By Mark Zepezauer
• employed most sensible Nazi struggle criminals, shielded them from justice and learned—and used—their techniques
• has been inquisitive about assassinations, bombings, massacres, wars, loss of life squads, drug trafficking, and rigged elections all around the world
• tortures childrens as younger as thirteen and adults as previous as 89, leading to pressured “confessions” to every type of imaginary crimes (an blameless Kuwaiti was once tortured for months to make him continue repeating his preliminary lies, and a meant al-Qaeda chief was once waterboarded 187 instances in one month with no generating a speck of precious information)
• orchestrates the media—which one CIA deputy director loved to name “the robust Wurlitzer”—and areas its brokers within newspapers, magazines and publication publishers
• and masses more.
The CIA’s crimes proceed unabated, and unpunished. The day prior to normal David Petraeus took over because the 20th CIA director, federal prosecutors introduced that they have been shedding ninety nine investigations into the deaths of individuals in CIA custody, leaving simply energetic circumstances they’re keen to pursue.
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Extra resources for The CIA's Greatest Hits (Real Story)
Referred to as Operation Phoenix, it was once an assassination application, undeniable and straightforward. the belief was once to cripple the NLF through killing influential humans like mayors, lecturers, medical professionals, tax collectors—anyone who aided the functioning of the NLF’s parallel govt within the South. some of the “suspects” have been tortured, and a few have been tossed from helicopters in the course of interrogation. William Colby, the CIA legit accountable for Phoenix (he later grew to become director of the CIA), insisted this used to be all a part of “military necessity”—though he admitted to Congress that he fairly had no thought what number of the 20,000 killed have been Viet Cong and the way many have been “loyal” Vietnamese. Colby’s confusion used to be comprehensible, when you consider that Phoenix was once a joint operation among the united states and the South Vietnamese, who used it as a way of extortion, a safety racket and how to settle vendettas. considerably, the South Vietnamese envisioned the Operation Phoenix loss of life toll at towards 40,000. regardless of the distinctive quantity, there’s absolute confidence the killings have been necessary—after all, we have been attempting to hinder a massacre. Hit #19: the key warfare in Laos among 1957 and 1965, Laotian governments got here and went at a frantic speed, with the CIA sponsoring at the least one coup a 12 months. the matter was once leftist team known as the Pathet Lao stored getting adequate votes to be incorporated in coalition governments. If the Pathet Lao or different leftists have been voted into place of work, there’d both be a right-wing coup or the legislature will be dissolved, with destiny elections canceled if attainable. If there has been an election, the CIA could stuff poll packing containers, run propaganda campaigns and bribe legislators to aim to get their applicants elected. however the CIA didn’t count totally on such namby-pamby suggestions. beginning within the overdue Fifties, they recruited a mercenary strength of a few 40,000 males to assault Pathet Lao forces. referred to as the Armée Clandestine (“secret army”), approximately part its contributors have been from Thailand; the remainder got here from Taiwan, South Korea and different US customer states. regardless of the scale of the Armée Clandestine, the Pathet Lao had sufficient aid within the geographical region to resist it. via 1964, after one other CIA coup succeeded in fitting a right-wing puppet, the Pathet Lao was once thoroughly frozen out of the electoral method. They’d started receiving reduction from the neighboring North Vietnamese, who have been desirous about CIA-backed sabotage and assassination groups working from Laotian territory. while the Pathet Lao made major advances, the USA army obtained directly—but secretly—involved. From 1965 to 1973, the USA dropped over million a whole bunch bombs on Laos, way over both sides dropped in international warfare II. The bombing was once so ferocious that over 1 / 4 of the inhabitants grew to become refugees, with many folks residing in caves for years at a time. considering this CIA-run battle in Laos was once “secret,” it simply obtained a fragment of the eye given to the struggle in Vietnam. The secrecy proved unlucky for lots of of the USA squaddies concerned. If killed, they have been indexed as casualties of the Vietnam battle.