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Published: Mongrel Magazine, July 2007

SOME LESSER-KNOWN C.I.A. PLOTS FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Last month, CIA director Michael Hayden came clean about secret illegal activities it has engaged in down the years. The disclosure of this hitherto classified material, dubbed the CIA’s ‘Family Jewels’, was hotly anticipated in the press. But the 693-page document that emerged was something of a damp squib.

Here Eoin Butler trawls through the small print to highlight some of the agency’s less storied exploits…
Punch spiked at 1952 KGB Christmas party

Abortive 1987 plot to reunite Wham

Illegal wire-tapping at controversial 1968 Star Trek convention in Chicago

In attempt to depose King of the Tinkers Dan ‘The Man’ Rooney, CIA provides covert training to Rooney’s rival Dennis ‘Anie’ McGinley

Popularly elected Singapore Idol 2003 winner Fu Chung overthrown, US puppet Kim Wu installed.

Missile launched from CIA-controlled Predator drone assassinates Bambi’s mother

Clandestine efforts to steal Christmas 1958, ’62, ’64, 75, ’79, ’81 and ‘02

August 10th, 2009.

4 Responses to “SOME LESSER-KNOWN C.I.A. PLOTS FROM THE ARCHIVES”

  1. Colin Says:

    I knew Fu Chung was robbed !

    David Hasselhoff headlining The Fall of the Berlin Wall was them too.

    Graeme Souness reckons they were behind Ali Dia but it’s not on the list. Sorry Sou.

  2. Peter81 Says:

    In 1982 the CIA nicked my Grannies shoes.

  3. Eoin Says:

    My Granny was a tough lady. They didn’t dare touch her shoes. Although I do recall them repeatedly hiding my father’s glasses on him.

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