Divided We Win, United We Fall

** AADVANCE FOR WEEKEND, JULY 4-5 **In this Jan. 14, 2009 photo, Bob Snyder, also known as Pineland Bob, right, maps out a transportation plan with a soldier during the Special Forces' Robin Sage exercise in Ramseur, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

What is the best method of rebellion against tyranny?

Some thoughts on a continuing theme.

A few quick flashes:

1) The more Rotarian you look and sound, the better.

2) If success for your plan involves post-initiation material support from people who have never been a part of the planning process or even briefed on the objectives, you have already failed.

3) If you don’t have competent people constructively throwing bricks at the plan as it is being developed, you are in deep brown. You will have competent people throwing all sorts of things at you and your plan once you initiate.

The Future



At Least The Brits Covered It


UK Daily Mail: Oregon occupier LaVoy Finicum shot dead by the FBI is hailed as a hero during Utah funeral attended by hundreds of people from across the country

Other links may be placed in comments.


The Burns Chronicles


All by Gary Hunt:

#1: Introduction

#2: Ambush

#3: Operation Mutual Defense

Discuss between each other in comments.



H/t NCR.

A Reminder: Frank Pinelander Sends

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NGS3475 172A

Since the Amateurs and Children like to cite the conflict in Vietnam as their basis for rising up in a glorious People’s Revolution, here’s some interesting pictures from the other side.

Nothing major, except to those that understand history.

What did the North have?

Outside nation-state support. SIGNIFICANT outside nation-state support.
Discipline. RIGID discipline.
Training. Lots of training.
Command structure. RIGID command structure.
A specific and defined mission.
Significant personal sacrifice.

NONE of which exists currently in the IIIper/Prepper/SHTFer crowd.



The Hill: DHS Ordered Me To Scrub Records Of Muslims With Terror Ties



Brushbeater: The Current Mood


On the intersection of human terrain and personality types.

NB that the average FREEFOR person does not intersect socially with many other segments of the FUSA populace, whereas SLAVFOR media and personalities flood those zones.

The more we talk just to each other and not to “unlike-minded”, the more easily we can be painted as radical fringe dangers to society.

Assignment: Place this number from “Wicked” into the context of Malheur, FREEFOR, and Orwellian dystopia prevention, and discuss:

Winning Hearts & Minds


Some thoughts on winning and not winning.

Better to win.


The Latest

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Newsweek: Right-Wing Extremists Are A Bigger Threat To America Than ISIS


Battlespace prep.

Still chuckling about that “clear and present danger” comment by the DOJ’s chief of national security in yesterday’s Reuters piece?

The FUSA is not at peace.

Conduct yourselves accordingly.

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Guess They’ll Be Flummoxed When Folks Go Dark


The Pentagon’s secret pre-crime program to know your thoughts, predict your future

(H/t Bracken)

Rules Of The House


Two memories from way back on my personal freedom education trail:

1) Former USMC NCO: “People are the problem.”

2) Former Army NCO: “Stay flexible.”

Frankly, I blame Al Gore.

If he hadn’t invented the Interwebs, people would still have to talk and otherwise act directly with each other.

Since the Web spun up, an entire generation has been born and raised with a machine between each party in an interaction.

GenXers, Boomers, and GGs have fallen into the same trap.


The machine not only isolates people from much of the communications that occur between folks in an FTF meeting, but it also facilitates bad behavior and other distortions.

Makes working together pretty difficult – even before the trolls come into play.

Tom Baugh has some thoughts on how to slice through the dysfunction:

Rules of the House



An enforced rule-set.


We can fling shit at each other like technology-empowered primates.

Or we can find those who share common ground (even on a task/time limited basis) and work together in meatspace towards shared goals.

Pretty radical, eh?

People are the problem.

And the solution.

Try to limit the dysfunction.

There’s a war on.

MVT: On Infighting, Authority, & Focus


The latest from Max.

Dissension in discussion is fine and should be welcome.

Dissension once operational is much more dangerous.

As is unthinking autocracy.

WeaponsMan: Caching your Guns for a Civil War, Parts I and II


Parts III & IV to follow.

Obligatory reading for subject matter retention.

Carol Bundy Sends

Ammon Bundy leads a prayer in an office at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon January 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Statement from Ammon Bundy
Feb 4 2016

Dear Friends,

Hundreds of people were freely coming into the refuge to get education on their rights. Many group presentations were given each day. On Saturday, the 24th, ten ranchers from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona nullified their grazing contracts with the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. On Saturday, the 24th, grand jury administrators from Nebraska and Florida were forming a grand jury to review the abuses in the Hammond case. Tuesday, the 27th, the day LaVoy was killed, we began releasing documents exposing criminal acts by the government. The evening of the 27th, a meeting was scheduled with Grant County residents to give a presentation with those at the refuge. To give their presentation to hundreds of people in the county, including the county Sheriff.

The FBI attacked those who were to give the presentation on the way to this peaceful meeting, leaving hundreds at the meeting with no speakers. On Wednesday, the 28th, a follow up meeting was scheduled with Harney County residents with those at the refuge to finalize actions to claim back lands that were taken by the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Forest Service. This included plans to take action to begin logging again in Harney County and to restore the thriving economy once known to the Harney County residents. On Thursday evening, the 29th, a meeting was scheduled with Malheur County residents with those at the refuge to give a presentation on the constitution as it pertained to federal limits to land ownership inside the states. This meeting was to occur in Ontario, Oregon. Hundreds were expected to attend. The sheriff’s Department also accepted the invitation and was scheduled to attend.

On Friday afternoon, the 30th, residents surrounding Jordan Valley, Oregon, had scheduled a seminar with those at the refuge to come out and inform them of how they can protect themselves from a national monument that is to be signed in by President Obama this year, 2016. This monument is twice the size of Yellowstone, takes up a third of the county’s land mass, and will put over 250 ranchers out of business as they know it. Ranchers from Malheur county were scheduled to nullify their contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.

In the following weeks, meetings were scheduled in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and the State of Washington. Multiple Skype meetings were also set up throughout the Western U.S. All these meetings were to discuss how they would stand against the unconstitutional land control by the federal government. Those at the refuge collected over 50 testimonies of ranchers who lost their family property to the U.S. Government in Harney and surrounding counties. Hundreds of government documents were compiled by those at the refuge. Many of the documents exposed abusive actions by federal government officials, Judge Grasty, Harney County Sheriff’s Department and direct abuses to the Hammond family.

Escalation of force from the FBI, OSP, and the Sheriff’s Department incrementally increased as the education from the refuge expanded. Government officials knew that if they did not take forceful preemptive action to stop the expanding the influence of the refuge, many would begin to stand for land rights as protected by the United States Constitution. Make no mistake about it: those that were educating at the refuge and are now suffering in jail at this time are political prisoners.

Those at the refuge never pointed a gun and never pulled a trigger to kill. They chose to educate, giving others the freedom to choose. The government promoted fear and forceful tactics to control and stop this education. And ultimately, they used force by the barrel of the gun.

Please watch the video below.


Ammon Bundy, 2/4/16

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7U0ssZBU4w

Link: To contribute to Ammon’s defense: https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/28054-Ammon-Bundy—Legal-Defense-Fund

Indictment Details Charges Against Ammon Bundy, Other Militants

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LAT: Federal indictment says protesters in Oregon occupation ‘threatened violence’




Reuters: U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists

The FUSA is not at peace.

Conduct yourselves accordingly.

One Month: 2,545,802 + All Private Sales


…With 2,545,802 checks processed through the National Instant Background Check System, January 2016 beat the previous record, set in January 2013, by 50,326 checks. Though January’s number represents a drop from the all-time single month record set in December 2015, it is also marks the ninth month in a row that has set a record. It is also the third month in a row with more than two million background checks….

More Lessons Learned


Adult Supervision & The Media Plan

Plus this from over the transom:

Quick Thoughts On Malheur For Next Time


Debacle. Wrong hill to die, literally, on. Unless that was the plan. About the only good (?) I see coming out of this is the 100 Heads Policy may now be in effect.


Since you asked, entirely off the cuff, with self imposed 10 minute time limit.

RUMINT has it that food, fuel, etc., and LOTS of possibly incriminating documents were found in the building.

Notes for Next Time (NFNT): Have a site exploitation plan ready to go. At a minimum, everyone should know how to pull hard drives, take pics, and send those pics. You can probably get away with using a cell phone for about half a day, then you’re done. (See attachment.)

fldigi and other ham programs provide that ability. Don’t forget to take your call sign off’n it.

Carry GI laundry bags to put stuff in, have a cross level plan for bags, and a means to extract stuff immediately. Any seizure of a site, no matter how briefly, should have site exploitation underway concurrent with establishing security and comms. Don’t get bogged down looking at shiny things: If it stows, it goes. Frankly, that’s the beginning of a plan: Why occupy? Raid: An attack on a site with a preplanned withdrawal. Pro tip: Spend more time on your exit strategy than any phase except actions on the objective. It’s not hard to get into trouble. Getting out of it is a bit sticky.

Comms: Establish immediately. Prior coordination with sympathetic outlets needed. By that, find out now who is sympathetic and contact them as raid is underway. Have persons designated to watch as raid initiates, then drive to different area and call in. Take a lesson from the Chechens and dominate the news space. Preplan twitter, reporters, outside media support. Sparks does a whole block of instruction on how to use buttsets to exploit existing landline systems. Given the relative youth of most agents [of the state], I doubt they remember landlines.

This was discussed as one use of the III Short Bus but, as you recall, this was insufficiently Jedburgh. One weeps.

In keeping with our earlier discussion of WWI levels of coordination, carrier pigeons, loaded with encrypted thumb drives, would work for delivery and be precise. Timings should be done with synchronized watches to minimize eavesdropping and radio failure.

Encryption: AMRRON recommended OTP. At first I thought this was something new to learn but, the more I look at it, the more I think it suits our current situation. Instead of having to learn all of the alphabet and 10 numerals in Morse, you just have to learn the numerals. Even if it’s computer generated and therefore crackable, it’ll buy some time and tie up some assets. Even at that, I suspect changing OTPs every 24-48 hours will keep them guessing. (More for occupation than raids, although a quick burst of preplanned numerical codes would work. Destroy before reading. :) )

Of the point we’re discussing, one more charge (encrypted transmissions) won’t matter. With my luck, that’s the one that would stick….

Logistics: Lord have mercy, have some. I admit I may have laughed when they received bags of dicks, but that’s just sad. You can put six months worth of Mountain House in a pickup. While we’re at it, you can put 24K gallons worth of Pool Shock in a rucksack. Etc. Hygiene. Socks. Who doesn’t have socks?

Planning: Pretty good indication this event was the dog that caught the car: Now what? Branches and parallels. If you’re going to occupy, plan to stay. If you going to hit and git, have multiple ways and methods out. At the risk of regurgitating manuals, there is nothing wrong with the Ranger Handbook, FM 7-8 and 10 (or whatever the new Army calls them. The older ones are better.), etc.

Legal support: Take a patriot (sic) friendly lawyer with you. He needs to wear a tie.

Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB): See also Sam Culper’s thoughts on this. At a minimum, know your local sheriff.

Spread the fed: Coordinate as far as possible (OPSEC) with groups in other regions. Half dozen of these pulled off simultaneously does several things:

Spreads the feds.

Increases odds of getting our side, both story and personnel, out.

Fear: “They’re everywhere.” Yes. Yes we are.

Speaking of video, here’s a retired SF MSG discussing the organization of the Paris Attacks in a way that even [insert name here] can understand.

One man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot (sic). Absolutely puts the lie to rugged individualism/lone wolfoshitz.

Firefighting equipment: Ask David Koresh and Chris Dorner if some buckets full of dirt wouldn’t have been a good idea. All .mil 40MM CS, IIRC, is pyrotechnic. Burns hotter than the hinges of Hades. You ain’t putting it out with a personal extinguisher. Bring masks. And E-tools. Fill trash cans and bottom file drawers with dirt. This should be easy, since you put the contents of them in laundry bags and sent them out, didn’t you?

“…And slim slithered out of the building when the first ballots were cast at 3250fps…”


What If the Second Amendment Were Repealed?

Denninger’s fisk thereof.

The FUSA is not at peace.

Understand that.

What He Said


Lavoy Finicum, The FBI, and Why You’re Missing the Point

Do not lose the point.

Good people die in wars against Bad People.

The FUSA is not at peace.

Please understand that.

Read and Think


Yes, it’s getting that bad.

Go and watch the POTUS speech today if you haven’t.

President Obama Speaks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore

Roll live at 1:16:52.

Fundamental transformation.

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UPDATE 0015EST 04FEB2016: Herschel provides an excellent snapshot of why “mosque” is not a synonym for “church”.

Codrea: Adult Supervision


Good on David.

We are not the Michael Brown crowd.




UPDATE 1410EST 03FEB2016: From comments:

If nothing more comes out of this sad chain of events the Patriot community needs to take a real hard look at itself and ask some gut check questions.


This has been jacked up from day one. The decision to occupy the refuge was poor on a tactical level but lets not focus on that. We can debate about that all day and be all over the map. Lets just focus on the execution of the occupation. First off and Primary A1 numero uno rule is CONTROL THE MESSAGE! Every single swinging D inside that place had a smartphone with a video camera and an insatiable need to be seen doing the stupidest self defeating bullshit. If you video yourself flipping your shit about a bag of sex toys and then post it on FaceTube you are going to accomplish two things.

You are going to make yourself look like a raving lunatic and you are going to convince the public at large that the protest is a clown show.

Every video that was not reviewed and edited for content to focus and craft the message was a negligent discharge.

Patriots need to ask themselves if the people you are around treat a firearm like they do a video camera would you want to stand in a line of battle with them? I am not a range nazi so something like this coming from me is evident of how out of control this situation was. You cant have people firing off videos and blasting them out to everyone.

That may sound controlling and counter to the freedom that we fight for but it is a tactical and strategic necessity.


There is an alarming tendency for people to accept the most outlandish stories if it supports something that you believe already. Everyone is guilty of this to some degree. The Patriot community tends to accept any evidence that portrays the government in the most secretive and negative light. The common name for this is the “black helicopter crowd”. Everything is being controlled by the government and every set back is because of a secretive government conspiracy to accomplish something.


You need to control your emotional response to these stimulus and learn to ask critical questions. Question your own suppositions. Question every source and keep a healthy distance. Treat information and its sources like you would a person that you meet in a dark parking lot. Be alert, be cautious and do not assume it to be what it appears to be.

You MUST have a sense of humility and be humble. Admit that you are wrong when some bit of information appears that clearly contradicts a previous bit of information you need to be willing to admit that you were wrong and accept the new information. DO NOT downgrade the new information and diminish its value in order to continue to hold on to the established line of thinking. Do NOT take it personal and attack the sources. Maintain a disconnect and dont make it personal.

Finally do what I call “jiggle the cord” I will explain this shortly but what it boils down to is bringing in an extra set of eyes to look at the information. Give them a short run down but avoid details and avoid giving your opinion so as to avoid biasing their analysis. Let them have a look and give you their opinion.

I said this before and I will say it again. You need to move on from this latest incident and begin planning and working on the next one. We will gain nothing by getting bogged in the weeds of this situation. People need to understand that conducting frame by frame analysis of grainy videos is not going to save the country. You are not going to be the super hero that discovers the shocking truth! Nothing that gets reveled on FaceTube is going to sway the minds of the masses. Take a deep breath. Take a few days to mourn the loss of a very good man and then carry on. Move on to the next position and keep in the fight. This obsession with micro-analysis is draining on your personal resources. This is in the same vein as the keyboard Commandos. Its Keyboard detective. STOP ENCOURAGING IT.

I am not a professional intel analyst but I have a professional background that shares a lot of traits with info analysis. My background is in communications. Electronic systems, networks, telecommunications and broadband networks. I have built elements of these systems from the individual electronic component up. I have tested and tuned them and more importantly I have troubleshot the networks when they were not working. The troubleshooting process is reading information, analysis of that information, develop a course of action and executing it. Many times I would find myself chasing a problem down multiple paths but unable to determine the source of failure. Bringing in a fresh set of eyes would often find that I had skipped a simple check at the beginning of the process that would have fixed it right off. A simple thing like forgetting to plug in a test lead can be a critical failure, thus “jiggle the cord” so you know its got power and connectivity.

The Patriot community needs to develop critical information skills or we will find ourselves being lead to a slaughter.