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While plenty of gamers have heaped praise on Blizzard's seminal massively-multiplayer online game 'World of Warcraft' (WoW), many more have had nothing good to say about the thing, such as those who have lost spouses, friends, or family members to the clutches of the game's addictive ways. The Pentagon, however, has something rather different to say about the game. It thinks that it could be a tool for terrorists to plan attacks on the U.S.

Yes, it sounds a little ridiculous to us too, but the above image shows the government is at least considering it. The picture is from a presentation given by Dr. Dwight Toavs, a professor at the Pentagon-funded National Defense University. From what we can tell, he wasn't trying to be funny. The "Keep" is supposed to be the White House, 110 gold and 234 silver are the coordinates of the attack, while the "Dragon Fire Spell" is a nuclear weapon.
Yes, it's certainly possible that a terrorist group could use WoW in this manner if it wanted to, but given the huge number of other communication channels available online, this particular one seems somewhat... unlikely to us.

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Nick: JirkaPraha, 19.9.2008 14:51:57
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