Retweets for intel? IDF unnerves Twitter with ‘Terrorist Guess Who’ game
The strange game kicked off in a series of tweets on Thursday afternoon, in which the IDF laid out the ground rules.
“As your retweets go up, so will the faces,” the army said. “Every 50 RTs, you'll bring us closer to revealing the identities of terrorists that Iran had hoped to keep secret.”
A few hours later, as promised, the account released the identities of three people it deemed “Iranian commanders” who, according to the army, “are working on a secret project” with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Though someone clearly put a lot of effort into the tweet’s high-quality graphics, and a short video released alongside them, the IDF provided no source for the information.
These 3 Iranian commanders are working on a secret¹ project with Hezbollah to manufacture precision guided missiles to attack Israel.—¹not so secret anymore. pic.twitter.com/ZLFsOr9yLz— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 29, 2019
Many on social media were intrigued by the game, with one person commenting“Well, I'm clearly not getting anything accomplished this morning,” while another tried to play along by ‘Guess Who?’ rules, asking“Does he wear glasses?”
How cute the idf is playing a game of guess who? I’m confused. It’s amazing to see that one of the most barbaric and monstrous army’s in the world is having light hearted fun.— Nikolas Ford (@NikFrmDetroit) August 29, 2019
Others took the opportunity to take shots at American political figures: “Was he a recent president of the United States?” one commenter asked – not the only one to bring US politics into the gag.
One tweeter sternly informed the military “Doing this guess who thing isn't appropriate guys.”
You guys seriously not ready for a war if this is your game plan and tools :)— Mazen Mahdi (@MazenMahdi) August 29, 2019
This is not the first time the IDF has turned heads with its tweets. In April, the army was roasted online for a post accusing Iran of “breeding terrorism” in the Middle East, illustrated with the outline of a pregnant woman. Another tweet in March tried to explain that Palestinian protests are actually riots, which also backfired spectacularly.Also on rt.com ‘Nazis would approve!’ Bizarre IDF meme depicting ‘Iranian woman breeding terrorism’ backfires
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