Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:03 PM
Eugene (18,225 posts)
Argentina ex-dictator admits dirty war "disappeared"
BUENOS AIRES | Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:50pm EDT
(Reuters) - Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla has admitted for the first time that the country's brutal 1976-1983 dictatorship "disappeared" leftist opponents, a euphemism for kidnapped and murdered, and said babies were taken from their parents.
Videla, 86, who was jailed for life in 2010 for murder, torture and kidnapping, has repeatedly justified the brutality of the military junta in the so-called Dirty War crackdown on left-wing opponents. Until now, he has also denied the forced disappearances.
Local media said that Videla admitted in interviews for a new book that the dictatorship killed 7,000 or 8,000 people.
"In every war people are crippled, killed and disappeared, their whereabouts unknown, that is a fact," Videla said in an interview broadcast on local television.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/14/us-argentina-dictator-idUSBRE83D0CK20120414
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Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:56 PM
Judi Lynn (85,978 posts)
2. He should seek to make a full, REAL confession before succumbing.
He has been a filthy, US-supported dictator. How dare these monsters.
From earlier this year:
Loved ones of the tortured and murdered, at Videla's trial, and demonstrating. The protesting loved ones as well were sometimes harrassed, arrested, tortured, and murdered for their own protests.
Pregnant prisoners were tortured, and kept until delivering the infants, sometimes forced to give birth, then they, just like the men, were handcuffed to each other, drugged and thrown into the ocean from airplanes.