The War Is Here: Anti-Fascism Coming Under Siege Globally Since The Start of July

Just when I try and take a step back away from the digital world of online activism, ironically, the whole system appears to have begun collapsing in on itself in a fit of anarchy. Setting this article up, I am a self-described political conservative and a self-admitted Anti-Fascist and Anarchist, whom has been entrenched within the digital world of hackers for the better part of the last 5 years now. Therefore, literally everything which has happened over the course of the last 3 weeks has not only impacted my life, but has also effected the lives of some of my fellow “comrades” just as well. But before we gets into a the combined events of the last 3 weeks, you have to understand how we all arrived here in the first place.

How Anonymous Accidentally Created The Alt-Right

The story begins with a ten month long hacking operation known as #OpKKK, concluding in October 2015, during which hackers from all around the world infiltrated, hacked, recorded and exposed hundreds of Neo-Nazi/KKK affiliated websites, social groups, forums and physical locations around the United States. Believe it or not, some of the biggest names exposed in the data release were none other than Michael Pence, then Governor in Indiana and Daniel Coats, then Senator of Indiana. You may have heard of them lately? Considering that, under Donald Trumps command, Mike Pence has now become Vice President and Dan Coats the acting Director of National Security?

Oh, and I almost forgot, remember when Donald Trumps father was arrested at a KKK rally in New York City? But I’m sure that’s all just a coincidence, right? 😏

Lean More – 2015 #OpKKK: https://anonhq.com/?s=%22OpKKK%22

While those events are ancient history to some, what I really want to talk about here is what happened after unveiling KKK identities and databases. For example, remember all of the hype surrounding White Nationalists and the so called alt-right in 2016 – directly in the weeks/months leading up to the 2016 Presidential election? Well, it almost pains me to say, but the fact of the matter is that the rise of the alt-right and extremist political right online started in 2016 and came as a direct result of the hacking spree against the Neo-Nazi party and KKK in the fall of 2015. It was absolutely cause and effect, one event created the other.

As it were, not only were several United States Senators, Mayors and Governors questioned as a result of Anonymous’ investigation, but news of #OpKKK generated headlines globally – from even the most fringe of sources….

As you can imagine, the Nazi’s didn’t exactly take to kindly to the release of their databases and vowed to exact their revenge against Anonymous by any means possible – pun intended. As fate would have it, considering that Anonymous had been publicly advertising the release date of their findings for weeks in advance, in the days immediately before the actual release of KKK data, a number of fake leaks were posted online by people pretending to be Anonymous, simply just to cause confusion and make people doubt the legitimacy of the real leaks to come. But this was just the start.

Later, over the weeks/months following the conclusion of #OpKKK, a number of Neo-Nazi’s and Klan members attempted to infiltrate Anonymous circles to gather information about us, where we gathered, how we communicated, as well as to expose us wherever/however they could – essentially doing the same to us as we had done to them. It’s what happened after this that has gone on to become perhaps the single largest regret of my career.

The weird thing about the situation was that, over time, Nazi members and sympathizers realized that Anonymous hackers and activists were actually kind of smart and knowledgeable, specifically in that they can be extremely visible and active online, without anyone actually being able to track/trace them, or expose their identities.What I mean to say is that rather than expose Anonymous members, which was essentially impossible to do given our cyber security knowledge, Nazi and Klan members instead just kind of sat in on our chatroom and took all the information Anonymous shared with one another to serve/advance their own agenda’s.

This is ultimately the genesis of why/how the alt-right formed, and why White Nationalists/supremacists were able to grow their platforms/agenda’s so large to start 2016 – because they learned how to do it from the minds of some of the Internet’s best and brightest; Anonymous hackers. As someone who was an administrator over the single largest Anonymous chatroom in the world between 2015 and 2016, and whom made all of my cyber security tutorials free and open source to anyone whom came there with us, I’m perhaps more guilty than anyone else for all of this having happened, and witnessed it all myself in live time. It was only years later that I realized how reckless I used to be back then.

The Online War Against Anti-Fascism Has Begun

With that aside for a moment, lets start with why I am even writing this article here in the first place, which would be Donald Trumps full endorsement last night, July 27th 2019, of declaring all Anti-Fascists (ANTIFA) living here inside the United States a “Domestic Terrorist” organization. This statement is, of course, made even more ironic given the fact that one of Anonymous’ single largest ongoing operations the last two years has been something known as “Operation Domestic Terrorism” (#OpDomesticTerrorism) – exclusively targeting Neo-Nazi’s, ultra far-right Nationalists and white supremacists online. So then, what are the chances Donald Trump calls Anti-Fascists Domestic Terrorists for trying to fight actual domestic terrorists – whom happen to represent some of his most devout followers?

Now that you know that, what does that say or tell you about President Donald Trump and who his allies are? Next, I want you to think about what Anti-Fascists even are in the first place, which is Anti-Nazi’s, Anti-Fascism (arrests/incarceration, Wars, Authoritarianism in Government, against racism, sexism and nationalism). Knowing this, what purpose are Ted Cruz, Bill Cassidy and Donald Trump trying to serve here? Protecting Nazi’s, white supremacists and racists, whilst punishing people trying to stand up against injustice and authoritarianism? In what way do they think this to be good campaign strategy? Vote for us, we got the backs of Nazi’s! Cool story bro, let me know how well that works out for you.

The War Has Already Begun

Unfortunately, it was not just Trump’s declaration last night. One of the more fucked up things I’ve just discovered was that 6 of the 8 original Nazi dox lists have been scrubbed offline, off Pastebin within the last 2 months prior to this article – since being publicly available dating back to September 2015! Think that is any coincidence? Before you arrive at your own conclusion, have a look at the following evidence.

The other day I noticed hxxp://cyberguerrilla.org/ was taken offline and inaccessible, so I reached out to some of its developers for further information. Apparently, all of CgAn’s servers had been seized in Germany by the Bavarian Ministry of Justice. Here’s what they sent to me:

Local Court Bamberg seized our hard drives from CyberGuerrilla Autonomous Nexus without notifying us or giving any reason. If someone in Germany could help us it would be appreciated we need reason why they seized our hard drives.

Local Court Bamberg for IP 88.99.141.214
File number: 1 Gs 2117/19 (710 AR 178/19)
Link: http://justiz.bayern.de/gerichte-und-b

Not asking for money but maybe you can find a lawyer (collective) in Germany to represent us (free of charge) to ask information on why our hard drives where seized on Friday 19 July. Basically only trying to figure out, that is why we started from scratch because court has all data concerning password hashes, key’s, certs, etc.

– With revolutionary greetings, General Secretary, Central Committee of the Meowist Party of the Soviet CyberGuerrilla Autonomous Nexus

International CyberGuerrillA Column

Keep in mind this latest incident took place less than two weeks after the American based company known as Twitter also began censoring and banning #CgAn and its supporters online. For example, I wrote this on July 9th 2019.

This next bit is not about Anonymous, necessarily, but rather about some of my fellow “comrades” working over at CyberGuerrilla Anonymous Nexus (CgAn). For those of you whom might not be aware, CyberGuerrilla has always been home to some of the undergrounds best hackers and cyber security practitioners for quite some time now, and I have ties to them going back to “Operation Africa” (#OpAfrica) back in 2015. Outside of being hackers though, CgAn are also some of the worlds most outspoken Anarchists, Communists and Anti-Fascists – comprising of one of the most globally diverse underground communities you will ever find.

With that out of the way, earlier this year one of CyberGuerrilla‘s biggest accounts “International CyberGuerrilla Column A” was shut down by Twitter – active with over 61,000 followers at the time of their closing. It also wasn’t an isolated incident either, and Twitter has made it a point to specifically take on CyberGuerrilla online. In fact, at one point just a few months ago, Twitter actually began censoring and deleting all hashtags with “CgAn” in it, making it harder for anyone online to see or follow them, or read any of the material they create. This is why researchers/activists such as myself have been going out of our way to make as many #CgAn‘s as possible – just to keep them indexed and show support.

Even more recently than that, Twitter has also begun cracking down on several other large and prominent accounts within the CgAn community – as you can see via the Tweets provided below.

Getting back to the story at hand, CyberGuerrilla has been attempting to fight back against Twitter for closing their accounts – all legally too. For example, despite Twitter claiming that their account was closed for breaking the terms of Twitters rules and conditions, Doemela is fighting back against Twitters decision. Below you can find a transcript of their appeal to Twitter, learn more about the case, find a link to their information/blog posting about it, as well as the location to their new Twitter account – should you feel compelled to follow them again. 😉

Doemela’s Appeal To Twitter:

Hello Twitter,

I noticed that my account is suspended. I have read all terms and
conditions on your support page but cannot see any reason why I may have
been suspended. I’ve certainly taken every step to ensure that my
account is not breaking any rules.

I’ve been suspended several times, and the reason supplied to me is
always ‘it was done in error’. I kindly explain I don’t feel I am
violating any of Twitters’ rules, and politely request examples of me
doing this. There is also no one I know of that reported this account
for violation of Twitter’s Rules. I’m a keen user of Twitter, and if you
could please let me know why I was suspended then I will ensure I will
take whatever steps necessary so that it does not happen again.

This at the very least would be helpful, so I may learn what is
acceptable and adjust my behaviour accordingly. I think the bigger issue
is however; I’m not in violation of your terms. It seems to me your
‘report abuse’ function is being abused in order to silence dissenting
voices or genuine civil criticism. Abuse and harassment are both awful
and incredibly serious things. I applaud and support Twitters’
commitment to penalizing those who feel it’s acceptable to engage in
such a deplorable way.

However, your system is flawed. I appreciate you have far too many users
for it to be anything but automated, but it is currently punishing users
that are using your services legitimately, for discussion, challenging
ideas, and promoting worthy causes and dialogue.

All I ask is that you please review my case by putting actual human eyes
on the tweet examples provided to you, as I believe examples are
mandatory when making these reports. When doing so, please ask yourself
whether these constitute ‘abuse’ in any meaningful sense and whether
it’s more likely your reporting function is being exploited to silence
genuine, but undesired criticism by the same individual, or individuals.

In your worthy commitment to providing a report function for genuine
abuse, it appears you have overlooked the possibility of that function
actually becoming abused as a tool to constantly silence legitimate
voices. What measures can you suggest preventing this function from
becoming an actual tool of harassment? It appears I am a casualty.

Thank you! Look forward to really hearing back from you.

Needless to say though, their Twitter account is almost certainly never going to be restored again.

The Real World War Against Anti-Fascism Has Also Begun

Taking all of this information into consideration, on July 21st 2019 Senators and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) have now also taken it a step further by officially introducing a new piece of legislation designed to label all Anti-Fascists (ANTIFA) as the worlds newest terror group. It was only a week after this, on July 28th 2019, that Donald Trump made international headlines after stating it’s time to start considering ANTIFA a major terror organization – giving a full endorsement to Senator Cruz’s bill.

According to the bill itself, US Senate “calls for the groups and organizations across the country who act under the banner of Antifa to be designated as domestic terrorist organizations.” You can read through the 3 piece copy of the legislation provided via the pdf below.

Full Copy of Legislation:

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Wrapping Things Up

I find this bill to be completely misguided and dangerous and no, that’s not just because I’m one of the people Donald Trumps is trying to turn into a terrorist. I mean, if you take a group of regular extremists and then call them terrorists, honestly, what do you think is going to happen? It’s only going to make them lash out even more aggressively. For example, I know I wouldn’t stand for being labeled a terrorist by my own Government without doing something to earn the title – so I’d earn it then, and I know I wouldn’t be alone.

Also, how the hell can Cruz, Cassidy and Trump justify waging a new War on Terrorism – this time on their own soil against their own people/citizens? Keeping in mind all of the countries other Wars right now, two of which we are losing (Syria & Afghanistan), waging a new War here in America sounds pretty extreme/fascists – at least if you ask me. On every level, it is PR move or political gesture that will only set these politicians up for failure, which I why I think their legislation has no possibility of ever passing Congress or landing on the Presidents table – especially given that Democrats own the House.

Besides, I seem to remember a time when there was a call to petition Anonymous as a terrorist organization back in 2014 I believe. However, this too was thrown out – just as it should for Anti-Fascists.

Regardless though, as all the evidence contained within this article is witness to, War isn’t just on the horizon, it is already underway and from Russia, to the US, to Germany, Governments all around the world have already fired their opening shots. How the internet or international community in general responds to them or retaliates remains to be seen, but it is clear Hackers, Anarchists, Anti-Fascists and Communists are all firmly in the worlds cross-hairs.

Russia Today Creates Online Test Asking Americans How Well They Know The US’s War On Terror

Browsing through the headlines this evening I stumbled upon a new test designed by Russia Today, asking Americans how well they know the US’s War On Terror? Interestingly enough, despite being a War reporter for the better part of the last 3 years, I only got 9 of the 14 questions right – a failing score of 65%. The test is simple and straight forward, taking maybe 2-3 minutes of your time. I do not want to give away any spoilers, because some of the information contained within the test is information that every American should know. Despite whatever you may think of the source whom created the test, it is an interesting and accurate way to consume information, facts and statistics you may not have previously been aware of – but really should.

Rogue Media Labs has managed to embed the test inside this article for you to take. If you would like to access the tests original location you can find it here: https://www.playbuzz.com/rtinternational/how-well-do-you-know-the-war-on-terror

Take Test:

Amnesty International & AirWars Release Join Investigation Disclosing +1,600 Causalities by US Armed Forces In Raqqa, Syria Alone

(AI) – The US-led military Coalition must end almost two years of denial about the massive civilian death toll and destruction it unleashed in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Amnesty International and Airwars said today as they launched a new data project on the offensive to oust the armed group calling itself “Islamic State” (IS).

The interactive website, Rhetoric versus Reality: How the ‘most precise air campaign in history’ left Raqqa the most destroyed city in modern times, is the most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in a modern conflict. Collating almost two years of investigations, it gives a brutally vivid account of more than 1,600 civilian lives lost as a direct result of thousands of US, UK and French air strikes and tens of thousands of US artillery strikes in the Coalition’s military campaign in Raqqa from June to October 2017.

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Visit Interactive Website: https://raqqa.amnesty.org/

By the time the offensive began, the IS had ruled Raqqa for almost four years. It had perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity, torturing or killing anyone who dared oppose it. Amnesty International previously documented how IS used civilians as human shields, mined exit routes, set up checkpoints to restrict movement, and shot at those trying to flee.

Download/Read Full Report: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE2469452017ENGLISH.PDF

Coalition forces razed Raqqa, but they cannot erase the truth. Amnesty International and Airwars call upon the Coalition forces to end their denial about the shocking scale of civilian deaths and destruction caused by their offensive in Raqqa. The Coalition needs to fully investigate what went wrong at Raqqa and learn from those lessons, to prevent inflicting such tremendous suffering on civilians caught in future military operations,” said Chris Woods, Director of Airwars.

Cutting-edge research on the ground in Raqqa and from afar

Amnesty International and Airwars have collated and cross-referenced multiple data streams for this investigation. On four visits since the battle was still raging, Amnesty International researchers spent a total of around two months on the ground in Raqqa, carrying out site investigations at more than 200 strike locations and interviewing more than 400 witnesses and survivors.

Amnesty International’s innovative “Strike Trackers” project also identified when each of the more than 11,000 destroyed buildings in Raqqa was hit. More than 3,000 digital activists in 124 countries took part, analyzing a total of more than 2 million satellite image frames. The organization’s Digital Verification Corps, based at six universities around the world, analyzed and authenticated video footage captured during the battle.

View Strike Trackers Project: https://decoders.amnesty.org/projects/strike-tracker#decode-results

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Airwars and Amnesty International researchers analyzed open-source evidence, both in real-time and after the battle – including thousands of social media posts and other material – to build a database of more than 1,600 civilians reportedly killed in Coalition strikes. The organizations have gathered names for more than 1,000 of the victims; Amnesty International has directly verified 641 of those on the ground in Raqqa, and there are very strong multiple source reports for the rest.

Both organizations have frequently shared their findings with the US-led military Coalition and with the US, UK and French governments. As a result, the Coalition has admitted responsibility for killing 159 civilians – around 10% of the total number reported – but it has routinely dismissed the remainder as “non-credible.” However, to date the Coalition has failed to adequately probe civilian casualty reports or to interview witnesses and survivors, admitting it does not carry out site investigations.

Bringing cases to life

Rhetoric versus Reality brings to life the stories of families who lived and died in the war by taking users on a journey through the city; meeting survivors, hearing their testimonies and visiting their destroyed homes. From the bombed-out bridges spanning the Euphrates to the largely demolished old city near the central stadium, no neighbourhood was spared.

Developed with Holoscribe’s creative team, the interactive website combines  photographs, videos, 360-degree immersive experiences, satellite imagery, maps and data visualizations to highlight the cases and journeys of civilians caught under the Coalition’s bombardment. Users can also explore data on civilians who were killed, many of them after having fled from place to place across the city.

Entire city blocks flattened

Raqqa’s soaring civilian death toll is unsurprising given the Coalition’s relentless barrage of munitions that were inaccurate to the point of being indiscriminate when used near civilians.

One US military official boasted about firing 30,000 artillery rounds during the campaign – the equivalent of a strike every six minutes, for four months straight – surpassing the amount of artillery used in any conflict since the Viet Nam war. With a margin of error of more than 100 metres, unguided artillery is notoriously imprecise and its use in populated areas constitutes indiscriminate attacks.

One of the first neighbourhoods to be targeted was Dara’iya, a low-rise, poorer district in western Raqqa. In a ramshackle, half-destroyed house, Fatima, nine years old at the time, described how she lost three of her siblings and her mother, Aziza, when the Coalition rained volleys of artillery shells down on their neighbourhood on the morning of 10 June 2017. They were among 16 civilians killed on that street on that day alone. Fatima lost her right leg and her left leg was badly injured. She now uses a wheelchair donated by an NGO to get around and her only wish is to go to school.

Families wiped out in an instant

US, UK and French forces also launched thousands of air strikes into civilian neighbourhoods, scores of which resulted in mass civilian casualties.

In one tragic incident, a Coalition air strike destroyed an entire five-storey residential building near Maari school in the central Harat al-Badu neighbourhood in the early evening of 25 September 2017. Four families were sheltering in the basement at the time. Almost all of them – at least 32 civilians, including 20 children – were killed. A week later, a further 27 civilians – including many relatives of those killed in the earlier strike – were also killed when an air strike destroyed a nearby building.

Planes were bombing and rockets were falling 24 hours a day, and there were IS snipers everywhere. You just couldn’t breathe,” one survivor of the 25 September strike, Ayat Mohammed Jasem, told a TV crew when she returned to her destroyed home more than a year later. “I saw my son die, burnt in the rubble in front of me. I’ve lost everyone who was dear to me. My four children, my husband, my mother, my sister, my whole family. Wasn’t the goal to free the civilians? They were supposed to save us, to save our children.

Time for accountability

Many of the cases documented by Amnesty International likely amount to violations of international humanitarian law and warrant further investigation.

Despite their best efforts, NGOs like Amnesty International and Airwars will never have the resources to investigate the full extent of civilian deaths and injuries in Raqqa. The organizations are urging US-led Coalition members to put in place an independent, impartial mechanism to effectively and promptly investigate reports of civilian harm, including violations of international humanitarian law, and make the findings public.

Coalition members who carried out the strikes, notably the USA, the UK and France, must be transparent about their tactics, specific means and methods of attack, choice of targets, and precautions taken in the planning and execution of their attacks.

Coalition members must create a fund to ensure that victims and their families receive full reparation and compensation.

More Resources for Raqqa:

Site Tracker: https://decoders.amnesty.org/projects/strike-tracker

Investigative Report – War of Annihilation: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE2483672018ENGLISH.PDF

Investigative Report – Deadly Labyrinth, Citizens Trapped In Battle for Raqqa: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE2469452017ENGLISH.PDF


This report was originally published by Amnesty International on March 25th 2019. It was republished, with permission, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License, in accordance with the Terms & Conditions of Amnesty International | Formatting Edits and PDF’s added and embedded by Rogue Media Labs

 

Declassified Documents from CIA Reveal US Political Interference South America Throughout The Cold War

So, this article is going to be a little bit difficult to piece together and involves a lot of information you were never technically supposed to see, but now can. This is because, for those of you whom might not have been aware, the US intelligence community just finished wrapping up a declassified document dump 3 years in the making last Friday – April 12th 2019. Officially entitled the “Argentina Declassification Project” and originally ordered by Barack Obama in 2016, the now browse-able archive is home to literally tens of thousands of declassified documents centering around Argentina and Argentinian history – including up on through the end of WW2 and into the Cold War.

However, what makes these documents particularly unique, and just as equally controversial, are direct references to operations carried out by the US Central Intelligence Agency, US military and our allies abroad – including France and England. What I mean to say is that the documents almost accidentally reveal/outline US War strategy throughout the course of the Cold War, and chronicle top-secret CIA missions that no one has ever heard or seen of before – because these documents have remained classified for the better part of the last 5 decades! In a weird way, the documents released last week almost throw the US and some of our closest allies completely under the bus – something I don’t believe was Obama’s original intention – or maybe perhaps it was? 🤔

Browse Full Archive – Argentina Declassification Project: https://www.intel.gov/argentina-declassification-project/records

Interestingly enough, in 2016 President Obama initially referred to the directive to release these documents as a “humanitiarian gesture” extended towards Argentina, hoping to expose and/or shine light on human rights violations which have crippled the country/region throughout the past. Taking a look at these documents first hand here today, in retrospect, while Obama wasn’t necessarily wrong in his inclinations, he may have wildly under-estimated what would be revealed or how bad it would make the US and CIA look. But then again, maybe Obama did know all along, and this is exactly why he ordered the release – who knows, really?

I bring this up because what appears to be catching the eyes/attention of some of my fellow “comrades” are details surrounding something referred to as”Operation Condor” – a delf describeda cooperative effort by the intelligence/security services of several South American countries to combat terrorism and subversion,” spearheaded by US intelligence with help from our counterparts in “France, United Kingdom, Western Germany, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Learn More – Operation Condor from CIA Reading Room: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/search/site/%22Operation%20Condor%22

As you can read for yourself within the newly declassified document below, and as was explained in more detail by Chilean reporter Whitney Webb, “Operation Condor was a plan by the CIA that targeted leftists, suspected leftists and their “sympathizers” and resulted in the forced disappearances, torture and brutal murders of an estimated 60,000 people, as well as the political imprisonment of around half a million people. Around half of the estimated murders occurred in Argentina.” However, what caught my attention was the CIA’s use of the term “Psychological Warfare” to describe what they were attempting to do in South America as a means of subverting their enemies. This is because I have previously covered the US Governments use of psychological warfare as a means of combating Russia under Donald Trump.

Browse 4 Page Document – Operation Condor Strategy 08/22/1978:

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Regardless, Web then goes on to explain how “several other documents in the recent release discuss a decision made by Condor member countries in May 1976 to train and send a military unit to “conduct physical attacks” against left-wing Latin American exiles and their supporters in France, in what was codenamed “Teseo.” Adding that “several Condor countries, aside from Brazil and Bolivia, were eager to participate and the training of the “Teseo” unit did occur, though the CIA was apparently unaware whether the unit was actually sent to France.” However, further research by Rogue Media Labs confirms the movements of these very operations in and around Europe – as you can see from the FOIA CIA reading room documents provided below, a resource I do not believe Web had access to at the time.

Learn More – Operation Teseo from CIA Archives: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/search/site/%22Teseo%22

Browse 10 Page Release of Teseo Agreement To Enter Europe:

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Unfortunately, I really wish it ended there, but it does not. As Webb goes on to explain, sponsored by the US Military, Central Intelligence Agency and their counterparts in Europe, Operation Condor ultimately went on to overthrow and installed new Governments in 6 South American countries throughout the course of the 1970’s – in Chile, Brasil, Uraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, forever altering history.

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Read Whitney Webb’s Full Article Here: https://www.mintpressnews.com/declassified-cia-docs-uk-france-and-west-germany-wanted-to-bring-operation-condor-to-europe/257541/

A separate report published by The Guardian on April 15th 2019 called Operation Condora secret programme in which the dictatorships of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador conspired to kidnap and assassinate members of leftwing guerrilla groups in each other’s territories” – implying that all those killed or imprisoned were all terrorists, militant members or enemies of the state. However, as The Guardian also points out, “many — and one could convincingly argue the majority — of those killed, tortured and imprisoned were not members of guerilla groups, as there are thousands of documented cases of college students, musicians, writers, journalists, priests and nuns, pregnant women, teachers, indigenous leaders, union members and others who were subject to the extreme prejudice of Operation Condor despite not being combatants in any capacity.

According some reports, as many as 60,000 people were killed and/or assassinated as a result of these very operations – nearly half of which came from Argentina alone. Once again, as was previously stated in the lead to this article, President Obama released these documents as a favor to Argentina to help them understand their past and the human rights violations which have occurred their throughout their checkered past – though it is anyone guess how aware Obama was at the time of just how great/large of a role the United States actually played in those same human rights violations. I guess that is what you call “irony.

Regardless, thanks to multiple document dumps released by the CIA and US Intelligence community over the course last two years, together with some good ole fashion research, even though we already kind of knew these sorts of things happen, it’s just a little weird/eerie to see literal proof of it all – showcasing the very documents/treaties/back-room agreements we drafted and signed to pull it all off. Imagine if this information was made public at the time? How different would our world look today? Now that they are all out in the open for the world to see, how pissed off do you think people will be? How much will these sorts of documents influence future US relations? Your guess is as good as mine.

Lastly, when I look around at the world today, I see the US active in “regime change” in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and North Korea throughout the course of the 21st century. Moreover, we have carried out these operations/War efforts in the name of “terrorism” – quite literally fighting a “War On Terror.” Looking back at CIA documents from the 1970’s and seeing the same terminology of “terrorism” and “regime change” frightens me, quite frankly, and makes me feel a whole lot less proud to be an American as I sit here today. I just cant help but wonder, when will the US’s luck run out? The proof is on the table, we have meddled in the affairs of and seemingly overthrown half the worlds leaders just to suit our own political interests. Surely it is only a matter of time before all our “interference” and “meddling” in other countries political affairs will come back to haunt us – right Russia?