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Charlemagne Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 07:41 AM
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6. Bert
I know what they mean by "Bert." Remember all those funny pictures of Bert from Sesame Street? The ones where it had him hanging out with hitler and the unabomber....these were big in the late 1990s. Well, the intelligence community was trying to study how stuff on the internet went viral. How information ravels between people on the web. They did this because they wanted to know exactly how Bin Ladens messages went from somewhere in Afghanistan to gaining a world audience. If there figured this out, they could figure out the ways to intercept the messages AND find out the various terror networks that spread the message.

As a case study, they used the Bert images. They knew the origin and used a sophisticated data mining program to work out the logistics. They then applied this to Bin Laden. Col. Anthony Schaffer used this method to find the people who would eventually become the hijackers.

So trying to find Bert = trying to find Bin laden.
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  -Revealed:How Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out OBL jakeXT  Nov-07-11 07:33 AM   #0 
  - This goes in the . . .  TomClash   Nov-07-11 07:36 AM   #1 
  - So that pic of the President, VP, Hillary etc.  Kingofalldems   Nov-07-11 07:37 AM   #2 
  - "20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission"  liberal N proud   Nov-07-11 07:41 AM   #4 
  - Why do you assume the writer tells the truth?  Mass   Nov-07-11 07:46 AM   #12 
     - Not unconditionally  liberal N proud   Nov-07-11 07:58 AM   #17 
  - Hillary said it was an allergy  jakeXT   Nov-07-11 07:41 AM   #5 
  - What really happened to Osama  jakeXT   Nov-07-11 04:57 PM   #31 
  - The Navy Seals have denied that this writer ever spoke to any  sufrommich   Nov-07-11 07:40 AM   #3 
  - So the author is a self-confessed liar. From the link:  plumbob   Nov-07-11 10:31 AM   #29 
  - Bert  Charlemagne   Nov-07-11 07:41 AM   #6 
  - 3 words: COMMANDER IN CHIEF  FarLeftFist   Nov-07-11 07:45 AM   #7 
  - With about 100 layers between him and the Seal Team nt  TomClash   Nov-07-11 07:46 AM   #10 
     - Not really on this operation.  Pirate Smile   Nov-07-11 08:03 AM   #20 
  - Daily Mail? This is a valid source?  Mass   Nov-07-11 07:45 AM   #8 
  - So? I'll bet he was nervous as hell & if golf helps him relax, great.  catbyte   Nov-07-11 07:46 AM   #9 
  - BTW, the playing golf thing was good cover  Kingofalldems   Nov-07-11 07:46 AM   #11 
  - This "SEAL" is rather a stupid man, isn't he? He WAS NOT THERE.  plumbob   Nov-07-11 07:49 AM   #13 
  - "Now watch this shot". nt  Javaman   Nov-07-11 07:51 AM   #14 
  - The Daily Mail??  Botany   Nov-07-11 07:54 AM   #15 
  - Yup. The Daily Fail. At your service.  HuckleB   Nov-07-11 11:07 PM   #33 
  - OBL was never called "Geronimo." The code for mission accomplished was "Geronimo." n/t  Ian David   Nov-07-11 07:57 AM   #16 
  - I would assume the Bert tag came from this internet meme  bigworld   Nov-07-11 08:01 AM   #18 
  - What a pile of crap. Like the President could avoid blame because he was golfing. Anyone who would  Pirate Smile   Nov-07-11 08:01 AM   #19 
  - "he could distance himself;"  greiner3   Nov-07-11 08:03 AM   #21 
  - So, the writer of that book was telling the absolute truth, and had  MineralMan   Nov-07-11 08:06 AM   #22 
  - Ha, HA, ha ha ha ha ha  wellstone dem   Nov-07-11 08:23 AM   #23 
  - Dailymail = National Enquirer. nt  left coaster   Nov-07-11 08:31 AM   #24 
  - Unrec for... never mind  lamp_shade   Nov-07-11 08:42 AM   #25 
  - Obama is such a badass, he can get Osama and golf at the same time.  MjolnirTime   Nov-07-11 09:09 AM   #26 
  - The GOPers are so jealous their drool cup overflows w envy and frustration  opihimoimoi   Nov-07-11 09:48 AM   #27 
  - Golf excuses responsibility?  Occupy_2012   Nov-07-11 10:27 AM   #28 
  - What should he have done? Changed his schedule abruptly so that our enemies would know something  yellowcanine   Nov-07-11 11:32 AM   #30 
  - Another misdirect. The real issue is that he got the Secret Service guy  jtuck004   Nov-07-11 09:28 PM   #32 
  - my guess: Mr. Pfarrer is a birther  Skittles   Nov-08-11 02:33 AM   #34 
  - They got the guy, right?  WilliamPitt   Nov-08-11 09:01 AM   #35 
     - Did they? nt  jakeXT   Nov-08-11 09:19 AM   #36 
        - (facepalm)  WilliamPitt   Nov-08-11 10:01 AM   #37 

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