CHILE: If Civil War, So Be It!

Chile, unstable for months, is now threatened by civil war. Marxist President Salvador Allende Gossens has been so shaken by a wave of strikes that last week he reorganized his entire Cabinet and installed a new one containing the chiefs of the army, navy, air force and the paramilitary carabineros. The immediate crisis was sparked by a nationwide truck owners' strike that began on July 26 and has partially isolated Santiago's 3,000,000 residents. Terrorist bands have blown up gasoline pipe lines and dynamited highways. Armed troops now guard gas stations, while Santiagoans in queues several blocks long wait for...

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