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I've read about the missing Article 11 in the Arabic version before and I see now that there's a note about it at Wikipedia.

From the Wikipedia page for the Treaty of Tripoli, Translation and Article 11:

"The translation of the Treaty of Tripoli by Barlow has been found faulty, and there is doubt whether Article 11 in the English version of the treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate corresponds to anything of the same purport in the Arabic version."

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This adds to the mystery although it doesn't change the fact that the U.S. ratified the English version with Article 11 in it.

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:21:00 UTC | #573563