As usual, President Gabriel Boric chose to once again become a sect or faction leader instead of a representative of all Chileans, betraying his word, leading a Festival at the threshold of September 11 next to the Palacio de la Moneda where, in contrast to his song about “no money” paid to bring the singer Mon Laferte as well as other specimens skilled in his same political deception in what he called for a new Referendum for the Constitution in October, after the popular rejection received in his previous attempt.
Contrary to what he sold in his speech, these types of populist acts – where, in addition to vandalism, the desecration of the tomb of the anti-terrorist Senator Jaime Guzmán is allowed – do not contribute to historical memory or national motivation – again.
And no one at that time, not even Pinochet and his group, wanted a Coup against Allende. However, everything changed when the Congress, the Comptroller of the Republic and the Judiciary requested his resignation and the direct intervention of the Armed Forces so that the autonomy of the Powers was respected after three years of violation of the Constitution by the communist Dictatorship of a President who, betraying his word and all his agreements to be promoted to office with few votes, prefers to ignore the needs of the people and receives direct orders from Fidel Castro.
The situation worsened when, bypassing the Congress, the Constitution and the institutions, he chose to use the GAP (Group of Friends of the President) and the MIR – terrorist cells of the Popular Union made up of Cubans and Bolivian – to the point of shrapnel and mounted on FIAT cars can threaten congressmen and citizens.
Dissatisfaction does not wait through pot-banging and public protests where corn is thrown (“for chickens”) by the military in what hunger, scarcity, violence, kidnapping, murder and the theft of houses against citizens and MIR farmers, followed by harassment against the exploited miners, the Press, the workers and the truck drivers of Allende’s tyranny was the last straw.
Despite the militarization of his Government by corrupt people like General Carlos Prats (Minister of Interior and Minister of Defense); Admiral Raúl Montero (from Chief of Navy to Minister of Finance); the Commander of the Air Force, General César Ruíz Danyau (Minister of Public Works); Rear Admiral Ismael Huerta (Minister of Public Works and Transportation) and the General Director of the Carabineros José María Sepúlveda (Minister of Lands and Colonization), the Regime continued to sink between its own discredit and popular rejection between 1971 and 1972.
In this context, Prats traveled to the USSR to ask for 100 million dollars in weapons provided by General Nikolai Leonov as Deputy Director of the KGB to continue the repression of the country. Only the shocking death of Commander Arturo Araya, Allende’s aide, delayed the itinerary due to the fear that the weapons would fall to the soldiers unaffected by the Government despite the delivery of copper, port and naval companies to the Russians. .
The Coup was inevitable despite the reluctance of the Army, when the Constitution continued to be violated as did the citizens.
Prats estimated the victory of the Government with a balance of 500 thousand to 1 million dead – despite the presence of the Cuban Carlos Rafael Rodríguez and Manuel Piñeiro Losada “Barbarroja”, Maximum Chief of the Cuban Intelligence – which was ordered instead of Pinochet the attack directly to La Moneda to reduce the number of victims.
No one takes anything personally at the end of the day. Only – after Allende’s suicide and as a sign of the corruption of a Regime that sells itself as a “friend of the People and the Workers” – was it discovered that one of his official lovers was his secretary and front woman, the famous Miria Contreras. “La Payita” , has an account of 6 million dollars in Canada; “Not bad savings for a secretary,” the Sunday Express said ironically in Ottawa.