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June 7, 2006 4:07 PM   Subscribe

The CIA is publishing their top 25 searched-for phrases on the CIA's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) site. Looks like people are still spooked by UFOs, the Soviet Menace, and JFK. I guess some people think that it could still happen here.
posted by mathowie (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We will try to update this page as necessary somewhere between the 1st and the 15th of the following month.

WTF? Their computers must be even shittier than the FBI's.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 4:13 PM on June 7, 2006

Most of these I searches I can understand

soviet analysis: 1647
ufo: 1066
iran: 690
cuba: 652
south africa: 457
assassination: 400
brazil: 367


What's with Brazil?

And what's with "pbsuccess: 212"?
posted by Jos Bleau at 4:17 PM on June 7, 2006

posted by matthewr at 4:20 PM on June 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

posted by Jos Bleau at 4:25 PM on June 7, 2006

The CIA installed a military dictatorship in Brazil, or so some believe.
posted by pg at 4:43 PM on June 7, 2006

Then they converted their main export to transsexuals to satisfy the desires of top CIA personnel. Win win situation.
posted by IronLizard at 4:54 PM on June 7, 2006

France. Hahaha.
posted by fire&wings at 5:46 PM on June 7, 2006

Quick everybody do a search on the CIA site for "Paris Hilton" once every hour.
posted by wigu at 6:43 PM on June 7, 2006

And I thought pbsuccess was going to involve condiment change not regime change.
posted by drezdn at 7:07 PM on June 7, 2006

What is with "soviet analysis" trumping "soviet" by an order of magnitude? Why no "cuba analysis" or "iran analysis"?
posted by chef_boyardee at 7:12 PM on June 7, 2006

What's with Brazil?

Hot soccer/football babes. Wait 'till next Tuesday or so.
posted by Cyrano at 8:30 PM on June 7, 2006

Well, at least they did not forget Poland..
posted by c13 at 9:19 PM on June 7, 2006

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