USA Civilians Killed al Qaeda on the Internet

Reposted here because Internet Anthropologist recognizes the successes of the CIIDG/Civilian Information Militia / 101st Fighting Keyboardists / Cyber Vigilantes:

USA Government missed some things during the 6 yrs GWOT.

And to be fair the Army the Military branches of the Government have done an outsanding JOB of WAR. They adapted faster than any Corporation could have, the technology they have developed and deployed is awesome.

The KIA stats as compared to WWII and Vietnam show a clear focused effective Paradigm.

The USA Military are the most successful effective corporation in the world.

In gearing up for this war ( USA is always gearing up for the next WAR, its their job ) the Government missed the Internet effect and its capabilities as a force multiplier.

The civilian population were the first to experience, observe al Qaeda on the Internet, al Qaeda were the first to adapt the WWW paradigm. We found their Internet Risks and exploited them. The Internet is a force Multiplier, but also opens a back door to al Qaeda.

Just as the Americans on the jet liner took over the plane from the hijackers.
( On 911 it was Civilians that first stepped in and confronted al Qaeda face to face. )  American civilians saw the WWW void and stepped in, stepped up to serve.

Keyboard to keyboard.

Western Blogs stepped in to counter the Propaganda war, or the Infowar, and countered the lies and propaganda.

The thing that really amazed me and was unexpected is the quality of WAR analysis from the Civilian sector.

And I want to call this the “Brilliant civilian sector“.
It included the likes of Bill Roggio,Dancho Danchev, Douglas Farah, Ray Robison, team at Counter terrorism Blog, Jamestown, Laura Mansfield, Memri, Site, and many many others.And there have been Civilians leading the effort to shut down terror sites, when it was easier for Armed forces to get an approval to bomb a house and kill everyone than an OK to take down a server. The Civilian sector stepped in and took care of it. Thinking ‘leaving up’ or ‘taking down’ terror sitesEverytime al Qaeda screwed up the civilians were there to point it out, catch them and expose it.And there is another secret civilian sector with hacking abilities that regularly report to Government agencies.  Even Civilians to be-friend the terrorist on line and report their actionsWE all fight al Qaeda to the extent of our abilities and I salute you ALL.

Gerald
Anthropologist

Distributed, independent, non-hierarchical, agile.  Our non-state actors are better than their non-state actors.   

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3 responses to “USA Civilians Killed al Qaeda on the Internet

  1. StarCMC

    Wow — I saw this quote at Gathering of Eagles and haven’t been able to verify, but I found it intriguing in light of this discussion of the media’s role in our WOT: …quote from General Giap of the Vietnam military and I urge all Americans to learn from history and take heed:

    “What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi! You had us on the ropes. If you pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your media were definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!”

  2. StarCMC

    Found it…or at least something similar….

    http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Camp/7624/Generals/giap.htm

    At that time, there were fewer than 10,000 U.S. casualties, the Vietnam War was about to end, as the NVA was prepared to accept their defeat. Then, they heard Walter Cronkite (former CBS News anchor and correspondent) on TV proclaiming the success of the Tet ’68 offensive by the communist NVA. They were completely and totally amazed at hearing that the US Embassy had been overrun. In reality, The NVA had not gained access to the Embassy–there were some VC who had been killed on the grassy lawn, but they hadn’t gained access. Further reports indicated the riots and protesting on the streets of America.

    According to Giap, these distorted reports were inspirational to the NVA. They changed their plans from a negotiated surrender and decided instead, they only needed to persevere for one more hour, day, week, month, eventually the protesters in American would help them to achieve a victory they knew they could not win on the battlefield. Remember, this decision was made at a time when the U.S. casualties were fewer than 10,000, at the end of 1967, beginning of 1968.

    Why can we NOT seem to learn from history?

  3. In a post-modernist world, history serves only to incite resentment against the rich white male slave owners who founded this horrible country and all who unjustly benefit from their exploitation.

    Some of us CAN learn from history. Some of us lived through it. Resistance to the “conventional wisdom” PC multi-culti pomo tranzie version of American history is the common bond all of us remaining patriotic nationalistic pro-victory Americans share.