The Suppressed History of America's Counter-Revolutionary Violence And Repression
First goes the Constitution, then the Country. First goes the memory of the people, then their liberties.
by Saman Mohammadi
...President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the Wall Street owned CIA because he was a world revolutionary leader who wanted to bring an end to the Cold War and an end to CIA coups against revolutionary governments and leaders in the Third World.
Author and Christian theologian James W. Douglass wrote in his book, "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters," that President Kennedy was in conflict with the CIA because of his democratic stance towards liberated and independent third world nations like Indonesia under the leadership of Sukarno. Douglass said:
"Kennedy's openness to Sukarno and the nonaligned movement he represented once again placed the president in direct conflict with the Central Intelligence Agency.
The CIA wanted Sukarno dead, and what the Agency saw as his pro-communist "global orientation" obliterated.
The CIA's coup plotting against Sukarno became public during the Eisenhower administration. In the fall of 1956, the CIA's then-Deputy Director for Plans, Frank Wisner, said to his Far East division chief, "I think it's time we held Sukarno's feet to the fire." The Agency then fomented a 1957-58 army rebellion in Indonesia, supplied arms shipments to the rebels, and even used a fleet of camouflaged CIA planes to bomb Sukarno's government troops. The CIA's covert role was exposed after one of its hired pilots, Allen Pope, bombed a church and a central market, killing many civilians. Pope was shot down and identified as a CIA employee. Sukarno freed Pope from a death sentence four years later in response to a personal appeal by Robert Kennedy, when the Attorney General visited Indonesia on behalf of the president, thereby strengthening the bonds Sukarno felt with both Kennedys.
Unlike the CIA, President Kennedy wanted to work with Sukarno, not kill or overthrow him.
At the same time that Kennedy diplomatically resolved the Indonesian-Netherlands conflict, the president countered the CIA's plots against Sukarno by issuing his National Security Action Memorandum 179 on August 16, 1962. Addressing NSAM 179 to the heads of the State Department, Defense Department, CIA, AID, and the U.S. Information Agency, JFK ordered them to take a positive approach to Indonesia.
As in the case of newly independent African nations, the CIA's deep-seated opposition to Kennedy's openness to Sukarno arose from something more basic than Cold War ideology. As in the Congo, Indonesia was rich in natural resources. If its natural resources were developed, Indonesia would become the third or fourth richest nation in the world. U.S. corporations were determined to exploit Indonesia for their own profits, whereas Sukarno was busy protecting the wealth of his country for the people by expropriating all foreign holdings.
From the ruling standpoint of corporate profits and Cold War ideology, it was clear Sukarno had to go. The CIA was committed to achieving this goal, as Sukarno was well aware.
On the evening of November 19, 1963, when JFK said he was willing to accept Sukarno's invitation to visit Indonesia the following spring, he was setting in motion a radically transforming process that could dramatize in a very visible way Kennedy's support of third world nationalism. That sea change in U.S. government policy would be terminated three days later. The fate of Sukarno himself would be decided, in effect, in Dallas. As would be revealed by post-Dallas events, the primary factor that had kept Sukarno's independent government alive amid the hostile forces trying to undermine it was the personal support of President John F. Kennedy." (JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Simon & Schuster: New York. Pg. 258-61).
After JFK's tragic assassination, the U.S. corporate empire cracked down even harder on liberation movements in the global South and Third World. America's official policy towards these countries centered around deliberate economic underdevelopment, financial exploitation, corrupt resource extraction, and coercive depopulation....
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