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According To This Army Document, Tea Partiers And Twitter Users Are Potential Terrorists
TBI ^ | 10-3-2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll

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

Geoffrey Ingersoll
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 shouldn’t need to be pointed out. It’s 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"

- "Youth"

- "Competition"

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.

From Ackerman:

Someone who “takes suspicious or unreported travel (inside or outside the United States)” could be linking up with a terrorist group.

(snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; asymmetricwarfare; conservatives; cw2; domesticterrorist; teaparty; terror; terrorist; threatindicator

1 posted on 10/03/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

They’re right, of course. Everyone is a potential terrorist.

The Obamas and their following are known and established terrorists.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: blam; Travis McGee

Heads up!


3 posted on 10/03/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: blam

dang.

But I am horrible for writing satire about it?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2939564/posts?page=7


4 posted on 10/03/2012 9:16:06 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

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.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 9:16:24 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: null and void

Incoming


6 posted on 10/03/2012 9:20:22 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: blam

They never heard of the occupy wall street movement?


7 posted on 10/03/2012 9:33:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: blam

Someone should tell the Army that this administration considers veterans as well to be potential national security threats.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 9:37:38 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: blam
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.)

9 posted on 10/03/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: blam

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.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 9:40:06 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: blam

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?”


11 posted on 10/03/2012 9:42:05 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: tumblindice

they know.


12 posted on 10/03/2012 9:43:47 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: OB1kNOb

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!


13 posted on 10/03/2012 9:46:08 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: blam

Thank You, blam. Once Upon A Time, was a long time ago.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 9:47:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: blam

Facebook is nothing but an intelligence gathering vehicle for the U.S. government.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 9:47:33 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: blam


16 posted on 10/03/2012 9:48:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: blam

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.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:08 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RatRipper
I think a comment by a former co-worker applies here: “You are not paranoid if someone is really out to get you.”

“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you”

― Joseph Heller, Catch-22


18 posted on 10/03/2012 9:56:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: RatRipper

> “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.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: blam; All

Has anyone here seen the actual “card” ? I’d like to see the original in it’s entirety.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 10:48:35 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: SENTINEL

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2012/10/Radicalization-FINAL090911.pdf


21 posted on 10/03/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence

Excellent.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: blam

23 posted on 10/03/2012 11:22:10 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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