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JULY 6, 2012            7:14 AM

Jorge Rafael Videla was the tall, thin one in the triumvirate of senior officers that seized power in Argentina’s 1976 military coup. El Flaco, they used to call him – “the skinny one.”

El Flaco, his trademark black moustache now turned a whiskery grey, was jailed for 50 years in Buenos Aires on Thursday for masterminding a plan to steal new-born babies. Other former leaders of the military regime received sentences from 15 to 40 years.

There is something particularly nightmarish about the crime, even by the lamentable standards of the world’s dictators. It involved taking babies born to the regime’s opponents and handing them over to be raised by suitable military families after killing their mothers.

Many of those “adopted” only discovered their real origins decades later.

General Videla took power as head of a junta of the three armed services that had ousted President Isabel Martinez de Peron. Their promise to put an end to political chaos and urban guerrilla violence was initially welcomed by many weary Argentines.

Argentina was on the front line of a world war against godless communism, the generals said, and that was a battle that required sacrifices.

Tens of thousands of leftists, or other presumed enemies of the state, were rounded up to be tortured and murdered in secret jails.

The secret police used to roam city streets in Ford Falcon cars. You could always tell them because they had no registration plates. If the plainclothes squads stopped to snatch a victim in broad daylight, bystanders would wisely look the other way.

Many were hauled off to the Naval Mechanical School that was run byAdmiral Emilio Eduardo Massera, Videla’s bumptious naval colleague. Everyone in the country knew what was going on there, but no one spoke about it, at least not in public.

Some who disappeared were thrown out of helicopters over the River Plate. But the bodies started washing up on its banks. So the military took to slitting open their stomachs beforehand, so that the corpses would fill with water and sink.

It was a way to try to hide what was going on, both from the people and from those foreign powers that looked kindly on a restoration of law and order in a troubled land. The U.S. ambassador, Robert C. Hill, had greeted the military takeover in March, 1976 as “The best executed and most civilized coup in Argentine History.”

But on the ground, Argentines were aware of the nature of the regime, if not the full extent of its iniquity. That was enough to cow the people and silence the press.

There were honorable exceptions. The so-called Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo risked jail or worse to demand to know what had happened to their disappeared children.

A small, English-language newspaper, the Buenos Aires Herald, pushed the boundaries of censorship and common sense to expose what it could of the human rights violations.

Its editor at the time, Robert Cox, was a witness at Videla’s trial. Mr. Cox this week described the quiet-spoken general as a self-professed religious man, who once said “God held my hand” throughout the so-called “dirty war.”

“There was always a Nazi element in what the military did,” Mr. Cox said, describing how officers stressed the patriotic self-sacrifice involved in the unspeakable crimes they felt obliged to commit on behalf of the nation.

Some 500 babies born in jail were taken by the military. “They try to make it sound as if they were being humane in saving the kids,” said Mr. Cox. “But the kidnapping of babies is the one thing that even the most rightwing fascist-minded supporters of the dictatorship condemn.”

from:  http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/06/justice-at-last-for-argentinas-stolen-children/

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Jorge Rafael Videla was born on August 2nd, 1925 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Rafael_Videla

August 2nd, 1925

2 +1+9+2+5 = 19 = his “secret” number = Sunshine is the best disinfectant.  Not going to see the light of day.

The Sun Tarot card

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9:55 PM EDT                Thursday July 5, 2012

An Argentinian court Thursday found two former dictators guilty of stealing dozens of babies during the country’s dirty war.

Jorge Rafael Videla, who ruled as a dictator between 1976 to 1981, was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Gen. Reynaldo Benito Bignone, who ruled the country from June 1982 until the nation’s return to democracy in December 1983, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

They were the two most high-profile defendants found guilty Thursday of systematically stealing babies from political prisoners and giving them new identities.

“It was the worst, the most perverse of the dictatorship, I think, what they did with us,” said Francisco Madariaga Quintela, 35, one of the stolen babies who was reunited with his father in 2010. “It was a torture prolonged through time, for the grandmothers searching, for family members, everyone.”

Observers packed the courtroom Thursday and cheered when a judge read the verdict for Videla.

Afterward, outside the courthouse, family members of the disappeared told CNN affiliate Canal 7 that they were satisfied with the verdict.

“It was was we were asking for. We never asked for revenge. We never hated. We never asked for anything more than justice, and we have been fighting for 36 years,” one father said.

The dictators and their officers were on trial for being the “presumed authors of the crimes of theft, retention and hiding of minors, as well as replacing their identities,” according to a statement from the country’s judiciary. Specifically, they were tried for the stealing of 34 babies from their parents, the court said.

During the trial, Videla said children may have been kidnapped, but he said that there was no order or systematic plan.

Videla, who was among the coup leaders who overthrew then-President Isabel Martinez de Peron in March 1976, was previously convicted in 2010 of human rights abuses during his rule and is currently serving a life sentence in prison.

Bignone was sentenced in 2009 to 25 years in prison for kidnapping and torturing 56 people.

The accusations stem from the country’s “Dirty War” from 1976 to 1983. During those years of military dictatorship, up to 30,000 students, labor leaders, intellectuals and leftists disappeared or were held in secret jails and torture centers.

Mariana Zaffaroni Islas, who was reunited with her family in 1993, told Argentina’s state-run Telam news agency that the verdict was significant for all Argentinians.

“For any citizen who lives in a country where actions like this do not remain unpunished with the passage of time, it represents a guarantee that justice is done,” she said.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/americas/argentina-baby-theft-trial/index.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Jorge Videl

1                   1

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = JA = 11 = Justice is served.

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