Kissinger: Murders by Pinochet A-OK!
Here's the latest news on that reprehensible war criminal Henry Kissinger:
Back in 1976, when the United States had knowledge that the Pinochet regime was planning an international campaign to murder its political opponents, senior State Department officials urged him to deliver a memorandum to the Chilean government warning them against carrying out its plans.
An August 30, 1976 memoranda from Shlaudeman titled "Operation Condor," advised Kissinger: "...what we are trying to head off is a series of international murders that could do serious damage to the international status and reputation of the countries involved," including Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.
Kissinger's response: The Secretary "has instructed that no further action be taken on this matter," stated a September 16, 1976, cable sent from Lusaka (where Kissinger was traveling) to his assistant secretary of state for Inter-American affairs, Harry Shlaudeman.
The next day, a massive car-bomb claimed the life of former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier and his 26-year old American colleague, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, as they drove down Massachusetts Avenue in Washington D.C. The bombing remains the most infamous attack of "Condor"—a collaboration between the secret police services in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and several other Latin American military dictatorships, to track down and kill opponents of their regimes.
So let's see: the coup in Argentina, murder in Chile . . . Is there any crime in the last quarter of the 20th Century he wasn't complicit in?