“I have gotten to know President Bolsonaro well in our dealings with Brazil. He is working very hard on the Amazon fires and in all respects doing a great job for the people of Brazil – Not easy. He and his country have the full and complete support of the USA!” (Pres. Trump Tweet, Aug. 27.)
“In recent months we have seen also a shrinking of civic and democratic space (in Brazil) highlighted by documented attacks against human rights defenders, restrictions on the work of civil society and attacks on educational institutions.” (Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and President of Chile from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2018.)
Other items of interest on Bachelet’s C.V. which aren’t often mentioned by the mainstream media: Bachelet’s family served as apparatchiks in Salvador Allende’s Soviet/Cuba-run regime from 1970-73, and were arrested after Pinochet’s coup. Michelle herself, while in college, was a member of Chile’s Socialist Youth (Communist) organization. In 1974 she was arrested and briefly detained. Upon release, this hallowed spokeswoman for human rights and democracy was welcomed with open arms by machine-gun-and-barbed-wire-enclosed Stalinist East Germany, where she lived comfortably until returning to Chile in 1979.
Can you imagine the fun Pres. Trump might have with a rebuttal tweet to someone with that background who was insulting him about “human rights”? Well, there’s probably good reason why he gets along so well with Jair Bolsonaro:
“While [Bachelet] says that Brazil is losing democratic space, she forgets that her country is not Cuba thanks only to those who had the courage (Pinochet & Co) to put a stop on the left-wing in 1973….among the communists during that era was her brigadier father…When you have people with nothing to do, they occupy the UN human rights chair.” (Brazilian Pres. Jair Bolsonaro on Facebook, Sept. 4.)
Fascinating items regarding recent Chilean history which aren’t often mentioned by the mainstream media. The other 9/11:
“We’re following the example of the Cuban Revolution and counting on the support of her militant internationalism represented by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara!” boasted Chilean president Salvador Allende’s minister Carlos Altamirano in January 1971. “Armed conflict in continental terms remains as relevant today as ever!” he declared.
And he wasn’t bluffing. By the time of Pinochet’s coup on 9/11,1973, an estimated 31,000 Cuban and Soviet bloc operatives and terrorists infested Chile, including Castro’s top KGB-trained terrorist spymasters, Antonio De La Guardia and Manuel “Barbarroja“ Pineiro. Among the hundreds of Soviet personnel were KGB luminaries Viktor Efremov, Vasili Stepanov and Nikolai Kotchanov.
By 1973, 60% of Chile’s arable land had been stolen by Allende’s Marxist regime, often with the aid of Cuba-trained death squads. “In the final analysis only armed conflict will decide who is the victor!” added Allende’s governmental ally, Oscar Guillermo Garreton. “The class struggle always entails armed conflict. Understand me, the global strategy is always accomplished through arms!”
Allende’s deputy economic minister, Sergio Ramos, didn’t mince words either: “It’s evident,” he proclaimed in mid-1973, “that the transition to socialism will first require a dictatorship of the proletariat!”
“Stalin was a banner of creativity, of humanism and an edifying picture of peace and heroism!” declared Salvador Allende during a eulogy in 1953. “Our father Stalin has died but in remembering his example our affection for him will cause our arms to grow strong towards building a grand tomorrow—to insure a future in memory of his grand example!”
In September 1973 General Augusto Pinochet, his military colleagues and a majority of the Chilean people (Allende had won in 1970 with a slight plurality not a majority of the Chilean vote) failed to recognize Stalin’s Great Terror as a “grand example.” The Chilean legislature and Supreme Court had already declared Allende’s Marxism unconstitutional.
So with the clock tickling ominously toward irreversible Castroism, Chile’s traditionally un-political military made a (genuine) pinprick strike against Allende and his Stalinist minions.
Allende and Castro’s media minions claim 3000 people were “disappeared” during this anti-Communist coup and its aftermath, collateral damage and all. Well, even if we accept the Castroite figure, compared to the death toll from our interventions/ bombing campaigns in the Middle East (that have yet to create a single free, peaceful and prosperous nation) Pinochet’s coup should be enshrined and studied at West Point, Georgetown and John Hopkins as the paradigm for effective “regime change” and “nation building.” Granted, Pinochet had much better raw material to work with.
But the Castroite–MSM figure is mostly bogus, as many of those “disappeared” kept appearing, usually behind the iron curtain. (Take Michelle Bachelet herself—please!)
More importantly, Pinochet and his plotters were scrupulous in keeping U.S. State Dept. and CIA “nation-builders” and other such liberal egghead busybodies out of their plotting loop. (This probably explains Pinochet’s success.) Then two years after the coup they invited free-market economist Milton Friedman and his “Chicago Boys” over for some economic tutelage. Consequently, today Chile is probably the freest and richest nation in Latin America.
And oh, by the way, a couple of years ago, during the Brazilian administration of crypto-commie Lula da Silva, your humble servant got word that (get this!) Che Guevara t-shirts were being burned in demonstrations against Bolsonaro’s crypto-commie predecessor! My Brazilian informants (publishers) further informed me that some of the demonstrators were seen openly brandishing copies of a book that had recently been translated and published in Brazil! As proof, they even sent a few brief clips.