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The Left's Big Lie On Allende
IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT by Kaslin

History: President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday. Now will the Left stop saying the U.S. and Chile's army did him in?

Except perhaps for Che Guevara, no one has quite been the heroic totem to the global left than the late Marxist president of Chile, whose death in 1973 made him a martyr to socialism.

Allende seemingly legitimized socialism as a democratically elected leader, the first Marxist who in 1970 didn't shoot his way to power.That gave the left hope for more.

Elected with just 36% of the vote in a split election, he believed he had a mandate to ram through a hard-core Marxist program of expropriation and indoctrination like that of his mentor, Cuba's Fidel Castro.

In the process Allende left Chile's economy in ruins and trampled the rule of law so badly he brought his country to the brink of civil war. He was stopped only when the legislature charged him with 22 constitutional violations and ordered Chile's military to oust him.

As Chilean jets strafed La Moneda presidential palace Sept. 11, 1973, Allende shot himself with a gold-plated submachine gun given him by Castro.

At the request of Allende's family, an official investigation in May exhumed the dead man's body, conducted forensic tests and on Tuesday found that, yes, Allende took his own life. It was what his family always believed, consistent with the tone of his final speech and a family history of suicides.

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1 posted on 07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
President Salvador Allende of Chile really did commit suicide in 1973, an inquest concluded on Tuesday... Elected [in 1970] with just 36% of the vote in a split election, he believed he had a mandate to ram through a hard-core Marxist program of expropriation and indoctrination like that of his mentor, Cuba's Fidel Castro. In the process Allende left Chile's economy in ruins and trampled the rule of law so badly he brought his country to the brink of civil war. He was stopped only when the legislature charged him with 22 constitutional violations and ordered Chile's military to oust him. As Chilean jets strafed La Moneda presidential palace Sept. 11, 1973, Allende shot himself with a gold-plated submachine gun given him by Castro. At the request of Allende's family, an official investigation in May exhumed the dead man's body, conducted forensic tests and on Tuesday found that, yes, Allende took his own life. It was what his family always believed, consistent with the tone of his final speech and a family history of suicides.

2 posted on 07/21/2011 6:25:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I guess what they are trying to say is that he had the barrel in his mouth and his toe on the trigger. The entry hole in the roof of his mouth and the empty skull was a clue.


3 posted on 07/21/2011 7:02:17 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: SunkenCiv

Now they should examine the “suicide” of Allende’s daughter Beatrice (in Havana). The communists say “depression”. She was married to a DGI officer. Perhaps she knew too much and they were afraid that she would defect and tell all.

I love conspiracy theories, esp. when they are true.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 8:18:30 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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