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Ecuador’s President Is Right: New ‘Plan Condor’ Is Underway Against South America

March 22, 2016 (EIRNS)—Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa hit the nail on the head when he charged last Friday that the "regime change" operations being unleashed against "progressive" governments of South America are a new "Plan Condor," this time using "submissive judges" and corrupt press.

Correa was referring to the "regime change," or "color revolution" operations, that have been unleashed against the South American governments allied with the BRICS grouping in forging a new, development-centered world order. In the 1970’s, George Shultz’s and Henry Kissinger’s "Operation Condor," like Obama’s replay in Victoria Nuland’s 2014 "Maidan" coup in Ukraine, used Nazi networks which survived the Allied victory against Hitler under the protection of the MI-6 and the Dulles brothers’ CIA, to install military dictatorships which imposed Schachtian (that is, Nazi) economic policies across South America, starting with Pinochet’s bloody dictatorship in Chile.

"They no longer need military dictatorships; they need submissive judges, a corrupt press, and the judicialization of politics,"

Correa said in a March 18 local press conference. As Argentine political scientist Atilio Boron has said, "this new Condor Plan does not seek to disappear people, but the truth."

Pointing to the "very serious" operation against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and former President Lula da Silva, and what is being done against Argentina’s former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the current governments of Bolivia and Venezuela, and his own government, Correa charged that they are seeking

"not only the return of neoliberalism, not only to crush humans ... but are seeking revenge against those progressive leaders who dared to challenge the power of those elites and the hegemonic power of those countries that have always crushed us,"

Correa said.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff spoke similarly today, in a three-hour meeting at the presidential offices with hundreds of lawyers and judges who have formed the group, "Jurists for Legality and In Defense of Democracy," against the Constitutional violations being carried out by the "Clean Hands" judges operation ripping the country apart. The impeachment against me is being run as if Brazil were a parliamentary system, in which political suspicion against a president is a sufficient condition to bring down a president; but we are a presidential system, Rousseff said, in which a president can only be impeached for crimes committed and duly proven. To condemn someone for a crime he or she did not commit is a

"brutal injustice... I was already a victim of that before, during the dictatorship, and I will fight so as to not be a victim again, in full democracy. What is in progress, is a coup d’état against democracy. I will never resign. Those who ask for my resignation ... are trying to hide precisely this coup against democracy."

(For more on Plan Condor, see EIR’s 2005 article, "Nazis, Operation Condor, and Bush’s Privatization Plan.")