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News Playboy - I only read it for the geopolitical context

  1. Dec 24, 2009 #1

    mgb_phys

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    Actually I don't read it - but 'the reg' linked to it.
    http://www.playboy.com/articles/the-man-who-conned-the-pentagon-dennis-montgomery/index.html?page=1 [Broken]

    if this is blocked at work, a conman took the CIA/NSA/other-secret-three-letter-agencies for millions with some software that could detect hidden messages in Arab news broadcasts.
    Eventually the French military intelligence (!!!!) convinced them it was rubbish, but not until after an Al-Jazera cameraman spent a few years in Cuba and Bush planned to bomb them off the air.
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2009 #2

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    How about the conman that helped get you guys into Iraq in the first place?
    http://www.newsweek.com/id/105450

    (And he's still kicking around in the Iraqi leadership!)
     
  4. Dec 25, 2009 #3

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  5. Jan 23, 2010 #4
    This is even more ridiculous:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8471187.stm

     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 #5
    Hey, what do you mean !? :grumpy:
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 #6

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  8. Jan 23, 2010 #7

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    McCormick was arrested last night.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 #8

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    Ironic if the only person arrested over Iraqi weapon detection is somebody who invented something that didn't find real weapons that actually existed!
     
  10. Jan 24, 2010 #9

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    That the only people able to convince the US top secret three letter agencies that they had all been a bunch of muppets - were the French!
    Generally with reference to invading Iraq, the US government hasn't been rushing to ask the French for their opinion.
    That must have take some powers of persuasion!

    What did the conversation go like?
    Mr president, looks like we have been made to look like a bunch of idiots.
    Who says?
    The French !
    The ones we called 'cheese eating surrender monkeys'?
    Yes Mr president
    Oops!
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 #10

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