Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Chilean Defense squares off with triad US-Colombia-Israel
All indications are that the former interior minister doctrinaire continue a line copied from Colombia and assume the objectives of U.S. Southern Command, established for the base they built in Concon. Meanwhile, in the context of the new crisis in Gaza (Palestine) would seem appropriate that the new minister clarify its ties with Israel. And it is clear the plan will be piñerista of the Armed Forces dedicated to combating the insurgency, crime and drug trafficking, as in Mexico and Colombia.One of the worst ministers evaluated and questioned, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, on November 5 Sebastián Piñera was appointed as a starter in the Defense Ministry. The arrival of the ombudsman, known political profile / doctrinal and prone to argument-based efforts and authoritarian, raised a number of doubts and uncertainties regarding the path that will take the Ministry of Defence. With his predecessor, Andres Allamand right also, this body brought a queue of suspicion and criticism, by clear signs of subordination to foreign policy to apply in Chile, which could be considered in violation of national sovereignty.There are indications that Hinzpeter, from the hand of President Piñera, will seek to push through the so-called 'first National Security and Defence', in particular, opens the door for the military to participate in operations within the territory against national citizens of the country, to take on tasks related to fighting crime in its various forms.Also there are reports that former interior minister will end supporting the Secretary of Defense, Oscar Izurieta (former commander-in-chief, who happened to be a man of the political right and therefore agreed to work in the administration piñerista), where intention of creating an instance from Intelligence called Early Warning Plan, which would be above the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the agencies that perform this function within the Army, Navy and Air Force. This means that you would be giving priority to a superpower of Defense.Installed the idea to create the figure of a National Security Adviser, which some consider almost as a 'minister' or 'Czar' of that area, which in fact would be above civil authorities and official government FF. AA.
To all this is the high expenditure in the budget of the military institutions, the continuing veiled threats to neighboring countries, special considerations and military establishments ideological coincidence of high military commanders with the right, as shown by the political fate virtually all commanders of Army, Navy and Fach when they finish their mission in office. This obviously accommodates Rodrigo Hinzpeter.A recent image shows where could reach the ombudsman of National Renewal militancy in its management at the head of the Defense Ministry. Shortly after taking police agreed to receive the medal of "Honorary" for "his outstanding contribution to the development of the institution" as Minister of theInterior and Public Security.
The support denied citizenship-watched the polls and their decision not to bet on a nomination to Congressthat could lose some security-police gave it. On 15 November, the PDI also paid tribute, where he was given a replica of the service plate used by detectives.Hinzpeter again showed his face, which remain unchanged in Defense. He stepped over the newspaper reports, the concerns of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, of the reports of NHRIs and the latest study by the Human Rights Center at the University Diego Portales, about repression, abuses and crimes committed by members Carabineros (documented in court and led to several soldiers to be processed).He said, before the police troops formed in front of him: "You acted with stoicism and responsibility, often responding and accepting meekly and with nobility such abuse given to them ... I rebelled and I'm going to rebel, I was outraged and I'm to outrage. "All portends that this will be the tone of closeness and Defense work with the generals and admirals.
"A Jew will be the next interior minister and chief of staff to President-elect Piñera" headlined on occasion the Jewish News Agency. In these weeks, Israeli circles in the Israeli Embassy in Tel Aviv and the appointment of Rodrigo Hinzpeter is not to be lost.Various means have long spread the defense minister is now close to American Jewisch Committee(AJC), powerful group of influence in the United States and Latin America. A note on his profile published in the magazine Que Pasa Hinzpeter said "Study is believing Jew ... Judaism and regularly attends an Orthodox synagogue."In August last year The Citizen published an article where Matias Rojas said: "In March 2011, while President Sebastian Pinera effected his Middle East tour, a delegation of the American Jewish Committee, composed of 18 members, was received quietly in the currency Hinzpeter Minister and the ambassadors of the United States, England and Israel. Although the visit lasted three days, the national media did not cover some of what was discussed, who attended and what agreement was reached ... Hinzpeter also listed as a participant of a conference held between Latin American Jewish communities in November 2006, organized by the American Jewish Committee in Miami. The final statement available on the website of the Committee said that the representatives of the various communities "affirm their solidarity with the State of Israel in its historical legitimacy."The leader of the right-wing sector of the Jewish community in Chile, Gabriel Zaliasnik Israelite wrote in Word, which is the defense minister of "people with political leanings and interest that the cause of Israel" should be heard. Congressman Eugenio Tuma said at the time that Hinzpeter "is a militant of the Israeli cause".Itching was caused when the citizen, in his Facebook account, published on November 5 a poster which stated that Rodrigo Hinzpeter had military service in Israel and the inconvenience of someone with such background assumptions could assume the leadership of the Ministry of Chilean Defense (which drew the ire of the Jewish Community of Chile and a subsequent response of the medium through a public statement posted on their website ). Ignacio personero James wrote that "he went to Israel to do his military service to complete their secondary education, which usually lasts two years and three for those who continue their education in the casualty unit Intelligence Mossad . " The note referred to Qué Pasa,Andrés Jana, Hinzpeter personal friend, said that together were "study trip to Israel" at the time of students. Some people put on Twitter that "Hinzpeter is a Mossad agent". Hinzpeter never clarified what happened in Israel, if indeed did military service or received any type of instruction army has not denied links with the Mossad .There are strange things. As he took over as Minister of Defense, on the website of the portfolio, he published his biography and said: "Rodrigo Hinzpeter graduated from Alexander Fleming A67 Liceo"and allusion was not passing through the Hebrew Institute ...Nobody worried about the issue, moreover, could obviate the key role played by Hinzpeter, as Minister of the Interior, in the case of detention of Pakistani Saif Khan , where he put together a plot involving the CIA, a service Private security U.S. Embassy in Chile, the FBI and the PDI.
THE COLOMBIAN LEAGUE There is another issue that can not be ignored. Will Rodrigo Andrés Hinzpeter Allamand line in defense policy to assimilate military, security and intelligence of Colombia, taken at the meeting of Sebastián Piñera, Alberto Espina and Allamand himself with senior military and Colombian agents?The design devised by the far-right former President Alvaro Uribe, materialized in the Democratic Security Policy Document (PSD) which are removed thesis and visions Piñera's government introduced in the text of the First National Security Strategy and Defence by Allamand and now try and impose Hinzpeter resume.Basically, as in Colombia, which is Armed Forces to interfere in matters of internal security, fighting crime and domestic organized crime, and in the fight against violent or subversive groups. That figure includes the National Security Adviser, similar to the Security Council of Colombia, Piñera received instance, Thorn and Allamand, keeping it secret until today what was being discussed and reported. The publication Cambio21mentioned that this project "in academia is related to the Plan Colombia", the legal spearhead U.S. financial and in that nation to fight the guerrillas, narco and lead to the Colombian military . In an interview withCNN, the expert Eduardo Santos said that this whole plan is "bad copy of American reality."Piñera was more than clear on the plan they want to implement and that, so far, was arrested by the Congress. "The global context, said the president-security of all countries has changed today transcends the traditional field of defense, which is the safeguard of sovereignty, territory and the sea of ​​our country, as the emergence of new threats is that expands and extends to issues that were not traditional part of what is meant by the concept of defense and, among these new threats include arms trafficking, drug trafficking, organized crime, piracy and many more. "
Admiral Gonzalez is greeted by head of the Southern Command of the United States, John F. Kelly, during his recent visit to Chile (18 to 20 December). / Photo: Navy communications.
The armed forces stuck in those battles. As inMexico and Colombia, where today all military branches are dark and dramatic linked to corruption and crimes by participating in the "war on drugs" and organized crime.The Democratic Security Plan Uribe lies its power and operate at the Ministry of Defense and the President, the First National Security Strategy and Defense Piñera lies in the Defense Ministry and the Presidency.Both, incidentally, include increasing the budget, and as Chilean Congressmen expressed their objection to defense monies will gain $ 325 million to nearly 700 million U.S. currency, after the repeal of Law Reserved Copper.
The whole plan of the Ministry of Defence has objected to Rodrigo Hinzpeter will have to face, starting questioning belligerent tone against Bolivia andPeru emerged from the current administration piñerista when Jaime Andres Allamand Ravinet and occupied the chair of defense ministers.Deputy Patricio Hales clearly raised the need for "clear confusion between police work and military task" to assume the military He added emphatically: "Chile has to take care not to militarize the fight against crime." The deputy also Ricardo Rincón said "the armed forces have their role defined in the Constitution of the Republic, and in any items are assigned duties in connection with drug trafficking, human trafficking or internal security."On the Early Warning Plan sponsored by former army chief and current deputy defense secretary, Oscar Izurieta, the director of " Aainteligencia "Andrea Lodeiro, wrote that" competition has emerged to control the flow of information between the portfolio Defense and the National Intelligence Agency (ANI), a service that by law is solely responsible for exercising a coordinating role of the National Intelligence System (SIN) ". In line Allamand project, in this case, according to the specialist, opens "the way to advance a plan that would tend to militarize the system lie in defense and administration of highly sensitive information."There is a topic that questions Andera Lodeiro, but that is in tune with the doctrine Hinzpeter. "Among the points which was the tendency to overestimate declaring security strategy as 'politics of policy' and, in this context, to propose the figure of a security advisor with broad access and control over the area of ​​intelligence." Lest the minister to name former prosecutor Alejandro Peña in the post ...
Surely something that Rodrigo Hinzpeter not review and initial without more, is the permanence of the U.S. military base in the town of Concon. As reported in the article by Mauricio Becerra in these pages ( No. 123, April 2012 ), the military unit is in the Fuerte Aguayo, and despite being formally assigned to taskspeacekeepers UN dependency control and operation responds to the Southern Command of the United States. Everything was tuned and done with a handshake former Defense Minister Andres Allamand and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Uruguayan political analyst Raul Zibechi said on October 8 in Punta del Este, in the tenth Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, Panetta "faced with several defense ministers of UNASUR, but had the enthusiastic support of Chile -who was in charge of raising the proposals previously negotiated with thePentagon - and from Colombia, South American allies. He could not prevent Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia,Ecuador, Nicaragua, Suriname and Venezuela refused to accept a system of "humanitarian" military coordinated, while Guyana and Uruguay abstained ". This role of 'spokesman U.S. interests in Latin America', as evidenced in the interview that the citizen was performed in August 2010 to Juan Emilio Cheyre, former commander in chief of the Chilean Army (2002-2006). The Director of the Center for International Studies at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, said, "The Unasur, so far, is a statement of intent. To be successful you need [...] something very important, not having a vision of confrontation with other relevant agencies. The Unasur I do not see to replace the OAS. The OAS is the only forum in America where we sat with the United States and Canada. Consider having illegitimate covenants without the United States and Canada. "

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