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Witness - Orlando Letelier

September 23, 2011 ·

What IPS did after the assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt came from the shock of fear and recognition.

BBC radio gives a rich history of the 35th anniversary of the Letelier-Moffitt assassinations featuring Saul Landau and Isabel Letelier.

Pinochet, following the biblical phrase -- the guilty fleeth even when no one pursueth -- imagined Orlando Letelier heading a vast army out to invade Chile and overthrow his illegitimate regime.

But who could have imagined his audacity -- produced by fear and Kissinger's assurances would have led him to order the assassination 3/4 of a mile from the White House.

What IPS did afterward came from the shock of fear and recognition. IPS co-founders Marc Raskin and Dick Barnett appointed Isabel Letelier to the IPS staff and announced IPS would pursue the killers.

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