FBI Worried About Evil Videogame Millionaire Terrorist Threat

from the watch-out! dept

Oh that FBI. They sure can raid high schools to stop file sharing, but when it comes to tracking down terrorist threats, it appears that they're a little confused by reality. LawMeme points us to a story about how the FBI was especially worried about "reclusive but evil millionaire" Don Emilio Fulci who supposedly "had formed a terrorist group that was planning chemical attacks against London and Washington, D.C.." The threat was considered so great that it was listed in their daily "threat matrix" and FBI director Robert Mueller was briefed. Apparently, it took a bored Whitehouse staffer to do some research on Google and figure out that this "evil" millionaire was actually just a character in a video game. Of course, I just did a Google search on the name and not much turns up other than the US News article linked here. Yahoo's search, however, turns up an FAQ for the video game.


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    NOBODY, May 10th, 2004 @ 3:06pm

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    We should be grateful that we are protected against this kind of digital threat. I wonder if they know about the ongoing digital menace posed by centipede or miss packman. Ever stop to consider Donkey Kong? What would happen if he threw one of those big barrels of unidentified material towards the whitehouse? Hmmm???

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 11th, 2004 @ 2:22am

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    And let's not forget Lex Luthor and Brainiac.

     

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    Me Again Margaret, May 11th, 2004 @ 5:07am

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    ...and let us also not forget how hard it is for the "good guys" to be right... and right every time. Because attitudes such as this tend to weaken everybody's resolve. If you're not making mistakes occasionally, you're probably not doing anything at all.

     

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    NOBODY, May 11th, 2004 @ 7:01am

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    The same can be said people who don't check their facts. Look, this is not the postal service, or the social security administration. This is the FBI. Funny as this is, these people can't afford to make mistakes. When they do, people die. No one's ever right all the time. But the fact that they didn't check their facts before the information made it to the top guy is yet another example of an administration in washington that has a problem with due process... and all that implies.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 11th, 2004 @ 8:41am

    Millionaire in a video game

    ...The perfect cover!

     

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    spiderfarmer, May 11th, 2004 @ 1:33pm

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    Precisely. It's amusing in a keystone cops sort of way, until you realize that these are the people in control of things like the no-fly list and who gets sent down to cuba as an enemy of the state.

     

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    Ker, Feb 22nd, 2008 @ 7:42pm

    Millionaire mind development

    Hi,
    I made some tests, to test if you think as a millionaire:
    http://www.millionairetests.org

    enjoy!
    Ker

     

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