Pinochet has a heart attack

#2
Why the feck didn't Pinochet's daddy where a condom on that fateful night?
 
#3
Devil_Dog said:
Why the feck didn't Pinochet's daddy where a condom on that fateful night?

It was 91 years ago and maybe condoms were loose knit woollen material, who knows? Pinochet is or was apparently a Catholic, but I'm not sure about the father.
 
#5
mr_angry said:
Am I the only one who can see some of the positive side to what he did for Chile????
Like?
 
#7
Jacques_Bustard said:
Pinochet had a father? I'm staggered!
Yep. His father is variously refered to as Lucifer, the Devil, Satan, The Prince of Evil and several other unsavoury monikers.
 
#9
Well, even though he deposed a democratically elected government and got rid of the Chilean Guardinistas in a very unpleasant manner, he did return Chile quite peacably in the end to democracy and turned it into a relatively prosperous country.

He gave us an awful lot of help in that little unpleasantness with the Argies.

The left will always hate him for being pro American, just like they ignore Castro's (Lack of ) humans rights record 'cos he's anti American.
 
#10
mushroom said:
Well, even though he deposed a democratically elected government and got rid of the Chilean Guardinistas in a very unpleasant manner, he did return Chile quite peacably in the end to democracy and turned it into a relatively prosperous country.

He gave us an awful lot of help in that little unpleasantness with the Argies.

The left will always hate him for being pro American, just like they ignore Castro's (Lack of ) humans rights record 'cos he's anti American.
Don't know what you are smoking,pal, but whatever it is, can I have some?

http://pubs.socialistreviewindex.org.uk/sr224/german1.htm

Pinochet organised the military coup in Chile in 1973 against the elected left government of Salvador Allende, who died defending his presidential palace. The coup smashed all resistance, destroyed the left and trade union movement, and resulted in up to 10,000 deaths. Many more were tortured and thousands were forced into exile to escape these fates.


You can't excuse Pinochet's "excesses" without excusing other brutal regimes like Saddam's.
 
#11
murdering 3000 people is a bit of bother :?
the git was a tyrant who decided he knew more how to run a country than than than politicions he sold out his countrys democracy on orders from a forign intelligence agency. hope he dies in ****ing agony.
Castros a tryant but he rebelled for a dam good reason not because the cia thought it was a good idea CUba still a better place to live than for instance HAITI :(
 
#13
I was simply going to note that on the one occasion I met him, presenting on a joint Anglo-chilean project, he had seemed a very nice little chap.

However I must further note that I cannot believe that we are still having "my dictator is more evil than your's" type willy-waving on this site. Look they are all bad in an iuntrinsic moral sense. some however have a use which helps to promote our own agenda. Yes, if you sup with the devil use a long spoon for practical reasons but it doesn't abate the essential qualities of the relationship...i.e. probably reprehensible!

As for some kind of Location, location take on cuba v. Haiti, well I really am at a loss so I'll go and eat my banaa ice cream - presumably made from the produce of Fairtrade nations rather than banana republics!
 
#14
frenchperson said:
Thatcher and Pinochet ripped to bits by armed peasants in a hail of bullets would have been far more fitting, but I'll settle for this:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6203476.stm


....hurry along now.
I won't be upset when he kicks the bucket. Sooner rather than later.

Shame it didn't happen years ago.

Perhaps the families of his many victims can start to rebuild their lives when his spectre is no longer looming large over them
 
#15
I wonder if we will be talking about Saddam Hussein when he is 91 yrs old. The way thing are going in Iraq I won't be surprised.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/32870

BAGHDAD—The U.S. was forced to free accused war criminal Saddam Hussein Monday following the revelation that the former Iraqi dictator had been arrested in an illegal search. "American special forces neglected to obtain proper warrants before dragging Mr. Hussein from his hiding place outside of Adwar," Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi said in a morning press conference. "In accordance with international law, the Americans had no choice but to free him." Hussein, who is still named as the defendant in hundreds of outstanding civil cases, said his release was proof that the system works.
I know it's "The Onion" and all (so give me a fecking break) but stranger things have happened.
 
#17
I had that Pinochet in the back of my cab one day,
beautiful manners, lovely suit he was wearing.

So I said to him, "So what's Life really all about then General?
And he said, "I wouldn't know mate, every time I come accross the stuff I snuff it out."

Well, I thought that's fair enough, each to his own.
And he gave me a nice large tip when I dropped him off at Claridges.



Laughing my arse off as Rome burns and fools roast
 
#19
Brick,

How is this for some balance? I know it's the BBC but it's the best I could come up with on such short notice.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/63821.stm

The coup in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power in 1973 was the bloodiest in 20th century South America.
More than 3,000 were killed in the September military onslaught, which began when fighter jets bombed the Presidential Palace while the democratically elected President, Salvador Allende, was still inside.
 
#20
Brick, don't be as thick as,
never mind the word socialist did the article contain useful information?

Remember, Paul Bremmer got rid of the Baath party because it had some socialist roots and look what's happened to Iraq?

You don't want to be as thick as an American Pro Consul do you?


Laughing my arse off as Rome burns and Fools roast.
 

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