9/11’s history of tragic events

Linked with Jerry Mazza – USA.

Published on Online Journal, by Jerry Mazza, Dec 14, 2007.

In retrospect, how strange it is that on September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, the world’s first democratically-elected Marxist president, died, either by murder or suicide, in a coordinated revolt by army leaders.

The attack was carried out on the presidential palace with planes, rockets, bombs and tanks after Allende rejected a demand to resign. The Coup was led by human piranha General Augusto Pinochet, who went on to rule the country with an iron fist for almost 17 years, meeting his maker on December 10, 2006.

Ironically, 28 years later on the same day, September 11, 2001, we saw the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacked and Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania – the incidents left nearly 3,000 dead.

Chile’s military junta claims fewer than 100 people died. But General Pinochet’s regime in fact exercised its brutal muscle during his reign to torture and murder some 3,000 souls, jail 27,000 more without trial, and send thousands more fleeing the country for asylum. Above and beyond these similarities of events, the Chilean coup was engineered by Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon and Richard Helms’ CIA. The CIA admitted as much on September 11, 1998, another coincidental 9/11 …

… The common thread:

These 911 events, notably Chile, the Mandate of Palestine and the Honduras invasion, all involve the serious subversion of the freedoms of their citizens, whether, Chileans, Palestinians, Hondurans or Americans, especially given the present slaughter of our Constitution and our judicial system. The assault continues to this day, as the CIA admits to Destroying Videos Showing Interrogations.

It is a sad comment that the CIA, having grown out of the Office of Strategic Services post World War II, a war in which America was seen as a liberator not an oppressor, has turned into Harry Truman’s, Dwight Eisenhower’s, and John F Kennedy’s worst nightmare. As they feared and predicted, the CIA has become a shadow army supporting the efforts of an insidious shadow government, pulling political strings all over the world, supporting the most politically regressive regimes, which in turn benefit the interests of multi-national corporations for strategic advantages and profit.

Is that what this American Dream has all come down to, a band of sacrosanct brigands overthrowing governments, including our own, left and right’. If so, the forefathers of this country, like the slain Salvador Allende, must be turning over in their graves. Perhaps it’s time to ring up 9-1-1. The question is can we trust whoever answers? (full text).

(Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York City. Reach him by e-mai. Copyright � 1998-2007 Online Journal – Email Online Journal Editor.)

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