Saturday, January 26, 2008

When is anonymity not anonymity?

There was a TV show...I can't remember what it was...perhaps Saturday Night Live? ... where a guy in shadow is supposed to be giving evidence about his criminal cohorts, and his face is supposed to be in shadow so that no one will recognize him... except his face isn't in shadow... and of course much hilarity ensues.

Imagine my amusement, not to mention concern, to read this article today.

Satellite is weeks away from hitting Earth

Read these first several paragraphs. The bold highlights are mine...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and propulsion and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.

A senior government official says lawmakers and other nations are being kept apprised of the situation.

The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret.

[and yet]

"Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

So it's Gordon Johndroe who is speaking on condition of anonymity???????

1 comment:

stardad9591 said...

Hmmm. Curiouser and curiouser.

Disinformation, or...

Is our government truly that stupid?