Taliban Using YouTube for Propaganda

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  1. Taliban YouTube Channel: Group Creates YouTube Channel To Spread Propaganda (VIDEO)

    First Posted: 10-18-09 05:25 PM | Updated: 10-18-09 06:45 PM

    The enemy in Afghanistan has discovered YouTube.

    CNN's Fareed Zakaria briefly reported on the Taliban's foray into new media during his show on Sunday. The group that's fighting to restore radical Sharia law and to retake Afghanistan recently posted two videos to it's YouTube account, Istqlalmedia.

    According to Zakaria, one of the videos was a "disturbing clip" that showed "hideous scenes of death and destruction set to music." The clip has since been disabled and removed from the site.

    The remaining video is propaganda set to Pashtun-language music.

    Zakaria also pointed to the group's english-language propaganda web site and noted that it is hosted by servers based in Portland, Oregon.

    The Washington Post reported on this phenomenon in April 2009:

    Militants' use of U.S. Web hosts has sparked occasional spats between the United States and its allies, as well as endless debates over whether it is better to shut down the web sites when they're discovered or to let them continue to operate. By allowing them to remain online, intelligence analysts can sometimes discover clues about the leadership and structure of terrorist groups, some analysts say.

    "Even the Taliban cannot survive without the products of the modern world," noted Zakaria.

    Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/18/taliban-on-youtube-group_n_325267.html
  2. Look on the bright side, all those Apache Gun Camera footage clips show them what thier immediate future will be.
  3. :twisted:
  4. IMHO we should clear gun camera footage AKA Kill TV a lot more than we do.

    It would put the word out.

    Digging in the middle of the road at night? You're gonna die! Messily.
  5. Hang on. Open access website which enables you to post whatever crap you like, so others can see it. Of course they are fcuking using it! They are NOT fcuking stupid!