Operation Cupcake

Too funny, the British go about fighting terrorism with attempted humor.

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in ‘Operation Cupcake’

The cyber-warfare operation was launched by MI6 and GCHQ in an attempt to disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular to recruit “lone-wolf” terrorists with a new English-language magazine, the Daily Telegraph understands.

When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead of instructions about how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” by “The AQ Chef” they were greeted with garbled computer code.

The code, which had been inserted into the original magazine by the British intelligence hackers, was actually a web page of recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show.

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SIS (MI6)
Secret Intelligence Service
GCHQ – Government Communications Headquarters
Government Communications Headquarters

Of course, it would have been better if the cupcake recipes hadn’t been garbled but, nonetheless, well played!

/and hey, as long as MI6 has rooted themselves this deep into al Qaeda servers, why not a massive Hello Kitty campaign?

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

Just remember, there is no global war on terrorism.

Al-Qaeda magazine teaches how to kill Americans

The 74-page online, English-language magazine, titled Inspire, which has a foreword by Osama bin Laden, encourages “individual jihad” to kill Americans and westerners.

It is an indication that the terrorist network is signalling a move away from terror “spectaculars”, which are easier for intelligence agencies to foil, towards one-man operations.

In a graphic feature called The Ultimate Mowing Machine, it gives ideas for one-man operations, such as attaching blades to the front of a pickup truck which can then be used to “mow down” passers-by.

“To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle,” it advises. “The ideal location is a place where there are a maximum number of pedestrians and the least number of vehicles.”

Another option is the use of personal firearms. “A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington DC at lunch hour for example might end up knocking out a few government supporters,” it says.

The magazine is the second high-quality edition of “Inspire”, which is produced by Arab-Americans who have defected to the Yemeni base of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Their ideological figurehead is Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born Yemeni cleric, who is said to be the mastermind behind the attempted bombing of an airliner on Christmas day, and who was in email contact with Major Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood “shooter”.

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Awlaki hails martyrdom in 2nd AQAP volume
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Al Qaeda Magazine Goes On Line For Terrorist Wannabees (Link For Download)
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Attack Washington restaurants: Qaeda
Terror threat to restaurants as Al Qaeda calls for attacks on government workers in D.C.
Is al Qaeda Planning D.C. Lunchtime Attacks?
Second edition of Yemeni Al Qaeda magazine released
American Editor Brings U.S. Savvy To Jihad Outreach
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‘I Am Proud To Be A Traitor To America,’ Boasts American Al Qaeda
Qaeda Pushes Snack Attacks, ‘Ultimate Mowing Machine’

So, just because the Obama administration refuses to acknowledge that we’re at war with Islamic terrorists worldwide, doesn’t mean that Islamic terrorists worldwide aren’t at war with us. And now it seems that al Qaeda wants to bring their Jihad to America’s streets, into our neighborhoods.

/if the government is unable or unwilling to protect you, you’ll just have to be ready to protect yourself, you’ve been warned