"The Church Committee in 1975 uncovered many instances whereby the CIA had either planned an assassination, or backed one, doing away with such luminaries as president Patrice Lumumba, (Congo) president Salvador Allende (Chile) Che Guevara, president Rafael Trujillo, (Dominican Republic) and many attempts on president Fidel Castro. In the case of Lumumba, US President Eisenhower had ordered his assassination, but according to the CIA, Lumumba's domestic enemies got to him before the CIA's hit-men could kill him.
William Blum lists 42 successful and not-so-successful assassinations by the CIA and other US agencies in his outstanding expose Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II (Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1995). In one US assassination attempt, on Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadallah, a Lebanese Shiite leader, eighty people were killed."
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