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Later that night, Lumumba was driven to an isolated spot where three firing squads had been assembled. The Belgian Commission ... has found that the execution was carried out by Katanga's authorities.

It reported that President Tshombe and two other ministers were present with four Belgian officers under the command of Katangan authorities. Lumumba and two ministers from his newly formed independent government (and who had also been tortured), Maurice Mpolo and Joseph Okito, were lined up against a tree and shot one at a time. The execution probably took place on 17 January 1961 between 21:40 and 21:43 according to the Belgian report.

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Patrice Émery Lumumba (born Élias Okit'Asombo; 2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped win its independence from Belgium in June 1960.

Within twelve weeks, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup during the Congo Crisis. The main reason why he was ousted from power was his opposition to Belgian-backed secession of the mineral-rich Katanga province.

The Republic of Congo coup was just another one of the Dulles Brothers' coups orchestrated during their regime of destruction under the aegis of Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961).

Never lads to waste any time, the first coup of the Dulles Boys occurred in 1953, Operation Ajax, 19 August 1953, which handily removed democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh, under the auspices of the tri-pronged Axis of Evil, Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, later to be rechristened as the British Petroleum Corporation.  

Operation Ajax enabled Kermit Roosevelt to heroically swish around the precincts of Teheran:

Under Roosevelt's direction, the CIA and British intelligence funded and led a campaign of black propaganda and bribery leading to a coup d'etat to overthrow Mossadegh[citation needed] with the help of military forces loyal to the Shah in Operation Ajax. The plot hinged on orders signed by the Shah to dismiss Mossadegh as prime minister and replace him with General Fazlollah Zahedi, a choice agreed on by the British and Americans.

.... In his book All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, The New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer reported that the CIA ordered Roosevelt to leave Iran. Roosevelt ignored the order and, instead organized a second coup, this one successful. The deposed Mossadegh was arrested, given a show trial, and placed in solitary confinement for three years in military prison, followed by house arrest for life. Zahedi was installed to succeed prime minister Mossadegh.

After that coup, Kinzer reported that the Shah said to Roosevelt, "I owe my throne to God, my people, my army—and to you."

The Dulles Boys followed up Operation Ajax with the removal of Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (democratically elected presumably) and a threat to United Fruit Company:
John Foster Dulles and the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, had been legal council for the UFC for decades and John Foster Dulles was also a major shareholder in UFC.  And at the time John Foster Dulles was also the Secretary of State under President Dwight D Eisenhower.
Alas, the Dulles Boys failed in their attempts to take down Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, and Sukarno in Indonesia:
These early victories in covert action were followed by a series offailed or unnecessary interventions that the author attributes to the brothers’ hubris and incompetence. In Vietnam, the communist and nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proved to be as resilient and relentless an adversary as the United States ever confronted. In Indonesia, the American effort to unseat neutralist President Sukarno constituted one of the largest covert operations of the 1950s but also ended in failure.
But, they once again succeeded with removal of Patrice Lumumba in the Republic of Congo:
In 1975, the Church Committee went on record with the finding that Allen Dulles had ordered Lumumba's assassination as "an urgent and prime objective". Furthermore, declassified CIA cables quoted or mentioned in the Church report and in Kalb (1972) mention two specific CIA plots to murder Lumumba: the poison plot and a shooting plot. Although some sources claim that CIA plots ended when Lumumba was captured, that is not stated or shown in the CIA records.

Rather, those records show two still-partly-censored CIA cables from Elizabethville on days significant in the murder: 17 January, the day Lumumba died, and 18 January, the day of the first exhumation. The former, after a long censored section, talks about where they need to go from there. The latter expresses thanks for Lumumba being sent to them and then says that, had Elizabethville base known he was coming, they would have "baked a snake". This cable goes on to state that the writer's sources (not yet declassified) said that after being taken from the airport Lumumba was imprisoned by "all white guards".

One of "the biggest debacles in CIA history", the Bay of Pigs operation, April, 1961, however, led to new President John Fitzgerald Kennedy firing John Foster and Allen and ended their meddling in international policy, thwarted the hopes of the mob and organized crime to return their reign in Cuba as they had flourished under the dictatorship of General Batista who had been removed by Fidel Castro -- and this action by JFK may have been a factor in his assassination in 1962.

I'm just saying ....

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