The CIA secretly pumped funds into abstract-expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, in an attempt to make popular American freedom and expression art in contrast to rigid Soviet art. As a testament to how insanely effective this was, only just a couple weeks ago Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed US sanctions off, saying he only appreciated 3 things about the US: Tupac, Ginsberg, Pollock.
In 1989, CIA original operative, wrote that in the future, World War 3 would occur when “Soviet Russia” dupes the United States and Israel into waging a self-destructive war with the Muslim/Arab world.
The CIA shut down access to the 23rd highest mountain in the world for nearly a decade in the ’60s because they lost a nuclear powered missile detector in an avalanche.
In 1962 the CIA tipped off South Africa’s intelligence service about the location of Nelson Mandela, leading to his arrest that put him in jail for 27 years.
A German citizen was arrested by the CIA, taken in secret to Afghanistan, tortured, sodomized, and held captive for 5 months. His lawsuit against the U.S./CIA was dismissed to “preserve state secrets”.
In 1953, a US Scientist named Frank Olsen was administered LSD without his knowledge as part of the MKULTRA program. A week later, Olsen ended up dead. The CIA claimed Olsen jumped from a hotel window, but later paid the family $750K and a 2nd autopsy revealed he was likely assassinated.
A secret organization founded by the NATO existed, which would stay behind and fight a guerrilla war in the event of a soviet invasion and plotted terrorist attacks (Operation Gladio).
In 2003, a German citizen was kidnapped by the CIA and beaten, stripped, violated and tortured – until they found out they had the wrong guy.