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| ( 1940s: ) 1947 |
Nominally an intelligence agency, the CIA quickly went beyond its information gathering brief, to become a covert action arm of Wall St
. This was later to morph into the US Deep State
1947 saw the Bretton Woods agreement, which was central to establishing the petrodollar and the US dollar as the world's reserve currency.
- Full article: CIA
In 1947, Harry Truman signed the National Security Act, which created the CIA, something he later came to regret. The first Director of Central Intelligence, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, authorised the CIA to carry out covert actions in Italy in 1947 to try to hinder the Italian communists in the elections.
- Full article: Operation Embarrass
This was series of 5 false flag bombings carried out by MI6 in 1947 and 1948. They targetted boats carrying Jews to Israel, in an effort to control Jewish migration, but blamed Palestinians. This conspiracy was kept secret for over 60 years, until MI6 themselves exposed the attacks themselves by including them in the archives shown to Keith Jeffery for his official history of the organization.