Thursday, February 21, 2008

When the Terrorists Were 'Our Guys'

By Robert Parry
February 22, 2008

In 1976, when George H.W. Bush was CIA director, the U.S. government tolerated right-wing terrorist cells inside the United States and mostly looked the other way when these killers topped even Palestinian terrorists in spilling blood, including a lethal car bombing in Washington, D.C., according to newly obtained internal government documents.

That car bombing on Sept. 21, 1976, on Washington’s Embassy Row, killed Chile’s former Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and an American co-worker Ronni Moffitt, while wounding Moffitt’s husband.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

Hey, Bob, not saying you don't have a lot to say. Obviously, you do. But the reality is, most folks are just not going to pay much attention to all those gory details you have at your fingertips, unless you package them with sex and stuff.

You could make a mint writing a steamy novel.

randy said...

Just read a bit about this episode in Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine".

Anonymous said...

Someone should look and hard at the Bush family's connections to Miami. A good starting place would be the foundation that was formed to launch Jeb Bush to the governorship of Florida.

What a pestilence upon this nation the Bushes are. May God help us all if another one ever reaches the White House.

EvilPoet said...

May God help us all if another one ever reaches the White House.

[Sets aside atheism and joins discussion]

God help? If this list is any indication I seriously doubt that help is what he will be offering up.

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. -Proverbs 6:16-19

[Picks up atheism and resumes normal operation]