Michael S. Smith II
|Michael S. Smith II|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts; GC, Intelligence Analysis|
|Alma mater||College of Charleston|
|Occupation||Open Source Intelligence Consultant|
In 2015 Smith facilitated the provision of threat information for the U.S government and Ghost Security on the Islamic State group. One such tip disrupted a plot for a terror attack at a Tunisian resort, resulting in the arrest of more than a dozen terror suspects.
In 2017 Smith entered into a conflict with former Breitbart editor and Donald Trump advisor, Sebastian Gorka, questioning Gorka's experience and expertise with respect to international terrorism. Gorka responded by allegedly threatening lawsuit over Smith's remarks on Twitter and inviting Smith to have coffee with him at the White House.
- Alison Graham. “Charleston man on front line of intelligence monitoring by tracking ISIS social media.” The Post and Courier. July 30, 2016.
- Rukmini Callimachi. “How ISIS Built the Machinery of Terror Under Europe’s Gaze.” The New York Times. March 29, 2016.
- Dun & Bradstreet Business Information Report Synopsis, Accessed July 18, 2011
- Ambassador plot casts light on Iran's strike force. The Associated Press. October 13, 2011
- Report highlights alleged Iran forces al-Qaeda links. AFP. May 4, 2011
- US congressional report: Iran offering support to al-Qaida. The Jerusalem Post. May 5, 2011
- Report from Congressional panel says Iran’s Revolutionary Guard helps Al-Qaeda. Al Arabiya. May 5, 2011
- Segall, Laurie (20 November 2015). "The secret hackers trying to bring down ISIS". CNN. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- "Listen to controversial White House terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka's angry call to a critic". 23 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.