Skip to comments.According To This Army Document, Tea Partiers And Twitter Users Are Potential Terrorists
Posted on 10/03/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT by blam
According To This Army Document, Tea Partiers And Twitter Users Are Potential Terrorists
October 3, 2012
Words like 'terrorist' can always be turned around depending on who is the "authority."
In the case of documents acquired by Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room, the U.S. Army takes a very liberal approach to it's definition of possible insider threats.
As Ackerman said about the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group's "Threat Indicator Card":
[The document's] indicators of radicalization are vague enough to include both benign behaviors that lots of people safely exhibit and, on the other end of the spectrum, signs that someone is so obviously a terrorist they shouldnt need to be pointed out. Its hard to tell if the group is being politically correct or euphemistic.
Here's a few of the more absurdly undefined words and phrases included as "indicators" of possible "terrorist" behavior :
- "Is frustrated with mainstream ideologies"Tired of swallowing establishment party slogans?
- "Uses extremist acronyms"Think you're Taxed Enough Already?
- "Changes type of off-duty clothing"Don't wear your suit to bed?
- "Expresses a political, religious, or ideological obligation to engage in unlawful violence directed against U.S. Military operations or foreign policy"Are you a Ron Paul write-in this November?
- "Has peculiar discussions"Get back to work
- "Dissatisfaction with the status quo of political activism"
- "Social networks"
Competition? Youth? Ackerman goes to great pains analyzing and breaking down how these "threat indicators" could just as very well be aimed at the innocent bystander as at some devious deviant.
Someone who takes suspicious or unreported travel (inside or outside the United States) could be linking up with a terrorist group.
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They’re right, of course. Everyone is a potential terrorist.
The Obamas and their following are known and established terrorists.
But I am horrible for writing satire about it?
Yep, but we have a ways to go before we catch up to Team 0bama.
Especially if he weasels his way into a second term.
They never heard of the occupy wall street movement?
Someone should tell the Army that this administration considers veterans as well to be potential national security threats.
(Oh, great, now I'll be on their list for using the words 'regime' and 'terrorist'. Come to think of it, I'm likely already on their list just by posting on FR and being associated with Jim.)
US Army intelligence, focuses on us, yet has nothing but tenderness and excuses for anything done by moslems. This is a sad day in America when our Army is increasingly seeing themselves as arrayed AGAINST the American people.
I think a comment by a former co-worker applies here:
“You are not paranoid if someone is really out to get you.”
The citizens of this country, especially conservative citizens, have more reason to be worried than the government and the military. . . IMHO
The question becomes, “Whose paranoia is more justified?”
RE: To a regime, every citizen is a potential terrorist.
(Oh, great, now I’ll be on their list for using the words ‘regime’ and ‘terrorist’. Come to think of it, I’m likely already on their list just by posting on FR and being associated with Jim.)
Welcome to the counter-revolutionary” club!
Thank You, blam. Once Upon A Time, was a long time ago.
Facebook is nothing but an intelligence gathering vehicle for the U.S. government.
This appears to be referring mostly to threats within the military ranks (see the “off-duty clothing” comment). IIRC, Nidal Hasan began wearing Muslim garb when off-duty shortly before he shot up Fort Hood. So this is yet another nauseating example of tip-toeing around the real threat.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22
> You are not paranoid if someone is really out to get you.
If it seems that someone is out to get you, they probably are.
Has anyone here seen the actual “card” ? I’d like to see the original in it’s entirety.