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Conspiracy Theorists Called It Right Again: CIA documents reveal that U2 pilot pilot Gary Powers wasnt shot down at 70,000 feet over the Soviet Union. The Incident wrecked the Eisenhower-Khrushchev Summit, which is exactly what the military industrial complex wanted....


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Conspiracy Theorists Called It Right Again: CIA documents reveal that U2 pilot pilot Gary Powers wasnt shot down at 70,000 feet over the Soviet Union. The Incident wrecked the Eisenhower-Khrushchev Summit, which is exactly what the military industrial complex wanted....


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The article doesn't make your case quite as clear as your thread title indicates. I don't doubt that the CIA questioned Power's version of events - the CIA questions everything, especially if Power's version of events makes the Agency look incompetent (since the Rooskies were waiting for him and the CIA apparently didn't know that).

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In the absence of hard evidence from independent witnesses about what happened to Powers’ U2, conspiracy theories have sprouted like weeds. According to one, crucial information on his flight was passed in advance to Soviet intelligence by Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy’s assassin and a former junior radar operator at a U2 base in Japan. In another, advanced by James Nathan of the University of Alabama, Powers was either a pawn or an accomplice in a US plot to derail détente.
The second theory is the one you like. I like the one I just made up:

Powers wasn't even in the plane. Lyndon Johnson was - he had read the story of Rudolph Hess's peace flight to Scotland in 1940 and decided he needed to broker a peace agreement between the U.S. and the Rooskies that would give him something that he could use to beat Kennedy in 1964. When it didn't work out for him he went to Plan B and contacted Oswald, and the rest, as they say, is deleted history.
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Powers wasn't even in the plane. Lyndon Johnson was - he had read the story of Rudolph Hess's peace flight to Scotland in 1940 and decided he needed to broker a peace agreement between the U.S. and the Rooskies that would give him something that he could use to beat Kennedy in 1964. When it didn't work out for him he went to Plan B and contacted Oswald, and the rest, as they say, is deleted history.
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Wrong. Powers was a member of an elite bisexual, communist sympathizing Jewish cabal that had infiltrated the highest levels of gov't. He wasn't shot down, he just got caught when he landed the plane to pick up some piroges for a potluck that he was going to later that night. Powers was carrying the top secret Presidential corned beef and cabbage recipe and this is what truly screwed things up. When Khrushchev found out that Eisenhower was eating corned beef and cabbage, he refused to attanded the summit due to the incredibly nasty gas that this dish gave Eisenhower.
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Powers was a member of an elite bisexual, communist sympathizing Jewish cabal...
As compared to all of those "common" bisexual, communist sympathizing Jewish cabal?...

What made this one bisexual, communist sympathizing Jewish cabal so elite?...
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And you wonder why you don't get invited to parties!

Actually I don't wonder that - I'm convinced that it has something to do with my...umm...shall I say "distinctive" personal hygiene habits.
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Wrong. Powers was a member of an elite bisexual, communist sympathizing Jewish cabal that had infiltrated the highest levels of gov't. He wasn't shot down, he just got caught when he landed the plane to pick up some piroges for a potluck that he was going to later that night. Powers was carrying the top secret Presidential corned beef and cabbage recipe and this is what truly screwed things up. When Khrushchev found out that Eisenhower was eating corned beef and cabbage, he refused to attanded the summit due to the incredibly nasty gas that this dish gave Eisenhower.
What about his affair with J. Edgar Hoover?
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Wrong. Powers was a member of an elite bisexual, communist sympathizing Jewish cabal that had infiltrated the highest levels of gov't. He wasn't shot down, he just got caught when he landed the plane to pick up some piroges for a potluck that he was going to later that night. Powers was carrying the top secret Presidential corned beef and cabbage recipe and this is what truly screwed things up. When Khrushchev found out that Eisenhower was eating corned beef and cabbage, he refused to attanded the summit due to the incredibly nasty gas that this dish gave Eisenhower.
Very good - except that there's no way you'll ever convince me that Ike had worse gas than Khrushchev.
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OK, you made somebody laugh out loud at seven in the morning, thousands of miles away – literally.

Take your Gold Star for the day, and sing a chorus of “It's a Small World After All.”
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