By Andy Warner, www.slate.com
August 31st, 2013
A Secret Plot in Syria circa 1949
An illustrated account of the 1949 coup—possibly CIA-assisted—that plunged the country into decades of political turmoil.
We recently published an article on the need for transparency in foreign policy that focused on the Chelsea Manning case and detailed the CIA coup of the democratic government of Iran in 1953. See Secrets Result in Abuse of Power: New Era of Transparency
Below is another important history, a CIA coup in Syria in 1949. This coup was followed by a series of coup’s that led Syria away from democracy and into dictatorship. What would have happened if the US government had stayed out of Syria, not supported the coup plotters and encouraged their democracy continue to develop? Would the US be planning a military attack today if not for the past misdeeds of US foreign policy?