Weapons of Mass Distraction.29/08/2007 Written by tripwire
Powerful weapons are being studied, developed and deployed on the Middle East battlefield. They are lethal, and meant to destroy the opponent’s morale thanks to a well-known “shock and awe” tactic.
But they do not require explosives, nor they require expensive training to be launched or operated: on the contrary, they’re so cheap compared to the damage they can impose on the enemy, that they are more and more spread every day.
To build these weapons is also very easy: it just takes a few chicks and guys in need of some easy cash, a camera, and a web server.
Western porn sites (mainly American ones) begun to explore the “ethnic sex” market niche a few years ago, but only after 2002 many started to display stories about “arab xxxx”, which is quite understandable from a psycho(pato)logical point of view, given the interest in everything Arabic that arose after 9/11, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Some of them are even, patriotically, supporting the “war on terror” by showing humiliated, enslaved and helplessly xxxxxxed Middle East beauties. Sometimes they are displayed while being “happily” raped by guys dressed as US Marines, and so on. But those sites were, and still are, aimed at a western audience.
Now western porn sites begin to be published in Arabic language, aimed straight at Middle East audiences.
The largest increase in Internet adoption growth rate since the year 2000 was in the Middle East region. Even in Gaza, it is estimated that 8% of the population has some sort of access to the Internet. Many more are accessing from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, EUA, Lebanon, Iran, and so on.
Israeli #1 porn site statistics show that, in 2007, more than 10% of their visitors come from those countries, even if there are strong censorship-enforcing systems put in place by their governments trying to avoid it.
Of course, we can suppose that many more users from the above countries reach those sites through some anonymous, encrypted proxy service, or via Tor, therefore apparently coming from some western location. By the way, this is a demonstration that those censorship systems do not work.
It’s digital warfare at its best. We could call them Weapons of Mass Distraction.
In the conservative Muslim world, sex is enjoyed as everywhere else on Earth, only it is a private, totally hush-hush thing. To show a female breast in public is a major offence, and can be punished with extreme severity. Sex outside marriage is a crime. Many sexual techniques, which are common among teenagers in the west, are officially illegal in those countries.
The effect of those extremely graphic porn sites, written in Arabic, on a growing Middle East audience, is potentially more devastating in the medium term than a full scale conventional war.
If you get exposed, and then used, to western porn, well, not only your private morality but even your public morality will became weaker over time. You’ll begin questioning the social order, family values and traditions, religion, women role in society, the government, everything: it’s much more effective than a high altitude bombing, indeed.
After all, Weapons of Mass Distraction were massively used against western populations since 40 years now, and they proved to be extremely effective: so it is inevitable that they will be as much if not more lethal when fired against the Middle East culture, traditions and institutions.