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Argentine ex-dictator sentenced to life in prison

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Videla and Menendez accepted responsibility for the crackdown but claimed they had to act as they did to prevent what they considered would be a greater tragedy—the transformation of Argentina from a conservative Christian society to a Marxist state.

So now they get punished because they didn't want the country to turn into a joke of a Marxist state. I guess now it's one.

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I hope he has many more years of life left in him to spend in prison.

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So if the Marxists won the country over how many of them would be spending time in prison? Shouldn't Castro be in prison then? Didn't he violentlytake over Cuba?

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Shouldn't Castro be in prison then?

Yes, he should. But does that have to do with Argentine and Videla? You don't want to propose that all murderers should be left in peace because we can't get hold of all of them?

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So now they get punished because they didn't want the country to turn into a joke of a Marxist state.

No, they get punished because they ran a network of concentration camps and detention centres where they systematically used barbaric torture, rape, before disappearing people, often by throwing them out of aeroplanes. They also stole an unknown number of children and newborn babies, before disappearing the parents. The total number of disappeared is estimated at between 9000 and 30000. These have been judged crimes against humanity, and those responsible are being called to account for what happened. This is not out of vengeance, this is out of the need for justice, and closure for the tens of thousands of victims, including all those children who, as adults have had to deal with finding out what the people they knew of as their natural parents were responsible for.

And as for calling the current Argentine government a Marxist state, now that is truly a joke.

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Sorry, correction, ignore the last bit, you didn't say the current government is a Marxist state. I take that bit back! The rest stands.

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"No, they get punished because they ran a network of concentration camps and detention centres where they systematically used barbaric torture, rape, before disappearing people, often by throwing them out of aeroplanes. "

Apparently the extreme right approve that kind of behaviour in favour of Marxism.

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Apparently the extreme right approve that kind of behaviour in favour of Marxism.

I do if they do it to Marxist armed groups that try to violently overtake a country. I have no use for these communist groups like the Maoists in Nepal, the FARQ in Peru etc that think that they can overtake the country because they desire paradise. To me they are terrorists and deserve that kind of treatment.

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Extremists are extremists left or right. I've got no time for either.

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Yes they used to say if the mental shock of being thrown out of a plane at altitude didnt kill you then the -50c and hypoxia would and if that didnt then the impact with the ocean would and if all that failed the sharks would be waitng anyway.lol.Certainly Latin America has had more than it fair share of malevolent dictators. Good to see a breath of fresh air is gently sweeping over the continent like a sweet summers breeze.

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