December 31, 2011
A very short blog today. The following is from Stephen Kinzer’s book Overthrow:
“’Mission accomplished,’ General Javier Palacios, who led the assault reported to his superiors by radio at 2:45. ‘Moneda taken. President [Allende] dead.'”
“Moneda” is La Moneda, the “presidential palace” in Chile. [We have a “White House” but foreigners have “presidential palaces,” which was by the way one of the first names of the “White House.”] And this message was sent at the end of a coup and an assassination that was fomented by the US of A.