Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pentagon Jams Web, Radio Links Of Taliban

Wow, Taliban websites spread propaganda. Good to know the Pentagon is going to do something about it. Maybe this English website of the Taliban we have been trying to shutdown, will be blocked? Silly me thinking it was illegal to provide services to the Taliban.

I may be missing something here, I'm sure Rusty will weigh in on this.
"WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is starting a broad effort in Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from using radio stations and Web sites to intimidate civilians and plan attacks, according to senior U.S. officials.

As part of the classified effort, American military and intelligence personnel are working to jam the unlicensed radio stations in Pakistan's lawless regions on the Afghanistan border that Taliban fighters use to broadcast threats and decrees.

U.S. personnel are also trying to block the Pakistani chat rooms and Web sites that are part of the country's burgeoning extremist underground. The Web sites frequently contain videos of attacks and inflammatory religious material that attempts to justify acts of violence.
In regards to the radio stations watch this video: Children of the Taliban. The Pakistani's are afraid to miss a broadcast for fear they may be killed.

Crossposted at the Jawa Report

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