Osama bin Laden being interviewed by Hamid Mir, circa March 1997 – May 1998. Hamid Mir - http://www.canadafreepress.com/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Get Ready for the Terrorist Avatars

By George Michael

After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government has shown no compunction about eliminating key terrorists. For example, on September 30, 2011, two U.S. Predator drones launched Hellfire missiles at a vehicle as it traveled on a road in Yemen’s al-Jawf province, killing Anwar al-Awlaki and other al Qaeda operatives. Once characterized as the “bin Laden of the internet,” his pronouncements were broadly disseminated on jihadist websites and social media platforms. Fluent in both A...