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"Final Speech," Salvador Allende (1973)

The Chilean right wing and the Nixon administration immediately began a campaign to topple the Allende government. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger initiated an "invisible blockade" that helped wreak havoc on the Chilean economy. Internal opposition to the socialist measures of the Allende government coalesced under the leadership of the military, and on September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet carried out a coup d'état. From the presidential palace, which was being bombarded by the Chilean air force, Allende made a last statement to the country before committing suicide, presumably to avoid the humiliation of being arrested by the military. In the aftermath of the coup d'état, thousands of Chileans were arrested and killed by the armed forces.

Allende's Last Words: The First 9/11 - 11 September 1973

In long gone era's in The Netherlands, as FM we had Max van der Stoel ... a giant.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 at 06:01:19 PM EST
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