“Only For A Very Good Cause” – CIA Director Explains U.S. Meddling in Other Countries

Former CIA Director [1993-1995] James Woolsey recently joked about the U.S. record of meddling overseas, during an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News. This is the transcript of the exchange at the end of the interview: ... LAURA INGRAHAM: Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections? JAMES WOOLSEY: Oh, probably. But it …

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Cuba’s “Successful Defiance” of US Hemispheric Power

The reasons for US-lead terrorist attacks against Cuba and the illegal economic embargo are spelled out in internal US records. International terrorism and economic warfare are justified not by what Cuba does, but by its “very existence,” its “successful defiance” of the proper master of the hemisphere. Here are some internal records: March 22, 1960, Special …

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Robert Kennedy Orders “Terrors of the Earth” for Cuba

Minutes of Meeting of the Special Group on Operation Mongoose, 4 October 1962. Declassified Top Secret. The Attorney General opened the meeting by saying that higher authority is concerned about progress on the MONGOOSE program and feels that more priority should be given to trying to mount sabotage operations. The Attorney General said that he wondered …

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The US on the “Selective Use of Violence for Propagandistic Effects”

During Nicaragua's civil war in the 1980s, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) commissioned a manual for the rebel contras of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), entitled Psychological Operations in Guerrilla Warfare. It was made public in October 1984. On October 21, 1984, the Washington Post published an article titled: The CIA's Murder Manual: THE CIA …

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The Eagle and the Lion: The Tragedy of American-Iranian Relations

James Bill has written a most valuable and trenchant critique of U.S. foreign policy toward Iran in the Pahlavi and post-Pahlavi periods. The author has based his study on a great array of sources, including declassified U.S. government documents (plus those "declassified" by the student hostage takers at the U.S. embassy after their assault in November 1979); personal letters and memoranda; interviews with key …

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Cuba in the Cross-Hairs: A Near Half-Century of Terror

The Batista dictatorship was overthrown in January 1959 by Castro's guerrilla forces. In March, the National Security Council (NSC) considered means to institute regime change. In May, the CIA began to arm guerrillas inside Cuba. "During the Winter of 1959-1960, there was a significant increase in CIA-supervised bombing and incendiary raids piloted by exiled Cubans" …

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Luis Posada Carriles: Redefining Terrorism

  Before there was Osama Bin Laden, there was (and still is) Luis Posada Carriles. Both worked for the CIA and both are considered by many to be terrorists. However, where these two men differ is that one of them walks the streets of Miami as a free man. I stumbled upon this article (and …

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