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The formation of NATO, together with the counterbalancing Soviet military alliance, the Warsaw Pact established one of the bases of the Cold War.

1949 saw the creation of NATO, which was to become such a fixture of the Cold War.

NATO

Full article: NATO

NATO was established in 1949.

Central America

In 1949, after a brief but bloody civil war, Costa Rica became the first state to abolish its army. Its southern neighbour, Panama abolished its army in 1990.

 

Events

EventDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experimentA murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
Morgenthau Plan
Operation PaperclipA transfer of top German scientists to USA.
Guatemala syphilis experimentA murderous experiment which infected healthy subjects with syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid and possibly other diseases.
Project CHATTER
Cold WarThe official narrative had 2 diametrically opposed systems locked in combat with one another since soon after WW2. Each of the "superpowers" and its team of allies needed to outdo each other by creating ever more and deadlier weapons, creating a kind of perpetual war for perpetual peace, with the warring parties engaging mainly in covert/proxy wars. Deep state interests blossomed in the climate of fear and paranoia.
Operation Demagnetize"The institutional hardening of Gladio", an expansion of Gladio in the late 1940s, early 1950s.

 

New Groups

GroupImageTypeDescription
Shin BetShabakLogo.pngIntelligence agency
National Committee for a Free EuropeGroup.png
Servizio Informazioni Forze ArmateGroup.pngIntelligence agency
SIFARSIFAR.gif
NATONATO.pngMilitary
International
The world's largest military alliance.
Council of EuropeCouncil of Europe logo (2013 revised version).pngInternational legal
University of San DiegoGroup.png
US/Department of DefenseUnited States Department of Defense logo.svgMilitaryThe action arm of the Military-industrial-congressional complex, whose functionaries are rewarded in rough proportion to their ability to stifle dissent and channel funds to arms manufacturers.
International Confederation of Free Trade UnionsICFTU logo.svg
MossadMossad-logo.jpgIntelligence agencyMossad (Hebrew for Institute) is an abbreviation for ha-Mossad le-Modiin ule-Tafkidim Meyuhadim (Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks), an Israeli intelligence agency focused on foreign intelligence.

 

A Group that was Wound Up

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Servizio Informazioni MilitareGroup.png

 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathSummary
Ross Sterling11 February 187525 March 1949Texas
Fort Worth
John Scale27 December 188222 April 1949Spook
James V. Forrestal15 February 189222 May 1949Maryland
Montgomery County
U.S.
Politician
Banker
Frederick Ogilvie7 February 189310 June 1949
Kim Koo29 August 187626 June 1949South Korea
Seoul
Politician
Frank Murphy13 April 189019 July 1949Michigan
Detroit
U.S.
Politician
Husni al-Za'im189714 August 1949Syria
Damascus
Soldier
Politician
Pierre Jay4 May 187024 November 1949Banker

 

Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Pat Finucane194912 February 1989
Craig Williamson1949JohannesburgSpook
Niel Barnard1949Objiwarongo
South-West Africa
Spook
Academic
Dave Emory1949Activist
Paul Dietrich1949Spook
Businessperson
Spook, Cercle visitor
Wendy R. Sherman1949
Celerino Castillo1949Whistleblower
Spook
A former DEA agent who exposed deep state involvement in drug trafficking.
Olivier Roy1949France
La Rochelle
Academic
Vincenzo Vinciguerra1949Murderer
Bomber
During his trial, he exposed Operation Gladio, now serving a life sentence for the 1972 Peteano Bombing.
Bruce Gebhardt1949Maryland
Baltimore
U.S.
Bulend Ozaydinli1949Turkey
Eskişehir
Businessperson
Robert Pritchard1949London
England
Academic
Banker
Lawyer
Robert Prichard1949London
England
Banker
Lawyer
Economist
Roel Campos1949Texas
Harlingen
Lawyer
Eric Martlew3 January 1949Lancashire
Ince-in-Makerfield
England
Politician
Michael Zantovsky3 January 1949Czech Republic
Prague
Author
Diplomat
Politician
Psychologist
Salvatore Rossi6 January 1949Italy
Bari
Economist
Central banker
John Podesta8 January 1949Chicago
Illinois
U.S.
Charles Courtney-Clarke10 January 1949Activist
Economist
Kemal Derviş10 January 1949Turkey
Istanbul
Politician
Economist
UNDP administrator, 4 times Bilderberger, Brookings
Catherine Bearder14 January 1949Hertfordshire
Broxbourne
Franklin D. Raines14 January 1949Washington DC
Seattle
U.S.
Businessperson
Göran Persson20 January 1949Sweden
Vingåker
Södermanland
Joan Walley23 January 1949Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent
England
Politician
Frank Kendall III26 January 1949Massachusetts
Pittsfield
Lawyer
Army engineer
Janet Dean28 January 1949Cheshire
Crewe
England
Politician
Mike Moore28 January 1949New Zealand
Whakatane
Bay of Plenty
Union organiser
Eugene de Kock29 January 1949Member of the
South African Police
(SAP)
South African apartheid-era killer dubbed 'Prime Evil' by the media
Sam Kutesa1 February 1949UgandaPolitician
Jim Sheridan6 February 1949DublinFilm director
Manuel H. Johnson10 February 1949Alabama
Troy
Economist
Jeffrey Simpson17 February 1949New York
U.S.
Journalist
Bandar bin Sultan2 March 1949Ta'ifFormer director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency.
Nieves de Larracoechea3 March 1949Bilbao21 December 1988
Bernard Arnault5 March 1949France
Roubaix
Businessperson
Shaukat Aziz6 March 1949Pakistan
Sindh
(now in
Sind
Pakistan)
Politician
Banker
Economist
Le Cercle
Norman Spector6 March 1949Montreal
Quebec
Diplomat
Journalist
Publisher
Civil servant
Wolfgang Reitzle7 March 1949Germany
Neu-Ulm
Businessperson
Jean-François Probst8 March 1949France
Paris
12 June 2014PoliticianCercle visitor.
David Mellor12 March 1949Dorset
Wareham
England
Politician
Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo18 March 1949Spain
Madrid
PoliticianBilderberg embezzler
Crispin Davis19 March 1949EnglandBusinessperson
Moussa Koussa23 March 1949TajuraSpook
Paul Manafort1 April 1949Connecticut
New Britain
U.S.
Lawyer
Lobbyist
Deep state operative
Mitchell Daniels7 April 1949Pennsylvania
Monongahela
U.S.
Politician
Deep state functionary
Christopher Hitchens13 April 1949Hampshire
Portsmouth
UK
England
15 December 2011Author
Polemicist
DeAnne Julius14 April 1949UnknownSpook
Matthias Wissmann15 April 1949Germany
Baden-Württemberg
Ludwigsburg
Politician
Lawyer
Gary Caradori15 April 194911 July 1990Researcher
Franklin child prostitution ring/Premature death
An investigator into the Franklin child prostitution ring, killed with his son in a plane crash.
Rolf Hansen17 April 1949Diplomat
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