“Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter. Do not post anything that links you to the Defense Department. Do not post any opposition to terrorist groups.” Why not “Be aware, prepared, and resolute to defend yourselves, your family and your country”? Why not “Don’t scuttle around in darkness, living your life in fear of these thugs. Stand tall, but be ready at all times”?
“U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid terrorist attacks,” by Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, October 29, 2014
The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities.
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, citing intelligence reports, says members of the Islamic State terrorist group, also known by the acronym ISIL, may use knives, guns or explosives.
“Recent threats, revealed through various intelligence and law enforcement sources, indicate that terrorists, directed or inspired by the Islamic States of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), view members of U.S. military members and law enforcement officers as legitimate targets for attacks,” the agency warns in memo that The Washington Times has obtained….
The alert lists 11 protective steps that require employees to alter their ways of life, including:
⦁ Remove decals and other identifiers from clothing and vehicles.
⦁ Vary travel routes.
⦁ Avoid large gatherings and places where people congregate.
⦁ Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter.
⦁ Do not post anything that links you to the Defense Department.
⦁ Do not post any opposition to terrorist groups.
Of course! We don’t want to provoke by showing that we actually oppose, now, do we?