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Jose Miguel Insulza a RABID HARD-LINER(!!!) against dictatorhips! (Pinochet’s, that is)

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"Pinochet's coup occurred at the heart of the blackest period in the history of Latin America!...Pinochet's dictatorship distinguished itself by arrogant brutality!...Pinochet made himself--and continues--as the most hated face of Latin Americas dictatorships!" (Jose Miguel Insulza a few months ago.)

Jose Miguel Insulza led the hysterical campaign by mouth-frothing, fist-shaking, hard-liners to extradite the old and ill Pinochet from Britain "to face justice for his horrible crimes!!!"

Here at Babalu we ask: When will aging hard-liners like Insulza finally abandon their archaic cold-war vendettas, reconcile with their Chilean brothers and sisters and "move forward"???

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5 comments to Jose Miguel Insulza a RABID HARD-LINER(!!!) against dictatorhips! (Pinochet’s, that is)

  • asombra

    Insulza is a Latrine version of Spain's former Foreign Minister, Moratinos (aka "cara de nalgas"), only uglier. However, Moratinos was employed to pursue Spain's interests, however immoral, while Insulza's job as head of the Organization of American States is theoretically loftier and much more impartial, meaning he's supposed to be operating on a clearly higher level. Alas, he's just a cynical and spineless hack, who's far more interested in staying in the game, however rigged, than in rocking the boat. He does, of course, recite the official script on Pinochet, but I seriously doubt he's ever said much (if anything) against Allende, who would have turned Chile into another Cuba or Venezuela if he'd had his way--and Insulza is Chilean, so he should definitely care about his own country. Par for the course.

  • asombra

    As my mother would say, Insulza's just "un tarugo con corbata" (a slug with a tie).

  • Asombra, Insulza was in fact a minister in Allende's government!

  • asombra

    Well, Humberto, then he's even more "compromised" than I thought. Figures. Still, that kind of background makes him perfect OAS material, certainly these days.