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Chile General Convicted In 1974 Murders Blames CIA

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Share + Jul 30, 2010 6:41 pm US/Eastern FEDERICO QUILODRAN, Associated Press Writer SANTIAGO, Chile The former chief of Chile's feared secret police who was convicted in the 1974 assassination of Gen.

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Kingman, AZ

#1 Jul 30, 2010
no way jose did the cia order a hit on the guy, if they want some thing they do it them selves, may on picochet, but if i was him now i really would kind disaper, some one will be coming for you shortly....

Marquette, MI

#2 Jul 31, 2010
yeahsure wrote:
no way jose did the cia order a hit on the guy, if they want some thing they do it them selves, may on picochet, but if i was him now i really would kind disaper, some one will be coming for you shortly....
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Marquette, MI

#3 Jul 31, 2010
Chilean government assassin had killed a Chilean dissident and an American woman with a car bomb in Washington, D.C., George H.W. Bush's CIA leaked a false report clearing Chile's military dictatorship and pointing the FBI in the wrong direction.
The bogus CIA assessment, spread through Newsweek magazine and other U.S. media outlets, was planted despite CIA's now admitted awareness at the time that Chile was participating in Operation Condor, a cross-border campaign targeting political dissidents, and the CIA's own suspicions that the Chilean junta was behind the terrorist bombing in Washington.
In a 21-page report to Congress on Sept. 18, the CIA officially acknowledged for the first time that the mastermind of the terrorist attack, Chilean intelligence chief Manuel Contreras, was a paid asset of the CIA.
The new report was issued almost 24 years to the day after the murders of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American co-worker Ronni Moffitt, who died on Sept. 21, 1976, when a remote-controlled bomb ripped apart Letelier's car as they drove down Massachusetts Avenue, a stately section of Washington known as Embassy Row.
In the new report, the CIA also acknowledged publicly for the first time that it consulted Contreras in October 1976 about the Letelier assassination. The report added that the CIA was aware of the alleged Chilean government role in the murders and included that suspicion in an internal cable the same month.
"CIA's first intelligence report containing this allegation was dated 6 October 1976," a little more than two weeks after the bombing, the CIA disclosed.
Nevertheless, the CIA ­ then under CIA director George H.W. Bush ­ leaked for public consumption an assessment clearing the Chilean government's feared intelligence service, DINA, which was then run by Contreras.
Relying on the word of Bush's CIA, Newsweek reported that "the Chilean secret police were not involved" in the Letelier assassination. "The [Central Intelligence] agency reached its decision because the bomb was too crude to be the work of experts and because the murder, coming while Chile's rulers were wooing U.S. support, could only damage the Santiago regime." [Newsweek, Oct. 11, 1976]
Bush, who later became president of the United States and is the father of the current Republican nominee for the presidency, has never explained his role in putting out the false cover story that diverted attention away from the real terrorists. Nor has Bush explained what he knew about the Chilean intelligence operation in the weeks before Letelier and Moffitt were killed.
Dodging Disclosure
The sources told me that the CIA sent its Santiago station chief, Wiley Gilstrap, to talk with Contreras after the bombing. Gilstrap then cabled back to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., Contreras's assurances that the Chilean government was not involved. Contreras told Gilstrap that the most likely killers were communists who wanted to make a martyr out of Letelier.
My story draft also described how Bush's CIA had been forewarned in 1976 about DINA's secret plans to send agents, including the assassin Michael Townley, into the United States on false passports.
Upon learning of this strange mission, the U.S. ambassador to Paraguay, George Landau, cabled Bush about Chile's claim that Townley and another agent were traveling to CIA headquarters for a meeting with Bush's deputy, Vernon Walters. Landau also forwarded copies of the false passports to the CIA.
Walters cabled back that he was unaware of any scheduled appointment with these Chilean agents. Landau immediately canceled the visas, but Townley simply altered his plans and continued on his way to the United States. After arriving, he enlisted some right-wing Cuban-Americans in the Letelier plot and went to Washington to plant the bomb under Letelier's car.

Marquette, MI

#4 Jul 31, 2010
9-11 ----------1973 Chilean coup d'état - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe military coup against President Salvador Allende began to shape even before coming to office in 1970. Rightwing and the CIA organized several attempts,... 'état - Cached - Similar

Kingman, AZ

#5 Jul 31, 2010

Marquette, MI

#6 Aug 24, 2010

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Marquette, MI

#7 Aug 24, 2010
yeahsure wrote:
You know a lot less than you think.

Marquette, MI

#8 Aug 24, 2010
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#9 Aug 24, 2010
CIA is the favorite whipping boy of all leftist governments.


#11 Aug 27, 2010
If CIA is indeed behind all this then the government must ensure that this issue is raised in the proper international fora.
J Arbenz

Charleston, SC

#13 Jun 16, 2011
Steven wrote:
CIA is the favorite whipping boy of all leftist governments.
This guy saying this is not a leftist. He's a right wing fascist. Remember Pinochet? Yep, this guy was secret police for him.

Fords, NJ

#14 Jun 17, 2011
Everyone blames the CIA. If it was not for the CIA, you all would be speaking Russian and Chinese now.

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