W.H. online counterterrorism woes

W.H. online counterterrorism woes



The Internet ‘offers terrorists a variety of mediums to disseminate messages,’ a DHS study found. | AP Photo Close
By CHARLES HOSKINSON | 10/19/11 10:31 PM EDT

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66401.html

Al Qaeda lost one of its best propagandists last month with the death in Yemen of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who had engineered much of its online recruitment and messaging.

But al-Awlaki’s death in a U.S. drone strike, along with that of fellow propagandist Samir Khan, hasn’t ended the years-long problem of Islamist militant recruitment.

By the numbers

The Obama administration has made a point of trying to fight radicalization through the Internet as part of its counterterrorism strategy. But the diverse and broad network of websites and social media has proved hard to crack, and civil liberties concerns have tempered efforts to spy on communications.

“The struggle against Al Qaeda will remain, in part, a battle of ideas,” Rand Corp. analyst Seth Jones wrote in a Sept. 30 commentary for the BBC. “Al Qaeda and individuals like Awlaki may represent a fringe group of extremists, but their message must be more effectively countered. That is something drone strikes cannot do.”

Social media have been a particular problem, because users have adapted new forms of communication to fit the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use what’s known as Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin alphabet and numbers instead of the traditional Arabic alphabet, allowing them to use a standard English-language keyboard to type their messages. But there’s no standard version of Arabizi. It varies from country to country, even among groups within countries and is affected by differences in dialect.

Officials know that buried in the vast network of online communications are messages from Al Qaeda and other militant groups seeking recruits to launch terrorist attacks.
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This sounds good…except there is NO concrete DEFINITION for “other militant groups seeking recruits”.

What is so disturbing is that since the Dems took over Congres, and especially since Obama became President, the number of Internet Terrorist groups has exploded!! From 2,630 TO 6,940!! That is almost a 300% INCREASE!!

Patriots, anyone still in denial over the real threat of Global Islamic Jihad needs to pull their head out of the sand and WAKE-UP!!! This War has been waged since 629 A.D.!!! The Muslems will NOT “simply quit” if we leave them alone and cut all ties to Israel. THEY HATE US! And they are ORDERED by The Qur’an and the Hadiths to convert OR KILL ALL NON-Mulsems GLOBALLY!!! That’s YOU & ME!

 -Admin II Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.
“Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God.”  -Benjamin Franklin.

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10 Responses to W.H. online counterterrorism woes

  1. RivahMitch says:

    “This sounds good…except there is NO concrete DEFINITION for “other militant groups seeking recruits”.
    “What is so disturbing is that since the Dems took over Congres, and especially since Obama became President, the number of Internet Terrorist groups has exploded!! From 2,630 TO 6,940!! That is almost a 300% INCREASE!!”

    I definitely agree that Ismamism/Islamic FascismMuslim Brotherhood, Al Queda (by any semantic you may choose to identify it), is a vicious and pernicious enemy of those who believe in individual liberty and our western Judeo-Christian-based way of life. However, depending on the source to those numbers, I’m not sure that statistic is especially concerning. Do remember that, according to Homelend Security those of us who are veterans, or who favor the 2nd Amendment, enforcement of our immigration laws, or the defense of our borders or are guilty of other variations from the Kenyan Marxist’s orthodoxies, are now classified as “terrorists” making the groups to which we belong (including PAN?) “terrorist organizations”. Personally, I revel in such a classification from the people who are currently overseeing the semantic.

    • I’ll side with you Don, it could very well be that American Patriots make up the bulk of said increase. In that case we got the b—–ds outnumbered ;)
      Semper Fidelis; to God, Country & Corps

    • Sandi says:

      An anonymous reader writes with this news on the ACTA treaty, straight from the EFF’s release on the news:
      “On Saturday October 1st, eight countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea) signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan. Three of the participating countries (the European Union, Mexico, and Switzerland) have not yet signed the treaty, but have issued a joint statement affirming their intentions to sign it ‘as soon as practicable.’ ACTA will remain open for signature until May 2013. While the treaty’s title might suggest that it deals only with counterfeit physical goods such as medicines, it is in fact far broader in scope. ACTA contains new potential obligations for Internet intermediaries, requiring them to police the Internet and their users, which in turn pose significant concerns for citizens’ privacy, freedom of expression, and fair use rights.”
      Update: 10/20 13:24 GMT by T : As several readers have pointed out, the quoted news from the EFF describes the EU as a country;
      this article is from slashdot.com, they are already looking into regulating the internet.
      I called Darrell Issa’s office and they told me he is against this due to 1st amendment , they told me to go to http://www.thomas.gov or lis.gov and type in s968 for senate bill 968.

    • rev.larry says:

      Don,

      As DO I. I don’t want The Left to think well of me. The fact they hate, fear and loathe me- and the other 87-100 MILLION CONSERVATIVE VOTERS IN AMERICA- is a compliment to the utmost.

      BE CONSERVATIVE.
      WIN!

      -Admin II Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.
      “Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God.” -Benjamin Franklin.

  2. mike says:

    We have elected the enemy plain and simple !

  3. This is exactly the kind of propaganda that contractors use to justify large allocations of funding and our government uses to justify their current desires and efforts to regulate the internet. The biggest fear here needs to be the fear of losing more and more of your own freedom to function as a sovereign individual without fear of the evergrowing police state.

  4. Robert Neeley Sr. says:

    If terrorism has grown so much–why are our borders still open and Ice prohibits our law enforcement or border agents from apprehending the illigals. This is probably another Obummer/Judical bull s***. The News Media/Soros/ Justice Department wants us to believe these made up polls of where we retired military/law officers, etc are part of their so called terrorists listing. In today society of news professionalism — I don’t believe half of what I hear especially from the Democrats and their news media.

    • rev.larry says:

      What?!!

      You ask LOGICAL questions of LIBERAL policy?!!

      Do you expect a LIBERAL to ever give a LOGICAL answer?!

      Here, let me “channel” Liberalism for 35 seconds and see if I can give a reasonable facsimile of a LIBERAL answer:

      “Yes, we have had an increase of terrorist IN America. But it’s because you Conservatives and ‘Patriot-types’ are so intolerant that they come here. And if we closed our borders that would make them think WE LIBERALS are intolerant too and cause Terrorism to increase! it is only by appeasement and playing nice that we can win their hearts and minds.”

      OOWWWWWW! That hurt!

      UGGggh! Even pretending to be a Liberal for 35 seconds is ucky!!
      LOL!

      BE CONSERVATIVE.
      WIN!

      -Admin II Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.
      “Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God.” -Benjamin Franklin.

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