsored crime.

Kissinger: Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, “The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” [laughter] But since the Freedom of Information Act, I’m afraid to say things like that.

Kissinger has evaded questions and legal summons by investigators in France, Spain, Chile and Argentina. They seek answers about his involvement in the disappearances of citizens in the US and other countries in regard to Operation Condor.

On September 10, 2001, the family of General Schneider initiated a civil action in federal court in DC, claiming that Kissinger gave the agreement to murder the general because he had refused to endorse plans for a military coup in Chile.

November 13, 2002, 11 individuals brought suit against Kissinger for human rights violations following the coup. They accused him of forced disappearance, torture, arbitrary detention, and wrongful death. The suit claims that Kissinger provided practical assistance and encouragement to the Chilean regime with reckless disregard for the lives and well-being of the victims and their families.

Both cases were dismissed based on sovereign and diplomatic immunity. This latest memo further cements Kissinger’s War Criminal title. As transparency between government officials and the people is eroded hackers and whistle blowers are making sure information is public domain. With criminal psychopaths running rampant is it any wonder the people are taking to the streets and challenging the likes of Henry Kissinger? There will be justice soon. your social media marketing partner
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