Could the Nazi holocaust have happened
without anyone knowing about it?
The American holocaust has.
For the detailed story -- a look at
the Empire without clothes -- read:
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA
Interventions Since World War II
by William Blum
Invasions ... bombings ... overthrowing
governments ... depleted uranium ...
suppressing movements for social change ...
assassinating political leaders ... perverting
elections ... manipulating labor unions ...
manufacturing "news" ... teaching torture ...
death squads ... biological warfare ...
drug trafficking ... mercenaries ...
working with Nazis and their collaborators ...
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Table of Contents and selected chapters
of Killing Hope and several
essays by the author can be seen below.
Killing Hope was published in 1995
(revised in 2001 with many small changes)
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the new edition
Introduction to the original edition
1. China - 1945 to 1960s: Was Mao Tse-tung just paranoid?
2. Italy - 1947-1948: Free elections, Hollywood style
3. Greece - 1947 to early 1950s: From cradle of democracy
to client state
4. The Philippines - 1940s and 1950s: America's oldest colony
5. Korea - 1945-1953: Was it all that it appeared to be?
6. Albania - 1949-1953: The proper English spy
7. Eastern Europe - 1948-1956: Operation Splinter Factor
8. Germany - 1950s: Everything from juvenile delinquency to terrorism
9. Iran - 1953: Making it safe for the King of Kings
10. Guatemala - 1953-1954: While the world watched
11. Costa Rica - Mid-1950s: Trying to topple an ally - Part 1
12. Syria - 1956-1957: Purchasing a new government
13. Middle East - 1957-1958: The Eisenhower Doctrine
claims another backyard for America
14. Indonesia - 1957-1958: War and pornography
15. Western Europe - 1950s and 1960s: Fronts within
fronts within fronts
16. British Guiana - 1953-1964: The CIA's international
17. Soviet Union - Late 1940s to 1960s: From spy planes
to book publishing
18. Italy - 1950s to 1970s: Supporting the Cardinal's
orphans and techno-fascism
19. Vietnam - 1950-1973: The Hearts and Minds Circus
20. Cambodia - 1955-1973: Prince Sihanouk walks the
high-wire of neutralism
21. Laos - 1957-1973: L'Arm?e Clandestine
22. Haiti - 1959-1963: The Marines land, again
23. Guatemala - 1960: One good coup deserves another
24. France/Algeria - 1960s: L'?tat, c'est la CIA
25. Ecuador - 1960-1963: A text book of dirty tricks
26. The Congo - 1960-1964: The assassination of
27. Brazil - 1961-1964: Introducing the marvelous
new world of death squads
28. Peru - 1960-1965: Fort Bragg moves to the jungle
29. Dominican Republic - 1960-1966: Saving democracy
from communism by getting rid of democracy
30. Cuba - 1959 to 1980s: The unforgivable revolution
31. Indonesia - 1965: Liquidating President Sukarno ...
and 500,000 others ...... East Timor - 1975: And
32. Ghana - 1966: Kwame Nkrumah steps out of line
33. Uruguay - 1964-1970: Torture -- as American
as apple pie
34. Chile - 1964-1973: A hammer and sickle stamped on
your child's forehead
35. Greece - 1964-1974: "Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution," said the President of the United States
36. Bolivia - 1964-1975: Tracking down Che Guevara in
the land of coup d'etat
37. Guatemala - 1962 to 1980s: A less publicized
38. Costa Rica - 1970-1971: Trying to topple an ally -- Part 2
39. Iraq - 1972-1975: Covert action should not be confused
with missionary work
40. Australia - 1973-1975: Another free election bites the dust
41. Angola - 1975 to 1980s: The Great Powers Poker Game
42. Zaire - 1975-1978: Mobutu and the CIA, a marriage
made in heaven
43. Jamaica - 1976-1980: Kissinger's ultimatum
44. Seychelles - 1979-1981: Yet another area of great
45. Grenada - 1979-1984: Lying -- one of the few
growth industries in Washington
46. Morocco - 1983: A video nasty
47. Suriname - 1982-1984: Once again, the Cuban bogeyman
48. Libya - 1981-1989: Ronald Reagan meets his match
49. Nicaragua - 1981-1990: Destabilization in slow motion
50. Panama - 1969-1991: Double-crossing our drug supplier
51. Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991: Teaching communists
what democracy is all about
52. Iraq - 1990-1991: Desert holocaust
53. Afghanistan - 1979-1992: America's Jihad
54. El Salvador - 1980-1994: Human rights, Washington style
55. Haiti - 1986-1994: Who will rid me of this
Appendix I: This is How the Money Goes Round
Appendix II: Instances of Use of United States Armed
Forces Abroad, 1798-1945
Appendix III: U. S. Government Assassination Plots
Some other essays by William Blum:
*The Warmongers' need for a justification for the devastation of Iraq
*Some Observations on the recent behavior of the empire
*What Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want?
*Talk delivered by William Blum, Oct. 16, 2002:
"War against terrorism or expansion of the American Empire?"
*Christopher Hitchens & Bill Blum:
A brief email exchange about Iraq
*The September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks and the
U.S. bombing of Afghanistan -- Some observations
*How the US provoked the Soviet Union into invading
Afghanistan and starting the whole mess:
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski
*Cuban political prisoners ... in the United States
*Emails to Senators Lieberman and Helms re
Cuban and American dissidents
*Hiroshima: Needless Slaughter, Useful Terror
*Hostages in Peru: Their terrorists, our freedom fighters
*Madeleine Albright, ethically challenged
*The United States, Cuba, and this thing called Democracy
*The U.S. vs Iraq -- A Study in Hypocrisy
*The Bombing of PanAm Flight 103 -- Case Not Closed
*Treason: None dare call it nothing.
*The myth of America's booming economy (2000)
*Die Berliner Post-Times, 1943
*A New Yorker trapped in Los Angeles
Michael Parenti:a concise history of American imperialism
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