Most people are aware of the wide range of secret US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operations which the White House has been employing at different points throughout history to wreak havoc around the globe. And eventually even those who don’t may soon fall victims of the wide range of operations the CIA conducts.
The following are just some of the most notorious:
Operation ARTICHOKE – evolved from Project Bluebird and was launched in 1951 to be transformed later in the project MKULTRA . The goal of this operation was to test the government’s ability to cause amnesia through the use of psychotropic substances among certain individuals. This operation resulted in the creation of amphetamines and LSD that were tested on the population of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Operation AJAX – was launched in 1953 in close cooperation with British secret services to topple the government of Iran, which was the first successful attempt to launch a coup d’etat from abroad in modern history.
Operation Cyclone – the code name of a CIA program to arm the Afghan mujaheddin fighters during the Afghan War, which led to the emergence and the consequent strengthening of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization. Former American agents admit that this was one of the longest and most expensive covert CIA operations, with a total cost of 20-30 million a year in 1979 when it started and soon reached a staggering 630 million dollars per year by 1987. This operation alone plunged a number of regional players into chaos.
Operation Mockingbird – was launched in 1950 in a bid to influence the international media. The implementation of this operation was handed over to Philip Graham, who later became the editor-in-chief of the Washington Post. Declassified documents have already uncovered that such high-profile media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, AP, Reuters, Time, Newsweek, and many others have been compromised by the CIA. To achieve the stated objectives of the operation, American agents influenced journalists, students, cultural organizations and whole journals to publish whatever sort of stories they deemed necessary. As the operation started targeting foreign media and political organizations as well. As the operation developed even further, the CIA started bribing foreign media and political figures. According to Western media analysts, the assets that were acquired during the Operation Mockingbird have been put to “good use” by the CIA and the White House up to and including today to influence the US and foreign media outlets. This fact was confirmed by a German journalist who works for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Dr Udo Ulfkotte. However, the continuous abuse of the Western media that is forced into feeding fabricated information to its readers and viewers has resulted in a serious crisis of trust, since most people no longer believe anything Western media sources report.
The list of CIA failures wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Project AERODYNAMIC which was developed back in 1949. The stated goal of this operation was the destabilization of Ukraine via the promotion of Russophobia across its population. The CIA decided that it would be really clever to exploit notorious war criminal Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian Nazi collaborator during the days of WWII. The development of this operation was outsourced to such companies as Prolog Research and Publishing Associates Inc. and as for the implementation, we can witness it today still unfolding before our very eyes.