The Ever Changing Terrorist Narrative

Following along with the war on terror is difficult because the state’s official story constantly changes. One moment we’re lead to believe that the terrorists are a very sophisticated group that utilizes many high-tech communication methods in order to avoid surveillance. The next moment we’re lead to believe that the terrorists are idiotic cavemen who barley have enough intelligence to comprehend the invention of the wheel. Before Snowden leaked information regarding the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM program we were told that the terrorists were sophisticated, now that he has leaked that information we’re being told that the terrorists were simpletons:

The U.S. intelligence community says terrorists are trying to change the way they communicate because of what they learned from Edward Snowden’s admitted leaks of classified information about government surveillance programs.

“We can confirm we are seeing indications that several terrorist groups are in fact attempting to change their communications behaviors based specifically on what they are reading about our surveillance programs in the media,” a U.S. intelligence official told CNN.

This is bullshit. Last year a report noted that most terrorist forums existed on, what is often referred to as, the deep web:

In a January 2012 report titled “Jihadism on the Web: A Breeding Ground for Jihad in the Modern Age,” the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service drew a convincing picture of an Islamist Web underground centered around “core forums.” These websites are part of the Deep Web, or Undernet, the multitude of online resources not indexed by commonly used search engines.

The only terrorists using communication channels that can be watched by the NSA are the dumb ones, the ones who pose no legitimate threat. Most terrorists aren’t retarded, they know how to use a search engine to find information on securing communications. By claiming that terrorists are now moving to communication systems that can’t be watched by the NSA the United States government is also claiming that the terrorists are stupid. If the terrorists are that stupid then the government has been lying to us when it claimed that terrorists were sophisticated and therefore a legitimate threat to Americans.

Don’t fall for the bullshit, if the terrorists are intelligent enough to pose a threat then they’ve been using unwatchable forms of communications for decades. The state simply wants to run Snowden’s name through the mud in order to erode popular support for the man’s actions.