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    Chile: Six charged in murder of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva

    Chile: Six charged in murder of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva
    A Chilean judge has charged six people for the assassination of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva in 1982. Court documents show the murder was instigated by the right wing regime of Augusto Pinochet.

    Date 12.08.2017

     

    Judge Alejandro Madrid on Friday once again moved to resolve the unresolved murder of former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva, who governed Chile from 1964 to 1970 and was assassinated in 1982.

    Madrid charged six people – four doctors, two intelligence agents and Frei’s chauffeur – of carrying out or abetting in the former president’s murder.

    Court documents also showed that the assassination had been instigated by Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorial regime, Madrid said.

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  • Judi Lynn (6211 posts)
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    1. From 2009, Guardian: Six arrested over murder of former Chilean president

    Six arrested over murder of former Chilean president
    • Eduardo Frei Montalva was poisoned, says judge
    • Members of General Pinochet’s secret police held

     

    Jonathan Franklin in Santiago
    @FranklinBlog
    Tuesday 8 December 2009 16.51 EST

     

    . . .

    Frei Montalva died at the Santa Maria clinic in Santiago, where he was recuperating from a hernia operation. Judge Alejandro Madrid, who investigated the case for seven years, said yesterday that the former Chilean leader was poisoned to death as multiple doses of thallium and mustard gas were secretly mixed with medications and injected into the president’s body.

    “This was an action by the military intelligence of the dictator [Pinochet], with a clear and precise objective, the elimination of President Frei,” said Alvaro Varela, a human rights lawyer working for the Frei family. “Those charged today are not the only ones … there are more and we are headed in their direction.”

    Family members had suspected Frei was poisoned after being tipped off by former aides to General Pinochet. In his 2002 book, Imperfect Crime, Chilean journalist Jorge Molina profiled Eugenio Barrios, a chemist who worked for the Chilean secret police on a series of radical experiments including the production of anthrax, botulism and the nerve gas sarin. Barrios, who was murdered in Uruguay, is suspected of administering the poison to Frei.

    The arrests came ahead of Sunday’s presidential election, in which Senator Eduardo Frei, son of the murdered president, is one of the leading candidates. “There is a before and an after because never before has there been [in Chile] an attack taking the life of a president,” the senator said yesterday.

    More:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/dec/08/murder-chile-president-frei-montalva

     

     

  • MrMickeysMom (1498 posts)
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    2. Do you ever wonder about the U.S. role in the rise of Pinochet?

    …Pinochet himself never stood trial for the human rights abuses carried out under his dictatorship. In his 17 years of rule, some 3,000 people were killed or disappeared, while another 28,000 were subjected to torture.

    How many dictators does it take to get Langley’s control of the way the world works?  Here’s a little bit about Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile… https://avinashtharoor.com/2012/11/28/the-united-states-role-in-the-rise-of-pinochets-dictatorship-in-chile/

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    • iggy (1153 posts)
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      3. Operation Condor

      The boys were behind the whole thing. This is another example of the International deep state in action. Some day the cancer will be cut out.

      Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
      • MrMickeysMom (1498 posts)
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        4. And we have the news filled with international interference in our own elections

        … That’s the punch line that nobody seems to get… The US sends commissions to look into the disappearances of all those people, as if there is something to uncover that the CIA did not know…

        This year, the files on the Kennedy assassination that were set aside for dog knows what will be declassified. And, we still have to wait to see our own role in removing our presidents, or marginalizing them.

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        • iggy (1153 posts)
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          5. I remember first-hand when Jimmy Carter was marginalized

          The boys wanted Poppy back in the saddle and they were going to bugger the hostage rescue to accomplish it. I got to speak with a number of the hostages that worked for us. There was only one who really hated the Iranians. He had been I’d as CIA, so the Iranians gave him a hard time. We had them over for dinner then took them to an X-rated Drive-in for some entertainment. Right in the middle of a hot scene, I looked back to see how they were doing and the subject had his eyes rolled back like he was having a seizure. I guess it brought back memories. LOL

          Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
          • MrMickeysMom (1498 posts)
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            7. Lordy!

            You been places, Iggy! I would have loved to have had the chance to hear from some of the hostages. Everyone, meanwhile, has the movie, Argo (… Ar-go fuck yourself! )

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            • iggy (1153 posts)
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              20. I knew Tony Mendez

              We worked in the same office. He was my supervisor for 9 months and his wife was one of my classmates. He was also the last person from there that I spoke with after resigning in protest over the mining of the harbors in Nicaragua. Since then I have been shunned and worse.

              Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
          • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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            13. don't get it – it was porn and it brought back memories?

            • iggy (1153 posts)
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              14. I don't know what the reason was either.

              I didn’t try to invade his privacy, but there seemed to be a connection. I won’t speculate beyond my observation.

              Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
              • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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                15. ok

                • iggy (1153 posts)
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                  16. While we're on the subject

                  The Iranians are a modest people, as are most Muslims.

                  One of the hostages, known as the ‘Unknown Hostage’, because nobody at the Embassy seemed to know who he was or they weren’t saying. He had only been assigned there about two weeks and pretty much kept to himself, so he wasn’t identified as an agency employee,

                  He told us that he was able to escape five times, and of course, he was captured and returned. He did it just to harass the Iranians. He expected to be caught, but did it just for practice. Every time they would come to his room to question him, he would unzip his fly, take it out and chase them around the room. The Iranians stayed away for the most part. They thought he was nuts.

                  He was killed in a motorcycle accident not long after returning to the US.

                   

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                  • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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                    17. interesting story. so the reason to whip out his d–k was to be left alone?

                    or more just to mess with them as in the escaping

                    sounds like a thrill seeker even in the manner of his death

                    • iggy (1153 posts)
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                      18. He was out there.

                      I don’t know his motive, but they did leave him alone.

                      Generally the Iranians were courteous to their ‘guests’. It got to the point where the guards would leave their Kalashnikovs leaning against the wall of the room where most of the male ‘hostages’ stayed. It was pretty much a truce where nobody wanted to make trouble. There was no place to go anyway.

                      Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
                    • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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                      19. thanks.

      • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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        10. and it wasn't just operation condor imho; the same action was

        happening in the rest of the world simultaneously, e.g.

        The role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Gladio and the extent of its activities during the Cold War era, and any relationship to terrorist attacks perpetrated in Italy during the “Years of Lead” (late 1960s to early 1980s) are the subject of debate. Switzerland and Belgium have had parliamentary inquiries into the matter.[2]

        Under the command of paratrooper Lieutenant Colonel Costas Aslanides, LOK took control of the Greek Defence Ministry while Brigadier General Stylianos Pattakos gained control of communication centers, parliament, the royal palace, and according to detailed lists, arrested over 10,000 people.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

      • MistaP (5668 posts)
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        11. the Condortel network was headquartered in Gt Fulick

        Condor’s cofounder Col. Oscar Ribeiro would become the head of the Contras; and we know Kissinger told Videla to hurry up with that repression so Ford could win in November

        heck, they even had blacklists of “Russian-controlled” media and whispering campaigns

        http://www.salon.com/2016/11/09/the-hillary-clinton-campaign-intentionally-created-donald-trump-with-its-pied-piper-strategy/ (Third Way = Bell Curve)
  • leveymg (2897 posts)
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    6. "never before has there been in Chile an attack taking the life of a president"

    Some memories are short.  But, he will always be remembered.

    • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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      8. i remember. a lot going on in that period

      i wonder if allende is the equivalent of king here:

      beloved once he is safe and dead

    • Spanish Devil (278 posts)
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      12. Sí.

      Far an taine ‘n abhainn, ‘s ann as mò a fuaim.

      Where the stream is shallowest, it is noisiest.

  • Coldmountaintrail (989 posts)
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    9. montalva was anti-pinochet, but later. he first acceded to the coup against

    allende and spoke against allende overseas