In Argentina, survivors of the “Dirty War” are providing testimony on crimes committed between 1976 and 1983, many of them taking place at the dark epicenter of state terror, the Naval School of Mechanics. An estimated five thousand citizens were sent to the school for “processing”; very few survived the ordeal. Many were dropped from airplanes into the Pacific Ocean.
Nine death flight pilots are among the defendants, as is the notorious former intelligence officer and brutal kidnapper Alfredo Astiz, also known as El Ángel Rubio de la Muerte, or the Blond Angel of Death. In this context, it may be useful to recall an interview given by Mr. Astiz in 1998, first published in Tres Puntos; sub-headings and photos added by DP.
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