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– Dedicated to Thabo Mbeki
and Salvador Allende –

The following webpages are dedicated to the progress of mankind towards a world of Health and Social Justice. These goals cannot be achieved without abolishing the imbalance between rich and poor nations.

Lessening the dependency of the developing nations on the economic power of the industrialized world has been a hallmark of progressive movements and their leaders. Conversely, cementing this economic imbalance has been the target of those interested in preserving the status quo.

In the modern world it has become increasingly difficult for the interests behind the status quo to maintain the economic imbalance with sheer force. Increasingly they are forced to refrain to hiding their true intentions and even parading under the flag of progressive movements.

Creating this confusion among the people is part of preserving the status quo. It is not difficult, however, to unmask these tactics: the only question one has to ask is does a political force decrease the dependency on rich countries, and multinational corporations, or increase it?

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Documenting the U.S. coup against Salvador Allende

The liberation of mankind from colonial structures and modern forms of global economic dependency has not been a straight road. Repeated setbacks have been imposed on this movement by global financial and economic interests.

The latest setback was the coup d’état against South African President Thabo Mbeki. The motives behind any forced regime change are generally exposed by the first major political turnaround of the new regime. In the case of South Africa, this was the announcement by the new government of a “U-turn in AIDS policy.” Behind this headline stands the political decision to remove all remaining barriers for the mass importation and distribution of toxic, patented ARV drugs.

If there was any scientific proof that ARV drugs are the “life-saving” solution to the AIDS epidemic, then this coup would have been in the interests of the South African people. Unfortunately, there is no such scientific evidence.

That means that there must have been other reasons for this coup. As documented on this website, forcing President Mbeki to step down will not only endanger the health and lives of millions of people in South Africa but exponentially accelerate the economic dependency of the South African economy on multi-billion dollar drug companies. The global pharmaceutical business with patented drugs is a more than seven trillion Rand annual business largely controlled by investment circles around the Rockefeller group.

Why This Website is Dedicated to Thabo Mbeki and Salvador Allende

The historic parallel to the coup d’état against President Mbeki is the coup d’état against Chilean President Dr. Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973 and his replacement by the bully dictator Augusto Pinochet. The parallels between these two historic events are compelling:

  • The same economic interests are the beneficiaries of both these coups

    The Rockefeller group is not only controlling the global pharmaceutical investment business but is also a major stakeholder in the chemical, petrochemical and mining industries. This global economic power centre is referred to as the oil and drug cartel.

    In the early 1970s Chilean President Allende threatened those global interests with his plan to nationalize the Chilean copper and mining industry.

    In recent years, the cautious policy of the Mbeki government towards the mass distribution of toxic ARV drugs threatened the multi-trillion Rand investment business with these drugs.

    In both cases, these global economic interests decided to act.

  • The Political Leaders from the Same Countries – Then and Now – Operate as the Stakeholders of the Oil and Drug Cartel

    Throughout the twentieth century, the Rockefeller group has used the US government, i.e. The White House and The Pentagon, as the political and military arms to protect its interests.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s the US government spent millions of dollars to infiltrate Chilean society, including through covert CIA operations as documented in subsequent hearings of US Congress.

    In recent years, the current US government has used billions of taxpayers’ money for programs like PEPFAR. These programs – under the veil of providing modern medicine – have been used to infiltrate South African society in the interests of the global drug business.

  • Picture of Henry Kissinger meeting Augusto Pinochet

    Public acknowledgement for a "job well done": US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meets Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet during an official visit on June 8, 1976.

  • The Same Political Strategists

    Public records document that the coup against the government of Salvador Allende was masterminded by the former head of the Rockefeller Brothers Funds “Special Studies Project” and then Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. Later, Kissinger even celebrated this regime change in a public display of his alliance with Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

    35 years later, Henry Kissinger is still the link between the Rockefeller interests and The White House and, as revealed by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, serves as an intimate advisor to the Bush administration.

  • The Same Infiltration Strategies

    The official report of the US Senate’s “Hearings before the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities – Covert Action” held on December 4th and 5th 1975 in Washington provide valuable insight into the infiltration strategies of the CIA and similar organizations for a coup d’état in the developing world.

    U.S. President Richard Nixon (front); US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (middle) and one of their students, Donald Rumsfeld (back) in 1974. Rumsfeld would later become the highest decorated executive of the pharmaceutical industry in the US and the architect of three wars during the Bush administration - as well as a major shareholder of the ARV drug maker Gilead Sciences Inc. For more information click here.

    On page 95 of this report, as exhibit 1, details are provided about the US Secret Service’s “investment” into preparing Chile for the overthrow of the democratically elected President.

    • In the years preceding the putsch, opposition parties in Chile and their “propaganda for elections” were financed by the CIA with $8 million (an estimated R800 million in today’s currency). In South Africa today the so called Democratic Alliance, among others, runs its election campaigns with marketing slogans for the drug industry like “Free ARVs for All.” Not surprisingly, the DA has consistently refused to reveal its corporate funders.
    • Leading up to the overthrow of the Allende government in 1973, the CIA spent $4.3 million (close to R500 million today) in “producing and supporting propaganda and supporting mass media.” Most of the mass media in South Africa today are part of international conglomerates with close ties to the investment business of the oil and drug cartel.
    • To overthrow the Chilean government it was necessary to infiltrate all parts of civil society. To achieve that goal the CIA invested $900,000 or roughly R100 million in today’s currency, for “influencing Chilean institutions: labor, students, peasants, women and supporting private sector organizations.” Today, the leadership of the South African labor organization COSATU has a vested interest in the ARV business. COSATU has pension funds in the range of billions of Rand with major direct and indirect investments in the drug industry, including the ARV business. Hence, the COSATU leadership has a financial interest in a government that promotes ARV drugs. Again, this would not be objectionable if there were any controlled clinical studies that show that ARVs prolong the life of patients with AIDS. But there are no such studies. So we must look for other motives as to why the COSATU leadership became one of the motors behind the coup against President Mbeki.
    • In Chile the CIA also financed the infiltration of the oil and drug interests into youth organizations and women’s organizations, with the goal of winning their support for the overthrow of the democratically elected President. Millions of members of similar organizations in South Africa today have to demand accountability from their leadership on this important question.
Chile 1973
Südafrika 2008Südafrika 2008

Chile 1973

The democratic forces supporting President Allende were immediately apprehended and incarcerated in the Stadium of Santiago de Chile by the Pinochet Junta.

South Africa 2008

On February 7, 2008, on the occasion of President Mbeki's Opening Speech to Parliament - and two months after Jacob Zuma had taken over control of the ANC - the former pro-Apartheid newspaper "Die Burger" left no doubt about whom they serve. On their title page they openly threaten President Mbeki and his Government with a military coup "Opstand in weermag". The "Apartheid-left over" (magnified) wears a T-Shirt with a picture of their new leader: 100% Jacob Zuma. There is good reason for the democratic forces of South Africa to be alert and cognizant about history.


The lessons from the compelling historical analogy between Chile then and South Africa today are clear:

  1. The oil and drug cartel will seek to protect its economic privileges even at the expense of the life and death of millions.
  2. To cement their global rule, these multi-national interests are willing to overthrow any government that threatens their interests.
  3. The oil and drug cartel cannot dare to operate in the open but, instead, uses “covert” operations to achieve its goals.
  4. The key groups of society infiltrated and financed by these cartel interests are civil society groups like trade unions, youth organizations, women’s organizations and the media.
  5. A favorite strategy for these interests is to hide their true intention behind deceptive terms like “progressive forces” or “human rights.”

With Chile being such a compelling historical example, there is no need for the people of South Africa to undergo the same agony and decades of dictatorship on behalf of foreign economic interests.


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

George Santayana