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  •  Very likely I would have failed (9+ / 0-)

    I'm no knife-fighter, and hell, it was just a Swiss Army knife.  I would have been lucky to put a nick in the bill of his big braided cap before I would have been wrestled to the ground and riddled with bullets.

    Not to mention, of course, the new round of repression that would have been unleashed on the country afterwards.

    It does make a good story, but in the end the greater story is how the people of Chile managed to mobilize themselves to vote down Pinochet in those two elections.  Truly inspiring.

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