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By Peter Kornbluh

Publish yr note: First released September 1st 2003

Revised and up-to-date for the 40th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet's September eleven, 1973, army coup in Chile, The Pinochet dossier unearths a previously mystery checklist of complicity with atrocity at the a part of the U.S. executive. records that have been first made publicly to be had within the unique hardcover version shaped the center of the overseas crusade to carry Pinochet responsible for murder,­ torture, and ­terrorism—a crusade chronicled for the 1st time during this up to date edition.

Peter Kornbluh spearheaded the trouble to declassify a few 24,000 mystery CIA, White residence, nationwide protection Council, and safeguard division files on Chile, and while The Pinochet dossier used to be first released in 2003, Marc Cooper wrote within the l. a. instances, “Thanks to Peter Kornbluh, we have now the 1st whole, virtually day–to–day and completely documented checklist of this sordid bankruptcy in chilly struggle American history." With the ebook of this version, that list turns into much more complete.

This e-book now contains the tale of Pinochet's 2004 indictment and trial, in addition to new information regarding the recognized circumstances of the yank Charles Horman and Chilean people singer Victor Jara—both performed via Pinochet's army after the coup. the recent afterword additionally tells the tale of The Pinochet dossier itself: Henry Kissinger's try and undercut the book's reception generated an incredible scandal that resulted in high–level resignations on the Council on overseas family members, illustrating the ongoing skill of the booklet to talk fact to energy.

Among the previously top-secret files within the Pinochet dossier are:
• Top-secret transcripts of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and different cupboard contributors discussing the best way to "bring Allende down."
• mins of most sensible mystery conferences, chaired by means of Kissinger, to figure out covert operations in Chile.
• CIA Chile job strength organizational and approach documents.
• White residence scenario Room cables welcoming common Pinochet to power.
• safeguard Intelligence organisation organizational diagrams of Chile's repressive mystery police, DINA.
• Chilean mystery police documents on Operation Condor.
• Intelligence reporting to Henry Kissinger on Condor.
• accomplished CIA, NSC and nation division stories at the September 1976 automobile bombing assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt.

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G. to our survival. S.? 16 Track I and Track II In Chile, Latin America, and Washington, Salvador Allende’s election on September 4 was a momentous event. His victory set off a frantic, virtually minute-by-minute reaction within the Nixon administration. On election day Ambassador Edward Korry sent no fewer than eighteen updates on the vote count. Those were followed by dozens of lengthy, verbose cables—known in the Department as “Korrygrams” for their unique language and rather undiplomatic opinions—to Washington, blaming the “bumbling, disorganized, naı¨ve, and impotent” character of the centrist Christian Democrats, and the “myopia of arrogant stupidity” of Chile’s right-wing upper class for allowing Allende to win.

Viaux expects some 22 the pinochet file 10,000 casualties in Santiago area before leftist mobs are put down,” the false flagger reported to Hecksher. e. Allende. Militant effectives of Unidad Popular will side with loyalist troops. Strength estimates as to opposing camps speculative to warrant serious effort. Fencesitters will watch tide of battle before engaging themselves on either side. e. civil war. “You have asked us to provoke chaos in Chile,” Hecksher’s cable concluded. ” The commander in chief, and his “Schneider Doctrine” of nonintervention in Chilean politics, constituted “the main barrier to all plans for the military to take over the government,” according to CIA reporting.

S. was committed to “full support in coup” short of sending the marines; and (3) foster the creation of “a coup climate by propaganda, disinformation and terrorist activities” to provide a stimulus and pretext for the military to move. project fubelt 15 Even before Nixon’s coup directive, the chief of Station had begun to contact select members of the Chilean military. But the Station had limited access and no close relations within the officer corps. ) Indeed, at the initiation of Project FUBELT, the CIA had only two “assets”—paid agents— in the Chilean military.

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