Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Castro Assassination Plots

Thanks to Pat for bringing this to my attention. This is a list of the top CIA plots against Castro. This is an entertaining read. My favorite was the scheme to give him a box of contaminated cigars which would make his beard fall out. I assume that the idea behind this was that the Cuban people would never follow a beardless leader, and a revolt would inevitably ensue. But alas, this plot, along with the exploding seashell and several others never came to fruition. At some point prior to implementation, the logical wing of the CIA must have shut down these operations for either being to impractical or simply too ridiculous. I assume that Candid Camera was involved in the planning stages of several of these.
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