1975

The Secret History of the United States

1975


William Colby acknowledged to the Senate on 15 January 1975 that the agency had indeed sent out undercover agents to infiltrate dissident groups in this country and had collected close to 10,000 files on American citizens.
Challenging the Secret Government - Kathryn S. Olmsted p.35

In the middle of the half-hour newscast on 28 February 1975, the CBS Evening News broadcast a report that was to transform the "year of intelligence." Veteran correspondent Daniel Schorr told viewers that President Gerald Ford had "reportedly warned associates that if current investigations got too far, they would uncover several assassinations of foreign officials in which the CIA was involved." Although details of the assassinations are "closely held," Schorr said, apparently at least three had ocurred in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Challenging the Secret Government - Kathryn S. Olmsted p.59

Thus, there is evidence of CIA involvement in a virtual coup that overturned the Whitlam Labor government in Australia in 1975, when it was feared the Whitlam might interfere with Washington's military and intelligence bases in Australia.
Deterring Democracy - Noam Chomsky p. 332

On May 12, 1975, Cambodian gunboats forcibly seized the S.S. Mayaguez, an American merchant ship, in international waters sixty miles south of Cambodia. The invasion was a slaughter: Eighteen Marines were killed and fifty more wounded out of an assault force of 110; twenty-three Air Force men also died in an offshore crash. The Marines, in their desperate evacuation, detonated a 15,000-pound bomb on the island, the largest nonnuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal. Heightening the tragedy was the fact that the Mayaguez crew members were no longer on the island; they had been set free by the Cambodians hours before.
The Price of Power - Seymour M. Hersh p.639

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AI[Amnesty International] estimates 15,000 death squad victims in the small country of Guatemala between 1970 and 1975, a thousand in Argentina in 1975 before the military coup and the unleashing of a true reign of terror.
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism - Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman p.9

According to accounts from Timorese refugees in Portugal, some of whom were in East Timor at the time of the attack...and reports from within Indonesia itself, the move to annex this territory has been a brutal operation, marked by the wanton slaughter of possibly between 50,000 and 100,000 Timorese.
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism - Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman

Referring to the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975, he [Daniel Moynihan in the New York Times Magazine] says that the United States wanted things to turn out as they did and that he had the assignment of making sure that the United Nations could not act in any constructive way to terminate or reverse the Indonesian aggression.
Chronicles of Dissent - Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian p.252

Indonesian Invasion of East Timor

Amnesty International's reprt for 1975 indicated that Iranian authorities had arrested and imprisoned between 25,000 and 100,000 political prisoners.
Elite Deviance - David R. Simon & D. Stanley Eitzen p.198

...the Americans were running away with an expanding nuclear industry that, by the end of 1975, had already become a $50 billion business.
The Nuclear Barons - Peter Pringle and James Spigelman p.333

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Leading congressional critics of the CIA have been defeated, despite their long, distinguished careers in Washington and Congress's nearly foolproof 98 per cent reelection rate. Both Otis Pike and Frank Church were defeated soon after chairing their precedent-setting '70s hearings. Pike's report had been so incendiary that Congress voted not to release it before the White House had a chance to censor the document. (It was ultimately leaked to and published by the "Voice.")
Village Voice, Sept. 10, 1991 CIA Out of Control by Russ W. Baker

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