Sunday, January 22, 2012

Question: 785 Divide and Drool

__X__ was a special Military Intelligence service of the Argentine Army whose structure was set up in the late 1970s, active in the Dirty War and Operation Condor, and disbanded in 2000. Its personnel collected information on and infiltrated Guerrilla groups and Human RIghts organisations, and coordinated killings, kidnappings and other abuses.

The Peruvian government is known to have collaborated with members of the group in the kidnapping, torture and disappearance of a group of Montoneros living in exile in Lima in June 1980.

On 1 January 2010, President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina ordered that documents pertaining to __X__be declassified.

The __X__ reported directly to __Y__, who was, at that time, the President of Argentina.
In April 1982, after __Y__ had been in office for four months and with his popularity low, Argentine forces invaded the lightly defended__Z___, administered by the UK and a long-standing Argentine territorial claim.

 In Argentina the invasion was enormously popular, and the anti-junta demonstrations were replaced by patriotic demonstrations in support of __Y__.

__Y__, and most of his government, thought that the United Kingdom would never respond militarily and even in the worst case scenario the United States would not interfere after the support given by the Junta to the CIA in its exploits in Nicaragua. However, after diplomatic pressure and negotiations led nowhere, the UK government, led by the Margaret Thatcher, decided to re-take __Z__, and deployed naval task forces to do so. Despite the numerical and geographic advantages held by Argentina, the superior training and technology of the British armed forces ensured British victory in the _Z__ within two months

Id X, Y and Z.