The NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated a copy of an audio recording of Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri released by Al-Qaida’s official As-Sahab Media Wing on June 4, titled “On the Anniversary of the Disaster - A Call to Help Our People in Gaza.” During the recording, al-Zawahiri once again called upon “the sons of the Islamic nation [to] break the chains of the treacherous regimes and the impotent authorities [surrounding Israel] and set forth to join the battle and aid the mujahideen.” Dr. al-Zawahiri directed a specific call to “my Muslim brothers in Sinai: help your brothers in Gaza. Join in their battles… and if they start to break down the wall of betrayal, join them.” Al-Zawahiri also appealed to Palestinian Muslims to “increase your martyrdom operations, your rockets, and your ambushes... Keep to your Qurans and your battle trenches, and do not abandon the mission of establishing the rule of Islamic law.”
Pakistanis - you can take action against the hirabi extremists!
Why do we work to defeat violent religious extremism?
1. It threatens the Pakistani people. The Taliban and al Qaeda kill more Pakistanis than Americans these days. They bring their wars and murders into the cities and towns. Whatever they say, they are lawless thugs, with political goals. Their betrayal of the melmastia of the Pashtun, to save their own skins, paints a picture of their true nature.
Militants are waiting in the wings to take advantage of political upheaval in Pakistan. While trying to manipulate public opinion with religious mouthings, they hide among the people, bringing danger, death and dishonor wherever they go.
Then they will force me to grow a beard, take away my music, and surround me with religious police.
2. It threatens Pakistan politically.
Much of the world looks askance upon a nation that harbors mass murderers and criminals. The terrorists want to force Pakistan into enmity with both the West and the East. But Pakistan needs good relations with the world to continue economic growth. We don't need isolation and theatrics, but stability and commerce, to build on the gains we have made.
The best way to keep America out of Pakistan's business is to defeat violent extremism. If you dislike America, that doesn't make the Taliban and al Qaeda good citizens of Pakistan. It is cutting off your own nose to allow your enemy shelter just to spite America. The extremists now threaten Pakistan more than America.
As long as the Taliban and al Qaeda find a safe haven in Pakistan, America will hover around the borders and dabble in Pakistani politics. So far America sends only unmanned weapons into the tribal areas. But in political chaos, this could change.
Think twice when you see or read news media accounts. Militants think us fools to be manipulated. Will the politicians stand up for the dead, or the widows and orphans, who are Pakistanis also? Do you understand American anger at being attacked on 9-11? Our people are being bombed and murdered, parts of our land are controlled by fear - and I feel rage at the killers of Islamabad and Lahore.
It is publicly claimed that 80 to 90% of terror attacks can be traced back to Pakistan. The Pakistani arrested with explosives for an attack on Spain shames me. The 2200 pounds of explosives siezed in Rawalpindi yesterday could have blown my daughter to bits. My son enjoys videos - they blew up a video store in Peshawar. Will the next video store bombing get my son? The people in Mardan simply happened to be near a bakery that supplied the military. If the only choice is to live a timid life to avoid offending the criminals, then though I am no soldier or hero, I will find a way to fight back. That is why I am here. I don't know if Gerald can influence the corruption but I am willing to help make it public. Thank you for this oppurtunity.
JERUSALEM - An Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites looks “unavoidable” given the apparent failure of sanctions to deny Tehran technology with bomb-making potential, one of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s deputies said Friday.
“If Iran continues with its program for developing nuclear weapons, we will attack it. The sanctions are ineffective,” Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz told the mass-circulation Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.
“Attacking Iran, in order to stop its nuclear plans, will be unavoidable,” said the former army chief who has also been defense minister.
It will take mission over mechanism to function against today's adversaries.
The U.S. intelligence community must centralize both collection and analysis to most effectively leverage technical and analytic expertise. Restructuring the intelligence community as a technical core of collection capabilities, surrounded by an analytic corps organized by areas of responsibility, would improve efficiency, depth and transparency of intelligence analysis.
Developing as well as sustaining an intelligence capability that will protect this country in the 21st century requires adapting to the changing threat at the organizational level. The intelligence community that won the Cold War is not prepared for today's asymmetric warfare. Today's approach of dividing it into agencies that are largely defined by their collection mechanisms creates barriers to coordination, cooperation and information-sharing. Our stovepiped bureaucracy is not flexible nor fast enough to cope with the innovations of proliferating global adversaries.
In this age of asymmetric warfare, intelligence is synonymous with national defense. Terrorist adversaries are too dispersed to destroy and too fanatical to deter. The best hope for national security is accurate, timely, accessible information and actionable analysis. The intelligence community must be organized by mission—not collection mechanism—to fully utilize technical proficiency and analytic expertise.
Currently, the community is divided into an alphabet soup of organizations, with key agencies focusing on single-collection disciplines, or "-INT." The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) specializes in human intelligence (HUMINT); the National Security Agency (NSA) specializes in signals intelligence (SIGINT); the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) specializes in imagery intelligence (IMINT) and its products; and so forth. This focus on function has enabled each agency to develop and refine the technologies and best practices associated with its particular collection capability. But the challenge of asymmetric warfare calls for a different organizational design. A reorganization would inject energy into existing analytic resources.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx GRAY INTEL We all have heard of OSINT and Black intel ( HUMINT and SIGNT ), but there is also a range of Intelligence on the Internet that is GRAY, Just out of reach of OSINT but available if you know how to get it. It is not HUMINT or SIGINT. It is there, and not quite invisible, its Gray. But requires some expertise to acquire it.
Internet Intelligence will become part of force protection, any where in the world there is war, war will have a layer of Internet as part of the war domain.
US Military is in dire need of a high security Intelligence Dump with strings to originators. Where everything is fed into a data base, based on security levels. It is high risk, high reward paradigm, but in view of the High risks by the 1% possibilities ( Nuclear ), our current intelligence sharing paradigm HAS NOT improved much over pre 911 methods. And it still lacks a feedback loup for the Intelligence collectors, a quality rating or desirability rating. Field operators, just forward what they suspect is actionable, without much guidance on quality.
My estimate based on OSINT and and the WAR, places Intel collection and action at around 70% effectiveness.
The Paradigms are there for much higher effectiveness, but needs leadership and force to implement them.
An Agency with holding high value Intel for security reasons, or lack of recognition of Intel value ( another form of Gray Intel, unrecognized Intel ) will be the cause of missing that 1% probability high damage attack. Same as pre 911 conditions. The Intel was there to prevent 911, but was not circulated/shared or recognized. It was Gray. And feed back was negative about the intel collected ,USA did have it, but because the analysts never saw it till after 911, and it wasn't shared , feedback was incorrect. And there still isn't an effective feed back loup.
A feild operator can collect a key piece of actionable Intel and it gets passed up many levels to the 'End users', where it is very effective, without the originator ever knowing its value or desirability.
Its a dumb waiter system, food goes just one way, maybe there should be some feed coming back to the Field operator, "MORE", LESS, GREAT, OK, 5 STARS, ONE STAR.
Image via WikipediaPak govt to release 64 Taliban militants
By Our Pakistan Correspondent
June 6: The Pakistan government has agreed to release 64 militants loyal to Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah, popularly referred to as Mulla Radio, as part of a peace deal with the local Taliban.
The North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) government has agreed to free detained Taliban militants loyal to Maulana Fazlullah in three phases, with at least 64 militants to be released in the first phase, a government official said.
The new deal is the follow-up of an accord struck between the Swat Taliban and the government last month.
In the 15-point deal reached last month, the militants agreed to halt suicide attacks and bombing on security forces and government installations. In exchange, the government promised the release of local Taliban militants arrested during military operations and imposition of Nizam-e-Adl.
(justice system) in Malkand division.
Pakistani troops also agreed to withdraw from the restive South Waziristan areas when local Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud will free captured Army and paramilitary personnel.
Suicide bomber, 10 yr old Girl, choses to kill only herself
This isn't her but you get the Idea. G 10-Year-Old Al-Qaeda Girl Carries Out Suicide Bombing In Iraq
An Iraqi security source reports that Al-Qaeda sent a 10-year-old girl to carry out a suicide bombing at an Al-Sahwa (Awakening) forces building in a village north of Ba'aqubah, Iraq.
The girl blew herself up near the building but no one else was wounded.
The Iraqi website Alnajafnews noted that Al-Qaeda's use of children for suicide operations, which follows its use of women and mentally ill individuals, attests to the bankruptcy of the organization and to the fact that it can no longer influence anyone but children.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx There is a strong probability she chose to blow up where she would hurt no one else. As she would have been given specific instructions to blow herself up in a group of people. The 10 yr old GIRL had more courage, and morals then all the al Qaeda in Iraq together. They have no shame or Honor. May Allah bless the 10 yr old girl and burn those in hell that sent her.
Asking the Lord to accept. نطلب الى الرب ان يقبل. The overall objective of this bulletin : Brothers and sisters urged to publish this article to relatives and friends, and in the mosques, and every person standing on the Internet Through the printing and distribution of the bulletin, and read on boards and also through sent by e-mail and e-mail Different groups, and chat rooms. يتمثل الهدف العام لهذه النشرة : حث الاخوة والاخوات على نشر هذه المادة على الاقارب والاصدقاء ، وفي المساجد ، ولكل شخص الداءمه على شبكة الانترنت من خلال طباعة وتوزيع النشرة ، ويقرأ في المجالس وايضا من خلال بعث بها البريد الالكتروني والبريد الالكتروني المجموعات المختلفة ، وغرف الدردشه. , and other ideas that have the positive impact ، وغيرها من الافكار التي لها تأثير ايجابي
EMAIL ME TELL ME THE NAME OF THE PERSON BEHIND THIS. EMAIL ADDRESS: INTERNETANTHROPOLOGISTTT AT GMAIL.COM
Allah said : (Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will, of a surety, grant them in the land, inheritance (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion -the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: 'They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me. 'If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked.) 55,AlNOOR. قال الله : (ولقد وعد الله ، لانك من بين اولئك الذين آمنوا وعملوا الصالحات ، وانه سيقوم ، من كضمان او منحهم حق في الارض ، والميراث (السلطة) ، كما انه يمنح لها الذين من قبلهم ؛ انه ستنشئ السلطة في دينهم واحد - التي اختار لها ؛ وانه سيتغير (دولتهم) ، وبعد الخوف الذي (عاش) ، الى واحد من الأمن والسلام : 'انهم سوف العبادة لي (وحدها (وليس معي اي شيء المنتسبين. 'هل وجدت كفروا بعد هذا ، فهي متمرده والاشرار.) 55 ، النور.
Pakistan's foreign minister says government peace deals with pro-Taliban militants are aimed at establishing a "peaceful coexistence" with the groups. VOA's Barry Newhouse reports from Islamabad that Shah Mehmood Qureshi also said critics of the deal are "cynical."....
"When we talk of peace, we also have to tell our friends, who at times are cynical about the peace negotiations that Pakistan has undertaken," said Qureshi. "Look at the spirit behind that negotiation. The spirit is not capitulation, the spirit is not compromise, the spirit is peaceful coexistence." ( Sell out, Cowardly, Tali were to give up foreigners, haven't and they won't. Even say they will continue attacks in Afghan. G )
Pakistan's border tribal regions, named FATA, are populated by fiercely independent tribes that have long opposed any central government control.
But Qureshi says many people in the region have been caught in the crossfire between Taliban militants and the Pakistani army and the locals now mainly want peace.
(THEY HAVE BEEN LONG ABUSED BY THE TALIBAN, 108 TRIBAL LEADERS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THE TALIBAN. G )
The foreign minister said if the government can win over residents by bringing peace through dialogue and, if necessary, military force - officials can try to end the regions' economic and political isolation.
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Our Washington sources report that president George W. Bush is closer than ever before to ordering a limited missile-air bombardment of the IRGC-al Qods Brigade’s installations in Iran. It is planned to target training camps and the munitions factories pumping fighters, missiles and roadside bombs to the Iraqi insurgency, Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza.
the arrogant [powers] of the world must be destroyed.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Our beloved Imam [Khomeini], you commanded that the arrogant [powers] of the world must be destroyed. You commanded that the global rule of hegemony must be removed. I'd like to say that thanks to your illuminating presence, thanks to your guidance, thanks to your ardent and divine words, thanks to the continuance of your illuminating rule, and thanks to the steadfastness of the Iranian people, today, the cruel and arrogant [powers] have reached a total dead end, and thanks to God, the countdown for the decline of America's demonic power has begun."
Geeze, the most arrogant power is Iran, let his will be done, but destroying Iran seems a bit much. Just take out every tank in Iran for the IEDs they sent to Iraq, and the nuke stuff and all C2.
Will Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be in cross hairs? The count down has begun.
.....A friend of mine at the White House complained to me the other day that the Bush administration and the Pentagon until this day believe we are fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq.
They ignore the fact that although a handful of Osama bin Laden's followers showed up in Iraq after the invasion, in a futile attempt to hijack the Sunni resistance, al-Qaeda is not the main enemy in that country.
It should be clear by now, but apparently it isn't: al-Qaeda is an idea, a way of thinking. Al-Qaeda thinks the world is divided between believers and nonbelievers, and the believers are divinely obliged to destroy the nonbelievers.....
Using his own argument he is not consistent, "al-Qaeda is an idea, a way of thinking." Then if someone is thinking that way they are al Qaeda by his own definition.
I just don't know what to say, the post denys all the facts. "al qaeda in Iraq" the groups name says it all. Have they for got Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's beheadings, or the letters fro Bin Laden to Z. The announcements from al Qaeda about their ops in Iraq. These statements about al Qaeda not being in Iraq are not related to reality, news or critical thinking. Now that they have been beaten back someone denys they were there?
Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned that the Hezbollah resistance movement is the greatest threat to US national security. Hezbollah is known or suspected to have been involved in numerous terror attacks against the U.S., Israel or other Western targets, and includes the 1983 suicide truck bombings in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. Marines at their barracks and 58 at the French military barracks. Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Britain believe Hezbollah cells may use their computer expertise and capabilities to launch cyber attacks.
A 2002 CIA report warned a number of terrorist groups are beginning to plan attacks on western computer networks. The report went on to say that al-Qaeda and Hezbollah were becoming more adept at using the internet and computer technologies. In more recent reports they name Sunni extremists Hezbollah and Aleph as groups believed to be developing cyber terrorism plans. For terrorist groups, cyber weapons are cheap, easy to acquire and difficult to detect or track and are quickly becoming a common weapon in their arsenal.
While Hezbollah's capabilities to launch such an attack are questionable, the intelligence community in U.S., Britain and Israeli are taking the threat seriously. Why, because Hezbollah showed its increasing technological sophistication and capabilities during its war with Israel back in 2006. Once Israel began bombing Hezbollah targets, the intelligence sources say cyber space began. While intelligence analysts are convinced conventional terror remains Hezbollah's main strategy and weapon, some believe that it could activate sleeper cells in order to open a second front in cyber space. Intelligence sources know that terrorist groups including Hezbollah, the Abu Nidal Organization, and UBL's Al-Qeida Organization are using computerized files, email, and encryption to support their operations.
Hezbollah Profile (AKA Hizbollah, Hizbu'llah) Established In the 1980s Home Base: Lebanon, but it also has cells in North/South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Support: Iran and Syria provide substantial organizational, training and financing. Orientation: Hezbollah is a radical Iranian-backed Lebanese Islamic Shiite group Funding: estimated at $60 million annually Size: Hezbollah's core consists of several thousand militants and activists Equipment: Hezbollah possesses up-to-date information technologies - broadband wireless networks and computers. Cyber Capabilities: Global Rating in Cyber Capabilities -- Tied at Number 37
Hezbollah has been able to engage in fiber optic cable tapping, enabling data interception and the hijacking of Internet and communication connections. Cyber Warfare Budget: $935,000 USD Offensive Cyber Capabilities: 3.1 (1 = Low, 3 = Moderate and 5 = Significant) Cyber Weapons Rating: Basic -- but developing intermediate capabilities Web Site: http://www.hizbollah.org or www.hizballah.org Ties: Hezbollah has close ties with Iran. Many believe that Hezbollah is a surrogate for the Iranian army Fact: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared May 8, 2008 that the Shiite militant group's communications network is its most important weapon, and that the government's decision to target the network was tantamount to a declaration of war. In Hezbollah's view, its communications technology is just as essential for the group's survival as its missiles.
Hezbollah is on the U.S. State Department's list of terrorist organizations. The FBI says it now considers Hezbollah operatives more capable and robust than even Al Qaeda terrorists. With Hezbollah's interest in developing advanced cyber weapons, their capabilities will continue to increase. As we have seen, the proliferation of cyber weapons is rapidly expanding and no longer limited to nation states and organized criminal groups. The cyber arms club now includes terrorist groups. Using new hacking techniques, taking advantage of security vulnerabilities and using simple proven cyber attack methods, terrorists have the capability to attack us in way not seen before. Key infrastructure systems that include utilities, banking, media/TV systems, telecommunications and air traffic control systems have already been compromised. No one knows if cyber terrorists created trap doors and left logic bombs allowing them to easily bypass security systems and disrupt our critical infrastructure in coordination with traditional style attacks.
Arguh ther be Whalers huntin fer the CEO's hide and gut$.
They be using a tax court Email fer the bait and Spear him hard n fast, if he takes the bait.
Chuming with: Notice of Deficiency Fake VeriSign certificates.
Spears be: certificate for a root CA (certificate authority)
The active.php page attempts to install an ActiveX control. The ActiveX control comes packaged as a Microsoft CAB file. The CAB file is signed with a certificate fraudulently using the name Adobe Systems Incorporated, issued by the CA represented by the bogus VeriSign certificate.
Rhifrem Trojan, also known as Fireming,
klog: keylogger data
Who be these Whaling pirates? 126.96.36.199, a virtual hosting server in IP address space administered by China Network Communications Group in Beijing. DNS for the domain was provided by "4everdns" nameservers in Beijing and Shanghai.
If you be lampooned be contacting yer legal Maties not GreenPeace.
Image via WikipediaIslamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband issued a fatwa against terrorism on Saturday, stating Islam had come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace. In February, Darul-Uloom denounced terrorism for the first time....
Saturday's fatwa, signed by Darul-Uloom's grand mufti Habibur Rehman, asserts that ''Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form''.
Citing the ''sinister campaign'' to malign ''Islamic faith…by linking terrorism with Islam and distorting the meanings of Quranic verses and Prophet traditions'', Mahmood Asad Madani, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, had wanted Deoband to spell out the stand of Islam on world peace. The fatwa, issued before a huge gathering of Muslims at Delhi's Ramlila Ground for the Anti-Terrorism and Global Peace Conference, went on to say, ''It is proved from clear guidelines provided in the Holy Quran that allegations of terrorism against a religion which preaches and guarantees world peace is nothing but a lie.
The religion of Islam has come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace. Allah knows best.''
New Delhi: The fatwa call against terrorism by Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband was the highlight of the conference held in Delhi, which was addressed by Jamiat chief and Darul-Uloom's deputy rector Hazrat Maulana Qari Sayed Mohammed Usman.
He called the conference historic as Muslims of different sects and ideologies — including Nadwatul Ulama Lucknow, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and All India Muslim Personal Law Board — ratified the fatwa against terrorism. The exclusively-male turnout that read an ''oath of allegiance'' to the fatwa.................
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind leader Madani, an MP, stated that the fatwa should be welcomed by the entire Islamic world. ''Killing of innocent people is not compatible with Islam. The biggest challenge faced by us today is terrorism (which) threatens to strike at the very root of the secular structure of our society besides causing irreparable loss,'' stated Madani.
.............. the fatwa is viewed by many as a significant step forward towards rallying the public opinion against terrorism. Coming after the February 25 denunciation, it is seen as reflective of the growing recognition on the part of clerics to counter misgivings about interpretations of scriptures.
Deoband has lately been under intense focus because many of the terrorist groups — from Taliban to Jaish and Harkat — are widely perceived to be Deobandi in orientation....
''Terrorism is the gravest crime as held by Quran and Islam. We are not prepared to tolerate terrorism in any form and we are ready to cooperate with all responsible people,'' he said.
For the history buffs Biny's last cell phone number was
00873 682 505 331
The last probable sighting was in late 2001, when special forces and Afghan allies pursued a "tall man on a horse" into the mountains of Tora Bora,
Pentagon withdrew the Fifth Special Forces Group – the only commando team with soldiers conversant in Pashto, Dari and Arabic – to replace them with the Seventh Group, whose main operational tongue is Spanish.
Bits and pieces,G
Taliban have no HONOR
KABUL, Afghanistan — Shauker Ullah says he agreed to blow himself up in March.
He did not know how to drive a car or read a book. His only schooling was four months in a Pakistani Islamic madrassa, where he learned to recite the Quran but not the meaning of its verses. After a few promises, he agreed to go across the border to Afghanistan and kill foreign soldiers.
Ullah was 14.
Taliban have no HONOR
"They're using kids, they're using drug addicts, they're using people who are mentally ill, mentally challenged," said Humayun Hamidzada, the spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Last summer, Karzai pardoned a 14-year-old Pakistani boy who planned a suicide attack in Afghanistan after being recruited in a Pakistani madrassa.
Last June, militants in the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni forced a 6-year-old boy to wear an explosives vest and told him to walk up to U.S. soldiers.
Taliban have no HONOR
After asking Afghan soldiers for help, the boy said he was told that when he pressed the button, flowers would shoot out, officials said at the time.
Militants on both sides of the border appear to be using young people.
One of the first suspects arrested in December's slaying of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was 15, from near the tribal areas of Pakistan.
Taliban have no HONOR
A video circulated on the Internet last year showing a boy from remote southwestern Pakistan, near Afghanistan's border, cutting off the head of a man accused of being a U.S. spy. The boy was purportedly 12, and the incident drew condemnation from Pakistani officials and international organizations like UNICEF.
In February, the Pakistani army found evidence of militants training children age 9 to 15, said Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, the Pakistani army's spokesman.
Taliban have no HONOR
After overrunning a training camp in South Waziristan, soldiers recovered videos of teachers telling about 15 children why they should become suicide bombers.
The Pakistani army has rescued several children from the settled areas near South Waziristan who were kidnapped by militants to become suicide bombers, he said.
Taliban have no HONOR
A teen willing to die Abdullah, 17, who like many Afghans has no last name, had never been to school when he was recruited a year ago from his home in southeastern Paktika province, a Taliban stronghold. Abdullah said a 25-year-old friend spent more than 10 days explaining why he should launch a suicide attack.
The boy said he was recruited in March by two clerics from his madrassa, just after he finished learning to recite the Quran.
Because the book is in Arabic, Ullah said he had no idea what any of the words meant, but the clerics told him the next step to becoming a good Muslim was to blow himself up near foreign forces in Afghanistan.
Taliban have no HONOR
He said the clerics told him that if he was a good Muslim, he would survive the attack. When he came home, he would be well paid and have everything he wanted.
"They said it was required because I finished the Quran," Ullah said. "I didn't want to go. They didn't let me talk to my family."
But before Ullah could launch an attack—on March 20, to coincide with the Afghan New Year — the explosives-filled car stalled in a dry riverbed.
Afghan security forces stumbled upon it and arrested Ullah, the cleric and the medical student.
Ullah said he doesn't want to attack anyone anymore.
"I don't even know what jihad is," he said. "I really want to go home."
It's been a while since we've last witnessed malware attacks using zero day vulnerabilities, and the latest one exploiting a zero day in Adobe's flash player is definitely worth assessing. The current malware attack has been traced back to Chinese blackhats, who are using a zero day to infect users with password stealers, moreover, one of the domains serving the Adobe zero day has been sharing the same IP with four of the malware domains in the recent waves of massive SQL injection attacks, indicating this incident and the previous ones are connected. According to Symantec :
Your program is the only program protecting us from SLQ INJECTION. Which is a much more serious threat than currently suspected.
SLQ gives hackers access to your PC on infected "trusted" sites, trusted sites have lowered security levels.
This is a new NEW VECTOR EXPLOIT. coming from a trusted site, " it " can walk thru all current security programs and Vista isn't even a constraint, nor are MACs. Coming from a trusted site there are many vectors to infect your PC/MAC.
Paradigm Intel indicates we are in the middle of a massive invisible infection, motive unknown.
Take an example of this PDF file we got a sample of via VirusTotal. The only information we have on this 130kB sample is that it was named f1be1cdea0bcc5a1574a10771cd4e8e8.pdf (after it's MD5 hash) and that it was submitted on the 23rd of May.
When you open this document, this is what you'll see:
The SYS component is a rootkit that tries to hide all this activity on the infected machine.
The backdoor tries to connect to port 80 of a host called nbsstt.3322.org. Anybody operating this machine would have full access to the infected machine.
Well, 3322.org is one of the well-known Chinese DNS-bouncers that we see a lot in targeted attaks. Does nbsstt mean something? Beats me, but Google will find a user with this nickname posting to several Chinese military-related web forums, such as bbs.cjdby.net.
Where does nbsstt.3322.org point to?
IP address 188.8.131.52 is in Zhejiang, China.
And it's live right now, answering requests at port 80.
SOURCE: .... sHEESH I'm turning my computer off, cutting the cable and locking it in the attic.. Lets see them attack it now.
Call ahh umm somebody...yes somebody should take that PC down and the server. Burn them up.
It is a commonly held belief among ordinary Afghans the U.S. forces do not want peace and security in Afghanistan – and that in fact, American forces are supplying and supporting Taliban insurgents. Kabul Times editorial, May 21, 2008
When I read the statement above, I didn’t know if I should be shocked and angry or simply bemused. I’m not sure of the reputation of the Kabul Times, a periodical that appears regularly on my base. One of my Afghan colleagues, for reasons I don’t understand, dismissed it as a publication of the mujahedeen; but I was very curious if in fact the common Afghan really believes that the US supports the Taliban. So I asked several Afghan friends with whom I work, and their polite yet earnest responses were that many of their countrypeople are suspicious that the US doesn’t want a lasting peace in Afghanistan, and they gave the following arguments as typical for supposed US support of the Taliban:
Why does the US let the Taliban hang around?
In 2001, US forces routed the Taliban from Kabul and most other regions of Afghanistan in less than two months. With that context, the Afghan mind posits: Why does the US now have trouble destroying small cells of insurgents positioned throughout the country? The answer: Because the US isn’t trying. The US is a victim of its own previous success, with the general Afghan public blithely unaware of the complexities and difficulties inherent in expunging organic groups of rebels who merely need to cross the border into Pakistan for sanctuary and training. Afghan disbelief of the true US intent – to rid Afghanistan completely of insurgents – is analogous to a patient’s dismissal of modern medicine with the argument that physicians are not interested in preventing the common cold even though they relish curing some cancers and transplanting organs.
THIS POINTS OUT THE EASE OF ATTACKING A SETTING GOVERNMENT VS TAKING ON AN INSURGENCY. IN 2001 USA WAS THE INSURGENCY TYPE FORCE, NOW THE TALIBAN ARE THE INSURGENCY.G
Corrupt government: Perfected by Afghans, funded by Americans
A colleague of mine who is a respected physician in the Afghan Army was quite emphatic when he told me that the #1 enemy of the Afghan people is not the Taliban, but corruption; and especially corruption at the highest levels of government. Many Afghans resent their current leaders and ministers, many of whom fled Afghanistan when the Taliban took control of the country. These elites returned to Afghanistan and power due to American support – and money. The typical Afghan, who has seen little benefit from the billions of dollars of international aid sent to Afghanistan in the last seven years, apparently is easily convinced that the power elite of the country, seemingly beloved of the Westerners, has no incentive to alter the current state of affairs in Afghanistan as their graft of foreign aid is quite a lucrative undertaking; and the Western aid dollars might stop passing into Afghanistan and their own pockets should Afghanistan ever stabilize into a peaceful, secure state.
USA DOESN'T FIGHT CORUPTION, IT IS VIEWED AS A COST OF DOING BUSINESS.G
Western governments, exemplified by America as the US both politically and militarily has the most visible foreign profile in Afghanistan – indeed, many Afghans assume any Caucasian to be American – must know the corruption exists, reasons the typical Afghan, and yet they still support thieving Afghan officials who have no interest in truly reforming Afghanistan for the good of the common citizen; therefore, the Westerners (i.e. the Americans) must support an unstable Afghanistan, which means they support the newly resurgent Taliban.
The Afghan argument here proves itself a syllogistic fallacy at several junctures, but a philosophic analysis and repudiation of what many Afghans believe likely will not change their minds. History shows that emotion and belief are usually cruel victors over reason. What might change the Afghan mind, say my colleagues, is evidence that foreign aid is earmarked for the country’s development instead of the ministers’ bank accounts. “No one here wants to fight,” an Afghan physician told me. “Build a road for people, and they will be thankful and peaceful.” This from a man raised in Helmand, a province infamous for producing Taliban fighters.
The guys you want are just across the border in Pakistan. Why don’t you go get them?
The Afghan people know, as do the Pakistani people and the American government, that most Taliban and other willing insurgents ready to fight in Afghanistan are trained across the border in Pakistan. Pakistan historically has been the prime supporter of the Taliban. If the US truly wanted to rid Afghanistan of the Taliban and other insurgents, thinks the typical Afghan, it would destroy the bases it knows exist in the northwest territories of Pakistan. The US doesn’t do that, but instead maintains a (notably uneasy) alliance with Pakistan. And so the (illogical) deduction holds that the US supports the Taliban as does its ally Pakistan.
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I’ve learned over my four months in Afghanistan that most people here harbor little-to-no fondness for Pakistan, as the Afghans believe (with some justification) that their neighbor’s goal is to keep Afghanistan poor and destabilized. So I got nowhere arguing to my colleagues that the US-Pakistan alliance had everything to do, initially, with removing the Taliban from Afghanistan. Nor did they cotton to my proposition that the US is overly taxed now fighting wars in two countries, and a third front just might send the military into an irreversible downward spiral.
I was relieved to hear from my colleagues that although many Afghans might believe the US condones the activities of the Taliban, they don’t think the US directly funds and supplies those insurgents. Instead, many Afghans site evidence that the British are the foreign force bolstering the Taliban with weapons, food and material. I’ll write more on that topic at a later date.
Great article, and points out the failure of USA's info war and how the terrorist exploit news. Why does Google not have a Pashtoon language translator, so Americans could talk direct to the Pakis? Why doesn't the USA have a Pashtoon language site? Again this points out the error in the Military's paradigm.