Monday, October 12, 2009

This day,That year - Oct 9

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14th  June 1928 - 9th October 1967

Later that morning on October 9, Bolivian President René Barrientos ordered that Guevara be killed. The executioner was Mario Terán, a half-drunken sergeant in the Bolivian army who had requested to shoot Che  To make the bullet wounds appear consistent with the story the government planned to release to the public, Félix Rodríguez ordered Terán to aim carefully to make it appear that Guevara had been killed in action during a clash with the Bolivian army.
Moments before Guevara was executed he was asked if he was thinking about his own immortality. "No", he replied, "I'm thinking about the immortality of the revolution." Che Guevara then told his executioner, "I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man."Terán hesitated, then opened fire with his semiautomatic rifle, hitting Guevara in the arms and legs. Guevara writhed on the ground, apparently biting one of his wrists to avoid crying out. Terán then fired several times again, wounding him fatally in the chest at 1:10 pm, according to Rodríguez. In all Guevara was shot nine times. This included five times in the legs, once in the right shoulder and arm, once in the chest, and finally in the throat.

No more words!RIP CHE!:((


Vishnu said...

its a shame that no1 has commented on this.. this is one of ur best "posts" so far.. along with ur mokkais..keep these comin too..

Naarya said...

hmm...didnt kno tht...enriching...

Srivatsan said...



Rakesh Vanamali said...

RIP Che! Theres none like you!

I'm about to read Alberto Granado's Travelling with Che and I'm sure I'm gonna like it! Very impressive illustration here! Loved it!

HaRy!! said...

RIP to the greatest revolutionalist indeed!

Parth said...

"Immortality of revolution". Great words. But there are a million other immortals. My favorite-insanity. :)

nan said...

A legend called Che !
Well legend is an understatement I must say !

nan said...

@ Rakesh

If you are gonna read the Motorcycle diaries I bet that would be one of your best reads ever considering that it was a travelogue with humanity :)
At least the best book in my collection !