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(The Daily Beast)   Oh you think its so easy being a CIA analyst. Well, you try to analyzing data from all over in different...wait, Al Qaeda has a Facebook page?   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 59
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2012-10-02 04:48:13 PM
"Bomb Threat Evacuates Washington DC Metro - Mohammed and 7 others LIKE this"
 
2012-10-02 04:53:17 PM
"Ugh. FML! I hate today"
- "Oh, no. What's wrong, girl!?"
 
2012-10-02 04:53:43 PM
They must've been too busy drawing the wrong conclusions about Admiral Halsey.
 
2012-10-02 04:56:31 PM
OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) is widely recognized as a discipline of the intelligence community.

Al Qaeda wants to be seen as the best chance for a fair government in the middle east. Classically their propaganda was that since the people of the mid-east were oppressed by horrible dictators, all of which were lackeys of America (and thus Israel), their only chance for freedom was violent jihad so AQ could help usher in a new Islamic Caliphate (i.e. a new dictator, but this one being a blatant Sunni Islam theocracy claiming to be the heir to Mohammed).

The Arab Spring basically gutted that narrative. It showed that dictators could fall without bloody revolutions (Tunisia and Egypt) and that even violent revolution could succeed without it being a theocratic jihad (Libya). The fact that social media was used to catalyze these revolution was not lost on AQ.

For a short while, they tried a magazine called Inspire, including features such as instructions in bombmaking and how to convert a pickup truck into a bladed death machine meant to drive through crowds and mow them down. The Al Qaeda magazine kind of flopped. Not the least of which was that it probably had more readers in the law enforcement, military, and intelligence communities than among its target audience.

AQ trying to use Facebook is them trying to catch up with the world changing around them, and subvert people who want a peaceful revolution into signing on to join AQ, or at least not oppose them. The thing is, they step into social media, they step out of the shadows, and into cyberspace where they are more easily tracked, and it is a goldmine for OSINT collection and for our cyberwarfare operators.
 
2012-10-02 04:57:08 PM
The Bush administration gutted the CIA, all the good analysts left, and they hired a bunch of inexperienced MURKA yahoos with no intelligence. They also pushed out the CIA and gave all the power to the sitting administration and the DoD. The Pentagon runs the show, the CIA is now their support detachment rather than a separate civilian intelligence agency like it was designed (for a reason)

Just one more militarization of government, the military industrial complex knows no limits. And watch out if you try standing in the way.
 
2012-10-02 04:57:23 PM

Counter_Intelligent: They must've been too busy drawing the wrong conclusions about Admiral Halsey.


He had to have a berth?
 
2012-10-02 04:58:16 PM
They suck. They got a dog, and the farking dog sent me a friend request.
 
2012-10-02 04:58:19 PM

Silverstaff: For a short while, they tried a magazine called Inspire, including features such as instructions in bombmaking and how to convert a pickup truck into a bladed death machine meant to drive through crowds and mow them down. The Al Qaeda magazine kind of flopped. Not the least of which was that it probably had more readers in the law enforcement, military, and intelligence communities than among its target audience.


I heard Oprah had the same problem.
 
2012-10-02 05:00:04 PM
Shortened the name to make it snappier - little known fact, Facebomb used to be The Face Bomb.
 
2012-10-02 05:00:40 PM
So whistle blowers are cool now? I thought they were traitors. GOP has me confused.
 
2012-10-02 05:01:00 PM
Enhance..... Enhance.....
 
2012-10-02 05:03:40 PM
When is FB going to initiate that "UNLIKE" button?
 
2012-10-02 05:07:10 PM
Al Queada is in a relationship with Mr. #2.

BOOM HEADSHOT.

Al Queada updated their relationship status to "it's complicated"
 
2012-10-02 05:07:23 PM
I just opened an alt FB account as "Martyr" and wow, I am tagged in 2,344 pics already.
 
2012-10-02 05:07:36 PM
But what does their farm look like?
 
2012-10-02 05:08:12 PM

prekrasno: When is FB going to initiate that "UNLIKE" button?


there already is UNLIKE. It appears after you click LIKE.
 
2012-10-02 05:08:54 PM

Counter_Intelligent: They must've been too busy drawing the wrong conclusions about Admiral Halsey.


Halsey acted stupidly.
 
2012-10-02 05:09:23 PM

probesport: Counter_Intelligent: They must've been too busy drawing the wrong conclusions about Admiral Halsey.

He had to have a berth?


WHERE
BERTH CERTIFICT
WHE


/Got nothing
//Halsey?
 
2012-10-02 05:09:32 PM

intelligent comment below: The Bush administration gutted the CIA, all the good analysts left, and they hired a bunch of inexperienced MURKA yahoos with no intelligence. They also pushed out the CIA and gave all the power to the sitting administration and the DoD. The Pentagon runs the show, the CIA is now their support detachment rather than a separate civilian intelligence agency like it was designed (for a reason)

Just one more militarization of government, the military industrial complex knows no limits. And watch out if you try standing in the way.


4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?
 
2012-10-02 05:09:58 PM
Off to pick up Semtex from Samir and a vest from JC Pennys, then who knows? YOLO!
 
2012-10-02 05:10:23 PM
And a great shudder was felt throughout the universe as millions of pre-teen girls worldwide roll their eyes and whine in concert: "SEE?? Even AL QAEDA gets to have a Facebook page!!"

/Not AlQaeda's Mom
//If I was...
 
2012-10-02 05:12:48 PM

pedobearapproved: 4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?



How can 0bama counter the career officers at the Pentagon? How can he counter the lobbyists at defense contractors?
 
2012-10-02 05:14:03 PM

Silverstaff: For a short while, they tried a magazine called Inspire, including features such as instructions in bombmaking and how to convert a pickup truck into a bladed death machine meant to drive through crowds and mow them down.


Huh. I actually kinda want to see that, like in a horror movie or something.

Okay, movie pitch -- US soldier and al Qaeda bombmaker have to survive in Afghanistan -- in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Hijinks ensue!

/Hi CIA -- just a joke, okay? We cool?
 
2012-10-02 05:19:41 PM
Facebook for the the guys, Niqabspace for the babes.
 
2012-10-02 05:21:31 PM
*Pokes Muhammad.*
 
2012-10-02 05:25:10 PM
O. M. A. You other terrists are sooo stuupid! You know who I'm talking about.
 
2012-10-02 05:26:35 PM
www.manning.com
http://search.cpan.org/~smrz/Encode-Arabic-1.16/Arabic.pm

print "\nNo Problem";

now if we could only get the CIA/FBI to monitor our politicians more often. Just think of the amount of US currency being held hostage in domestic appliances.
 
2012-10-02 05:31:22 PM
I wouldn't trust their FB page. They trick all the girls into thinking they're terrorists.
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
/they really work at Shwarma King
 
2012-10-02 05:34:03 PM

namegoeshere: And a great shudder was felt throughout the universe as millions of pre-teen girls worldwide roll their eyes and whine in concert: "SEE?? Even AL QAEDA gets to have a Facebook page!!"

/Not AlQaeda's Mom
//If I was...


Listen here young lady, if Al Qaeda jumped off a bridge I suppose you would too, missy? hmm?
 
2012-10-02 05:43:43 PM

Sneakernets: So whistle blowers are cool now? I thought they were traitors. GOP has me confused.


I'll start paying attention when these whistleblowers have names and aren't just "anonymous sources".
 
2012-10-02 05:53:01 PM
They are really good at Mafia Wars
 
2012-10-02 05:54:50 PM
 
2012-10-02 06:06:50 PM

intelligent comment below: pedobearapproved: 4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?


How can 0bama counter the career officers at the Pentagon? How can he counter the lobbyists at defense contractors?


By doing the right thing and risk being a one-term president.
 
2012-10-02 06:22:39 PM
So do all th people who own stock in Facebook realize that they are aiding and abetting terrorism?
 
2012-10-02 06:55:17 PM

I_C_Weener: They are really good at Mafia Wars


Yeah, but every time I go to help them harvest crops on their farm I step on an IED.
 
2012-10-02 06:55:19 PM
Yeah, Al Kaeda, Al Kayda, Owl Qweda...you know, those guys.
 
2012-10-02 07:07:05 PM

Rindred: By doing the right thing and risk being a one-term president.



I asked specifically *how* he can, not wishful feel good comments.
 
2012-10-02 07:20:56 PM

Arkanaut: Silverstaff: For a short while, they tried a magazine called Inspire, including features such as instructions in bombmaking and how to convert a pickup truck into a bladed death machine meant to drive through crowds and mow them down.

Huh. I actually kinda want to see that, like in a horror movie or something.

Okay, movie pitch -- US soldier and al Qaeda bombmaker have to survive in Afghanistan -- in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Hijinks ensue!

/Hi CIA -- just a joke, okay? We cool?


Check out "Osombie" on IMDB, looks like a really fantastic movie. No doubt plot and acting are top notch.
 
2012-10-02 07:25:45 PM
ERMAGERD!!!!! ERL QUERDA FERCEBOOK PERGE!!!!!!
/amindoinitrite?
 
2012-10-02 07:34:10 PM

Kellner21: Counter_Intelligent: They must've been too busy drawing the wrong conclusions about Admiral Halsey.

Halsey acted stupidly.


Hey, in all seriousness, my Grandpa was a LT-jg beach master at Leyte and always called Halsey "Admiral Hump-head".
Also, he called Hubert Humphrey "Hubert Horatio Hump-head". Not sure if that helps.
 
2012-10-02 07:41:31 PM

intelligent comment below: pedobearapproved: 4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?


How can 0bama counter the career officers at the Pentagon? How can he counter the lobbyists at defense contractors?


Huh. Intelligent comment below. That's blatant false advertising, mister!
 
2012-10-02 07:47:46 PM

Kit Fister: intelligent comment below: pedobearapproved: 4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?


How can 0bama counter the career officers at the Pentagon? How can he counter the lobbyists at defense contractors?

Huh. Intelligent comment below. That's blatant false advertising, mister!



You sure showed me with your facts to refute what I said
 
2012-10-02 07:48:21 PM

intelligent comment below: Rindred: By doing the right thing and risk being a one-term president.


I asked specifically *how* he can, not wishful feel good comments.


Well, as a counter point, the CIA that was "gutted" was a morass of beaurocracy and feifdoms that really didn't work together all that well. Plus, you had more red tape involved in getting actionable intel to the eyes of the people that needed than involved in getting disability if you're white with a legitimate injury.

Not that shifting things around to make military intelligence the primary focus (and all the hooey from the whole director of national intelligence, etc.) Did much to ebbe the pissing contests, but it kinda sorta streamlined things.

Now, if the US didn't feel the need to have 26 separate intelligence gathering organizations (not including the NYPD), maybe having it all handled under one or two roofs would make things better, with a lot less required to get from raw intel to action.
 
2012-10-02 07:49:09 PM

intelligent comment below: Kit Fister: intelligent comment below: pedobearapproved: 4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?


How can 0bama counter the career officers at the Pentagon? How can he counter the lobbyists at defense contractors?

Huh. Intelligent comment below. That's blatant false advertising, mister!


You sure showed me with your facts to refute what I said


So, I can't make a joke about your name without you getting butthurt? Okay...
 
2012-10-02 08:07:23 PM
Not the brightest matches in the box, those turrst.
 
2012-10-02 08:27:52 PM
i2.listal.com
 
2012-10-02 09:17:18 PM

Kit Fister: intelligent comment below: Kit Fister: intelligent comment below: pedobearapproved: 4 years ago. If it was so badly done why wouldn't Obama put it back?


How can 0bama counter the career officers at the Pentagon? How can he counter the lobbyists at defense contractors?

Huh. Intelligent comment below. That's blatant false advertising, mister!


You sure showed me with your facts to refute what I said

So, I can't make a joke about your name without you getting butthurt? Okay...


ICB is a straight up troll and not worth the effort. He's not bad at the trolling, but a troll nonetheless.
 
2012-10-02 09:51:06 PM
It was a terrorist attack! It was planned! Our embassy was overun! Our Ambassador was slaughtered! Americans died! obama didn't understand or care about the warning signs because it went against the narrative and interfered with his campaigning. He could've beefed up security, but he failed.

The only people that fell for the dopey movie story were the obamorons. How's it feel being lied to, AGAIN, by your child king libs. When are you dems going to start asking real questions? How long until you take your heads out if the sand?
 
2012-10-02 10:19:09 PM
This sounds like an fun thing to "Like" for others who don't lock their PC.
 
2012-10-02 10:45:30 PM
i278.photobucket.com
 
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