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Re: <nettime> Tactical Media Efforts of the Iraqi Sunni Insurgency -- an
Jon Lebkowsky on Mon, 2 Jul 2007 10:35:43 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Tactical Media Efforts of the Iraqi Sunni Insurgency -- an extensive case study


On 6/29/07, Bruce Sterling <bruces {AT} well.com> wrote:
>
> Biographies of the best-known martyrs are sometimes lavish affairs,
> Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, the most famous jihadist to have died in
> Iraq, was the subject of a downloadable "encyclopedia" that includes
> not on numerous materials on the Jordanian militant's life, but
> also a complete collection of his statements, essays on his beliefs
> and influence, and statements on the jihad in Iraq by Osama bin
> Laden. Formatted as a 7.7-megabyte self-contained mini-browser,
> the "encyclopedia" provides users with a table of contents and a
> conventient graphics interface.
>

Man, I wonder who's the audience for something like this? Do we have
millions of desert jihadists with hundred-dollar laptops downloading this
fat bit of ebook? Our was it created hoping to win the hearts and minds of
young urban professional jihadists (yupjies)?

 ~ Jon

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