April 11, 2010
According to declassified documents released by the National Security Archive today, former secretary of state and longtime Bilderberger Henry Kissinger rescinded instructions that would have prevented one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil before September 11, 2001, from occurring.
|Kissinger meets Gen. Augusto Pinochet, June 8, 1976.|
On September 21, 1976 a car-bomb exploded in downtown Washington D.C., killing a former minister of the Chilean Allende government and his assistant- and signifying a major terrorist attack the likes of which had not been experienced on US soil before. The perpetrators were quickly identified as agents of the Pinochet regime, out to assassinate the figureheads of rival regimes all over the world. As it turns out, the string of attacks known as the Condor Murders, was part of a longtime covert operation by several South American intelligence agencies, consisting of international assassinations of dissidents and other enemies of fascist dictators.
Although initially instructions were sent to US ambassadors in South America to warn military leaders of “a series of international murders” likely to occur, word came down from the State Department only five days before the incident in Washington, stating that the secretary (Kissinger) “has instructed that no further action be taken on this matter.” In other words, Kissinger overruled the first instruction- namely to order the ambassadors to warn the South American heads of state of likely attacks on their persons, replacing it with the instruction to effectively keep silent about them- and by extension- allowing the attack in Washington to move forward unhindered.
The Public Record (TPR) online publication mentions that “the instructions effectively ended efforts by senior State Department officials to deliver a diplomatic demarche, approved by Kissinger only three weeks earlier, to express “our deep concern” over “plans for the assassination of subversives, politicians, and prominent figures both within the national borders of certain Southern Cone countries and abroad.” Aimed at the heads of state of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, the demarche was never delivered.”, states TPR.
According to Peter Kornbluh, author of The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and accountability this latest revelation is “the missing piece of the historical puzzle on Kissinger’s role in the action, and inaction, of the U.S. government after learning of Condor assassination plots.”
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Indeed. Only two years after the assassination of former Chilean minister Orlando Letelier in Washington D.C., a cable was sent from Robert White (the U.S. ambassador to Paraguay) to Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, detailing a conversation White had with the chief of staff of Paraguay’s armed forces. During the interchange, the General had told White that the South American intelligence chiefs involved in Operation Condor “(kept) in touch with one another through a U.S. Communications installation in the Panama Canal Zone which cover(ed) all of Latin America.”
Professor of political science at Long Island University and chief expert on Operation Condor, J. Patrice McSherry, sums up U.S. involvement in the series of assassinations as follows: “U.S. military and intelligence officials supported and collaborated with Condor as a secret partner or sponsor.” That indeed seems to be the case. Not only does the Anglo-American establishment sponsor terrorist attacks abroad, it apparently does not shy away from allowing them to proceed within the U.S.
Although it has been widely suspected that Operation Condor (as the killing-spree had been dubbed) was supervised by U.S. intelligence services, this latest declassified instruction issued by Kissinger provides definitive proof.
Ironically, it was on September 11, 2001, that Chilean human rights lawyers filed a criminal case against both Kissinger and Pinochet for their involvement in Operation Condor. The very same day the worst terrorist attacks in the history of the United States occurred- in likewise suspicious circumstances (to put it mildly), likewise accommodated by the US intelligence community, and likewise pointing to an international conspiracy of geopolitical strategists, aiming to subdue sovereign nations before absorbing them into an international syndicate of robber-barons, commonly known as the New World Order.