1960-1969 | Yemen

SECRET AGREEMENT TO COVERTLY SUPPORT REGIME CHANGE IN NORTH YEMEN

7 September 1963 On 7 September 1963, there was a secret meeting in Aden’s Crescent Hotel, between Colonel David Stirling, who had founded the Special Air Service (SAS) in 1942, Peter de la Billiere, a junior intelligence officer, Tony Boyle, a junior RAF officer, and Ahmed al-Shami, the foreign minister of the former Yemeni royalist…

1960-1969 | Backing dictatorships | Indonesia | Instigating coups

Macmillan urges President Kennedy to ‘liquidate’ Indonesian President Sukarno

27 April 1962 On 27 April 1962, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan arrived in Washington for two days of talks. He was met by a sun tanned President Kennedy, who’s own plane, according to the New York Times, had brought him back from Palm Beach a few minutes earlier.1 The private discussion that followed might shock those…

1960-1969 | Assassinations | Congo | MI6 crimes

MI6 Arranges the assassination of Congo’s first prime minister

17 January 1961 On 17 January 1961, Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, was abducted, tortured and then shot dead in a coup masterminded by MI6.  To prevent any possible autopsy, Belgian mercenaries, who had been involved in his death, dug up and dismembered his body from where it had been hastily buried,…

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27 APRIL

FOLLOWING MASSACRE OF BLACK MUTINEERS – ELEVEN SURVIVORS EXECUTED [ 27 April 1802 ] Fort Shirley at Prince Rupert’s Bay on the British controlled island of Dominica was possibly one of the bleakest and most disease ridden outposts in the Caribbean.  MACMILLAN URGES PRESIDENT KENNEDY TO “LIQUIDATE” INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUKARNO On 27 April 1962, British…