Thursday, August 16, 2007

The CIA's latest weapon!

The Central Intelligence Agency might be wondering if that name is an oxymoron. One of their latest actions has been vandalising the Wikipedia article on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to add the exclamation "Wahhhhhh!" to his plans for his presidency. (BBC News: Wikipedia 'shows CIA page edits')

When challenged, a spokesperson for the CIA stated:

I cannot confirm that the traffic you cite came from agency computers.

I'd like in any case to underscore a far larger and more significant point that no one should doubt or forget: The CIA has a vital mission in protecting the United States, and the focus of this agency is there, on that decisive work.
So let's run that by one more time. It's essential for the protection of the United States that articles in an encyclopedia that anyone can edit are vandalised! Where on earth do they get their spokespersons from? Don't they check to see if they fit the second word of the Agency's name?!


cim said...

I read that more as "We're here to protect the US, and what one employee might have got up to in their lunch break on some website really isn't relevant to that"

Anonymous said...

it also shows bbc edits such as yours on Tony Blair in 2004.


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