HIT LIST: ‘The CIA’s Greatest Hits’, US Government Assassinations – By Larry Romanoff

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“…The official CIA Assassination Manual, released to the public under a court order, contained detailed instructions on the methods of elimination of political obstacles. Here is one such example: “For secret assassinations…the contrived accident is the most effective technique. When successfully executed, it causes little excitement and is only casually investigated. The most effective accident .. is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface. Elevator shafts, stair wells, unscreened windows and bridges will serve”

The CIA’s Greatest Hits – US Government Assassinations – By Larry Romanoff

In practice, the US has on occasion encountered difficulty in its Imperial progress, most often due to country leaders proving resistant to American colonisation. In such cases, if payments of cash and the promise of free weapons fail to turn a patriot into a traitor, the obstacle must unfortunately be eliminated. Following is a list of prominent foreign individuals whom the US assassinated or, in a few instances, tried to kill and failed, including three attempts on the life of China’s Premier Zhou En-lai.

The list does not include assassinations the US subcontracted to Israel’s Mossad or to other groups, and also does not include a long list of more than 100 lesser figures whom the CIA has routinely eliminated throughout South and Central America, Asia and Africa. Only two nations in the world have ever had an official policy of state-sponsored assassinations, and they still have them today – the US and Israel.

The official CIA Assassination Manual, released to the public under a court order, contained detailed instructions on the methods of elimination of political obstacles. Here is one such example:

“For secret assassinations…the contrived accident is the most effective technique. When successfully executed, it causes little excitement and is only casually investigated. The most effective accident .. is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface. Elevator shafts, stair wells, unscreened windows and bridges will serve. The act may be executed by sudden, vigorous grabbing of the ankles, tipping the subject over the edge.”

The following is adapted in part from a list prepared by William Blum for his book “Killing Hope”.

Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations:

1949 – Kim Koo, Korean opposition leader
1950 – Zhou En-lai, Prime Minister of China (3 attempts)
1950 – Sukarno, President of Indonesia
1950 – Claro Recto, Philippines opposition leader
1950 – Jose Figueres, President of Costa Rica, two attempts
1951 – Kim Il Sung, Premier of North Korea
1953 – Zhou En-lai, Prime Minister of China
1953 – Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran
1955 – Jose Antonio Remon, President of Panama
1955 – Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India
1955 – Jose Figueres, President of Costa Rica
1957 – Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt
1959 – Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia
1960 – Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq
1960 – Fidel Castro, President of Cuba (638 attempts)
1960 – Raul Castro, high official in government of Cuba
1961 – Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, leader of Haiti
1961 – Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations
1961 – Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire)
1961 – Gen. Rafael Trujillo, leader of Dominican Republic
1962 – Sukarno, President of Indonesia
1963 – Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam
1963 – Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia
1965 – Pierre Ngendandumwe, Prime Minister of Burundi
1965 – Francisco Caamanao, Dominican Republic opposition leader
1965 – Charles de Gaulle, President of France
1967 – Che Guevara, Cuban leader
1969 – Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia
1970 – Salvador Allende, President of Chile
1970 – Gen. Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of Army, Chile
1970 – General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama
1972 – General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence
1973 – Jose Figueres, President of Costa Rica
1975 – Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire
1975 – King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
1976 – Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica
1979 – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Leader of Pakistan
1980 – Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya, several attempts
1981 – Gen. Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of Army, Chile
1981 – General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama
1982 – Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran
1983 – Gen. Ahmed Dlimi, Moroccan Army commander
1983 – Miguel d’Escoto, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua
1984 – The nine comandantes of the Nicaraguan Government – the Sandinista National Directorate
1985 – Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanese Shiite leader (80 people killed in the attempt)
1986 – Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya, several attempts
1988 – General Mohammed Zia Ul-Haq, Military Leader of Pakistan
1991 – Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq
1993 – Mohamed Farah Aideed, prominent clan leader of Somalia
1998 – Osama bin Laden, leading Islamic militant
1999 – Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia
1999 – Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kandhar, Afghanistan
2001 – Osama bin Laden, leading Islamic militant
2002 – Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan Islamic leader and warlord
2003 – Saddam Hussein and his two sons
2011 – Moammar Ghaddafi, his cabinet members and his family

On the topic of Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, in early 2015 news reports revealed that Sweden had formally asked the UN to reopen the investigation into the man’s death, and with a specific request to all UN nations to release all documents in their possession

A New York Times article noted that this event had been “an open wound” in Sweden for more than 50 years and that the nation would like some closure. The same article noted what it called “persuasive evidence” that Hammarskjold’s aircraft had been attacked.

Many questions were raised at the time about the unusual delay to inspect the wreckage. Although the plane crashed only a few kilometers from the airport, local authorities refused to approach the wreckage until the following morning. It also made references to the involvement of lucrative commercial concessions as well as the NSA’s refusing to release its documents on the matter.
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On the death of Pakistan’s leader Mohammed Zia Ul-Haq, the CIA doesn’t mind sacrificing its own on occasion. Zia Ul-Haq and many of his most senior staff were on a US military C-130 transport along with the US Ambassador to Pakistan, Arnie Raphel, when the plane crashed and exploded shortly after take-off. The cause of the crash was never publicly stated but media reports claimed the US sent a team of investigators to assist the Pakistanis but that the two sides reached “sharply different conclusions”.

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