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    Monday, September 27, 2010

    What is our mission at IATT?

    What is our mission at IATT?
    They center around 4 paradigms.
    #1) Info War getting the Truth out.
    #2) Collecting and Reporting actionable Intel
    #3) Policy change.
    #4) Limited defensive cyber warfare.
    We have been changing, re-inventing
    ourselves every couple of years.
    As needed.

    But from the first I felt like the 
    WWW was a dance.
    It isn't good unless both work.
    One leads and the other follows.
    If "she" doesn't follow good then
    you have problems.
    A dance is like one person in
    the same body, but two 
    dancing. I'm implying the
    give and take, a feed back loop.

    I guess they don't dance like
    that any more.

    I've felt the WWW was like that
    it would speak to you, if your
    plugged in right.

    It will even tell you what to do,
    if your listening.

    But this terrorist gig started out as
    a confrontation with Jahiddies
    in a forum.

    Bitch slapping them around was
    fun but counter productive.

    So we switched to attacking
    the NON-Muslim foundation
    of the alQaeda cult.
    And remained civil.
    And we spread those messages to the
    It worked well, incontrovertible
    arguments about their positions
    on Islam and violations of the 
    Koran, the hard core, just got
    mad and made threats, but
    the undecided heard the arguments.

    To run that paradigm we had to be
    in the know and accurate, and I
    built an OSINT system.
    It educated us well.
    And by diligence we found
    ourselves coming into actionable
    And we started posting the Intel,
    and the FBI contacted us for follow
    up Info.

    Exclusive spotted al Qaeda hunting 341 lbs
    of nuke material.

    And we felt the actionable intel
    was of more value than the small
    Info war we were running on Infovlad

    So I turned my hacker skills to working
    on collecting actionable Intel.
    And while we don't do any thing illegal,
    there are many things you can do because
    they are not specifically illegal.

    And the Bot Surveillance Units were born.
    And we went hunting webmasters and 
    terrorist hackers.

    We eventually tracked down most of
    the Taliban webmastes and many of the
    alQaeda webmasters and made special
    effort to take down hackers.
    About 900 to 1,000 terrorist websites
    eventually went down.
    Reporting actionable Intel was working
    but it felt like the GWOT was having problems.

    One was the terms of the success of the GWOT.
    Press runs stories to sell headlines, or get 
    Good news just doesn't sell, and the press
    has a tendency to spin everything bad.
    Like US was loosing the GWOT.
    We were believing our own bad press,
    eating our own news feeds.
    Even the Military was doing this.
    And developed some un-positive
    attitudes against the facts.
    So again we changed our paradigm.
    We wanted to influence policy.
    We saw things we thought could be fixed.
    Better solutions. 
    And at least an obligation to put them
    "out there" for others consideration.
    So this is the third reinvention of the
    Internet Anthropologist.

    But every thing accumulates.

    We have a very sharp OSINT system,
    Moles and mole school.
    At one point a mole was so far in al qaeda,
    they offered us money.
    I liked that, but the FBI killed it.

    And I know there are spelling errors,
    and some times my blog reads
    more like a flow of conciseness rather
    than like academic prose..
    Please try and keep up.

    But thats OK, most of the time it 
    comes so fast I have to pick and
    chose what will be the best use of
    our time, and what we can work best.
    And I can spend my time fixing the prose
    and spelling or increase production.

    I chose production even if it makes
    me look less professional.

    So we still have the skills for ferreting
    out false news and OSINT machine,
    Company "C" and the rest of the 
    Battalion, moles and BSU's and 
    accumulated accessories.
    And we make use of them all.

    Our paradigm work keeps us 
    ahead of our selves, we track and
    monitor our own work and production,
    and develop metrics for same.

    So currently we are trying to positively
    influence policy, but still have the skills
    and equipment to engage in Info Wars,
    collection of actionable Intel,
    and engage in defensive limited Cyber War.
    I assert my right to Cyber self defense
    and have Cyber arms.
    I am a Cyber Warrior
    I did what the WWW told me to do.

    The work is difficult, exhilarating, thankless,
    demanding, changeling and I love it.
    We think we have contributed to the GWOT

    I do it because I can.
    A huge Salute to all those
    that spend their time and efforts
    so engaged. THANK YOU.

    Gerald one of the Civilian cyber warroirs

    Internet Anthropologist



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