Troops and Veterans May Be Targets of the Islamic State INSIDE the U.S.: Don't Identify Yourself as Such on Social Media!

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    Dec 02, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
    PBS Newshour 12/1/2014 -

    At about the 58 second mark of the full episode playback
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/episode/pbs-newshour-full-episode-dec-1-2014/

    Bulletin from Homeland Security and the FBI are saying this.




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    Dec 02, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    "...(Islamic State militants) are spotting and assessing like-minded individuals who are willing and capable of conducting attacks..."

    How is this winning the war on terror?
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    Dec 02, 2014 3:58 PM GMT
    Seems a bit of a catch twenty-two, to me.

    If military employees take down information, it'll be seen as giving into the fear tactics that such terrorists are utilizing.

    If military employees don't take down information, it'll offer assets to terrorists who may be planning smaller, personal attacks against individuals, or help them gather information to conduct larger-scale attacks.

    Hell, I may be wrong, but, personally, I'd leave my information up. Granted, take down any and all information that may aid terrorists--don't go putting in, "went through the back door to the office today, told off Mike the security guard for falling asleep!" But this warning went out to soldiers, veterans and military personnel--these are soldiers, and individuals who are supporting them. Fighting is what they do, giving in and surrendering freedoms to the OPFOR is not.

    Again, my inexperienced, potentially short-sighted perspective and opinion. But, there it is.
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    Dec 02, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    Most armed forces personnel are well briefed and pretty good at self-censoring the information they give away via social media. I don't think there is any need to hide one's status as a service member. Let's face it, a home-based terrorist who is determined to target a member of the armed forces is not exactly going to have his work cut out finding one. He could just go to any major military town and take his pick. Good intelligence is the only thing likely to prevent such an attack. Being paranoid won't help.
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    Dec 02, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    Kodiak said Fighting is what they do, giving in and surrendering freedoms to the OPFOR is not.



    OPFOR: opposing force

    Hadn't seen that before.
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    Dec 03, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
    Kind of hard to miss some built up guys with crew cut hair cuts.

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    Dec 04, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
    Seems like a pretty shameful thing to do. "Oh sure, let's go over to this other part of the world and fix stuff that looks broken but pretend we didn't when we get home since its TOTALLY more likely we'll get blown to smithereens going for milk on Sunday morning."