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Judi Lynn

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Thu Oct 4, 2018, 04:49 PM Oct 2018

Brazil cult leader who 'contacted aliens' backed dictatorship with terror attacks, documents show

Revelation comes days before election in which frontrunner, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, has praised the dictatorship era as a golden age

Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Wed 3 Oct 2018 03.00 EDT

A Brazilian rightwing group led by a messianic cult leader who claimed to be in contact with aliens carried out terrorist acts to justify repression by the country’s military dictatorship, according to newly discovered archive documents.

The revelation landed days before the country’s presidential election, amid a polarized campaign in which the frontrunner – far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro – has praised the dictatorship era as a golden age.

According to an investigation by the independent news agency Publica, which drew on archive documents, the paramilitary group carried out terrorist attacks so that military rulers could tighten repression.

Archive documents – including records of group members’ interrogations – revealed that the attacks were secretly encouraged by a general who was close to then president Arthur da Costa e Silva and in contact with federal police.


Dino Kraspedon was the pen name of Brazilian Aladino Felix, convicted political terrorist

Here he is as an older psycho fascist murdering piece of ####.

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'Astonishing' CIA memo shows Brazil's ex-dictator authorized torture and executions Judi Lynn Oct 2018 #1

Judi Lynn

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1. 'Astonishing' CIA memo shows Brazil's ex-dictator authorized torture and executions
Thu Oct 4, 2018, 05:08 PM
Oct 2018

Newly unearthed document details Ernesto Geisel’s approval of over 100 executions of ‘subversives’, sparking immediate outcry in Brazil

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent
Fri 11 May 2018 12.12 EDT

Brazil’s former dictator Ernesto Geisel personally approved the summary execution of his regime’s perceived enemies, according to a newly unearthed CIA memo that has reopened a bitter debate over one of the darkest chapters of contemporary Brazilian history.

Matias Spektor, the São Paulo-based academic who discovered and distributed the document on Thursday, called it “the most disturbing I have read in 20 years of research”.

The memorandum, sent to then secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, by the CIA director, William Colby, on 11 April 1974, details a meeting it said had taken place a few days earlier between Geisel and three Brazilian generals.

One tells Geisel, who ruled Brazil from 1974 until 1979, the regime “cannot ignore the subversive and terrorist threat” it faces. “Extra-legal methods should continue to be employed against dangerous subversives,” Gen Milton Tavares de Souza is quoted as saying.

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