Loosing the Internet WAR
Written in Spring of 2004, FOUR YEARS AGO.
but the war against radical Islamic terrorism continues, and cyberspace is among its most active fronts. The Internet is host to thousands of websites run by terrorist groups and their supporters, with Al Qaeda exerting a dominant influence on their bloodthirsty content. After September 11, as Paul Eedle observed in Jane’s Intelligence Review, Al Qaeda launched an online campaign to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world—to advance its ideology of total war with the West and discredit those few Muslim leaders who spoke out against terrorist jihad. Today, the jihadis clearly have the advantage in Islamic cyberspace: Radical Islamist websites have proliferated,....
"Al Qaeda's use of the Internet is amazing," said Rita Katz, director of the Search for International Terrorist Entities Institute, in the New York Post. "We know from ... captured Al Qaeda fighters who say they joined up through the Internet ... that this is one of the principal ways they recruit fighters and suicide bombers."................
The Editors of The New Atlantis, "Dot-Com Terrorism," The New Atlantis, Number 5, Spring 2004, pp. 91-93.
So why are there more terrorist sites on the web today than 4 uears ago?
BECAUSE THE US MILITARY HAS NOT ENGAGED THE ENEMY IN THIS DOMAIN.
THE US MILITARY DOES NOT RULE THIS DOMAIN BECAUSE THEY FEAR IT, EVEN THOUGH THE TECHNOLOGY, AND MANPOWER IS AVAILABLE TO DOMINATE THE WWW.
A junior officers should be assigned to every General officer to educate them on an ongoing daily basis.
FOUR YEARS AND AL QAEDA'S C2 HAS GOTTEN STRONGER WITH EVEN MORE WEBSITES.
THIS WILL COME TO HAUNT THIS GWOT.