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It makes for interesting reading, given that Apartheid has been classified as a crime against humanity; where it is not uncommon for Apartheid to be blamed for a myriad alleged atrocities. Nobody denies that the work of an effective intelligence agency is a national imperative, but the claims made here are startling. However, please note the disclaimer.
Be advised that the source of the article is a site called the Online Political Islam Portal.
An estimate by researchers put the number of people killed as a result of CIA covert operations to 6 million. Dozens of Presidents and Prime Ministers as well as ministers, religious leaders and revolutionary activists were also the target of the CIA. Does this not make the CIA the biggest terrorist organization?
Portrayed as an intelligence gathering organization to protect the citizens of the USA the CIA is also a tool used to advance the cause of capitalism to create puppet 'democracies' across the world. In reality, the CIA is deadlier than the Mafia and the so called 'Al-Qaeda'. It is factually the biggest and most dangerous terror organization world-wide.
The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an "American Holocaust."
Funded by public money and run as a private army, the CIA has spent 60 years of its existence interfering in the destinies of various nations and has changed the political future of many others with murders, executions and kidnappings on an international scale. The interference of the CIA, its very existence as a matter of fact, has helped breed other terror organizations to counter the CIA's activities. American observers are today stating that the CIA's removal of Premier Mossadeq in Iran in 1953 was an act that has created the Iranian revolution and today's nuclear threats from Iran.
One of the biggest CIA led operations in history was the overthrow of the Salvatore Allende regime in Chile in the 1970's. The overthrow of the government culminated with the execution of the Chilean Leftist and pro-Moscow President and the brutal killing of thousands of anti-U.S. protesters in Santiago and other cities and villages across Chile. It was probably the bloodiest coup ever in humankind history, staged and executed by CIA and American military operatives inside Chile itself. Bodies were seen floating in rivers and were stacked in cold houses across the country, awaiting identification while the U.S. Embassy in Santiago celebrated the new capitalist and pro-American regime that the CIA installed after the coup.
The CIA was most active during the Cold War engaged in counter-espionage against the Soviets and the Chinese communist party in China. It failed in several attempts at eliminating Fidel Castro, the long serving President of Cuba and failed to stop the rise of the Ayatollah's in Iran when Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to topple the Shah of Iran who was then subservient to the U.S. In the same breath, it failed to stop the student revolt in Iran which took the American Embassy hostage as the CIA could not predict the turn of events. This was probably one of the biggest failures in the long deadly history of a non-military organization that has killed more people and eliminated more presidents, prime ministers and other top officials in nations across the globe.
The CIA has a long list of criminal activities, far too long to mention here but a few reminders will not harm anyone and will be an eye opener to the younger generations.
Steve Kangas in Timeline of CIA Atrocities“The CIA will use the following to help overthrow a regime which is democratically elected to install a pro-U.S. right wing government in countries that interest the U.S. The CIA will start with 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.”
In addition to being the principal source of U.S. propaganda for domestic and foreign consumption the CIA is the covert operations division of the U.S. government and as such has engaged in many terrorist activities.