Monday, July 21, 2008

Cacking Barack - It's American As Apple Pie

"The U.S. bombing of Iraq, June 26, 1993, in retaliation for an alleged Iraqi plot to assassinate former president George Bush, "was essential," said President Clinton, "to send a message to those who engage in state-sponsored terrorism ... and to affirm the expectation of civilized behavior among nations." * (Billyboy failed to whack Saddam in '93 and 15 years later, his wife so far hasn't managed successfully to whack that bubble-lipped Chicago street nigger.)

The following is a list of both successful and failed assassination plots, and coups and coup plots involving the assassination of foreign leaders the wonderful democracy of the United States found inconvenient or annoying. Fortunately for most of these foreign leaders, the CIA and the assorted gangsters and local hoodlums that the CIA hired were not especially competent at killing people, but then the United States government is not especially competent at anything. In no definite order or priority:

The following is a list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of the Second World War. The list does not include several assassinations in various parts of the world carried out by anti-Castro Cubans employed by the CIA and headquartered in the United States.

1949 - Kim Koo, Korean opposition leader (successful)

1950s - CIA/Neo-Nazi hit list of more than 200 political figures in West Germany to be "put out of the way" in the event of a Soviet invasion

1950s - Chou En-lai, Prime minister of China, several attempts on his life. (all failed.)

1950s, 1962 - Sukarno, President of Indonesia (failed)

1951 - Kim Il Sung, Premier of North Korea (failed)

1953 - Mohammed Mossadegh, Prime Minister of Iran (successful)

1950s (mid) - Claro M. Recto, Philippines opposition leader (successful)

1955 - Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India (failed)

1957 - Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of Egypt (failed)

1959, 1963, 1969 - Norodom Sihanouk, leader of Cambodia (failed)

1960 - Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Kassem, leader of Iraq (failed)

1950s-70s - José Figueres, President of Costa Rica, two attempts on his life (failed)

1961 - Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, leader of Haiti (failed)

1961 - Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo (Zaire) (successful)

1961 - Gen. Rafael Trujillo, leader of Dominican Republic (successful)

1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam (successful)

1960s-70s - Fidel Castro, President of Cuba, many attempts on his life (failed)

1960s - Raúl Castro, high official in government of Cuba (failed)

1965 - Francisco Caamaño, Dominican Republic opposition leader (failed, if memory serves)

1965 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France (failed)

1966 - Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa (successful)

1967 - Che Guevara, Cuban leader (successful)

1970 - Salvador Allende, President of Chile (successful)

1970 - Gen. Rene Schneider, Commander-in-Chief of Army, Chile (failed)

1970s, 1981 - General Omar Torrijos, leader of Panama (failed?)

1972 - General Manuel Noriega, Chief of Panama Intelligence (failed; Noriega abducted to U.S and tortured instead in late 1980s)

1975 - Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (failed)

1976 - Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica (failed)

1980-1986 - Muammar Qaddafi, leader of Libya (failed)

1982 - Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran (failed)

1983 - Gen. Ahmed Dlimi, Moroccan Army commander (? Can't locate any reference to this)

1983 - Miguel d'Escoto, Foreign Minister of Nicaragua (successful; some question about U.S. involvement)

1984 - The nine comandantes of the Sandinista National Directorate (failed)

1985 - Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanese Shiite leader (successful; 80 people killed in the attempt, large bomb hallmark of Israeli Mossad)

1991 - Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq (failed; Saddam later captured, handed over to hs tribal enemies by U. S., and murdered in 2006)

1993 - Mohamed Farah Aideed, prominent clan leader of Somalia (failed, Aidid later assassinated in late 90s but believed to be by his own internal rivals with no U.S. involvement)

1998, 2001-2 - Osama bin Laden, leading Islamic militant (boy, has this one ever failed!)

1999 - Slobodan Milosevic, President of Yugoslavia (failed; Milosevic later abducted by U.N. and believed poisoned to death in his cell because he was scoring too many political and moral points during his "war crimes" show trial at the Hague.)

2002 - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan Islamic leader and warlord (failed; U.S. asset "Hollywood Haq" who made the attempt captured and hanged from a lamp post)

2003 - Saddam Hussein and his two sons (see above. Both Uday and Desay Hussein betrayed for money to U.S. Special Forces, dying in combat with blazing weapons in their hands, so that is not exactly assassination.)

2008 - Barack Hussein Obama......

* Washington Post, June 27, 1993

Taken from Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

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