The patriots at the Free Republic love Our Leader's mentors:
Yet Communist dictator Salvador Allende is treated as hero by "progressives", and human rights abuses and deaths are never counted or stand trials in courts.
One man stopped communism there.2 posted on 12/25/2006 9:24:23 PM PST by Sundog (Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. Go Parse.)
Indeed he did. And the media was thankless - of course. Allende was taking money from the KGB. Fact. Allende's party never had more than 34% of the vote. I hope to God we never have to make a choice like Pinochet did here in the US.3 posted on 12/25/2006 9:33:25 PM PST by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
Allende the communist was trying to do to Chile what Chavez is doing to Venezuela right now.4 posted on 12/25/2006 9:36:13 PM PST by Nextrush (Chris Matthews Band: "I get high....I get high.....I get high....McCain.")
Chile is better today in spite of what did or didn't happen
(how can I trust Communist-left wing sources that the MSM consider infallible) under the rule of Pinochet.
If only we could emulate Chile's social security system here our future taxation and debt problems would be helped greatly.
Good for him. Pin a medal on him. Many more tens of thousands would have died under a communist dictatorship.5 posted on 12/25/2006 9:38:05 PM PST by RichardW
More innocents were murdered by Islamicists on one day in September 2001 than in the entire reign of Pinochet.6 posted on 12/25/2006 9:55:42 PM PST by Brilliant[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]
["According to a government report that included testimony from more than 30,000 people, his government killed at least 3,197 people and tortured about 29,000." --JC]To: cpdiii
Exactly: and the same can be said for the Spanish Republic (yeah they were supported by Hitler-blah( evil), but at least they were anti-communist). It later turned Parliamentarian..!9 posted on 12/25/2006 11:01:16 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.pence08.com)
Pinochet was a Hero, as are many fine anti-communist/leftist South Americans..
We should have emulated him in Iraq rather than on insisting upon "democracy", it would have made our job much easier in the long run/IMO!.
Good point, a lot of similarities can be found between Pinochet and Franco - they both saved their countries from totalitarian Communism, both were branded fascist dictators while doing that, and both set their countries' course toward constitutional democratic Republics.10 posted on 12/25/2006 11:55:18 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
Socialists in both countries (and elsewhere) are trying to rewrite history, as they usually do as it's their primary tool of propaganda and establishment of permanent socialist government.
There was an article recently about new government in Spain revising the 1930's and trying to change the names of streets and cultural or historical places... Fortunately, there's a backlash from significant portion of population that had family members killed and that remebers atrocities of the Communists before Spanish Civil War.