By Jim Campbell
January 5th, 2019
For the last two months, I’ve been discussed the failed operations of the CIA from books written by Annie Jacobsen who has spent the last twenty years gaining access to then declassified failed missions conducted by the CIA.
I decided to ask the question differently, “What were the operations the CIA conducted successfully?
Obviously, there were far more successful operations that this offering will permit.
The CIA considered itself above the law conducting operations on humans without getting their consent.
Operation MK Ultra:
The CIA ordered all records of this illegal op destroyed.
Some were more successful than others.
National Security Agency entitled Body of Secrets, author James Bamford highlights a set of proposals on Cuba by the Joint Chiefs of Staff codenamed OPERATION NORTHWOODS.
This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods.
Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes U.S. plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a U.S. invasion of Cuba.
These proposals – part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose – included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake “Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington,” including “sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated),” faking a Cuban air force attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a “Remember the Maine” incident by blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage.
Bamford himself writes that Operation Northwoods “may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.
Operation Paper Clip:
This operation successfully got most of Germany’s highly valued scientists to come to the United States who would then work with our scientists on advancing our rockets and those involved with biological warfare, to work with the U.S. Army at Ft. Didrick, MD, while at the same time, making sure that the Russians didn’t get them.
The missile development of the U.S. was twenty years behind that of the soviets.
The idea behind Acoustic Kitty was that cats wander in and out and occasionally – only on their own terms – snuggle on a person’s lap.
Cats are cute, fluffy, and seemingly innocent…the purrrfect cover for a spy.
This operation coupled with lax guarding of their jet by U.S.S. guards allowed the CIA to steal the aircraft for twenty-four hours, take it apart, photograph it and return it with no on aware it was missing.