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The most famous of the assassinations of the 1960s
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• The Coalition on Political Assassinations
• WinterWatch
The US deep state widely used assassination against its opponents, which lead to the CIA being put under increased scrutiny in the 1970s.

This list is of people who were specifically targeted. For people who may have been randomly murdered, see 1960s/Murders.

The assassinations of the 1960s lead to the CIA being put under increased scrutiny in the 1970s. This lead to the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which in turn lead to some of the assassinations of the 1970s, for example of CIA officers just before they were due to testify.

Outside the US

Various figures of political import were assassinated in newly decolonised nation states by the US Deep state under the rubric of "anti-communism". Although some of these assassinations were denied at the time, this established that US political and economic interests must be heeded by the leaders of newly "independent" countries. The CIA set up Operation 40, a hit squad that was originally aimed to assassinate Fidel Castro.

JFK Assassination

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The 1963 assassination of JFK was a clandestine coup, carried out with the help of Operation 40, the CIA's foreign assassination hit squad. It was a structural deep event, since it handed control of the US Deep state to the perpetrators. This group Mark Gorton refers to as "The Cabal".[1]

Related Premature deaths

Full article: JFK/Assassination/Premature death

Dozens of people were assassinated to try to suppress the truth about the JFK Assassination, including witnesses who refused to be pressured into changing their story, journalists who determined to get to the bottom of the story and deep state operatives who had outlived their useful role or who were in danger of talking.

Truth And Reconciliation Committee on the Assassinations Of The 1960s

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In January 2019, a group of over 60 people, including members of the Kennedy and King families petitioned the US congress for a Truth And Reconciliation Committee on the Assassinations Of The 1960s, a public inquest into "the four major assassinations of the 1960s (of JFK, Malcolm X, MLK and RFK) that together had a disastrous impact on the course of American history."[2]


Assassinated in the 1960s

Wikispooks pageBornDiedSummaryDescription
Guy Banister7 March 19016 June 1964Police officer
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
Private investigator
A US deep state operative involved in the JFK assassination. Suddenly died after he had attracted the attention of investigator Jim Garrison.
Homi J. Bhabha30 October 190924 January 1966PhysicistIndian nuclear physicist possibly killed by the CIA in air crash
Sam Cooke22 January 193111 December 1964Activist
Singer and Civil Rights activist. He was good friends with boxer Muhammad Ali and activist Malcolm X. Shot dead in Los Angeles motel, possibly as part of COINTELPRO.
Ngo Dinh Diem3 January 19012 November 1963PoliticianThe 1st President of South Vietnam, assassinated by the CIA.
Fred Hampton30 August 19484 December 1969Activist
Black rights activist, assassinated aged 21
Bill Hunter2 November 192823 April 1964Journalist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
A reported who investigated the JFK assassination. Shot dead by a policeman, reportedly accidentally.
JFK29 May 191722 November 1963PoliticianThe last US president to effectively seek to promote the welfare of the US population.
Dorothy Kilgallen3 July 19138 November 1965Journalist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
A famous journalist who became interested in the JFK assassination and who died in highly suspicious circumstances of a drug overdose
Patrice Lumumba2 July 192517 January 1961PoliticianThe first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, abducted, tortured and murdered. Foreign intelligence service involvement is strongly suspected.
MLK15 January 19294 April 1968Activist
Martin Luther King was a pastor and political activist whose moral stance in the US in the 1960s posed a serious challenge to the US deep state. Now feted by the US government, although the US legal process conceded in 1999 that he was assassinated by the same government.
Enrico Mattei29 April 190627 October 1962Deep state operative
Chairman of ENI, the Italian state oil company which had challenged the oligopoly of the Seven Sisters. He died in a suspicious plane crash in 1962.
Adnan Menderes189917 September 1961PoliticianTurkish PM for 10 years. In this role he attended 2 Bilderbergs in the 1950s
Thomas Merton31 January 191510 December 1968Author
An anti-war monk who referred to the US Deep state as "the unspeakable".
Félix-Roland Moumié19263 November 1960PoliticianAfrican political leader assassinated by French secret services
Lee Harvey Oswald18 October 193924 November 1963PatsyA patsy accused of the assassination of JFK and assassinated himself 2 days later by another "lone nut" gunman
RFK20 November 19256 June 1968Politician
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
Brother of murdered US president John F. Kennedy, Robert had been his Attorney General and wanted to become US President himself so he could uncover his brothers killers. Assassinated.
Claro M. Recto8 February 18902 October 1960PoliticianFilipino politician possibly killed by the CIA
Lal Bahadur Shastri2 October 190411 January 1966PoliticianIndian Prime Minister possibly assassinated by the CIA.
Rafael Trujillo24 October 189130 May 1961SoldierPresident of the Dominican Republic - assassinated with weapons supplied by the CIA
Buddy Walthers192910 January 1969Police officer
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
A JFK assassination related death
Malcolm X19 May 192521 February 1965Activist
Black radical leader who advocated revolution in the US.
Fatin Rüştü Zorlu20 April 191016 September 1961Diplomat
Turkish diplomat and politician executed after the 1960 Turkish coup d'état, along with two other politicians.


Related Quotation

1960s“After five decades, the mysteries behind the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X may finally get the scrutiny they deserve. A group consisting of relatives of the Kennedy and King families, as well as their confidantes and other prominent voices, is calling for a Truth and Reconciliation Committee to get to the bottom of these tragic murders.”19 January 2019
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