Friday, February 10, 2012

A Public Service to the Citizens of Ohio

Making America A More Insecure Place

As a good citizen, I am doing my civic duty by posting this public service announcement from the Columbus, Ohio Police Department.  To those who fit into any of the categories mentioned, it may be best to take the bypass around Columbus if you are travelling through Ohio.  This will save the good, honest taxpayeing citizens of Ohio some money of theirs that is being spent foolishly by a government agency that appears to work against them rather than for them.  Spreading suspicion and fear or insecurity by their very actions.

Now, my very best wishes to all the citizens of the great state of Ohio, especially those who still believe in the Constitution and the core values of tolerance and freedom that America was founded upon.

Here is the anouncement which can be found on the website, whose link I will supply at the end of this blog entry.

Communities Against Terrorism
Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities Related to Sleepers

What Should I Consider Suspicious?

The following information is intended to list characteristics of persons that may be involved in terrorist activity that are described as “sleepers” or otherwise persons who camouflage their involvement in terrorist activity or planning by attempting to fit in with others in our society.

Recognizing sleepers:

arrival from countries where violent militant Islamic groups are known to operate
Long unexplained absences for purposes of religious education, charity work or pilgrimage
Travel to countries where militant Islam rules

Operational Preparations:

Study of technical subjects that would help support an operation
Working in an area that serves as a cover for preparing for an operation
Engaging in para-military training
Possession of such items as detonators or personal protective equipment used in biological incidents

Purchase of chemicals or other dual use materials
Scouting out military bases, government buildings and other potential targets

Attitude Indicators:

Support for militant Islamic groups
Excusing violence against Americans on the grounds that American actions provoked the problem
Fury at the West for reasons ranging from personal problems to global policies of the U.S.
Conspiracy theories about Westerners (e.g. the CIA arranged for 9/11 to legitimize the invasion of foreign lands)
Accusing the West of trying to destroy Islam

What Should I Do?

Be alert to suspicious activity. None of the listed actions, in and of themselves, constitutes a criminal violation. However, when coupled, the acts may indicate suspicious activity that warrants law enforcement scrutiny.

If something seems wrong, notify law enforcement authorities.

Do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.

Columbus, Ohio Division of Police
Homeland Security Section
Terrorism Early Warning Unit

You can find the official announcement at:

Columbus Police Department’s website.

You might also wish to look at this earlier blog entry to see the inspiration for this one:


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