It seems even the most staunch ally of America isnt immune to the meddling of the CIA in its internal politics
"There is profoundly increasing evidence that foreign espionage and intelligence activities are being practised in Australia on a wide scale… I
believe the evidence is so grave and so alarming in its implications that it demands the fullest explanation. The deception over the CIA and the
activities of foreign installations on our soil… are an onslaught on Australia's sovereignty."
The above quote was by Gough Witlam to the Australian Parliment in 1977
So the CIA dosnt just intwine itself into the politics of countries that are considered enemies of America but also its supposed staunchest allies
They were also instrumental in the first and only dissmissal of an Australian PM
The CIA was involved in further activities designed to undermine the Whitlam Government. In July 1975 the Australian media reported that the
Mercantile Bank and Trust Company, based in the Bahamas, had issued a letter seeking $4,267,365,000 "for and on behalf of the Government of
Australia." The bank did not claim to be acting with the approval of the Australian Government and cabinet ministers had never heard of it. But the
implication was enough to fill the newspapers with another "scandal". Much later, an ASIO officer was to publicly state: "some of the documents which
helped discredit the Labor Government in its last year in office were forgeries planted by the CIA."
And that was exactly what happened. On November 11th, the day Whitlam was to inform Parliament fully about the CIA and American bases in
Australia, he was summoned by Kerr from Parliament House. Without warning, Kerr dismissed Whitlam as Prime Minister, dissolved both houses of
Parliament and appointed Malcolm Fraser, leader of the Liberal Party, to head an interim government until new elections could be held in December. An
unelected official (whose position was traditionally only that of a figurehead representative of the Queen of England) had, in one arbitrary and
unconstitutional act, overthrown a legitimate and democratically elected government.
Amazing revelations in the following link that tie the CIA into bribery/drugs and the eventual overthrow of a democratically elected govt of a nation
that is one of Americas staunchest allies,i can see why Ron Paul wants to dismantle the CIA it is an insidious evil organisation
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