Friday, June 20, 2014

CIA Devil Doll

An excerpt from Adam Goldman's 6-19-14 Washington Post article entitled "CIA Hatched Plot to Make Demon Toy to Counter Osama bin Laden's Influence":

"For more than a decade, the CIA has deployed drones, satellites, spies, informants and tracking devices to thwart al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
"The spy agency also considered a plan to wage war with toys.
"Beginning in about 2005, the CIA began secretly developing a ­custom-made Osama bin Laden ­action figure, according to people familiar with the project. The face of the figure was painted with a heat-dissolving material, designed to peel off and reveal a red-faced bin Laden who looked like a demon, with piercing green eyes and black facial markings.
"The goal of the short-lived project was simple: spook children and their parents, causing them to turn away from the actual bin Laden.
"The code-name for the bin Laden figures was 'Devil Eyes,' and to create them the CIA turned to one of the best minds in the toy business, said those familiar with the project, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the project publicly…."
To read Adam Goldman's entire article, click HERE.


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