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Chile con Qaeda

Take a moment on this anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon to reflect on the the anniversary of the US backed coup against Salvador Allende’s democratically elected Marxist government of Chile on Sept. 11, 1973.  Now compare and contrast that overthrow of a sovereign nation with the recent military coup in Egypt of the Muslim Brotherhood democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi, (which the United States refuses to call a coup, as they would be forced to suspend the military giving campaign to Egypt).  Now to make our mental exercise interesting, compare and contrast the machinations which the Obama Presidency is going through to influence the outcome of the Syrian Civil War being waged against Iran/Soviet/China friendly Syrian President/Dictator Bashar al Assad.  What do these events share as a commonality?  What is the lesson to be learned from these events by emerging democracies and established dictatorships alike?  Points will be awarded for brevity in your answers.

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