Murder – including mass murder – is a common weapon of imperialism in general, US imperialism in particular.
There are untold number of cases where the CIA and its “partners” in crime aim to kill specific individuals. There can be no doubt that the vast majority of these murders and attempted murders are undisclosed.
«The CIA has a long history of helping to kill leaders around the world» (The Guardian, May 17, 2016): The CIA «has since 1945 succeeded in deposing or killing a string of leaders elsewhere around the world – either directly or, more often, using sympathetic local military, locally hired criminals or pliant dissidents...
The CIA changed its «terminology from assassination to targeted killings, from aerial bombing of presidents to drone attacks on alleged terrorist leaders. Aerial bomb attempts on leaders included Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 1986, Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic in 1999 and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in 2003.
“Newly released records shine a light on America’s covert operations at a time when America was deeply suspicious of its Cold War adversaries, combating Soviet influence around the globe and engaging in disastrous attempts to overthrow communist revolutionaries in Cuba.” (JFK files detail CIA plans to kill Castro, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 27, 2017)
“Fidel Castro survived no fewer than 634 attempts on his life, according to his former secret service chief.” (NBC News, Nov. 28, 2016)
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