By now the national outrage is at fever pitch…..ISIS has released the names and addresses of military members and called on supporters to do something to them for their part in the war against ISIS….As they say (whoever ‘they’ happen to be) that “actions have their consequences”…….
Their attempt to control the information on the wars being fought….information that would be positive………they inadvertently gave information to the enemy….information that can be used to harm……..
In its rush to gain public support for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan the government turned our serving veterans into propaganda tools to make their case for support…..and thanx to their thoughtlessness they have put members of the military at risk…..
A group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division” posted the names, addresses, and photos of 100 U.S. service members on Saturday, claiming it had obtained the information by breaching military security.As it turns out, the group didn’t need to hack the Pentagon. At least two-thirds of the troops on the ISIS “hit list” had been featured on public Defense Department websites designed to promote the military, The Daily Beast has learned.Many service members were quoted or photographed in promotional stories talking about their work, often in the Middle East. Others were featured in news videos or in holiday messages to their families. Some were photographed after they returned home from long missions. Others were spokespeople or official photographers for the U.S. military.