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Lessons from History: US Imperialism

Coups Arranged or Backed by the USA – Krysstal, UK

The Operation Phoenix in Vietnam (Video) – YouTube

A program of systematic torture and assassinations to discourage the Anti-American resistance. It didn´t work.

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED – Google Video

Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when [Chavez] was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history’s shortest-lived coup d’état. It’s a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela “Washington’s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba.”

The CIA-backed overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz – Third World Traveler

Dwight Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles had decided that the legally-elected government of Jacobo Arbenz was “communist”, therefore must go and go it did, in June 1954.

In the midst of the American preparation to overthrow the government, the Guatemalan Foreign Minister, Guillermo Toriello, lamented that the United States was categorizing “as ‘communism’ every manifestation of nationalism or economic independence any desire for social progress, any intellectual curiosity, and any interest in progressive liberal reforms.”

THE CIA AND JACOBO ARBENZ: HISTORY OF A DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN  – Encyclopedia.com

The covert operation by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to forcibly oust Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz in June 1954 has been almost completely documented now, thanks to the near-total declassification of the operation’s records.

CIA and Assassinations: The Guatemala 1954 Documents – George Washington University

Arbenz was elected President of Guatemala in 1950 to continue a process of socio- economic reforms that the CIA disdainfully refers to in its memoranda as “an intensely nationalistic program of progress colored by the touchy, anti-foreign inferiority complex of the ‘Banana Republic.'” The first CIA effort to overthrow the Guatemalan president–a CIA collaboration with Nicaraguan dictator Anastacio Somoza to support a disgruntled general named Carlos Castillo Armas and codenamed Operation PBFORTUNE–was authorized by President Truman in 1952.

The Overthrow of Salvador Allende – Spartacus Educational, UK

Henry Kissinger admitted that in September 1970, President Richard Nixon ordered him to organize a coup against Allende’s government. A CIA document written just after Allende was elected said: “It is firm and continuing policy that Allende be overthrown by a coup” and “it is imperative that these actions be implemented clandestinely and securely so that the USG (United States government) and American hand be well hidden.”

On 11th September, 1973, a military coup removed Allende’s government from power. Salvador Allende died in the fighting in the presidential palace in Santiago. General Augusto Pinochet replaced Allende as president.

THE MOSSADEGH PROJECT – MohammadMossadegh.com

Mossadegh fought both internal corruption and British colonialism, enacted social reforms and nationalized the Iranian oil industry. In 1953, he was overthrown by a British-American coup, arrested and tried as a traitor in military tribunal court. It was the CIA’s first successful dismantling of a foreign government, and Iran has not known democracy since.

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