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Pinochet Dies

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by FourBear, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. FourBear

    FourBear Well-Known Member

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    Former dictator of Chile Augusto Pinochet has died, a week after he suffered a massive heart attack. Chile is already erupting in celebrations and riots. What does everyone make of this? Is it really significant, other than he was on trial accused of torturing/killing thousands of people?
     
  2. hokeshel

    hokeshel Well-Known Member

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    There is always some pinhead ready to take the place of these guys once they die. I guess it is significant to Pinochet and the people whom he harmed, though.
     
  3. mamab

    mamab Well-Known Member

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    I know this sounds bad, but I don't recall hearing much about him over the years. Apparently he was a pretty mean guy. It should be interesting to see who is chosen to replace him and if the people will even have a vote.
     
  4. tater03

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    I would think that some people just feel like they can take a deep breath now and not worry about him ever hurting them again. I must be in some bubble. I had not heard of his death yet.
     
  5. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    The only things I have heard about Pinochet was that he started a solid economy in Chile (which I would approve of). But I did hear that he showed no tolerance to dissent and other political thought and used the state powers to terrorize people (I strongly disapprove of).
     
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    dong Well-Known Member

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    To add to that I believe he was supposed to be tried for cimes against humanity along the lines of the murdering dictator sort implied by "no tolerance to dissent".
     
  7. Furious George

    Furious George Well-Known Member

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    Another dirtbag bites the dust.
     
  8. FourBear

    FourBear Well-Known Member

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    Oh, he only killed thousands of people..."dissidents." Wikipedia has some info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinochet

    The "Suppression of Opposition" section seems most relevant here.
     
  9. mgsboy

    mgsboy New Member

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    I feel bad....I didn't send flowers.....:rolleyes:

    Just kidding, lol.
     
  10. Fuhrer

    Fuhrer New Member

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    The guy was a monster. You should read up on him. The funny thing is I read about him the day before he died... He comitted (As previously stated) thousands of murders... MEANINGLESS murders. And he was denying them for the longest of times.

    I'm personally, glad he's dead. :thumbup:
     
  11. Furious George

    Furious George Well-Known Member

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    The ironic thing is, we for the most part, are the reason he was in power.
     
  12. dong

    dong Well-Known Member

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    Ha, you mean you guys. I and a few other posters on this forum don't come from the US.

    And even then, it wasn't you directly. Just the administration that is supposed to be heading the country you live in :p
     
  13. Furious George

    Furious George Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much.
     
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