You’ve probably already seen the Salt Lake City Tribune article about the alleged MySpace page of Laura Schlessinger’s son Deryk, a paratrooper in Afghanistan:
The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded detainee captioned “My Sweet Little Habib”; accounts of illicit drug use; and a blog entry headlined by a series of obscenities and racial epithets.
I only find that mildly interesting. But what I find extremely compelling is the Army’s suggestion that this actually is the creation of Osama bin Laden:
Army spokesman Robert Tallman [said] “it may be possible that our enemies are actually behind this.
“Our enemies are adaptive, technologically sophisticated, and truly understand the importance of the information battlespace,” Tallman continued. “Sadly, they will use that space to promulgate and disseminate untrue propaganda.”
I think I speak for everyone when I say that, if Al Qaeda’s propaganda arm has the time and sophistication to create a fake-but-believable MySpace page for Laura Schlessinger’s son, we’re going to lose this thing. I suggest that we surrender immediately, and I for one welcome our new salafist overlords.