You do know that Salvador Allende was a Marxist and committed suicide, don't you?We turn now to another September 11: September 11, 1973.
30 years ago today, the democratically elected President of Chile Salvador Allende was overthrown and died in a bloody CIA backed military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.
Pinochet oversaw the killing of at least 3,000 Chileans during a brutal 17-year military reign, which lasted until 1990.
The coup was backed by then-President Nixon and Secretary of State National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger. Salvador Allende was honored yesterday in a ceremony at the palace were he died 30 years ago.
And that the CIA and Nixon had NOTHING to do with the coup. Ir is your hatred of Nixon and you love of Marxist that twists your opinion!
Foreign involvement in Chile during Allende's presidency[edit source | editbeta]
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Main article: United States intervention in Chile
Declassified documents related to the military coup have shown that although the CIA didn't "instigate" the 1973 coup, they were well aware of it and knew about it in advance. However, the US refused to "provide any assistance" because it was "strictly an internal Chilean matter." According to CIA documents, the United States "probably appeared to condone [the coup]," considering their intelligence collection and active participation in positively slanting propaganda in 1974 to place Pinochet and his military government in a positive light.