9/11 and the Death of Democracy In Chile

On 9/11 in 1973, the US financed and helped plan the military overthrow of the legally elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile.

Crowds in Santiago celebrating the electoral victory of Salvador Allende

During the military assault, the President died (assassinated or committed suicide to avoid capture) and over the next few years of the vicious and inhuman dictatorship of US-supported Pinochet, several thousand Chileans were imprisoned, tortured, and killed.


What happened in New York on this day 28 years later was also vicious and inhuman. However, it is about time for some reconciliation and regret for the war crimes the US has committed. If any US network or major media even mentions the Chilean anniversary during what will almost certainly be today’s spasm of Trump-like breast-beating, that would be a tiny start.


One Response to 9/11 and the Death of Democracy In Chile

  1. Grandview Citizen says:

    An admission? Not as long as there are people “with power” who were involved. Once they’ve all died, then probably.

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