American government’s old South American friends in the news today

They hated communists so they thought it perfectly acceptable to murder those they labeled as such, and then steal their babies. These were the US government’s friends in South America and yesterday they just got convicted of cruelly stealing those children away from their murdered moms and dads. Our American politicians of the times were their enablers, too. Two former leaders during Argentina's military rule have been found guilty of overseeing the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners.

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2006 – On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina, the National Security Archive posted a series of declassified U.S. documents and, for the first time, secret documents from Southern Cone intelligence agencies recording detailed evidence of massive atrocities committed by the military junta in Argentina. The documents include a formerly secret transcript of Henry Kissinger’s staff meeting during which he ordered immediate U.S. support for the new military regime, and Defense and State Department reports on the ensuing repression. The Archive has also obtained internal memoranda and cables from the infamous Argentina intelligence unit, Battalion 601, as well as the Chilean secret police agency, known as DINA, which was secretly collaborating with the military in Buenos Aires.

How did the US government support these criminals? See The National Security Archive. ‘The documents record Washington’s initial reaction to the military takeover. “I do want to encourage them. I don’t want to give the sense that they’re harassed by the United States,” Secretary of State Kissinger ordered his staff after his assistants warned him that the junta would initiate a bloodbath following the coup. According to the transcript, Kissinger’s top deputy on Latin America, William Rogers, told him two days after the coup that “we’ve got to expect a fair amount of repression, probably a good deal of blood, in Argentina before too long.”‘ (and that was OK with Kissinger and the American president he served at the time.)

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  1. AvatarTony Logan Post author

    What Did Reagan Know About the Argentine Dictatorship’s Baby Thefts?

    The Reagan administration was aware of a scheme to murder leftist mothers in Argentina and give their infants to military personnel often complicit in the killings.

    article at http://www.alternet.org/world/156200/what_did_reagan_know_about_the_argentine_dictatorship%27s_baby_thefts/?page=entire

    ‘For their roles in the baby kidnappings, Videla, now 86 and already in prison for other crimes against humanity, was sentenced to 50 years; Bignone, 84 and also in prison, received 15 years.

    Yet, as Americans continue to idolize Ronald Reagan – with scores of buildings named after him and his statue on display at Washington’s Reagan National Airport – a relevant question might be what did the 40th U.S. President know about these barbaric acts and when did he know it.’

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