AMIA Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman found dead in his Puerto Madero home
The body of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found in the bathroom of his apartment in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Puerto Madero late on Sunday.Nisman, who was expected to take part in a closed-door hearing in Congress today to reveal the details of explosive allegations that involved President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, was found minutes before midnight.
The prosecutor reportedly committed suicide, according to sources, who say he was found in a pool of blood. That information has yet to be confirmed. http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/179900/amia-special-prosecutor-alberto-nisman-found-dead-in-his-puerto-madero-homeBue
Diego Lagomarsino, below, the last person to see Alberto Nisman alive and the individual who lent Nisman the death weapon.
He obviously couldn’t hurt a fly. http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/180904/%E2%80%98nisman-was-afraid-of–fanatics%E2%80%99
Argentine President Says Nisman Killed in Conspiracy
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she had “no doubt” that a prosecutor who accused her of graft was murdered, and that he was killed in order to dirty the reputation of her government.
Alberto Nisman was fed false information to accuse the government of intervening in the investigation into the biggest terrorist attack in Argentine history, and then killed to discredit her administration, Fernandez said.
“They used him while alive and then needed him dead. It’s that sad and terrible,” she wrote in a statement on her website. “The real operation against the government was the death of the prosecutor.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-22/argentine-president-says-nisman-killed-in-anti-government-plot
Brava Madame President. The victims of psychopathic/psychopathic modality setups aren’t supposed to call out the perps, lest they appear ‘nutty’. The attacks are designed as win/wins. The victims need to ‘call them as they see them’.
Argentina has had a long history with psychopaths in positions of power in the military and security services.
The Family That Disappeared
ABSTRACT: PERSONAL HISTORY about Argentina’s “dirty war” and the writer’s cousin, Daniel Tarnopolsky, 41, whose family was murdered by the junta… Twenty-three years ago, Daniel’s family “disappeared”—the world that has been used to describe what befell an estimated thirty thousand people in Argentina during the years from 1976 to 1983, when the country was ruled by a military junta. Twelve years ago, Daniel filed a civil suit that charged the government of Argentina and two leaders of the junta, Admiral Emilio Massera and Admiral Armando Lambruschini, with the abduction and wrongful deaths of his parents and siblings. What, precisely, happened to Daniel’s family—the bodies have never been found—remains unknown. . . . http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1999/11/15/the-family-that-disappeared
July 15, 1976 evening, Daniel Tarnopolsky is called to his grandmother’s:
Somehow Hugo Tarnopolsky had been persuaded to find and retrieve his daughter, Betina, by his captors. No doubt he had been made to feel this was necessary to prevent either his imminent death or his wife’s (more likely). Maybe he felt that ‘as long as I am alive, I may be able to reach the kidnappers’ humanity,’ and found his daughter in order to buy time. He didn’t realize he was dealing with psychopaths or normal human beings acting in psychopathic modality. On pure logic, he should have realized that both he and his wife were ‘already dead’, but for that he would have had to given up all hope.
I recall an armored car depot robbery, the psychopathic inside-man robber got the guard in the enclosed bullet proof chamber to come out by threatening another employee, the guard’s friend, who, of course, kept screaming through tears for the guard to come out. Somehow the psychopath persuaded them that he would then allow both to live. But of course, they were both killed immediately. Psychopaths have an uncanny ability to manipulate normals’ emotions, tuning in to their targets’ most wishful thinking.
“Like mad dogs going after their prey.”
What are we supposed to do? Delete our Facebook pages? But that’s impossible.
The execution of strings of relatives, friends, associates. At least this monstrous quote makes it clear that keeping a small, low profile as possible will be of little help.
I don’t think the “Dirty War” (“as though there were two sides”) was the issue at all. It was the excuse. As we see from below, evidence wasn’t necessary. The point of subjecting the population to terror was the continuation of their own power and the subjugation of everyone else — pure evil.
This is a complete horror story. Sadly, the ultimate fate of the Tarnopolsky’s was almost certainly to have been drugged, stripped naked and thrown out of helicopters to their death in the sea:
Death Flight Tale Rekindles Memories of ‘Dirty War’ : Argentina: Ex-officer describes throwing leftists out of planes into sea. Thousands believed victims of this policy.
BUENOS AIRES — Stripped naked and drugged unconscious, 13 political prisoners lay in a row on the airplane floor. Before he threw them out into the dark sky over the South Atlantic, Adolfo Francisco Scilingo recalls, he thought of photographs from Nazi death camps.
And he still does. The freeze-frame image comes back to torment him again and again, he said in an interview. “The mental problem I have is there when they were piled up, I mean, when they were lined up, very similar to the World War II photos.”
Scilingo, a former lieutenant commander in the Argentine navy, is making headlines here with detailed accounts of his participation in death flights that were used to eliminate suspected subversives under a harsh military regime. His confessions have rekindled searing memories of this country’s “dirty war” against leftist guerrillas in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when an estimated 9,000 to 30,000 people disappeared after being seized by security forces.
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In 1977, he was in charge of the motor pool of the Navy Mechanics School, then a notorious center for the detention and torture of political prisoners in Buenos Aires. He said that up to 20 prisoners from the school were dropped into the ocean during flights every Wednesday over a period of about two years–and that most navy officers were assigned to participate in at least one flight.
He headed the extermination crew on two flights in June or July of 1977. Here is his account of the first one:
On a Wednesday afternoon, he reported to the basement of the school officers club, where 13 men and women prisoners had been selected for the flight. “They were told that they were going to be transferred to a prison in the south and for that they had to be vaccinated.”
The “vaccine” was a sedative that made them groggy, barely able to walk. Many had to be helped up the stairs and into a waiting truck.
Scilingo knew that his mission was to kill the prisoners. “You ask what I felt. At that moment, I didn’t feel anything. I mean, I didn’t feel anything because I was doing a job. . . . I still wasn’t conscious of the problem. I still hadn’t accepted the reality.”
The flight left from the restricted military zone of Aeroparque, Buenos Aires’ in-town airport. A navy physician on board injected the prisoners with a second sedative, which put them to sleep. Then Scilingo and other crew members began undressing them in silence.
“It was a tense situation, a nervous situation,” he said. His “first shock” came when a young noncommissioned officer, overcome with emotion, began to cry.
“I tried to explain to him the unexplainable. . . . I told him it was a mission required by the Fatherland, that that was the way things were, that we had to accept them. . . . For me, it was traumatic.”
When all of the prisoners were stripped, Scilingo suddenly grasped the enormity of the scene. “There are all the bodies, all undressed, still alive, and I knew it was (in preparation) to throw them out in a little while–I can’t get over that shock.”
As chief of the extermination crew, Scilingo said, he helped carry the victims to the plane’s open door one by one, and then, “I personally threw them out.”
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Emilio Mignone, a lawyer and human rights activist who has written books on the dirty war, charged that the policy of secretly killing “subversives” was decided in meetings at the highest levels of the armed forces and that the death flights were part of that policy.
“They invented a system that they thought was a solution no one would find out about,” he said. “They knew the ocean currents, and they threw them where the currents would carry them out to sea.” . . . http://articles.latimes.com/1995-03-13/news/mn-42225_1_dirty-war
From the New York Times:
“I have spent many nights sleeping in the plazas of Buenos Aires with a bottle of wine, trying to forget,” [Mr. Scilingo] said. “I have ruined my life. I have to have the radio or television on at all times or something to distract me. Sometimes I am afraid to be alone with my thoughts.”
. . . Horacio Verbitsky, a reporter for Pagina 12 to whom Mr. Scilingo gave his account, say that for the country to move ahead, all sectors of Argentine society, including the military and the church, must acknowledge their role in the crackdown.
“For a wound to heal and scar properly, you first have to clean it thoroughly and not leave infection inside,” Mr. Verbitsky said. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/13/world/argentine-tells-of-dumping-dirty-war-captives-into-sea.html
But the role of psychopathy has never been explored.
I have no doubt at all that this execution system was planned by actual psychopaths. “They invented a system that they thought was a solution no one would find out about,” Emilio Mignone said. “They knew the ocean currents, and they threw them where the currents would carry them out to sea.” It has those psychopathic characteristics: beyond the pale cruelty of almost unimaginable savagery – we’re less than bugs on a windshield to them; arrogance – to think they could hide it; shallow calculations – their childish minds; their stubborn belief that the rest of us are just like them – they thought their normal accomplices would stay silent.
The weakest point in the psychopathic admirals’ strategy was that non-psychopaths can not carry out psychopathic orders unscathed. The defeat of the Argentinian psychopathic terrorist state, however, came only with the overreaching of General Galtieri’s Falklands/Malvinas war.
There are other horrors still unplumbed.
Argentina’s campaigning grandmother finds grandson born to death camp mother
Estela Carlotto, founder of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, says 36-year-old pianist named Guido is the child stolen by military regime from Laura Carlotto, who was killed after giving birth. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/argentinian-grandmothers-find-son-of-woman-murdered-under-dictatorship
Back to the present, President Kirchner needs to evaluate all the players in the Alberto Nisman saga for possible psychopathy. Also explore Argentina’s civil commitment policies — top level psychopathic criminals will almost never expose themselves to legal sanction, however if a case can be made that they are psychopathic menaces to society, they should be hospitalized as the criminally insane.