The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy By Tom Carter

14 Julyb2014 — WSWS

Last Thursday, the US Department of Justice quietly announced that it would not launch a criminal investigation following the revelation in March that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had spied on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee. News of this decision—which concerns one of the most significant constitutional breaches in modern American history—was barely reported in the establishment media and prompted no significant response from any section of the political establishment.

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The Evil That Was the Phoenix Program By Ron Jacobs

4 July 2014 — Dissident Voice

Phoenix was far worse than the things attributed to it. — Ed Murphy, former member of the Phoenix program

There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1986 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US pacification program in Vietnam the book is titled after. It is an indictment of a cynical and bloody plan to kill Vietnamese. In his book The Family Jewels, author John Prado wrote, “When a (CIA) Publications Review Board lawyer checked to see whether Phoenix was off-limits …, he was advised to caution interviewees not to talk to Valentine.”

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The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

1 July 2014 – Global Research

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: An instrument of the Western Military Alliance 

First published by GR on June 14, 2014. Update July 1, 2014: The creation of the US sponsored Islamist Caliphate has been announced.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Al Cham (ISIS) has been replaced by the Islamic State (IS).  The Islamic State is not an independent political entity. It is a construct of US intelligence.  (M.Ch. July 1, 2014)

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National Security Archive: “The Battle for Iran,” 1953: Re-Release of CIA Internal History Spotlights New Details about anti-Mosaddeq Coup

27 June 2014 — National Security Archive

U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson and Some CIA Officials Initially Disagreed with Certain Premises of Coup Planners

Declassified History Implies British Ties to the Operation, Criticizes London’s Policies in Period Leading up to the Overthrow

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What is the U.S. plotting in Bolivia? By Hugo Moldiz Mercado

11 June 2014 — Granma

In a tactical shift toward Bolivia, the U.S. State Department has sent Jefferson Brown to the country, indicating a likely increase in subversive activity against the Morales government. He was apparently sent to clean house, and replace all embassy personnel in preparation for the July arrival of a new attaché, Peter Brennan, an uncommon diplomatic practice.

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Video: The Battle of Chile (Pt. 2 — The Coup)

9 June 2014 — The Greanville Post

El Golpe de Estado a documentary by Patricio Guzmán

There has never been a film as lucid and truthful as the Battle of Chile, the best anatomy ever produced of how a real coup is planned and executed against a legal government supported by a majority of the people. This happened in Chile, in 1973, with the assistance and connivance of the government of the United States. The upshot was 17 years of a brutal dictatorship that crushed democracy and unleashed a bloodbath on the working class. (Part OnePart Three)

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Video: The Battle of Chile (Pt. 1—Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie)

8 June 2014 — The Greanville Post

This is the first part of Patricio Guzmán’s 5-hour heroic documentary on the overthrow of Chile’s President Salvador Allende government by a combination of internal reactionaries and CIA and US military assets.  The Battle of Chile, documenting blow-by-blow the process of stifling and destabilizing a legitimate popular government, is must-see cinema for any person who really wishes to know how the ruling cliques of the world protect their power, almost always with the eager assistance of the United States government.  Although the coup that swept away the threat of a free, egalitarian Chile took place in 1973, its lessons are still very much relevant to our time. (Part TwoPart Three)

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Making Sense of Obama’s Billion Dollar Hammer By the Saker

4 June 2014 — Vineyard of the Saker

Untermenschen. That is what we are in the eyes of The West. Untermenschen. Subhumans.

I have watched the unfolding coup d’etat in Ukraine from it’s very beginning in late November 2013 in Kiev. I have watched a steady stream of western dignitaries and politicians parade through Maidan Square in Kiev, each and every one of them publicly and vocally expressing their open support of the coup d’etat. I find it appalling that the sitting ambassador of the United States of America to the Sovereign Country of Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, actively and publicly supported a violent coup d’etat against the sitting and legally elected government of Ukraine and to this day actively and publicly expresses open support for the illegal coup d’etat installed government in Kiev.

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