One of the things that makes me write about politics is the utter hypocrisy from all politicians and those who support them. It’s the mentality that it’s all good as long as it those doing it agrees with the agenda of the politico. If it’s the other side then its all bad, corrupt, even. In nation states relationships, this is even more pronounced by the so-called developed countries and especially the superpower. The United States political elites love to talk about U.S. superiority in politics, economy and morality. U.S. diplomacy carries an air of superiority over all others. Donald Trump has made this more pronounced with his nativist attitudes towards the rest of the world. The United States does not stand alone on this as Great Britain is the biggest hypocrite when it comes to other countries, taking and demanding subservience at the expense of the other populations.
Right now, the single loudest political narrative is about the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections. This is from all sides, the Trump side, the GOP side and the Democrats. All are arguing about Russian interference in the elections. All are missing the hypocrisy in their indignation of how dare the Russians interfere in our elections.
Kettle, meet kettle as in the biggest culprit in nation building is the United States. Nation building is not about showing leadership by encouraging other countries to copy the political model for success, but rather the United States nation builds by usurping the Democracy of other countries for the benefit of the United States’ foreign policy agenda. The United States has no problem imposing a puppet government, at the expense of the people, to create a government that cow tails to the whims of U.S. imperialism.
Augusto Pinochet is the prime example of this.
On September 11, 1973, the United States government imposed Augusto Pinochet Ugarte upon the people of Chile ostensibly to keep Communism at bay. For almost two decades, Pinochet brought nothing but horror to the people of Chile. The people of Chile had elected themselves Salvador Allende to lead them, but the United States’ foreign policy felt that the people of Chile weren’t up to the task of governing themselves, so the Richard Nixon presidency unleashed Augusto Pinochet.
Pinochet’s government resulted in more than 3,000 Chileans disappeared or killed and 28,000, according to government reports, were tortured. But human rights abuses weren’t enough for Pinochet. Years after he stepped down, the Chilean people learned that Pinochet had $28 million in secret bank accounts. Not only was Pinochet a murderer but he was also a thief.
Although Augusto Pinochet’s numerous human rights violations were well-documented he protected himself from prosecution by keeping himself in power in Chile through various schemes of naming or appointing himself to military and government offices. In 1998, Pinochet was arrested in Britain on human rights violations issued by a Spanish judge, but through the intervention of Margaret Thatcher and U.S. politicos, Pinochet was allowed to leave Britain and return to Chile. The Spanish judge had levied charges of genocide, torture and murder against Pinochet.
Augusto Pinochet died in 2006, still proclaiming that the Chilean people loved him, although he had lived in virtual seclusion for the last six, or so years of his life.
During his rule of Chile, Pinochet claimed that he was guided by “the spiritual force of God.” Sound familiar?
Why was Pinochet allowed to commit crimes against humanity? Because it was the “firm and continued policy that Allende be overthrown by a coup…and… it is imperative that these actions be implemented clandestinely and securely,” so that the involvement of the United States government and “American hand be well hidden.” This from a declassified CIA deputy director’s 1970 secret memorandum.
Richard Nixon wanted the “economy to scream” in Chile to “prevent Allende from coming to power or to unseat him.” In 2008, through the posting of previously classified documents on its website, the CIA admitted to its involvement in the overthrow of the Allende government and the help it provided Pinochet to take control of Chile.
Henry Kissinger, the architect of worldwide population control to keep the United States from dealing with rising power bases from other countries, expressed “friendship” and sympathy” for Pinochet while he was under house arrest in Britain, according to previously secret documents declassified in 1999. Kissinger, in a 2001 PBS interview argued that the nexus for propping up Pinochet and removing from office Allende, was because “Allende won by 36% of the vote,” arguing that “technically 64% of the people” in Chile were against Allende.
But Henry Kissinger’s private manifestations of support for Pinochet were not the only Kissinger involvement in the Pinochet affair. Henry Kissinger established a clandestine committee during Richard Nixon’s presidency that spent years looking at how to destabilize Chile. The 40 Committee approved $400,000 for anti-Allende propaganda.
Kissinger is quoted as stating, “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people,” during one 40 Committee meeting discussing Chilean internal politics. When you note that Henry Kissinger has been advising Donald Trump on international affairs, you can readily see where the “shit hole” countries mentality comes from.
So, the question you should all be asking yourselves today, is why the outrage over Russian interference in the 2016 elections? Most of you are mum about the involvement of the United States in imposing a murderer on the Chilean people.
Hypocrisy, my name is the American people.
In tomorrow’s issue, I’ll reveal to you the first documented state-sponsored act of terror in the United States and who was behind it. Hint, it wasn’t Jihadist Muslims.