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July 24, 2023 | Operation Acoustic Kitty

Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong is current chairman and founder of Armstrong Economics. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.

The Central Intelligence Agency has a long history of spying on Americans. People think of the old Soviet Union or North Korea as examples of extreme government surveillance measures, but it happens right here in the Land of the Free. A reader wrote in about this topic, and I can confirm it is not a conspiracy theory. Operation Acoustic Kitty was launched by the CIA in the 1960s to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies in the US. They implanted surveillance technology into seemingly stray cats to listen in on conversations.

Surgeons would take cats and implant a radio transmitter in its skull, with a small wire going down its body. The first test run was a complete failure. They sent a cat loose to spy on two men conversing on a park bench. The helpless cat became confused, ran into the street, and was killed by a taxi.

The CIA spent $20 million on this program before abandoning it entirely in 1967. It should not have taken $20 million to realize cats are too independent to be trained spies. As the CIA document notes: “The problem was that cats are not especially trainable,” she writes. In a heavily redacted memo, the CIA concluded: “Our final examination of trained cats…convinced us that the program would not lend itself in a practical sense to our highly specialized needs.”

Robert Wallace, a former director of the Office of Technical Service, attempted to cover the animal abuse by saying the remaining cat lived happily ever after. “The equipment was taken out of the cat; the cat was re-sewn for a second time, and lived a long and happy life afterward,” he claimed. Governments continue to use animals and insects for surveillance measures. Expect more animal/insect cyborgs as we move closer to the Great Reset.

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July 24th, 2023

Posted In: Armstrong Economics

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