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CIA created demonic Bin Laden action figure

CIA Created Demonic Bin Laden Action Figure

Over the past decade, the CIA has fought al-Qaeda in all ways possible: using satellites, ground troops, drone strikes - and it even briefly-considered using action figures.

​​The Washington Post reports that in 2005 the CIA began "Project Devil-Eyes" to create evil-looking Osama bin Laden action figures in hopes of turning parents and children away from the real bin Laden.

The doll's face was painted with a heat-dissolving paint, designed to peal away and reveal a red-faced, green-eyed bin Laden, who looks a bit like a demon.

The CIA recruited former Hasbro executive Donald Levine for project. (Via Christian Broadcasting Network)

​Levine, best known for creating G.I. Joe, was brought in for his industry contacts in China. (Via Flickr / Michael Anthony)

Propaganda isn't exactly a new tool for the CIA, though.

For example, according to The Guardian, during the Cold War the agency published a novel from a popular Russian writer and spread it throughout the country in hopes of sowing unrest in the USSR.

And earlier this year, the Obama administration acknowledged the CIA built ZunZuneo, a social media site meant to be a copy of Twitter aimed at Cubans. However, CBS reported the CIA denying claims that the site was an attempt to overthrow the government but insisted it was to encourage political discussion.

However, The New York Times reports that the CIA denied claims that the site was an attempt to overthrow the government but insisted it was to encourage political discussion.

The CIA claims only three bin Laden figurines were made before the project was canceled.

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GUNSLINGER June 20 2014 at 9:28 AM

If the Kenyan had a son???????????????

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bienhoa72alum GUNSLINGER June 20 2014 at 1:22 PM

Yes, He was born in Hawaii, USA, and was twice elected President.

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tradebiz99 bienhoa72alum June 20 2014 at 1:38 PM

My argument to people who say what you just did is this....

Fine, he "probably" was born in the US... BUT... if he was, then he BLATANTLY committed fraud when he applied for college and financial help!!!
When the dean, and over half dozen registered DEMOCRATS who worked for the colleges he went to that DID see his transcripts before they were sealed, ALL have the exact same story, that he listed that he WAS born in Africa to help his chances on admission and financial support... Well that's just straight illegal and who you now trust to run the most powerful nation on earth???? LOL!!!! Silly libs....

Even in his OWN book he openly admitted that his grades were never good enough to get into those schools!!! He said he definitely "played" his ethnicity card to reach the groups of people he aspired to be!!!
If a GOP member did ANY of those things you libs would be SCREAMING for impeachment and Crook!!!

The eternal contradiction of the liberal mind NEVER ceases to bewilder me... SMH

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rimit9 bienhoa72alum June 20 2014 at 4:32 PM

Just shows you Democrats will vote for anyone from unknown places that promises them a free lunch. How did that work out for ya..

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hanlon1212 June 20 2014 at 10:42 AM

Some of us remember that Bin Laden was on former CIA Director Vice President Bush's payroll.

Some of us remember that Bush had a 30 YEAR business relationship with the Saudi BinLaden Group.

Some of us remember that Bush was with Bin Laden's brother in an INVESTOR's meeting on war technpologies at the Carlyle Group on 9 / 11 / 2001.

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hanlon1212 June 20 2014 at 10:48 AM

Some of us remember that Bush 2 waited TWO MONTHS -- TWO MONTHS --before sending a small force to " invade " Afghanistan.

Some of us remember that we had Bin Laden cornered ( Operation Anaconda , nesr Tora Bora ) and were ordered to stand down -- allowing Bin Laden to walk into Pakistan , where we were ordered not to pursue him.

Some of us remember Bush calling off the hunt for Bin Laden -- convieniently -- after the 2004 election .

Some of us remember thousands of Americans being killed / crippled in Iraq and Afghanistan , while Bin Laden was in Pakistan .

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mrgrunman hanlon1212 June 20 2014 at 1:09 PM

Excellent posts hanlon1212. You say some of us remember, but it's a precious few in this country that actually pay attention to what's happening. Don't forget OBL was never charged with any crime associated with 9/11. And as far as 9/11 is concerned, be careful bringing up facts that are easily verified that go against the "official" 9/11 story, you will be branded a "conspiracy nut" and labeled "un-American".

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Viper1ex19 June 20 2014 at 11:09 AM

This is an example of why people are losing confidence in our government and even more so,,, our media outlets.

THEY'RE ALL LIARS

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eddie lopez Viper1ex19 June 20 2014 at 12:44 PM

viper,

Yes! Yes! It time to replace these liberal liars with some decent conservative liars.

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royjoneswolf62 eddie lopez June 20 2014 at 3:52 PM

Ther is no such thing as a decent conservative!

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rimit9 eddie lopez June 20 2014 at 5:03 PM

there are no honest Democrats, or decent conservatives, so lets vote for a Budhist this go around, someone from India, that says he was borne in Guam and is a born again Hari chrishna, he will claim to have a !/2 Hispanic, and 1/2 black mother and a 1/2 Chinese and 1/2 native American father, who was borne in Rhodesia. The lineage should fit the liberals agenda, assuring a landslide victory for the left. ( the truth is he is a Indian driving a taxi in New York and head of the Indians for Muslim equality party) but that's OK, the CIA will come up with the proper documents to validate his origin. His opponent will be a white Christian successful business man, with a wife and two kids from Indiana. he won't have a shot... you see in order to lead Americas liberals you must be a left leaning politically active radical crook with a agenda to destroy America and rich friends (Soros) OH yea I forgot the cool slogan, HOPE AND CHANGE.

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brwnysbrb June 20 2014 at 9:46 AM

Our country needs to make one of the demon Obama! I'm sure it would sell.
The people in the USA needs to do something instead of just talking. Obama needs to go.
They say Obama took out Bin Laden. Where is the proof for the USA? Did anyone see Bin Laden, before they gave him a sea burial? Nope no pictures, no nothing.
I remember when the USA captured Saddam Hussien. At least he controlled his country. THey brought Saddam back to the USA and riduculed him, treating him like a animal. Obama needs to be treated like a animal, he has done far worse that Saddam.

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coopdabomb June 20 2014 at 9:20 AM

I wounder how much this cost.

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dickn2000b coopdabomb June 20 2014 at 10:18 AM

I wunder how ignorant you is.

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hanlon1212 dickn2000b June 20 2014 at 10:50 AM

Not as ignorant as your screen name .

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stengernc June 20 2014 at 11:48 AM

Bin Laden was created by the imperialistic attitude of the USA when big oil with the help of our military manipulated the Saudi kings to sell oil at $3 a barrel. The greed of capitalism is creating a cause and effect wave around the world....why else do we have a huge military but to protect the assets if the super rich...beware the military industrial complex General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, and he should know. Bin Laden was reacting to this fact, what he did was wrong but so was what our politicians and big corporations do, even to fellow Americans. The republicans are the true party of greed and they will do anything to make us economic slaves buying at the company store. Voting Republican is a vote for WW III, they are arrogant, ignorant fools.

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Chris June 20 2014 at 10:16 AM

but no word on how Bin Laden was trained by the US and CIA when the Soviet Union tried to invade Afganistan

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rimit9 Chris June 20 2014 at 11:13 AM

I see now, it was a mistake to train a group of muslims to fight and die to thwart the Russian invasion, you suggest we should have sent American boys to fight the Russians, Now I know where Hussein has been getting his advise. You probably think these "advisors" are a good Idea. This is a token force that unfortunately will take casualties, too little too late, Obamas decisions to tell the Iraq government " it's my way , or the highway" certainly worked well didn't it. This man has no business running our country, he has managed to turn most of the middle east into a boiling caldron, and he just keeps on stirring. After his Bug out of Iraq, there is no way to return this place to a peaceful place short of all out war, so he better keep our untrustworthy nose out of it completely.

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bienhoa72alum rimit9 June 20 2014 at 1:54 PM

And Bush said "Mission Accomplished" ten years before the war ended. When he had his target in sight, he chose to invade a different nation with no verifiable links to 9/11.

"return this place to a peaceful place " - these factions have been fighting with each other since 632 AD, after their prophet, Mohamed, died. You really think that our intervention would or could make any real difference in that centuries-old feud? Check out your history sometime. Obama did and decided to get out. Bush didn't and ran into a hornet's nest.

Who's the bigger idiot. The man who sees the problem and removes himself and his country from it, or the man who refused to see the problem and ran blindly into battle with absolutely no plan for the aftermath?

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farberj Chris June 20 2014 at 12:10 PM

and obama is arming and training same kind right now.wonder where his loyalties are,definitely not to the country he swears he was born in.

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bienhoa72alum farberj June 20 2014 at 2:03 PM

He, the state of Hawaii, and the RNC who signed off on his nomination in 2008, all swore that he was indeed born in the United States. That ship has sailed, get over it.

Now what are you going to say about Ted Cruz when he officially throws his hat into the Presidential ring? He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and live the first few years of his life there. His father was Cuban. You rant about the parentage and birthplace of Obama, yet you support someone from the same basic background as Obama (Foreign born, Non-US father) for the same office.

You can't have it both ways -

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LA is Best June 20 2014 at 9:33 AM

What the CIA should do is make a demonic doll with the likness of the devil himself in the White House!

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chessgms2 LA is Best June 20 2014 at 9:54 AM

And if they followed your suggestion.........would it have heat dissolving paint like the Bin Ladin figure which made Obama's medium-brown skin tones turn a darker, blue-black?

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hanlon1212 LA is Best June 20 2014 at 10:51 AM

Wrong administration , loser.

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almazstmp June 20 2014 at 9:52 AM

How about a story on how AlQaeda came about, operation cyclone, our training of them and so on, instead of just pretending to expose our government. Who cares about the doll, that's one of a few things they done right.

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Eddie Ozment almazstmp June 20 2014 at 11:36 AM

I have been told by a very prominent Muslim that the Ayatollas are driving the hate that is occuring within the Islamic, Muslim group. This Muslim is now a part of the Presidential cabinet. He seems like a guy of reason, but still lost. I pray that he knows the Lord one day.

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farberj Eddie Ozment June 20 2014 at 12:13 PM

muslim is the president.

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eddie lopez Eddie Ozment June 20 2014 at 12:24 PM

Eddie O,

Do you know the definition of hearsay evidence?

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