Orchestration of Death Squads and the Writing of History

Those who control history control the future. It is understandable the United States is using its immense power to prevent the establishment of an International Criminal Court with authority to judge the planners and perpetrators of these atrocities.

If such a court were ever established and given the investigative authority and funds, true history would be recorded. The powerful, currently protected because their acts are unrecorded in history and thus unknown, would be immediately weakened as their illegal acts were put on record. The power of the suppressed masses would be simultaneously strengthened.

When U.S.-trained covert operatives are caught in criminal acts that are extensions of these operations, typically they are not charged in U.S. courts. To do so would require opening those CIA records so—as every operation is the total antithesis of law, justice, honesty, and right—these charges are dismissed or never brought in the first place.

We saw this scene played out with seven Cuban defectors set for trial in Puerto Rico for plotting to kill Fidel Castro of Cuba. Threatening to expose the fact that their assassination project was only an extension of the spreading of exotic livestock diseases and exotic human diseases in Cuba, burning Cuban cane fields, blowing an airliner with a champion Cuban fencing team and other innocent people out of the sky, and many other covert operations they were trained for by the CIA, including the now well-known 30-year-effort to assassinate Castro, naturally they were acquitted.

An attempt was made to assassinate Chou En Lai of China, second in power only to Mao Ze-dong. The plane was successfully sabotaged when it landed to refuel outside of China and all aboard were killed. However, Chou En Lai had taken another plane.

This was a precursor to sabotaging the plane with the Cuban champion fencing team, and these were far from the only such Western state-sponsored assassinations of fundamentally nonviolent and peaceful leaders and potential leaders.[1]

In Confessions of an Economic Hit Man John Perkins alerts us that Panama’s President Omar Torrijos and Ecuador’s President Jamie Roldos were assassinated by the CIA because they refused to be corrupted.

Those high-level assassinations were professional hit men called on when there was no other way to control a nation or its leaders.

At the level of control of the masses, death squads were killing teachers, professors, labor leaders, cooperative leaders, and church leaders.

Those killed were not the terrorists and killers we are told. They were the budding Washingtons, Jeffersons, Madisons, Gandhis, and Martin Luther Kings of those countries who were gaining followers. As they may some day lead their countries to freedom, they had to be eliminated.

Professor Michael Chossudovsky explains that the terrorists attack on Mumbai during the Thanksgiving holiday, 2008, “has the fingerprints of a paramilitary-intelligence operation”  (http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message675861/pg1). The obvious connection was also noted by Russian Intelligence.

It is possible that U.S.-sponsored state terrorism was greater than all other world terrorisms combined, state and private, and it is a certainty that all Western nations together supported and guided several times more terrorism than the entire rest of the world.[2]

And remember, much, if not most, private world terrorism is in reaction to these assaults—overt, covert, financial, and economic—that subvert the governments and economies of defenseless societies.

Imperial nations fear a true International Criminal Court[3] but they have no fear of the current International War Crimes Tribunal indicting and trying war criminals. Since the U.S. and NATO established and financed this court and provided the researchers and judges, there is no danger of it seriously looking into terrorist acts of their own such as we are addressing.

On May 10th, 2000 at a speech in Berkeley, California, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, one of the primary designers of trying Yugoslavs for war crimes, admitted what all diplomats knew: The U.S. “raised the bar” high enough during the Rambouillet negotiations so “Milosevic could not jump over it” because Yugoslavia needed a little bombing.”

The U.S. dictated at Rambouillet that Yugoslavia either accepts the total occupation of Yugoslavia by NATO, or be bombed. As all diplomats agree that no nation could sign such an agreement, Rambouillet was a declaration of war, not a negotiation, and this means all who planned that war and the massive destruction of Yugoslavia’s civilian infrastructure are war criminals.

Though a few officers of the puppet forces in the Yugoslav destabilization will necessarily have to be sacrificed, the focus will be on indicting and convicting Serbian leaders and military officers, while the primary planners and enforcers of this externally planned destabilization of Yugoslavia will be untouched.

This court will feign balance by investigating the Rwandan slaughter of 500,000 but the terrorist acts of imperial centers of capital will not go on this court’s calendar. Quite simply, those court records are the writing of history and these court decisions are designed to lock society within a belief system through destroying the reputation of targeted societies and leaving the imperial nations unblemished.[4]

Future Leaders of Nations Picked and Trained

The CIA picks candidates in the developing world for an all-expense-paid education at Milton Friedman’s Chicago School of [neoliberal] Economics and other conservative institutions and these students go back to teach and run governments. To regain control of Chile, the CIA handpicked several hundred Chilean students for training at the Chicago School.

So it went with military officers and students from all over the world. Money was always available for the “right students” to take the “right classes” under the “right professors” in America, others must fend for themselves.[5]

This is a continuation of William Pitt’s imposition of Adam Smith free trade philosophy, as interpreted by neo-mercantilists, upon the defeated world to maintain its dependency. History is then written through the lens of that ‘belief system.”

Those graduates which once found their way into power are now being pushed aside as new leaders, knowing America works through many of those same students to overthrow governments, push them to the margins.

Steve Kangas provides an outline of how the world’s breaks for freedom were suppressed:

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: 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. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be “communists,” but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow (run a Google search).

Erasing the Records Writes History

Strategies of Tension would fail if exposed. CIA agents are trained on how to write the historical record to protect themselves and purging the records of damaging information is standard practice.

In the Iran-Contra hearings, Americans watched on their nightly news as Colonel Oliver North testified he had shredded all records of that covert operation.

When Congress was questioning the covert actions in Angola, John Stockwell, in charge of that destabilization, explained the CIA director, HW Bush, sent a young lawyer to his office to purge his files of any such records. Bush then testified to Congress, “No files in the Agency corroborated any of the Congressional allegations.”

The CIA and other intelligence agencies are going even further. They are finishing their writing of this history by destroying their covert action records, which, of course, then leaves only these tens of thousands of fraudulent articles and books, and no record of their dishonest creation or the orchestration of those destabilizations by powerful imperial centers of capital.[6]

Argentina has also destroyed their records on assassinating 30,000 essentially peaceful people. Among them were nuns and teenagers with about 500 of them pregnant women who, after giving birth, went straight to the plane which dropped these drugged people into the Atlantic Ocean,[7] and it is a safe bet other allied imperial nations and their puppet governments have destroyed their incriminating records.

Due to the perseverance of mothers, the violence Argentina imposed on its own people is, 30 years late, being recorded. But the ironclad rule of all imperial nations is “plausible denial.” These government-sponsored terrorist acts against other people, or their own people, are not to be traceable to those governments and thus unrecorded in history.

Only what is acknowledged or proven can be a part of the historical record. When someone does bring this government-imposed violence to light, the very people planning or carrying out this violence testify in front of Congress it is not happening, the government denies to the people and the world it is involved, and most of those records of covert terrorism are erased before the 30 to 100 years the secrets legally run out.

So, even if recorders of history, the media, are somehow informed that their government is responsible for extreme violence against innocent people, it does not get recorded in the papers and magazines of record, and thus does not get recorded in history. We owe defecting CIA agents and good researchers an enormous debt for bringing enough to light before those records were destroyed so the story can be told.

But these records were also kept by the death squads orchestrated around the world. Some of their records were not destroyed and they have been found by 21st century investigators, some of who are preparing legal cases against those who both carried out and those who ordered, oversaw, and financed this slaughter.

South Africa’s policy of amnesty for all who fully tell the story of their involvement in that country’s state terrorism has exposed these practices. But the South African government’s poisonings, tortures, and assassinations pale into insignificance alongside those carried out under Western destabilization policies.

We must remember the title of George Seldes’s book, Even the Gods Can’t Change History, and his many examples of totally falsified events recorded as fact simply cannot get changed in the history books.

Quite simply, the winners of wars write history, claims of a free press and free thought notwithstanding. Those old history books become the source for new history books and the same falsifications of history are repeated.

It is safe to say that every society that does not give full and equal rights to all its citizens does not tell the truth about itself. Recreating that history is a basic aspect of becoming free.

When listening to someone on a podium mouthing the politically correct statements of dictators and killers in Cuba or any other country that has been demonized as wanting to rule the world, you as an individual can break through that perception management (propaganda) blockade.

When recognized to ask questions from the floor, here are some questions that will alert an audience that much in world history and world politics they took for granted was far from true:

1 “How come our media and our political leaders did not inform us that Cuba, once as impoverished as other Latin American nations, attained the education and health care level of America and is now spreading those gifts to other poor nations?

2 How come Cuba eliminated hunger while the rest of Latin America did not?

3 How come tens of millions of children in the world sleep in the street, including in America and not one is Cuban?

4 How did Cubans rapidly increase their quality of life even as they were under almost total embargo by the West and American covert assaults burned their cane fields, spread exotic diseases to their livestock and within the human population killing over 150 Cuban children and forcing the slaughter of thousands of livestock, blew up railroad trestles dumping trains into the ravine, and blowing a Cuban airliner out of the sky with Cuba’s champion fencing team aboard?

5 Why were we not informed of the over 730 American airmen who were shot down over the Soviet Union during the Cold War, were either killed in the crash, or finished out their lives in Soviet prisons while their family were told any of dozens of cover stories of how they died?

6 It is undemocratic and illegal in America and any other country for another country to be involved in their elections. How come America heavily financed and guided elections in almost every country of the world including those in Western Europe after WW II?

7 By what right did America orchestrate the assassination by death squads of thousands of budding Washingtons, Jeffersons, Martin Luther Kings, and Gandhis when they were losing control of elections in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and dozens of other tiny countries?

8 By what right did America destabilize governments that, in spite of the above named covert U.S. efforts, were democratically elected, Chile, Guatemala, Ecuador, Panama, Iran, and Indonesia is an incomplete list?

9 What does dictating policy to the world do to our language when those assaulted countries with multiple political parties and some—such as the former Soviet Union’s participatory democracy whose citizens’ representatives had direct instructions from the voters on how to vote on issues very similar to American ballot initiatives?

Why is Cuba labeled a dictatorship when the the citizenry vote directly on the laws, a direct democracy, while the countries which did all I have just described, and which have effectively kept direct voting on laws out of their political systems are labeled as democracies?

We now turn to Who are the Powerful? Who are the Violent and Powerful Who Ordered these Atrocities?

Those crucial 170 words describing an honest, efficient, capitalist economy. Does anyone have the ear of President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Team?

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[1] Blum, Rogue State, chapters 3-10; Prados, Presidents’ Secret Wars, 1996 ed., pp. 333, 337, 349; Garwood, Under Cover, pp. 60-64; Church Committee Report (1976), Congressional Record; Blum, The CIA, p. 108.

[2] Feisal Mansoor of Sri Lanka informed us that “idealistic youths were being murdered by the SL state in 1987-1992, the elite did not move until one of their own (Richard De Zoysa, journalist and doyen of Colombo society) was taken away from his home at night and found the next morning shot through the head on a beach South of Colombo.” Orchestrated death squads were operating in many countries we have not addressed. This is all being repeated in Iraq as I write, keywords “let a thousand militias bloom, A.K. Gupta” or “Iraq, Salvador Option,” and watch for future such articles exposing these private militias as death squads.

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[3] Tuva Raanes, “A Divine Country All on Its Own,” World Press Review, October 2002, p. 17.

[4] As these subjects are not touched by corporate media, we must depend upon Google and Nexus-Lexus searches using keywords off these pages to find the information to decipher the true policies of state. William Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Super Power (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 2000), especially pp. 73-77, addresses the subject well.

[5] Prouty, JFK, pp. 244-45.

[6] Stephen Schlesinger, “The CIA Censor’s History,” The Nation, July 14, 1997, pp. 20-22; Stockwell, Praetorian Guard, p. 21.

[7] Epstein, Jack, “Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Laundry May Get a Public Airing,” The Christian Science Monitor, December 4, 1997,p. 7; Blum, Rogue State, chapters 3-5-14-17, and 18.

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