Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Respect, retaliation, and a message from the other Anonymous

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Solidarity with France

A French flag hangs at half mast at the Elysee Palace on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. French President Francois Hollande meets party leaders today after a series of fatal shootings in Paris on Friday. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
France grieves, flag half-mast
Mirror News, UK/Amma Dubuis/11/16/15. "Anonymous declares war on Islamic State after Paris attacks in chilling video: 'We will hunt you down'
"Hacker group Anonymous have declared war against ISIS after the attacks in Paris on Friday night.  Posting a video on YouTube, the group said it would use its knowledge to "unite humanity" and warned the terrorists to "expect us".

Behind their signature mask, a spokesperson speaking in French said: 'Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go. We will launch the biggest operation ever against you.  Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared.  The French people are stronger than you and will come out of this atrocity even stronger." Read more. 

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USA flags are half-mast
until Thursday, 11/19/15
Related, Anonymous.  USA Today/Elizabeth Weise, 1/09/15, "Anonymous threatens cyber-revenge for Paris killings." "SAN FRANCISCO — One of the hacktivist groups using the name Anonymous has vowed to attack Islamic terrorist websites and social media accounts in revenge for the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris. ...  There is no one Anonymous group but rather several individuals and groups who make statements and take action under the broad umbrella of the name.

Related, retaliation. Reuters/Chine Labbe and Crispian Balmer, 11/17/15, "France seeks global coalition against Islamic State, launches new strikes." "Much of France came to a standstill at midday for a minute's silence to remember the dead, many of whom were young people killed as they enjoyed a night out. Metro trains stopped, pedestrians paused and office workers stood at their desks."  Related, respect.   Newsnet5/Associated Press, 11/16/15. "WASHINGTON - The U.S. flag is being lowered to half-staff at the White House, federal buildings across the country and American military and diplomatic stations around the world as a mark of respect for victims of the Paris attacks.President Barack Obama ordered the gesture of solidarity with France by proclamation Sunday. The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday."
Photographs. French flag half mast by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images, from CBS 4/CNN Wire, 11/15/15. Anonymous face page to a video from BBC News, 11/16/15.  American flag half Mast from The Courier-Gazette/The Camden Herald, Waldo County, GA, 11/16/15. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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