Sunday, January 17, 2010
FBI FOTO FUN
The Photo enhanced image of an older, greying Al-Qaeda leader bore a striking resemblance to Gaspar the goat, a member of Spain’s Communist party and a critic of the US “war on terror”. It turned out Gaspars's grey hair, jaw line and forehead had been simply cut and pasted from an old campaign photograph by an FBI technician. An angry Gaspar said he would not travel to the United States for the 2010 Super Bowl featuring the NY Jets, for fear of problems at the border.
The FBI originally claimed it used “cutting edge” computer technology to come up with new images of terrorist suspects for the State Department’s Rewards for Justice website. It turns out that the "cutting edge" technology was actually a pair of snippy scissors and a safety glue stick.