Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember the 11th of September (1973)

The US, and the world at large, are captivated with the terrorist crime that took place on September 11, 2001. Rightfully so for this was an inhuman crime which claimed the lives of some 3,000 souls; God only knows who perpetrated this crime - Al Qaeda, the "Hamburg Cell", the CIA, or all of the above?

Yet the US is so quick to forget the first September 11th terrorist operation, which was beyond a doubt, perpetrated by the CIA in Chile, during the year 1973.

The CIA orchestrated a military coup against Chile's democratically elected (Leftist) President Salvador Allende in light of his nationalizations of US-owned companies and the copper industry.

At least sixty lives were lost, including that of Allende, as a result of this military coup and the CIA had paved the way for the military-fascist dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-90) which would faithfully serve the regional interests of the US government and the interests of American capitalists.

Remember the victims of September 11, 2001
Remember the victims of September 11, 1973.


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