Monday, December 18, 2006


During the turmoil in Russia during the 1990s a little know general called Aleksandr Lebed became a name to fear. He was a general who, during the dying phases of Soviet Union kept order with an iron fist. Lebed allowed for his soldiers to sharpen the ends of their spades, so that great masses would be easily controlled.

For some reason Lebed admired the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. He said that by sacrificing the lives of ‘only’ 3000 people, Pinochet restored order back into the country under the reign of communism and claimed that Pinochet saved the lives of atleast 30,000. That is usually the minimum number of casualties where ever communism was implemented as the ruling form of politics.

When general Pinochet passed away last week a handful of people in Chile mourned for him, but the world judged and condemned him even after his death. The intellectuals of the wesk wont admit that perhaps Pinochet with his coup de dat and dictatorship saved Chile from an even worse communist terror state.

If you line up Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot or any eastern European communist country, under which people were systematically butchered, only Hitler can compete with the amount of atrocities committed. Franco and Pinochet were good Samaritans compared to the fore mentioned and their only defence is that after their deaths or fall from power flourishing democracies were formed.

Today Chile is the wealthiest country of Southern America, were the Peso has been devalued many times. Dictators have the edge over communist tyranny, from likes of Stalin, that they have left the trying middle class alone. After Lenin was done with the upper class, he went after the middle class, the engine of every thriving society. Without this engine, not a single society will work. Stalin had the farmers murdered. It can still be seen from Russia, that after 15 years since the fall of the Soviet Union it has not been able to establish a solid middle class or wealthy farmers. The former superpower of agriculture has become a leech to other European countries.

Communist dictatorship have been far worse for its people than say your Pinochet’s, because you simply cannot remove a communist dictatorship. Where ever communism has risen to power they have always built a regime where those who do not agree are systematically murdered. People could not fight power of this magnitude. It is just like East-Germany’s secret police was far bigger that Hitler’s Gestapo.

Southern American revolutions were co-ordinated by Soviet Union’s massive networks of KGB agents, whose core were professional revolutionaries, who escaped from the Spanish civil war to Soviet Union. The Soviets set up boarding schools for the children, so that their mothers and fathers could take the revolution in to all Hispanic countries.

It is risky to write about Franco and Pinochet, or of any dictator for that matter, or compare who was worse. All of the dictators have committed horrible atrocities against humanity and have all deserved the title, Dictator. Even though Franco, before his fall from power arranged a king who respected Democracy into Spain and Pinochet, after losing the election bowed out from the seat of power. The fact is that without Franco and Pinochet, Spain and Chile would have been the next Cuba or Cambodia.


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