artlung. in a hat to protect to my sun, making some sort of funny face. (Summer 2004)

Retroactive classification! 2004 Jul 06

Translator in eye of storm on retroactive classification (

“Sifting through old classified materials in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, FBI translator Sibel Edmonds said, she made an alarming discovery: Intercepts relevant to the terrorist plot, including references to skyscrapers, had been overlooked because they were badly translated into English.”

How much more 1984 doublespeak can you get than “retroactive classification.”

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