The CIA's publications division is at it again
President Barack Obama appears with a bull’s-eye on his head in a new English-language magazine published online apparently by Islamist militants, who also urge Muslims around the world to try to hack and manipulate American drones.
“Wanted Dead Only. Barack Obama Mass Murderer. Reward: in the Hereafter,” reads the full page poster that depicts a darkened image Obama as a target.
Elsewhere in the 80-page tome, the magazine calls upon the “Ummah,” the community of Muslims all over the world, to hack and manipulate U.S. drones, identifying drone attacks as “one of the utmost important issues that the Ummah must unite to come up with an answer to.”
And so on. I suppose these fake periodicals are an effective way of finding out who might be attracted to this sort of reading material.
Some of you may recall the case of Arthur Derounian, a.k.a. John Roy Carlson, who infiltrated the American fascist movement in the 1940s. I never did figure out who employed him. During the war, he wrote a great book titled Under Cover
, which you used to be able to find in every used book store in the U.S., and which is now online. (Alas, the same cannot be said for the even-better sequel, the Plotters
). "Carlson" ran a pro-Nazi publication for a while. Great
way to collect names and addresses.
I believe that this trick was first tried in the late 19th century, although I can't recall any specifics. Can you?