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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 02:13 AM
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13. "We don't need to go through another Watergate."
... was the refrain for failing to follow North to Poindexter to Weinberger to Schulz to Reagan -- where it stopped -- without going to Mr. "Out of the Loop" Himself, Poppy.

In spooktalk, that's "Plausible Deniability."

Clouds Over George Bush

By Robert Parry

The night of Sept. 21, 1976, was a grim one in Washington.

That morning, one of the worst terrorist incidents in the capital's history had shaken the stately buildings along Embassy Row. A bomb had ripped apart the car carrying Chile's former foreign minister Orlando Letelier and two American co-workers.
Letelier and a woman, Ronni Moffitt, died from the blast. Moffitt's husband was wounded.

That evening at a dinner at the Jordanian Embassy, Rep. James Abourezk was distraught. Letelier had been a personal friend, and his violent death in the heart of Washington was weighing heavily on Abourezk's mind.

In the room, the congressman spotted the gangly, preppy figure of George Bush, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Abourezk thought he might enlist Bush's help in solving the murder.

Given Letelier's status as an ascerbic critic of Chile's military dictatorship, there already were suspicions that agents of Gen. Augusto Pinochet had planted the bomb.

Abourezk button-holed the CIA director and asked Bush to commit the CIA to the search "to find the bastards who killed" Letelier. Abourezk recalled that Bush looked concerned and responded, "I'll see what I can do. We are not without assets in Chile."

The problem with Bush's promise, however, was that some of the CIA's top "assets" in Chile were implicated in the murder.


Most important: Thanks for the kind words, Old and In the Way. Much appreciated as I believe we're in a race to get the word out on these turds and slugs before they crack down with martial law or whatever.
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