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Just FYI....
« on: May 02, 2016, 03:50:35 am »
...the CIA is currently re-enacting (via live-tweeting) the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.

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Re: Just FYI....
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 09:37:35 am »
What the fuck?
Nine naked Men just walking down the road will cause a heap of trouble for all concerned.

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Re: Just FYI....
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 09:42:04 am »
That's what everyone else on the internet said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36184400

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The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been criticised online for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as if it were happening today.

It has shared details of the mission that led to America's most-wanted man being found five years ago in Pakistan.

But reaction has been largely negative, with one Twitter user calling the move "grotesque and embarrassing".

Others posted memes and gifs of people rolling their eyes and putting their heads in their hands.

The CIA's other tweets mostly concern historical trivia and artefacts.

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Re: Just FYI....
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 09:49:11 am »
Could we get some "historical trivia" on the CIA? I'm sure you've got some good ones.
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Re: Just FYI....
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 09:56:18 am »
In the early 1950s, the CIA parachuted former Nazi operatives into Soviet occupied eastern Europe to build resistance movements against Communism.

However, the predecessors to the CIA had recruited Nazi operatives who were already recruited by a Cold War Superpower - namely the Soviet Union.  As such, operations behind the Iron Curtain had a 99% death rate during this period.  Even worse - the records of these Nazi recruits had been purposefully obsfucated, meaning not only did category A war criminals end up escaping justice, the US Justice Department could not even seize the assets they acquired through systematic looting in WWII.  Naturally, the Nazis sympathisers sent to their deaths were the ones who could have testified against them in a court of law.

But that's unfortunately not 140 letters.