The CIA is acknowledging for the first time
the extent of its deep involvement in Chile, where it dealt with
coup-plotters, false propagandists and assassins.
The agency planned to post a declassified report required by
Congress on its Web site today that admits CIA
support for the 1970 kidnapping of Chile’s top general for refusing
to use the Army to prevent the country’s congress from confirming
the election of socialist Salvador Allende as president. The
kidnapping failed, but Gen. Rene Schneider was shot and died two
days later, the day Allende’s election was confirmed.
The CIA admits prior knowledge of the plot that overthrew
Allende three years later but denies direct involvement. The report
says the agency had no idea that Allende would refuse safe passage
with his palace under bombardment and apparently kill himself. He
was found dead of gunshot wounds.
Yes the CIA was overly involved with the politics of Chilean politics. We were involved in the economic part of it and along with the political parts of their Government. America just can't stay out of other countries business we have to either go to war or we have to be over involved with the country.
I definitely think that the CIA was overly involved with Chilean politics during the presidency of Salvador Allende. I think that there is a lot of evidence to suggest that the CIA was responsible for a lot of the decisions and policies that Salvador Allende made during hit presidency and term.
It is actually pretty obvious now, in hind sight, that the CIA was very involved in Chilean politics during the latter half of the 20th century, just as they were in many countries throughout South America during the same time period. The Soviets were also trying to influence politics, and the CIA worked against this.
Yes, I believe that the CIA was overly involved with Chilean politics during the presidency of Salvador Allende. The CIA is overly involved with everything that they shouldn't be. There was no reason for them to even have intense involvement during that presidency of Salvador Allende. They should worry about what happens in this Country.