On September 30, 2010, US-orchestrated coup plotters shut down airports, blocked highways, took over an airbase, parliament and Quito streets – protesting a law restructuring police benefits despite President Rafael Correa doubling their wages.
In his book titled “Inside the Company: CIA Diary (1975),” former CIA operative Philip Agee (above) explained how the Agency operated disruptively. In Ecuador from 1960 – 1963, it ousted two presidents, infiltrated key political parties and organizations, and caused disruptive actions blamed on leftist groups. According to Agee, in virtually every department of the Ecuadorean government there were people working for the CIA. At one point, the CIA could count amongst its number the men who were second and third in power in the country. CIA agents would bomb churches and make it appear to be the work of leftists.
It bears repeating. Like earlier 2010 Ecuadorean protests, ongoing ones have America’s dirty fingerprints all over them. They’re likely to be no more successful now than before.
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