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MSNBC host commemorates ‘another 9/11’ the US government ‘helped produce’ in Chile

Ahead of the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan spent time highlighting how the United States “helped produce that other 9/11,” referring to a military coup in Chile 50 years ago.

“Monday marks 22 years since 9/11. But prior to our 9/11 in the United States in September 2001, there was another 9/11. Fifty years ago, on September 11th, 1973, in Chile. The democratically elected leftist president Salvador Allende was deposed in the military coup. Right-wing General Augusto Pinochet led the ouster of Allende and installed himself as dictator. Thousands of Chileans were tortured, killed and forcibly disappeared over the nearly 17 years of Pinochet’s fascistic regime,” Hasan said during his eponymous Sunday show. 

He continued, “Why am I telling you all this? Because we, the United States, helped it happen, helped produce that other 9/11.”

Hasan argued that former National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger helped to craft policies that “created the conditions” for Pinochet’s military coup.

Mehdi Hasan on 9/11

MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan discussed a military coup in Chile on Sept. 11, 1973, in relation to the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (MSNBC)

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Lindsay Kornick is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to lindsay.kornick@fox.com and on Twitter: @lmkornick.

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