The tightly woven web of Jarret Brachman
May 3rd, 2011

Jarret Brachman is one of our brightest analysts of jihadist behavior on the internet. He was the first Director of Research with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and is the author of Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice.

His blog today featured an extraordinary post titled My One Fan in Abottabad.

First he writes:

Out of sheer curiosity, I ran a google analytics search to see if I’ve ever had any hits from Abbottabad, Pakistan to the blog.

Then he shows us the map his research produced :


and then he comments:

Sure enough, I’ve got one fan there who has been checking the blog randomly over the past couple years.


The shortest distance between two people just might be a hyperlink…

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