Wow. New evidence, in the form of a transcript of a 1976 meeting between then-US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Argentina’s foreign minister, apparently proves that Kissinger gave the Argentine military the go-ahead for its 1970s-80s campaign against leftists.
The Miami Herald talks about the importance of the found transcript:
At the height of the Argentine military junta’s bloody ”dirty war” against leftists in the 1970s, then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told the Argentine foreign minister that ”we would like you to succeed,” a newly declassified U.S. document reveals.
The transcript of the meeting between Kissinger and Navy Adm. César Augusto Guzzetti in New York on Oct. 7, 1976, is the first documentary evidence that the Gerald Ford administration approved of the junta’s harsh tactics, which led to the deaths or ”disappearance” of some 30,000 people from 1975 to 1983.
The document is also certain to further complicate Kissinger’s legacy, which has been questioned in recent years as new evidence has emerged on his connection to human-rights violations around the world — including in Chile, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Kissinger and several top deputies have repeatedly denied condoning human-rights abuses in Argentina.
Read the transcript and contemplate the truth: Kissinger ought to be in chains.