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A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

By Steve Kangas, Global Research News
May 17, 2016

CIA - CaseyThe following article was initially published in 1997. It is in part based on the work of William Blum. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, 1995 (GR Ed. M. Ch.)

 

The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. (1)

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be “communists,” but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow.

This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious “School of the Americas.” (It opened in Panama but later moved to Fort Benning, Georgia.) Critics have nicknamed it the “School of the Dictators” and “School of the Assassins.” Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (2) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an “American Holocaust.”

The CIA justifies these actions as part of its war against communism. But most coups do not involve a communist threat. Unlucky nations are targeted for a wide variety of reasons: not only threats to American business interests abroad, but also liberal or even moderate social reforms, political instability, the unwillingness of a leader to carry out Washington’s dictates, and declarations of neutrality in the Cold War. Indeed, nothing has infuriated CIA Directors quite like a nation’s desire to stay out of the Cold War.

The ironic thing about all this intervention is that it frequently fails to achieve American objectives. Often the newly installed dictator grows comfortable with the security apparatus the CIA has built for him. He becomes an expert at running a police state. And because the dictator knows he cannot be overthrown, he becomes independent and defiant of Washington’s will. The CIA then finds it cannot overthrow him, because the police and military are under the dictator’s control, afraid to cooperate with American spies for fear of torture and execution. The only two options for the U.S at this point are impotence or war. Examples of this “boomerang effect” include the Shah of Iran, General Noriega and Saddam Hussein. The boomerang effect also explains why the CIA has proven highly successful at overthrowing democracies, but a wretched failure at overthrowing dictatorships.

The following timeline should confirm that the CIA as we know it should be abolished and replaced by a true information-gathering and analysis organization. The CIA cannot be reformed — it is institutionally and culturally corrupt.

1929
The culture we lost — Secretary of State Henry Stimson refuses to endorse a code-breaking operation, saying, “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.”

1941
COI created — In preparation for World War II, President Roosevelt creates the Office of Coordinator of Information (COI). General William “Wild Bill” Donovan heads the new intelligence service.

1942
OSS created — Roosevelt restructures COI into something more suitable for covert action, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Donovan recruits so many of the nation’s rich and powerful that eventually people joke that “OSS” stands for “Oh, so social!” or “Oh, such snobs!”

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Police Have No Obligation to Protect You!

WITH ALL OF THE RECENT ‘TALK’ BY POLITICIANS REGARDING A BAN ON GUNS, LET’S CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING HARSH REALITY – AND STRONGLY OPPOSE THE IDEA!

Editor’s comment: After doing my best to assist my grandchildren in their recovery from an armed robbery, I am no longer naive about the importance of self-protection. Perhaps this info will help other peaceful people better understand what is at stake when the ‘government’ wishes to disarm the law abiding population . . . and leave them defenseless.

Source of the following

robberCourts have held that governments are not liable for their failures to protect.  Specifically, “A State’s failure to protect an individual against private violence generally does not constitute a violation of the Due Process Clause, because the Clause imposes no duty on the State to provide members of the general public with adequate protective services.  The Clause is phrased as a limitation on the State’s power to act, not as a guarantee of certain minimal levels of safety and security .  .  .”  (See the Supreme Court decision DESHANEY v. WINNEBAGO CTY. SOC. SERVS. DEPT.)  So, Maryland law enforcement can release violent people back into society (see Pinder vs. Johnson for another case of gross failure of law enforcement that resulted in the deaths of three children) and Maryland officials have no responsibility for that negligence.

Moreover, other jurisdictions have held similarly:
“.  .  .  a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen .  .  .”

Reference: Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. App.181)

In this case three rape victims sued the city and its police department under the following facts: Two of the victims were upstairs when they heard the other being attacked by men who had broken in downstairs.  Half an hour having passed and their roommate’s screams having ceased, they assumed the police must have arrived in response to their repeated phone calls.  In fact their calls had somehow been lost in the shuffle while the roommate was being beaten into silent acquiescence.  So when the roommates went downstairs to see to her, as the court’s opinion graphically describes it, “For the next fourteen hours the women were held captive, raped, robbed, beaten, forced to commit sexual acts upon each other, and made to submit to the sexual demands” of their attackers.

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Communities must organize to protect their gun rights

AND TO DE-MILITARIZE THEIR POLICE!

Commentary from the Editor

by AL Whitney (C) copyright 2012
Permission is granted for redistribution if linked to original and both the author and the AntiCorruption Society are acknowledged

The growing number of criminals

Have felt safe from criminals most of my life. However, I have a friend who lives in a different part of town who does not. He feels the opposite.

I’ve always understood that when there are fewer and fewer lawful ways for people to earn a living, more and more of the population will become desperate enough to turn to unlawful ways. Many will actually start preying upon the law abiding.

At the present moment, the UN wants the United States to sign a gun-ban treaty [Forbes].

For many years I naively supported such an idea. But, after the economic crash of 2008 and the foreclosure crisis that followed, I found myself listening more closely to the arguments against gun-ban laws.

This has been somewhat of a hot topic right here in Columbus, Ohio (where I live) during Mayor Coleman’s term in office. Columbus has a relatively high crime rate that Coleman may or may not be able to curtail as unemployment numbers grow. [See in bold above.]

Mayor Coleman has taken an interesting position on gun control. While he promotes it for the general public, he insures that he is personally protected by his very own armed guards.

An NBC4 investigation finds that over the past four years, the City of Columbus has spent $1,008,198 to protect Mayor Michael Coleman, including nearly $250,000 in overtime paid out to three police officers assigned to protect the mayor on a full-time basis on weekdays, weeknights and weekends.

What many folks are unaware of is that the US Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that the Police do not have a Constitutional Duty to Protect us.  So we can’t assume the police will always come to our aid when we need some protection. Let’s also not forget that there is a healthy black market for guns that any crook worth his weight in salt knows how to access.

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Smart Meters are not even LEGAL!

NOT ONLY ARE THEY HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH, THEY ARE AN ILLEGAL FORM OF SURVEILLANCE!

Below are some hard cold facts about Smart Meters and privacy!! [Remember there is insufficient evidence to conclude that Smart Meters will even reduce energy consumption!!]

If one more person says to me “I have nothing to hide”, I’m going to pour a glass of water on their head!!!

Data that is collected in any data system has the potential to fall into the hands of people who are not honest, are not good, and are perfectly willing to use the information they access about you for nefarious activities, making you the ‘mark’! It happens every day – already!

We are currently living in the Age of Corruption (The Corporation) and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better.

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No More Privacy: Smart Meters Are Surveillance Devices That Monitor The Behavior In Your Home Every Single Minute Of Every Single Day

July 8, 2011
By Michael Snyder – Black Listed News, Contributing Writer

Have you heard about the new “smart meters” that are being installed in homes all across America?  Under the guise of “reducing greenhouse gas emissions” and “reducing energy bills”, utility companies all over the United States are forcing tens of millions of American families to accept sophisticated surveillance devices in their homes.  Currently, approximately 9 percent of all electric meters in the U.S. have been converted over to smart meters.  It is being projected that by 2012, the number of smart meters in use will rise to 52 million, and the federal government is spending a lot of money to help get these installed everywhere.  Eventually the goal is to have these smart meters in all of our homes and if that ever happened there would essentially be no more privacy.  Once installed, a smart meter monitors your home every single minute of every single day and it transmits very sophisticated data about your personal behavior back to the utility company.

So can’t we just tell the utility companies that we don’t want these stupid things?

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