September 17, 2002

Kissinger and Nixon and the Coup in Chile, September 11, 1973

John Judge sends this link to an excellent Web site, and particularly an article called "The Chile Coup: The U.S. Hand". Here is Judge's introductory comment:

Part of our sordid history which is still not fully revealed. Kissinger was indicted in a civil trial suit by the family of Rene Schnieder on September 10, 2001, a story which disappeared. The NYT today revealed that the real US fear of joining international tribunals against war crimes is that top US officials will be charged, not the GIs. Kissinger would be high on that list. The US Navy provided back up for the coup that day by sailing into Santiago harbor, and Green Berets helped to invade the palace and kill Allende as well. Someone I spoke to over the weekend has been compiling the deaths caused by US covert operations and wars around the world. In the last 17 years alone it has crested 15 million. How many more will this world war we are now incinerating claim? JJ

-- By David Cogswell

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