Monday, March 16, 2009

Timeline of some CIA Atrocities

Timeline of some CIA Atrocities

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

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.


While other American agencies are hunting down Nazi war
criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is
smuggling them into America, unpunished, for their use against
the Soviets

1947: Greece

President Truman requests military aid to Greece to support
right-wing forces fighting communist rebels. For the rest of the
Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek
leaders with deplorable human rights records


With the CIA's backing, the king removes George Papandreous as
prime minister. Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S.
interests in Greece

1967: Greece

A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days
before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous,
the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the "reign of
the colonels" - backed by the CIA - will usher in the widespread
use of torture and murder against political opponents. When a
Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S. plans
for Cyprus, Johnson tells him: "Fuck your parliament and your

Fast forward: 2001
An Investigation Into 9/11...