ISRAELI CYBER-WARRIORS "CRASH" INTERNET
By Rev. Ted Pike
27 Apr 10
Anti-"Tea Party" blogger Jason Levin incurred world scorn
by encouraging alleged supporters in 65 US cities to "crash" Tea
Party protests April 15. He goaded them to infiltrate Tea Party ranks
and destroy the movement by saying and doing outrageous things. Much
is not known about Levin. But his tactics resemble efforts by another
saboteur to discredit critics online through disinformation and cyber-attack.
That is the state of Israel.
For more than a year, Israel has reeled under unprecedented world
criticism for its brutality to the people of Gaza. It has not silenced
its critics by beginning humane treatment or admitting its wrongdoing.
Instead, it has unceasingly described itself as the victim,
withering under unprecedented, global anti-Semitism. It says critique
of Israel poses as legitimate disagreement but only masks the ancient,
irrational Jew-hatred that led to the Holocaust.
Over the past years, defenders of Israel such as the Anti-Defamation
League have proposed massive education as the only way to counter worldwide
anger at Israel. But there’s a problem. The more educated people
become about Israel's brutality (including use of white phosphorus
bombs to devour the flesh of innocent Gazans and their children), the
more "anti-Semitic" the world becomes! Thus, for the past
four years, Israel's Foreign Ministry has been creating an international
cadre of Israeli and Jewish "cyber-warriors" who will do
more than "educate" against internet critics; they may also
now be spreading confusion, disinformation, and even sabotage against
Israel’s critics on the web – much as Jason Levin proposed
against Tea Partiers.
'Israel's government has thrown its weight behind efforts by supporters
to counter what it believes to be negative bias and a tide of pro-Arab
propaganda. The Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats
to track websites and chat rooms so that networks of US and European
groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive
messages. In the past week, nearly five-thousand members of the
World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) have downloaded special "megaphone" software
that alerts them to anti-Israeli chat rooms or internet polls to
enable them to post contrary viewpoints. A student team in Jerusalem
combs the web in a host of different languages to flag the sites
so that those who have signed up can influence an opinion survey
or the course of a debate.' (Times
Backed By Army of Cyber-Soldiers," 28July06)
The widespread use of the "megaphone" software allows perhaps
100,000 Jews to be alerted the moment an internet public opinion poll
relating to Israel is proposed. Inventors of the "megaphone" desktop
tool clearly say that a purpose of the technology is to skew poll results.
The purpose of any public opinion poll within a democracy is to obtain
an accurate understanding of public opinion. It is not a forum for
argumentation. Yet countless Israeli cyber-warriors now distort honest
survey efforts, guilty of what critics increasingly call "ballot
stuffing." In Britain, computing-website The Register called Israel's
poll activism "highly organized mass manipulation of technology."
For example, a poll in Britain attempted to determine if the British
think questioning the accuracy of the six-million figure of alleged
Holocaust victims should be a criminal offense. Massive “yes” votes
from Jewish cyber-warriors worldwide so distorted the response that
the poll became useless. Independent Television News and others have
also criticized cyber-warriors for stifling online discussion by generating
excessive comment and "spam" on internet message boards (Wikipedia, “Megaphone
Desktop Tool”). By contaminating polling research necessary
to the democratic process, Jewish activists block orderly discussion
and reveal that their primary intent is to whitewash Israel.
Smashing Israel's Opposition
Joel Leyden runs the Israeli government-approved Israel News Agency
and commands at least 100,000 Jewish cyber-warriors worldwide. When
an Iranian newspaper in 2006 sponsored a cartoon contest critical of
establishment history of the Holocaust, Leyden "used search-engine
optimization [directing search-engine results], to successfully bury
the Iranian content, and added text inserts into their cartoons which
explained the facts of the Holocaust." Israel's destruction of
the Iranian contest was not "education" but cyber-terrorism.
Jewish Chronicle, “Israel Internet PR Cyber-Warriors" by
Lucy Tobin, 12Feb09) It is the equivalent of one newspaper
hiring thugs to smash a rival newspaper’s printing presses.
Such is a powerful reminder that, while Israel counts itself a democracy,
it and its PR arm, the Anti-Defamation League, are actually intent
on destroying the free speech and action of their critics. In their
opinion, strong criticism of Israel ranks as one of the deadliest outbreaks
of anti-Semitism in history, imminently threatening the survival of
the Jewish state. It is beneath representation, they believe, and should
be illegal. Toward this end, Israel wants to end freedom of speech
not only for the Palestinians but also for Messianic
Christian evangelists in southern Israel and Holocaust revisionists
in Iran. (See, "Is
'Strong' Criticism of Israel Anti-Semitic?")
The motto of Mossad, “by way of deception,” appears to
extend far beyond Israel’s secret police. It seems that, for
many Jewish activists, any means of silencing anti-Semites is permissible.
Destroying the Patriot Movement
Israel's attempt to destroy internet opposition may already be well
advanced. Increasingly, a host of saboteurs attack critics of Israel
on the Internet.
- Spreading gossip and accusations within the Right, promoting distrust.
- Representing themselves as conspiracy theorists who are profane
- Posing as wildly irresponsible anti-Semites and right-wing extremists
in order to frighten away newcomers.
- Calling for imminent violence.
- Cluttering search engines with disinformation.
- Inciting religious and racial tensions.
- Voting down good videos as soon as they appear while voting up bad
ones (Result: good videos languish from lack of interest).
Jeff Rense, the world's preeminent anti-Zionist talk show host and
internet news provider, tells me:
"Zionist internet terrorism, character assassination, and email
hacking are growing in ferocity and arrogance. The ongoing interception
of many articles you write and send to me for posting is certainly
a prime case in point....here's what I have to work against. Each story
I select for publication is edited, formatted, etc., by yours truly,
and then emailed to my webmaster for posting. To make certain he gets
the stories I want placed on rense.com, I email each of them a total
of *five* times. I send four of the copies to four *different* addresses
that James maintains at four *different* IPs. I also
send one email (the fifth one) - of each story back to myself via cc
to be as sure as possible the emails were actually processed and delivered.
What the Zionists (and perhaps others) do is clear. If they choose
to block certain stories, they intercept all four of the emails through
James' four different email addresses… but they allow my own
cc to be delivered back to my mailbox. This makes it appear to me that
all five of the emails were processed correctly. Clever trick. We have
run across this 'technique' many, many times. So, in addition to blocking
and destroying incoming email from very important writers like yourself,
they are having a good time vaporizing outgoing stories I send to be
posted at rense.com. They are also quite capable of changing the content
of emails which they so choose. Unfortunately, there are a lot more
dirty tricks in their inventory, which is clearly laid out in my article
which can be read here: 'Zionist
Terror Attacks' on Rense.com and Rense
What Can Be Done?
Lovers of freedom must recognize that the internet is the "Lexington
Green" on which freedom can be saved or lost today. As such, we
must be open to the possibility that Israeli cyber-warriors will not
be content to simply manipulate polls and search engines but will actually
create the impression of “anti-Semitic” bigotry, outrages,
and even threats of violence online. They may also attempt to knock
out websites and manipulate right-wing communications.
As we saw powerfully demonstrated on April 15, once the Tea Party
movement became aware of Jason Levin's attempts to infiltrate and discredit
it, Tea Partiers everywhere made it clear they would be especially
watchful for such "agent provocateurs" and expel them. The
same awareness, action, and suspicion must pervade the Christian/conservative
right as the government of Israel attempts to take over one of the
very greatest forums of freedom left to us: a free internet. If Israel
wants ballot-stuffing and destruction of the communication tools of
its critics, then let such repression be confined to its twisted "democracy," Israel.
Everyone must let Israel know that "by way of deception" will
not be tolerated on the information super highway. The internet belongs