Hillary Clinton is ready to shut down ISIS… on Twitter

posted at 3:31 pm on November 22, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

Earlier this week Hillary Clinton delivered a “long awaited” foreign policy speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. The timing was probably fortuitous for her, given the arc of current events across the pond and the nation’s current debate on refugees and what to do about ISIS. (It probably isn’t bothering her overly much to have them talking about something other than her email server, either.) Still, anyone looking for some brilliant new plan on how to defeat the terrorists might have come away disappointed. As Callum Borchers at the Washington Post describes it, the speech was big on gauzy generalities but decidedly short on specific solutions. But there was one exception to be noted: Hillary was ready to shut these dangerous terrorists down… on Twitter.

Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy speech Thursday wasn’t exactly packed with specific strategies to defeat the Islamic State. But the Democratic presidential front-runner did offer this highly targeted approach:

“Social media companies can also do their part by swiftly shutting down terrorist accounts, so they’re not used to plan, provoke or celebrate violence,” she said.

Boom. Just shut it down. And do it swiftly.

On the surface, this sounds like a common-sense proposal. Social media is an important part of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine. When the group claimed responsibility for last week’s attacks on Paris, it did so on Twitter. Islamic State members routinely use social media to exchange instructions and recruit new members.

It’s the “on the surface” part which is always the giveaway in these types of debates. Sure, it sounds easy to shut down their accounts, but as anyone who uses Twitter or Facebook on a regular basis knows, that’s hardly the case. It turns out that the social media networks actually do shut down a lot of accounts which they believe are fomenting terror, but they know that they can’t definitively identify more than a tiny sliver of them. And even when they do, they seem to sweep up a lot more people than were intended. People such as Isis Anchalee.

Oops. I’m afraid that’s going to happen a lot. But you can hardly blame Twitter. What sort of filters are they supposed to use to root out the bad guys? You can’t just wipe out everyone mentioning ISIS in their timelines. If that were the rule my account would be banned five times before I’ve finished making breakfast on most days. And besides, how many actual terrorists post a lot of tweets with lines like, “Oh, by the way… I’m with ISIS and coming to **** YOU ALL UP!”

Further, don’t our own intelligence agencies use Twitter and Facebook as some of they key tools they have for finding, snooping on and eventually arresting terrorists? In fact, I’m pretty sure that at least one terrorist revealed his location on Twitter without intending to. That genius was rewarded with three JDAMs leveling his entire building.

Brilliant plan, Secretary Clinton. We’ll get right on that.


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The scumhag is a beached decaying whale, with a Southern accent in…Mississippi.

Schadenfreude on November 22, 2015 at 3:34 PM

She helped to create their caliphate, Libya, with Rubio, being just one action.

Schadenfreude on November 22, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Women all over America feel much safer now.

faraway on November 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM

So, if the GOP were serious; they’d be on TV mocking this.

Block ’em on twitter and facebook. – Really?

lorien1973 on November 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM

OMG!! She’s so BRAVE !!!

katy the mean old lady on November 22, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Isn’t her first step: arrest the film makers?

lorien1973 on November 22, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Hill is on to something. We won WW11 by shutting down the Nazi and Japanese warriors on Twitter and facebook. Yeah, common core has ruined the public ed. system, so that is no longer taught in pubic schools. Had those two things been around during civil war, and had the South(Jefferson Davis) shut the yankee blastards down on Twitter and facebook, we’d be saluting the confederate flag and singing Dixie as our national anthem. Glad the Brits didn’t have facebook and twitter to shut down those pesky patriots in the 1770’s.

they lie on November 22, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Hillary shut down a movie to cover up her lies about Benghazi….

Through her actions Hillary is part of the administration who helped ISIS form and grow.
There was no ISIS before Hillary was Secretary of State.

albill on November 22, 2015 at 3:44 PM

…she’s confused!

JugEarsButtHurt on November 22, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Let’s place a dozen or so protesters in a Hillary Clinton campaign stop or a DNC event and have them jump up and scream, ‘Allahu Akbar!’

How many want to bet that these people on the Left, who continue to claim that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, dive for cover?

Now, imagine their response if those same people screamed, ‘Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour!’ They’d laugh and look at them like they were mental cases.

But, as Hillary insists, ‘Muslims have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism!’

Sure, Hill.

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 3:46 PM

When will this happen here?:

Conflict News [email protected] 15h15 hours ago

CRIMEA: State of emergency declared after electrical towers carrying power from Ukraine ‘blown up’ – @Reuters

davidk on November 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Ignore this nonsense. Focus on these questions for Hillary.

Hillary, Why did you cause the Syrian refugee crisis? Why didn’t you create a UN Safe Zone for them to stay in their homeland?

faraway on November 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Must watch and send along

Schadenfreude on November 22, 2015 at 3:51 PM

As a Mississippian I wish to say I’m microaggressed.

But as a true Mississippian, I yawn at one more insult.

After all, I’ve been insulted by experts.

itsspideyman on November 22, 2015 at 3:51 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Rape Accuser Blasts ‘Evil’ Hillary: ‘Shame on you!’

In one of her first media appearances in nearly a decade, Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who famously accused Bill Clinton of rape, is now speaking out against Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president.

“Shame on you, Hillary, that’s disgusting,” Broaddrick said of Clinton’s attempt to run for high office in part on women’s issues. “Shame on you, Hillary. It’s time to be truthful,” she added.

Broaddrick was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” the popular weekend talk radio program. An advanced copy of the audio interview was obtained exclusively by Breitbart.

During the exchange with Klein, the notoriously media-shy Broaddrick accused Clinton of complacency in covering up her husband’s alleged sexual crimes and indiscretions.

“I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other,” she said.

She recalled a personal meeting with Hillary in 1978, in which, Broaddrick believes, the future First Lady strongly implied the alleged rape victim must stay silent about her traumatic experience.

Broaddrick said she “almost died” two months ago when she saw a Clinton campaign ad in which Hillary insisted all women must be sided with if they accuse men of sexual assault.

“You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you,” Clinton said in the video, which she addressed to “every survivor of sexual assault.”

Broaddrick responded: “Aaron, the only thing that I would like to say is I hope that someday these two people, these people that I feel like are so evil, will be brought to justice.”

“You know, if I can help in that, I will. But these are not good people for America,” she said of Bill and Hillary.

continued…

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 3:53 PM

facebook why would you disable my personal account? MY REAL NAME IS ISIS ANCHALEE /facepalm

Lady – you think you got it tough?

whatcat on November 22, 2015 at 3:55 PM

OT – R/C political terrorists

She had to pull her GoFundMyStupidEffort yesterday.

But this fool gave her 25 bucks.

Schadenfreude on November 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Hillary clearly suffers from too many falls on head dementia.

VorDaj on November 22, 2015 at 3:58 PM

“I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other,” she said.

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Hi Bishbop!!! this is what I always believed & an open marriage.

bazil9 on November 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Hillary must be pressed to answer the question, “Why did you adopt Rubio’s policy on Libya?”

VorDaj on November 22, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Hiya, B9!

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 4:11 PM

“Shut down ISIS”??? Dont make me fcukin laugh!!! She helped create them. F-

Indiana Jim on November 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Well, geeze, won’t ISIS just go to their own bathrooms and use
their own servers and stuff?///

31giddyup on November 22, 2015 at 4:17 PM

“I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other,” she said.

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Hi Bishbop!!! this is what I always believed & an open marriage.

bazil9 on November 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

They are pure evil.

Just wish there was some way his victims could have fought the
Clinton machine, so there weren’t more victims to follow.

31giddyup on November 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Maybe if that bag of wind checks her server, she can locate more terrorist wannabes…or are they potential donors to the Clinton money-laundering service.

Hillary and her boss are responsible for the chaos in Libya and the rise of ISIS. No scrutiny of her record as SoS should ignore her role in the escalation of world terror.

onlineanalyst on November 22, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Grandma just needs a nap, then she will deal with those nasty ISIS meanies.

mudskipper on November 22, 2015 at 4:24 PM

bazil9 on November 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM

They are pure evil.

Just wish there was some way his victims could have fought the
Clinton machine, so there weren’t more victims to follow.

31giddyup on November 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Agreed Roni-and with their power and $ -justice was never served and won’t be.

bazil9 on November 22, 2015 at 4:26 PM

She will wipe them from Twitter with a cloth.

SpongePuppy on November 22, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Syria-ously, who can take that woman seriously?

onlineanalyst on November 22, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Maybe Hillary can cackle to ISIS, “We came, we saw, they died.”

onlineanalyst on November 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM

She will delete them from Twitter once she determines they were talking about Chelsea a wedding plans.

SpongePuppy on November 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM

For the life of me I can’t see how anyone could even consider voting for this woman.

KCB on November 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Grandma just needs a nap, then she will deal with those nasty ISIS meanies.

mudskipper on November 22, 2015 at 4:24 PM

She got run over by a reindeer.

Bertram Cabot Jr. on November 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM

KCB on November 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Even bill is going to have to hold his nose to vote for her.

He didn’t even hold his nose when he CIGAR snorkled Monica.

SpongePuppy on November 22, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Grandma just needs a nap, then she will deal with those nasty ISIS meanies.

mudskipper on November 22, 2015 at 4:24 PM

Well, she does get a little testy when her depends are full and she forgets how to change them…………

VegasRick on November 22, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Killery doesn’t want isis eliminated from social media, it’s how they get most of their recruits. If isis isn’t a big thing to distract with, she’d actually have to formulate ideas and stuff. TOO HARD! She might blow out the two brain cells she hasn’t pickled yet.

Andy__B on November 22, 2015 at 4:46 PM

He didn’t even hold his nose when he CIGAR snorkled Monica.

SpongePuppy on November 22, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Never heard it put like that. You do have a way with word.

KCB on November 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Operation Twitter Troll,

What a deranged idiot.

ToddPA on November 22, 2015 at 5:16 PM

For the life of me I can’t see how anyone could even consider voting for this woman.

KCB on November 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM

I know, huh? It’s mind boggling.

tbear44 on November 22, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Hillary is a great candidate, provided the Rep nominee can think on his feet. If not we’ll have McCain on the rostrum no matter who he is.

2016 is going to make HotAir click history.

Limerick on November 22, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Has she admitted the Islamic State is Islamic (and made up of Muslims) yet or is she still running as a psychotic?

talkingpoints on November 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Caitlin Jenner, ISIS, and Hillary Clinton’s Hypocrisy

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 4:31 PM

I would analyze the problem differently.

The liberal/Democrat world is now dependent on denying reality.

Jenner may have a Y chromosome in every cell in his body, Male naughty bits and have sex with women, but somehow he is actually a woman. Other people with two X chromosomes and uteri, who menstruate and in one case even got pregnant as a “man” are actually men. If this level of denial of reality is required to be a Democrat, why are we surprised that Hillary and much of her party refuse to acknowledge the Islamic State is Islamic?

These people are clearly psychotic. They shouldn’t be allowed near anything of importance.

talkingpoints on November 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

foreign policy is slow and tedious, not quick

the iran deal that is finalizing can partly be credited to hillary’s laying the groundwork for that relationship

nonpartisan on April 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Does someone want to tell nobrain that Iran has just released a film claiming that Obama and the United States (and by extension, Hillary Rodham Clinton) are behind the attacks in Paris or should we just let him carry on playing his Utopian games with his imaginary friend?

Iran-Produced Video: US Really Behind Paris Terrorist Massacre

Meanwhile, Mutter Merkel has a new – and well-deserved – headache moving in her direction:

Six arrests reported as police launch operations across Belgium, but Salah Abdeslam ‘escapes towards Germany’

Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

Back in the 90’s, I knew a guy (online) that hung out in a chat room I frequented. He was Korean I believe, and swear to gawd, his last name was Dong, and one day AOL deleted his account for it. He used it for work and school, and he was very upset… he called support, he tried to tell them that was his real name, he offered to email a pic of his license, but AOL would not reinstate his account. It seems that once an account is deleted, username can not be resurrected…

He told them, “I am proud of my family name! I come from a long line of Dongs! How can you discriminate against me just for my name?”

But AOL could or would not reinstate his email. So he created another account like “LeeDong2”, and that got deleted.

He was livid… he started creating all these names like “ImYourDong” and “BigDong4You” and “HowDoYouLikeThisDong” and ranting in the chat room about AOL, and then he would get deleted again…

Good times… big raffs in the chat room…

PointnClick on November 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Good times… big raffs in the chat room…

PointnClick on November 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Yup. Back in the day AOL chatrooms were great good fun.

whatcat on November 22, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Does someone want to tell nobrain that Iran has just released a film claiming that Obama and the United States (and by extension, Hillary Rodham Clinton) are behind the attacks in Paris or should we just let him carry on playing his Utopian games with his imaginary friend?
Bishbop on November 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

I’m of the opposite opinion – let the Dems. in their total detachment from reality, excuse/praise Islamic terrorists to their heart’s content. Makes it even easier come next November.

whatcat on November 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Wait, the woman who is so stupid she put Classified Secrets on the cloud is going to shut down ISIS’s twitter accounts?

Dollayo on November 22, 2015 at 10:31 PM