May 24, 2012
After melodramatically thanking “brave Navy SEALS and Night Stalkers” for killing a CIA-created terrorist who died of natural causes more than a decade ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience at the International Special Forces Gala in Tampa that the State Department is hacking al-Qaeda.
Clinton said her “experts” have pulled a fast one on al-Qaeda in Yemen by hacking their recruitment ads. “Our team plastered the same sites with altered versions of the ads that showed the toll al-Qaeda attacks have taken on the Yemeni people,” Clinton bragged.
In response, she insisted, “Extremists are publicly venting their frustration and asking supporters not to believe everything they read on the Internet.”
It is not clear how many Yemenis are recruited via the internet, although common sense would indicate it can’t possibly be many. It is one of the poorest nations in the Arab world with a per capita income of $2,500 in 2007.
“Patrolling the web and using social media and other tools to expose al-Qaeda’s contradictions and abuses, including its continuing brutal attacks on Muslim civilians,” Clinton said.
According to Fox News, Madame Secretary Clinton said her cyber maneuver at the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications in residence at the State Department was launched by an interagency group of specialists, including diplomats, special operators and intelligence analysts. From there experts patrol Facebook and the like to counter al-Qaeda’s attempts to recruit new followers.
Yemen is the latest focus in the never-ending war against phantom terrorists. The United States government says the “foiled” (or absurdly incompetent) Christmas 2009 underwear bomber was supposedly staged from there. It was said to have been directed by a former Pentagon dinner guest who was later killed by one of Obama’s illegal drones. Yemen was also said to be responsible for the crackpot printer cartridge terror attack and the latest cartoonish underwear bomber non-attack that was admittedly a CIA ruse.