A number of readers have written suggesting that one of the ladies from our counterfeiting story is possibly the infamous Flat Fatima. I've posted a composite of both photos here, and from where I'm sitting, I don't think it's the same person. A number of facial features don't seem to be a matchâmost notably, the deep eye sockets in our Counterfeit Woman. Anyone disagree?
Hat tip to reader Helene, who pointed this out to me at 14:59 EST today. An honorable mention to commenter Unbeliever, who also raised the question. Blogger Allahpundit was way ahead of me on publishing this one, as usual!
(A belated hat tip to commenter aemme, who first posted this theory on 19-Aug at 17:39 EST!)