The CIA Didn’t Invent Conspiracy Theories – But It Does Understand Them

The CIA has been the subject of innumerable speculated conspiracies since its founding in 1947.

Some, such as covert shenanigans in Iran, Guatemala, Syria, Indonesia, and Cuba; are absolutely real. Others, such as their purported involvement in assassinating President Kennedy, or shooting a missile at Air Force One from a stolen submarine in Puget Sound; are not.

But did you know that the very term “conspiracy theory” was invented by the CIA, in the late 1960’s.

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