Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Corridors of Power: USA

The CIA had released a declassified 693 page document today whereby part of it details a hit ordered on Cuban president Fidel Castro in the 60s.

The new documents showed that the CIA had violated its charter for the first time in 25 years.

The title is called as CIA Family Jewels.

Numerous mob figures were brought in and promised of pardon in exchange of undertaking an assignment of killing Castro in the 60s. The reward is a sum of at $150K at that time. Notable figures hired were Johnny Roselli and Salvatore Giancana also known under the pseudonym of Sam Gold.

Seeing that Castro's forces were responsible of overthrowing the US-favored Batista regime in New Year's Day 1959, the US was desperate to recapture the territory and would do anything to achieve their hegemony. According to Chomsky's Hegemony or Survival, CIA head Allen Dulles urged Britain not to supply Cuba with arms knowing that they would go to the Russians for help.

After the Bay of Pigs disaster, they would try again. CIA head Arthur Schlesinger suggested various efforts to trap Castro in some action that can be used as pretext for invasion. The main objective is to put a regime that favors true interests in the Cuban people - yes of course - and most importantly, acceptable to the U.S. with no direct appearance of US Intervention.

Other notable things mentioned in the document are:

1) Journalist surveillance with Operation CELOTEX I-II:
2) Ex-CIA man Howard Hunt requested a lock-picker for the bungled Watergate burglary job.
3) Beatles man John Lennon was allegedly funding the anti-war activists.
4) A plot to poison Congo's Patrice Lumumba.

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