Social Media: So, Er, What Happened to the Rules?
|Club rules: Why has Twitter not removed the feed of IS?|
I am sure I am not the only person online wondering just how it is IScan promote them on Twitter without either YouTube or Twitter removing their social media usernames and passwords and revoking their licence to use said social media, since their behaviour contravenes not just the rules of social media, but basic national and international laws?
The CEO of Twitter has said the company is now deliberately removing accounts showing or 'tweeting' beheadings yet the slick 'un'official IS feed still stands. I don't know whether IS's Twitter feed, be it 'official' or 'unofficial' has been 'suspended' but does 'IS' having a Twitter feed, which has still not been removed, and presumably a variety of YouTube propaganda channels recruiting Muslims around the world to their cause, benefit anyone but the terrorist group now marauding and rampaging through Iraq and who are trying desperately to do the same in Syria, against a regime who oppose them, but which does not enjoy the favour of the West?
These people keep their Twitter accounts because allowing them to post on Twitter does what exactly? Helps us to locate them? Enables us to gather intelligence? Exactly where is the trade off here between allowing these criminals to recruit more disaffected Muslims to their army in order to spread their terror and the gathering of intelligence we might achieve as we behold yet another man dressed up to the eyeballs in black beheading yet another innocent? Isn't Western intelligence a bit more sophisticated than, "Okay guys, let's see what's going on on their Twitter feed today?"
One could almost be forgiven for thinking this mayhem - this diabolical mayhem - is being staged, but, of course, that would make you a conspiracy theorist. I mean, it makes for macabre and powerful 'theatre', if you're a sicko and you want to 'keep up-to-date' with IS's latest beheading media stunt, but, for Heaven's sake, I would have thought that by now these insane bandits might have lost their rights to the use of Twitter and the use of it to instill terror into the hearts of all, as well as YouTube, onto which they boldly parade the heads of their victims. It only took one word from that UKIP lady to speak out against the power of the Rothschilds and bang, she was gone. Just. Like. That.
If 'IS' are permitted a Twitter feed despite breaking 'all the rules', why is it then that our Western intelligence agencies, which doubtless teams up with telecommunications companies in 'our hour of need' are unable to track by satellite from where these uploads and mobile phone Twitter updates are coming? Are we to seriously believe these kind of activities are completely untraceable? The technology is simply 'not there'? There are 7,000 butchers massacring Christians in Iraq but the head honcho, among his team of all blacks are impossible to locate and kill? And President Obama can send drones, loaded and armed drones at that, to Pakistan in order to kill insurgents but, eerily, no such technology is available to be sent to Iraq to combat a relatively small gang of psychos? There are said to be around 7,000 fighters in IS? That's too big an army for us is it?
Yet with all the military, surveillance and weapons technology available to the West, this is a battle that is going to be 'very difficult'? Are we really saying surveillance companies and/or Government surveillance agencies cannot 'zoom in' a little closer than this? I guess not. Oh wait...
I'm no military expert, but I'd posit that with the satellite surveillance and firepower at the disposal of the military (and its commercial affiliates in the US, the UK and Europe), 7,000 psychopathic, murderous bandits on cellphones, with GPS trackable chips, should not be too difficult at all to overcome, should the political will be there to end the theatre and the carnage of Christians and erase these Islamic militants from the continuing tragic narrative of Iraq and Syria. As Christianity in the region edges ever closer to being wiped out by the forces of darkness, as IS go from town to town and village to village bringing death and destruction to whatever unfortunate region greets them, one would think that this convoy would not be too difficult to spot. The flags, one would have thought, would be a huge giveaway, but apparently not!
|Unlike OsamaBin Laden, these guys are not exactly 'in hiding'...|