Monthly Archives: July 2014

It Just Keeps Getting Better….

Ebola.  Wonderful.

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“If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits “the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease”. These individuals can be “detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary”. In other words, the federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will, take them to detention facilities and hold them there for as long as they feel it is “reasonably necessary”. In addition, as you will read about below, the federal government has the authority “to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill”. If you want to look at these laws in the broadest sense, they pretty much give the federal government the power to do almost anything that they want with us in the event of a major pandemic. Of course such a scenario probably would not be called “marital law”, but it would probably feel a lot like it.”

Read the rest, here.  Then procrastinate some more on your training and preps.

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The Chicken or Egg: Martial Law or Economic Collapse First….

Living Expenses

Dave Hodges from SHTF Plan has an interesting article, here.

“America only has to look at three economic indicators to know that we are in a lot of trouble, The budget deficit is $17 trillion dollars, unfunded (partially or otherwise) mandated social programs constitutes another $222 trillion dollars and the credit swap derivatives total between $1 quadrillion dollars to $1.5 quadrillion dollars. Based upon these numbers, America has clearly been set up to fail.

When we look at Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all the government programs that we all take for granted, the price tag is a whopping $222 trillion dollars. These numbers are going to be exacerbated and grow exponentially because the bulk of the baby boomers are entering retirement age. Even if we took every single penny that the federal government takes in and devote it to paying off these social programs, it would take 111 years to pay off this debt.

In the United States, credit swap derivatives created national debt totals of over one quadrillion dollars. That is one thousand trillion dollars! The entire GDP of the planet is estimated at $66 trillion dollars. And somehow, in the infinite wisdom of Congress in 2008, we falsely and naively believed that a $750 billion transfer of wealth (i.e., Bailout #1) was magically going to save the economy and the collective futures of the American middle class. In short, the debt created by futures speculation is approximately 16 times greater than the sum total of the entire wealth on the planet! And we think we are going to climb out of this? We could fund 1,000 bailouts and the eventual outcome will be the same, slavery by debt. We are being held in place, while our financial assets are being separated from our soon-to-be dead corpses.”

So when you objectively consider the mounting evidence that something significant is going to happen, and the country is on the brink of several differrent types of calamities all of which have a signficant level of intensity, you still put off training, PT, marksmanship, preps, and meaningful networking, like in the III Percent Society for America?

Seriously?

This is Where We Are; Imagine Where We’ll Be….

From Bob Owens at www.bearingarms.com.

“It is the duty of the federal government to secure the borders and prevent foreign invasion. They have resolutely refused to perform these tasks.

Their actions suggest that they are instead facilitating the invasion by refusing to secure the border, refusing to mobilize and deploy the National Guard, refusing to mobilize and deploy Homeland Security, and refusing to use the many diplomatic tools at their disposal to stop the flow of immigration at Mexico’s southern border, far from our own.

The federal government has abandoned their duty to defend the Republic. American citizens are now beginning to use their natural right to self-defense to form self-organized militias to protect their nation.

When government fails, the people will rise.

If we hope to remain a sovereign nation under a President who has abandoned the rule of law, we seem to have no other choice.”

 

Militia near the Mexican border.  Photo:  SA Express News

Militia near the Mexican border. Photo: SA Express News

 

And your reason for not getting to training here, or JC’s, or Max’s, or Sierra 12’s, or Mosby’s in the very short time left to us to do so is, what, precisely?

Your reason for not joining the III Percent Society for America to get something literally rolling (the TOC for one) that will provide meaningful support and information is, what, precisely?

Go to the link on the top right of this blog and click the link.  Scroll down the page and choose the membership level you want.  But choose.  Join now.  Stand.  With.  Us.

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4GW on Southern Border? You decide…

Today on Drudge:  TX Sheriffs: Influx depleting resources, causing heavy damage…

“…systems disruption creates the potential for nonstate forces to adopt the strategies of maneuver and attrition in addition to those of almost endless supply of attackers could generate hundreds of millions, potentially billions, in damage.”

– John Robb, “Brave New War”

Now, apply that to the US, on the financial brink, printing money like there’s no tomorrow with nothing backing the money save for the ‘full faith and trust of the United States’ (not much trusted in the financial world as evidenced by the moves to replace the US Dollar as the world reserve currency), and consider if what’s going on in Texas and California isn’t truly a 4th Generation Warfare invasion designed to take down national infrastructure.

Just sayin….

So…still haven’t joined the III Percent Society for America?  Still can’t break loose from that $10 a month to help get something done?

Why?

Click the link on the top right, and join.  Today.  Now.  While your membership fees can do something positive.

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Book Review: “Doomsday Marauders,” by Kilkenny

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You can it on Amazon if your interested or you can go to his website, here.

The R&D guy somehow, somewhere became aware of this book and, knowing me well, indicated that this might be worth a post…or two…or whatever.

He was right.  It’s worth a post because it has valuable information for the NPT leaders and provides a good baseline of training to counter this particular type of OPFOR.

The premise of the book itself, “To hell with prepping, become a marauder and simply TAKE what you need from others!” really went against the grain for several reasons:

  • The encouraging of taking by brute force the lawfully owned property of others denies every single principle the Republic was founded upon.
  • The presentation is strictly at the base level of human existence: The Law of the Jungle
  • The presentation contradicts itself with the author’s contention that rape is not permissible, but murder can be at times, but the taking of life while taking property lawfully owned by others is ok, if you think it’s necessary to supply your own team or send a ‘message’ to the location you’re attempting to extract ‘tribute’ from.
  • The book does not provide for any principles other than, ‘become an animal (except where the author’s particular values are in conflict) and live, or go home and become my or others prey.’  He sets the stage describing his belief that no defended location has ever held throughout history.  In many ways, he’s correct, in others, he’s mistaken in that those who value living and have ‘precious cargo’ that must be defended, will do the things necessary to make the price to high for marauders to attack.
  • The author also seems to write from the premise that all NPT or Prepper types are self-interested, pussilananimous sissy boys that are easy to take, even when the NPT or defended location has well-trained and/or former military included.

There were also quite a few positive things about the book that NPT members can use in training their teams:

  • The author is very thorough in describing how a predator team might decide to, and then attempt to take a defended location.
  • The author makes it very plain that NPT members not performing aggressive security patrolling actually help the marauders by simply staying in their location and waiting.
    • All the initiative is given to the marauders.
    • All the freedom of movement is given to the marauders.
    • The NPT or prepper location is always subject to the mercy, if any, of the marauders.
  • The author makes it clear the reason he likes to let the NPT/Prepper location remain intact if possible is so he may return in a year to collect yet another ‘tribute’ in the form of ammunition, food, livestock, fuel, or anything else he deems he needs for than the lawful owners.
  • The marauders’ worst nightmare is to have the opposition operating outside their perimeter, because they can’t control them, especially if the NPT members are well trained and have no problem being aggressive in laying down ambushes.
  • The marauders will most likely use medium sized dogs to sniff out possible ambushes; the author like’s Border Collies.
  • The marauders will most likely have body armor. As Mosby says, ‘Hips and heads, kiddies, hips and heads!” (So stop training to shoot center mass, and do some ‘No Default Response Drills!’)
  • He makes a good case for PT.
  • He outlines the patience required for successful marauding, which will help the NPT develop counter tactics and know what is happening, which will take some of the guess work out of developing a workable defense plan.
  • The author is somewhat unrealistic in that he describes how a 4 man marauding team (one ‘sniper’ and 3 rifleman) can successfully attack a well-defended location. He disregards the standard 3 attackers to one axiom; he also fails to point out that the well-defended location only has a half dozen riflemen who are not doing much active defending other than employing suppressive fire.
  • The author goes out of his way to encourage the ‘new marauder’ to look at the operation as a business, not taking it personally, unless, of course, the defended location has the audacity to injure or kill one of his animals or his team members.

There are some very good warnings as well. Some of which are:

  • Defended locations need to consistently and aggressively perform security patrols in their AO’s, recording any new sign of people, and never assuming newly discovered sign is ‘innocent’.
  • Never shoot center mass at a marauder; don’t waste the round. Go for the hips or head.
  • Never assume that when marauders leave for apparently no reason that they aren’t waiting for the defended location to lower its guard and think, ‘everything is fine, now’.
  • Marauder gangs will have the capability to engage at maximum effective ranges.
  • Marauders will have no internal moral compass (except for the author who hates rape – but even then, he doesn’t say how he’d stop his own team if they were so inclined).
  • Mauraders will mostly likely be terrified of any activity that makes them think there is a well-trained and highly aggressive former military presence in the defended location, especially if the marauders think the former military person(s) are hunting them outside the wire.
  • Eternal vigilance and training is the price of your and your family’s lives in a WROL/SHTF situation.
  • Drop the ‘well, tomorrow maybe things will get better’ or ‘We’ll do this until dark, then we’ll get back to the NPT area and get some food and sleep’ mindset if you want to successfully defend against any group of marauders.

While reading the book as objectively as possible, I was constantly reminded of the 1960 film, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ (based upon the book, The Seven Samurai), specifically, the bandit Tuco’s character, played by Eli Wallach, and his famous line, “If God didn’t want them sheared, he wouldn’t have made them sheep!” The author promotes and is trying to train the reader to become a WROL ‘Tuco’. Another similarity with the movie above is the author describes a point where he tries to get a former green beret to join him as a partner, much like the character ‘Tuco’ did with Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen’s characters during the intial negotiations.  The author, just as Tuco did, fails to acknowledge that there might be ‘Seven Samurai’ at any one of the NPT/Prepper locations he wants to raid willing to see the fight through to the end…the marauder’s end, specifically.

Bottom line on this book?

I’m glad I read it because it gave me new impetus to kill any apathy I might have regarding PT, marksmanship, FIN (Finish It Now – AKA ‘Combatives’, and War to the Knife, Knife to the Hilt) and to get my own NPT’s training revved up.  It’s not a pleasant book to read; some of his stories will upset gentler people you have in your NPT, but it’s still worth while to get an idea of what you’ll be up against. Looters and unorganized marauders are one thing; ogranized, trained, business-minded marauders are another. Use this book as a baseline for planning WROL operations and training to repel marauders; the descriptions in the book can be distilled into a very useful Plan of Instruction for the NPT trainer with little effort.

And make no mistake, those with no moral compass who like being parasites, will find much joy in this book, because it’s a street language training program tailored specificaly to and for them to learn to tyrannize peaceful people making the best of a SHTF scenario.

 

 

Simple Truths….

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This is your chance to be heard.  Sam created the idea; JC is behind it (go see what JC has to say about it here); Wirecutter’s behind it (his post here); WRSA is behind it (here); DTG is behind it (look over in the right top hand corner)…and these are just the bloggers so far.  There’s also a lot of other people working in the background behind it.  What about you?

What’s $10 a month to get something up and running that may actually make a difference when the next ‘bundyville’ or ‘habersham flash bang’ happens?  We all spend more than that on stuff we don’t want or need, but buy anyway.  Put it to some good use!

Become a ‘force multiplier’ with your membership.  Don’t fall for the crap the naysayers are spewing.  This ain’t about money; it’s about getting some real-time presence in meat space when it needs to happen.

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cyber war

From Wirecutter..read the whole thing on his site….here.

 

“Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday.

“We’re in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber,” said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.

Carlin also said during remarks at a security conference that China’s government dared the Obama administration to provide court-level evidence of Chinese military hacking against the United States.

The dare resulted in the May 1 indictment of five members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) hacking group known as Unit 63198, he said.

On cyber terrorist attacks, Carlin said: “It’s clear that the terrorists want to use cyber-enabled means to cause the maximum amount of destruction to our infrastructure.””

Soliciting Reader Input – Poll will be up for a Week

Guerilla America: Why We Plan

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“When planning for Operations Security (OPSEC), or identifying our Early Warning Indicators, or planning for elicitation to gather intelligence information from human sources, we may need hours’ worth of planning for something that could take as little as thirty minutes or an hour. The more complex the environment and mission, the more planning and attention to detail it requires.”

Read the rest, here.