By Rabindranath Trivedi - for Asian Tribune from Dhaka
Bangladesh Anatomy of A Coup by Lawrence Lifschultz Noted :“When, on the night of august 14,1975, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed along with a large number of members of his family and friends, it was put out that the assassins had acted uniterally,with no larger political objective than of ridding the country of a tyrant. Unspecific talk about ‘foreign involvement’ in the assassination or, more explicitely, of CIA involvement, was, on the basis of evidence available then, rightly dismissed as spacious propaganda. These conclusions now need to be completely reexamined. According to new information obtained from interviews with senior U S embassy officials then in Dacca, from well-informed Bengali sources, and from official documents available in the U S now consequent upon the Freedom of Information Act, it now appears that not only did the U S have prior knowledge of the coup, but that American embassy personnel had discussed possibilities of a coup more than six months prior to his death.