The Ultranationalist Right in Turkey and the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] the most radical segments of the ultranationalist right. (139) Perhaps this crime also served the MHP’s long-term strategy of provocation, which was designed to lead to a coup by rightist supporters within the Turkish military. In any case, after the assassination Agca seems to have made no significant changes in either his lifestyle or […]

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How many divisions does the Pope have?

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Lobster Issue 44 (Winter 2002/3) £££

[…] Italy, Colonel Peron. The German Embassy in Buenos Aires began channelling funds to selected local newspapers. A month later von der Becke and Peron led a military coup that seized power in Argentina with the support and acclaim of the newspapers funded by the German embassy. Although at this stage using Argentina as a […]

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Ultimate Sacrifice

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Lobster Issue 51 (Summer 2006) £££

[…] is 900 pages of this, in the first 250 or so of which the authors demonstrate that there was a Kennedy brothers plan to create an internal coup in Cuba, which was set to go on 1 December 1963. They offer a sequence in which, having rejected Lansdale’s Northwoods proposal ()to fabricate a Cuban […]

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War and peace plots

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Lobster Issue 51 (Summer 2006) £££

[…] diverse array of individuals. By July 1938 Canaris and many in the German High Command, together with civilian politicians left in the country, were preparing an internal coup that would remove Hitler, establish a provisional government and return to democracy. The motives for this were the perceived need to avoid a war with Britain, […]

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Pipe Dreams: the CIA, Drugs, and the Media

Lobster Issue 33 (Summer 1997) £££

[…] America. Coca leaf is grown on the high Andean plateaus of Bolivia and Peru, and until 1980 it was generally refined in Colombia. After the Bolivian ‘cocaine coup,’ refinement of coca paste into cocaine became more of a local affair, while Peru and Paraguay also increased their production. New smuggling routes were established, and […]

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The New European Order – judges, modernising conservatives and Tony Blair

Lobster Issue 48 (Winter 2004) £££

[…] with no direct Spanish content.(7) The Times meanwhile reported that Spanish ships were on standby to go to the Gulf of Guinea about the time of the coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. (8)Another Murdoch press article noted that a Spanish investigating magistrate (unidentified) was ready with a warrant under Spanish law to arrest President […]

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Suppression by Proxy: the Superclient States

Lobster Issue 12 (1986) £££

Transnationalised Repression; Parafascism and the U.S. The CIA, having already moved assassination- coup specialists like Conein into DEA, seems intent on preserving for itself a much lower profile (in accordance with the Bissell-CFR recommendations of 1968). In its recent operations it has shown a preference to work through the employees of other U.S. agencies, […]

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Transnational Parafascism and the CIA

Lobster Issue 12 (1986) £££

[…] the CIA originally organised and always remained close to, played a major role – along with Exxon and its Greek-American partner Tom Pappas – in the 1967 coup. The KYP, always in collaboration with the CIA, then expanded its activities tenfold in the other countries of Southern Europe where democracy was weak or non-existent […]

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Was the Director of Central Intelligence a Soviet agent?

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Lobster Issue 51 (Summer 2006) £££

[…] Helms, for example, was personally concerned in A Look Over My Shoulder to avoid blame for a rather extensive list of assassinations of foreign leaders, for a coup or two, and for the domestic operations of the Agency. His accounts of the foreign assassinations attributed to the CIA in his time follow a curious […]

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Truth Twisting: notes on disinformation

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] it is.’ (pp. 59-60) Another outstanding example of this genre also used by Deacon is Frederick Forsyth’s 1984 The Fourth Protocol, in which, via an internal party coup, Ken Livingstone becomes Prime Minister, supplanting Prime Minister Neil Kinnock. This is achieved via a rerun of the political coup which made Livingstone leader of the […]

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