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Originally posted by pandoras_box
Let's hope that this holds. Pinochet was quite the tyrrant. Hopefully, others can also be brought to justice - goodness knows there's plenty of them out there.
National Security Archive: The Pinochet File
As pressure from human rights advocates mounted for Washington to distance itself from the Pinochet regime, according to the transcripts, Kissinger argued that the Chilean military government was no worse than other Latin American nations and repeatedly voiced concern that the junta would collapse without U.S. support. "I think the consequences could be very serious, if we cut them off from military aid," Kissinger told his staff during a December 3, 1974, meeting.