How factual are second-hand translations? (was Re: Bullshit (was : Aid for Afghanistan))

From: Dossy (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 12:37:57 MST

On 2002.01.04, John Clark <> wrote:
> Let's take the drastic step of actually looking at some facts, namely
> quotations from Mr. Osama bin Laden:

So, what Arabic languages do you speak, John?

Oh, are you basing your "facts" on a translation that's bankrolled
by the United States? You've seen the movie "Wag the Dog", right?

-- Dossy

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  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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