Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Portuguese officers reject to be used against the People

The Association of Officers of the Armed Forces of Portugal (AOFA) has issued a communication denouncing the manipulative attitude of the authorities and stating that they will not allow that the Army may be used to repress the citizenry. 

The original document in Portuguese can be read here, translations to Spanish and English can be found here.

Unlike in Spain, where the Armed Forces' officialdom are an extremely reactionary and closed caste, consolidated as such under the Fascist regime, in Portugal, after many sufferings in the colonial independence wars in Africa, the Army took part in the Carnation Revolution, which deposed the military fascist regime, re-established the Republic and accepted the self-determination of the former Portuguese colonies of Africa.

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