Friday, September 11, 2015

9/11 heroes

On 9/11/73 the Chilean military under the leadership of Augusto Pinochet overthrew the ultra popular and legally elected Communist president of Chile, Salvador Allende.  They did this with the blessing and approval of the USA.  Nixon and Kissinger both signed off on the coup and the subsequent crackdown on dissent across Latin America.

A true hero and man of the people right until the end, Allende told his subordinates to leave the presidential palace but he stayed behind knowing that staying meant certain death.  And the right wing Chilean military did indeed murder him with the blessing of the CIA and the US government.

What took place next was nothing short of the rape of Latin America and Chilean people.