CIA's "terrorist buster" logo


25 Responses to “CIA's "terrorist buster" logo”

  1. Gary Farber says:

    I’m puzzled, Mark. Why are you reblogging this 2002 item? Does everyone have amnesia of how this was blogged all over back in 2002, after its famous 2001 posting?


  2. hedztalez says:

    Looks just like Chewbacca. Crappy looking laser rifle though.

  3. Michael R. Bernstein says:

    ghurley @ #14: Yep. Cool, huh?

    You can see a list of other high profile Plone sites here:

  4. noen says:

    “Who ya gonna call? Terrorist Busters!”

  5. Mindbleach says:

    Huey Lewis & The News – I Want A New Drug (for those unfamiliar with the original).

  6. Kieran O'Neill says:

    … because inciting people to use “munitions” on the CIA website would not quite be in the spirit of an anti-terrorism campaign?

  7. Rossifumi says:


    At first, their clients are few and far between, and the Terrorist-busters have to depend on their individual talents to keep the business alive: Dr. Egon Spengler is a Terrorist genius, Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz is an expert on Terrorist history and WMD’s, and Dr. Peter Venkman has charm and business savvy, although he is in some ways a charlatan.

    Although he initially comes off as a bit of a wise guy, Venkman eventually finds a subtly heroic side to himself when he learns that a creature called “Osama” is haunting the land of America, a client who has become the object of his lustful (and possibly deeper) intentions.

  8. deusdiabolus says:

    This symbol is offensive to ninja citizens who exercise their Second Amendment rights to own semi-automatic weapons for home defense. It it so on now.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It appears this graphic is in the public domain, who wants to print the t-shirts?

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  10. kaosdevice says:

    I forsee this design having vast impact on the national terrorist community. I mean, it clearly says “no” after all. Who ignores that?

  11. Peaceflag2007 says:

    This thing deserves to become its own internet sensation.

    Who owns the T-SHIRT rights?

  12. Peaceflag2007 says:

    Next up: “No Terrorists” tshirts and keychains.

  13. Matt Staggs says:

    I ain’t fraid of one who utilizes the systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve political objectives

  14. Lauren says:

    Man, we can’t even keep the terrorists fully behind forbidden symbols. This war on terror is hopeless.

  15. gHurley says:

    Wait… The CIA uses Plone?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, except it’s NOT the “international ‘forbidden’ symbol” because the line for that goes from top left to bottom right.

    All the CIA had to do was look at a “no left turn” sign and they could have had it correct.

  17. Flying Squid says:

    Remember: When waterboarding, don’t cross the streams.

  18. James says:

    Not only does the new CIA Anti-terrorist logo look hilariously like the Ghostbusters symbol… but a quick ‘Find/Replace’ in the lyrics can turn Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme into a paranoid, patriotic, jingoistic propaganda song:

    If there’s something strange in your neighborhood
    Who you gonna call?
    Terrorist busters!
    If there’s something weird and it don’t look good
    Who you gonna call?
    Terrorist busters!

    I ain’t afraid of no Terrorist!

  19. KurtMac says:

    Thats absolutely TERRORble! Ha Ha!

    I must say, I favor the logos of the actual terrorists better… Previously on BoingBoing: Terrorist logos: graphic design

  20. Fnarf says:

    Fucking Gumby. I always knew he was up to no good.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Looks like the Ghostbuster’s Logo

  22. zuzu says:

    Don’t cross the streams. It would be bad.

  23. Stephen Lark says:

    The crypto for this URL is 128 bit RC4. Why aren’t they using 256 bit AES?

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