| Assassination |
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|Assassination is the extra-judicial killing of particular people, often indicative of deep politics at work. Illegal under most legal systems, the Western commercially controlled media has recently been introducing a euphemism for this: if carried out by "us" (Western democracies such as the USA) against "them" (demonized bogeymen), the preferred term is "targeted killing", the legality of which goes unquestioned.|
Assassination, or "targeted killing" as it is euphemistically called (especially when carried out by drones), has long been a key feature of deep politics. Many intelligence agencies have hit squads, either public or covert, tasked with carrying out assassinations in such as a way as to either make the premature deaths appear accidental or at least to maintain their own plausible deniability.
- 1 Official Narrative
- 2 Assassinations in Israel
- 3 Assassinations in US
- 4 Dallas Occupy Plot
- 5 Examples
- 6 Assassination victims on Wikispooks
- 7 Related Quotations
- 8 Related Documents
- 9 Convicted of Assassination
- 10 Rating
- 11 References
The head of MI6 once claimed that MI6 had never carried out assassinations. [Citation Needed] An essential part of all but the most urgent deep political assassinations in the cover story which is used either to hide the murder (i.e. as a suicide or a fatal accident) or to obscure the true motives and perpetrators. Official investigations regularly declare an assassinations to be the work of "lone nuts", while those who question the official narrative are termed "conspiracy theorists".
Where killings have been openly admitted by intelligence agencies or military groups, they are seldom if ever termed as "assassinations" or "murders" by the commercially-controlled media unless carried out by "enemy" nation states. Euphemisms such as "targeted killing" are de rigueur.
Until the case of Anwar al-Awlaki, the US government refused to publicly admit it carried out targeted killings. When this was publicly admitted, the BBC did not use the word "assassination", choosing instead to headline their report "US approves killing US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki".
Wikipedia reports that "Targeted killing is the intentional killing – by a government or its agents – of a civilian or 'unlawful combatant' targeted by the government". It gives prominence to the ideas of Georgetown Law Professor Gary Solis, who in his 2010 book entitled "The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War" wrote that "Assassinations and targeted killings are very different acts". The phrase might have been designed to hide the true nature of the fact - many drone strikes are not of known individuals, but so - called "signature strikes", i.e. assassinations of unknown people based ont on their identity but on their behaviour, which is perceived (currently probably only by humans, but in the future quite possible by software) as suspicious.
Assassinations in Israel
- Full article: Israel/Assassination
- Full article: Israel/Assassination
Israel has openly pursued a policy of "targeted killing" since the inception of the second intifada in September 2000, and has killed hundreds if not thousands since then. This policy has broad support amongst the Israeli population.
Assassinations in US
US President Gerald Ford's Executive Order 11905 banned political assassinations, declaring that "No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination." Citing numerous examples, Mark Gorton states that "The criminal forces within the national security state have a long history killing many people for the purposes of hiding the death of one, key, high profile individual." Section 2.11 of Executive Order 12333 (December 4, 1981) reiterated that "No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination" - a prohibition that in 1998, the Washington Post admitted that the US government was tacitly ignoring.
Post War On Terror Law Change
- Full article: “War On Terror”
- Full article: “War On Terror”
Three days after 9/11, the US congress gave "Authorization for Use of Military Force" (AUMF) to the US president. This vague legal statue has been stretched to legalize assassination of al-Qaeda purported leaders. People on the target list are considered military enemies of the U.S., and therefore not subject to ealier legislation. The US has not signed the International Convention against Forced Disappearance. The US government consistently refuses to directly address the legality of military drones. In May 2013 Barack Obama referenced a presidential policy guidance on the matter, but only a 2 page summary has been released - the text itself remains classified.
- Full article: Operation 40
- Full article: Operation 40
The CIA's Operation 40 is a hit squad originally organised out of Miami station, constituted mainly of Cubans with aim of assassinating Fidel Castro. The group reportedly carried out multiple assassinations. Daniel Hopsicker and Mark Gorton have claimed that many members of the group were involved in the JFK Assassination.
Dallas Occupy Plot
- Full article: Dallas occupy plot
- Full article: Dallas occupy plot
MIT students in 2013 used FOIA to uncover heavily redacted documents reveal that the FBI either turned a blind eye to or abetted a plot to assassinate leaders of the Dallas Occupy movement. US District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ordered the FBI to explain why it isn't cooperating with an investigation into the assassination plot. The US Justice Department has declined to comment on the matter.
|Page name||Date||Cause(s)||Official Story||Description|
|"Jubilee Plot"||An attempt by Irish nationalist patsies to assassinate Queen Victoria and her Cabinate during her Golden Jubilee thanks giving service at Westminster abbey on 20 June 1887|
|1980 Camarate air crash||A covert assassination of Adelino Amaro da Costa, to cover up the October surprise conspiracy.|
|1994 Scotland RAF Chinook crash||A helicopter crash incident which killed all on board, including almost all the UK's senior Northern Ireland intelligence experts.|
|1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash|
|2011 Tucson shooting||A "lone nut" killing of Justice John Roll|
"9-11/The 19 Hijackers"
|A complex and spectacular set of events in New York and Washington. The US government was quick to blame Al Qaeda, though no evidence of guilt was presented and there is much suspicion about what Al Qaeda really is. In the USA 9-11 assisted the Patriot Act's roll back of civil liberties, the stepping up of domestic surveillance and the financial advancement of the military industrial complex. Abroad 9-11 helped launched wars on Iraq and Afghanistan that had been planned long before.|
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|Assassinations prior to 1930|
|Assassinations since 1945|
|Avianca Flight 203||Pablo Escobar|
|Colgan Air Flight 3407||A plane crash which killed a prominent 9-11 truther, Beverly Eckert|
|Dag Hammarskjöld/Premature death|
|David Kelly/Assassination||On 17 July 2003, David Kelly allegedly committed suicide by swallowing 29 co-proxamol tablets and cutting to his ulnar artery (wrist) with a blunt pruning knife. He was writing a book exposing high level corruption at the time and had given no indication of depression. An official inquest was commenced but never completed.|
|EgyptAir Flight 990|
|France/Assassinations since 1945|
|The killing of Gerald Bull as he returned home from his nearby office whilst unlocking the door to his Brussels, Belgium appartment.|
|JFK/Assassination||Lee Harvey Oswald||The assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. This is the seminal deep political event of modern times. And no, it wasn't a 'lone nut'… There were much bigger motives. The facts remain that JFK was on terrible terms with the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as-well as every other element of the deep state.|
|Jo Cox/Murder||Thomas Mair|
|John Lennon/Assassination||Mark David Chapman|
|Korean Air Lines Flight 007||Soviet Union|
|MLK/Assassination||James Earl Ray||Officially a US-government assisted assassination!|
|Mahmoud al-Mabhouh/Assassination||Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was murdered in his room at the 5 star Rotana Hotel in Dubai having arrived in the country earlier that day from Syria.|
|Olof Palme/Assassination||Christer Pettersson|
|Patrice Lumumba/Assassination||A US Deep state backed assassination, ordered by Allen Dulles, which was followed by decades of bloody violence.|
|Paul Wellstone/Assassination||A crash officially recorded as an accident, but which several researchers consider to have been a covert assassination.|
|RFK/Assassination||Sirhan Sirhan||The assassination of Robert Kennedy, who had resolved to bring to track down and prosecute the killers of him brother, JFK, once he had himself become president.|
|Susurluk car crash||A still rather poorly understood deep event, one event which lead to the coining of the phrase "deep state", and by extension "deep politics" and "deep politician".|
|TWA Flight 800||A suspicious air crash, which occurred simultaneously with a live fire exercise being carried out by the US Navy.|
|US/Assassinations since 1945|
|UTA Flight 772|
Assassination victims on Wikispooks
|Jaime Roldós Aguilera||A leader of Ecuador determined to try to better the living conditions of the population. Assassinated by the CIA.|
|Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan||An assassinated Iranian nuclear weapons specialist|
|Mohamed Farah Aideed|
|Giorgio Ambrosoli||An Italian lawyer assassinated while investigating Michele Sindona.|
|William Francis Buckley|
|Whitey Bulger||MKULTRA connected US Crime boss assassinated in prison.|
|Gerald Bull||A Canadian engineer and developer of long-range artillery. Best known for his involvement in the Iraq 'supergun' project.|
|Gary Caradori||An investigator into the Franklin child prostitution ring, killed with his son in a plane crash.|
|William Cooper||Announced around 10 weeks before 9/11 that "Whatever they're going to blame on Usama bin Laden - don't you believe it...They will soon do something outlandish to gain the support of the Sheeple". He was killed by the US Marshals Service less than two months after the event.|
|Jo Cox||Jo Cox was a UK politician murdered in the run up to the 2016 EU Referendum. Echoing the assassination of Sweden's Anna Lindh, the event appears not to have greatly influenced the outcome, and was officially carried out by a "lone nut".|
|Edward Cutolo||A drug smuggler who named a lot of names about the CIA's drug trafficking, and who then died a sudden death, as did many of those he named.|
|Ngo Dinh Diem||The 1st President of South Vietnam, assassinated by the CIA.|
|Iman Fadil||An assassinated model.|
|Daniel Forestier||A DGSE agent who was assassinated in 2019|
|Francisco Ortiz Franco|
|Daphne Caruana Galizia||The Maltese journalist and blogger who exposed the Panama Papers. Assassinated in 2017 by a car bomb|
|James Garfield||A US president|
|John Francis Green||A member of the North Armagh Brigade of the Provisional IRA.|
|Michael Hastings||An investigate journalist.|
|JFK||The last US president to effectively seek to promote the welfare of the US population.|
|Natacha Jaitt||Assassinated model who turned whistleblower|
|Liaquat Ali Khan||Pakistan's first and longest serving Prime Minister, murdered by the USA in order to facilitate their access to oil.|
|Jamal Khashoggi||assassinated journalist|
|Huseyin Kocadağ||The former Istanbul Deputy police Chief killed in the Susurluk car crash|
|John Lennon||World famous musician who came out firmly against war and spoke out about the "insane" behaviour of government leaders.|
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|"Lone nut"||“Nor, for example, is there any reason to interpret the 'lone assassin' verdict, which emerged immediately after the assassination as itself an indicator of the conspiracy at work. On the perspective I am suggesting, almost before Kennedy's heart stopped beating the one thing which everyone involved would have agreed upon, without discussion, never mind coercion, was that a 'lone nut' verdict had to emerge. The 'truth' was not an issue: in politics the 'truth' is simply a tool.<a href="#cite_note-7"></a> The point about the 'lone nut' is that it was then, and remains (cf Hinckley) the only safe explanation for political assassination within America. 'Disney America'<a href="#cite_note-8"></a>, the fantasy pluralist democracy described in the textbooks on the American political system, cannot accommodate planned political assassination.<a href="#cite_note-9"></a>”||Robin Ramsay||1983|
|Meir Dagan||“In my opinion, no terrorist should feel immune, anywhere. I think that a person's life is forfeit the moment he decides to adopt terrorist tactics.”||Meir Dagan||1998|
|Document:Beyond Conspiracy Theory||paper||February 2010||Lance deHaven-Smith||The article posits a new framework for the analysis of Deep political events and Conspiracy Theories. The term SCAD (State crime against democracy) is explained and developed as a way of connecting the dots across multiple suspect events.|
|Document:Group 13||article||1999||David Guyatt||Does the British Government have a deniable assassination squad? An exploration of evidence that it does.|
|Document:Off the Leash: How the UK is developing the technology to build armed autonomous drones||Article||10 November 2018||Peter Burt||The United Kingdom should make an unequivocal statement that it is unacceptable for machines to control, determine, or decide upon the application of force in armed conflict and give a binding political commitment that the UK would never use fully autonomous weapon systems|
|Document:Torture, Assassination and the American Way of Life||commentary||17 February 2012||Jacob G. Hornberger|
|File:A.HRC.14.24.Add6.pdf||report||28 May 2010||The UN Special Rapporteur reports on "targeted killings" by states.|
|File:Living under drones.pdf||paper||September 2012||International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic|
Convicted of Assassination
|Manuel Contreras||4 May 1929||7 August 2015||Spook|
- The law of armed conflict ... – Gary D. Solis. Google Books. February 15, 2010. ISBN 9781139487115. Retrieved December 27, 2011.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
- "FATAL CHOICES: ISRAEL'S POLICY OF TARGETED KILLING" paper prepared for the BESA Center Conference on Democracy and Limited War, 4-6 June 2002. Professor Steven R. David of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.
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- Walter Pincus (February 15, 1998). "Saddam Hussein's Death Is a Goal, Says Ex-CIA Chief". Washington Post. p. A36. Retrieved December 30, 2008.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto"). mirror
- Bell, Josh (July 10, 2011). "Killing of Al-Awlaki: Even When Trying to Fight Terrorism, the President Must Still Follow the Constitution". Aclu.org. Retrieved October 23, 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").