Posted on September 12, 2011 by purpleslog
Posted on May 1, 2011 by purpleslog
Posted on March 22, 2011 by purpleslog
So why did Ahmed Rehab start following me on twitter? It beats me.
Maybe I should follow him back to track the current thinking of America’s enemies?
His twitter profile says he is a leader in US-based anti-US/anti-West Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR.
The profile also says he is an “Egyptian American democracy activist”.
Ha! The Muslim Brotherhood (which is also a 5GWer) and Democracy do not go together.
What are his recent tweets? Two of them are about Al-Qada not existing (they are a fiction of the FBI/CIA):
Here’s the link or here.
LINK: My previous fun with CAIR.
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Posted on September 11, 2010 by purpleslog
Posted on September 11, 2010 by purpleslog
For now, I will just note my prior posts on 9/10/2001 and 9/11/2001. More to come later.
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Posted on August 21, 2010 by purpleslog
…from here [The bolding is mine]:
Unlike traditional malicious attacks that occur over a number of minutes (days to weeks at most) and result in a demonstrable system payload, APTs are far more subtle. There is no single event to indicate compromise; the threat is made up of a number of small activities occurring over a long period of time, often up to 18 months.
The challenge facing security experts is that many of these small activities will not raise any alerts. APTs often include a degree of social engineering, with malicious individuals getting information from phone calls or looking up web addresses as a starting point for finding creative ways to gain access to systems, or they use people within the organisation to plant malware components within the system.
These small actions will not stand out from the millions of events occurring on an IT infrastructure every day– they get lost in the crowd. Even if they are noticed, they may be viewed as low risk when compared with traditional security threats, but in the era of APT these low-key events need to be considered differently.
Is there a trend in activity? Could this action actually provide a route into other company assets, such as financial information or intellectual property? Is this small event part of a larger scheme?
What does that sound like sort of? Hmm…
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Posted on July 4, 2010 by purpleslog
Here was my comment at Zenpundit (spelling corrected):
This is a mess thought. I suspect the USGOV is now looking at how to declare a “mission complete” and just get out. I don’t think the political leadership class of the US has the will to see this through or to have done what need to be done to win this. They want no errors, no causalities no upset press folks. I suspect deep down, most of Obama’s National Security team does really want the US to have a victory (the US is the bad guy and needs to lose).
Re-reading the RS article…have the Taliban really convinced the Afghanis that the 9/11 attacks were really an attempt to counter an upcoming US invasion? If so…then the Afghanis will see the US as the invader and the Taliban/al-Qaeda types as the scrappy underdogs fighting back against the superpower like the ant-Soviet forces. That means the Afghani people want the US to lose (along of course with the anti-west leftist elements in the West). The US has lost the influence war once again. I don’t see how that loss can reversed. We had the moral high ground. We blew it. They beat us at it.
If the influence war has been lost, then the 4GW/COIN has been lost (there is no chance that US will bring over whelming firepower/3gw/hama-style-4GW to bear to achieve victory for the US political class doesn’t have the will for that for the most part
It is the Taliban/Al-Qada who are now just waiting for the US to realize it and leave. Victory is in their grasp. They just need to strategically wait us out and keep up some pressure while avoiding any major destruction events.
This sucks for the US. This is a good day for the bad guys.
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