By Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio
The real, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's bold rescue of yankee hostages from Iran that encouraged the critically-acclaimed movie directed by means of and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston.
On November four, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the yankee embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of yank hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in international politics nonetheless reverberating at the present time. yet there's a little-known drama attached to the concern: six americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an inventive but tremendously dicy plan to rescue them ahead of they have been detected.
Disguising himself as a Hollywood manufacturer, and supported via a solid of specialist forgers, deep hide CIA operatives, overseas brokers, and Hollywood lighting tricks artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran less than the guise of scouting destinations for a pretend technological know-how fiction movie referred to as Argo. whereas pretending to discover the proper movie backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran.
Antonio Mendez eventually info the terribly complicated and unsafe operation he led greater than 3 a long time in the past. A riveting tale of mystery identities and foreign intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion among Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
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The CIA’s maximum Hits info how the CIA:
• employed most sensible Nazi conflict criminals, shielded them from justice and learned—and used—their techniques
• has been enthusiastic about assassinations, bombings, massacres, wars, loss of life squads, drug trafficking, and rigged elections everywhere in the world
• tortures young ones as younger as thirteen and adults as previous as 89, leading to pressured “confessions” to every kind of imaginary crimes (an blameless Kuwaiti was once tortured for months to make him preserve repeating his preliminary lies, and a meant al-Qaeda chief was once waterboarded 187 instances in one month with out generating a speck of necessary information)
• orchestrates the media—which one CIA deputy director cherished to name “the amazing Wurlitzer”—and locations its brokers within newspapers, magazines and ebook publishers
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The CIA’s crimes proceed unabated, and unpunished. The day ahead of normal David Petraeus took over because the 20th CIA director, federal prosecutors introduced that they have been shedding ninety nine investigations into the deaths of individuals in CIA custody, leaving simply energetic instances they’re prepared to pursue.
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