22 January 2006

Say it again, please?

IRNA came up with another gem today:

"Visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Friday evening that Lebanese unity was the major reason for the failure of global arrogance to normalize the Zionist regime's position in the region and eventually led to their departure."

Moshe from the Eastern Languages dept came up with a brilliant idea - to translate the above into Farsi and then back. People from Signals insisted it must be some devilishly crafted code to the Iranian mole in Ankara. The discussion turned into a catfight, as a result Moshe requested an unpaid leave for health reasons. Denied.

We, in the Hasbara, think that the translator (at the back of the above picture) is a latent Zionist, trying to throw a wrench in the works.