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Australia: Safe Haven for State Terrorists?

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How could a former agent of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's notorious secret police, who is facing charges of kidnapping and forced disappearances and whose bail conditions prohibited them from leaving Chile, now be living in Australia?

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Pogle S (88)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:46 am
Shocking! A very smelly state of affairs!

Azaima A (207)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:31 am
used to be a penal colony too

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:43 am
Curiouser and curiouser....then again how did so many Nazis escape to S. America and N. America and flourish there, often with government approval such as Operation Paperclip? Knowledge is power which the US wanted and the Nazis had lots of cash.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:24 am
Thank you for sharing

Mari ' (1356)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:43 am
Just when you thought you heard everything

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:54 am
That does not surprise me

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:27 pm
Strange, thanks for sharing.

Lona G (79)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:34 pm
Knowing how hard it is for refugees to get asylum in Australia, and reading about the ease with which this agent of Chile has been travelling between Chile and Australia and that she is now allowed to stay without further ado, it really puts Australia in a very bad light indeed.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:46 pm
Thanks Cal.

Roger G (154)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 1:24 pm
noted, thanks

Joanne D (38)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:19 pm
Australia was founded by deportees who accepted "transportation" in lieu of prison. Some of their early folk ballads would curl your hair (they aren't all Waltzing Matilda and Tie Me Kangaroo Down). But I did think they had grown up from their beginnings (and of course when I say "beginnings I have no intention of denigrating any indigenous folks). Guess not.

Sharon Davidson (371)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:25 pm
this seems to be happening more often than we know,how its exceptable is all and passed on

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:59 pm
I think you forget that the "Coup" ousting Allende and installing Pinochet's murderous regime was done with the full cooperation and physical assistance by the American Government with active participation by Australia allowing its Embassy to be used to transmit messages unavailable to the Americans who had been kicked out of Chile.

In effect this made the Pinochet regime the legal entity in the American/Australian context so any of its employees were ipso facto "Friendly". The U S A was both legally and illegally the refuge for many Fascists after WW 2 along with Argentina, Brazil, Australia, and let us not forget the Vatican where so many received sanctuary, courtesy of the Fascist loving Pope Pius X11, on their way to warmer and friendlier climes.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:38 pm
The fascists that really run this world have been providing safe haven for high level state criminals at least since America's 'Operation Paperclip' following the 2nd world war, where safe havens for Nazi criminals, like Klaus Barbie, were found worldwide, courtesy of US government fascists like the Dulles brothers.

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:18 pm
Joanne Dixon... I should have added that Australia wasn't the only place to be used as a penal colony by the Landed Gentry of Britain. Many were also deported to the fledgling U S A. You conveniently left out in the founding of early Australia that the Chinese were here voluntarily in large numbers, and made massive inputs. indeed the state of Queensland at one point had nearly as many Chinese as all the others put together.

My wife's forbears, in Australia, were a Chinese man and an Irish woman who married in 1852. She always claimed that the Chinese blood was to improve on the Irish. Their wedding certificate, which I have, is signed by John and his brother in the most delicate Chinese script, the Irish lass and her "Maid" signed with an X.

Robyn Vorsa (4)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 8:24 pm
As an Australian, I am shocked to discover this. But then again some of the governments that we have over the past few years...
I can tell you now that if the people of Australia knew about this, they would have demanded a full inquiry. Dictators are not welcome here.

Karen Chestney (112)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:50 am
Thank-you for this article.........HEY.....Australia.....What's up with this? Why are you "taking-in" known criminals !!!

Jaime Alves (52)
Monday October 21, 2013, 9:14 am
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