I think thaty Pinochet really had some good friends out there.
Margaret Tatcher, among many others. I also hypothesize that there
might be a good number of bureaucrats in Washington that really had
an interest in not seeing Pinochet prosecuted, given the connivence
of the White House with his government during the most horrible years
of the dictatorship.
On Dec 11, 2006, at 4:31 AM, Leif Strandberg wrote:
> I remember our slogan from 1973 when we were marching on the
> streets in Sweden:
> "Chile, Chile - Solidaritet"
> It did not help - that time and now when Pinochet is dead another
> thing comes into my mind. Last week a Swedish citizen was sentenced
> to life time in prison for war crimes in former Yugoslavia during
> the civil war. He (a black man AND a member of White Aryan
> Resistance (sic!)) did very bad things against muslim people in
> Bosina - so I do not think the trial was wrong. There are a lot of
> people who are put in trials (in Haag) for war crimes. I think it
> is good. But some people are evidenetly very hard to bring to such
> trials. And Pinochet was one of them.
> 2006-12-11 kl. 01.00 skrev David Preish:
>> Today the dead of Pinochet made me remember the old thread Mike
>> initiated regarding forgiveness. Thus, the same day than we across
>> the world celebrate a new anniversary of the universal declaration
>> of human rights, a new dictator goes away, unpunished for all the
>> harm he caused on thousands. Some people see this as a nice turn
>> of history: the general´s final day is marked by the
>> international commemoration of human rights. I see here the
>> opposite thing: Pinochet left us smiling, untouched by the action
>> of justice, remembering us that he won his final battle over those
>> that intended to give human rights some kind of substance, to turn
>> them in something real, which can be touched. Here, then, a
>> criminal has died. Shame on our judges. We will not forget.
>> Without justice, we will not forgive.
>> David Preiss, Ph.D.
>> Profesor Auxiliar / Assistant Professor
>> Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
>> Escuela de Psicología
>> Av Vicuña Mackenna 4860
>> Macul, Santiago
>> Fono: 3544605
>> Fax: 3544844
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