Recently Found Document Suggests That CIA Murdered Former U.N. Head

cia dagBy Joshua Krause

If you asked a typical American about conspiracy theories, he or she probably wouldn’t have any trouble rattling off an extensive list of theories ranging from the Kennedy assassination to 9/11. But if there’s one potential conspiracy that most Americans are totally unaware of, it’s the supposed CIA plot to kill UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld.

Dag had been the Secretary General for eight years, but died in an accidental plane crash in 1961, while en route to a cease-fire negotiation in the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia. But, over the years, there have been multiple claims that the plane was shot down, and that he was actually killed in an assassination plot that involved some combination of the CIA, a Belgian Mining Company, a South African paramilitary unit, and British intelligence. Why? Because he was pushing for Congo’s independence, which would have hurt the interests of any of those forces.

Adding fuel to the theories, was a copy of a secret government document that surfaced in South Africa 18 years ago, which suggested that the CIA, MI5, and the South African government were in on Dag’s death. They presented statements from CIA director Allen Dulles, saying that “Dag is becoming troublesome … and should be removed.” Unfortunately the original documents couldn’t be found, so there was no way to verify the copies.

But last year the South African government claimed to have found the original document, which has led the UN to reopen their investigation into Hammarskjöld’s death. The CIA has, of course, has dismissed these claims as “absurd and without foundation.”

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

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9 Comments on "Recently Found Document Suggests That CIA Murdered Former U.N. Head"

  1. what an a-hole Krause must be to bother people with this nonsense.

    • Noam Beefheart | August 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Reply

      Indeed, how dare he point out that the CIA is essentially a capitalist cabal furthering the elite’s neoliberal agenda.

      • he can point out whatever he likes… long as he isn’t simply lying and making [email protected] up.

        there’s not a scrap of evidence about the CIA killing Dag,

        • arielmonserrat | August 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Reply

          It has been suspected since his death in 1961. I remember it. Also, read the article, they DO HAVE EVIDENCE.

          • no evidence at all about CIA.

            it’s been investigated several times and still nobody really knows

          • Jeremy Maddux | August 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm |

            The CIA is constantly up to no good. They don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt, only more scrutiny.

          • Jeremy, it’s not a question of “benefit of the doubt”

            it’s a question of “not a single shred of evidence”.

            claim Nazis did it, because Nazis don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt.

            or blame it on the Khmer Rouge.

            — or be a grown-up and act as though you understand that we don’t blame folks for things merely on the basis of not liking them.

        • gustave courbet | August 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm | Reply

          Hey, small world. In the fist link in the above article you’ll find the line: “Williams writes that in this set of documents, Allen Dulles, the director of the CIA, had promised full co-operation with Operation Celeste [the code name given to the operation to kill Hammarskjold].”

          While this may not amount to Dulles’ finger prints on a bomb component, it is at least circumstantial evidence that warrants further inquiry, and considering the Agency’s history, such activities are not far-fetched “conspiracy theory.”

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