11 Jul 2010

Spanish bombs

I was in a bar in Dublin with people talking about their grand dads and great uncles in the International Brigade in Spain, a couple of weeks back.

A socialist government was democratically elected in Spain so the right mounted a coup, the left fought back but were defeated.

This helped pave the way for world war two and there was a similar scenario in Chile in 1973 when Allende was kicked out of office and in Guatamala in 1954 and in so many other places. Of course when in 2002 Chavez was removed in a CIA backed coup the people brought him back...but thats another story.

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