The CIA Joins Instagram With Fun ‘Eye Spy’ Post

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The United States’ Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media website Instagram last Thursday. The spy agency’s first post was a photo of a mish mash of items around a desk. All the items belong to members of the top secret agency.

Take a look at the image above and see if you identify these objects:

Some of the items pictured include:

  • A photo of CIA director Gina Haspel from 1985 on a badge — in another image, the number 0911947 appears on the badge. The CIA first came into operation on September 18, 1947.
  • A golden owl statue that represents Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.
  • A desk clock’s time shows 8:46 the time when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • A box containing cuff links that were used by a case officer and an asset. The two CIA employees reportedly never met each other and used the cuff links to identify each another.
  • A plant to depict an intelligence “plant.”
  • The infamous classification stamp.
  • Something that resembles a gray wig.
  • burn bag under the desk
  • An image of Tony Mendez, a CIA officer who oversaw the brazen 1979 rescue of six US hostages in Iran.

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I spy with my little eye…

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“Joining Instagram is another way we’re sharing CIA’s stories and recruiting talented Americans to serve here,” a CIA spokesperson said to CBS News. “Through the account, we’ll give a peek into Agency life, but we can’t promise any selfies from secret locations.”

h/t Business Insider