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Posted by Mularac on Mar 24th, 2009

24° of March of 1976. The day that begun one of Argentina's darkest moments. It is the day when democracy (or whatever that was ruling the country at the time...) ir overthrown by the third time in the same century by the military of this nation. The banner was the same as usuall, that the people need to be protected from themselves and the danegers of democracy and freedom. But this time there was something else. At this time was executed the Plan Cóndor (Condor plan), a plan that appeared in all the southamerican countries that were also under a dictatorship at the time (Uruguay, Brazil, Chile) and had as the main code the utter extermination of comunism (guess who gave us that idea and logistic?). The plan on itself was quite simple, just kidnap, torture and later execute anyone remotely related to that particular way of thinking.
In truth, it all started by chasing a series of guerrilas in tucuman (northren argentian province), followed by sistematic torture and execution of a few hundreds of freedom-fighters. However, it is thought that the total number of "desaparecidos" (the name that was given to those that were taken by the goverment and then killed) is as high as 40000, but only 19000 have been identified. Most of those men and weamen were civilians who had nothing to with it, but were caught in somebody's elses' phonebook.
One particular night, later known as the "Noche de los lápices rotos" (the night of the broken pencils) were houndreds of highschool students were adopted and tortured only because they were demaning an student bus toll.
Most of this horror were unkown by the population, and some still are, masked by our victory in the FIFA succer tournament that took place in the 78 in our country and by a new heavy consumist economy brought by the goverment that put us into one of our deepest crisis.
This dictatorship ended defenetely in december of the 83', brought down rapidly by our defeat in malvinas, but that's an story for some other time.

Finally, I would have to say this only:
Neither forgetfulness, nor forgiveness, but JUSTICE!
(btw, that's what reads in the image below, if you were wondering)

La dictadura del 73'


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mxmagic Mar 24 2009 says:

hmm interesting. I never heard too much about that part of the world. 70's was in Poland a time when the propaganda said that we were ''the tenth economical power in the world"(yea right), when huge loans were taken to build blocks of flats, import western goods and build ironworks(which were so badly organised that they also contributed to the national debt). it only lead to protests in the 80's.

nice work.

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Mularac Mar 24 2009 replied:

yeah, those weren't some happy times for, well, anyone :P

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Guided_Meditation Mar 24 2009 says:

i can see u really hate that *************.

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Mularac Mar 24 2009 replied:

indeed I do. They got out too easily, they deserved to have some of their own medicene applied to them, if you ask me.

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SCΛRECROW Mar 25 2009 says:

May justice always prevail.

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ChadaFACE Mar 25 2009 says:

The 60s and 70s were bad times.Almost in every corner of Asia there was a war or conflict,from the hot deserts of the Israel/Egypt border to the humid jungles of Vietnam.I didnt know that Argentina was controlled by dictators for a time.On the other hand,Pakistan was under a military regime up till now,when finally a civilian(Who's a real big idiot) had been placed as president.

By the looks of it,it seems that this "Condor Plan"'s Creator was a Hitler wannabe to continue the Anti-Communism Pact.In Argentina a military regime might have caused damage than benefit.In Pakistan,the military regime actually sparked some positive points.It didn't cause the population to become stamped,but it caused them to have a sense of Patriotism and Nationalism.Along with that,it allowed the military to keep on growing.And we desperately needed it to become stronger,how can we fight an opposing force (India or the Soviet Union) that is exponentially stronger?

Overall,dictator ship and military ruling doesn't seem like the best idea,but can create too much of a mess

23rd march was the day when Pakistan's creation was secured in 1940,leading to the independence in 1947

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Mularac Mar 25 2009 replied:

the condor plan was actually sponsored by the CIA to most of the militaries of South America, and it was them that taught our former rulers how to behave. For instance: they said: "no, leaving corps in the street (like it was being done until then) is wrong!" "you have to take them alive and torture them with these selective and effective means, find out what they know and then put a block of cement on their feet and drop them on a river on the night, so that anyone would know"

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Robots! Mar 25 2009 replied:

an idiot placed as president... sounds familiar...

great work mularac, i wont forget.

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Mularac Mar 25 2009 replied:

This is the first of many, so be ready to learn Argentinian history! :P
thanks guys for your comments, it's good to see all that support.

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micky123 Apr 8 2009 replied:

Reminds me of Bush

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Guided_Meditation Mar 25 2009 says:

i really think same as u, Mularac. i think those ************* should go to jail a looong time

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Mularac Mar 25 2009 replied:

hell yeah. And **** the laws of Punto Final and Obediencia debida (for those unfamiliar with the argentinian history: after the democracy had returned the lawsuits against the military were so inmense that the president, pressed by the military as well, made a couple of new laws: Punto final (final point), that set a final date to set a lawsuit against a militar and Obedience Debida (uhm... though one. It means that the soldier is not responsible for the actions he did under the command of the senior officer, making him responsible, thus reducing the ammount of trials dramatically)). These two laws meant that hundreds of assassins, torturers and such got to walf free when only a handful of senior military officer went to jail, only to be released a couple of years after by the following president, who forgave them for their crimes to the prisioners. However, they're now again under justice's eye (those who still live, that is) because of their involvement in the traffic of newborns of the female prisioners that were either raped in the illegal prisons or were imprisonated while being pregnant.

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