It also had some bizarre unintended consequences, such as raising the rates of heroin addiction across the world. In 2015, despite a European Court of Human Rights ruling, El-Masri still hasn’t received so much as an apology. One such excess came direct from President Nguyen Van Thieu. They held onto El-Masri for almost another month. Among the subjects addressed are CIA covert operations in Africa, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Bosnia, Guatemala, Peru, radio broadcasting, and the war on terror, and official views on these activities as well as the management of U.S. intelligence. This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total. The agency made three big blunders. It also allowed him to conduct his first atrocity—a killing spree in which the educated classes of Iraq (supposedly aligned with Kassem) were brutally wiped out. Unfortunately, the Russian defector got so worried about possible retaliation that he included a letter with the blueprints telling the Iranians all about the flaw. A general who’d deposed the previous pro-Western monarchy before going mad with power, Kassem was hugely unpopular at home. But the real giveaway came right after Mosaddeq had been deposed. They decided the best way of doing that was by giving them blueprints for a working nuke. Although it’s only hit the headlines in the last couple of years, the Iranian nuclear program has been worrying governments for well over a decade. Not all bungled covert operations are a succession of amusing japes. While it kept the Communists out, it made heroin into the booming business it remains today. By now, we’re all aware that some less than savory tactics have been used at Guantanamo Bay over the years. The following 92 pages are in this category, out of 92 total. Morris M. Depending on your political allegiances, the CIA is either a group of unsung heroes doing their best to keep America’s enemies at bay or a bunch of psychopaths slowly destroying the entire world. With half of Europe under occupation and the rest in economic free fall, the race was on to snatch as much of the continent away from the Soviets as possible. In their haste to rendition El-Masri, the CIA had accidentally grabbed the wrong man. Using geolocation, the cops pinpointed exactly in which hotels the phones’ owners had stayed. Convinced Slahi had some information they wanted, agents tried to extract it by forging a letter from his mother. With the coup leader, General Fazlollah Zahedi, preparing to address the nation via radio, the CIA decided to preface his broadcast with some stirring patriotic music. The man chosen to head the operation, Kermit Roosevelt, was discreet to the point of madness. Under Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, the country was about to nationalize the oil industry, a move that would damage British interests. It was a pretty dirty business but one they swore was essential to the security of the United States. Stirring up chaos in Iraq, they successfully deposed and killed Kassem. But the trick CIA officials used to try and get terror suspect Mohamedou Ould Slahi to cooperate fell short of unsavory and went right to dull incompetence. Rather than try to wean their allies off the drug or ask them to slow down operations, the CIA supplied them with a lab to make even more and choppers to get it out to their buyers.