Monthly Archives: June 2011

Post Apocalyptic Skirmishing: Lessons from Little Bighorn


Read it all, including the embedded links.

The more things change….

Not So Far…


As long as there is little or no risk to bad behavior, it will continue and grow.

That’s the hard truth.

Here’s even harder truth:

You will be a murderer and a fugitive.

Or you will submit – whether as one who complies in terror, or sullenly, hoping that someone else will solve the problem.

Or you will be a collaborator.

Or you will be a prisoner.

Or you will die.

There is no “opt-out” position.

Any questions?

Choose wisely.

Codrea: Today’s Resistance Radio


David posts his program preview and makes this request:

Spread the word on this, OK?

Nobody else is doing a daily exclusive gun rights broadcast in a major market during morning drive time, and if this works, it could not only create an opportunity to spread to other markets, but also open doors for efforts by others. We complain our voice is not heard in the media–here we’ve got a foot in the door at an NBC affiliate station to promote a full-blown no compromise message. Just a few short months ago I certainly would never have predicted I’d see that happen–or that I’d be a part of it.

Pass the word, please.

FM 21-75: Combat Skills Of The Soldier


As suggested by a reader.

Of course, things might all just end happily ever after.

Bets?

VDH: Reelecting Obama


The Prof gazes into the 2012 election crystal ball.

As for me, I’m proud to stand with these nice folks, both on their own individual merit and as poster kids for the Free Sh*t Army as it completes the conquest of America:

Re-elect Barack Obama 2012.

The worse, the better.

How China Sees Russia


A reader sends this article on the Bear and the Dragon.

Meanwhile, Uncle Sam is pantsing old women who are dying of cancer.

Unbelievable.

Five Primary Tribes


Read Sam’s latest.

Think about your area.

Include in those thoughts this vignette:

According to a uniformed police officer in a major American city earlier this year, a few inches of snow and ice were all it took to reduce shifts in his precinct by 50% – 75%.

Think the Coming Excitement will have the same or even an increased effect on police absenteeism?

I do.

Now think about what that means for you and yours.

And take action while you still can.

SOP Resources


Read these two comments in response to this post:

1. Try Dr. Joseph Martino’s excellent work, “Resistance to Tyranny”. It has everything you’re asking for and then some, and is available on Amazon. Cheap.

2. Soldiers Manual of Common Tasks
SH 21-76 Ranger Handbook
FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad

Virgil sends…

Get those resources, study, adapt, implement, and train.

Really.

EFF: Know Your Rights


From the Electronic Frontier Foundation comes this FAQ on digital tools, the popo, and you.

Read it.

Share it.

Live it.

WSJ: The Deficit Is Worse Than We Think


Read it all.

Estimate the likelihood of continued near-zero interest rates.

Pass the link to your clueless friends and family.

Ask them if they understand yet.

Do you?

Deep In The Heart Of Texas


There’s a big damned problem…

Curtis explains.

Texicans, your move…

SK: Get Well, Hugo


Sultan Knish snarks about Venezuela, its jefe máximo, and the future.

¡Viva Socialismo!

American Denial


With the hat-tip to Colonel Bunny at the Reb, please read and then forward this look at American blissful ignorance.

And those panicking, drug-withdrawing masses when The Bad Thing actually happens?

They are functional OpFor.

They will do anything for the promise of “the way things were, once again.”

Anything.

Forget that at risk of your own life.

“Keep It Running” Gear


Bill Buppert posts this gear review at ZeroGov.

Worth the read, and I’d be interested in any experience readers may have had with either tool.

Welcome To Our .mil Readers Today


Sure are a lot of you showing up on Sitemeter today.

Best wishes, fair winds, and following seas….

Any Confirmation From Boots On The Ground?


Much badness, if these stories are accurate:

Account Of Racist Peoria Mob Spurs National Attention

Peorians Living In Fear

Illinois readers on the ground, what are you hearing? Please remember to include links and/or other documentation if available, and to distinguish between fact and speculation.

Thanks in advance.

The Euros Go Python


Fire up the vid above above as you read this Drudge lead as of 2300 EDT Sunday night.

Wen?

Now.

MCDP 1: Warfighting


Print.

Read.

Take more notes.

Think about your situation and your AO.

Think more.

Recon.

Range.

Do more PT.

Harden your heart.

Alea iacta est.

Gunwalker: Muir’s Day By Day


Here.

More UAVs


Expect more “innocuous” use of UAVs in the coming weeks/months/years, as evidenced by this recent US Forest Service alert.

Wiki on the Raven.

More on the Raven from Global Security.

How about the agencies in your AO?

What Would You Do: Response #2


Scenario here.

Here’s the next response:

1. Three minutes

Setup security: Hasty Over watch/OP established.
From this point forward OPs will always be in place.
Anything you do in the first three minutes is going to be very limited. 1 minute of assess, 1 minute to act, 1 minute to pray.

2. Three hours

Interviews/inspections
Assessment of group: Physical ability, Mental ability, Personnel equipment
Establish teams: Security, Reaction, Leadership, Logistics
Establish Simple-Simple! battle drills as time permits
This really has to be “from first impression” who has the talent. Your first impressions will change over time. Right now you need some hasty drills (SOPs) for dealing with hostile and non-hostile contacts. Because of the UAV threat, concealed handguns are the rule.

3. Three days

Continue assessment of available: Personnel, food, housing, equipment, area, commo, sanitation
Establish better security
Establish living quarters
Establish Mess
Sanitation plan
Refine battle drills
Define threats and possible reactions to them
Three days is just enough time to get some assessment under way. Defining what your true situation is and what your team’s actual abilities are. Questions being answered: Can your team defend its self? Can you sustain your position? You will also need to establish your leadership team during this period.

4. Three weeks

Establish drills to react to contacts:
Government / Relief forces: This is your biggest threat. You will have to present a non-threatening appearance to them. This is where your teams acting ability come in. If you can convince them that you are not a threat (no visible firearms) and can at least sustain your team for a while then they may leave you to later. Kids and women are going to be helpful with this threat. Try not to show any established organization. Leave them guessing at who is really in charge. A little in fighting in front of them may help.
Predators: This is the opposite of the government threat. You want to show a united, well organized, and deadly ability to any of these threats. If forced to use force you want to eliminate the threat completely. No one can be left to retaliate or turn your group in.
Refugees: Assess any folks moving through your area. OPSEC is key here. Only show what you have to and watch for informants. Try to retain any talent that you feel you need and encourage the rest to move on.
Bugout plan: You will need a plan to bugout and your team will need to be ready to bugout in minutes. This need to be one of your most important drills and the signal to initiate has to be clear and known to the whole team.
Teams: Setup small teams to bugout together. Not the whole group. The whole group may not be able to disengage from the threat. You do not want the whole team being locked in place because part of the group engaged. These teams need good leadership that can think on their own. The number of teams may have to be limited to the number of good leaders!
Rally points: These smaller bugout teams need their own routes and rally points. Harder to chase and catch multiple groups heading in different directions. Make the odds better for some to get away.
Dead drops: You will need a way for the bugout teams to re-establish contact. This needs to be done carefully. Dead drops need to be identified and process for using needs to be well known among the team members.
UAV threat mitigation: This is your worst enemy! Every tool has its limitations though. UAV’s see in 2 dimensions from a vertical position. A prone person in a sniper position is dead meat. A person standing with a rifle held close to the body (under a coat, robe, or poncho) is going to be harder to identify as a threat. This is why concealed handguns are going to be the primary daily carry. Bright lighting can be a very effective camouflage. Using a array of bright halogen work lights can effectively conceal what is behind (or under them). The heat from the halogen helps with thermal imaging also. At night a large group of people seeming to have a party on a roof top conceals the thermal image of a team on the floor below.
Training: Practice the battle drills. Cross train skills. Establish and train leaders. This also includes sustainment tasks such as food prep, sanitation, medical, and commo.
Survival: These are the hard questions. What is the food situation? Can the team sustain itself? Growing? Gathering? What are the medical needs of all the individuals? What are the skills that the team lacks? Is a move to another local in order? Does part or the entire group need to go into a relief camp to survive?
Patrolling: Fixed positions are a death trap if you do not have enough personnel for mutually supporting positions. Establish patrols with random routes that cover the likely avenues of approach. Establish obstacles that do not appear to be “military obstacles”. A vehicle parked in the right spot can slow down a vehicle patrol just long enough to alert the team. Noise makers that are not obvious “noise makers” need to be put in place on the obstacles.
Three weeks is enough time to get into routines. It also enough time to decide what chances the team has to survive long term. Politics take effect now. Leadership has to evolve at this point. The immediate threat has been dealt with and now the team members are going to start questioning the need for some of the policies put in place. See the “Survival” bullet above. Leadership has to have a good plan and show progress. It is going to be hard!

5. Three months

Training: Continue refining skills. Cross train all skills.
Long-term planning: Sustainment of the team, food, medical, and basic supplies. Contact with other like groups. Liberating your fellow Americans.

At this point you either have what you need to survive and expand or not. This is where a good understanding of insurgency, counter-insurgency, and guerilla warfare are going to serve you well.

More Copdom

Go watch the vids at this post by Curtis.

Think about why the popo acts that way.

What it means to you and your tribe.

And what you may have to do about it.

SOPs

Group thinking exercise:

What standard operating procedures (SOPs) need to be available, learned, and drilled to keep the small unit in our previous hypothetical alive and well in the near-term?

Include not only the topic in your comment below, but the substance of that SOP, along with any manual citations, links, or other relevant references.

One SOP per comment, please.

Have at it.

GardenSERF Will Recognize The Plot


From Ann Barnhardt:

DOUBLE RED ALERT
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – JUNE 24, AD 2011 9:01 AM MST

Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that I’ve had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts.
1. File this one under “Now It All Makes Sense”. A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers in the Missouri River flood plain and bottoms notifying them that the Army Corps of Engineers will offer to BUY THEIR LAND.

Intentionally flood massive acreage of highly productive farmground. Destroy people’s communities and homes. Catch them while they are desperate and afraid and then swoop in and buy the ground cheap.

Those evil sons of bitches.

2. Speaking of evil sons of bitches, George Soros appears to be “investing” in farmground through the same puppet company that he used to get into the grain elevator and fertilizer business. The company is called Ospraie Capital Management and is buying up farmground in a joint venture with Teays River Investments as a partner. Here is that announcement:

Click Here

Okay. Here’s the connection. This Ospraie outfit was a hedge fund specializing in commodities that was started and run by some cocky child who didn’t know how to trade bear markets and got his butt kicked into next week in the grain market of 2008. He also lost a fortune trying to trade RARE EARTH METALS. In fact, it was so bad that he had to shut his fund down because he had promised his investors that he would give them all of their investment money back if the fund lost more than 30% in one year.

Whoopsie.

But it appears that Soros swooped in and saved the day because this Ospraie is the “co-investor” with Soros that bought the remnants of ConAgra’s trading operation and renamed it . . . Gavilon. In the industry, it is widely acknowledged that Ospraie IS Soros. That three-page article citation is here, copy and paste the URL into your address bar:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/11/12/news/companies/ospraie_demos.fortune/index.htm

As you probably remember, Gavilon just recently bought both DeBruce Grain out of Kansas City and the biggest grain elevator company in the Pacific Northwest, thus making Soros (who is the money behind Gavilon through both his own Soros Fund Management AND his de facto control of Ospraie) the third-largest grain company in the U.S. with 280 million bushels of storage capacity, behind only Archer Daniels Midland (542 million bushels storage capacity) and Cargill (344 million bushels storage capacity). That citation is here:

http://www.world-grain.com/News/News%20Home/Features/2010/12/A%20powerful%20signal.aspx?p=1

Bottom line: Soros, through Ospraie, is buying up farmground. Please also note that the hotlink citation above is dated June 26, 2009. My contact says this has been going on for two years – and also remember what I told you about farmground prices inflating wildly, especially in Illinois. I have personally confirmed farmground in Illinois selling for $13,000 per acre within the last month, whereas that same kind of ground in Illinois was going for $5500 per acre the day Obama was inaugurated.

Spread the word.

Baugh: The Essential Task


Please read and contemplate all of the points in Tom Baugh’s latest essay.

Then pass it on.

Really.