The United States has been intervening covertly and overtly in many countries since the late 1800s, however the CIA's first black ops date back to the World War II after Harry S. Truman signed the act by which the agency was created on July 26, 1947. The Central Intelligence Agency is responsible for terrorism, assassinations, military coups and rebellions around the globe and has deceitfully used many NGOs guised as organisms that promote human rights, democracy, freedom and economic development, including USAID, NED and IRI, just to mention a few.
Their true objective is imperialist in nature. The U.S. has interest in every country, be it for its natural resources, cheap labor force or because of its strategic geographical location.
In order to meet its goals, the CIA recruits influential, intellectual and charismatic personalities. The agency also resorts to threats, kidnapping, torture, enforced disappearances and assassinations. The organization incites violence, uprisings and military rebellion, and causes economic chaos and misery to the people through scarcity of basic foods and so on. The CIA has been exposed on a number of occasions through documented evidence, leaks of information and whistleblowing by active and former agents.
Guatemala - 1954
In 1944, the violent U.S.-backed dictatorship of Jorge Ubico was overthrown by a popular uprising. The people of Guatemala were sick and tired of the brutal injustices of his regime, although in reality Ubico was merely a puppet of The United Fruit Company, which obeyed Washington's orders. They basically enslaved the population. They stripped campesinos and Indigenous people of their lands and forced them to work their own parcels and paid them bread crumbs. Those who dared to disobey were brutally punished by a police force working for the U.S. agricultural company.
The victory of the uprising brought peace to the country but it only took 10 years for U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower to implement a plan to overthrow the government.
In 1954, the CIA launched the so-called PBSuccess operation. The country's capital Guatemala City was bombed by U.S. warplanes. The young Ernesto “Che” Guevara was there and witnessed the ordeal first hand. Hundreds of campesinos leaders were executed and many campesino and Mayan Indigenous communities were completely wiped out. The brutal CIA intervention wasn't complete until 200,000 had been killed. U.S. companies were again enjoying huge profits in the Central American country and Washington was happy.