Thursday, 21 August 2014

Social Media: So, Er, What Happened to the Rules?

Club rules: Why has Twitter not removed the feed of IS?
Am I the only person online wondering just how it is that a group of people who parade themselves as international Islamic terrorists called ISIS or IS are able to upload their disgusting snuff movies onto YouTube.

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'...
I guess this is one 'Operation' beyond MI6, the CIA and Mossad. We can carpet bomb Baghdad in 2003, but we cannot kill Baghdadi and his gang in 2014 because they're 'so hard to trace'?


Liam Ronan said...

"Now the whole world had one language and a common speech...

They said to each other..'Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens...'

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.

The Lord said, 'If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.'

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world.

From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth." Genesis 11: 1-9

The more we can 'communicate' over this curse of social media the more divided we are and all the more that which is evil and that which is good achieve equivalence.

Genty said...

My own thoughts exactly, which you have articulated better than I ever could. The bottom line is: What the hell is going on?

Anonymous said...

You speak the simple truth. Most people have been brainwashed by constant propaganda and do not know how to think, reason. Also, the lack of discernment is a fruit of continual mortal sin. Thank you for your adherence to the Faith, to the Truth. Thank you for not surrendering to the bullies who want people to stop speaking the truth, or simply acknowledging it.

J said...

Nobody realize that the name of the President of USA is Barack Hussein Obama??...lets think it again: Ba-rack Hus-sein O-ba-ma

Ah...sorry that is very complicated reasoning related to conspiracy theory issues.
Or is he Irish? I mean, the O´bamas

Highland Cathedral said...

And don't forget how the Israelis claim to know the exact location of the people they wish to kill.

Liam Ronan said...

Has anyone ever considered that man's obsession with social media faintly echoes Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the tree which brings the knowledge of good an evil?

"And the serpent said to her, What is this talk of death? God knows well that as soon as you eat this fruit your eyes will be opened, and you yourselves will be like gods, knowing good and evil." Genesis 3:4-5

And aren't we gods indeed when we partake of the fruit, i.e. 'the wisdom' that social media purports to offer and judge good and evil by our own standards?

John Vasc said...

Laurence, You're quite right to pose these questions that many of us have been asking. A large, uncamouflaged army convoy driving through an open desert, and yet no drones are being used? And when a couple of rockets target an ISIS site it's always just one or two, aimed at parked, un-personed military vehicles, and the USAF then tells us just how terribly, terribly hard it all is!

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