The interview left me with more questions than I started off with. Quite frankly it made me realize how annoying and frustrating it is when people speak ‘in bullshit’ and loops. I learned more about “How to avoid answering a question you: a. do not know the answer to, b. do not want to respond or c. do not understand but also don’t care about clarifying” than I did about Libya’s political state.
“In the capital, a pro-democracy activist who spoke to CNN described a city filled with tension and mistrust. The woman, who asked not to be named because of fears for her safety, said she has seen people in the streets who, she believes, are monitoring residents’ comings and goings and phone conversations” (Gunfire rings out in Libyan capital, CNN)
Dear Lady, you are a whistleblower. Thank goodness CNN is recognized as a news organization and can protect your identity. Who knows what would have occurred if you’d submitted photos, videos or documents to a site who had yet to be labelled. I mention this only because had information been leaked through an unconventional media I wonder if the “world” would have rejected it or labelled the medium as naughty and an instigator, provided of course that names be redacted appropriately.
Alright, now for an organization I am on the front about, I cannot deny I like there message in this instance.
It is easier to say you stand for something than it is to implement what you say. The easier the saying, the quicker the fall.
Anonymous does, more often than not (no one is perfect), execute what is preached. You too protect your little helpers, you may not be able to protect them all but that is the nature of the game. You may not be a nation of your own or an entity which can be defined but you certainly are gaining a reputation and increasingly power among the media and as a entity. Please do not abuse this power, please do not abuse your capabilities and use your strengths to affect others who are not harming those you seek protect.
In the meantime you’re covered from being prosecuted or held liable for cybercrime by the U.S, E.U, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa since Libya is not a signatory of the Council of Europe - Convention on Cybercrime 2001. You may still be hunted down but Libya is likely to be left to regulate for itself. Of course, for now you’re “good” and as has been evident throughout this week…everything is relevant and time of relevancy may not matter.