«I saw him, I saw him, and therefore I have a duty to tell the truth. The President of the Republic acted responsibly, with everything that was available to ensure that all the actions that were done, were done within the framework of the law», was one of the interventions of Alberto Espina.
The Minister of Defense, Alberto Espina, spoke on Friday when president Sebastián Piñera has had during the social demonstrations. All this, in the context of the commission that analyses the constitutional indictment against the Representative. «I saw him, I saw him, and therefore I have a duty to tell the truth. The President of the Republic acted responsibly, with everything in his power to make all the actions that were done, done within the framework of the law and the actions of the Armed Forces in this matter was prudent, was responsible and was with attachment to the law,» he said. He also addressed the controversial phrase «we are at war» mentioned by the President during a press point. «If the President had been convinced that Chile was at war, he declares a state of siege, because internal warfare proceeds to the state of siege and has never declared a state of siege,» he recalled. He also argued that these are words that should be looked at «in the context of what he had of information at the time by the facts in a coordinated and systematic manner there had been attacks that had destroyed the Santiago metro, which had burned very large buses» Held.