Tuesday, September 16, 2008

US hypocrisy

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I forgot that the 11th September is the anniversary of more than one atrocity.

". . . after all we have said about elections, if the first time a Communist wins the US tries to prevent the constitutional process from coming into play we will look very bad."

These were the words of the US Secretary of State, Wiliam Rogers, to Henry Kissinger. They were discussing what to do about the newly elected socialist government of Salvador Allende in Chile. It was September 1970.

On September 11th 1973 General Augusto Pinochet, with the ideological and material support of the US, launched a coup against the democratically elected government. Allende apparently committed suicide when rebel troops stormed the presidential palace. In the years that followed 200,000 people were tortured, exiled or killed during the junta's politicide.

Now, who are the terrorists again?


Addition:

More powerful US anti-democracy in South America here.

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