negroponte (new uberspy for bush) , proved his trustworthiness for the reagan/bush administrations by overseeing one of the sleaziest episodes in american/cia history. (what became iran/contra)
negroponte was the us ambassador to honduras when the reagan administration was trying to overthrow the sandanista government in neighboring nicuragua.
and theres the rub; honduras was not only the base of operations in that campaign, but within honduras there was strong opposition to their rightwing totally corrupt govt.
to deal with this “problem” the cia trained a death squad of hondrans who systematically tortured and murdered hundreds of their own people, and operated as agents/troops/assasins for the cia in the war against the sandanista.
now, if this had come out at the time , the us congress would have cut their aid to honduras and put reagan and the cia’s plans in jeporady.
they solved this problem by having negroponte repeatedly lie/deny under oath, to congress and in reports, the existance of these death squads.
that his assertions were shown to be false came in the reports at the time, from the cia chief of the region who, while denying cia involvment, confirmed the existance of the death squads and the numbers tortured/slaughtered.
now all of this was going to come out when negroponte was nominated as un rep, but a couple of planes flew into a couple of skyscrapers, and his appointment was rubberstamped in the course of the ensuing chaos.
so, negroponte is the new uberspy for the empire. dosen’t that make us all feel just that little bit more sedure?
this story was reported in the nation of feb 18th, 2005.