Army Says ‘Social Network’ Use Is a Sign of Radicalism


These are some warning signs that that you have turned into a terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the U.S. military. You’ve recently changed your “choices in entertainment.” You have “peculiar discussions.” You “complain about bias,” you’re “socially withdrawn” and you’re frustrated with “mainstream ideologies.” Your “Risk Factors for Radicalization” include “Social Networks” and “Youth.”

These are some other signs that one of your co-workers has become a terrorist, according to the U.S. military. He “shows a sudden shift from radical to ‘normal’ behavior to conceal radical behavior.” He “inquires about weapons of mass effects.” He “stores or collects mass weapons or hazardous materials.”

That was the assessment of a terrorism advisory organization inside the U.S. Army called the Asymmetric Warfare Group in 2011, acquired by Danger Room. Its concern about the warning signs of internal radicalization reflects how urgent the Army considers that threat after Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed 13 people at Ford Hood in 2009. But its “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

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No dummy it means that the army didn’t do its job when they had a known member preaching hate in the ranks.

Gee this sounds like this group was made up of Muslims or Janet Napolitano who considers any discussion hate speech


I am so glad I’m no longer in uniform. This is exactly what I expect from today’s propeller heads that kiss up to the current administration.


You’re referring to the BS article that would categorize a large amount of people on this forum as terrorist threats right?


My dear mother told me to never post anything on this site again because the government is keeping tabs. If I disagree with Obama and make it known, I may disappear in the night and never be seen again.