CIA commemorates 60-year anniversary of one of its most infamous failures in history – Bay of Pigs invasion – with ‘victory’ coin
Whatever possessed the CIA to bring up a coin commemorating one of its worst disasters, the failed 1961 “Crusade to free Cuba,” it gave Twitter users a chance to mercilessly mock the US spy agency with Fidel Castro memes and such.
“This silver coin commemorating an anticipated (but never realized) Bay of Pigs victory features an outline of Cuba with a rebel invader advancing past a fallen member of Castro's military in the foreground,” the agency tweeted on Tuesday, with a photo of the artifact.
The jokes practically wrote themselves, with one user commenting that “anticipated but never realized” victory is an interesting [way] to say “we lost.”
More than one comment called the coin the CIA version of “participation trophy,” referring to the consolation prize doled out at school sporting contests in the US.