The CIA -- a Terrorist
Agency uses same tactics it claims to be
By Claudia Nelson
-- -- The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
can be considered a terrorist organization according to both
international and American definitions of terrorism.
Since September 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush announced
that he would use all his resources to fight terrorist
organizations and declared a war on terror, which he legally
cannot do, since according to the United States Constitution
only the Congress can declare war, and it must be declared on a
Terrorism is a general term used to describe violence or other
harmful acts carried out for achieving political ends. Most
definitions of terrorism include only those acts which are
intended to create fear or "terror," are perpetrated for an
ideological goal (as opposed to an attack by a "madman"), and
deliberately target "non-combatants." According to the United
States Federal Criminal Code, Chapter 113B of Part I of Title
18, terrorism is defined as
“activities that involve violent ... or life-threatening
acts ... that are a violation of the criminal laws of the
United States or of any State and ... appear to be intended
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to
influence the policy of a government by intimidation or
coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by
mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and ... (C)
occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the
United States ... [or] ... (C) occur primarily outside the
territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
The U.S. Congress created the Central Intelligence Agency in
1947 with the passing of the National Security Act. The official
duty of the Central Intelligence Agency is to serve as an
intelligence gathering agency.
The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency is located
in Langley, Virginia, and was designated as the "George Bush
Center for Intelligence” by the Clinton Administration. Former
President George Herbert Walker Bush was Director of Central
Intelligence from Jan. 30 1976 to Jan. 20 1977.
In reality, the CIA does not only gather information but
consistently targets and engages in covert operations,
psychological operations, and acts of terrorism both
domestically and internationally.
CIA past operations and
Operation Phoenix was an assassination program conducted by
the CIA during the Vietnam conflict. Its objective was to
eliminate Vietnamese who might oppose the U.S but also to
terrorize the entire population of South Vietnam and to suppress
opposition to the occupying U.S. forces. Over 20,000 Vietnamese
were murdered, often at random.
During the 1980s the CIA used
profits from its cocaine smuggling activities to finance the
Contras in Nicaragua who were responsible for the murders of
tens of thousands of civilians, and it attempted to disrupt the
country's economy, in order to destabilize the legitimate
Sandinista government. For this, the U.S. was condemned in the
World Court for "unlawful use of force," and it rejected a U.N.
security council resolution calling upon it to observe
international law. We must note that George Bush Sr. was vice
president at the time .
On Sept. 11, 1973, the CIA planned and organized the
military coup d'etat in Chile which overthrew the legitimately
elected government of Salvador Allende and brought to power the
regime of General
Pinochet. This regime abducted, tortured and killed
thousands of Chilean citizens in an attempt to suppress
It appears that Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor
and Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations,
was closely involved diplomatically with the Southern Cone
governments at the time and well-aware of
Condor. The first cooperation agreements were signed between
the CIA and anti-Castro groups, and fascist movements such as
the Triple A set up in Argentina by Jose Lopez Rega ("personal
secretary" of Juan and Isabel Peron), and Rodolfo Almiron. The
post-junta truth commission found that the Argentine military
had "disappeared" at least 10,000 Argentines in the so-called
"dirty war" against "subversion" and "terrorists" between 1976
and 1983; human rights groups in Argentina put the number at
closer to 30,000. We must note that George Bush Sr, was head of
the CIA at the time it began and vice president at the time it
Operation CHAOS was the most vicious aggressive domestic
surveillence operation conducted on American antiwar groups and
activists like Abbie Hoffman, whose objectives were to:
1. Gather information on their immorality.
The CIA was allegedly involved in the April 2002, Venezuela
failed coup that tried to overthrow President Hugo Chavez, who
was democratically elected.
2. Show them as scurrilous and depraved.
3. Call attention to their habits and living conditions.
4. Explore every possible embarrassment.
5. Investigate personal conflicts or animosities between
6. Send articles to newspapers showing their depravity.
7. Use narcotics and free sex for entrapment.
8. Have members arrested on marijuana charges.
9. Exploit the hostilities between various persons.
10. Use cartoons and photographs to ridicule them.
11. Use disinformation to confuse and disrupt.
12. Get records of their bank accounts.
13. Obtain specimens of handwriting.
14. Provoke target groups into rivalries that resulted in
In 2002 the CIA
distorted Iraq data to the media in order to justify George
W. Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Most recently, former CIA employee, Luis Posada Carriles,
who is believed to be the mastermind behind the 1976 Cubana de
Aviacion bombing which killed 73 people, walked free from a U.S.
court Tuesday following a court ruling for his liberation.
These are only a handful of operations; there
have literally been hundreds and many are still classified as
secret by the U.S. government For a time-line checkout
It seems to me you cannot claim to fight terrorism or claim to
be the beacon of democracy with an organization like the CIA in
Americans can no longer claim ignorance of the horrors committed
by the CIA. They can not allow this guise of “The War on Terror"
to continue, since it was started by the CIA a terrorist
organization which engages in unconstitutional and illegal
The United States Congress has the authority to dismantle the
CIA just like it has the authority -- and more than enough
evidence -- to impeach the Bush administration on war crimes,
illegal wire tapping, and misappropriation of funds. But does it
have the backbone or interest to do so?
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an
irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's
minds. -- Samuel Adams
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