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April 14, 2010

Files point to DAS “Political Warfare”

Posted in: DAS Scandal

The following images come from files that Colombia’s Prosecutor-General’s Office (Fiscalía) recently turned over to independent Colombian journalist Hollman Morris. They are shocking and seem to confirm some of our worst suspicions.

The Fiscalía is investigating illegal surveillance, wiretaps and intimidation carried out by the DAS, the Colombian Presidency’s intelligence service. The targets of the DAS campaign were opponents of President Álvaro Uribe: opposition politicians, journalists, human rights defenders, and even Supreme Court judges. Hollman Morris, the journalist, was one of those most aggressively followed.

A Fiscalía report issued Saturday concluded that the DAS surveillance of Supreme Court judges “was directed from the Casa de Nariño,” Colombia’s equivalent of the White House.

Here are the files obtained by Hollman Morris, with English translations. They go beyond surveillance and wiretapping to reveal what it calls a “political warfare” campaign of dirty tricks and threats against President Uribe’s political adversaries. They date from 2005, the last year of Jorge Noguera’s tenure as DAS director. Noguera is now on trial facing charges of aggravated homicide. Click on each graphic to view it larger.

COURSES OF ACTION

  • Initiate a smear campaign at the international level, through the following activities
    • Communiqués
    • Inclusion in FARC video
  • Request the suspension of [U.S.] visa

HOLLMAN FELIPE MORRIS RINCÓN

COLOMBIAN JOURNALIST

COURSES OF ACTION

  • Initiate a smear campaign at the international level, through the following:
    • Communiqués
    • Inclusion in FARC video
  • Sabotage actions (steal his passport, ID card, etc.)
FOREIGN TRAVEL

OPERATIVE ACTIONS

  • Location of his residence at (address blurred out by CIP) in Bogotá
  • Constant following of his moves.
Fiscalía delegated to the Supreme Court

Evidence, Box 5 Copy AZ 63 – 2005

January 6 and 7, 2010

(DAS SEAL)

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE

OPERATIONS SUBDIRECTORATE

POLITICAL WARFARE

  • Defend Democracy and the Nation.
  • Create consciousness about the consequences of a communist system.
OPERATIONS

  • AMAZONAS
  • TRANSMILENIO
  • BAHIA

STRATEGIES

Smear campaign

  • Media, Polls, Chat
  • Streets: Distribution of pamphlets, graffiti, flyers, posters, books.
  • Creation of Web pages: Communiqués, denunciations, false accusations.

Sabotage

  • Terrorism: Explosive, incendiary, public services, technology

Pressure

  • Threats, blackmail.
RESULTS

  • Disinform the population in favor of the Government’s detractors.
  • Generate division within the opposition movements.
  • Impede the organization of events convened by the opposition.
  • Ideological transfer. [Unclear to us what this means.]

ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT OF SECURITY [DAS]

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE

OPERATIONS SUBDIRECTORATE

JUNE 2005

REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA

AMAZONAS

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

  • Promote actions beneficial to the State for the 2006 elections.

TARGETS

  • Political parties opposing the State.
  • Constitutional Court.

[ILLEGIBLE] POLITICAL PARTIES

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL FRONT

  • CARLOS GAVIRIA DÍAZ: Generate ties to the FARC ONT (Narco-Terrorist Organization).

LIBERAL PARTY

  • PIEDAD CÓRDOBA: Generate ties with the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia [someone has drawn a question mark pointing to this].
  • HORACIO SERPA URIBE: Generate ties to the ELN.

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC POLE

  • GUSTAVO PETRO: Generate ties to the FARC.
  • ANTONIO NAVARRO: Generate ties to the M-19 and narcotrafficking.
  • WILSON BORJA: Generate sentimental infidelity [i.e., adultery rumors].
  • SAMUEL MORENO: Demonstrate relationship to financial embezzlement.
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

  • JAIME CÓRDOBA TRIVIÑO
  • HUMBERTO SIERRA
  • JAIME ARAÚJO RENTERÍA
  • CLARA INÉS VARGAS HERNÁNDEZ
  • TULIO ALFREDO BELTRÁN SIERRA

STRATEGIES

Smear campaigns, pressure and sabotage.

TRANSMILENIO

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Neutralize the destabilizing actions of NGOs in Colombia and the world.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

Establish their ties with narcoterrorist organizations, in order to put them on trial.

CASES

  • UNDER DEVELOPMENT:
  • PROJECTIONS:
OPERATION PUBLISHER

  • OBJECTIVE: Impede the edition of books
    • EA [we don't know what this stands for]
    • Others
  • STRATEGIES: sabotage and pressure.
  • ACTION: Public services
    Distribution trucks
    Threats
    Judicial warfare

OPERATION HALLOWEN [SIC.]

  • OBJECTIVE: Make the population conscious of the reality of communist ideology.
  • STRATEGIES: smear campaign.
  • ACTION: publish book (10,000 copies) – 7,620 delivered
  • PROJECTIONS: Internet (4,000 copies) – creation of web page
OPERATION ARAUCA

  • OBJECTIVE: Establish ties between CCAJAR (The José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective human rights group) and ELN
  • STRATEGIES: Sabotage
  • ACTION: Exchange message with ELN leader, which will be found during a search of the premises

OPERATION EXCHANGE

  • OBJECTIVE: Neutralize influence in the Inter-American Human Rights Court, Costa Rica
  • STRATEGIES: Smear campaigns and sabotage
  • ACTION: Alliance with foreign intelligence services
    Communications and denunciations on web pages
    Judicial warfare
OPERATION EUROPE

  • OBJECTIVE: Neutralize influence in European Judicial System
    European Parliament Human Rights Committee
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the UN
    National Governments
  • STRATEGIES: Smear campaign
    ACTION: Communiqués and denunciations web pages
    Judicial warfare

OPERATION RISARALDA

  • OBJECTIVE: Generate division between high Redepaz officials (Ana Teresa Bernal) [Bernal, director of the pro-peace group Redepaz, also serves on the government's National Commission for Reconciliation and Reparations]
  • STRATEGIES: Operative investigation
    Smear campaigns and sabotage
  • ACTION: Prove illicit activities of the Redepaz official to obtain economic handouts to obtain political asylum.
    Communiqués
    Delinking her security apparatus (DAS)
OPERATION INTERNET

  • OBJECTIVE: Generate controversy with regard to NGOs
  • STRATEGIES: Smear campaign
  • ACTION: Emission of communiqués through the creation of the pages: Truth and justice corporation, and Colombian Information and Statistical Service for Conflict prevention

OPERATION FOREIGNERS

  • OBJECTIVE: Neutralize the action of foreign citizens who attack State security
  • STRATEGIES: Operative investigations
    Smear campaigns and pressure
  • ACTION: Deportation
    Communiqués and denunciations

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