The Los Angeles Times has broken an important story suggesting that Henry Kissinger deliberately balked at obstructing a notorious South American terrorist network in the 1970′s. The story is based on a newly declassified government document that reveals that Kissinger pulled back a strong diplomatic warning to the governments of Chile, Uruguay and Argentina to halt the terror activities then being spearheaded by their joint Operation Condor network. Run by the Nazi-like secret police of the allied military regimes in the mid-1970′s, Condor carried out the kidnapping and murder of several dissidents on an international basis.
Their most notorious act was the gruesome September 1976 car bombing-murder of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and an American associate of his in downtown Washington D.C. The murder in broad daylight in the America capital was conducted by agents of the DINA, the Chilean military police.
The murder was conducted just few days after Kissinger rescinded a diplomatic cable that would have demanded that three military regimes — including Chile– halt their growing terror campaign.
I’m proud to say the new incriminating evidence was unearthed by my good pal Peter Kornbluh at the non-profit National Security Archive.
This new information is completely consistent with what we already know about Kissinger’s coziness with terrorist regimes in Latin America of the 1970′s.
We also know from reporter Lucy Komisar that in June, 1976 — again shortly before the Letelier murders– that Kissinger met face to face with dictator Augusto Pinochet and re-assured him that he had the full support of the U.S. government and that American congressional mumblings and objections over human rights violations should be ignored.
Can’t we just arrest this guy?