Originally posted by donwhite
posted by rdang
What company or corporation say well, we think that the price of fruit in South America is too low. We feel that the price should be higher so that SA
companies and corporations can pay their workers a higher wage. What great business sense that would make. invent one. A MASSIVE US government
conspiracy to exploit South America over fruit prices.
The companies we “fools” speak of are not SA companies. They are American companies doing business in SA. Anaconda Copper in Chile. Standard Oil
in Venezuela. United Fruit Company and General Foods in several Central American companies. It was America Sugar Refining Company in Cuba until Fidel
put an end to that one.
Economic History 101. In 1912, the Guggenheim Brothers, an American organization, acquired control over the copper rich Chuquicamata fields and
created the Chile Exploration Company. The first copper bar was produced on May 18, 1915. The Guggenheim Company continued the mining exploitation
using names, Chilean Exploration Co, Chile Copper Co., and finally, Anaconda Co., until copper mining was nationalized during the Salvador Allende
administration. And that my friends was Salvador's death warrant!
Allende was the elected president of Chile from November 1970 until his suicide during the coup d'état of September 11, 1973. (Another fateful Nine
Eleven Event). The Central Intelligence Agency had funded his major opponent, Alessandri, through the International Telephone and Telegraph
Corporation. ITT. (Does that make ITT a CIA Front?) Chile’s respected General René Schneider, who held the post Commander in Chief of the Chilean
Army, was shot and he died. Schneider was a strong defender of the "constitutionalist" doctrine that the army's proper role is exclusively
professional, and it is not to interfere in politics. That was his fatal mistake.
Background. Allende's close contacts with Cuba had heightened fears in Washington. President Allende's economic policy had involved nationalizations
of many key companies, notably the U.S.-owned Chuqui open pit copper mine of the Anaconda Co. The Nixon administration began exerting economic
pressure on Chile to remove Allende and restore private ownership. Allende replaced Gen. Schneider with Gen. Carlos Parts. He was later made Minister
of Defense in addition to his role as Army Commander in Chief. This decision proved so unpopular with other Army personnel Gen. Parts was forced to
resign both positions; he was replaced in the latter role by (a more compliant) General Augusto Pinochet . . about whom the world would hear much more
On 9/11/73, Allende made what would become a famous farewell speech to fellow Chileans on live radio, speaking of himself in the past tense. Shortly
afterwards, Allende was dead. An official announcement declared that he had committed suicide using an automatic rifle, purportedly the sane AK-47
given to him by Fidel Castro. A CIA touch of theater and also a warning to Fidel?
Allende is seen as a hero to many on the political Left. Some view him as a martyr who died for the cause of socialism. His face has even been
stylized and reproduced as a symbol of Marxism, similar to the famous images of Che Guevara. Some hold the United States, specifically Henry Kissinger
and the CIA, responsible for his death, and view him as a victim of American imperialism.
Footnote: as President in 1972, Allende undertook Project Cybersyn, a system of networked telex machines and computers. Cybersyn was developed by
British cybernetics expert Stafford Beer. The network transmitted data from industries to the government in Santiago, allowing for economic planning
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And what does this have to do with the price of fruit?
And this is your excuse that the US should accept all of South Americas
illegal aliens? This is why it's ok for Mexico to send it's unwanted citizens here? This is why we must change our laws to allow 12-20 million
illegal invaders to become US citizens?
[edit on 14-6-2007 by rdang]