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  •  Re Pinochet (0+ / 0-)

    despite Britain and Spain issuing warrants for Pinochet, the Chileans themselves never arrested or tried Pinochet. they did this (or not did it) because they were trying o restore peace in their country, they decided to forgive and forget.

    I visit Chile every year, I have family there. Chileans don't seem to hold the resentments against the USA for Pinochet like some Americans seem to.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:14:11 PM PDT

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    •  Pinochet was a monster (3+ / 0-)

      He killed over 3000 people, while many others disappeared.  One of the worst criminals and thugs in history.


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      Claudius Bombarnac, 4kedtongue

      Pinochet was a monster. Not all Chileans are as forgiving as you suggest. And they certainly haven't forgotten. I remember quite well the thousands who demonstrated against him when he returned to Chile. Pinochet was actually under house arrest at the time of his death,  and was indicted for his crimes.

      If they have forgiven and forgotten, why have they continued to prosecute those who committed human rights abuses under Pinochet?

      A good friend of my son is from Chile. His attitude toward Pinochet and those who assisted in his murderous regime is not as benign as you friends.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 06:10:25 AM PDT

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