Taking a page from WikiLeaks playbook, the South American press agency Mercosur has posted thousands of pages of documents online that drive the US/South American conspiracy known as “Operation Condor” deeper and closer to the US Executive Branch.
The documents posted online today show that American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was responsible for teaching Argentine dictators how to kill -- and disappear -- 30,000 of their countrymen.
A careful reading of the documents also indicate that the CIA was using the period of US-created unrest and instability as a laboratory for perfecting their own procedures for eliminating and silencing activists within the United States.
The collection of documents, titled “The Repressive Coordination of the Southern Cone” can be accessed online.
With the assistance and blessing of the American CIA, the pan-continent operation was a Fascist plan to eliminate and silence critics of the dictatorship which ruled from 1976-1983.
While the Argentine and US governments have long denied the duplicity involved in Operation Condor by the America spy agency, CIA, the files now publicaly available raise significant questions about the veracity of anything else either government says.
Compiled by the Institute for Mercosur Human Rights Public Policy, based in Buenos Aires, the report brings together what had been a scattered collection of documents.
Reasearchers fanned out across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguya to gather, index and organize the documents which cast a clear light on the American CIA and the ultimate purpose of that organizations involvement.
The documents and more information can be found online at www.ippdh.mercosur.int / archivocondor.
Operation Condor was a covert operation carried out by the CIA along with the South American dictatorships to exterminate those who had progressive ideas, including friends and family, innocent victims of what was perhaps the darkest chapter in the history of the countries of region.
The Committee Director, Victor Abramovich, said the exposing and presentation of the documents wouldn’t be possible without the present day cooperation of the governments involved.
"Building memory confronting the State is different than doing so with the State as an ally. It was impossible to think of this information without the systematization of institutions within the State making themselves available to investigate" he stated.
Nevertheless, even though the countries included in the guide have developed significant progress in access to public information, "still some obstacles remain as to the consultation of documents," warned Abramovich.