September 26, 2005

Man, this can't please our leftie friends!

Salvador Allende's sad ending: He was fund-backed by KGB and got killed by a Cuban Agent!

"The fact is that Allende was not a suicide, he was not killed by the military that took the power in September, 1973. During their assault against La Moneda palace, Chilean president was cowardly murdered by one of the Cuba agent [sic] that were in charge of his protection" says Eduardo.

Allende was frightened by the military and wanted to surrender. Before he could do this, he was killed.

Early this month a new book by KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin revealed that Allende, and other leftist leaders in Latin America received money from KGB.

I'm the last to trust a book out of France (hell, one of their best sellers was one that claimed 9/11 was a fake), so I'll take a wait-see attitude on that one. Oh, and Hube -- you won't like this nugget: Costa Rica's José ''Pepe'' Figueres received $300,000 from the KGB for his 1970 presidential campaign and $10,000 afterward.

Posted by Rhodey at September 26, 2005 04:23 PM | TrackBack

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Sheesh. Well, Figueres was a socialist, essentially. (My wife and wife's family are members of the other main political party anyways!) But CRs are fiercely independent, as witnessed by the lack of headway the Soviets made in CR. During the mid-80s when the US leaned on them heavily, they only gave in so much.

It makes sense that the Soviets made little gain there. CR has a long history of maintaining a middle class (unlike most Lat. Am. countries) hence there was little reason to "foment revolution."

On Chile, despite this supposed revelation, I still think the US's actions there were despicable .

Posted by: Hube at September 26, 2005 04:59 PM

Here's the full article translated from spanish.

Thanks for linking my humble blog.


Posted by: luis afonso at September 27, 2005 11:45 PM

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