AQ Conference Call, 2: what a difference a week makes

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    Edited to add:

    FYI, there’s an extended treatment of the whole affair by Ken Silverstein now up at Harper’s, Anatomy of an Al Qaeda “Conference Call” — h/t Joshua Foust.

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    4 comments on this post.
    1. derek robinson:

      but what i don’t get is why would anyone care?

    2. joey:

      internet click bait
       

    3. Charles Cameron:

      Hi Derek:
      .
      Care about what? AQ plotting a 9/11 size strike? AQ using advanced communications? Government leaks suggesting NSA-style surveillance systems succeed in breaking AQ security (at a time when NSA surveillance in general is feeling the heat of popular scrutiny)? Factually incorrect reporting of a story dealing with one or all of the above? How this poisons our understanding of any or all of the above? The generally deplorable state of journalism?
      .
      The answer would be different in each case. And part of what I like about the somewhat oblique style of my posts is its ability to stir thoughts not just about one topic, but a congeries… in different minds and mind-sets.

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