Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dead Monster

U.S. Ruling Class Policy via BushI saw news of Pinochet's death on Univision while in the laundry-mat yesterday. I caught part of it over the noise of the dryers, but the noise and my translation skills left a bit more out than desired. That said, it was obvious that Univision was treating it as somewhat of an unfortunate event. No mention of the over 14,000 Chileans he brutally killed during his fascist reign after the murderous coup the CIA helped him orchestrate in order to dispose of the democratically elected Allende. While the death of a monster like Pinochet is no sad thing, it allowed him to escape the justice that several governments, including Spain, might have brought him to. The ruling class has had two close calls this year, first with Ken Lay, now with Pinochet, in which the perpetrators of such unthinkable crimes escape justice through a premature death.
The Atrocities of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and the United States
But The Band Plays On
Death of a Pig
An Open Letter to Henry Kissinger from One of Pinochet's Political Prisoners

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves." - Henry Kissinger

Kissinger, engineer of the first 9-11, is still a big supporter of democracy today, as is big daddy Bush (GHWB).
Tales From the Crypt: Pinochet, the Bushes and Fake Miracles
Death of a dictator


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