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Fidel Castro - MATS Terminal Washington 1959.jpg
Che Guevara visits USA in 1959

Cuban Revolution

On February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.


Psychological warfare

“In August 1959, ['Cees'] Van den Heuvel set up a foundation for research into human ecology based in the Hague. The title is indicative, if not conclusive: in 1955, the CIA had founded a Society for the Study of Human Ecology which changed name in 1961 to become the Human Ecology Fund. Both American organizations were funding conduits for the CIA's MK-ULTRA programme of research into mind control and brainwashing. Van den Heuvel's human ecology foundation would soon change titles to the Oost-West Stichting (East-West Foundation), which received funding from the BVD. According to an Italian secret service (SIFAR) report dated October 1963, the BVD funded a meeting in Barbizon near Paris on 5th - 8th October 1961 where "the participants decided to unite all efforts and initiatives of the struggle against Communism within a new organization and place these on a serious and expert footing."”
David Teacher [1]

Biological weapons

“A US Army operating manual from 1956 stated explicitly that biological and chemical warfare were an integral operating portion of US military strategy, were not restricted in any way, and that Congress had given the military “First Strike” authority on their use. In 1959, an attempt by Congress to remove this first-strike authority was defeated by the White House and bio-chemical weapons expenditures increased from $75 million to almost $350 million.”
Larry Romanoff (2020)  [2]

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experimentA murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
Operation PaperclipA transfer of top German scientists to USA.
Cold WarThe official narrative had 2 diametrically opposed systems locked in combat with one another since soon after WW2. Each of the "superpowers" and its team of allies needed to outdo each other by creating ever more and deadlier weapons, creating a kind of perpetual war for perpetual peace, with the warring parties engaging mainly in covert/proxy wars. Deep state interests blossomed in the climate of fear and paranoia.
Operation Demagnetize"The institutional hardening of Gladio", an expansion of Gladio in the late 1940s, early 1950s.
Project UlyssesMossad covert operation to infiltrate and subvert the Palestinian political leadership
Mau Mau UprisingA Kenyan independence movement in the 1950s that faced brutal opposition by the UK.
Operation Midnight ClimaxA "free-wheeling illicit criminal" CIA project which filmed the effects of prostitutes dosing up victims with drugs such as LSD.
Project MKUltraAn illegal mind control research programme.
Cuban Revolution
Algerian War
COINTELPROSeries of covert and illegal projects aimed at subversion of 1960s left wing movements
Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War was a proxy war lead by US that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. Millions of people were killed, mostly Vietnamese. JFK was assassinated soon after declaring his intent to withdraw US troops. The war helped the CIA to refine its methods of illegal drug trafficking, torture and the like.
Ballets rosesFrench VIPaedophile event
Bilderberg/1959

 

New Groups

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==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathSummaryDescription
Reuven Shiloah19091959Spook
John Coleman1959
George Douglas Cole25 September 188914 January 1959London
England
William J. Donovan1 January 18838 February 1959Washington DC
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Spook
Soldier
Deep politician
Pierre Ryckmans23 November 189118 February 1959Belgium
Uccle
Samuel Hoare24 February 18807 May 1959London
England
Diplomat
Spook
Politician
John Foster Dulles25 February 188824 May 1959Washington DC
Walter Reed Hospital
U.S.
Diplomat
Spook
Deep politician
Raffaele Cafiero12 February 189110 July 1959Politician
Eugene Meyer31 October 187517 July 1959Washington DC
U.S.
Spook
Central banker
William Leahy6 May 187520 July 1959Maryland
Bethesda
Thomas Catto15 March 187923 August 1959Surrey
Holmbury St Mary
England
Central banker
Businessperson
Sid Richardson25 May 189130 September 1959Texas
St Joseph's Island
Businessperson
Stepan Bandera1 January 190915 October 1959Germany
Munich
Politician
George Marshall31 December 188016 October 1959Washington DCPolitician
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood16 April 188123 December 1959Garrowby Hall
Yorkshire
England
PoliticianSenior conservative politician and President of the Pilgrims Society

 

Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Paul Belien1959Journalist
Yvonne Fletcher1959Wiltshire
England
17 April 1984PolicewomanYvonne Fletcher was shot dead while on duty during a protest outside the Libyan embassy on 17 April 1984, cue for the breakdown of diplomatic relations between the UK and Libya. In 2017 a decision was announced not to prosecute her murder on grounds of "national security".
Kevin Barrett1959Author
Researcher
Academic
9-11/Dissident
An academic and 9-11/Dissident.
Stuart E. Jones1959Diplomat
John McTernan1959
Matt Baggott1959London
England
Police officer
Mahmood Sariolghalam1959Iran
Tehran
Academic
Andy Hayman1959Police officer
Michael Snow1959Judge
James C. Smith1959
Charles Lieber1959US
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Scientist
Angela Smith7 January 1959London
UK
Politician
Christopher Nugee23 January 1959Judge
Nick Ferrari31 January 1959Kent
Sidcup
England
Frances Guy1 February 1959Propagandist
David AllfreyFebruary 1959Soldier
Propagandist
Former head of the UK Army's head of recruitment strategy, Institute for Statecraft
Nick Carter11 February 1959KenyaSoldier
Propagandist
Senior UK soldier concerned about Russian use of "Fake News".
Stephen Kotkin17 February 1959Academic
Historian
Senior fellow, Hoover Institution
David Corn20 February 1959Journalist
François Villeroy de Galhau24 February 1959France
Strasbourg
Bas-Rhin
Central banker
Anna Diamantopoulou26 February 1959Greece
Kozani
PoliticianGreek politician. Attended 5 Bilderbergs from 2004 to 2009.
Nick Griffin1 March 1959BarnetPoliticianA member of the European Parliament
Stuart Gulliver9 March 1959Derby
England
Banker
Jens Stoltenberg16 March 1959Norway
Oslo
PoliticianNorwegian Bilderberger, ex PM, Secretary General of NATO.
Stanislaw Tillich10 April 1959German Democratic Republic
Nowa Wjeska
Politician
Richard Kemp14 April 1959Essex
Maldon
Soldier
Frank Mulholland18 April 1959Lanarkshire
Coatbridge
Paul Madden25 April 1959Devon
England
Diplomat
Nicholas Kristof27 April 1959Chicago
Illinois
Journalist
Stephen Harper30 April 1959Canada
Ontario
Toronto
Politician
Penny Pritzker2 May 1959Chicago
Illinois
U.S.
Billionaire
Businessperson
Billionaire US Secretary of Commerce
Brian Williams5 May 1959New Jersey
Ridgewood
U.S.
Charles Hendry6 May 1959Sussex
Cuckfield
England
Politician
Jill Evans8 May 1959Wales
Ystrad Rhondda
Glamorgan
PoliticianA member of the European Parliament
Craig Fugate14 May 1959Florida
Jacksonville
U.S.
Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Andreas Straßmeir17 May 1959Spook
Soldier
Deep state operative
Son of Günter Straßmeir who was Chief of Staff to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Suspected of involvement in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
Estela Barbot19 May 1959Portugese Bilderberg, TLC, Club of Rome...
Loretta Lynch21 May 1959North Carolina
Greensboro
U.S.
Peter Skinner1 June 1959Oxford
England
PoliticianA member of the European Parliament
Mike Pence7 June 1959Columbus
Indiana
U.S.
US/Vice President
Eliot Spitzer10 June 1959New York
Bronx
Politician
Lawyer
Christian Rynning-Tønnesen18 June 1959Businessperson
John Baron21 June 1959Surrey
Redhill
England
Bruce Katz21 June 1959New York
US
Brooklyn
Deep state functionary
Urban planner
David Shulkin22 June 1959Illinois
Fort Sheridan
U.S.
Joe Lockhart13 July 1959New York
U.S.
Aubrey McClendon14 July 1959Oklahoma
Oklahoma City
2 March 2016BusinesspersonA US businessman who died in suspicious circumstances.
Charles Farr15 July 195915 February 2019Spook
Jürgen Ligi16 July 1959Politician
Moncef Slaoui22 July 1959MoroccoBig pharma/Lobbyistresponsible for warp-speed development of experimental Covid-19 vaccine
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