Saturday, March 04, 2006

Free Porn for Propagandists


So there I was going through the web stats the other day and I came across an interesting visitor: someone from CENTCOM had arrived at my blog after doing a search for "War on Terror" over at Technorati. It was just after my "Bos Befok" post, and although I hadn't bothered with Technorati before, I rushed over there and added my blog to make it easier to find and basically shrugged off the visitor.

But wait there is more: apparently the world's most powerful (and expensive) military is so shit scared of what bloggers might have to say, that they have put together a dedicated team to troll through the web's blogs and "to engage these writers and their electronic information forums."

"McNorton said the team contacts bloggers to inform the writers about any given topic that may have been posted on their site. This outreach effort enables the team to offer complete information to bloggers by inviting them to visit CENTCOM's Web site for news releases, data or imagery.

The team engages bloggers who are posting inaccurate or untrue information, as well as bloggers who are posting incomplete information. They extend a friendly invitation to all bloggers to visit the command's Web site." More...


OK Now.

So let's get this cleared up right away then shall we? As we bloggers, and everyone else for that matter, don't have the complete and accurate set of images from the torture chambers of Abu Ghraib is CENTCOM kindly going to post the Darby Collection in it's entirety???

This would be really helpful and provide a real service, as bloggers could just link to the CENTCOM site instead of trying find somewhere else to host what is apparently a rather extensive archive.

Nah, I didn't think so. So much for "completeness" and "accuracy". If it smells like propaganda and disinformation then it probably is. Nothing short of a self-induced pre-frontal lobotomy could convince me otherwise. Oooops, better not to give them any ideas for when I find myself locked-down in an anonymous prison in Estonia.

Now if CENTCOM really wants drive traffic to their site they should start a Porn affiliate program. I hear that there is a gap in the market, what with Now That's Fucked Up closing down after the owner was harassed silly by the pentagon and the US gov. You remember the site where PFC Hotlips Houlihan could upload pictures of her shaved pussy or Iraqis blown to bits to get free access to porn?

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