CIA’s Lost Magic Manual Resurfaces
Noah Shachtman (Nov. 24, 2009)
At the height of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency paid $3,000 to renowned magician John Mulholland to write a manual on misdirection, concealment, and stagecraft. All known copies of the document — and a related paper, on conveying hidden signals — were believed to be destroyed in 1973. But recently, the manuals resurfaced, and have now been published as “The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception.” Topics include working a clandestine partner, slipping a pill into the drink of the unsuspecting, and “surreptitious removal of objects by women.” "Categories: Spies, Secrecy, and Surveillance).
The Arab American News
DEARBORN, Michigan — CIA officials recently unveiled two new television recruitment ads targeting Middle Easterners to a group of Arab Americans in Dearborn, reports The Arab American News. One ad featured Iranian Americans, while the other featured Arab Americans. According to the news report, the Iranian-American ad depicted Iranians differently... More>>
Al Kamen (Nov. 25, 2009)
And now, just in time for the holidays, here's something for that special someone who has everything: It's the CIA's latest cookbook, More Spies, Black Ties & Mango Pies. This is the sequel to the spy agency's out-of-print 1997 cookbook. [Julia Child spied for the CIA, so why not a cookbook?] The bureaucracy moves slowly it seems, or maybe good cooking just takes time. Recipes on killing for fun and profit
Dr. Ross (pictured) is a psychiatrist and author of Bluebird, the book that exposed the MK-ULTRA BLUEBIRD project that created intelligence operatives programmed via trauma-based "mind control." The MONARCH project, revealed by Cathy O'Brien (pictured) and others, created "sex slaves," persons with extensive sexual programming used to facilitate espionage and blackmail. BLUEBIRD is cited in publicly available CIA documents. More>>