Taking A Break From Overthrowing Governments, The CIA To Appear At AwesomeCon

Some things go together perfectly like peanut butter and jelly. Or good and evil. Or Zechs and My Little Pony. But the CIA and comic cons? Not so much.

The CIA will be making an appearance at AwesomeCon this weekend in Washington DC. Oni Press publisher James Lucas Jones brought the partnership to light with the tweet below.

Additionally, the CIA tweeted themselves about their appearance at the con.

The CIA will have a booth on the con floor in addition to multiple CIA-centric panels at the con.

Neither AwesomeCon nor the CIA are being subtle about using the con as a recruitment tool.

The CIA has been involved with overthrowing foreign leaders for as long as it has existed.

From the 1940s to the 1960s, the CIA spent at least $65 million to help elect Italian politicians.

In the 1950s, it worked alongside the Free Officers Movement to topple the Egyptian monarchy and helped establish the Republic of Egypt.

In 1949, the CIA helped overthrow the democratically-elected President of Syria.

In 1954, the CIA helped overthrow the democratically-elected President of Guatemala.

In 1961, the CIA trained Cuban exiles in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

Following 9/11, the CIA ran black-sites in order to torture detainees.

For more on the CIA’s involvement with overthrowing governments, click here.

For more on human rights violations by the CIA, click here.

Have fun at AwesomeCon this weekend!

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