This is my new favorite story. It seems that the folks at Wikileaks—“an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis”—have busted the “mass communications specialists” at Guantanamo for, wait for it,
“conducting covert propaganda attacks on the internet. The attacks include deleting detainee ID numbers from Wikipedia last month, the systematic posting of unattributed “self praise” comments on news organization web sites in response to negative press, boosting pro-Guantanamo stories on the internet news site Digg and even modifying Fidel Castro’s encyclopedia article to describe the Cuban president as “an admitted transexual” [sic].”
Following the trail of IP addresses and “traceroutes,” Wikileaks states that most of these changes were made by Guantanamo “mass communications specialist” Richard M. Wolff, who also goes by usnavymc1 on Digg.
Wikileaks has quite a bit of fun at Wolff’s expense, including posting his query to a muscle fitness group at Yahoo:
Hi all! I am new to the group and in need of some help. I am in the military, did 9 years active-duty, then for the past 5 years I’ve been in the reserve. When I left AD, I got a little lazy and gained a few pounds, ok more than a few… lol. Anyhow, I’ve lost most of the fat I gained before, but I also lost a lot of muscle. I’ve tried combinations of weight gain and intense workouts, even some ripped
fuel, I do a good amount of cardio as well. Does the cardio hurt me from gaining muscle max? Would I be better off just lifting?
I’ve been in this routine of getting back in shape for about a year now and I’m looking much better than I did, but I feel I’ll never get back into that really ripped form I used to have. I am 5’6″, 165lbs, 34 years old. Of course my age might have something to do with it since my metabolism might not be as good as it used to be, but I try to eat healthy and things that digest easily. Should I be eating more red meat? I don’t at the moment at all, but I do take a multivitamin everyday so I do get all my vitamins.
Any advice would be great! Also, if anyone knows if I should take something besides ripped fuel to help me gain mass more please let me know. Also, what more can I do (like in the other post) to get rid of the little layer of fat over my abs? They’re defines pretty good but can’t be seen through that damn little layer of flub. Thanks! Rich
We’ve all been there Rich. Anyway, if you want to geek out on how Wikileaks tracked Wolff to his meatless, sweaty lair, enjoy. And while you’re at it read up on the project, which “was founded by Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and startup company technologists….Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.”
Update: Dave had a great post that lists some of Wikileaks’ other greatest hits.