On February 26, the Associated Press reported that many Chileans had hoped that President Obama would release the classified documents related to the 1973 coup before his upcoming visit to Chile. I certainly hope he does that. But I really doubt he will. Here’s my theory of why the coup happened. The Europeans were angry at America because it had just returned Okinawa to Japan, it had just ended the Vietnam War, and the Europeans were also angry about Richard Nixon’s rapprochement with China. In retaliation, Europe got Chilean President Salvatore Allende to threaten to expropriate American assets in Chile. This made America angry. Not wanting to have American assets expropriated, America overthrew the Allende government.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Chile wants to know the truth
I posted the following article on Blogging for a New World Order.