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1 June 2009 10:18

You see? The men in black do exist.

I know that NSW Premier Nathan Rees thinks he has trouble with blackouts and power cables being cut by mistake. But things are worse in Washington, DC. The Post reports that a few years ago, a construction crew working in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington (just a couple of miles from CIA headquarters in Langley, or to use its official name, the George Bush Center for Intelligence) hit a fibre optic cable by mistake. Within minutes, three black SUVs containing men in suits rolled up and the Post concludes that the crew had hit a 'black' cable used by the intelligence community.

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