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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:52 AM

Break-in at home of reporter who probed military intelligence activities

Break-in at home of reporter who probed military intelligence activities
Published on Sunday 16 December 2012

Reporters Without Borders urges the Chilean authorities to conduct a full and rapid investigation into yesterday’s burglary of the Santiago home of Mauricio Weibel, the correspondent of the German news agency DPA and Reporters Without Borders and president of the South American Press Correspondents Union.

It was no ordinary burglary. Those who broke into Weibel’s home knew what they wanted and found it – Weibel’s laptop containing the files from his investigation into the role played by Chile’s military intelligence agencies during the 1973-1990 military dictatorship.

The files were the basis of a book by Weibel entitled “Illegal association: the dictatorship’s secret archives,” which the Chilean publishing house Ceibo published in October.


Weibel is the son of José Weibel, a Chilean Communist Party leader who disappeared after being arrested in 1976.



(You may recall the previous re-elected President, Michelle Bachelet, was a tortured prisoner, along with her mother during US-installed (Nixon and Kissinger) butcher and torturing puppet dictator, as was her father, General Alberto Bachelet, who died after being tortured again, in prison, of a heart attack. He was arrested for his loyalty to the ELECTED President Salvador Allende)


Young Michelle Bachelet, and her father, General Alberto Bachelet.[/center]
The current President, Sebastián Piñera, was a Pinochet supporter, who "headed the presidential campaign of Hernán Büchi, a former finance minister of the Pinochet government". (Wikipedia)

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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:26 AM

1. Thank you for all this information!

And for the poignant photo of these about-to-be-tortured people. It is heartening that one of them survived--the daughter--and went on to be elected president of Chile--but heartbreaking to realize what they were about to face.

Tortured with the collusion, training, support and funding of the U.S. government--and probably including U.S. torturers.

My suspicion: The burglars were CIA and they were looking for any scrap of evidence that Weibel's investigative files may have contained about U.S. torturers and/or heretofore unknown U.S. connections.

Why? Because I believe that's what Leon Panetta was doing in Bogota, in his first visible travel as CIA Director, a position that he probably obtained under Obama due to his membership in Bush Sr.'s "Iraq Study Group." The primary mission of that group was to stop Cheney and Rumsfeld from nuking Iran, but one of its secondary missions was likely to arrange for no investigation, no impeachment and no prosecution of Bush Junta criminals that might endanger Jr. I think there was some really bad, filthy dirty stuff that went on in Colombia during the Bush Junta, and Panetta was cleaning up Jr.'s trail when he went to Bogota first thing as CIA Director.

Now we find investigative files on the horrors in Chile that Nixon and Kissinger were involved in, burglarized and stolen. Is the CIA trying to clean its own trails, past and recent? With all of these leftist democracies emerging in Latin America--and with Chile likely to re-join them in the next election cycle in Chile--the CIA has much to worry about, as to more investigations of U.S. covert activities in Latin America. The record is quite horrible as it is. Could there be more?

This is just a guess. There are plenty of likely culprits in Chile, too. I haven't read Weibel's book but I presume that he has already named a lot of names. He must be wondering what they were looking for--names and connections he didn't recognize the importance of, threads that he couldn't follow up, seeming dead-ends (blockaded by disinformation)? I hope he had his files backed up somewhere. Talk about a red alert as to their importance! Who would be interested in what he DIDN'T use in his book?

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