One Last Selfie (resulting in an airstrike)

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  1. pc747

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    You would think that one of the requirements for being part of a criminal underworld would be to give up one's smartphone. Well thankfully for the good guys the bad guys had a person who loved taking selfies.

    A member of ISIS took a selfie of himself and posted it on social media which allowed American Intelligence to locate and bomb the facility. Hopefully more ISIS terrorists will take selfies of themselves and post it on social media to make it easier for our Intelligence to locate them.

    US Air Force Targets and Destroys ISIS HQ Building Using Social Media Defense Tech
     
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    Glad he wanted that last selfie... Baaahahahahahaha.. This sounds like something achmed the dead terrorist would do lmao
     
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    This is the kind of press that really we would benefit from not having disseminated. Telling your enemy how you thwarted them in the past will only alert them to flaws in their protocol that can then be addressed and we lose that edge. I'd rather that intelligence remain in the hands of the need to know.
     
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    Totally agree FK, Probably disseminated by an aid that isn't too bright, and wanting kudos. Just STFU and kill the fools, we'll give you kudos when they are all a pink mist.
     
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    Yeah, but the smart and high-level terrorists know better than to even carry a phone...maybe a burner but that would be it.

    Just like there are stupid criminals, you'll have stupid terrorists.
     
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    Agreed, but high level terrorists are sometimes in the company of the low-level terrorists and if the low-level terrorists are stupid enough to take selfies that identify where they are then we sure as hell don't want them to know we can find out where they are from those selfies that those stupid low level terrorists took!

    And if the high-level terrorists are stupid enough to be in company with the low-level terrorists that are stupid enough to take the selfies, then again, we don't want them to know we can use them against them.
     
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    But being stupid means you're inherently too stupid to know better...lacking the ability to research and learn is WHY they're stupid in the first place.
     
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    Any possibility that some stupid isil people are on this site and now know more and will protect themselves?
     
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    I read this from sites that are more popular than ours so the information is already out there.

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    Oh I know, just a little fun speculation. ISIL has already been boasting on Twitter etc, and if they think they're above being watched and pinpointed, they're really stupid. Our politicians are probably just waiting for the leading weeks to election time to do anything important, so innocents will continue to die for "their" cause...
     
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    But I agree with the point others and @FoxKat made that this should have been kept silent because now the bad guys will be tighter with their security.

    But coming from a military family if this information was released then it probably was a no biggie as the military can control the press especially if the information would give up positions. From the site I pulled the information from they gave enough info without saying which social network as well as quotes from military personnel. So about time we hear the info they either exhausted the resource or cleaned it up enough to not give away strategy.

    Because we all know the government monitors social network. If your employer monitor your social network than it really is not a secret that the government does the same.

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    I just believe the world would be a better place if the media was hogtied.