CIA: “Pinochet personally ordered” Letelier bombing

23 September 2016 — National Security Archive

U.S. gives documents to Chilean President Bachelet on 40th anniversary

 National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 560

Washington D.C., September 23, 2016 – A CIA special intelligence assessment in 1987 concluded that Chilean General Augusto Pinochet ordered an “act of state terrorism” on the streets of Washington, D.C., that took the lives of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier, and his 25-year-old colleague, Ronni Moffitt, forty years ago this week. 

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A Cop Killed a Black Man–Then Things Got ‘Ugly’

23 September 2016 — FAIR

Protesters set fire to cargo (image: Joe Bruno/WSOC)

“Protesters are burning stuff from the trucks now”; to the New York Times, this is what “ugly” looks like. (image: Joe Bruno/WSOC)

From the New York Times (9/20/16):

About 16 police officers in Charlotte, N.C., were injured when a standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators turned ugly overnight after an officer fatally shot a black man on Tuesday afternoon.

Funny—some might say that the turn toward ugliness occurred in the afternoon, when a police officer fatally shot a black man.


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