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Chile seeks extradition of ex-U.S. military officer in 1973 death (Lemmon/Spacek movie 'Missing')
LA Times ^ | 11/30/11 | Gutierrez and Chris Kraul

Posted on 12/02/2011 7:44:59 AM PST by Libloather

Chile seeks extradition of ex-U.S. military officer in 1973 death
November 30, 2011 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Santiago, Chile, and Bogota, — A Chilean judge is seeking the extradition of a former U.S. military officer to face murder charges in the 1973 slaying of freelance journalist and filmmaker Charles Horman, a case dramatized in the Oscar-winning film "Missing," court sources confirmed Tuesday.

Judge Jorge Zepeda wants former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis, whose whereabouts were not immediately clear Tuesday, to face trial in Chile for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Horman and U.S. student Frank Teruggi. The two Americans were arrested and executed by Chilean forces shortly after President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup on Sept. 11, 1973.

Horman, 31, was working as a screenwriter for state-run Chile Films when military rebel forces led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet attacked the presidential palace La Moneda. Allende committed suicide that day rather than surrender.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1973; chile; military; officer
Wife of former US Navy captain sought for extradition to Chile says he has Alzheimer’s
1 posted on 12/02/2011 7:45:06 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

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2 posted on 12/02/2011 7:50:39 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Libloather

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3 posted on 12/02/2011 7:54:02 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Libloather
Allende reportedly killed himself with an AK-47 presented to him by Fidel Castro.

Wish Castro would give an AK to Chavez...

4 posted on 12/02/2011 7:57:10 AM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: fishtank

5 posted on 12/02/2011 7:57:17 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Libloather
Horman, 31, was working as a screenwriter for state-run Chile Films

What an unfortunate choice for him: Lying for a living, to help a Communist government confiscate people's property and imprison them. If you spy for the bad guys, sometimes you get shot.

6 posted on 12/02/2011 8:03:45 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Libloather

This won’t go anywhere.

With all the recent commie student protests in Santiago, the old communist Allende supporters seem to think they have regained power.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 8:06:20 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: dfwgator

I have not met one Chilean who thinks Pinochet did anything unnecessary in the important efforts to clean out the USSR supported communists with Allende.

Maybe we need a Pinochet here to clean out our anti-freedom subversives.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 8:14:24 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: X-spurt
Maybe we need a Pinochet here to clean out our anti-freedom subversives.

Maybe.

9 posted on 12/02/2011 8:15:41 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Libloather
Judge Jorge Zepeda wants former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis, whose whereabouts were not immediately clear Tuesday, to face trial in Chile for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Horman and U.S. student Frank Teruggi.

I was gonna say... a Navy captain would have been in his mid-forties, minumum. 38 years on Capt. Ray Davis would be pretty darned old.

10 posted on 12/02/2011 8:19:48 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: Libloather
There is the one unfortunate detail: Horman's body was never found.

His supposed remains were DNA tested and turned up negative.

No one knows where Horman is and what actually happened to him.

It cannot even be conclusively proven that he is dead.

The portrayal of Horman in Missing by hyperleftist director Costa-Gavras is very carefully crafted, with little fact in it.

11 posted on 12/02/2011 8:31:01 AM PST by wideawake
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To: X-spurt
Maybe we need a Pinochet here to clean out our anti-freedom subversives.

Maybe the liberals are thinking the same thing? Better watch out.

12 posted on 12/02/2011 8:37:34 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Libloather

I don’t see extradition happening. In the first place, Captain Davis is ill, terminally ill. In the second place, these kind of cases can take years to resolve. I applaud Mrs. Davis refusing to tell what facility Captain Davis is living in. The family doesn’t need to have the poor man tormented.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 8:40:49 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

Oh, I am cerain the liberals are thinking the same thing. Our advantage is, for the most part, conservatives are not metro-sexuals and are not afraid of guns or afraid to use guns to protect the Constitution.

Chile still does not have our 2nd Amendment advantage.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 8:51:33 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: SoJoCo
Plus, he had diplomatic immunity at the time. So how can he be extradited now?

In addition, the Chilean 'prosecutor' has no evidence of Davis' direct involvement, just bull---- allegations that someone at the US embassy gave Pinochet's intelligence services a list of American 'subversives' living in Chile, as if Pinochet's guys wouldn't have already known who they were.

You can bet Holder will work to extradite him, while actively covering up his own conspiracy in the gun walking project.

15 posted on 12/02/2011 8:52:51 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: X-spurt
Pinochet is one of the great men of history. Naturally, as soon as he had managed to avert the making of a Soviet satellite out of his country, the Left turned on him. Allende, like Castro and Guevara, is a hero to them. Not the patriot who saved their country from Cubanization.

Chile is now able to afford its elected Left, which is free; all thanks to Pinochet. 3,000 Marxist scumbags were "disappeared" during his reign. Boo-frickin'-Hoo!

BTW, Chile's Social Security Program is worthy of serious study as a new model for our own. Too bad about Herman and the Axelrod Bimbos from Left field. He understood it. I hope he is at least in the next cabinet!

16 posted on 12/02/2011 8:54:15 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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17 posted on 12/02/2011 8:56:32 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator
Speaking of "Models," Chile has a booming economy, while across the Andes, Argentina is busily turning itself into a complete and uutterly failed state with massive "social" programs, millions of illegal aliens, and far-left leadership.

The aim of the Chilean Left and their pals in the US is to make Chile and the US the same sort of failed socialist state. We are the new Argentina!

18 posted on 12/02/2011 9:07:41 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?)
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To: X-spurt

Yeah but you’re advocating a Pinochet-style military takeover. What makes you so sure that the general taking over isn’t a Democrat?


19 posted on 12/02/2011 9:53:10 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: pierrem15
Plus, he had diplomatic immunity at the time. So how can he be extradited now?

He doesn't have it now, so they can try to get him back there. Now, what his status then would do to the case if they did extradite him would, I assume, depend in Chilean law.

You can bet Holder will work to extradite him, while actively covering up his own conspiracy in the gun walking project.

No, I wouldn't count on Holder dragging his feet trying to prevent it. Fortunately any decent attorney can keep it tied up in knots until after Holder is gone.

20 posted on 12/02/2011 9:57:02 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

I was trying to be subtle, not looking for a Generale to save our butts, I really was meaning WE SAVE OUR OWN BUTT through R2.

Even so, I would trust our General Staff much more than the current occupier of the Whiteyhut. dem or not, they are not likely to be socialist/communist or hating America


21 posted on 12/02/2011 10:40:23 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: dfwgator

While what Pinochet did was necessary because Allende was working to make Chile a Cuban satellite, it is a bit much to call him a hero.

The military was essentially asked by the Congress and the Supreme Court to launch a coup to stop Allende’s abuse of the Constitution. Had they simply done that an allow a civilian government to replace Allende and undo the damage Allende had caused, he would have been a hero.

But then, the junta dissolved the Congress and abolished all political parties and imposed a rotating Presidency. Pinochet then decided that the rotating presidency would start and end with himself.

He prevented Chile from becoming what Venezuela is now, but he also was a dictator of a country with a that had seen decades of peaceful constitutional government and he overthrew not just a budding dictator, but the Constitution he claimed to be protecting.

A better man than Fidel Castro? Yes, but not a real hero.


22 posted on 12/02/2011 2:14:14 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

Pinochet did what he had to do, just like Franco in Spain.

Chile is much better off today because of Pinochet.


23 posted on 12/02/2011 2:15:59 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator

If Franco had been defeated by the Leftists in the Spanish Civil War, their military would have been in tatters and they would certainly have fallen to the Nazis - and that would have had a tremendous impact on the outcome of WW2.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 9:56:10 PM PST by Borges
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