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Thread #97081 Message #1906096
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
11-Dec-06 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet(1915-2006)
Subject: RE: BS: Pinochet dies
Well thank F&%k for that.... I don't usually rejoice when someone dies but this is one case I'll gladly change for!
My church has a set of 'stations of the cross' - prints from paintings from an Argentinian priest who saw first hand the torturings, beatings, persecutions and disappearances. He's painted Christ as one of the tortured, an apt anology. The backgrounds show a bleak and strangled community, each afraid to live, hardly daring to fall in love, because that will only cause pain when their loved ones are 'disappeared'.
Rioting in the streets of Santiago today. BBC News report here.
Just goes to show, that no matter how evil, twisted and dangerous one person can be... there will always be a thousand others who feel the same.