Onward American Cyber Basijis!

Onward American Cyber Basijis!

Pro-Iran war hawk and key neoconservative Bill Kristol is encouraging "freedom-loving hackers around the world" to attack wikileaks because wikileaks as he sees it is a "threat to our liberties and well being".

Bill Kristol:,"If Tea Party-inspired Americans—and freedom-loving hackers around the world—can act effectively in cyberspace against today’s threats to our liberties and well-being, and to the liberties and well-being of others—that’s something to be applauded.

There is something eerily familiar about this type of mentality.  A group of highly influential public figures calling on ordinary citizens to actively suppress and limit free speech in the name of "national security".

We as Iranians have heard our share of such excuses before (look no further than the Basij Cyber Army of the regime). The question is, will ordinary Americans fall for the same bankrupt excuses ?



Left: Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of Basij.

Right: Bill Kristol, arch neoconservative and arguably, commander of the Sarah Palin fraction of the tea party movement.


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Anahid Hojjati

MOOSIRvaPIAZ, good blog, good point

by Anahid Hojjati on

Yes, as you noted:"There is something eerily familiar about this type of mentality."

I have not heard this Kristol guy too much but just enough to know that seeing his name does not remind me of any great analysis. Thanks for your blog.