The CIA: Is It The Largest                                                            Terrorist Organization              ...
ICEBREAKER EDUTAINMENT MOVIE                 SERIOUS READING                     FOLLOWS“…Its not that the CIA is a rogue ...
The CIA:Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet?                 Source: http://iluvsa.blogspot.com/2010/01...
coup ever in humankind history, staged and executed by CIA and American military operativesinside Chile itself. Bodies wer...
The CIA as a Terrorist Organization                                             By Peter Meyer                           S...
military forces, they may become blurred when the instigator is a non-state entity such as        a resistance group.    ...
The CIA has been a terrorist organization from its beginnings, when it included a large numberof former Nazis — former mem...
Its not that the CIA is a rogue organization, out of control. The CIA implements the policies ofthe President of the Unite...
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  1. 1. The CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? An Edutainment Movie And Two Critical EssaysThe CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 1
  2. 2. ICEBREAKER EDUTAINMENT MOVIE SERIOUS READING FOLLOWS“…Its not that the CIA is a rogue organization, out of control. The CIA implements thepolicies of the President of the United States. The CIA carries out unofficial U.S.government policy. That the CIA is a terrorist organization implies that the United Statesis a terrorist state. Considering the millions of deaths that the U.S. has caused and theenormous suffering that its international policies produce, its hypocrisy in condemningother countries as "terrorist states" would be ludicrous if it were not so tragic…”Peter Meyer The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? The CIA: Is It 2
  3. 3. The CIA:Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? Source: http://iluvsa.blogspot.com/2010/01/cia-is-it-largest-terrorist.html 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 CIAs activities. American observers are today stating that the CIAs removal of Premier Mossadeq in Iran in 1953 was an act that has created the Iranian revolution and todays 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 1970s. 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 The CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 3
  4. 4. coup ever in humankind history, staged and executed by CIA and American military operativesinside Chile itself. Bodies were seen floating in rivers and were stacked in cold houses across thecountry, awaiting identification while the U.S. Embassy in Santiago celebrated the new capitalistand 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 Sovietsand the Chinese communist party in China. It failed in several attempts at eliminating FidelCastro, the long serving President of Cuba and failed to stop the rise of the Ayatollahs in Iranwhen Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to topple the Shah of Iran who was then subservientto the U.S. In the same breath, it failed to stop the student revolt in Iran which took the AmericanEmbassy hostage as the CIA could not predict the turn of events. This was probably one of thebiggest failures in the long deadly history of a non-military organization that has killed morepeople and eliminated more presidents, prime ministers and other top officials in nations acrossthe globe.The CIA has a long list of criminal activities, far too long to mention here but a few reminderswill 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 aregime which is democratically elected to install a pro-U.S. right wing government in countriesthat interest the U.S. The CIA will start with propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchasedelections, 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 foreignconsumption the CIA is the covert operations division of the U.S. government and as such hasengaged in many terrorist activities.The CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 4
  5. 5. The CIA as a Terrorist Organization By Peter Meyer Source: http://www.serendipity.li/cia/cia_terr.html This page is available in a Spanish translation by José Maria Martinez: La CIA es una organización terroristaIn September 2001 President George W. Bush declared a "War on Terrorism" and vowed todestroy all terrorist organizations "with a global reach". For the good of both America and therest of the world he should start with the largest international terrorist organization of them all —his own CIA.The concept of "terrorism" is not clear and there is no generally agreed upon definition of theterm. It is, however, a tactic, a means to a particular end. A tactic can always be used, and isalways a possible course of action for some group or other. Once this is understood it is clear thatit is ridiculous to declare a "War on Terrorism" — one cannot defeat a tactic. To declare a war onterrorism is to declare perpetual war (which, in fact, is the intention)."Terrorism" is here taken to mean the practice of the deliberate inflicting (either directly orindirectly) of harm, injury, death and/or destruction upon a civilian target sufficient to causehorror, revulsion or despair among civilian populations and/or their political leaders, with thegoal of causing those populations or political leaders to act in a way desired by the terrorists.Terrorist action differs from military action in two respects: (1) In military action the target ismilitary (or provides direct support to the military), not civilian; in military action the militaryforces of some organization, usually (but not necessarily) a state, target the military forces (andsupporting infrastructure) of an opposing organization, usually a state. (2) In military action theaim is to destroy a particular military capability of the opposing side rather than to effect somepolitical goal (though, of course, military action is usually conducted in support of some largerpolitical strategy).The distinction between terrorist and military action may not always be clear, for several reasons.  The distinction between a military target and a civilian target may not be clear. (A police station may be a military target or a civilian target depending on what activities its occupants are engaged in.)  The goal of a particular militant action may be partly military and partly political, and although these aims may usually be distinguished when the instigator is a state, using itsThe CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 5
  6. 6. military forces, they may become blurred when the instigator is a non-state entity such as a resistance group.  The judgment as to what is terrorist activity and what is military activity may depend on who is making the judgment. This is usually the case when there is violent opposition by the inhabitants of some territory to the unwanted control or occupation of that territory by some external entity, usually a state (as in the West Bank, the Basque region, Kashmir, etc.). Militant groups among the population of the occupied territory may carry out attacks against both military and civilian targets of the occupying power, attempting to persuade the occupying power to cease its occupation and withdraw control. From the point of view of the occupying power such groups are composed of "terrorists", but from the point of view of the inhabitants of the occupied territory they are "freedom fighters" — militant groups engaged in armed conflict with an occupying enemy state (Israel, Spain, India, etc.). Thus arises the saying, "One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter." Actually, as Noam Chomsky has pointed out, the distinction is quite simple: If they do it, its terrorism; if we do it then its counter-terrorism (and so OK).This is the excuse that Israel gives for its terrorism directed against the Palestinian people. WhenPalestinians detonate explosives strapped to their bodies in the streets of Tel Aviv filled withIsraeli shoppers it is terrorism. When Israelis fire missiles from helicopter gunships into streets inGaza filled with frightened Palestinians it is counter-terrorism. So if acts of reprisal againstviolence directed at civilians is "counter-terrorism" then acts of reprisal against those acts ofreprisal is "counter-counter-terrorism". And if counter-terrorism is OK (a reply to acts ofviolence) then surely so is counter-counter-terrorism. The same excuse that the Israelis give fortheir terrorism could also be used to excuse the Palestinians.That CIA was created just after the end of World War II (from an OSS riddled with Nazis) by anact of Congress (and Congress can eliminate it in the same way). Its official purpose is tofunction primarily as an intelligence-gathering organization (at least, thats what we are supposedto believe) but in fact it has always been something different from that.The CIA is not now nor has it ever been a central intelligence agency. It is the covert action armof the Presidents foreign policy advisers. In that capacity it overthrows or supports foreigngovernments while reporting "intelligence" justifying those activities. It shapes its intelligence,even in such critical areas as Soviet nuclear weapons capability, to support presidential policy.Disinformation is a large part of its covert action responsibility, and the American people are theprimary target of its lies. — Ralph McGehee, Deadly DeceitsThe CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 6
  7. 7. The CIA has been a terrorist organization from its beginnings, when it included a large numberof former Nazis — former members of the Gestapo and the Nazi military intelligence (such asReinhard Gehlen). Unlike smaller terrorist organizations such as ETA the CIA does not normallyengage in terrorism by sending its employees to plant bombs, etc. Rather, it tends to act throughintermediaries and agents, sometimes making use of U.S. military personnel.That the CIA is a terrorist organization is clear from its record of terrorist activities (sometimescalled "counterinsurgency" or "low intensity conflict"). Here are just a few examples:  During the Vietnam war the CIA conducted Operation Phoenix, an assassination program. The goal was not only to eliminate those Vietnamese who might oppose the U.S. (which in practice meant most of the population of Vietnam) but also to terrorize the entire population of South Vietnam and to suppress opposition to the occupying U.S. forces. Over 20,000 Vietnamese were murdered, often at random.  The CIA also recruited a mercenary army in Vietnam (financed by profits from the CIAs heroin smuggling), particularly from among the Hmong villagers, which was used to terrorize the civilian population and to prevent them from assisting the Viet Cong.  The CIA organized and financed (with the profits from its cocaine smuggling) the activities of the Contras in Nicaragua, who murdered tens of thousands of civilians, and tried to disrupt the economy, in an attempt to destabilize the legitimate Sandinista government. (For this the U.S. was condemned in the World Court for engaging in international terrorism, and it rejected a U.N. security council resolution calling upon it to observe international law.)  The CIA planned and organized the military coup detat in 1973 in Chile which overthrew the legitimately elected government of Salvador Allende (because he would not implement economic policies designed in Washington to favor American corporations doing business in Chile) and brought to power the regime of General Augusto Pinochet; this regime abducted, tortured and killed thousands of Chilean citizens in an attempt to suppress opposition.  The CIA organized and supported the Turkish governments persecution of its Kurdish minority during the 1990s, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and millions of refuges; the aim being the suppression of Kurdish culture and the elimination of Kurdish demands for a separate state.  The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are widely regarded as terrorist acts. There is evidence of CIA involvement. See Michael Rupperts Suppressed Details of Criminal Insider Trading Lead Directly into the CIAs Highest Ranks.Further examples could very easily be given (and may be found documented in the many books,magazine articles and web pages about the CIA). Much relevant information will be found inRalph McGehees CIA Support of Death Squads, which gives details about the CIAs terroristactivities in over forty countries.The CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 7
  8. 8. Its not that the CIA is a rogue organization, out of control. The CIA implements the policies ofthe President of the United States. The CIA carries out unofficial U.S. government policy. Thatthe CIA is a terrorist organization implies that the United States is a terrorist state. Consideringthe millions of deaths that the U.S. has caused and the enormous suffering that its internationalpolicies produce, its hypocrisy in condemning other countries as "terrorist states" would beludicrous if it were not so tragic.  Noam Chomsky: Is the U.S. a Terrorist State?  Chris Floyd: Into the Dark: The Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attacks  Ben C. Vidgen: A State of Terror  Jim Marrs: An Overview of The War on Terrorism  William Blum: Myth and denial in the War on Terrorism  American State Terrorism: A Critical Review of the Objectives of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-World War II Period  Michel Chossudovsky: Bush appoints a Terrorist as US Ambassador to Iraq  Nick Possum: The Nicholas Berg Execution  Daniele Ganser: NATOs secret armies linked to terrorism? (Also here.)  Dr. Sam Hamod: Was Israel or Bush Involved in the Assassination of Rafik Harriri?  Frank Morales: The Provocateur State: Is the CIA Behind the Iraqi "Insurgents" — and Global Terrorism?The CIA: Is It The Largest Terrorist Organization On The Planet? 8

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