OPERATION CONDOR: National Security Archive Presents Trove of Declassified Documentation in Historic Trial in Argentina

7 May 2015 — National Security Archive

Washington, D.C., May 6, 2015 – The National Security Archive today posted key documents on Operation Condor, presented by its Southern Cone analyst, Carlos Osorio, at a historic trial in Buenos Aires of former military officers. During 10 hours on the witness stand recently, Osorio introduced one hundred documents into evidence for the court proceedings. His testimony was profiled on May 3 in a major feature article published in the Buenos Aires daily, Pagina 12.

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French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine” By Clara Weiss

22 April 2014 — WSWS

Earlier this year, the 2008 French television documentary “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine,” by Romain Icard, was released on DVD with German subtitles by Absolut Medien. The documentary describes the journey of the French Catholic priest Patrick Desbois through Ukraine in his search for the mass graves of some 1.5 million murdered Jews.

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Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target: Empire Under Obama, Part 4 By Andrew Gavin Marshall

1 November 2013 — The Hampton Institute

obamafourPart 1: Political Language and the ‘Mafia Principles’ of International Relations
Part 2: Barack Obama’s Global Terror Campaign
Part 3: America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World

While the American Empire – and much of the policies being pursued – did not begin under President Obama, the focus of “Empire Under Obama” is to bring awareness about the nature of empire to those who may have – or continue – to support Barack Obama and who may believe in the empty promises of “hope” and “change.” Empire is institutional, not individual. Continue reading

Egypt’s Junta Has Nothing to Lose By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

16 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The appointment of Robert Ford as the new American ambassador to Egypt was indeed an ominous sign that the Obama administration expected civil war conditions to arise in Egypt. Ford’s forte during his hugely successful «diplomatic» assignment in Baghdad in the middle of the last decade was to organize the notorious death squads, which tore Mesopotamia apart and destroyed Iraq almost irreparably.

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US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds By Stephen Lendman

9 August 2013 — Global Research


Western leaders are silent. The mainstream media ignore what demands headlines. Cold-blooded murder doesn’t matter. It’s too insignificant to report. Managed news misinformation substitutes.

Syria is America’s war. It was planned years ago. Death squads were recruited. Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, and other terrorists are Washington’s shock troops.

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Why Do Poor People Living in an Abandoned Skyscraper So Outrage the New Yorker? By Jim Naureckas

New Yorker article on Hugo Chavez

25 January 2013FAIR Blog

Jon Lee Anderson is a reporter I’ve long admired–since reading Inside the League: The Shocking Expose of How Terrorists, Nazis and Latin American Death Squads Have Infiltrated the World Anti-Communist League, which he co-wrote in 1986. But his latest piece for the New Yorker, “Slumlord: What Has Hugo Chavez Wrought in Venezuela?” (1/28/13–subscription required), reads almost like a parody of corporate media coverage of an official enemy state.

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Terrorism with a “Human Face”: The History of America’s Death Squads By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

4 January 2013 — Global Research


Image: El Salvador Death squads

 The recruitment of death squads is part of a well established US military-intelligence agenda. There is a long and gruesome US history of covert funding and support of  terror brigades and targeted assassinations going back to the Vietnam war. 

As government forces continue to confront the self-proclaimed “Free Syrian Army”(FSA),  the historical roots of  the West’s s covert war on Syria –which has resulted in countless atrocities– must be fully revealed.

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Black Agenda Report 23 November 2011: Van Jones Is Not OWS / Black Income Segregation / Brazil Death Squads

23 November 2011 — Black Agenda Report • News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Gridlock is a Blessing: To Hell With Obama and His Van Joneses
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
As BAR predicted, gridlock – which has finished off the congressional SuperCommittee – was the last, best hope to prevent Barack Obama from consummating his marriage with the Republicans over the past year. In the interim, a new social movement has arisen. But it, too, is threatened by Obamite cooptation. Van Jones, says an organizer of Occupy DC, “is doing the dirty work of a Democratic operative and while he and other Dem front groups pretend to support Occupiers, their real mission is to co-opt it.” Gridlock has bought time for the overarching mission: “The Sword of Damocles that hovers over the planet, is Wall Street’s $600 trillion-plus derivatives, financial nuclear bombs invented by Wall Street.”
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22 November 2011 — National Security Archive

Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala identifies them through DNA
For more information contact: Kate Doyle – 646/670-8841

Washington, D.C., November 22, 2011 – The bodies of two men whose disappearance in 1984 was recorded in the notorious Guatemalan “death squad diary” have been located on a former military base outside the capital and positively identified through DNA testing, according to the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala, which announced its findings in a press conference this morning.

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National Security Archive Update, June 8, 2011: “Del Silencio a la Memoria: Acto para celebrar el Informe del AHPN”

8 June 2011 — National Security Archive

Contacto: Kate Doyle – 646/670-8841   kadoyle@gwu.edu


Hoy, el National Security Archive publica en su sitio de web una copia del informe “Del Silencio a la Memoria: Revelaciones del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional”.  Además del informe, el Archivo publica una copia del discurso de Kate Doyle (directora del Proyecto de Documentación de Guatemala) que ella dio durante la ceremonia del anuncio de la publicación del informe. La ceremonia se celebró en la Universidad de San Carlos en Guatemala City, Guatemala en el 7 junio 2011.

Today, the National Security Archive publishes a copy of the report “Of Silence to the Memory: Revelations of the Historical File of the National Police”. Besides the report, the File publishes a copy of the speech of Kate Doyle (director of the Project of Documentation of Guatemala) who gave it at the ceremony of the announcement of the publication of the report. The ceremony was celebrated in in the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, Guatemala in 7 June 2011.

***An English version of the electronic briefing book will be posted soon.***

See the complete posting on the Archive’s web site.