The squad will include about one thousand commandos, whose task in the event of a war will be to find and kill Kim Jong-un and other top leaders of the neighboring state.
The CIA has a way of very publicly blowing their cover—seeming to pop up wherever turmoil, strife, and political unrest materialize.
Despite being almost synonymous with dirty tricks, the Agency has essentially been given free rein, permitted to use whatever tactics they see fit to deal with any real or perceived threat to American interests. Elected inArbenz set about instituting reforms aimed at making his country self-sufficient, by giving huge chunks of government land back to citizens.
But to deal with Cuba, he turned to the only person he knew he could trust: Sukarno had been deemed pro-Communist by the CIA, which meant there would inevitably be an attempt to oust him or at least make him look bad—but the plot they actually came up with was truly laughable.
Bizarrely enough, this idea resurfaced shortly before the Second Gulf War, when the CIA suggested that a fake gay porno featuring Saddam Hussein or Osama Bin Laden be produced in order to discredit these men in the eyes of their followers.
This went nowhere—at least one official claiming that nobody would care. We always mistake our own taboos as universal when, in fact, they are just our taboos.
A courier had been tracked to an Abbottabad compound, where it was pretty damn certain Bin Laden was hiding. But before conducting the raid, they had to be absolutely sure—and one method of collecting this proof was shady in the extreme.
Since theirs was a fairly upscale section of town, the campaign began in a poorer area to make it look more authentic, then moved on to the neighborhood housing the Bin Laden compound a month later—without even following up with the required second or third doses in the poor area.
The whole thing worked—with consequences. For one thing, Dr. For another, the campaign has caused irreparable damage to organizations that carry out legitimate vaccinations. There are deep-seated suspicions in many Middle Eastern regions about those who provide vaccinations, and this gambit to assist in finding Bin Laden has only bolstered those suspicions—particularly in Nigeria, India and of course Pakistan, where efforts to eradicate polio are ongoing.
There was little mention at the time of any potential involvement by foreign interests—but about one year later, an incident occurred which shed a curious light on the entire Revolution. On September 11,an American diplomatic mission in Benghazi came under attack by armed militants.
The response came not from within the mission itself, but from half a dozen CIA agents deployed from a hidden base within the city.
More reinforcements arrived from Tripoli, and diplomatic personnel where whisked by convoy to chartered aircraft which carried them out of the country. This betrayed a CIA presence in the citywhich had hitherto been unknown.
The Agency was forced to admit that it had maintained a fairly strong presence in Libya since about February —right around the time the Libyan Revolution began.
The annex which had housed the secret base was scrubbed clean and abandoned after the incident at the mission. On the other, there were actual plants within the media—paid off with bribes or even directly employed by the CIA—to feed propaganda to the American public.
Mostly, this program was meant to convince the public of how incredibly scary Communism was, and to make sure that public opinion favored taking out the Red Menace at any expense. Their main task was to infiltrate student organizations—both radical and otherwise—in order to gather intelligence on potential foreign influences, and to subvert such groups from within.
There is strong evidence that this type of activity has never ceased, though CHAOS itself was shuttered after the Watergate scandal. Inthe Agency came under fire for allegedly working with the New York Police Department to conduct surveillance of Muslim groups in the area, who had not done anything wrong and who are now suing in Federal court.
Its purpose was simple: From toPhoenix was involved in the kidnapping, torture, and murder of thousands upon thousands of citizens. People deemed critical to the infrastructure of the Viet Cong, or thought to have knowledge of VC activities, were rounded up and taken to regional interrogation centers, were they were subjected to: It resulted in the return to power of the Shah inafter a military coup planned by American and British intelligence.
The first democratically-elected leader of Iran, Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, was seen as a potential liability because of his plans to nationalize the oil industry. Fearful of having to compete with the Soviet Union for Iranian oil, the decision was made to install a leader who was partial to US interests.
You can probably see a theme developing here.He has read more than 2, oral histories of American intelligence officers, soldiers, and diplomats and has himself conducted more than on-the-record interviews with current and past CIA officers, including ten former directors of central intelligence.
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government. Formally created in , the CIA grew out of the World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS). So today, the CIA has actively begun developing various methods for the deliberate elimination of the US’s newest political opponent, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, involving not only special forces in this task, but also the special services of countries that cooperate closely with the CIA.