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94,916. In July 1990, President Cossiga of Italy called for an investigation of charges aired over state television that the CIA had paid Licio Gelli to foment terrorist activities in Italy in the late 1960s and 1970s. Gelli was Grandmaster of the secret Propaganda Due (P2) Masonic lodge and had long been suspected of a leading role in terrorism and other criminal activities. In those years, according to a 1984 report of the Italian Parliament, P2 and other neo-fascist groups, working closely with elements of the Italian military and secret services, were preparing a virtual coup to impose an ultra-right regime and to block the rising forces of the left. (Italy & CIA & P2 Lodge & Gladio & Coup) Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
107,076. 40 years ago under Kennedy Brazil also had a populist president … At that time the Kennedy administration organised a military coup … It had a domino effect throughout the continent. (Brazil & Coup & Kennedy) Noam Chomsky, Merrimack College, The Onslaught Against Freedom and Democracy Led by the Bush Administration Reactionaries
109,373. Indonesia was supposed to be in this new [post-war] world order granted a kind of nominal independence … In Indonesia there were essentially three forces: one was President Sukarno, the leader of the nationalists movement who was an independent nationalist and therefore already unacceptable, then there was a mass-based popular party – the Indonesian communist party, which was needless to say totally unacceptable, and thirdly there was the army which more or less shared US aims. (Indonesia & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & East Timor & Coup & Arms) Noam Chomsky, lecture On East Timor, MOMA 16th November 1992
109,374. The CIA began to support right-wing parties – that didn’t work. They supported an insurrection in 1957/58 – that was put down. The US then turned to a classic technique for overthrowing civilian government – one that’s used over and over again – namely, cut off any aid or assistance or support to the government but maintain, even increase, military aid. (Indonesia & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & East Timor & Coup & Arms) ibid.
109,375. 1965 and then Suharto took over and then came this huge bloodbath … The biggest bloodbath since the holocaust. (Indonesia & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & East Timor & Coup & Arms) ibid.
109,376. East Timor: The silence began in December 1975 with the Indonesian invasion: from then on there’s a sharp decline in coverage – it reaches zero, zero literally in the United States and Canada, in 1978 which is the year in which the atrocities peaked, and in which in fact Jimmy Carter took some time off from his sermons about human rights to increase US aid to Indonesia because they were actually running out of arms in the war against this tiny country. (Indonesia & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & East Timor & Coup & Arms) ibid.
109,378. Britain stepped up its military sales to Indonesia. (Indonesia & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & East Timor & Coup & Arms) ibid.
33,625. We like to forget the history, Iranians don’t. In 1953, The United States and Britain overthrew the parliamentary government [in Iran] and installed a brutal dictator … In 1979, the population overthrew the dictator. And since then the United States has been essentially torturing Iran: first tried the military coup, and then supported Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s invasion of Iran which killed hundreds of thousands of people, and after that United States started imposing harsh sanctions on Iran. (Iran & Coup) Noam Chomsky, cited The Real News November 2007
112,808. For the first time in England history a reigning monarch was formally deposed from the throne. (Monarchy & England & Edward II & Medieval & Middle Ages & Coup) Monarchy by David Starkey s1e5: A United Kingdom, Channel 4 2004
33,566. Iran 1953: the CIA mounted its first covert operation to overthrow a foreign government. The target was the prime minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh. He held power legitimately through his country’s parliamentary process. And he was popular. (Iran & CIA & Coup & US Empire) Bill Moyers, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis
21,043. This isn’t an election; this is a coup. (GBH Films & Mind Control & Brainwashing & Coup) The Manchurian Candidate 2004 starring Denzel Washington & Meryl Street & Liev Schreiber & Kimberly Elise & Jon Voight & Vera Farmiga & Jeffrey Wright & Simon McBurney & Bruno Ganz et al, Denzel to Rosy
91,990. The Army is taking over. There is a coup. Don’t worry. These are General Amin’s men. He fights for the people. (Uganda & Coup) The Last King of Scotland 2006 starring Forest Witaker & Kerry Washington & James McAvoy & Gillian Anderson & Simon McBurney & David Oyelowo & Apollo Okwenje Omamo & Shabir Mir et al, director Kevin MacDonald, woman on bus
91,991. Have you any idea what's going on in this country, Dr Garrigan? (Uganda & Coup) ibid.
91,992. His regime had killed more than 300,000 Ugandans. (Uganda & Coup) ibid. caption
28,989. In the 1930s there was an attempted coup against the democratically elected government of the US – Franklin Roosevelt – and was put a stop to by General Smedley Butler of the Marine Corp who just put his foot down and said, ‘We’re not having a coup against the elected government.’ And they kept it quiet. As soon as they’d squashed the coup, Roosevelt’s view was let’s not frighten people by telling people what really happened here. (United States of America & Coup & Conspiracy) Martin Summer, On the Edge with Theo Chalmers & Tony Gosling
28,991. Under Bush a military coup had taken place in the United States giving the Pentagon unprecedented powers. (United States & Bush & Coup & Pentagon & War on Terror) Daniel Ellsberg
32,734. Some very shocking documents that I saw in the Library of Congress two weeks ago on August 9th and had to do with the Hearings from the McCormack/Dickstein Committee of November 1934 show that Prescott Bush and the DuPont family, the Remington family and J P Morgan tried to overthrow the US government – assassinate FDR – and put a Hitler-style Fascist state in place. (United States of America & Coup & Bush & Conspiracy) John Buchanan
35,814. I appeared before the Congressional Committee, the highest representation of the American people, under subpoena to tell what I knew of activities which I believe might lead to an attempt to set up a fascist dictatorship ... I was supposed to lead an organisation of 500,000 men which would be able to take over the functions of government. (New World Order & Secret Government & Fascism & Coup) Major General Smedley Butler, 1934 evidence
35,825. It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things. (New World Order & Coup) Niccolo Machiavelli 1446-1507, Italian politician & philosopher
45,388. A very British coup, wouldn’t you say? (Politics & Coup) A Very British Coup 1988 ***** starring Ray McAnally & Alan MacNaughton & Keith Allen & Geoffrey Beavers & Marjorie Yates & Jim Carter & Philip Madoc & Jeremy Young et al; see novel Chris Mullins, Sir Percy to Harry
60,037. Disillusioned factions in the French military tried to organise a coup against de Gaulle. They failed. But extremist factions have formed a secret army called the OAS intent on killing de Gaulle and restoring Algeria to French rule. (France & Assassinations: De Gaulle & Algeria & Coup) Days that Shook the World: Conspiracy to Kill
19,818. The military has overthrown Allende’s Socialist government nominating General Pinochet their permanent head. (Gangs: Italy & Chile & Coup) Corleone VI starring Caludio Gioe & Daniele Liotti & Simona Cavallari & Marco Leonardi & Salvatore Lazzaro & Marco Leonardi & Alfredo Pea et al, television news
69,180. Kissinger approved of the preparations by Greek Cypriot fascists for the murder of President Makarios, and sanctioned the coup which tried to extend the rule of the Athens junta (a favoured client of his) to the island. When despite great waste of life this coup failed in its objective, which was also Kissinger’s, of enforced partition, Kissinger promiscuously switched sides to support an even bloodier intervention by Turkey. Thomas Boyatt ... went to Kissinger in advance of the anti-Makarios putsch and warned him that it could lead to a civil war. ‘Spare me the civics lecture,’ replied Kissinger, who as you can readily see had an aphorism for all occasions. (Cyprus & Kissinger & Coup) Christopher Hitchens
66,860. After Schneider’s death Allende was elected, but the efforts of Kissinger and Nixon to overthrow Allende would ultimately succeed. In 1973 military forces launched a coup in Santiago, killing Allende. Augusto Pinochet would assume power and begin a reign of terror that would last seventeen years. The date was September 11th. (Chile & Kissinger & US Empire & Coup) The Trials of Henry Kissinger, director Eugene Jarecki, 2002
65,969. Khmer Rouge drew strength from the chaos of the country. When they seized power in 1975 they forced populations of entire cities back to the countryside. Then they began a policy of exterminating their enemies in execution grounds that came to be known as Killing Fields. By 1979 another three million Cambodians had lost their lives. (Cambodia & Nixon & Kissinger & US Empire & Coup) ibid.
33,610. After the coup Iran became a kind of American base, and the Shah just became an American puppet. And all disaffection, all opposition, all nationalism, all neutralism was simply crushed. (Iran & Coup & US Foreign Relations) Tom Mangold, war correspondent
100,315. The military coup won enormous popular support. Nkrumah had failed to deliver the modern Ghana he had promised. (Ghana & Coup) Adam Curtis, Pandora’s Box V: Black Power, BBC 1992
138,314. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was a triumphant assertion of Britain’s power in the world. But it was held in a city that was still ruined from the bombing ten years before. Britain had been bankrupted by the War. Many of those clustered around the new Queen knew that it could no longer afford to rule the world. (Great Britain & Power & British Empire & Arms & Army & Weapons & Coup & UK Foreign Relations) Adam Curtis, The Mayfair Set I: Who Pays Wins ***** Channel 4 1999