Monday, December 11, 2006

Good Riddance

Today is Monday, 11 December 2006.

How appropriate were the deaths of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and former U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick within a few days of one another.

By overthrowing the democratically-elected President, Salvador Allende, Pinochet betrayed his oath of allegiance to the people of Chile. He compounded his dishonour by conducting a 17-year reign of terrorism. The icing on the cake was recent revelations that he and his family had embezzled at least $28 million of taxpayer funds.

Far from being a “Hero of Anti-Communism”, as he portrayed himself, he was just another uncommon thief and murderer.

Jeane Kirkpatrick’s corruption was far more profound. She will be remembered, if at all, as the champion of a cynical foreign policy, which argued that the only standard should be selfish American interests, and that therefore the USA/USE should support every friendly dictatorship, no matter the extent and nature of the latter’s crimes against their own people. All while insisting this policy was the epitome of morality.

My only regret regarding their deaths is that neither spent a day in prison for their crimes.

They will not be missed.

1 Comments:

Anonymous P of the Farm Realms said...

"Good Riddance?" Harsh, dude. I do believe this is the equivalent of spitting on someone's grave. Yes, both their individual actions were distasteful to you and they did die within days of each other. However, they both lived to be pretty old. Suprised you didn't take a shot at that, insisting that the fact that they both lived a long life was an injustice to humanity. Besides, neither have not been "in power" for a while, anyway.

I say, save your rath for those bastards who are still alive and with whom you take issue.

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