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.
Chile - 1973
Chile was another country brutally exploited by U.S. corporations. Washington made sure the people lived in utter misery. The CIA used different tactics but the results were the same. The agency led a smear campaign against the government of Chile, as it is currently doing in Venezuela. They used national and international media to demonize President Salvador Allende. They made sure people who had once been loyal to him because of his benevolent way of governing turned on him.
How you ask?The same way they're doing it in Venezuela. By causing scarcity through extortion, through torture, imprisonment, enforced disappearances and by assassinating all those who refused to bow to them. Washington was irritated beyond control after Allende nationalized natural resources. They were also annoyed because Allende built houses for those who couldn't afford homes. He made sure his people had access to education. When Allende's popularity was successfully undermined, the next step was to plan a coup against him. It would now be easy. And Sep. 11, 1973, Gen. Augusto Pinochet led the military all the way to the presidential palace with the backing of the CIA, who provided him with all the necessary weapons and armored vehicles.
War planes dropped bombs on the palace. Before he died, Allende told his people: “I will not give up! Placed in a historic transition, I will pay for the loyalty of the people with my life. And I tell you with certainty that the which we have planted in the good conscience of thousands and thousands of Chileans will not be shriveled forever. They are strong and they may be able to dominate us, but the social processes cannot be halted nor with crime nor by force.” Pinochet ruled for 17 years. He jailed 80,000 people, tortured 30,000 and murdered 3,200.