Today In Fact, 11 September

They did not know when they went they went to work that day that this would be their last day alive. Some 3,000 souls died on this day in 1973 in Chile when Augusto Pinochet led a military coup d’état against the democratically elected communist President, Salvador Allende.

The army arrested some 3,000 people and took them to the national stadium and killed them all. There followed the “Caravan of Death” where hundreds more were harassed, tortured and killed.

Oh and in 2001, another 3,000 people were killed when Al Qaida Islamists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Centre and into the Pentagon.

How vulnerable democracies are?

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer ( serendipiday.blogspot.com )