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  • Venezuela Desperately Needs a Pinochet

    02/02/2019 9:45:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 2, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    That Castroite Cubans not only influence the relevant power centers in socialist-destroyed Venezuela (i.e. military & secret police,) but staff and control these power centers, must be old- hat to Townhall readers by now.It’s been the catastrophic state of affairs for years by now: “Venezuela today is a country that is practically occupied by the henchmen of two international criminals, Cuba's Castro brothers,” declared Luis Miquilena who served as Hugo Chavez’s Minister of Justice for three years before finally resigning in disgust. “They (the Cubans) have introduced in Venezuela a true army of occupation. The Cubans run the maritime ports,...
  • Caught Red-Handed

    03/24/2011 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 24, 2011 | Staff
    Freedom's Enemies: A collaborator of the Rosenbergs admits his previously unknown Soviet espionage more than 60 years after the fact. It's just the latest revelation that the anti-communists of that era were right. The "innocent victims" of the Red Scare were once legion — like suave U.S. envoy Alger Hiss, who doubled as a Soviet spy chief, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who gave Moscow A-bomb plans. The latest debunking of this myth is Rosenberg fellow spy Morton Sobell, who finally admitted it in 2008. But in a December interview with Ronald Radosh and Steven Usdin, Sobell, 93, added that...
  • Chile's communist crisis

    12/26/2003 8:15:05 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 104+ views
    UPI ^ | 12 27 03 | Manuel Fuentes
    Chile's extreme militant left is reorganizing around the Patriotic Front Manuel Rodriguez -- or FPMR -- but only the Communist Party seems to be noticing. Most politicians, concerned with their own pre-election internal squabbles, have ignored the process. But the communists, the only remaining legal institution of the Marxist left, paid considerable attention. The government, kept informed by the Defense Ministry, apparently preferred to turn a blind eye to the rebuilding of the FPMR. Rocking the boat would have overshadowed the tributes that it lavished on former president Salvador Allende in September as part of its of national and international...

    02/19/2004 11:56:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 187+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/04
    <p>February 20, 2004 -- Remember "Missing," the 1982 movie by left-wing director Costa-Gavras, which starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek? The hit film accused the U.S. government of complicity in the disappearance and murder of a young New Yorker in the days following the 1973 military coup that toppled Chile's Marxist president, Salvador Allende, from power.</p>
  • Chilean Film “No” Perpetuates Soviet Propaganda

    03/16/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 16 replies
    Insight Sur ^ | March 4, 2013 | Insight Sur
    Chilean film “No” recently vaulted into international consciousness after winning the Art Cinema Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, for its depiction of a plebiscite in 1988, in which General Augusto Pinochet peacefully relinquished his power after 7 years and 6 months as President. The film generated a wave of international coverage, and brought the spotlight back to the administration of Pinochet, who passed away in 2006. Much of the focus of attention has placed more emphasis on his administration than the film itself. In 1976, the KGB approved “Operation TOUCAN,” as a propaganda initiative to capitalize on Pinochet’s...
  • Analysis of Allende remains confirms suicide verdict

    07/20/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 7/19/2011 | AFP
    An analysis of the exhumed remains of former Chilean president Salvador Allende has confirmed that he committed suicide during the September 1973 coup against his regime that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. Experts studying the remains of Salvador Allende concluded the former president committed suicide as soldiers involved in a 1973 coup closed in on the presidential palace, the late leader's daughter said Tuesday. "The conclusion is the same one that the Allende family had already reached," said Senator Isabel Allende. "On September 11, 1973, faced with extreme circumstances, he made the decision to take his own life instead...
  • The Left's Big Lie On Allende

    07/21/2011 6:19:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    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...
  • Remains of Chile's Allende are exhumed to determine cause of death [during 1973 coup]

    05/23/2011 1:51:46 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 11 replies
    (English-language translation) The remains of former Chilean President Salvador Allende were exhumed on Monday to clarify whether he committed suicide, as the most accepted version affirms, or was executed during the coup that established Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1973. The act, which was ordered by Judge Mario Carroza, took place in the Allende family mausoleum at the General Cemetery in Santiago as part of an investigation that opened in February when, after almost 38 years, the causes of death of the former socialist leader amid the bombardment of the Presidential Palace on September 11, 1973 are being sought. Upon their...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Alleged Pinochet victim turns up alive in Chile

    11/19/2008 9:04:56 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 551+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 18, 2008 | EDUARDO GALLARDO
    <p>SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The reappearance of a man who was officially dead has shaken and outraged some in Chile, a nation that mourns 1,196 other political prisoners who vanished in the hands of a military dictatorship.</p> <p>Human rights judge Carlos Gajardo said Tuesday he was questioning German Cofre, who turned up alive this month — and with a second family in Argentina.</p>
  • Before ’73 Coup, Chile Tried to Find the Right Software for Socialism

    03/28/2008 9:03:45 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 19 replies · 887+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES March 28, 2008 Santiago Journal Before ’73 Coup, Chile Tried to Find the Right Software for Socialism By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO SANTIAGO, Chile — When military forces loyal to Gen. Augusto Pinochet staged a coup here in September 1973, they made a surprising discovery. Salvador Allende’s Socialist government had quietly embarked on a novel experiment to manage Chile’s economy using a clunky mainframe computer and a network of telex machines. The project, called Cybersyn, was the brainchild of A. Stafford Beer, a visionary Briton who employed his “cybernetic” concepts to help Mr. Allende find an alternative to...
  • Salvador Allende, KGB agent

    12/08/2007 12:08:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 63 replies · 165+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    <p>Salvador Allende Gossens of Chile was an icon of the American left, the first Marxist to assume office via the ballot box. The CIA has been blamed for his overthrow and death, further enhancing his cult standing in Cambridge, Berkeley, and Ann Arbor. Now, 35 years after his election, a book being published today in the U.K., The Mitrokhin Archive, Volume II: the KGB and the World, reveals that Allende was in fact a KGB asset, on the payroll. The London Sunday Times published a valuable summary yesterday.</p>
  • Two Dictators of Chile: Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet

    06/07/2007 3:55:08 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 327+ views
    Associated Content ^ | June 4, 2007 | G. Stolyarov II
    Two dictators, Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet, both brought tremendous suffering upon the Chilean people -- one through his socialist policies and nationalization of industry, and the other through systematic campaigns of terror.
  • Michelle Bachelet: a Pinochet-hating a Soviet apparatchik

    12/16/2006 12:46:46 PM PST · by lqclamar · 93 replies · 1,496+ views
    10/18/2006 | self
    Michelle Bachelet is the current commie president of Chile who made news all week by trashing Gen. Augusto Pinochet after he died. She adamantly refused to give state recognition for Pinochet's funeral, as is customary for former Chilean presidents when they die. Before his death Bachelet was one of the main driving forces attempting to get Pinochet prosecuted for "war crimes" against the dozens of Castro-backed marxist terror cells that he stamped out during his rule. At the funeral earlier this week Pinochet's grandson Augusto Pinochet Molina, a Chilean army captain, praised his grandfather's legacy. Bachelet retaliated against Molina for...
  • Allende: the untold story

    12/14/2006 8:02:01 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 19 replies · 1,427+ views
    Front Page ^ | Dec. 14, 2006 | Humberto Fontova
    Allende: The Untold Story By Humberto Fontova | December 14, 2006 To read the mainstream media lately you'd think Augusto Pinochet's villainous henchmen, while twirling their pointy black moustaches and snickering maliciously, overthrew a Chilean "President" (Salvador Allende) somewhere on the order of Jimmy Carter. Then they lined up 3000 harmless sociology professors and innocent leftist parliamentarians and shot them, for the sheer heck of it. The real story, as you might imagine, is a tad more complicated—despite the media/academia Black Legend regarding Chile. Upon Stalin's death in 1953, Chilean Communists held a "Homage to Stalin" in Santiago's Baquedano...
  • A Dictator's Double Standard ( Pinochet versus Castro )

    12/12/2006 7:07:09 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,117+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2006
    Pinochet tortured and murdered. His legacy is Latin America's most successful country. In the past 15 years, Chile's economy has grown at twice the regional average, and its poverty rate has been halved. It's leaving behind the developing world, where all of its neighbors remain mired. It also has a vibrant democracy... Like it or not, Mr. Pinochet had something to do with this success. To the dismay of every economic minister in Latin America, he introduced the free-market policies that produced the Chilean economic miracle -- and that not even Allende's socialist successors have dared reverse. He also accepted...
  • Remembering Anolther 9/11 [1973 Coup Ousted Chile's Red Regime]

    09/10/2006 6:45:29 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 5 replies · 1,036+ views
    Human Events | 9/15/2003 | James R. Whelan
    Remembering Another 9/11 Allende's 1973 Ouster Halted Communist Rule in Chile Henry Kissinger once quipped that Chile was a dagger pointed straight at the heart of Antarctica. That quip melted in the white heat of another 9/11--Sept. 11, 1973, when the Chilean military ousted from power the first Marxist-Leninist regime to reach power via the ballot box. The revolution that put an end to the government of Salvador Allende Gossens would become the most successful in the history of Latin America. It would also become the most reviled in the annals of Latin America. Since--by comparison with other major...
  • How 'weak' Allende was left out in the cold by the KGB (History)

    09/19/2005 11:18:54 AM PDT · by REactor · 19 replies · 707+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | September 19, 2005 | Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
    In the second exclusive extract from The Mitrokhin Archive II, the historian Christopher Andrew and KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin reveal how the Soviet Union influenced the rise and fall of the first democratically elected Marxist leaderBY FAR the most important of the KGB's contacts in South America was Salvador Allende Gossens (codenamed Leader by the KGB), whose election as President of Chile in 1970 was hailed as “a revolutionary blow to the imperialist system in Latin America”. Allende was the first Marxist anywhere in the world to win power through the ballot box. He was unlike any stereotype of a...
  • The Other September 11

    09/11/2005 2:51:54 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 454+ views ^ | 2005.09.11 | B-Chan
    Thirty-one years ago today.How Pinochet Saved Chile From Communism
  • Was Salvador Allende a Racist?

    05/24/2005 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 300+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 05/24/05 | Jens Glüsing and Christian Habbe
    Was Salvador Allende a Racist? By Jens Glüsing and Christian Habbe A new book on Chilean President Salvador Allende is causing a stir by suggesting that the now-legendary icon of the left -- who killed himself during a 1973 putsch -- was both racist and anti-Semitic. His family and loyalists insist the book's author is committing a "gigantic fraud of history." AFP Less than a month before the fatal coup, Chilean President Salvador Allende stands next to General Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew him and set up a military dictatorship that lasted until 1990. The medical department's library at the university...