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Al-Qaeda Web Sites Go Offline

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the i-hack-you dept.

Security 284

thefickler writes "Four out of the five Al-Qaeda online forums have disappeared. The terrorist group used these forums to relay messages to its supporters. The four that have gone missing seem to have taken a hit back on September 10, the day before the annual video marking the 9/11 attacks was due to be disseminated. No one knows who is responsible for the sites' disappearance."

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284 comments

fp (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426685)

A couple weeks ago, while browsing around the library downtown, I had to take a piss. As I entered the john, Barack Obama -- the messiah himself -- came out of one of the booths. I stood at the urinal looking at him out of the corner of my eye as he washed his hands. He didn't once look at me. He was busy and in any case I was sure the secret service wouldn't even let me shake his hand.

As soon as he left I darted into the booth he'd vacated, hoping there might be a lingering smell of shit and even a seat still warm from his sturdy ass. I found not only the smell but the shit itself. He'd forgotten to flush. And what a treasure he had left behind. Three or four beautiful specimens floated in the bowl. It apparently had been a fairly dry, constipated shit, for all were fat, stiff, and ruggedly textured. The real prize was a great feast of turd -- a nine inch gastrointestinal triumph as thick as his cock -- or at least as I imagined it!

I knelt before the bowl, inhaling the rich brown fragrance and wondered if I should obey the impulse building up inside me. I'd always been a liberal democrat and had been on the Obama train since last year. Of course I'd had fantasies of meeting him, sucking his cock and balls, not to mention sucking his asshole clean, but I never imagined I would have the chance. Now, here I was, confronted with the most beautiful five-pound turd I'd ever feasted my eyes on, a sausage fit to star in any fantasy and one I knew to have been hatched from the asshole of Barack Obama, the chosen one.

Why not? I plucked it from the bowl, holding it with both hands to keep it from breaking. I lifted it to my nose. It smelled like rich, ripe limburger (horrid, but thrilling), yet had the consistency of cheddar. What is cheese anyway but milk turning to shit without the benefit of a digestive tract?

I gave it a lick and found that it tasted better then it smelled.

I hesitated no longer. I shoved the fucking thing as far into my mouth as I could get it and sucked on it like a big half nigger cock, beating my meat like a madman. I wanted to completely engulf it and bit off a large chunk, flooding my mouth with the intense, bittersweet flavor. To my delight I found that while the water in the bowl had chilled the outside of the turd, it was still warm inside. As I chewed I discovered that it was filled with hard little bits of something I soon identified as peanuts. He hadn't chewed them carefully and they'd passed through his body virtually unchanged. I ate it greedily, sending lump after peanutty lump sliding scratchily down my throat. My only regret was that Barack Obama wasn't there to see my loyalty and wash it down with his piss.

I soon reached a terrific climax. I caught my cum in the cupped palm of my hand and drank it down. Believe me, there is no more delightful combination of flavors than the hot sweetness of cum with the rich bitterness of shit. It's even better than listening to an Obama speech!

Afterwards I was sorry that I hadn't made it last longer. But then I realized that I still had a lot of fun in store for me. There was still a clutch of virile turds left in the bowl. I tenderly fished them out, rolled them into my handkerchief, and stashed them in my briefcase. In the week to come I found all kinds of ways to eat the shit without bolting it right down. Once eaten it's gone forever unless you want to filch it third hand out of your own asshole. Not an unreasonable recourse in moments of desperation or simple boredom.

I stored the turds in the refrigerator when I was not using them but within a week they were all gone. The last one I held in my mouth without chewing, letting it slowly dissolve. I had liquid shit trickling down my throat for nearly four hours. I must have had six orgasms in the process.

I often think of Barack Obama dropping solid gold out of his sweet, pink asshole every day, never knowing what joy it could, and at least once did, bring to a grateful democrat.

Re:fp (5, Funny)

BrentH (1154987) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426715)

I think I speak for all of us when I say: Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

Re:fp (5, Informative)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426859)

I think I speak for all of us when I say: Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

No, you are just speaking for people with really high UIDs.

That post was a cut-n-paste of a tired, old troll posting with the slight up date of using Obama instead of some random jock twink type.

Re:fp (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427371)

What's scary is that you actually read through the old troll posting and this troll posting to notice the difference -- I always stop somewhere around "A couple weeks ago, while browsing around the library downtown" now (the first time I did read to "I had to take a piss" before it was obviously a troll).

Re:fp (1)

repvik (96666) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427519)

I don't consider my UID to be "really high". I still go Whiskey Tango Foxtrot when I see those trolls, even though I recognize them.

good. (3, Funny)

swschrad (312009) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426691)

but you know it means they're doing something else now.

I suspect it's how Sarah Palin jokes are strung together that is the new medium. they're ubiquitous and cannot be stopped by any force known to mankind.

Re:good. (-1, Flamebait)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426835)

They're trying to elect their muslim brother, Baraq Obama. Why do reverend Wright's sermon read like Osama Bin Laden wrote them?

Re:good. (0, Offtopic)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426877)

I suspect it's how Sarah Palin jokes are strung together that is the new medium. they're ubiquitous and cannot be stopped by any force known to mankind.

Vote for somebody else, and she'll fade back into irrelevance.

On the other hand, if you're a political impersonator, an Obama presidency could be bad for business, unless he selects a particularly humorous cabinet.

Re:good. (-1, Flamebait)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426937)

Joe Biden is Dan Quayle 2.0

Re:good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426983)

two words: black joke

Re:good. (0, Offtopic)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426909)

I suspect it's how Sarah Palin jokes are strung together that is the new medium. they're ubiquitous and cannot be stopped by any force known to mankind.

Yep. Our only hope is the womankind.

Come to think of it, man, that's true in so many ways.

Yeah... so what? (4, Interesting)

vintagepc (1388833) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426693)

I wonder as to the real value of posting something like this; Who says that they have not devised some more secure method of communication. Sounds like false hope to me.

Re:Yeah... so what? (3, Insightful)

clang_jangle (975789) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426821)

More to the point: who says they were ever the real thing in the first place? The government? Puh-leeeeze.

Re:Yeah... so what? (5, Funny)

Macrat (638047) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426875)

The government budget to run these sites has been transferred to bailing out the banks.

Re:Yeah... so what? (1)

moteyalpha (1228680) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426997)

I agree, with the revelation that running a spam network is okay, I could imagine that some interpol guy could say that having an operated terrorism site would sound like a good idea and they could have dozens that put out bad gimp-shopped© images of real events and claim responsibility. They could even post targets of terrorists as terror targets. FUD is free to be used by anybody.

Illin in the panicillin? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426695)

Is she illin with the panicillin?
Is she reelin in the panicillin?
Is it feelin with the panicillin?
Are you steelin in the panacillin?

Panka Panka

Is she liable no suitifiable no not on trial but so suitifiable
Is she viable no suitifiable pliable style is so suitifiable
so reliable no suitifiable shes not on file but so suitifiable
im on the dial its so suitifiable its like im liable but more suitifiable

That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (5, Insightful)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426701)

Yes, really. Apparently.

In one of the most transparently stupid "LOOK! TERRORISTS!" stories to date, The Times has "exclusively" published a report claiming terrorists are hiding their secret terrorist messages inside child pornography [timesonline.co.uk] . Because, y'know, obviously you're going to hide your messages somewhere already illegal rather than in wedding photos or LOLcats.

I'm pleased to say that the commenters on the article - and UK newspaper online comments are one of the purest sources of raw stupid on the planet - are already condemning this as obvious Home Office press-release ware.

The Times has been spotted running press releases for the Home Office before [blogspot.com] with jawdroppingly stupid scare stories. Coincidentally, the Home Office's call for the police to be able to hold people 42 days without charge just got rejected. Obviously not linked.

I wrote a blog post [today.com] on it, but I'm not sure it's obviously a parody of a stupid thing that someone actually tried to seriously push.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (3, Informative)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426729)

Oh, and there's a firehose story [slashdot.org] on the subject which could do with clicking up. Blithering stupidity is best dealt with by wide exposure.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (4, Insightful)

Goaway (82658) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427523)

Blithering stupidity is best dealt with by wide exposure.

Turns out that that is not the case [washingtonpost.com] .

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426767)

Those reports you mention were all over the net / newspapers here recently, and I fully agree with your views on that. Then again, the submission I see below yours is #25426711 stating The trouble begins......when the drums stop. rj, and I read a lot of similar opinions in the newspaper sites' comments sections I frequent, so it does indeed work as intended.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426849)

"a stupid thing that someone actually tried to seriously push."

You mean like your linking to your own blog?

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (5, Funny)

writermike (57327) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426853)

Yes, really. Apparently.

In one of the most transparently stupid "LOOK! TERRORISTS!" stories to date, The Times has "exclusively" published a report claiming terrorists are hiding their secret terrorist messages inside child pornography [timesonline.co.uk] .

OH MY GOD! Those long nights where I stared intently, deeply into into the Goatse image. I knew there was something else there. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (4, Insightful)

Sebilrazen (870600) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426911)

Shit, now the doublethink has got me.

I read that terrorists, and by terrorists I'm going to go with Radical Islamic Fundamentalists since the /. article is about Al-Qaeda, are using child porn to hide their coded messages. I can't shake that this is both utterly stupid and utterly brilliant at the same time. Bear with me.

Utterly stupid since law enforcement already targets this channel, there is no 'free speech' when it involves child porn, and there's news all the time about how these rings get busted, suppliers and consumers alike.

Utterly brilliant because it is a known channel that has a clientele that takes lots of precautions, they try their best not to get noticed. With the ubiquity of unsecured wireless spots they could effectively get into these rings and do their thing with a high level of anonymity and have the provider of the hot spot be the main target of any fuzz scrutiny. This would also be incredibly disheartening to the investigators, whereas they used to just have to send the messages to decoders and translators, now that message is in a despicable photo or video that someone will have to watch, tell me that isn't going to leave a few scars.

Then again it could be a cash grab by the agencies that investigate child porn, nothing wrong with more money to fight that evil.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (3, Insightful)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426939)

<i>"Then again it could be a cash grab by the agencies that investigate child porn, nothing wrong with more money to fight that evil."</i>

The police are all over that. What this is is a push by the Home Office to take more civil rights away.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (4, Insightful)

Kent Recal (714863) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427049)

Yeah, ofcourse. It's obviously so much easier to get all your fellow terrorists into a closed child-porn ring in order to exchange messages via steganography than to just install FireGPG and use any friggin' public message board, usenet or, *gasp*, e-mail.

Seriously, how brain damaged do you have to be to buy into such bullshit?

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (1)

Schemat1c (464768) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427543)

Seriously, how brain damaged do you have to be to buy into such bullshit?

The current typical American pre-programmed brain will do just fine and that's exactly who this stuff is aimed at.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (5, Funny)

Fumus (1258966) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427055)

This would also be incredibly disheartening to the investigators, whereas they used to just have to send the messages to decoders and translators, now that message is in a despicable photo or video that someone will have to watch, tell me that isn't going to leave a few scars.

So the terrorists should use the goatse guy for hiding their messages. He seems spacious enough.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (1)

failedlogic (627314) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427407)

I just don't want to know which pixels hide the data.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (4, Funny)

EastCoastSurfer (310758) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426915)

Why not just hide their message in slashdot troll posts? Not like anyone reads them anyways...unless you know what you're looking for...

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (1)

azgard (461476) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427313)

Why not just hide their message in slashdot troll posts? Not like anyone reads them anyways...unless you know what you're looking for...

Maybe that's the real reason behind all those twitter conversations.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427095)

This is the most farcical episode in human history, Al-Qaeda was the name of a CIA database. I read that recent Jacqi Smith "severe end of severe" comment as an admission we're going to see another false flag op. How many Reichstag fires do we need before even the "raw stupid" catch on?

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (2, Funny)

wellingj (1030460) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427357)

I new there was something evil about LOLcats.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (0)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427409)

<a href="http://notnews.today.com/2008/08/27/home-office-in-internet-propaganda-war/al-failda/">Al-FAILda</a>.

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (5, Funny)

wellingj (1030460) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427479)

HTML FAIL!

Re:That's cos they use child porn now. Ya rly. (1)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427417)

Al-FAILda [today.com] .

Obviously (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426707)

The sites were no longer needed -- they decided that Facebook was finally good enough for their purposes. Here's A BIG BEAR HUGG!! RAWRRR!

The trouble begins... (3, Insightful)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426711)

...when the drums stop.

rj

Re:The trouble begins... (1)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426935)

"where you're going, drums... don't stop."

ret (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426719)

There was a significant event, the new site with absolutely free
video adult avi format www.respect-mastrubatsiya.org

Take down notice (4, Funny)

symes (835608) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426733)

ZZ Top [zztop.com] issued a take down notive under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act...

Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426735)

This is what it would be like, if the majority of people were athiests.
ATHIEST KID: Mom, I'm going to go fuck a hooker.
ATHIEST MOM: Okay, son.
ATHIEST KID: Afterwards, I'm going to go smoke pot with my friends, since it's "not addictive."
ATHIEST MOM: Okay, come home soon!

The athiest kid leaves the room. The father comes home from work several minutes later.

ATHIEST DAD: Hey!
ATHIEST MOM: Hi, honey! I'm pregnant again. I guess I'll just get another abortion, since "fetuses don't count as human life."
ATHIEST DAD: Okay, get as many abortions as you want!
ATHIEST MOM: Oh, and don't go in the bedroom.
ATHIEST DAD: Why not?
ATHIEST MOM: There are two gay men fucking eachother in there.
ATHIEST DAD: Why are they here?
ATHIEST MOM: I wanted to watch them do it for awhile. They just aren't finished yet.
ATHIEST DAD: Okay, that's fine with me!

Suddenly, their neighbor runs into the house.

ATHIEST NEIGHBOR: Come quick, there's a Christian outside!
ATHIEST MOM: We'll be right there!

The athiest couple quickly put on a pair of black robes and hoods. They then exit the house, and run into the street, where a Christian is nailed to a large, wooden X. He is being burned alive. A crowd of athiests stand around him, all wearing black robes and hoods.

RANDOM ATHIEST: Damn you, Christian! We hate you! We claim to be tolerant of all religions. But we really hate your's! That's because we athiests are hypocritical like that! Die, Christian!

THE END

Scary, isn't it?

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (1)

kennedy (18142) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426759)

holy crap - who told you?

this sounds just like my weekends.

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426769)

JFK? Is that you?

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426777)

What the hell does ATHIEST mean? The most athy?

Athiest, Atypical (0, Offtopic)

maz2331 (1104901) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426845)

"A" is often a short prefix for "anti" or "un". So, athiest (A-Theist) means just an anti-theist, or one who is not a theist. It's the same construction as "atypical" for "not typical" or "asymmetric" for "not symmetric".

Re:Athiest, Atypical (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427051)

Whoosh! That is to say, my post (a rather feeble joke) referred to the fact that the OP misspelled "atheist" -- consistently, whereas you misspelled it only twice.

Congratulations on getting "symmetric" right.

Re:Athiest, Atypical (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427149)

So then "therapist" is "the rapist"?

Who's Craven Moorehead?
Apparently you are

Re:Athiest, Atypical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427183)

Stop calling me "Shirley."

Re:Athiest, Atypical (1)

e4g4 (533831) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427301)

Atheist is spelled like that. The GP's point is that the troll has spelled it "athiest," which is just incorrect.

Re:Athiest, Atypical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427359)

I see your inner spelling Nazi is still sleeping in.
Don't feel bad, it was just a troll attempting to make the original troll feel bad about his copy-paste work.

Re:Athiest, Atypical (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427423)

"Anti" is not the same as "not". I am not a theist - thus I am an atheist. But I am not a antitheist in the sense that I do not oppose other people holding the belief.

Re:Athiest, Atypical (4, Informative)

glwtta (532858) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427475)

The privative alpha [wiktionary.org] ('a-') has nothing to do with 'anti', it's a negating prefix that goes all the way back to Proto-Indo-European. It is a cognate of 'un-' and 'in-', though.

Though apparently this isn't the point of the discussion at hand.

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (1)

Curtman (556920) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426801)

Scary, isn't it?

It's very scary to see people like you get brainwashed this way.

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426809)

Dude, YHBT. The troll here is not at face value, hes trying to get you to believe that he believes that.

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426923)

It doesn't matter. When a thing like that has been said, it needs a response.

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426805)

Christians so ignorant that they can't spell 'atheist' in their copy-paste spam?

WHODA THUNK IT??

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427345)

I just think that is really scary how Palin followers usually DON'T know how to write in proper English. It is ATHEIST and not ATHIEST. Try to get an English evening class, Joe the Plumber...

Re:Hmmm. Could it be ..JESUS? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427399)

We see the world not as IT is, but as WE are...

Hrm... (5, Funny)

colonslashslash (762464) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426745)

US military Cyber Warfare [slashdot.org] project starts up again, and suddenly Osama's MySpace gets ruined. Coincidence?

Re:Hrm... (1, Insightful)

colonslashslash (762464) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426955)

Man, the mods collective sense of humor is even lower than usual today...

The world bankers (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426749)

The world bankers and the Dick Cheneys of the world said "you know, Problem-Reaction-Solution is great and basically never fails, it definitely works better than bread-and-circus alone, but people might start to wonder why we've never shown a single shred of evidence that Al Qaeda even exists, let alone that they planned and executed 9/11 especially since no skyscraper in the world had ever been taken down by either fire or by being struck by an airplane (yes, it has happened before; no, no steel-and-concrete skyscraper was ever taken down by either despite fires that burned for DAYS and not HOURS as in 9/11). Then they might get suspicious that Saddam Hussein was a CIA-trained assassin (though he failed) and that bin Laden was also a CIA asset, or that the bin Laden family has strong ties to the Bush family by way of the bin Ladin Construction Company. Or that Building 7 was never struck by anything yet collapsed along with the twin towers, or that NORAD normally has a response time on the order of 10 minutes and couldn't scramble fighters to stop 9/11 in over 80 minutes, or that all three buildings show the "dip" in the middle that is seen in all controlled demolitions, or that traces of Thermate (a brand of Thermite) were found in the remains of the buildings, or that the designers of the twin towers testify that they designed it to withstand MULTIPLE airplane impacts, or that jet engines are made of titanium and steel and are nearly indestructible and yet you never found a single one near the Pentagon, etc etc.". In the words of Bill Hicks, "Go back to bed America, go back to bed. It has all been explained to you - there is no need to question your government's legitimacy! Go back to bed, America, go back to bed."

terrorists still broadcasting on over 200 channels (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426773)

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Stupid to shut them down. Censorship = wrong (2, Insightful)

zymano (581466) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426827)

Everything goes underground then.

From the article... (5, Insightful)

ffejie (779512) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426833)

"For al-Qaeda, "these sites are the equivalent of pentagon.mil, whitehouse.gov, att.com," said Evan F. Kohlmann, an expert on online al-Qaeda operations..."

Apparently he's not an expert on American communications - who get any information from the three sites he called out?

Re:From the article... (3, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427015)

As you say, nobody ever found anything useful on whitehouse.gov; but many a curious child found all sorts of information on whitehouse.com. Obviously, Mr. Kohlmann is an al-Qaeda plant, informing the other operatives that the real website is just a TLD away from the one that got shut down.

Re:From the article... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427199)

Whitehouse.com seems informative...

Re:From the article... (1)

toddhisattva (127032) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427257)

Well, when it comes to the War on Terror,

if it ain't .mil it's bullshit!

Not offline, just moved (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426841)

Isn't it obvious? Al Qaeda have simply moved all their secret servers to IPv6.

(Meant as a joke, but probably not that bad for security through obscurity considering the current IPv6 adoption rates...)

Re:Not offline, just moved (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427103)

Isn't it obvious? Al Qaeda have simply moved all their secret servers to IPv6. (Meant as a joke, but probably not that bad for security through obscurity considering the current IPv6 adoption rates...)

If they want to use a site for the sake of obscurity they should sign up their members on MoveOn.org.

How sad there's no news today (1, Troll)

gavron (1300111) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426847)

Wow, it's LIKE an article. It's just missing any news.

"No one knows" -- Uh, yeah someone knows. The Washington post doesn't know.

Ergo "The Washington Post" == "No one"

It also looks like they've hired high school editors. "The sites' disappearance" is incorrect. Sites don't own anything. Proper phrasing: "The disappearance of the sites". Of course that's not correct in Internet parlance. A real Editor would write "The inability to reach the content of the sites..."

The Washington Post is to a real newspaper like real people who don't give bailouts are to our elected "representatives".

Ehud

Re:How sad there's no news today (1)

david duncan scott (206421) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427211)

Hmmm. I'm thinking that the possessive is perfectly corrrect in this case. The new year doesn't own anything either, but New Year's Eve is on your calendar and mine. The possessive works for things that pertain to, as well as things that are owned by, the subject.

While we're picking at nits, though, "Editors", or even "real Editors," doesn't require capitalization--only to their staff are they God-like, and perhaps even then only if the editor is Harold Ross. The Post, on the other hand, probably deserves it, even when they don't know things.

Re:How sad there's no news today (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427227)

There are two ways I can sigh at your 'high school editors'/"sites'" or "of the sites" comment. The first is that I don't see the incorrectness in the first place. Inanimate things can own things (the table's legs), and sites specifically can (the site's content).

The other one is more complicated.

In your example, "the sites' disappearance", you claim that the particle 's indicates ownership. I disagree. It's actually a marker for the genitive case (which doesn't really exist on its own in English anymore, except for who/whose, my/mine, and the other pronouns normally referred to as possessive). In many languages with a strong genitive case (German and Russian being the ones I have experience with), the translation of either "the sites' disappearance" or "disappearance of the sites" would end up being of the form "disappearance [sites-genitive]".

Re:How sad there's no news today (1)

toddhisattva (127032) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427303)

It also looks like they've hired high school editors.

Most high school papers are better than the "pros."

This one's still up (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25426855)

http://www.barackobama.com

Re:This one's still up (1)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427241)

Even though you're going to get modded down, I have to admit your post, of all the anonymous trolls flooding this article, made me laugh.

US gov is installing root kits on them as well spy (1)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 5 years ago | (#25426933)

US gov is installing root kits on them spyware also.

Oh my Gawd... (3, Funny)

gchesney0001 (667278) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427057)

Some much for net-neutrality.

uh...Al Gore? (0, Offtopic)

apparently (756613) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427077)

this thread is now about Al Gore

whoever shut these guys down (3, Insightful)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427085)

we don't want them shut down

let them communicate openly. then track the fuckers. now their communication is more hidden, and thus our knowledge of what's going on

Re:whoever shut these guys down (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427157)

Chances are they have got themselves some proper communications infrastructure. Come to think of it thats a bit of a worry. They might have an operation on the go.

Posting this from an eeePC by the way. It is very portable, and easy to keep secure. I wonder if openbsd runs on it?

Re:whoever shut these guys down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427255)

Maybe Al-Qaeda just decided to call it a day?

al qaeda doesn't call it a day (2, Interesting)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427287)

you don't understand what motivates them

religious bigotry is bottomless pit of slime which constantly renews

all you need is arrogance and a feeling of superiority

and then "god" gives you the right to kill subhumans

subhumans are anyone who doesn't believe as you do

Re:al qaeda doesn't call it a day (1)

germansausage (682057) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427491)

"arrogance and a feeling of superiority"

I would think envy and a feeling of inferiority would do just as well.

Bush is responsible (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427091)

No wait, maybe its that evit Dick Cheney

So what are the URLs? (5, Informative)

Animats (122034) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427129)

The classic site was Voice of Jihad [sawtaljihad.com] , but that's been more or less dead for a while. Back in August, it was apparently taken over by some McCain supporter. Now it's a misconfigured shared-IP site on Dreamhost.

bin Laden's annual video didn't get much press this year. He's released his 2008 video, and it's 87 minutes long, but it's hard to find. Reuters has a summary. [reuters.com] .

I suspect that the main reason there's pressure to suppress his videos is that he always has something tellingly negative to say about Bush. This year, bin Laden's sound bite is "And in fact, the subject of the Mujahideen has become an inseparable part of the speech of your leader and the effects and signs are not hidden."

It's worth remembering that the bin Laden family supported Bush's first presidential campaign. [denverpost.com] In 1978, Bush and Osama bin Laden's brother, Salem bin Laden, founded Arbusto Energy, an oil company based in Texas. Sometimes one wonders if the plan was to get an incompetent into the US presidency, then apply enough pressure to make him overreact. A pre 9-11 bio of bin Laden, "The Man who Declared War on America", has quotes from him indicating that he felt America needed to be corrupted before it could be taken down, and outlined what needed to be done to make that happen. All the family had to do was to get someone in office who thought tax cuts would fix anything, get him to overspend on the wrong war, and wait for the US economy to collapse.

We may yet see a "Mission Accomplished" from bin Laden.

Re:So what are the URLs? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427223)

it's also worth remembering that the bin Laden family disowned osama years before both 9/11 or bush took office. thanks for the spin on the facts bitch.

mean, hateful, deceitful. it's the mark of party politics. it's the disease of the era of misinformation.

Re:So what are the URLs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427501)

modded troll for being informative? talk about desperate to bury the facts. what a bunch of cunts.

Re:So what are the URLs? (4, Informative)

bonch (38532) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427281)

Actually, I suspect the reason his videos aren't reported as much is that whenever Bin Laden shows his face, it energizes Americans and makes them more likely to vote Republican. The media is ridiculously pro-Obama this year and does not want a repeat of 2004 when Bin Laden released a video and threatened Americans a week before the election. We're in a media environment in which the New York Times will run an editorial by Obama but refuse to run one by McCain. Comedians mock Sarah Palin's apparent stupidity while ignoring that Joe Biden said Americans were huddled around television sets to see President Roosevelt [politico.com] . Palin is criticized for her religious views, yet Obama is a Christian who went to the church of reverend Wright for 20 years, and Joe Biden is a Catholic (amazingly, McCain is the least religious candidate).

So I wouldn't worry about any Bin Laden videos popping up to energize conservative voters this time.

Re:So what are the URLs? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427471)

I'm a little skeptical of your argument. First, if the Bin Laden video would indeed increase Republican votes then you'd think the McCain campaign (or RNC, or other Republican group) would make some efforts to increase awareness of it 'media' or not (everyone thinks the media is biased towards x or y, even when they are).

Second, you said that Sarah Palin's stupidity is 'apparent.' Even if you don't believe it, if you're dumb enough to parrot 'we can see russia from here' you deserve what you get.

Re:So what are the URLs? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427329)

When I clicked the Voice of Jihad link, I got advertisements for cheap planes to Israel! HMMMM!

Re:So what are the URLs? (2, Insightful)

rossz (67331) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427445)

It's also worth noting that the bin Laden family disowned Osama many years ago. I'm not an apologist for the middle east. In fact, I don't see much of a downside in turning it into a big glass parking lot. But let's put all the facts out there when discussing things.

compromised channels? (1)

perlchild (582235) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427143)

Sheesh, I mean if the journalists know about them, I know I'd try to use something else...

Let alone waiting for the journalists to write public articles about it...

Restored by election time? (2, Insightful)

Charles Dodgeson (248492) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427285)

If these sites are down, how will Al-Qaeda make its pre-election rant against the Republican candidate like they did four years ago? If they once again want the Republicans to win (more likely in their view to create the clash of civilizations that they're dreaming of) how will they pull that off this time?

We know that Hamas has endorsed Obama. Maybe bin Laden will do the same just to make sure that McCain is elected and the US can more easily be painted as the Great Satan.

hmmm (2, Insightful)

thatskinnyguy (1129515) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427323)

Perhaps Anonymous did something good and remains anonymous instead of taking credit for things like they normally would.

Re:hmmm (1)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427465)

Not likely. Terrorists don't strike me as being good lolcows.

I think the responsible is (1)

ghostbar38 (982287) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427339)

The same responsible for getting it up... They're constantly moving their networks...

September 10th...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427427)

A very small fraction of you will know that something else happened on september 10th involving the fall of a forum of a very different kind, quite unrelated to terrorism....yet, with hindsight, it's almost too close to be a coincidence. It too, went curiously unreported by official sources, despite being what most would consider a major victory.

Do law enforcement agencies have a habit of launching all cybercrime-related raids on a single day?

VPN or GPG or Hamachi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25427455)

Just look for the hamachi or openvpn dark network instead. They probably just setup link inside the old web site with connectivity information.

Or they've setup a torrent tracking site with images of mosques and have embedded the message text inside them.

Or they just use GPG email.

they killed F'ckedcompany.com forums again? (1)

shareme (897587) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427467)

They killed F'ckedcompany.com forums again?

You know what this means, don't you? (2, Funny)

RepelHistory (1082491) | more than 5 years ago | (#25427539)

It means we're winning.
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