Saturday, February 19, 2011

US Military Plane In Argentina With Mind-Altering Drugs, Spy gear, snipers and assassins On Board

Image: AFIP, Customs and PSA

02 2011

One of the Locked Cases Containing Psychotropic Drugs Having Padlock Cut-Off...

A U.S. military plane attempted to enter an undeclared shipment of military weapons, encrypted communication equipment, software and narcotic drugs and narcotics. CFK ordered to open a suitcase, which the Americans refused to surrender. The government reiterated refusal to militarize and internal security. The Salvadoran gang and the favelas of Rio as a model for towns in Argentina. Macrì’s speech on immigration was a replica of one of Scioli.

By Horacio Verbitsky

The national government forbade the entrance of “load sensitive” secret arrived at Ezeiza International Airport on a flight from Air Force United States and whose employment is not provided satisfactory explanations. Sensitive load expression was used on Monday by the Minister for Administrative Affairs Dorothy Sarro to request authorization for a truck-trailer could enter the operating platform. The huge C17, a Boeing freighter Globmaster III, larger than the known Hercules, arrived late on Thursday with an arsenal of powerful guns for a course on crisis management and hostage-taking offered by the U.S. government to Group Special Operations Special Federal Police (GEOF), which should take place throughout February and March. The government estimates the total cost of transport and the course is around two million dollars. The course was approved by the Argentine government, but when staff checked the contents of the load coincides with the list provided in advance, appeared cannon machine gun and rifle and a strange bag that had not been included in the statement. Although the course was intended for Argentine police forces, the burden was on a military transport and was received by the aggregated Ezeiza military and defense, Colonel Edwin Passmore and Mark Alcott. All boxes had the stamp of the 7 th Army Airborne Brigade based in North Carolina. Clandestinely tried to pass in thousand cubic feet, equivalent to one third of the cargo plane that arrived after stops in Panama and Lima.

Twelve military experts

Note that the Ambassador Vilma Martinez sent in November to Justice Minister Julio Alak, who by then was also responsible for security, remember that the first phase of training to GEOF to rescue hostages had been held in April, “so which we were asked to perform other more advanced. “ On another note, sent on December 21 the Security Minister Nilda Garre, who had taken over five days before, Vilma Martinez Alak told that it had approved the completion of the course and come to dictate twelve “U.S. military experts.” Similar courses were held in 1997 and 1999, under the presidency of Carlos Menem, and 2002, during the months when the former senator Eduardo Duhalde served an internship by the Executive. There were none during the government of Nestor Kirchner and resumed in 2009 under the current government. The new course of five weeks, was scheduled for August 2010 but had to be postponed for a similar episode. At that time Ambassador Vilma Martinez was that he refused to receive the cargo because the numbers of weapons did not match that of the previous list, which shows the conflicts that this practice occurs within the U.S. government. ”This is an embarrassment,” Martinez said then, before charging back to North Carolina.By order of the President CFK, Foreign Ministry officials and the Federal Ministries of Planning and Security of the AFIP and Customs supervised the procedure. Then technicians joined the ministries of Health and the Interior.

The boys of the bag

In his classic book The Mission. Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military, published in 2003, journalist Dana Priest The Washington Post described the dramatic Pentagon primacy in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. With more than a thousand people, the Southern Command exceeds the number of specialists in Latin America of the Secretaries of State, Defense, Agriculture, Commerce and Treasury combined. This imbalance has continued to grow and the U.S. tries to export to the countries under its influence, which is almost everyone. As night fell Thursday, Cristina ordered seal the bag and resume the task the next day, which stipulated that the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry sent to the site staff trained to understand what it was. For six hours on Friday, several U.S. Marines sat on a rotating on the bag, which suggests the importance they attached to their content. According to U.S. software and equipment is sensitive to security. A colonel said there had to be opened in the open because it could reveal secrets to satellites flying over at that time. The plane also contained a box of merchandise to give to the Argentine police, including hats, vests and other trinkets. Héctor Timerman Chancellor remained almost all day at the airport, along with Transportation Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi, pursuant to presidential instructions, along with staff of the Airport Security Police, Customs and the AFIP and the main management of the Directorate of Information, Technology and Systems Security and Interior Ministry. It also involved two inspectors of the National Drug Institute (Iname) and the National Food, Drug and Medical Technology (Anmat). Intervention took the economic criminal judge Beron de Estrada Ezequiel. The embassy withdrew from the airport and his senior staff refused to consent to the opening of the bag. After a full day of pushing and pulling, Timerman said he would use his legal powers to open. He was accompanied by the principal officer Patricia Rodríguez AdrianM Muiños, Imports section of the Federal Police, which was addressed to the load. By checking the official decision to proceed, and the deadline end of an hour set Timerman, the embassy asked for ten minutes of extension until the arrival to Ezeiza press chief, Shannon Bell Farrell. Both she and Stephen Knute added Kleppe said they had no key to the padlock, so that Customs decided Timerman cut it with pliers. When this happened, on the afternoon of Friday, appeared transmission equipment, military backpacks, officials said drugs were expired, pen drives, over whose content should dictate the experts, and narcotic drugs and narcotic and stimulating the nervous system. Among the material were three scripters for communication devices. Inside the secret bag also appeared an envelope super-, green cloth. As the embassy staff said he had the key on, was also opened by expeditious means. Inside were two pen drives labeled “Secret”, a software key information I2, a hard drive is also marked “Secret.” Encrypted communications codes and funny brochure translated into fifteen languages with the text: “I am a United States soldier. Please report to my embassy I have been arrested by the country. “ None of these materials match the specifications that the embassy sent to the Foreign Ministry on the nature of the course to be taught to rescue hostages. After witnessing these findings, embassy officials decided to withdraw, despite a formal request to stay there, and did not sign the minutes. On Thursday, Colonel Alcott said he knew that something similar had happened anywhere in the world. The weapons and bags were seized and declared no tomorrow Monday 14 continue the verification of its contents. For example, antibiotics, antihistamines, vitamin supplements, sunscreen and hormones found, would be due according to the information on their packaging. But the government wants to check if it is to say drugs packaging and if it is true that are past due. The rest of the material, which coincided with the previous statement was carried on a freight from the embassy to the headquarters of the RCMP in the street Cavia. At the end of this article embassy sources in Washington said it was preparing a document with the official position and they felt that the training would be suspended. The State Department cited the Argentine Ambassador Alfredo Chiaradía and expressed his “surprise” for the procedure as “America wants to maintain friendly relations with Argentina.” Curious way to go. Any Argentine, civil or military, who tried to smuggle weapons and drugs not reported to the United States would be arrested immediately....