The FBI is now handing out flyers to Internet cafe owners that describe potential terrorists.
Suspicious activity #1: he pays with cash. You know: currency. Pieces of paper with dead politicians’ faces on them.
Suspicious activity #2: he expresses interest in remote-control airplanes? This points to a terrorist act, such as ramming a model airplane into . . . what? I’m not sure.
Anyway, it you spot anything like this, be aware: this could be considered indications of terrorist tendencies.
Who might see such activity? how about these: “airport service providers, beauty/drug suppliers, construction sites, hobby shops, Internet cafes, martial arts, rental cars and tattoo parlors, among others.”
You will be glad to know that each target area “comes with a downloadable flier profiling activity employees could look for to detect potential terrorists. See all the fliers here.”
There are other suspicious activities.
- Demonstrating unusual interest in remote-controlled aircraft.
- Exhibiting unusual interest or specific interest in rocket motors or igniters.
- Significantly altered appearance (shaving beard, hair color, style of dress).
- Make repeated returns with multiple individuals requesting identical tattoos.
- Inquire about unusual methods of tattooing or placement of tattoos which could allow the concealment of extremist symbols.
- Always pay cash or use credit card(s) in different name(s).
- Evidence of a residential based internet provider (signs on to Comcast, AOL, etc.).
- Gather information about vulnerable infrastructure or obtain photos, maps or diagrams of transportation, sporting venues, or populated locations.
- Designing a paintball field to mimic security checkpoints (such as schools, theaters, airports, malls) .
These flyers were probably printed as early as 2007. They are getting attention on the Internet.
Let us hope that public exposure will, in the words of deputy sheriff Barney Fife, nip this in the bud.