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Americans Warned To "Scrub" Their Social Media Posts To Avoid Upsetting Terrorists. HELL NO!

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posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 06:47 AM
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originally posted by: Britguy
Oooooh! More booga booga from the terrorist enablers and financiers! Be afraid people, be very afraid or the bogeymen gonna get you!


Seriously, I can't believe that anyone pays attention to these baseless scaremongering pieces of made up "news".

Why don't they ever post the URL's of those "Jihadist" websites they always tell us about, so we can all go on over and flood them with comments? Oh, that's right, the websites don't really exist, or are setups by the FBI and SITE Intelligence.


Oh, they exist. What they don't want you to know is that they are taken as seriously by the average joe muslim as this one is taken by average joe westernworld. You don't think there is an Arabic analogue to ATS?




posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Hey Heff,

I do the same thing sometimes, but with Nutrigrain bars. Med's on an empty stomach make Momma crabby.

I saw this yesterday and I took it as Oblvion said. Loose lips sink ships kinda thing.

Hope everyone has a good day!!



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 07:19 AM
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I don't buy into the fear of ISIS. Just like Al Queda, they aren't a threat to mainland America (outside a few select instances). Anyone who thinks they are has bought into the fearmongering.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 07:22 AM
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As-selamu Alaykum- Why would One type inflammatory messages to ISIS anyways? I mean really. If You get pissed off and lose it over something someone 6,000 miles away posted on farcebook™ then who has the "power"? You or the guy/gal/bot that has You twisting Your guts trying to think of funny witticisms that will fit in 140 characters ?

This ranks up there with the warning "This Coffee may be HOT" Now if the Lady didn't burn Her a$$ and sue, the rest of Us wouldn't need a warning that any 7 year old "should" know...

Re: farcebook™ Same thing there, it usually surrounds a 2nd Amendment issue and some "Gun NU... Gun Enthusiast" will get on there and lose it, in CAPS things like "THEY'LL NEVER GET MY GUNS!!!!!" "QUIT HOARDING THE AMMO!!!" now when/if the SHTF, any wonder who has the guns?

Stay off of farcebook™; Twitter™; Instagram™ etc. and be thought a "fool", or register/start typing superfluous crap and PROVE it...

namaste



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 07:22 AM
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Just remember who controls, arms and funds ISIS/ISIL. And who created them in the first place.

Is this not another way of programming the population with Fear?

During and After the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks weren't there a lot of words to program the people into a state of Fear?

Terror, terror, terror, terrorists, terrorists, terrorism, terrorism then the odd Osama Bin Laden, Terror, Terror, Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda..........And on and on like a scratched CD!

Don't say anything bad about Terrorists! Does that include Obama, Cameron and Netanyahu?



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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I think careful moderation of one's social media accounts should always be taken, even if they are not under threat by violent entities. It's always a good idea to exercise caution when sharing information online. Similarly, it is always a good idea to ensure that one's security cannot easily be violated.

In regards to the topic at hand however, i feel that if a terrorist was going to act, they would do so regardless of one's scrubbing of their social media profiles. All things considered though, i don't see many problems with the government's warning. It's not like they're forcing people to shut down their social media accounts. They are just announcing that it would be a good idea for government employees to maintain an extra ounce of caution as they go about their online lives. I don't see any harm in that.
edit on 2-12-2014 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:26 AM
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Is this a stress test to gauge how many people are convinced that ISIS is a serious threat?

I got an email once demanding payment to remove the contract on my life. My reply was... colourful.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:28 AM
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My husbands and his team team were told for the last few YEARS not to post any military pictures, functions, ops, etc on social media. ..this is not a new request from the military.....and , it's because the terrorists can make a direct link to them, or someone's family , and hunt them down. ....and by the way, the Chinese have a team of people that surf social media 24/7 looking for Intel. ....So it's not just al Qaida .



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

That was an amazing facebook rant btw. I said I was gonna share it and i did - and then took it down only because half my friends list would bitch about it and not get the point and I just can't do the back n forth bs dance right now. Maybe later today, haha.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Meldionne1

Yep.

Maintaining Operational Security With Social Media

Brown recommends that if it's something you wouldn't say in formation or in a public setting, then don't post it on social media no matter how locked down your page is.
You just never know who ultimately ends up seeing the information you post, she said.
"These things can have long-term effects," she said. "In the 20 seconds it took you to post the photo, you may have put lives at stake. Of course you wouldn't do that intentionally, but if that photo has that metadata embedded in it, then you are putting Army operations and more importantly lives at stake by posting that."

In case anyone is interested. Like he also says, better safe than sorry.
edit on 12/2/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Meldionne1

This article is specifically asking present and previous members of the service not to post anything identifying or inflammatory towards ISIS / ISIL. While operational security is always a factor - suggesting that anyone at all should not post something a terrorist group might find offensive - and stating the reason is that the terrorists might single you out for domestic attack???

That's a whole different ball game.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

But it's all related. Saying something inflammatory can be the start of them digging for more information about the person or their family. It can make them a target, and then an easier target if they are equally not as careful about other the things.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Well then the silver lining for most of the rest of you is what I posted to my Facebook a few hours ago will probably occupy ISIS/ISIL for weeks.


As for me - living in the hood has it's blessings.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Well...we are all infidels in their eyes and all must die...it's just easier to track you down when your posting military pictures of yourself and bragging about ops....my guess is that it was phrased that way by media so as not to cause major panic in the public. ...the military has always been told not to post pictures so this is nothing new for them. But it is new to the public. .....My guess is they are handling it with kid gloves to start.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

I don't view this request so much as an act of "practicing cowardice" as much as "practicing peace".

I think it is wise to respect the obvious hypersensitivities of another culture.

Americans are a very warlike people....ISIS/ISIL are very warlike peoples. What sense then does it do to continue verbal hostilities with a culture that has proven to take up arms and shed innocent blood over mere words?

Some cultures take that kind of thing very deeply to heart and proof that their enemy should be exterminated. Being a more "mature" civilization, I think it would be wise and prudent to do everything in our power to avoid conflicts whenever and however possible.

Right now it's still kids on the schoolyard tormenting the younger kids who have proven to have extreme anger issues.

You wouldn't walk up to an angry wild tiger an start yelling at it while whipping and beating it would you?

edit on 12/2/14 by GENERAL EYES because: spellin' formattin' and stuff



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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I also woke up with a bad headache this morning and took 3 ibprofun, liquid gel, only that works for me for anything. And scan news too, have just sensed the inflammatory nature of all news online including on the altnernative sites. Its like they want to keep everyone in a state of adrenalin instead of peace.

Speaking up against corruption, and sharing views, is the most important thing people can do. It seems they're trying to get us to censor ourselves and set everyone up, but its the opposite response thats needed. Speak up, and do so with family and friends too, educate people and post what we need too. I'm not endorsing extremist posts that in the past we would call kkk or panther, but against theocracies and inequality and primitive mind sets, domination, along with fascism, overt or otherwise, as with our governments. We need to truly get louder not quieter.

Remember everything is backwards here, so avenue they're trying to herd the crowd into, like cattle, is the wrong way. Opposite.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

You know what really upsets terrorists? NATO forces killing their families by the thousands.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: Hefficide

You know what really upsets terrorists? NATO forces killing their families by the thousands.

Yep. And you know what really creates terrorists? NATO forces killing their families by the tens of thousands.

And that's with or without social media, though social media is certainly used by both (all) sides, isn't it? Convenient little tool for perpetual warfare.


a reply to: Unity_99
The real and more pertinent issue, though, is speak up HOW?

edit on 12/2/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: AgentShillington
He has a point, but, like usual, it's missed by people trying to feel persecuted.

When you talk about and let "terrorism" rule your life, you are letting the "terrorists" win.

Terrorism isn't a battle for stuff, it's a battle for your mind...

...and boy is the terrorism winning for a lot of you.


Great point, which I was trying to emphasize with an obviously over the top post.

The mods could have simply snipped 2 sentences and left the rest intact.......nopers though, cant have smart free folks pointing out the extremists lifestyle.....they might not like it and threten to be big giant douche bags about it.


ATS how does stifling honesty help anyone but these POS losers.

I am not asking for popularity, read my posting history. I am just a plain speaking American that always calls it how I see it.

Like it or dont, but dont let these scum dictate our lives or we lose PERIOD.



posted on Dec, 2 2014 @ 09:29 AM
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I am on board your outrage train.

This admittance from the wimps in charge should be taken at face value, the terrorists are here. Their policy of being nice has failed. Neville Chamberlain couldn't have led us to a wimpier position.




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