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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:24 AM

35. Here's a very short look at the torture, which mentions two of the most powerful were SOA grads:

ARGENTINA:

HOW DICTATORS FROM THE SOA

"DISAPPEAR" HUMANS AND THEIR RIGHTS

(1) Two graduates of the SOA become bloody dictators after a military coup overthrows a freely (and repeatedly) elected government.

(2) Their torture and killing include methods beyond even the Nazi imagination. Later, they forcibly demand, and receive, amnesty.

The gory details �

After World War II, populist leader Juan Perón rules Argentina as an elected president for a decade. In 1955, however, he is overthrown in a military coup. Civilian governments are prevented from completing their terms in office by military coups in 1966 and 1973.

"s many people will die in Argentina as is necessary to restore order." � Army Commander-in-Chief Jorge Rafael Videla, 10/75, who becomes president five months later after overthrowing the civilian government.

What is the feared "disorder"? A diagram used at Argentina�s Air Force Academy depicts a tree of subversion with three roots: Marxism, Zionism, and Freemasonry. Progressive Catholicism appears at the top, and new growths at the bottom include human rights organizations, women�s rights, pacifism, nonaggression, disarmament, the Rotary Club, Lions Club, and junior chambers of commerce. The main branches off the trunk are Communist parties, the extreme totalitarian right (nazism and fascism), Socialist parties, liberal democracy, revolutionary front parties, Protestants, sectarians and anti-Christians, armed revolutionary organizations, and "indirect aggression"--branches off this last limb are: drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution, gambling, political liberalism, economic liberalism, lay education, trade union corruption, "hippiness", pornography, homosexuality, divorce, art, newspapers, television, cinema, theater, magazines, and books.

"First we will kill all the subversives; then we will kill their collaborators; then � their sympathizers; then � those who remain indifferent; and finally we will kill the timid." -- General Iberico Saint Jean, military governor of Buenos Aires, 5/76

Under this paranoid vision, the military wages the "Dirty War" of torture, terror, and "disappearances" against the people of Argentina. Most of their victims have no connection at all to armed guerillas, but are considered guilty because of their "dangerous" political views. As many as half of the disappeared are labor activists. � Jack Donnelly, International Human Rights

Two of the military dictators overseeing this war, Roberto Viola and Leopoldo Galtieri, are graduates of the School of the Americas. Under Galtieri alone, thirty thousand people are killed or disappeared.

More:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lormand/poli/soa/argentina.htm

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