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CIA Tricks of the Trade
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 23, 2003
Some of the CIA's recent strategies are outlined here. For instance, it's been creating fake religious leaders in the Middle East to drum up support for American polices... i.e. it's been paying people to pose as pro-American Muslim clerics. They've also been giving agents satellite phones hidden in rifles. But even though they've got all kinds of high-tech gadgets, they're also still using disappearing ink.
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Air Force Hoax
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 09, 2003
An email has been going around containing the text of a supposed Air Force press release that lists bases slated for reduction or closure due to budget cuts. The Air Force announced today that the press release is a hoax.
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The art of disinformation
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 22, 2003
Interesting NY Times piece on the Art of Disinformation (as it pertains to spycraft).
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Who is the real Saddam Hussein?
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 07, 2003
An audio broadcast being aired on Al-Jazeera purports to be the voice of Saddam Hussein delivering a message to the Iraqi people. As usual, it has left everyone wondering if it really is Saddam's voice, or just someone impersonating him. This recalls how everyone wondered whether the man in the video broadcast shown during the war was actually Hussein, or one of his doubles.
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Comical Ali
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 02, 2003
The Iraqi (Mis)Information Minister (aka Comical Ali) is reported to be alive and well in Baghdad.
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Rescue of Jessica Lynch
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 01, 2003
Push-Button Bugles
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jan 19, 2003
The military has a problem: not enough bugle players to play taps at all the military funerals. Therefore, they came up with the solution of bugles implanted with electronic chips that contain a recording of taps. No skill is required to play them, beyond being able to flip a switch. Now a group is protesting the use of the fake bugles, and is calling on bugle players throughout the nation to assist at military funerals: www.buglesacrossamerica.org
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Saddam Hussein Doubles
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002
Apparently Saddam Hussein employs many doubles of himself. The men shown below are apparently not the real Hussein. They're his doubles. So will the real Saddam Hussein please stand up?
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