U.S. Strategic Command fired off something unexpected on Sunday, tweeting a message that practically no one understood.
The tweet, soon deleted, read:
Stars and Stripes reported that the brass had not yet commented on what happened. However, whoever was running the account may have accidentally typed the password ― to Twitter, or DoorDash or some other website ― into the message box.
The agency, which is charged with, among other things, deterring attacks and rapid response to threats, tweeted an apology, then deleted that as well.
Stratcom hasn’t had the best track record on Twitter. On New Year’s Eve 2018, the agency shared an image of a B-2 bomber, noted the ball drop in Times Square and wrote: “If ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger.”
The agency apologized for that incident as well.
Twitter users reacted to the latest message:
These things happen. This might even happen to you one day.It's okay, folks.
— Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸 (@CAFinUS) March 28, 2021
not really how i pictured the world ending but also not entirely surprised
— Dad Jokes Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) March 28, 2021
Meanwhile, at US Strategic Command… pic.twitter.com/mIxZ46ukMc
— BNN (@BearUKnow) March 29, 2021
Understood. Details at rendezvous point.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) March 29, 2021
;l;;gmlxzssaw, to you, too.
— Steve Trimble (@TheDEWLine) March 29, 2021
Time to say goodbye to everyone. I’ll miss my friends and family
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 28, 2021
US Strategic Command you have no idea how many ridiculous conspiracies will come out of this.Now tell your little alien friend to step away from the computer. pic.twitter.com/gMzf72m0qM
— TedCruzIsWorthless (@Trump_Con) March 29, 2021
18 USC §1038(a) & 18 USC §831 make it a federal crime to create a hoax that makes people believe that nuclear material is going to be used against U.S. Citizens. ;l;;gmlxzssaw
— A Crime a Day (@CrimeADay) March 29, 2021
Butt nuking https://t.co/feFR2YouAX