Monday, June 6, 2011

Never Said It and Doesn't Exist

I Never Said That!

“I invented the Internet.”

--Attributed to Albert Gore. He never said it, although he took credit for helping to pass legislation that kept the Internet from being overregulated back in the 1990s.

“Mission accomplished.”

--Attributed to George W. Bush, but he never said it. He made a speech that was televised from the deck of a ship that was being brought back from the Middle East because the SHIP’s mission had been accomplished.

“I can see Russia from my backyard.”

--Attributed to Sarah Palin, but she never said it. Professional Palin impersonator Tina Fey said it.

Do Not Exist--or Do They?

Ask the relevent governments and they'll tell you that the following do not exist:

Seal Team 6, a.k.a., DEVGRU or U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG). This unit of frogmen goes by all those names and yet doesn't exist. But everyone knows they killed Usama bin Laden, and there are movies about them.

Area 51. U.S. secret testing area near Groom Lake, Nevada, where stealth technology and so much else was invented. There's also an Area 52, but it doesn't exist, either. Yet there is a new book out: "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base," by Annie Jacobsen.

MI5 and MI6. United Kingdom intelligence services. The Crown officially used to deny their existence. Although now they have their own websites: https://www.mi5.gov.uk (MI5) and https://www.sis.gov.uk (MI6).

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