Al-Qaida’s still killing people but, hey, we’re hacking their website! Yeah, that’s the ticket! And she’s revealing this because…? Oh yeah, when you do stuff for a campaign one must brag!
The State Department has launched a different sort of raid against Al Qaeda — hacking into Al Qaeda websites in Yemen.
In a rare public admission of the covert cyber war against extremists, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says cyber experts based at the State Department hacked Yemeni tribal websites, replacing Al Qaeda propaganda that bragged about killing Americans.
“Within 48 hours, our team plastered the same sites with altered versions of the ads that showed the toll Al Qaeda attacks have taken on the Yemeni people,” Clinton said Wednesday.
In response, “Extremists are publicly venting their frustration and asking supporters not to believe everything they read on the Internet,” she said.
Yeah, that’s really cool. Too bad it’s not stopping al-Qaida in Yemen and elsewhere from killing innocent people, but hey, it’s sumthin!
Note this little gem, which just adds to the understanding of why things are going so badly all around the world:
Clinton was speaking alongside Adm. Bill McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, at a conference of hundreds of U.S. and international special operations commanders — the two senior leaders sending a tacit message to their sometimes warring tribes of troops and diplomats that they have to get along
In other words, our intelligence community is at each other’s throats. That’s another great little reveal for the world! Thanks Hillary, now that’s you’ve earned your ‘hacker’ creds, you can go enjoy some beer and dancing.