HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » Argentine ex-dictator den...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:06 AM

Argentine ex-dictator denies Dirty War baby thefts and accuses mothers held in captivity

Argentine ex-dictator denies Dirty War baby thefts and accuses mothers held in captivity
DEBORA REY
Associated Press
5:25 p.m. EDT, June 26, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla denied Tuesday that his government stole babies from women who were detained and then executed during the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship.Videla, 86, was defiant as he testified during a trial on charges that his administration stole 34 babies from their mothers as they were held in torture centers, going so far as to blame the women.

"If the removal of an underage minor took place, it was not because of an implicit order . framed in a systematic plan and coming from the upper ranks of the armed forces during the years of the war against terrorism," Videla said. With his thick glasses, white hair and mustache, Videla looked more like a grandfather than the former strongman who was sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for kidnapping, torture and murder.

Videla continued: "All the pregnant ones referred to in the suit and by prosecutors were active militants of a mechanism of terror and many of them used their child embryos as human shields when they operated as fighters."

~snip~
A former U.S. diplomat testified earlier this year that U.S. officials knew Argentina's military regime was taking babies from jailed dissidents during the Dirty War and that it appeared to be a systematic effort at the time.

More:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/nationworld/sns-bc-lt--argentina-videla-stolen-babies-20120626,0,2999361.story



Jorge Rafael Videla



Videla toasting the owner of the country's largest newspaper, who's still running the same business, who completely whitewashed the entire bloodfeast upon the fascists' political enemies.

1 replies, 927 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Argentine ex-dictator denies Dirty War baby thefts and accuses mothers held in captivity (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2012 OP
EFerrari Jun 2012 #1

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:41 AM

1. Scum.

There's nothing one can even say about someone like that. Beyond words.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread