Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How outrageous: how can Syrian regime engages what the US and its friends engage in

How dare they? How dare they.  I mean, yes Al-Arabiyyah published what it said were private emails from members of the Syrian ruling elite, but Al-Arabiyyah is the news site of King Fahd's brother-in-law, and King Fahd as is well known was a champion of freedom and equality.  "The Qatari prime minister.s daughter is arrested in London. Qatar.s army chief stages a coup against the emir. Hamad bin Jassim, the prime minister, is sacked. None of these stories is true, but for a while Syria.s embattled regime tried to make them credible partly thanks to a group of loyal hackers.  Late on Monday, the so-called Syrian Electronic Army, the cyber activists who spam Facebook and Twitter with pro-government messages, hacked into the Twitter account of Saudi Arabia.s al-Arabiya news channel and planted the report of Mr bin Jassim.s removal. As al-Arabiya rushed to report that its social networks were infiltrated, the hackers posted news about an explosion at a Qatari natural gasfield." (thanks Laleh)