FBI — Terrorism 2002/2005
Anonymous declared war on the US government. That kinda qualifies them as an enemey of the state doesn't it?If Anonymous -- like they've done -- hack into governmental and corporate websites, files, etc. etc. and individuals who are involved with the decision making of these governmental and economic policies and in doing so are demanding so sort of change as they'd like to see it, these individuals or groups of individuals must not be viewed as terrorists. They may be viewed as freedom fighters if you argree with their agenda or they can be considered hostiles. They aren't attacking the innocent they are attacking a specific target or groups of targets who directly can afffect the outcome they so desire.
That is the difference.
Anonymous Declares War On U.S Government - YouTube
For years, the US government didn't take Al Qaeda seriously after they declared war on the US. Do you really think the US govenment is going to make that same mistake again?
But if it makes you feel any better, Anonymous has an operation to shut down Syrian government websites.
"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
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"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
If it ain't the Government withholding information, it is the Hacktivists.
Apparently they aren't any better that the Government. I wonder if they see their own hypocrisy?
“The contents are various and we won’t ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.”
Anybody else notice the article the OP shared with us was dated the 26th? What are the updates to this? Was there a deadline to their demands? Any response from govt officials?
"I would be pissed off but this new IPhone is ****ing awesome." Ali Newman
"Reluctantly forced to expose the information"?It appears that the secrets will come a cost: Anonymous claims that there will be “collateral damage” if they are reluctantly forced to expose the information, presumably related to individuals who they think are associated with, but responsible for, the offensive laws.
Like an abusive husband is reluctantly forced to hit his wife because she STILL leaves her top button undone.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville