Internet helped Flight 253 suspect radicalize, attack plane 'within weeks'

The Internet allowed extremists to contact, recruit, train and equip the suspect responsible for the attempted Flight 253 bombing on Christmas Day "within weeks," a top Pentagon official told lawmakers Wednesday.

That relatively brief timeframe only speaks to how quickly extremist groups have "optimized" the Web and developed a "highly evolved" process by which to develop terrorist networks, added Garry Reid, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yeah, like it is possible to talk some random stranger into a suicide mission over the net.

Sheesh.

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