A so-called “demon” Osama bin Laden doll was once in the works, courtesy of the CIA. Although the government agency put together three prototypes for the “toy” back in 2005, the project never came to fruition. The purpose behind the “demon” bin Laden dolls was to scare the pants off children and their parents in
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CIA “R” Us? U.S. intelligence considered getting into the toy business with freaky-looking Osama bin Laden action figures to scare kids away from the terrorist.
On Thursday, the Washington Post's Adam Goldman had the scoop on how, circa 2005, the CIA began secretly developing creepy-looking Osama bin Laden action figures in their war against Al Qaeda. You read that right: The faces of the figures...Show More Summary
Adam Goldman/The Washington Post In addition to drones, satellites, spies, snitches, and mobile tracking devices, the CIA devised a plot to wage war on al-Qaeda in Pakistan with... toys. And to do so, they sought the help of the Hasbro executive who helped create G.I. Joe. Read the rest
The doll featured a peel-off demon face meant to scare people out of supporting Bin Laden.
The CIA has a history of getting innovative in attempts to counter enemy propaganda. In 2005, the intelligence agency began working on creating an "evil" Osama bin Laden action figure made from heat-dissolving material that would pull back to show a devilish red-face. Show More Summary
Here's something you thought you'd never read: a few years ago, the CIA had the idea of using action figures to reduce Osama bin Laden's influence in Pakistan. And not just any action figure, an action figure of bin Laden himself that was specifically designed to "unmask" bin Laden as a demonic figure.
In an attempt to counter his influence in Pakistan, the CIA once made a heat-sensitive action figure of Osama bin Laden that morphed into a demon. The goal was to scare children and their parents away from al-Qaeda. Read more...
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From The Washington Post, a story about a ludicrous CIA plot to counter Al Qaeda's influence by manufacturing an Osama bin Laden toy whose face morphed into that of a demon: Beginning in about 2005, the CIA began secretly developing a custom-made Osama bin Laden action figure, according to people familiar with the project. Show More Summary
After seven years in custody at Guantanamo Bay, a former top Al Qaeda commander and confidant of Osama bin Laden was arraigned Wednesday by U.S. military authorities there, pushing his case into the troubled military tribunal system...
Hillary Clinton’s new book offers key insights into the administration’s hunt for Osama bin Laden and their distrust of Pakistan’s role in hiding Target Number One.
A former Al Qaeda commander and confidant of Osama bin Laden is to be arraigned Wednesday by U.S. military authorities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making his case the third-highest prosecution in the troubled military tribunal system.
In appealing for more American help in fighting off Sunni Islamic extremists, the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. warned of a dire threat to the entire globe. “What you have in Afghanistan, with one bin Laden – you will have a thousand of them,” Ambassador Lukman Faily told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday. Show More Summary
In echoes of the raid to capture Osama bin Laden, Delta Force operators practiced on a mock-up of Ahmed abu Khatallah's compound before going into the real thing.
Creative director Jeremy Scott has unveiled Moschino‘s upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The Italian brand’s forthcoming offering is unsurprisingly heavily laden with pop art and street references. Rainbow-colored soda can prints… Moschino Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.
Bloomberg: Al-Qaeda’s Heirs. Osama bin Laden is dead. So is much of the influence his organization built with the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Al-Qaeda, however, lives on through a collection of like-minded Islamist militias holding territory and threatening to redraw the map in the Middle East and North Africa. Show More Summary
Laden, or unladen?
By ERNEST ISTOOK The terrorist threat may grow worse than ever, despite a decade of American blood and treasure spilled in the Middle East. Osama bin Laden is dead but al Qaeda is not. One of its offshoots, known as ISIS, is gobbling up cities in Iraq and masses of refugees are fleeing. The jihadists are […]