You need to support local servicemen. Here’s why: From Fox News: “Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil.”
A law enforcement bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members’ addresses online and then “show up and slaughter them.”
There will be “a continued call – by Western fighters in Syria and terrorist organizations – for lone offender attacks against U.S. military facilities and personnel,” warned a July law enforcement intelligence bulletin from the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange, a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information and works with the Department of Homeland Security. “These threats will most likely increase should the U.S. or its allies attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in Syria or Iraq.”
In one example cited in the bulletin, a British jihadist encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and LinkedIn to find and target soldiers.
“You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for address in Yellowbook or something,” the tweet read. “Then show up and slaughter them.”
There are so many related issues we could discuss in response to the above story—I freely admit that. But let me be precise and focused here (and let’s keep the comments targeted, too).
I have little doubt our service members would protect us, were there to be an assault by an enemy force on the homeland. The reason many of them signed up to serve, was to have our backs.
In the case of this threat, if you have military members or police living near you, consider letting them know you have their back, should any “lone wolves” show up in the neighborhood. Say you’ll be keeping an eye out for strangers, especially on behalf of their families, when they’re on duty.
You have to know our men and women in uniform are concerned about what could happen, so I’m confident your vigilance and words of support will mean a lot to them.
(I am so very tempted to ensure that we always have bacon, pork chops, or ham in the house to “decorate” the body of any “lone wolf” who would show up. Gotta have something good for presentation on the YouTube video.)