On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvador Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists (among them famous Chilean folk guitarist Víctor Jara) were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.

Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility were all the “leftists” were rounded up and many were executed on the spot. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.

Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.

The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.

In Chile, the US condoned and helped murder tens of thousands and impoverish millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.

The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.

^^^ reasons why giving Kissinger a Nobel Prize for Peace was the most fucking disgusting thing they could do (yes, he was responsible for this shit, for Operation Condor directly and Operación Silencio covertly).