The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97081 Message #1906567
Posted By: M.Ted
11-Dec-06 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet(1915-2006)
Subject: RE: BS: Pinochet dies
As I have contributed to past Pinochet threads, I thought I ought to add a few words here. His death is a relief, at least.
For political reasons, it never was possible to punish him for what he did, and beyond that, there is no punishment that can be inflicted on any man that will ever bring justice to those who have suffered at his hands.
He is gone, though at a ripe old age, and he left many sympathizers. The force that he represented is still very real in Chilean, if not South American, and even world politics. Nothing is really over.