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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 08:36 PM

Ex-diplomat's daughter charged with murder in fatal stabbing

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Source: Associated Press

Updated 11:43 am CST, Saturday, February 15, 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A woman arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing an acquaintance during an argument in a Maryland home has been identified by news reports as a daughter of a former U.S. ambassador.

Sophia Negroponte, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Yousuf Rasmussen, 24, of Bethesda, at a residence in Rockville late Thursday, according to Montgomery County police.

Negroponte is a daughter of former U.S. diplomat John Negroponte and one of five children that he and his wife adopted, according to the Washington Post.

. . .

In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed John Negroponte as the nation’s first intelligence director. He later served as deputy secretary of state. He also has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations and Iraq.




Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Ex-diplomat-s-daughter-charged-with-murder-in-15059021.php





Gee, it would be so sad if this young woman's actions have brought any disrespect to her father, Ronald Reagan's Ambassador to Honduras (and overseer of death squad Battalion 3-16's atrocities) and George W. Bush's Ambassador to the U.N., etc. It just might break his heart.

Gee, it would be so sad if this young woman’s actions have brought any disrespect to her father, Ronald Reagan’s Ambassador to Honduras (and overseer of death squad Battalion 3-16’s atrocities) and George W. Bush’s Ambassador to the U.N., etc. It just might break his heart.

From the Baltimore Sun:

When a wave of torture and murder staggered a small U.S. ally, truth was a casualty.
By BY GARY COHN AND GINGER THOMPSON
SUN STAFF |
JUN 11, 1995 | 3:00 AM

. . .

Specific examples of brutality by the Honduran military typically never appeared in the human rights reports, prepared by the embassy under the direct supervision of Ambassador Negroponte. Those reports to Congress were required under the Foreign Assistance Act, which in most circumstances prohibits the United States from providing military aid to nations whose governments engage in a consistent pattern of gross violations of human rights.

The reports from Honduras were carefully crafted to leave the impression that the Honduran military respected human rights.

More:
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/bal-negroponte1a-story.html

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Wikipedia:

Intelligence Battalion 3–16 or Battallón 316 (various names: Group of 14 (1979–1981),[1] Special Investigations Branch (DIES) (1982–1983),[1] Intelligence Battalion 3–16 (from 1982 or 1984 to 1986),[1][2] Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Branch (since 1987)[1]) was the name of a Honduran army unit responsible for carrying out political assassinations and torture of suspected political opponents of the government during the 1980s.

Battalion members received training and support from the United States Central Intelligence Agency both in Honduras and at US military bases,[3] Battalion 601 (including Ciga Correa), who had collaborated with the Chilean DINA in assassinating General Carlos Prats and had trained, along with Mohamed Alí Seineldín, the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance.[4] At least 19 Battalion 3–16 members were graduates of the School of the Americas.[5][6] The Battalion 3–16 was also trained by Pinochet's Chile.[4]

The name indicated the unit's service to three military units and sixteen battalions of the Honduran army.[1] The reorganisation of the unit under the name "Intelligence Battalion 3–16" is attributed to General Gustavo Álvarez Martínez.[2]

. . .

A former prisoner of the 3-16, Ines Murillo, claimed that during her captivity she had often been tortured in the presence of the CIA adviser, Mr. Mike, and that he at one time submitted questions to ask her. In his June 1988 testimony, Richard Stolz, then the CIA deputy director for operations, confirmed that a CIA official had visited the prison where Murillo was being held.[9] She also accused a prominent New York Times reporter of doing some dirty work of his own. In a letter to the Times, Ines Murillo responds to James LeMoyne's reporting of the interview with her, noting a series of distortions and falsehoods, which "have caused great damage to me and my family" and "could be used to justify the kidnapping, disappearance and assassination of hundreds of people."[10] A whistleblower who deserted Battalion 316 asserted that Father James Carney, a liberation theologian priest, was executed by order of General Álvarez, and that "Álvarez Martínez gave the order for Carney’s execution in the presence of a CIA officer, known as 'Mister Mike.'"[11] Ten years later, one senior State Department official was willing to concede in private the U.S. role in the disappearances. "The green light was kill a commie," said the official. "Everybody was winking and nodding."[8]

The US Ambassador to Honduras at the time, John Negroponte, met frequently with General Gustavo Alvarez Martínez.[12] In summarising declassified US documents showing telegrams (cables) sent and received by Negroponte during his period as US Ambassador to Honduras, the National Security Archive states that "reporting on human rights atrocities" committed by Battalion 3–16 is "conspicuously absent from the cable traffic" and that "Negroponte's cables reflect no protest, or even discussion of these issues during his many meetings with General Alvarez, his deputies and Honduran President Robert Suazo. Nor do the released cables contain any reporting to Washington on the human rights abuses that were taking place."[12]

More:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battalion_3-16_(Honduras)

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Judi Lynn Feb 15 OP
Chrysanthemum Feb 15 #1
IronLionZion Feb 15 #2
UpInArms Feb 15 #3
Judi Lynn Feb 16 #6
UpInArms Feb 16 #7
burrowowl Feb 17 #10
Devil Child Feb 15 #4
Judi Lynn Feb 16 #5
stillcool Feb 16 #9
Judi Lynn Feb 17 #12
stillcool Feb 16 #8
Judi Lynn Feb 17 #13
Mc Mike Feb 17 #11
Judi Lynn Feb 17 #14

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:29 PM

1. Like father, like daughter

Did she learn to disrespect human life at Daddy's knee?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:09 PM

2. The apple falls close to the tree in some families

especially conservative Repubs who teach their kids that murder and violence solves most problems in life

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 04:42 AM

6. Good grief, your link is outstanding U.I.A.! I had to make sure I had it secured in my laptop

before I could take the time to thank you for posting it.

It's the very best one I have ever seen on this monster. I will be so proud to share it with others in the future.

Thank you, so much, for adding so much information for U.S. Americans to learn which has been almost completely buried by the people in charge of molding public perception!

People need to wake up, and this article should go a long way toward helping that tragic problem we've had with truth hidden from us by our own government.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 05:28 AM

7. The monsters seem to rise up

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 02:06 AM

10. Thanks for link!

And Papa Bu$h responsible for the massacre of 200,000 to 250,000 natives in Guatemala.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 11:41 PM

4. Holy shit! Negroponte's daughter!?

Surprised and yet not surprised seeing this name. Thanks Judi Lynn for making my eyes go wide at this crazy story.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 04:18 AM

5. It seems he'll never go away, doesn't it? He'll be working for the GOP another 1,000 yrs.









People who do things like he has done don't really work for the human beings of this country.

What a nightmare, and we know there are others like them, and have been in government for ages, including the master torturer, Dan Mitrione formerly a police chief in Indiana who joined the State Department then got into his real passion, having the cops grab people of the streets in the Americas and take them to a sound proof chamber where he could teach them how to torture people, using the innocent victims as stand ins for the leftists they intended to snatch, later.

Dan Mitrirone. When he was murdered (but not tortured, by the way) Richard M. Nixon had a huge funeral for him attended by former President Eisenhower's son-in-law, David Eisenhower, who was married to Nixon's daughter, Frank Sinatra, and Jerry Lewis.



Mitrione

Here's his bio.:

https://spartacus-educational.com/JFKmitrione.htm

All the way back in the 1960's. Long before George W. Bush ushered in what most of us thought was the first time the U.S. was using tortured. The "joke's" always on us, it seems.

Thank you, Devil Child.

What do you think the chances are this kid will be sent to "the big house?"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 04:05 PM

9. She's adopted...from Honduras..

probably a throw-away child prop.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:25 AM

12. Yes, you're right. They might have used her for free work

in the household!

He could NOT be a loving guardian, not a man who approved of genocide and assisted it.

"Prop" is undoubtedly very close to the truth.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 04:03 PM

8. ah..the 80's..

just follow the breadcrumbs and here we are. So much is written about that time, and still not easy to follow with the different countries, and actors involved...many who are probably still involved, working on one side or another. Michael Ledeen, and/or his wife were in the news lately... and Ghorbanifar as well. Maybe the latter in connection with the Mueller Report? Funny how those investigations play out..or don't.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:34 AM

13. So much has been revealed but it was concealed while

it was happening. They never want the world to know about their atrocities while they're committing them.

Their position on honesty is like growing mushrooms. They keep us in the dark and feed us fertilizer.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 06:57 AM

11. Salvador option in Iraq.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 07:35 AM

14. Indeed.

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