Anonymous, the hacking ‘movement’, has created a YouTube video declaring war on Israel. The form and content of the declaration are sinister, in a Hollywood type of way. The cyber war, after all, has been going on for quite some time already. But what’s new is that this movement has now formally called on like-minded people all over the world to join in on the attack against Israel. By the way, the Anonymous video could be a fake, nobody really knows.
The video is sinister because the ‘declaration of war’ comes from an anonymous source that gathers “people who travel a short distance together – much like commuters who meet in a bus or tram: For a brief period of time we have the same route, share a common goal, purpose or dislike. And on this journey together, we may well change the world.” The declaration of war has not been made by a country or a dictator, or even a clearly identifiable terrorist group like Islamic Jihad. This is not an Iranian leader inspecting a military parade with mounted missiles rolling by, missiles which have “Death to Israel” scrawled on them. This is something else entirely, who knows who is really behind it, how many they are, how serious they are, and how much damage they can do. Israel gets hacked thousands of times a day, and this number has been increasing lately. The level of seriousness is also rising. I believe we’re just at the beginning of this new type of warfare, and I hope to God that we’re ready for it. By the way, if you want to ‘join’ Anonymous, here’s how. You know, just in case you want to get into the game and maybe, you know, ask the people nicely to please instead focus on really bad people like Bashar Assad, Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, Khaminei, Robert Mugabe etc etc etc who make this world a really bad place.