More on the US Central Command, playing cards and free market

Celso Alvarez Cáccamo lxalvarz at UDC.ES
Fri Apr 18 13:53:26 UTC 2003

This is amazing.  Just a few minutes after I re-entered the US Central 
Command site and sent a message to the LNC and CRITICS list, I receive this 
email in my mailbox from

>Get the Iraqi 'Most-Wanted' Deck of Playing Cards
>Only $5.95 a Set!
>Click Here Now!
>You've seen these cards on the nightly news. They've been featured in 
>newspapers worldwide. Now you can own the one true collector's item from 
>Operation Iraqi Freedom. This is the same 55-card deck given to Coalition 
>soldiers featuring the Iraq's 52 "Most-Wanted" leaders.
>Don't wait on this one! This is one of the hottest items in the country 
>and we can barely keep them in stock! Set of four quantity-priced decks 
>also available (Under $20!). Buy them for poker night or to hand out to 
>your friends and family!
>Click Here Now!
>This deck is printed by the same company supplying these cards to the US 
>Embassy in Kuwait. This is a real, usable deck of playing cards, printed 
>on casino-quality stock. Don't be fooled by imitations!
>Click Here and Buy A Set Now!

It'd be interesting to know if other people who enter the US Central 
Command web site also get the same message, or if it's just a coincidence 
given the large amount of spam email that litters the Internet.

Celso Alvarez Cáccamo
lxalvarz at

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