Frases de Augusto Pinochet
Data de nascimento: 25. Novembro 1915
Data de falecimento: 10. Dezembro 2006
Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte foi um general do exército chileno, ditador do Chile após um golpe militar em 11 de setembro de 1973, pelo Decreto Lei Nº 806 editado pela junta militar , que foi estabelecida para governar o Chile após a deposição e suicídio de Salvador Allende, e posteriormente tornado senador vitalício de seu país, cargo que foi criado exclusivamente para ele, por ter sido um ex-governante.
Governou o Chile entre 1973 e 1990, depois de liderar o golpe militar que derrubou o governo democraticamente eleito do presidente Salvador Allende.
Citações Augusto Pinochet
„Power must be vested in the armed forces, since only they have the organization and the means to fight Marxism.“
Clive Foss, The Tyrants: 2500 Years of Absolute Power and Corruption, London: Quercus Publishing, 2006, ISBN 1905204965, p. 187
„Is it true what Contreras testified before the courts, that the president of the junta and later the president of the Republic was the direct head of DINA?
I don't remember, but it is not true. It is not true and if it was, I don't remember. Contreras liked to cajole, wrap around his boss. Contreras gave the orders. It was he who managed the institution.“
Exchange between Judge Victor Montiglio and Pinochet (November 16, 2005), quoted in Heraldo Muñoz (2008) The Dictator's Shadow
Speech (29 June 1982), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
Speech (July 1987), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
Speech (21 September 1995), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
„He could have a thousand faults, but I do not blame anyone in particular and I despise brutality with which the Nazis acted against Israelites; but the fault is not only of Hitler, but a group of high-ranked dignitaries.“
Interview (1989) quoted in " "Ego sum Pinochet" 1989, Inteview to Augusto Pinochet, authors Raquel Correa and Elizabeth Subercaseaux. http://www.guerraeterna.com/archives/2006/12/pinochet_y_hitl.html"
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Speech (December 31, 1995), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
„Rome cut off the heads of Christians and they continued to reappear one way or another. Something similar happens with Marxists.“
Speech (10 November 1995), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
Speech (February 23, 1988), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
Speech (October 1981), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet." This expression is not original to Pinochet; it is also attributed to Inca Atahualpa in 1531. See Las Casas, Destruction of the Indies.
Speech (17 June 1975), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
Speech (24 April 1986), quoted in "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet."
„I have lived with my conscience and my own memories for over quarter of a century since the events of 1973.… These are not easy reflections for me. But I am at peace with myself, and with the Chilean people, about what happened. I am clear in my mind that the return to Chile of true democracy, and from that the true freedom to which all individual people are entitled, could not have been achieved without the removal of the Marxist government.“
Statement (8 November 1998)
„The freedoms which had been so hard won from colonial domination were being crushed by Soviet-inspired and funded military and political forces. Their clear intention was to deprive the people of their democratic freedoms. As history shows, this is what had happened in the Soviet Union and in Cuba, and continues to be the case in other parts of the world.“
Statement (8 November 1998)
„Don't forget that in the history of the world, there was a plebiscite, in which Christ and Barabbas were being judged, and the people chose Barabbas.“
Speech (25 October 1988), commenting on his defeat in a plebiscite to return to democracy. Quoted in Pamela Constable et al. (1991) A Nation of Enemies