acsguitar wrote: Tavish wrote:
Yet another reason to not trust Wikipedia.
I think Tavish should write an encylopedia it would be hilarious
I don't think you guys get Wikipedia... it is a global network which is the whole concept. By that end, any reliable Wikipedia article will cite its sources... we're not there to take Wiki's word for it, but it is a great way to compile information into one source.
The main source material for the article is cited as http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... wcia04.xml
In other words, the article was written based off of a British article, which is why the value is in pounds rather than dollars, even though it's discussing the CIA.
And, I would also argue that this would be a good time for someone to jump in and find an American news story and convert it back to American dollars. Unfortunately, the Brits like to poke at American incompetence more than Americans do, so other sources cited include the Guardian, another British news organization.
There is also cited a CIA transcript which is the most reliable source with the article and proves it to be factual.
Ah, just defending my precious Wikipedia... so quick to write it off