A unexpected fringe benefit of the CIA’s release of its declassified archive is the treasure trove of comic strips - mostly concerning the Agency’s activities - contained therein.
Some, like this collection of cartoons from the Soviet Union’s official newspaper, at least make sense in a very loose, “intelligence gathering” kind of way.
or this rather self-explanatory offering from the Philippines …
are more the “ears are burning” variety.
Stateside, the reasoning is a little bit more dubious - a Steve Canyon strip that simply mentions the existence of the CIA somehow made the cut …
Was someone attempting a remote viewing of Scott Adam’s house? Was it interpreted as a veiled criticism of MKULTRA? Or was somebody from the soon-to-be shuttered STARGATE program just expressing their frustration at getting sent to work in the sub-basement? We want answers, CIA.
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