On 13 Dec 15, I posted an article War of Words and in one para I mentioned that the ISIS was threatening to hit American establishments world wide, ‘The most effective warfare today has turned out to be the War of Words. ISIS have just warned the Americans to withdraw its troops and involvement in the Middle East or else they will hit at every 7 eleven stores around the world, or at any MacDonald or Kentucky fastfood outlets, or every Apple stores, Coffee beans, Starbucks or any American brand establishments worldwide.’
The attack on a Starbuck in
would make govts around the world take the threats of Jakarta ISIS more seriously going
forward. There will be more demand for security officers all over the world to
protect American establishments. There will be more worries about patronizing
an American outlet like Starbucks or MacDonald. How would this going to affect
the business of such establishments?
Taking it easy, ignoring the threats would be compromising on security and safety of the customers and the staff. The threats have been carried out. Would it be repeated again, somewhere in some corners of the world?
Things are going to be very messy and life is going to be very inconvenient.
better not take such threats lightly. The Indonesians learnt a
bitter and painful lesson for not taking the threat seriously. Chinese New Year
is around the corner. Would our security checks and patrols be stepped up? Do
we have enough manpower and resources to provide such security covers? In an
open society like Singapore, with so many American and western establishments
it is not a small job to do. Singapore