US knew of planned El Salvador Jesuit murders: Spanish prosecutor [CN-USA]

Thousands of pages of declassified US documents appear to indicate that the CIA and US State Department had foreknowledge of the plan to kill six prominent El Salvador Jesuits in 1989.

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US knew of planned El Salvador Jesuit murders: Spanish prosecutor [CN-USA]
Thousands of pages of declassified US documents appear to indicate that the CIA and US State Department had foreknowledge of the plan to kill six prominent El Salvador Jesuits in 1989.

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[size=3]So which is it? Why read any of it...if this type of contradiction appears in the first few lines? Why imply something so serious and so egregiously foul (that the US knew...)...if it is not factual...a proven fact.

What kind of bogus reporting is this?...don't we get enough of this in the secular media...do we really need it in our religious news media?...lazy and sloppy..."get on the bandwagon" reporting. Is there an Ombudsman at this news outlet...if so, he/she should take a good hard look at this type of reporting.

Just my 2-cents!

Pax Christi

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I hope this helps.

The article doesn’t say this, though. This is as close as it comes:

"The Salvadoran on-line journal, El Faro, reported that William Walker, U.S. ambassador to El Salvador at the time of the killings, sent a cable to the State Department in November 1989 reporting that members of the then-governing right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) had met the day before the murders, to plan the crime.

According to the publication, Walker states in the cable that information in his possession led to a disturbing conclusion: that the murders of Ellacuría and the seven others could be traced back to a Nov. 15 meeting among Roberto D’Aubuisson and his closest followers in COENA (ARENA’s national executive council). "

“Traced back.” Obviously, this is a conclusion reached after the fact. Whether it’s true or not is another matter, and was evidently denied by Salvadorans as being factually correct. But nothing in the article says any U.S. official knew about it in advance, let alone collaborated in it. In any event, it’s all hearsay and conclusions. Even the Spanish court acknowledged that it was “after the fact” knowledge, if it was that.

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"Traced back." Obviously, this is a conclusion reached after the fact. Whether it's true or not is another matter, and was evidently denied by Salvadorans as being factually correct. But nothing in the article says any U.S. official knew about it in advance, let alone collaborated in it. In any event, it's all hearsay and conclusions. Even the Spanish court acknowledged that it was "after the fact" knowledge, if it was that.

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There you go again, being a big showoff with those basic reading comprehension skills.

:blush: Gawrsh, Sam. I just gotta stop that reading.

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