27 July 2003
Previously published forged Nigerien documents:
David Loepp writes:
Last Friday the Berlusconi weekly "Panorama" published an article by Elisabetta Burba in which she tells her version of how she got the Niger documents, realized they were false, and on advice from her editor-in-chief, turned copies over to the US Embassy in Rome in October 2002. She asserts that she received seventeen pages of documents and a Niger codebook from 1967. The story is at
In the layout of the print version of the weekly many of the published pages are overlapping, so it is not possible to have full and good copies of the new documents. I hope you can eventually get better copies from other sources.
Attached you will find two new documents with my translations. In keeping with previous translations by Lars, I have done my best to put them in equivalently bad English.
The document "Global Support" (English brandname in the original) refers to an utterly ridiculous coalition of "Islamic" nations put together during the annual meeting of the FAO in Rome, to combat western injustices.