Nexus: The CIA and Political Assassination - In The Name of National Security. Over and over again, from Guatemala to Trujillo to Lumumba, to Diem, to Schneider what we find is the CIA being "associated" with the people that did political assassinations, always able to deny that it had itself performed any actual murders. There was always the final deniability - "we didn't order it, our employees didn't do it, it was all voluntary, they took it further than we had intended, and it was beyond our control." Yet investigations would again and again determine that there were CIA field officers in contact with the parties involved. Sometimes they had served as military advisers, supplied weapons, sometimes money, sometimes just helped with logistics; but always with fine line of deniability, guiding, but only to a point. You could never literally say the CIA itself had killed anyone. This story exists only because, over time, the American people have risen up and demanded the release of information which revealed the truth of the nation's covert operations during the height of the cold war. It is time to pass on the lessons learned from the release of the JFK records, and to bring about a fundamental change in the way in which American citizens obtain information from their government - especially at a time when we still continue to struggle with seemingly endless (and needless) foreign wars and regime change.
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