Sunday, September 09, 2012

September 11th 1973 - USA's First Terrorism In the Modern World


On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed. Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile's economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.

Pinochet murdered over 60,000 Chileans after the coup. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.


The world didn't begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, the victims of US imperialism gave Americans a taste of their own medicine. In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn't America's first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last. The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world. The United States is a pariah state. Spread the good word.