Terrorism - Made in the USA Terrorism us_terror us_interventions_project 1959-Today cuba_terrorism false 1 ------ The US carries out 40 years of terrorism against Cuba, including [[ killing_castro | hundreds of assassination attempts ]] on Fidel Castro, the introduction of swine fever in '71, the [[ dengue | dengue fever ]] in '81, and the bombing of tourist hotels in '97. [[ http://www.newhumanist.com/cubaterror.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Latin_America/LaDemanda.html | Article ]] ====== 1960-1965 killing_castro false 1 ------ The CIA forms no less than 8 plans to assassinate Castro, including attempts to send Castro exploding or drugged cigars and spray poison on his beard. [[ http://www.historyhouse.com/in_history/castro/ | Article ]] [[ http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church/reports/ir/html/ChurchIR_0043a.htm | Article ]] ====== 1976 cuba_bombing false 1 ------ Flight 455, headed to Cuba, is bombed. 73 passengers and all crew members die, including Cuban government officials and many Cuban and other civilians. [[ http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/1992/58/58p15.htm | Article ]] ------ Orlando Bosch, responsible for the bombing, now lives in the US, violating his parole and aiding further terrorist activities against Cuba. His freedom is largely thanks to Bush, who overruled his own Justice Department to let Bosch stay in the US under house arrest, despite a clear history of terrorist activities. The US has refused Cuba's demands for him to be extradited and for an investigation to be made into the tragedy. [[ http://vander.hashish.com/articles/911/ghostofterrorpast.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.giraldilla.com/Terror_Docs/UN-CubaAmb-10-01-01.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.newhumanist.com/cubaterror.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/1992/58/58p15.htm | Article ]] [[ http://pd.cpim.org/2001/sept30/2001_sept30_simmon%20wallers.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.historyofcuba.com/faqcuba/cfaq10.htm | Article ]] ====== 1981 dengue false 1 ------ The CIA releases the dengue fever in Cuba, resulting in 340,000 people being infected and 116,000 hospitalized - this in a country which had never before experienced a single case of the disease. 158 people, including 101 children, die (that the total was this low is only thanks to Cuba's remarkable public health center). [[ http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Latin_America/LaDemanda.html | Article ]] ------ In a 1984 federal criminal trial in New York, the head of the anti-Cuba terrorist organization Omega 7 testified under oath that, shortly before the outbreak of the epidemic, the CIA had given members of his group "some germs" to be taken to Cuba. [[ http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Latin_America/LaDemanda.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43b/070.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.cuba.cu/politica/webpcc/demanda%20gobcubaeeuu.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.historyofcuba.com/faqcuba/cfaq10.htm | Article ]] ------ Declassified documents have also revealed that the US Army loosed swarms of specially bred mosquitoes in Georgia and Florida to see whether disease-bearing insects could be weapons in biological war. The mosquitoes were of the Aedes Aegypti type, the precise carrier of dengue fever. It has also been revealed that the US government center Fort Detrick was researching dengue fever for the purposes of biological warfare in 1967. [[ http://www.whale.to/v/keske8.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.cuba.cu/politica/webpcc/demanda%20gobcubaeeuu.html | Article ]] ====== 1982-1988 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1f4e70d_8 false 1 ------ The US sponsors 'contras' in terrorism campaign against Nicaraguan government. ====== 1993 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1f4e70d_9 false 1 ------ The UN names the army officers who had committed the worst atrocities of the civil war in [[ el_salvador | El Salvador ]]. Two-thirds of them had been trained at the 'School of the Americas' in Georgia, the same school that trained soldiers to commit similar atrocities in [[ nicaragua | Nicaragua ]], Peru, Honduras, [[ chile | Chile ]], Argentina, Panama, Ecuador and Mexico. The school still operates today under a different name. [[ http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,583254,00.html | Guardian article ]] ====== 1996 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1f4e70d_10 false 1 ------ Amnesty International, in its annual report on US military aid and human rights, states that '<i>throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or "disappeared" at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.' [[ http://www.uwire.com/content/topops021401001.html | Article ]] [[ http://teresi.us/html/writing/us_wars.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.robert-fisk.com/robert_elias_25sept2001.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/articles/9708-UD-relativity.html | Article ]] ====== org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1f4e70d_12 false 1 ------ ====== Nov 2000 org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1f4e70d_11 false 1 ------ A non-violent demonstration is held for the closing of the 'School of the Americas', a US Army-run school which has trained more than 60,000 Latin American military officers over the past 50 years. Most of the protestors are thrown in jail, including an 88-year old nun. [[ http://www.s-j-c.net/SOA.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/04/03/school.protest/ | Article ]] [[ http://www.cin.org/archives/cinjust/199802/0015.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.soaw.org/new/pressrelease.php?id=8 | Article ]] [[ http://www.geocities.com/~virtualtruth/soa_atro.htm | Article ]] [[ http://www.derechos.org/soa/chile-not.html | Article ]] [[ http://www.newhumanist.com/soa.html | Article ]] ====== Today org.ccr.persist.link.TimelineLink@1f4e70d_14 false 1 ------ Vietnam's most wanted terrorist, suspected in half a dozen attacks on Vietnamese targets in Europe and Asia, who even brags of having planned several past incidents and claims to be planning future attacks, happily lives in and operates from California, from where Cambodian 'Freedom Fighters' also continue to operate unhindered by US authorities. [[ http://www.time.com/time/asia/news/magazine/0,9754,180563,00.html | Time article ]] ======