Reject #OpIsis and the Co-Opting of Anonymous | Courage Hammond

The attacks in France were a terrible but unfortunately predictable response by desperate people who, after a decade of war and occupation, want the west to taste what we have been regularly dishing out. But we cannot allow them to be used to justify more war.

It’s a familiar script,

used to push police-state laws, mass surveillance, and rampant militarization. It was never about fighting terrorism or weapons of mass destruction, but about [corporate conglomerate control]*

The naïve fools behind the operation are being manipulated by intelligence [contractors]* taking advantage of the emotional reaction

The same intelligence industry that runs their own NSA hacker operations against ISIS uses the same counter-terrorism justification to spy on everyday civilians with no regards for rights to privacy, encryption, or anonymity. They have always targeted Anonymous and other dissident groups as terrorists, and when they aren’t trying to discredit or imprison us, they are attempting to co-opt us

Sabu [personna]* asked me to hack government websites of Syria and Turkey, among others, which I did, unaware [it]* was an FBI [rogue operation]*.

The [contractors]* out there encouraging you to “hack the terrorists” will have no problem turning around and locking you up for years if you are not useful to their agenda.

*Editorial correction


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