With all of the problems with terrorism that we currently face, I see much of what may prove to be over reaction. A number of people with whom I am acquainted are upset and because of this are speaking out loudly. Now there is nothing wrong with expressing your opinions, but avoid talk about violence that can come back to haunt you. Today may be the most important time to maintain operational secrecy.
14 rules for operational secrecy
Keep your mouth shut, during my career in law enforcement; I made the majority of cases because people talked to friends and relations that they trusted. I have seen brothers roll on brother, wives on husbands. The less people that know your secrets the better. Cops love to talk to you about just about anything, the more you talk the more you give away. We used to call it dry snitching, when someone just couldn’t shut up and would inadvertently give us all kinds of information.
- Be wary of what you say around children and older relations who are showing signs of dementia. I know of an incident where an older person who had been trusted for years started to talk about everything to everyone when they began to suffer from dementia
- Live in a manner that does not attract attention. Be a greyman.
- Live in a cash world when it comes to prepping. Credit cards and checks can be traced.
- Don’t order from the internet, this can be traced. The company you ordered from always keeps a mailing list and records
- Don’t get preps through the mail. The post office has been known to record the shipping and return addresses.
- Keep your preps out of sight. A friend of mine who is a handyman often sees evidence of preps and storage when working on houses.
- Stay off internet prepping sites, including mine. You leave a record everywhere you go.
- If it is legal in your state, avoid registering weapons.
- Be careful where you get rid of your trash. Packaging from preps needs to thrown away without attracting attention..
- Buy in small quantity, through big box stores, pay cash and avoid attention.
- Watch what you say on the telephone. Remember the NSA is watching you.
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Have more than one location for your preps.
- If you have already started to prep and have made some of these mistakes, spread the word that you were a fool and have changed your mind and have gotten rid of the junk.
Now if you follow all these rules you may be able to hide from the government. With computers and all the intelligence agencies that exist today it is very hard to completely stay off the government’s radar. It is however easier to hide from our friends and neighbors. Attract as little attention as possible.
Now when I have talked about this in the past I have had people point their finger at me and say you don’t live by the rules you suggest. That is true, but I made a decision to throw away my own operational secrecy in order to try to help others.