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  •  Nixon helped overthrow Allende for Pepsi. (10+ / 0-)

    We have a long history of killing people and harming nations to "protect" corporations.

    A Marxist threat to cola sales? Pepsi demands a US coup. Goodbye Allende. Hello Pinochet

    By Gregory Palast
    Sunday 8 November 1998
    guardian.co.uk

    'It is the firm and continuing policy that Allende be overthrown by a coup... Please review all your present and possibly new activities to include propaganda, black operations, surfacing of intelligence or disinformation, personal contacts, or anything else your imagination can conjure...'
    'Eyes only, restricted handling, secret' message. To US station chief, Santiago. From CIA headquarters. 16 October 1970.
    You would be wrong to assume this plan for mayhem was another manifestation of the Cold War between the 'free world' and communism. Much more was at stake: Pepsi-Cola's market share and other matters closer to the heart of corporate America.

    In exclusive interviews with The Observer last week, the former US Ambassador to Chile, Edward Korry, told the story in - and behind - these and other top secret CIA, State Department and White House cables recently released by the National Security Archives. Korry filled in gaps in the story by describing cables still classified, and disclosing information censored in papers now available under the US Freedom of Information Act.

    Not only did the CIA help Pinochet murder thousands of innocent Chileans.

    There was an excellent movie made about the case of an American activist murdered by Pinochet's men during the coup. The movie was called "Missing" and stared Sissy Spasek and Jack Lemmon.

    After forcing the father and wife of the murdered activist to search endlessly through sports stadiums and morgues filled with bodies, threatening their lives, and basically putting them through hell, the government finally admitted he was dead and shipped his body back to the US. When the body arrived (shipped in a cheap wooden box) the father was forced to pay the postage! A final insult from Pres. Nixon's government.

    Not even I expected Romney to let his entitled Lord-of-the-Manor freak flag fly as proudly as he did on Tuesday night ~ Charlie Pierce

    by AuroraDawn on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 03:46:00 PM PST

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