ITT: People and institutions who did nothing wrong
>The Spanish Inquisition
>Alexander the Great
Literally never did a morally wrong thing.
He dismantled an entire Bolshevik revolutionary apparatus by killing only 3.000 people, did political reforms that led his country towards a path of development and, unlike every most other dictators, stepped down once the people said they didn't want him anymore.
Today Chile is Latin America's most prosperous country.
Agreed, that's why I wouldn't say that Pinochet "did nothing wrong", he should just have deposed Allende.
He was still a competent leader, though, if only because he delegated the job to people like Jaime Guzman that actually knew what to do.
A lot of democratically elected leaders have given funds to dodgy foreign sources. I wasn't aware that was justification for setting up your own military dictatorship, especially using the aid of a foreign power yourself.
Well, Pinochet rose to power because the Chilean Senate had passed a resolution asking for the military to remove Allende from power, citing illegal land seizures by Allende's political allies, and Allende ruling by decree rather than through democratic institutions.
Pathetic. Chomsky's an idiot when it comes to Western foreign policy.
The US involving itself in Chilean politics and sponsoring the coup Pinochet copu is a confirmed fact.
It was pretty much standard at the time for US foreign policy.