The Battle in the Clouds
The Internet as vital to terrorism as the AK-47. This is the message of a report to be presented to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Terrorists have increased their use of the Internet to make their activities faster, cheaper and more secure, according to the AP.
What's the counter? Ban milblogging, right. And then leave the counterattack on the web to the professionals. But Former Spook doesn't think much of a proposed Internet counter-strategy in which:
national leaders need to develop a compelling "counter-narrative" that the "West is not engaged in a battle against Islam," hire more intelligence officers to infiltrate chat rooms and foster better relations with Muslims.
I have a feeling that this battle has to be left to the ultimate amateurs: to the public and their keyboards.