In the footnote to National Donut Day 2015, I told my readers to stay tuned for "my weekly gas price post with bonus coverage of the OPEC meeting, a special cyberwar report covering China, Russia, and The Sith Jihad, and the monthly meta." While I took care of the first with Gas up in some neighborhoods as OPEC decides to keep pumping, I have so much material for the second that I decided to split it up into three parts, beginning with the online operations of ISIS AKA The Sith Jihad. I begin with a 21st Century example of "loose lips sink ships" as CNN reports 'Moron' posts selfie, gives away ISIS location.
Social media revealed the location of an ISIS compound. Gen. Hawk Carlisle explains what happened next.As Rick Perry would say, "Oops."
Follow over the jump for two more videos from CNN on The Sith Jihad's use of social media.
The next video mentions the above incident and contrasts it with The Sith Jihad's use of technology for recruitment in ISIS releases new video in English.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports that ISIS released a new video in perfect English, trying to recruit new members in the U.S.CNN continues describing The Sith Jihad's efforts online with Surge in ISIS using social media for recruitment.
There has been a surge in homegrown ISIS extremism driven by recruitment through social media. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.So far, this has worked out as well for the recruits in the U.S. as the fellow posting the selfie of the Sith Jihad headquarters--not well at all. Still, this is an area of concern; one of these days, they might recruit someone competent.
Stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment entry. The reports on Chinese and Russian cyber-warfare, along with the monthly meta, will have to wait.