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UNITED STATES: Eisenhower and the murder of Lumumba

Rosa de Pena gives the source of her statement that Eisenhower was responsible for the death of Lumumba:

"A Belgian newspaperman is tracking the story down. If it checks out, considering the kind of kleptocracy that Mobutu imposed, it paints a very bleak picture of Eisenhower's moral fiber.

Eisenhower's order came to light last week with the publication of a 1975 interview with a White House minute-taker, Robert Johnson. The transcript of Mr Johnson's interview, which accidentally came to light in archive material connected with the assassination of President John F Kennedy, states that Eisenhower ordered the killing at a meeting with security advisers in August 1960 two months after Congo's independence from Belgium."

Ronald Hilton - 8/17/00