Did the Bovard Blog make the Top 5,000???

MSNBC reports today that the Pentagon is checking out 5000 websites a day.

Admittedly, the Arab alphabet has not yet appeared on this site.

On the other hand, some of the neoconservatives (who dominated the Pentagon in the first Bush administration) consider France an enemy of the United States, posing potentially an even greater threat to America than does Yemen.

And if those Pentagon web experts recognize a French surname when they see one, and if they agree with Thomas Carlyle that “Sarcasm is the language of the devil,” well…




MSNBC News Services

Updated: 8:30 p.m. ET May 4, 2006
WASHINGTON – A Pentagon research team monitors more than 5,000 jihadist Web sites, focusing daily on the 25 to 100 most hostile and active, defense officials said Thursday. And the makers of combat video games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the United States, officials added. 

The team includes 25 linguists, who cover multiple dialects of the Arabic language and provide reports on events sparking anger on extremist Web sites, Dan Devlin, a Pentagon public diplomacy specialist, said Thursday. The researchers, for instance, focused in November on the backlash caused by the Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Devlin testified to Congress as part of a briefing on how terrorists use the Internet…..


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4 Responses to Did the Bovard Blog make the Top 5,000???

  1. Sunni May 5, 2006 at 1:00 pm #

    Ha! It’d be an amusing experiment to have the same “language of the devil” content on two separate sites, identical in every way except for the presence of an Arabic phrase or two on one of them. Watch the traffic and see how fast the Thought Police show up …

  2. Jim May 5, 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    You think it would also trigger the alarms if I merely printed the Arabic version of “buy low, sell high”?

  3. Steve May 5, 2006 at 7:01 pm #

    Well, its good to see the boys in the pentagon are out there…uh…spending those defense dollars wisely…..

  4. Pero Ristow August 19, 2006 at 2:21 pm #

    Well,I am not French and mu surname doesn’t sound anything like that, but my university education is entirely French,which , I suspect will be discovered by our clever NSA agents since I left foolishly so much proof of it all over the U.S.
    How can I change my past record to state that I had Freedom Education or even more patriotically, Enduring Freedom Education?
    Help somebody!