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Monday, December 11, 2006

Pinochet's Dead, White House Calls His Dictatorship "A Difficult Period In Chilean History."

Augusto Pinochet is dead, and the White House called his dictatorship "a difficult period in Chilean history."

I guess you could call it a difficult period in Chilean history if you consider systematic torture, murder, illegal detention, and "disappearances" to be a "difficult" thing. God damn these people are ignorant to the facts. Jesus Christ, he was accused of crimes against humanity and all the White House can muster up is that his period of rule was a difficult one. Gee, ya think? Tell that to the families of his victims. Tell that to his victims that were lucky enough to survive. Gee, we're sorry that you had to endure a difficult period but look on the bright side, your country survived that difficult period.

It's not surprising that the United States would make a half-assed statement regarding Pinochet's death yesterday. After all, the United States is at the very least partially responsible for Pinochet's reign of terror. The United States backed his coup d'├ętat against Chilean President Salvador Allende. If you don't believe me, I suggest that you do your own research. You'll be surprised at what you find out about the role the United States government played in ultimately bringing Pinochet's reign of terror down upon innocent people, and not just the Chilean people. If you want to read more about how the United States was involved, start here.

I guess the one good thing that comes out of his death is that he can no longer terrorize people. He can no longer sit there without being held accountable for his terror. He's dead. I wonder how he's enjoying the start of his eternity in hell with all of his other playmates.


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