Friday, March 17, 2006

LOOK AT THE DOCUMENT that my buddies Omar and Mohammed of Iraq The Model have translated. It's from Iraq's intelligence services, and is one of the millions found after the war. It's a pdf, but I'm copying the main points (emphasis mine):
Our Afghani source #002 (info on him in paper slip '1') has informed us that Afghani consular Ahmed Dahistani (info on him in paper slip '2') had spoken before him of the following :

1-That Usama Bin Ladin and the Taliban group in Afghanistan are in contact with Iraq and that a group from the Taliban and Usama Bin Ladin's group had conducted a visit to Iraq .

2-That America possesses evidence that Iraq and Usama Bin Ladin's group had cooperated to strike targets inside America .

3-Incase Taliban and Usama's group are proven involved in those sabotage operations, it will be possible that America directs strikes at Iraq and Afghanistan

4-That the Afghani consular had heard about the Iraq connections with Usama Bin Ladin's group during his presence in Iran.
We're going to do a special coverage of this at Pajamas Media; in fact, I think we can take some credit for what seemed a wild idea: given the impossibility of hiring enough Arabic translators for more then 2 million documents, why not releasing all documents and put them on a website so that they could be translated by bloggers all over the world? Roger Simon floated the idea with Rep. Hoekstra and others in Washington during his trip for the Intelligence Summit, and it seemed as if no one had had that Eureka moment yet. Having many bloggers working over the same publicly available documents ensures the quality of the translations; it's open source intelligence at its best, all thanks to the Internet. Ain't that grand?

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