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Message ties Kissinger to Chile controversy

April 11, 2010

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— As secretary of state, Henry Kissinger canceled a U.S. warning against carrying out international political assassinations that was to have gone to Chile and two neighboring nations just days before a former ambassador was killed by Chilean agents on Washington’s Embassy Row in 1976, a newly released State Department cable shows.

Whether Kissinger played a role in blocking the delivery of the warning against assassination to the governments of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay has long been a topic of controversy.

Discovered in recent weeks by the National Security Archive, a nonprofit research organization, the Sept. 16, 1976, cable is among tens of thousands of declassified State Department documents recently made available to the public.

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Frank Smith 4 years, 8 months ago

Kissinger played a major role in the assassination of democratically elected Chilean president Salvador Allende on September 11th, 1973, providing U.S. funding for destablizing the government and giving the green light for the coup de etat. Thousands of activists were rounded up and murdered in the soccer stadium in Santiago and other venues. Some were Americans.

The assassination of former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letellier and poverty program fundraiser Ronni Moffit took place in downtown D.C. at 9:30 A.M. on September 21, 1976, as Chilean and Cuban CIA agents bombed their car. The U.S. was aware of the plot and welcomed the assassins who had arrived with false passports. Much as happened with the Bush Administration's outing of Valerie Plame as a CIA agent, reporter Robert Novak was used to "blame the victim," and smear Letellier's posthumous reputation.

BigPrune 4 years, 8 months ago

...or how the Clinton Administration turned their back on declaring the Rwanda genocide, "genocide," resulting in the additional tens of thousands killed on top of the hundreds of thousands.

Or, how the Clinton Administration would sick the IRS on people who voiced opposition in letters to the editor or otherwise, or how the Obama Administration took car franchises away from dealerships who had been in business for decades because they didn't donate to their campaign. Or how the Obama administration today has used their national press corps to attack the Catholic Church because the church had threatened to shut down 700 hospitals if they were mandated to provide abortion services with the new national health care legislation.

Hey, I can make crap up too, but of course there is some truth thrown in to seem plausible.

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