July 20, 2010
It was not copyright violations that prompted the hosting service Burst.net to pull more than 73,000 blogs offline earlier this month. It was al-Qaeda, the phony terror group created by the CIA.
|FBI Director Robert Mueller told a House Appropriations subcommittee in March that radical Islamist websites pose a threat to the United States.|
“The site was shut down after FBI agents informed executives of Burst.net, Blogetery’s Web host, late on July 9 that links to al-Qaeda materials were found on Blogetery’s servers, Joe Marr, chief technology officer for Burst.net,” told CNET. “Sources close to the investigation say that included in those materials were the names of American citizens targeted for assassination by al-Qaeda. Messages from Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the terrorist organization, as well as bomb-making tips, were also allegedly found on the server.”
The FBI did not order Burst.net to pull the plug. Marr said a Burst.net employee erred in telling Blogetery’s operator and members of the media that the FBI had ordered it to terminate Blogetery’s service. He said Burst.net did that on its own, according to CNET.
Another site was taken down following the shuttering of Blogetery. Ipbfree.com, a platform for message boards, was removed within days of Blogetery. So far there is no explanation why Ipbfree.com was denied service.
“Many speculated that the FBI was using the Patriot Act to silence bloggers. But Marr emphasized that the FBI has never ordered Burst.net to stop service to any site it hosts without a court order and that the vast majority of Burst.net’s communication with the federal government has involved agents serving warrants related to terrorist or child porn investigations,” CNET continues.
Marr said the blogging platform was yanked because because bomb-making tips and a “hit list” are a violation of Burst.net’s terms of service.
The FBI, however, did invoke 18 USC 2702, a portion of federal law that allows providers to voluntarily disclose information to police. Under the law the FBI has the “right” to ask that a service provider to turn over information immediately — without a court order — when the agency has reason to believe that lives may be threatened. The request also compels an ISP not to discuss the investigation, according to CNET.
CNET reports that a source with knowledge of the investigation said material allegedly found on Blogetery’s server is connected to an online magazine called “Inspire” that supposedly recruits al-Qaeda patsies. The online magazine is reportedly edited by Samir Khan, a 24-year-old North Carolina man who moved to Yemen last October. Fox News reported that an article posted on the site was entitled “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”
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In March of this year FBI Director Robert Mueller told a House Appropriations subcommittee that radical Islamist websites pose a threat to the United States. “FBI agents are attempting to head off traditional means of radicalization within American prisons or in small pockets in certain US communities. But Mueller said the hardest to counter is the militant international dialogue underway on pro-Al Qaeda websites,” the Christian Science Monitor reported. “The one that is most worrisome is the Internet,” Mueller testified.
The late Osama bin Laden was a documented CIA asset. The phrase “al-Qaeda” (the Base) was originally a computer file containing information on thousands of Mujahideen fighters who were recruited and trained by the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI with funding and support from Saudi Arabia, according to the late British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook.
In 2008, the BBC aired a documentary, “The Power of Nightmares,” featuring top CIA officials admitting that al-Qaeda is a fabrication designed to frightened the public into supporting a bogus global war on manufactured terror.
A number of purported al-Qaeda websites are hosted in the United States. Phoenix-based CrystalTech Web Hosting Inc. removed a popular forum for “Islamic terrorists and their sympathizers” in 2008, according to the Arizona Republic. Another “Islamic terrorist” website, alneda.com, was hosted by a company in Maryland that tracked back to Texas.
In April of 2009, the Washington Post published an article reporting the Taliban had boasted about killing coalition forces in Afghanistan from a website hosted by ThePlanet in Houston, Texas. “For more than a year, the militant group used the site to rally its followers and keep a running tally of suicide bombings, rocket attacks and raids against U.S. and allied troops,” the newspaper reported.
The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban and provided support through the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI.
A Department of Homeland Security document leaked to the alternative media last year reveals that the government considers patriot groups, returning veterans, and militia groups to be the primary “terrorist” threat within the United States.