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Kerry delivers declassified documents from the Argentine 1976/83 dictatorship

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 20:18 UTC
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US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the first batch of Washington’s declassified intelligence documents dating back to the 1976-1983 Argentine dictatorship to President Mauricio Macri, following through on a commitment made by US President Barack Obama during his March visit to Argentina. Read full article


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  • Kanye

    Surely, this will be more revealing and more damaging than the Panama Papers the kooky Socialists are balky-hoping about.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Not every relevant file however has been provided, many more remain under lock and key.”
    How interesting, selective disclosure.
    Come on, be honest and disclose it all. Or is there some details embarrassing to the U.S.?

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 03:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    If so, why mention them?

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    There could be many reasons. It could be that it may reveal that the USA had listened to and intercepted highly sensitive information that would have revealed methods of intelligence gathering that they still wish to keep secret.

    Also, releasing Top Secret information could embarrass allies and aid potential foes.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #4 Clyde
    You may be right, but that would be a small part of the non-disclosed documents.
    The majority of those secret exchanges will prove involvement of the U.S. in the military dictatorships of the 1970s, including details about Operation Condor that allowed for exchange of intelligence and political prisoners among South American countries governed by the military.
    Of course, for anybody with some level of information, the level of U.S. involvement with those inhuman South American regimes is a dark spot on the “leader of the free world,” as the U.S. liked to call itself.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    “You may be right, but that would be a small part of the non-disclosed documents”

    I suppose we'll never be able to confirm that.

    Pure speculation.

    Aug 06th, 2016 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5. Why? It's not as though South America has been part of the “free world” for a long time.

    Aug 07th, 2016 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #7 Conqueror
    Save for a few countries in the last decade, dependency of the States has been pretty much a constant during the 20th century, based on policies such as the Monroe Doctrine, the Platt Amendment, or the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, responsible for the deployment of American troops over 35 times “to preserve national interests” throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
    This was in application of President Roosevelt's philosophy: “Speak Softly, and Carry a Big Stick.”
    President William Taft's Dollar Diplomacy resulted in the American occupation of Nicaragua for 13 years and Haiti for 19 years.
    More recently we find the 1966 “operation Guatemala” of the U.S. Green Berets that left over 8,000 Guatemalans killed; the criminal 1981-90: U.S.-funded contra war in Nicaragua; the 1983 U.S. invasion of Granada etc. etc., without forgetting covert operations against elected governments such as that of Salvador Allende in Chile (1973) or in Argentina in 1976.
    So yes, we've been part of the so-called “free world” for more than we've liked.

    Aug 07th, 2016 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    US support. both covert and overt, for the Videla, Massera and Agosti Junta was wrong. But even worse than wrong it was not in the national interest of the US. Similarly it is necessary for the US to fully renounce these actions and release all the information it has in its procession. It is in the national interest of the US that it do so.

    The same applies in the case of Brazil, Chile and several other countries.

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #9 Hepatia

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 05:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    There was no DIRECT support, overt or covert and I know that for fact. And clitheads as you two have no clue of what is and is not in the interests of the USA.

    Shithead, they are not Green Berets.,...try SF and they are advisers. I have no compunction of the commies that were neutralized in the 70's. I care more of our advisers who were killed in the rat infested lice hole in Central America.

    23 years from now.....and the Falklands will STILL be British.

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #11 Cptn Poppy

    I remember one of the most odious examples of interventions of the U.S. in one Latin American country.

    During the Iran–Contra affair, U.S. senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran to fund the Contra movement in Nicaragua, bypassing the Boland Amendment by which the Congress had prohibited further funding of that group by the government.

    According to Wikipedia, “during their war against the Nicaraguan government, the Contras committed...more than 1300 terrorist attacks.”

    Human rights violations by the Contras included: assassination of health care clinics and health care workers, kidnapping, torturing and executing civilians including children, and raping women.

    “Supporters of the Contras tried to minimize these violations, particularly the Reagan administration in the US, which engaged in a campaign of white propaganda to alter public opinion in favor of the contras,” Wikipedia notes.

    Perhaps those tortured, raped and assassinated men, women and children are part of Captain Poppy's “no compunction of the commies that were neutralized in the 70's.”

    “I care more of our advisers who were killed in the rat infested lice hole in Central America,” states our compassionate Captain.

    A sad example of what some humans' moral compass can become.

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Canadian Commie,

    It was 2 days ago that I last saw you apologist post for the Noquis and K freeloaders, along with your whimpering, “ it's not nice to call me stupid, nobody wants Socialism, we just want handouts and subsidies” - before you say anything, I'm just paraphrasing your wimpy post.

    lol and behold, here you are still defending the Commies and Anarchist/Activists of 70's SA!!

    Weren't these humanitarian idealists the same ones that initiated terrorism across the Southern Cone?

    Setting off bombs, robbing banks and killing civilians, torturing captives, all in an ideological cause to overthrow elected governments and replace them with a 'friendlier' Communist Socialist social order .

    yeah, that's following a moral compass.

    Tell us about the democratic capitalist hell hole you live in.

    It must be heartening to comfortably watch the noble Noquis on your big screen somewhere in Canada

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Don't try and lecture me on my morale compass of what your kind of people did onto their own people. That has always amazed me about you commies. You have a history of doing things to your own.

    As a soldier's POV.......contra's action are of no concern of mine. So yes, I can give two flying fucks what they did. In uniform it was never my job to carry pity for anyone. My sympathies will always be for my brothers.

    In the meantime, don't sit on your high and mighty throne up in the BC Rocky Mountains and profess of the evils of others and their purported actions all the while ignoring those you support and their own vile deeds and corruptions. You my dear fellow, insignificant human, are a hypocrite. Good, bad, right or wrong, I at least wore a uniform to insure the continuation of what I believe in. What did you away to Canada?


    Aug 10th, 2016 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #14 Captain Poppy
    “Don't try and lecture me on my morale compass...”
    Ohhhh you seem to raise pressure when put in front of facts you may not like to recall.
    I do believe you don't care about the abuses of the U.S. in Latin America--it was all in the name of “freeing” those poor countries from evil commies, right?
    I know how your brain functions; I too was in the military for a while--too young and inexperienced--got out in time.
    But what you did or didn't do is of no interest to me.
    All I can now for certain about you is the opinions you post here.
    Two days ago, you attempted to deny U.S. involvement in Latin America.
    “There was no DIRECT support, overt or covert and I know that for fact,” boldly stated you at #11.
    Those opinions of yours, sure as hell, are going to be challenged.
    When that happens, trying to scare me away by calling me commie, be it from you or from the other guy a post above, won't work. Name-calling and putting downs do not work either. You and some others who post here have grown bolder ganging up on anybody posting different opinions.
    Again, that may work with a thinner-skinned person. Not with me.
    Too bad for your blood pressure, Captain.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Your are correct......I care as much as the commie leaders did.
    We had people, uniformed people in C.A. directly involved. No one in uniform was directly involved in S.A. Don't stay confused over who the uniformed service is in the USA and non uniformed agencies.

    I would hardly call the Argentine Army and Army, then and now. So no, you are clueless to my mindset, don't even think of using the US Forces in the same thought group as the Argentine military.

    Oh.......even under extreme BP hardly moves.

    One day on your dying bed you will realize the abuses was your people, not the USA. You guys are very crude of pushing people out of choppers.....effective, but crude.

    Hey, I've a 63 Green Ford Falcon for sale, offering to you before it goes to

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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