Inside the CIA: On Company Business

A bold and upfront explanation of the real aims of covert U.S. foreign policy since World War II. Directed by Allan Francovich, also director of Houses are Full of Smoke. After World War II, the CIA was established not so much to fight Communism, as was often stated, but rather to undermine or overthrow any government and foreign political movements that got in the way of U.S. business interests and U.S. access to these foreign countries’ natural resources. Undermining economies, spreading propaganda, and intimidation through torture and assassination were their tactics. The ‘dirty work’ was generally carried out by local criminals who had no idea why they were hired to do what they were doing. This way the CIA operatives kept their hands clean and were not the objects of retaliation. The CIA tried very hard to destroy the European left, which was very strong after WWII. For example, the CIA hired the Corsican mafia to break up labor unions in Southern Italy because we felt the unions were becoming too powerful. The documentary is essentially narrated by former CIA agents who tell their stories, many of whom have also written books about their experiences with the agency. The most controversial figure is Philip Agee who had his U.S. passport taken away for revealing the names of certain CIA agents (apparently this is an act of treason, although when the Bush administration did it to take revenge on Joe Wilson for telling the U.S. that Saddam Hussein was not a threat to U.S. security, it was ok). There is also an interview with a hired assassin, or mercenary, almost too strange to believe.

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