That other 9/11

Discussion in 'Pandora's Box' started by intellitoke, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Since a thread has already been made to pay respects to what happened in NYC Sept. 11, 2001, there's an other (often hidden or inaccessible) 9/11 which most Americans have little or no awareness of.

    This one happened in 1973 and was far bloodier. In Chile, democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende was overthrown in a CIA-sponsored coup and replaced by military dictator Augusto Pinochet. Allende committed suicide in the presidential palace before he could be taken and assassinated by the fascists and pigs. The new regime, headed by Pinochet, massacred thousands of people, "disappeared" countless, viciously suppressed all dissent, and militarized Chilean society according to the interests of the "free market" model imposed by Washington.

    Let's also keep in mind that the terrorists who hijacked the planes were a direct result of the US' policies in the region, ranging from Iran, Iraq, to Israel/Palestine. You sow, you reap.

    I also pay homage to what happened in 2001, but we cant forget other atrocities or the context in which they occurred.

    link with a more detailed account:

    U.S.-Back Coup: 9/11 Launch of Executions & Torture in Chile 1973 « Kasama
  2. i wasnt aware of that. but thats in the past and theres nothing we can do about it. its just how the u.s. worked back in the day. hell we still work like that just not as secretive about it i guess. but respec to them peeps
  3. Both 9/11 and the Chilean massacres are unfortunate events, simply the products of America's imperialistic foreign policy. The U.S government supported the Taliban by giving them weapons to keep the Russians from invading Afghanistan.

    The US and other "superpowers" are simply playing a global game of chess, trying to secure as many resources as the can from underdeveloped or undeveloped countries. At times we are shown that this game can have disastrous consequences for both the chess pieces and the chessmaster. When will we stop playing these games? When will America finally adopt a foreign and economic policy that does not prey on the weakness of less developed nations?

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