It was 40 years ago today, General Pinochet taught his band to play…

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“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. Armed conflict in continental terms remains as relevant today as ever!” (Salvador Allende’s minister Carlos Altamirano, January 1971.)

By the time of Pinochet’s coup, an estimated 31,000 Cuban, Soviet bloc and Communist operatives infested Chile, including Castro’s top terrorist spymasters, Antonio De La Guardia and his (nominal) boss Manuel “Barbarroja” Pineiro.” Among the hundreds of Soviet personnel were KGB luminaries Viktor Efremov, Vasili Stepanov and Nikolai Kotchanov.

Entire intransigence here.

(“Wipe that smirk of your face, Fidel. Don’t for a second think we’re that stupid! Instead we’re keeping the U.S. State Dept and CIA completely out of the loop on my coup plans. Which means your Chilean chums are toast!”)

It was 40 years ago today General Pinochet taught his band to play de ESO NADA NANGARAS! (nothing doing, commies!)



6 thoughts on “It was 40 years ago today, General Pinochet taught his band to play…

  1. Fidel looks like a total poseur in costume, which is what he was. You can tell Pinochet was thinking something like: “So who the hell do you think you’re kidding, punk?”

  2. We all know that the cretin of Che thought he could pull a Cuba everywhere he went; after all, the conceited idiot had absolutely no military background to counteract his arrogant stupidity.

    Fidel on the other hand was unarguably craftier and smarter but I think that even he, given his pathological falsehood and egocentrism, forgot at times that his improvised and theatrical self was put in power by the stupid CIA (the story of CIA agent Frank Sturgis and arms dealer Samuel Cummings can document everyone about the details of who truly mingled with, and got payed by, CIA agents).

    That said, no group composed of four improvised shitheads takes down a military anywhere, let’s be realistic. It takes a little more than that. As a result, all of those who later tried to follow Castro’s guerrilla playbook failed no matter how much training and money Castro gave them. Batista and Cuba’s top generals ultimately left Cuba to its fate do to USA’s intervention in Cuban affairs and its pressure.

    A lot of foreigners were having a lot of reckless fun in Cuba and it wasn’t necessarily the tourists at the Havana Hilton. At the end of it all Batista’s mistake was that of all Cuba, trusting USA too much and too long.

    Pinochet, a real general and nationalist, saved Chile from a cancer. He also eliminated, along with national communists, a lot of shitty foreigners who were doing no more than bitching in Chile (today Chile is the least corrupt and richest nation per-capita in Latin America). All Castro did in Chile on behalf of the USSR was waste time and money.

    Pinochet’s message was clear – Not here comunistas de mierda, not here. Vayan a metérle comunismo al coño de la madre que los parió.

  3. Che’s fatal mistake was believing his own BS. Fidel never believed his, or anybody else’s, he just acted like it as needed or as convenient or useful. The guy’s been acting his whole life.

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