Pinochet-Era Soldiers and Secret Police Members Arrested in Chile

Via the Guardian,

A Chilean judge has ordered the detention of almost 100 former soldiers and secret police officers from General Augusto Pinochet’s regime as part of investigations into human rights abuses, according to reports.

Among the 98 held are former employees of Pinochet’s notorious Dina intelligence service, which ran a series of secret prisons where leftwingers and other opponents were tortured and killed, Reuters said, citing unnamed judicial sources.”

Oh please, let there be some testimonies involving the Nixon Administration involvement in this and especially some more dirt on Henry Kissinger (it still amazes me that Kissinger can still show his face in public and on television and be taken seriously and treated with respect).

For the younger folks among the readership, Operation Condor is the operative title here (see also this). Let me deplore one more time the fact that that !@#$ Pinochet never paid for his crimes.

And for the record, I popped a bottle of champagne when the old bastard died (it’s a family tradition!)

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One Response to Pinochet-Era Soldiers and Secret Police Members Arrested in Chile

  1. coldH2Owi says:

    Thanks for this post. I, too, had several drinks with friends while we recited Neruda poems to each other. Good work.