…by Jonas E. Alexis
President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has a dire message for the imperialists in the White House, and it ain’t pretty. Maduro said:
“The empire doesn’t dominate us here. We’ve had enough of your conspiring.”
Maduro has recently won the election, and the CIA was certainly trying to orchestrate a diabolical coup in Venezuela. They obviously failed, and Maduro saw their fingerprints virtually all over the country. Maduro declared:
“The dominant and decisive reason why the opposition progressively withdrew from the elections was the decision by the extremist U.S. government to not validate or legitimize a presidential election that they knew fully was going to be won in any scenario by the candidate of Nicolas Maduro.”
Would it be the first that that the CIA and the imperialists orchestrate covert activities in foreign lands? Absolutely not.
It is also well-known that the CIA was largely responsible for the Phoenix Program in Vietnam. In Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, published by Oxford University Press, eminent scholar Rebecca Gordon writes documented:
“The Phoenix Program, implemented during the Vietnam War by U.S. armed forces and the CIA, involved the torture and deaths of tens of thousands of Vietnamese, as part of the U.S. counterinsurgency project designed to break the will of the Viet Cong. In the testimony before Congress, military intelligence officer K. Milton Osborne provided some details of the methods used.
“The use of the insertion of the 6-inch dowel into the 6-inch canal of one of my detainees’ ears and the tapping through the brain until he dies. The starving to death of a Vietnamese woman who was suspected of being part of the local political education cadre in one of the local villages. They simply starved her to death in one of the hooches at that very counterintelligence headquarters.
“There were other methods of operation which they used for interrogation, such as the use of electronic gear such as sealed telephone attached to the genitals of both the men and women’s vagina and the man’s testicles, and wind the mechanism and create an electrical charge and shock them into submission.”
Between 1968 and 1971, the Phoenix Program was responsible for torturing and killing more than twenty thousand people, many of whom had nothing to do with terrorism. These were not isolated cases. Gordon documents that the CIA conducted these essentially diabolical operations “on several continents.”
The CIA again was largely responsible for the 1953 coup in Iran, which literally overthrew a democratically elected president by the name of Mohammad Mosaddegh. The CIA has also conducted covert operations in places like Guatemala.
Back in 1977, respected journalist Carl Bernstein wrote a devastating article on the CIA and “How America’s Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency…”
More recently, we have witnessed the CIA’s fingerprints all over Syria. They have been supporting jihadists and terrorists like the so-called Syrian rebels since the beginning of the Syrian war. Why? Well, they want to overthrow the Assad government for the Israeli regime. They want to foster chaos, create division, and subvert the moral and political order.
-  Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 1-2.
-  Ibid.
-  See for example Stephen Kinzer, All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, 2008); Ervand Abrahamian, The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations (New York: The New Press, 2013); Christopher de Bellaigue, Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup (New York: Random House, 2012).
-  Richard H. Immerman, The CIA in Guatemala: The Foreign Policy of Intervention (Austin: University of Texas, 1982); Stephen C. Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer, Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala(New York: Anchor, 1983); Nick Cullather, Secret History: The CIA’s Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999).
-  Adam Entous, “Covert CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes Awry,” Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015; Ernesto Londoño and Greg Miller, “CIA begins weapons delivery to Syrian rebels,” Washington Post, September 11, 2013; Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr, “The CIA’s Syria Program and the Perils of Proxies,” Daily Beast, January 19, 2016; Mark Hosenball, “Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels,” Reuters.com, July 20, 2012.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.