Left Wing, Right Wing, and Terrorist Wing Blogs

No one could ever deny the impact that significant Left Wing bloggers have had on the Democratic Party. It was so powerful that their Right Wing counterparts are attempting the same coup d'etat. What is often overlooked by the mainstream is the impact that terrorist blogs and message forums are having on the terrorist wing. Well, it seems the Feds haven't ignored it.

From USA Today,

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department may soon start scouring the Internet to find blogs and message boards that terrorists use to plan attacks in the USA.

The effort comes as researchers are seeing terrorists increasingly use the Internet to plan bombings, recruit members and spread propaganda. "Blogging and message boards have played a substantial role in allowing communication among those who would do the United States harm," the department said in a recent notice.

Homeland Security officials are looking for companies to search the Internet for postings "in near to real-time which precede" an attack, particularly a bombing. Bombings are "of great concern" because terrorists can easily get materials and make an improvised-explosive device (IED), the department said. read more...
A fairly innovative approach that is long overdue. Sometimes, HumInt isn't face-to-face, but, screen-to-screen.

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