9/11 in 1973 Chile

Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet (Photo credit: a-birdie)

I have to share this, it is important because fewer people outside Chile may know about this 9/11 which was no less tragic than what happened on September 11, 2001 in New York. Still, one wonders how dictators like Augusto Pinochet had the sympathy of former Prime Ministers  Margaret Thatcher (UK) and Dr. Mahathir Mohammad (Malaysia). Now, Barak Obama, President of the United States wants to ‘teach’ Syria a lesson.  Has the United States itself learned anything from its past actions in the Middle East that only resulted in continuing conflict and destruction? How many more innocent people must die for nothing?

See the other 9/11 and ask yourself, if this is justified. People are getting tired of war and lies.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/9/40_years_after_chile_coup_family

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Baroness Privatization R.I.P.

former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatche...
former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in October 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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I wasn’t overjoyed or saddened at the news of Margaret Thatcher’s demise. She was the UK’s first woman Prime Minister, yet seemed less concerned about what concerned most women  – their children. I’m not British, and seeing the trend of ‘capitalist’ and ‘neo-liberal’ behavior she set in motion in Britain and in other countries of similar economic persuasion during her term as PM, I might feel glad not  being a claimant of her legacy. Continue reading “Baroness Privatization R.I.P.”