About Remember the other victims of 9/11 on this anniversary
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Remember the other victims of 9/11 on this anniversary info
In 1970 President Salvador Allende won the Chilean election despite the United States spending around $430,000 on an anti-Allende propaganda campaign. Soon after hearing news of his win, Allende signed a Statute of Constitutional Guarantees, which stated that he would follow the constitution during his presidency. The first year of the Socialist Allende Government registered economic improvement; the GDP increased 8.6 percent, inflation decreased from 34.9 percent in 1970 to 22.1 percent, and industrial production increased 12 percent.
However, Mr Allende's Socialist socioeconomic government agenda was opposed by the rich and the U.S. which exerted diplomatic, economic, and covert pressure upon Chile's elected socialist government. Therefore, U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to depose President Allende in 1970, immediately after assuming office, with Project FUBELT.
Once Chile was plagued with inflation the United States conducted a campaign to deepen the crisis. Chilean economist Jacobo Schatan writes, "It was clear that the scarcity had been manipulated for political reasons, to create a climate favourable to both a coup and, subsequently, the total change of the economic system.
Onthe 11th September 1973, the government of President Salvador Allende was overthrown by the military in a coup d’état. Some 130,000 people were arrested in a three-year period, the dead and disappeared numbered thousands in the first months of the military government.
The official US policy is confirmed by these statements.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright
|September 12th, 2009||#3|
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Seems like the majority wan't to forget this one from the number of responses!
However, is history repeating itself, think of the pressure the US is placing on leftist South American countries. Socialism is a dirty word in the US (and most of Europe) as we can see from the attempts to reform the health service. That is unless it's applied to bailed out failed financial instititions where it is in vogue!
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Was the Pinoche regieme in Chile brutal? Yes it was. Did it have the backing of the US? Yes it did. However given the time period Latin America was being used as a pawn by both sides in the cold war. Allende was being backed by the Soviets via Cuba so there was more to it than you are alluding to. As far as current Latin American soicalist leaders, Chavez, Morales,Oretega and the now deposed Zavalla or whatever his name is, the current administration seems not be putting any pressure on them to the extent of backing them about Honduras.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
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“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC – AD 65)
Last edited by MontyB; September 13th, 2009 at 02:00..
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Nice little film complete with the old Chilano communist party music . But it still does'nt address the situation as a whole. Everyone knows Pinoche was backed by the US. N o surprises there. Yet you and that little film leave out the Soviet Bloc involvement. As has been stated the cold war was two super powers extending their spheres of influence. It was a bad time for alot of countries all over the world.
|September 13th, 2009||#8|
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No one can predict the future, but how many of our current "world" leaders actually review what has happened in the past and take it into account? What would happen if the west had not sponsored the Taliban against USSR, Israel had not helped to sponsor Hamas?
I find it amusing that the superpowers are quite happy to fight proxy wars in other countries, but then adopt a hurt attitude when those countries say that they don't like being the battleground. But then this reflects the trend of subcontracting combat - a la Blackstone, or whatever they're called today.
|September 13th, 2009||#9|
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Be realistic? What you think I condone or support the policies in regards to Latin America during the cold war? I could give you a laundry list of BS that started in JFK'S Administration and went thru my era with El Sal and Nic. What do you you want a mea culpa?
The only damn thing I' m asking is that both sides be told. It wasn't one sided and both sides screwed the locals for their own ends. What have I been saying that leads to believe I don' t understand that?
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Note how the word 'communism' has crept in as a weapon to get people to think 'oh no all that Stalinist Soviet oppressive stuff. A common mistake is to confuse Socialism, the economic system, with Communism, the political system.
Socialism is liberal. More people (preferably everyone) have some say in how the economy works. Democracy is liberal. More people (preferably everyone) have some say in how the government works. "Democracy," said Marx, "is the road to socialism."
Communism is conservative. Fewer and fewer people (preferably just the Party Secretary) have any say in how the economy works. Republicans are conservative. Fewer and fewer people people controlling the Party figurehead have any say in how the government works.
Last edited by perseus; September 13th, 2009 at 09:15..
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