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Setting the Record Straight On Allende, Once More
Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2003 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY

Posted on 04/25/2003 8:39:19 AM PDT by Mister Magoo

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:48:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

At 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende made a radio announcement that the Chilean navy had "isolated" the port city of Valparaíso against his command. Within a half-hour there came another broadcast, this one from inside the defense ministry building in Santiago but not from inside the government. It instructed Mr. Allende to hand over his office to Chile's Armed Forces and National Police which, it said were "united" to liberate the country.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allende; chile; communism; coup; dictators; latinamerica; latinamericalist; pinochet; powell
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To: headsonpikes
I just finished reading Orwell's Homage to Catalonia and recommend to anyone interested in the Spanish civil war.
61 posted on 09/12/2003 5:37:04 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Alter Kaker; BlueLancer; curmudgeonII; B-Chan
I did not believe that fascism was conservative value.
Perhaps you are on wrong site.

Ah, that word 'Fascist'!
"X was a Fascist."
Argument over

Standard leftist technique.

Perhaps you are on the wrong site.

62 posted on 09/12/2003 5:41:15 AM PDT by Allan
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To: chilepepper
My friends here in Chile are always telling me that were it not for Pinochet, Chile would be another third-world crap hole with a wrecked economy like all of its neighbors. The biggest grief I get about Pinochet is from North Americans and Europeans that I work with.
63 posted on 09/12/2003 5:42:45 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse

64 posted on 09/12/2003 6:07:16 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Cuttnhorse
'Homage to Catalonia'

One of the great books of the 20th Century!
65 posted on 09/12/2003 6:35:44 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: TheWillardHotel
Hear, hear!
66 posted on 09/12/2003 9:02:37 AM PDT by Mmmike
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