Информационная война с терроризмом

«Более половины этой битвы происходит на информационном поле, т.к. мы участвуем в информационной войне за сердцами и умами мусульман». Эти слова принадлежат не какому-нибудь агенту по связям с общественностью, а главному помощнику Осамы бен Ладена Айману аль-Завахири.

Террористы искусно адаптировались к ведению войн в современном информационном веке, а Америка и правительства других демократических стран в основном не научились этому. Задумайтесь: у яростных экстремистов есть свои собственные «комитеты по связям со средствами информации», целью которых является манипулирование мнением элиты. Они планируют и разрабатывают эффективные атаки с помощью газетных заголовков, используя все средства связи для того, чтобы запугать свободных людей и лишить их коллективной воли.

Они знают, что информации нипочём границы, и что одна умело составленная новость может нанести нам столько же урона (и быть настолько же полезной им), как любая военная атака. К тому же, они способны действовать быстро, располагая небольшим количеством людей и скромными возможностями по сравнению с большими и дорогостоящими государственными аппаратами правительств демократических стран.

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