Saturday, September 11, 2010

Who Killed Salvador Allende?

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The junta headed by Augusto Pinochet was as disingenuous about how Salvador Allende died - 'no, honestly, he killed himself with the AK-47 given to him by Castro' - as it was about any of the millions of Chileans it killed... That's the funny thing about fascist regimes; even when they might be telling the truth it's like they're lying.

Nowadays it's generally accepted that Salvador Allende committed suicide rather than be captured by troops loyal to Pinochet during a coup on this day in 1973; during the days of tyranny that followed, though, the propaganda that he'd died fighting gave much aid and comfort to his supporters.
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