Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, came on stage to once again question the Government of President Cristina Fernandez. In an interview with the Spanish media, the dictator said that in case the Kirchnerites try to “perpetuate in power, the armed and security forces along with the people will prevent it.”
In an interview with Spain’s magazine “Cambio 16”, the former general insisted that the current government “makes a political use of the ‘disappeared’” during the last military regime (1976-1983). Plus, Videla stressed that he is a “political prisoner” and that Argentina “is going through another war just like the one that started in 1976.”
Videla, who is currently on trial charged with being part of the Operation Condor, a campaign of political repression and terror involving assassination and intelligence operations officially implemented in 1975 by the right-wing dictatorships of the of South America- said that Kirchnerism “continues plunging Argentina into the anachronistic abyss of Marxism.”
In the interview, Videla also asked that all his comrades “aged between 58-68 years old, who are still in combat fitness, to arm themselves again in order to defend the basic institutions of the Argentine Republic, and fight President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her henchmen.”
When asked if he had any regrets, Videla acknowledged that the main error the so-called “National Reorganization Process” regime committed was “not seeking for a political opening since 1978.”
”The time for an orderly political opening was by mid-1978 and after having achieved the primary objective which was to bring order against the state of anarchy created by President María Estela Martínez de Perón after the death of her husband [Juan Perón]”, Videla indicated.
Finally, the ex dictator asserted that “Today, Argentina witness a new war but without the use of physical violence as is proposed by [Antonio] Gramsci, as institutions are being taken hostage, thus we could say that the Republic has disappeared”.