Gamepolitics Reports: "There have been a number of instances in which U.S. government officials have attempted to link video game technology with terrorism, occasionally with comic results.
GamePolitics has just located a terrorism speech delivered in May, 2007 by Rep. Sue Myrick (left). We don't believe this has been previously reported in either the gaming or mainstream press.
In the speech, the North Carolina Republican, a member of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, offers no explanation or amplification while linking terrorist training with "Japanese video game websites":
"Terrorists frustrate our intelligence agencies because they use Internet techniques that can't be easily traced... They are sending training and recruitment videos over Japanese video game Web sites because the traffic and file sizes are so large, intelligence officers cannot easily differentiate jihadist files from regular video game files. They post pornographic sites as the front to their Web sites because they know government workers are forbidden to access pornographic Web sites and therefore cannot go further to access their actual Web site...
We must not allow the Internet to be a safe haven for terrorists."