December 02, 2010

Official Taliban Website Using Archive.org

Having noticed that the Taliban no longer have an English language website, I was cruising around to see what other changes I could find. This post was going to be about how the Taliban are using YouTube since I found several images on their website with the YouTube logo which seemed to be from screenshots of their own site embedding YouTube videos, such as this:

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But instead of finding YouTube videos, it would appear that the Taliban have been forced to look for other third party hosts to provide them with streaming video. They are using archive.org to spread their propaganda now.

alemarah_video_archiveorg-big.JPG

And a closer view.

alemarah_video_archiveorg_close.JPG

Lesson: as YouTube cracks down on terrorist videos (knock on wood) terrorists will switch third party video streaming sources -- such as their old favorite standbys -- since apparently they are too cheap to buy their own bandwidth!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:22 PM | Comments |