CIA Gets Head (of State)

The Central Intelligence Agency (the “CIA”) of the United States is about to get a new head, confirmation hearings are ongoing right now (as of February 7, 2013), and I think the prospect of a new CIA head is a good enough reason to revisit some of its old crimes.

Terror is one of the most terrible manifestations of the moral and political crisis and nearing collapse of America’s pseudo-capitalist Imperialist society and the embodiment of lawlessness.

The Central Intelligence Agency was directly or indirectly involved in the murder of the following heads of states, prominent politicians, religious leaders or public figures:

  • Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Republic of Zaire, in 1960
  • Rafael Trujillo, President of the Dominican Republic, in 1961
  • Ernest Miller Hemingway, American writer, in 1961
  • Marilyn Monroe, American film star, in 1962
  • Abd al-Karim Qasim, Prime Minister of Iraq, in 1963
  • Ngo Dinh Diem, President of the Republic of Vietnam, in 1963
  • John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, in 1963
  • Dipa Nusantara Aidit, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Indonesia, in 1965
  • Amilcar Cabral, General Secretary of the African Party of Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde Islands, in 1973
  • Salvador Allende, President of the Republic of Chile, in 1973
  • Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, diplomat and politician, in 1973
  • General Fateh Mohammad Fermaershi, of Afghanistan, in 1974
  • Mujibur Rahman, President of Bangladesh, in 1975
  • Orlando Letelier, Chilean economist, politician and diplomat, in 1976
  • Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot, in 1977
  • Aldo Moro, Prime Minister of Italy, 1978
  • Ayatollah A. Madani, of Iran, in 1980
  • Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, in 1980
  • Jaime Roldos Aguilera, President of Ecuador, in 1980
  • Jean Donovan, American lay missionary, in El Salvador, in 1980
  • Dorothy Kazel, Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, American missionaries to El Salvador, in 1980
  • Brigadier General Omar Torrijos, President of the Republic of Panama, in 1981
  • Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, in 1988
  • Rafic Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon, in 2005
  • Osama bin Laden, Leader of the Anti-American and Anti-Western Pan-Arab Al-Qaeda movement, in 2011
  • Colonel Gaddafi, Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya, in 2011

At various times, the CIA plotted, and/or made (sometimes numerous) attempts, to assassinate the following heads of states, prominent politicians, religious leaders and public figures:

  • Ziaur Rahman, President of Bangladesh
  • Prince Norodom Sihanouk, of Cambodia
  • Fidel Castro, Leader of the Cuban revolution
  • Achmad Sukarno, President of Indonesia, in 1975
  • Nelson Mandela, Leader of the African National Congress
  • Maurice Bishop, Leader of Grenada
  • Kenneth Kaunda, President of Zambia
  • Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua
  • Yasser Arafat, Leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization
  • Pope John Paul II, Leader of the Catholic Church
  • Slobodan Milošević, President of Yugoslavia
  • Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq
  • Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela 

The CIA kills and maims hundreds of men, women and children every day, most recently, using drone technology.

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