The US Record on Human Rights: CIA Atrocities

A Short List of CIA Atrocities

The CIA has committed thousands of illegal and immoral acts around the world, including almost unfathomable mass murder and countless acts of terrorism and torture.

Former CIA agent John Stockwell wrote that “The CIA and the big corporations were, in my experience, in step with each other”, as they have been for many decades.

He wrote that “the CIA had been running thousands of operations over the years. There have been about 3,000 major covert operations and over 10,000 minor operations, all designed to disrupt, destabilize, or modify the activities of other countries.

But they are all illegal and they all disrupt the normal functioning, often the democratic functioning, of other societies.”

It is now well-known that the CIA recruited Nazi war criminals for their expertise in torture and interrogation. The CIA is widely known as the “Cocaine Import Agency” for many good reasons.

This agency has instructed over 100,000 people in various dictatorships on the finer points of torture, having produced a 1,000-page torture manual that was circulated among US puppet states for decades.

The CIA has been instrumental in overthrowing almost 4 dozen governments around the world, assisting the US military and US government in installing pliant dicatorships.

The CIA has engaged in assassination and covert chemical and biological warfare, among other things. The list of known crimes and atrocities is almost endless, and only Heaven knows of the list that has never become public knowledge.

Operation Northwoods 

Operation Northwoods was a series of false-flag operation proposals that originated within the United States government in 1962. The proposals called for CIA operatives to commit acts of terrorism in US cities and elsewhere.

These acts of terrorism were to be blamed on Cuba in order to create public support for a war against that nation.

One of the more ingenious proposals, and one which is typical, involved filling a passenger plane with US college students, sending it off-course over Cuba, then shooting it down, blaming the Cubans for this atrocity and using it to justify a war of invasion.

The CIA was apparently very angry that then US President John F. Kennedy, refused to agree to their proposal.

Those who suspect the CIA of having engineered and helped execute the 9-11 World Trade Center tragedy, are not mindless ‘conspiracy theorists’. We cannot say that the CIA did in fact carry out this act, but it certainly is the kind of thing they would do.

Some Inside Documentation

The late Steve Kangas compiled in the 1990s the following disturbing list of CIA crimes around the world: A timeline of CIA atrocities. You can read many more such lists and articles in the References below.

Not long after, Mr. Kangas allegedly committed suicide in a 39th floor bathroom at One Oxford Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, immediately outside the offices of foundations run by known CIA operative Richard Mellon Scaife.

One Example of so Many – The Tragedy of Laos

In Laos, from the 1950s to the 1970s, the CIA attempted one military coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections, trying to remove the Pathet Lao, who had enough popular support to be a member of any coalition government.

In the late 50s, the CIA created a clandestine army of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet Lao. After suffering numerous defeats, the US began bombing the country, dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II.

A quarter of all Laotians eventually became refugees, many living in caves.


References and Reading:


The CIA – The World’s Largest Criminal Organisation.

A series of 24 articles from varied news sources, listing some of the CIA’s worldwide atrocities.


CIA Atrocities.

A timeline of CIA atrocities.

Subject: A Timeline of CIA Atrocities.

CIA Holocaust Claims Twenty Million Victims.

The atrocities done to Latin America by the US.

It is no wonder they hate the governments (past and current) of America.

The CIA is a Terrorist Organisation.

The CIA: America’s Premier International (and Domestic) Terrorist Organization

More CIA Links.

Links to Further Documents Concerning the CIA (for those few who want to know what it really is and does)

CIA Drug Trafficking.

The CIA and Cocaine. The CIA and Cocaine: Some Quotes

Vietnam, the CIA’s Illegal Drug Trafficking, and JFK’s Assassination.

An Overview of Michael Collins Piper’s “Final Judgment” 

The CIA murders two young boys.

Little Rock, police officers murdered two teenage boys because they witnessed a police-protected drug drop.

The drop was part of a drug smuggling operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas.


A compendium of websites, books, press releases, and deductions describing alleged CIA nefarious actions.

The Frank Olson Murder.

Rumsfeld & Cheney’s Dirty Little Spy Secret.

Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and the Manchurian Candidate.
Confessions of an Economic hit man.



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