‘Intelligence’ Group Duped By Game…Again

'Fallout 3' nuked Capitol

I wonder if Ron Wyden — a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence — will look into how much the US government is paying these idiots.

The SITE Intelligence Group said that the image, showing a ruined Capitol Building in Washington, was created by extremists as part of discussions about the feasibility of nuclear strikes against the US and Britain.

The images appeared in a video, called Nuclear Jihad: The Ultimate Terror, posted on two password-protected websites, al-Ekhlass and al-Hesbah, believed to be affiliated with al-Qa’eda.

However, it has transpired that far from being a detailed simulation created by terrorist masterminds, the apocalyptic vision is in fact lifted from the computer game Fallout 3, by US game designers Bethesda Softworks.

It was May 2006 when a different third-party intelligence company funded by US tax dollars made a similar stupid claim.

In other news from the Telegraph, John Lydon’s “fat” and 50.