“This raises questions about the US government’s definition of terrorism and whether they have expanded it to including hackers,” said Hanni Fakhoury, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Fakhoury said he was curious to know the identity of the “terrorist organisation” mentioned in the documents.
“If it was al-Qaida or Islamic State that would pose no problem for me, but if they were referring to Anonymous that would be a different proposition,” he said.
Hammond was arrested in March 2012 and sentenced in November the following year to 10 years in prison for his part in a series of high-profile hacks carried out in the name of Anonymous. One of the largest of those breaches in which Hammond played a leading role was the release of five million emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor.
He was prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). There was never any suggestion during the proceedings that he was involved in any activities related to terrorism or terrorist organisations.
After 14 years of GWOT,
ISIS has spread to 16 countries.
A savage brutal doctrine is able to win hearts
and minds and attract followers from around the
world even for suicide bombings.
Western view; “The best counterinsurgency campaigns
integrate and synchronize political, security, economic,
and informational components that reinforce governmental
legitimacy and effectiveness while reducing insurgent
influence over the population.”
(U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide, 2009)
And have been a failure.
These bad guys want all non-Muslims to hate all Muslims. That has been al Qaeda’s main goal for over 2 decades. ISIS is using the same play book, but they have found a way to use social media to make their cause the most visible and for some disenfranchised people it also is the most attractive and alluring. The nobodies in this world want to be somebody and they think this will make them someone who is heroic, admired, and part of a historic event, that will make their name live forever. The reality is most will end up as cannon fodder, the total dorks even the bad guys are not going to like much they end up as a Suicide bombing wanting to please their Wahhabi master.
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