The CIA’s Plot to Make Osama and Saddam Into Gay Porn Stars

Jeff Stein writes on the Washington Post’s SpyTalk:
Saddam & Osama

During planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA’s Iraq Operations Group kicked around a number of ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussein in the eyes of his people.

One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator having sex with a teenage boy, according to two former CIA officials familiar with the project.

“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” said one of the former officials. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.”

The idea was to then “flood Iraq with the videos,” the former official said.

Another idea was to interrupt Iraqi television programming with a fake special news bulletin. An actor playing Hussein would announce that he was stepping down in favor of his (much-reviled) son Uday.

“I’m sure you will throw your support behind His Excellency Uday,” the fake Hussein would intone.

The spy agency’s Office of Technical Services collaborated on the ideas, which also included inserting fake “crawls” — messages at the bottom of the screen — into Iraqi newscasts.

Read More: Washington Post’s SpyTalk

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  • Christina Ward

    Life imitates art? Didn't South Park have Saddam gay with Satan years ago?

  • http://twitter.com/maksbarzo Dr. Pope Maks Barzo

    BS title

  • rarianrakista

    Real brain trust over there, staffed entirely by 4chan. Thats right folks, you heard it here first, 4chan is a covert op.

  • RONIN

    It really surprises me that one our very own intelligence agencies would even consider operating this way.

  • RONIN

    It really surprises me that one our very own intelligence agencies would even consider operating this way.