Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Both the U.S. Customs Service and the FBI are investigating the apparent transfer of large numbers of Sony PlayStation 2s to Iraq, according to military intelligence sources.
A secret Defense Intelligence Agency report states that as many as 4,000 of the popular video game units have been purchased in the United States and shipped to Iraq in the last two to three months. Two government agencies are investigating the purchases because the PlayStations can be bundled together into a sort of crude super-computer and used for a variety of military applications, say intelligence sources.

"Most Americans don't realize that each PlayStation unit contains a 32-bit CPU -- every bit as powerful as the processor found in most desktop and laptop computers," said one military intelligence officer who declined to be identified. "Beyond that, the graphics capabilities of a PlayStation are staggering -- five times more powerful than that of a typical graphics workstation, and roughly 15 times more powerful than the graphics cards found in most PCs."

What could Iraq do with such a primitive super-computer constructed with Sony PlayStation 2s? "Applications for this system are potentially frightening," said an intelligence source. "One expert I spoke with estimated that an integrated bundle of 12-15 PlayStations could provide enough computer power to control an Iraqi unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV -- a pilotless aircraft." Iraq has been working on development of UAVs for several years as a possible platform for delivering chemical weapons, say intelligence experts.

Bundled PlayStation computers could also be used to calculate ballistic data for long-range missiles, or in the design of nuclear weapons, they add. Iraq has long had difficulty calculating the potential yield of nuclear devices -- a critical requirement in designing such weapons. Networking these computers might provide a method for correcting this deficiency, said one intelligence source.

So, why doesn't Saddam Hussein simply buy computers or workstations from friendly nations or on the black market? While this is a possibility, current United Nations sanctions prohibit the sale or transfer of virtually all types of computer hardware and technology to Iraq. However, computer-based video game systems -- like the PlayStation 2 -- are not included in the ban. Iraq's scientists and engineers have apparently found a convenient loophole in the U.N. sanctions.

Not only has Saddam Hussein apparently found a creative way around the computer embargo, he has helped to exacerbate the Sony PlayStation 2 shortage reported in many parts of the United States.

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Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

its a market scam not a nuke control station.....they plan to make money off of us retards in america who pay $10,000 for a ps2...its all a marketing scam that's all...HOPE TO GOD THEY DON'T NUKE US WITH PS2 CHIPS LOL SONY LAUGHS AT THEM STUPID SAND NIIGGERS

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Why doesn't Iraq order in computers from Dell or AlienWare then? They are a form of Electronic Entertainment and under UN sanctions can be bought by any country (even Iraq). Why buy a PS2 with a clock speed of 800Mhz when they can buy and link up 2000 1Ghz processors? Even if Iraq does creat UAV crafts (Manless AirCrafts) with this the possibility of attacking a western country like USA, England and Australia are very low, UAV are great for recon purposes as its already been proven but to launch them as a large strike force would be impracticle when the enemy has AA Navy forces, AA Guns and a Human Mind behind an aircraft with over 200 Million pilots on offer. No Iraq would be doing this to amass its Biochemical abilities, unmanned aircrafts could launch devistating payloads across the Middle East and some of Europe, but they cannot target USA, Japan, England or the Pacific countries with such a device it would be too easy to pick up and destroy.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Why do iraqys living in western countries seem to like saddam so much??? The world was right to step in and nuke his ass. He kills your people and allows such poverty and starvation and all you can critisize is america for interfering. If you all lived there guys, youd be glad of the help. As for this PSX 2 bollocks - forget it. I cant believe megagames has got involved in such rubbish news.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

How paranoid can you get? Im going to use the motor in my blender to create a giant drill to chew through the earths core in an inane attempt to destroy the US. If you believe that you are really all suckers. Iraq is destroyed, why would they try and make 'UAV's' with NO ECONOMY, NO POWER, and a deflated people? EH? Use you goddamn brains

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

americans knows that iraq can't do anything with psx2 ... but they make all this noise in a plan to make the parison gulf countrys ( Kwait,K.S.A) to live in terror & paying more and more money ... and spilt up between them ... in a long run plan ... ( there is other suck things )

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

All the f**king sandy jockys that smoke ill of my homeland are just jelous, or extreamly stupid. Most likely the later. They are just upset that they dont have a working government, and that they do not have any luxuries. Oh wait they have a couple of things we dont. Umm... The plague, camels, and an ugly dictator that they couldnt get rid of even if they tried.Oh and they also have a shitty army. The Iraqi army is the equivalent of the United States Army in 1800. I think next time we want to go kick their ass, we should use muskets and give them a little bit of a fair chance.Why am i even writing this, the only f**king people who would be offended by this would be the god damned Iraqis, but they are all too damn poor to have computers, and therefore will not be able to read this f**king message.Also note that any Iraqi that has the ability to read english, or to have a computer is obviously from a rich family that most likely got money from exploiting the poor people from his country, or from selling oil to Western counties. So if it werent for us "Rich" Americans and our allies and other civilized countries (by civilized that obviously excludes all middle eastern counties except Isreal, and Saudi Arabia), so with out us they would be broke camel jockys eating sand and drinking goats milk.I welcome Iraqs next attempt at attacking us, no matter how bad they hit us or anyone initially the reprocutions will be 100X worse than anything they could do. They could kill off the entire state of texas, but that would only ensure their COMPLETE annilalation.Oh and Sadam f**ks african midgets with his 2 inch sand jocky d**k. Oh and he has anal herpies. = )God bless america, and her allies. Including our friends too the north = )

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

This is funny as hell! Suddam rules! What the f**k are all you people talking about calling these Iraqis "retards"? I'd like to see you power a f**king UAV with a PS2. I can't believe that is is possible! If I had the cash I'd do it to, just for the pure enjoyment of pissing of all you redneck crackwhore dumbass chainsmoking horse-f**king child molesting yankee stripper bitches (wow, that just kept on going!) The point is, however, that he's not gonna power his army with Playstations, its just that he COULD. He isn't though, he is using a rubber band, a plastic spoon and a hamster on a wheel for that; and for his nukes, four DD batteries, jumper cables and some tin foil. Now I call that crafty!Just let the man buy his Playstations and sell them back to you at 3 times the price, give the god damn country a chance to make some money, you have already stolen it so many times before.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Well maybe I'm the only person here that thinks that this is a BAD thing. I think that they could figure out how to make a computer out of these things despite their lack of experience with them. They are stupid yes, but they are PEOPLE and they can LEARN just like we can. They are not complete morons like people think. And to danger: What if when they attacked,like you are daring them to do, they landed a nuke directly on top of your house? How would you feel then? I don't think you realize that with these computers that they could possibly make they will nuke us before anything else happens...what if they nuked you eh? Many people will die if Iraq ever builds computers.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Ahhhh! At least one person is having a sane idea. Whenever the US wants to attack a country, the CIA is perfectly capable of stirring up enough propoganda to get Americans and other myopic western nations all riled up and agitated to cause more embargos to take place. It wouldnt be past the Intelligence people to bomb and kill (yes indeed) innocent civilians to create enough hysteria so that their demonic plans can be realised. What I say wont make sense to anyone (read your patriotic, red blooded Amer9ican next door neighbour), but if youre hungry for truth...........

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Hi ALL F#^# AMERICANS,IN EVERY WAR U DONT DARE TO DO IT ALONE!!EVEN UR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS SUCKS!!A DEMOCRATIC STATE??where is it??EVERYTHING IN UR COUNTRY IS JUST ABOUT MONEY AND FRAUD...SADAM HUSSEIN RULES WITH A BIT MONEY AND LOTS OF BRAINS, HE SURVIVED ALREADY LOTS OF AMERICAN PRESIDENTS SO WHERE IS UR SO CALLED POWER,EXCEPT 4 KILLING CIVILIANS U DIRTY BASTARDS...EVERYWHERE U GO,U GO..F@$^%K ALL AMERICANS!!!!

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

hi all. I think that this is a good and bad idea of what iraq is doing. It is a good idea in the sense that the iraqi kids can have fun, and can enjoy themselves even though there are sanctions put on iraq. However the bad thing is, is that the US is hesitating to sell ps2s to iraq. MAN YOU GUYS SHOULD SELL THEM TO IRAQ, WHAT WOULD YOU LOSE??

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

you all suck! I think iraqi's are already stupid enough for not stealing those PS2's in the first place, its not like they have an image to protect!What I think they should have done is begged for U.S. humanitarian aid and all the hundreds of thousands of unused, dusty, hardly been used N64's for their poor youngsters that still think that atari is the most awsome system ever!Anyway to the "poser Iraqi" who also commented you suck more than anybody! "saddam is my hero, US sucks, blah blah, I'm a moron, blah blah, Sadam great cuz I live in cardboard box, blah blah! This guy is such a complete idiot, I mean, does anyone think that fake Iraqi act is fooling anybody?! That guy is not down with anything, except probably alot of gas-sniffing in the Iraqi oilfields!oh yeah, the U.S. is not a democracy, its a Republic. I'm not even from the states and I know that.Canada Rules I am out!

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

i reckon that saddam is a god dam muther f**kin cow d**k sucking child molesting wanker. the whole ps2 scandle is just a crude diversion to stop people noticing that he f**ks cows. saddam is a fukin d**k face america should bomb his ass to hades. as a wise man said i rekon he is such a dum ass he wouldnt know how to get one out of a box. i hope saddam (f**k him)should stick to what he does best wanking dogs, then eating them as there is no other source of food available. instead of buying ps2s he should buy some dog food to feed his people. the god dam fag. he is a god dam faggot. moreso than elton john.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

F**K Americans ... F**k iraq ... F**K ... Iraq is hideout more than 10,000 scientist ... and still have the basic knowledge of building the nuclear energy+ fission+physics+bomb ... Americans live in terror , they don't even know anything about where saddam hide everything ...

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

Are all you people really that gullible? I mean, f**k, why the hell would anybody want to make a f**king NUKE out of PS2's? (which arent even used anymore...chemical warefare is and is a hell of alot cheaper)....i mean as far as i'm concerned, this is a hoax megagames decided to publish to get a good laugh.....and that my friends, you are providing. Given that this story is true I mean what are the f**king odds they are actually using these for bombs? hahahhahaha fools.....U can draw a correlation between any two things....bombs can be made with tennis balls, duct tape, and strike anywhere matches......if iraq had all this imported in large amounts would it be feasible to "ASSUME" that they are going to make bombs with it or maybe they had an exponential increase in the number of smoking tennis players.......6 words for u allGET A f**kING GRIP ON REALITY!!!!Peace outCANADA RULES!

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

I think you have overreacted a bit, Scorpion727, not to mention COMPLETELY MISS THE GOD DAMN POINT. Normal PC chips could be used for bombs and cruise missiles (if you were on a real budget you could use 486 chips). It's the pilotless aircraft thing which is the true threat because a pilotless aircraft would be capable of far superior maneouvres than one piloted by a human. How many human pilots can retain consciousness for more than a few seconds during a 9 g turn??? NONE.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

PS2 sucks! You want power you buy a 1 Gig Intel or AMD processor. PS2 doesn't have enough power to deliver normal graphics and realism in games how can you stear a freaken plane with it? No one needs a graphic processor to program a plane! And also you people who live in America and diss your own country just make me sick. You're living according to one of the best standards in the world and dare to talk dirty about your country. Maybe when you have something (exactly, something) like Saddam governing you you will understand how lucky you are. Take this.

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

I think that BlueMania is right, why the hell Iraq must buy Sony PS2 when is way easier to buy Pentium 4 or AMD Thunderbird and have ready to work PC without remake the PS2 to "powerfull" PC ??? And why the hell Iraq will buy something for their army from their bigest enemy U.S.A. THIS IS COMPLETE SONY PS2 COMMERCE !!

Iraq's buying up PlayStation 2s ?

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