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The CIA's Anti-Democracy Actions

• https://www.fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger

But let's not forget five anti-democratic actions taken in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970 by the CIA, which is the pride and glory of both Democrats and the mainstream press (well, yes, of Republicans as well.)

1. Iran, 1953. The CIA instigated a coup in Iran that ousted the democratically elected prime minister of the country and replaced him with the Shah, a brutal, pro-CIA dictator. To assist him maintain his iron grip on tyranny on the Iranian people, the CIA built up the Shah's domestic military-intelligence police force known as the SAVAK, which was a combination Pentagon, FBI, CIA, and NSA. The CIA's anti-democratic action is the root cause of bad relations between the U.S. and Iran today.

2. Guatemala, 1954. The CIA instigated a coup that ousted the democratically elected president of the country, Jacobo Arbenz, and replaced him with a brutal, rightwing, pro-CIA military general. The CIA's anti-democratic action threw the country into a three-decade civil war that killed more than a million people.

3.  Congo, 1961. The CIA conspired to assassinate Congo's democratically elected president Patrice Lumumba. Since the CIA knew that newly elected U.S. President John F. Kennedy would disapprove of the assassination, the CIA ensure that Lumumba was killed before Kennedy could stop it.

4. United States, 1963. The CIA, in combination with the Pentagon, instigated Kennedy's assassination. The U.S. national security establishment had waged a vicious war against the president since his election, which finally culminated in Kennedy's murder in Dallas. Given the CIA's assassination partnership with the Mafia to murder Cuban leader Fidel Castro, it is a virtual certainty that the Mafia also participated in the crime by murdering Lee Harvey Oswald. The mainstream press has always steadfastly refused to address the fraudulent autopsy conducted on the president's body, which was conducted by the U.S. military and supervised by the U.S. deep state. (See my two books The Kennedy Autopsy and The Kennedy Autopsy 2). Kennedy's assassination led to the continuation of the Cold War and to the Vietnam War. America has yet to recover from the the national-security establishment's assassination of President Kennedy.


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