Monthly Archives: February 2012

Target Selection Advice From Bob Fosse And The Cast Of ‘Chicago’


In complement to the discussion in this post, watch the vid above and consider the lyrical advice given as you complete your range cards:

He had it coming
He had it coming
He only had
Himself
To blame.
If you’d have been there
If you’d have seen it
I betcha
You would have done the same!

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

Operation #EFAD: D Minus 5

Communiqué #3: D-Day Minus Five, February 25

Today’s mission is to crank up the RPMs on our internet “viralocity” engine. We’re going to feed raw ether into the carb, and really make that motor scream! This will be done using Twitter as our accelerant of choice. But to accomplish this, you need to know a few things about how Twitter works.

First, I need to get this out of the way. Yes, in many ways Twitter is pretty lame. And since you are already active on Facebook and other forums and blogs, you don’t want to join Twitter. I understand this completely. I felt this way for years.

That said, Twitter does some things extremely well, that other internet engines just don’t do. It is an indispensable “cross-linking” hub for the entire internet. In the “viralocity” kingdom, Twitter is King, Queen, and Duke. It’s free, and you can create an anonymous Twitter @handle in about one minute. After Operation #EFAD, you can retire your Twitter account, or dive deeper into it: it’s up to you. But to participate to the max in Operation #EFAD, a Twitter account is necessary.

But Twitter is not like Facebook or blogs or websites. Twitter is different, and you need learn a few simple things to understand it. I promise, this will be short, easy, and painless.

First: Twitter text messages, which are limited to only 140 characters, are NOT the point of Twitter. They exist only to point people to internet hyperlinks, or pictures. The “message” is just a brief description of the content at the hyperlink, and why you should click it and go there. The hyperlink addresses don’t count against your 140 characters. That, my friends, is the essence of Twitter. Now you know!

Second: Not many of your Twitter “Followers” (those that will see the tweet appear in their timeline) or anybody actively searching the stream for a given #Hashtag group (like #EFAD) are paying attention at that moment, and hence Tweets quickly disappears into the ether. It’s not like Facebook or emails, where you can easily go back days and days to see old messages. For the hours that you are not actively reading your timeline, all of the tweets that came in might as well not even exist! They are literally water over the dam. They don’t count anymore.

Twitter exists Here and Now. Then…it’s gone. This is simplified, but it’s the gist of Twitter. If you are a Twitter nube because of Operation #EFAD, you will not begin with any followers. Don’t worry about it. You can still be a great soldier in the Twitter portion of the Operation #EFAD campaign with zero followers, as I will explain in a moment.

There are three keys to getting a hashtag like #EFAD to “trend” upward at any significant level:

1. Having a massive group of people Tweeting about Operation #EFAD as close to 24×7 as possible is the goal. The more Followers that each person has, the more people will see #EFAD in their respective timelines. If I tweet a dozen tweets about anything in a 15 minute period, only those people that are following me and are actively reading their timelines during those 15 minutes will ever see the tweets. If I add some popular group hashtags like #tcot (top conservatives on Twitter) to the tweet, then I have the chance that anyone on Twitter (whether they follow me or not) that is actively reading the #tcot hashtag will see my tweets.

Here are some popular conservative #groups to start with: #NRA #RKBA #survival #preppers #SHTF #redstate #big govt #tcot #tlot (libertarians)

2. You can also Tweet directly at people (such as this sample Tweet: @MattBracken48 – did you hear about Operation #EFAD??) Including specific people’s Twitter handles in your tweet will cause those tweets to be collected in the person’s “@Connect – Interactions” space. This way when they click their “@Connect” at any time, your tweet will appear there, even if it is a few hours old.

Re-Tweeting

3. Now here is the real key, and where a complete nube with zero followers is as fully mission capable as any old Twitter hand: Please encourage as much Re-Tweeting (RT) as possible! This is how things really go viral! Send a new tweet or a retweet that says something like: “Please RT — Operation #EFAD is important!” or “RT if you know how important #EFAD is going to be!” But also include some @names or #groups to the retweet, so the circle of new folks learnig of Operation #EFAD will grow and grow.

Right now I have about 130 or so Twitter Followers. (I only joined a week ago, in order to conduct this national covert op.) If I tweet something out now, and half of my Followers are reading their timeline, then I get about 60 pairs of eyeballs on my tweet. This does not include folks who found my tweet due to a related #group inserted into the tweet. If just three of my Followers will RT the tweet, then it is seen by however many of those three folks’ Followers are reading. So if of those three that RT me, it could be something like this:
Susan, who lives to tweet, Retweeted your tweet to her 7,887 followers.
Peter Retweeted your tweet to his 125 followers.
John, another nube like you, Retweeted your tweet to his 17 followers. But one of them was the CEO of a famous corporation in the gun-making business, who hears of Operation #EFAD for the very first time after going to the Communiques link. And he likes the idea. A lot.

So now our reach is expanding by leaps and bounds, and the odds of getting millions of new “eyes” on our Operation #EFAD tweets will dramatically increase. Many of the Tweets and Retweets, besides containing #EFAD, should contain this link:

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/EFADcomm.htm

This copied and pasted hyperlink will take new people to the Operation #EFAD Communique page, where they can get fully up to speed and come aboard for the culmination of the mission.

I will Tweet about #EFAD as often as I can, and we cam all try to solicit RTs. We need to get a LOT of folks doing this as often as possible. It’s log-rolling. It’s spinning. It’s sheer, crass mass-manipulation. It’s a great weapon in our armory!

Twitter is how “escape viralocity” is achieved, because the objective is to turn Operation #EFAD into a national phenomenon on D-Day, March 1.

In addition, all of us Twitter nubes who are tweeting and retweeting about Operation #EFAD will begin to gain like-minded Followers of our own, which will extend our reach organically.

So let’s play manipulate the mainstream media, for a change! Don’t you just love the idea of whip-sawing those elite liberal media bastards with a covert psyop organized right from the heart of the Bitter Clinger Nation? Just for once? Turn the tables, and make the MSM the patsies in Operation #EFAD?

Personally, I’m loving it!

Bracken–Out.

CPX Foxtrot


Command Post Exercise Foxtrot (CPX Foxtrot)
Discussion of the Hypothetical Use of an OpFor False Flag Attack as a FreeFor Line of Departure
Action Date: 9:00 PM EST on Friday, 24 Feb 2012
Execution Date: (Hypothetical)

IT IS AN IMPORTANT FACET OF THIS CPX THAT DISCUSSION OF THIS CPX AND ITS OBJECTIVES REMAIN PRIVATE, AS DEFINED BELOW, UNTIL THE ACTION DATE NOTED ABOVE.

Overview

Given the current escalating tensions with Iran, and the known history of enemies of liberty in escalating and prompting crises to the detriment of the American people, the possibility of a large-scale or widespread false-flag attack on Americans has become a subject of conversation in FreeFor. A growing theme among liberty oriented persons is as follows: Given that such a false-flag attack would represent a crime of unprecedented magnitude, perpetrated upon thousands of innocent people (perhaps millions if executed with a nuclear weapon of whatever scale), the various diverse and often opposing elements of FreeFor could agree that preventing such an event would be of the utmost importance. The conclusion, well-founded or not, of some informal discussions appears to be the use of such a false-flag event as a common trigger for further action.

The objective of this CPX, then, is to provide a context in which to discuss this approach to assist in disrupting any such false-flag attack which may already be in the planning stages, while simultaneously exercising the capability of the FreeFor to act in concert to execute a multi-phase distributed operation at varying levels of private and public visibility, and across boundaries of interest. In this CPX, the discussion of the merits of the use of such a false-flag attack as a hypothetical FreeFor line of departure for local action plans, without discussing those hypothetical action plans themselves, may accomplish these objectives in a nonviolent way which is non-actionable given the current legal environment.

Objectives

1. To explore the possibility, credibility and implications of a false-flag threat, including means by which an inadvertent self-sustaining chain reaction of hair-trigger events might be avoided in non-false-flag circumstances.

2. To act as a confidence-building exercise among all elements of FreeFor across areas of interest, including those remaining within the governmental establishment at all levels, by selecting objectives and implementation goals of the widest possible appeal and which pose the minimum element of risk to the FreeFor participants.

3. To assist the remaining elements of FreeFor within the governmental establishment at all levels to disrupt/expose a possible false-flag attack on Americans by causing the hostile (or rogue) planners to reorient to the implications of this CPX, thus causing increased internal chatter subject to traffic analysis or leakage, which, in turn, increases the risk of the false-flag operation to exposure and blowback if executed.

4. To preserve elements of FreeFor from prosecution by limiting discussion to non-actionable hypothetical discussions of the implications of this CPX.

5. To minimize the interpersonal conflict that often mars FreeFor exercises by using multiple veils of anonymity and a deliberate lack of central control or direction.

6. To demonstrate the capability of FreeFor for communications discipline by two communication phases, one prior to the action date, one after.

7. To preserve the anonymity of covert FreeFor participants by masking their activities and greater number within a larger volume of overt participation.

8. To thwart the desires and actions of OpFor hostiles to use the CPX for its own purposes.

9. To use the assets, desires and actions of OpFor hostiles to discover elements of their influence on and penetration of FreeFor.

10. To develop a model of FreeFor exercises which communicate information in a self-disciplined and self-propagating way using various media.

Definitions

Action Date: The date and time that a planned action is to be implemented. In particular, the action date of this CPX signals the transition of communications about this CPX from private to public means. See also Execution Date.

Covert Participants: FreeFor persons or elements which, for reasons of their own, wish to maintain anonymity.

Execution Date: The date and time at which an important event is to be executed. For the purposes of this CPX, the execution date is purely hypothetical. Within that hypothetical context, the execution date would be the date at which OpFor implements a false-flag attack, or such a false-flag attack is identified as such within a reasonable certainty.

FreeFor: Freedom Forces, which includes any person or group of persons, within or without government, interested in establishing, maintaining, or restoring the rightful place of government as the servant of natural persons along principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence or the Bill of Rights, or other works which promote individual responsibility, liberty and freedom from coercive government, even if not those specific wordings.

Go Code: A pre-arranged signal or event which initiates action.

Hotline: An emergency communication path, whether secured or not, which remains covert prior to use, but which, once used, is likely to be suspect afterward.

Line of Departure: A pre-arranged location or set of circumstances from which operations transition from the preparation phase to the execution phase. Starting execution of a plan is known as “crossing the line of departure”.

OpFor: Opposition Forces, typically those hostile elements in domestic or foreign governmental positions opposed to the objectives of FreeFor.

Overt Participants: FreeFor persons or elements which are already well-known to the governmental establishment, and who are taking on little additional risk by participating in this CPX during both the private and public phases.

Private Communication: Any and all exchanges of this CPX and discussions about it which remain limited to peer-to-peer or peer-to-peers (blast) email, voice and personal conversations. Specifically excluded from private communication as defined here are postings on the Internet, blogs, social networking sites, etc.

Public Communication: Any and all exchanges of this CPX and discussions about it using an unrestricted variety of communication media and channels, including, but not limited to, blogs, posted articles, advertisements, flyers, posters, etc.

Specific Actions Requested of Participants

1. Participate in widely disseminating the text of this CPX using communication channels and networks normal and customary to a given participant during the private communication phase as defined below.

2. Participate in widely disseminating the text of this CPX using communication channels and networks normal and customary to a given participant during the public communication phase as defined below.

3. Monitor, to the extent of the individual participant’s capability, the emergence of the following, which may indicate potentially disruptive attempts by OpFor elements:

a. Any premature public dissemination of the text of this CPX prior to the action date, as defined below.
b. Any attempt by participants to generate interpersonal hostility or to act as provocateurs to goad creation, revelation or implementation of line of departure plans.
c. Any attempt by participants to transmit or encourage the transmission of the text of this CPX through hotline or other secure channels.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS CPX INVOLVES THE DISCUSSION OF THE IMPLICATION OF A FREEFOR CROSSING OF THE LINE OF DEPARTURE IN REACTION TO A FALSE FLAG ATTACK UPON AMERICANS, AND NOT THE PROMOTION OF SUCH A LINE OF DEPARTURE CROSSING.

Assumptions

1. That hostile elements within the governmental establishment, through various means of data collection and analysis, already have complete knowledge of this CPX. Accordingly, this CPX is structured in such a way that existing hostile knowledge is not only not harmful, but beneficial to the objectives of the CPX.

2. That these hostile elements desire to act in ways which will disrupt or discredit this CPX, including, but not limited to, provocateurs, misinformation, early triggering and initiation of interpersonal conflict.

3. That these hostile elements will seek to apply traffic analysis to the execution phases of this CPX to both discover previously unknown FreeFor linkages, or discover previously unknown covert participants or confirm suspected covert participants.

4. That FreeFor elements answer to no one, but instead apply their own judgment and discretion in taking or not taking any action. Accordingly, portions of this CPX written in the form of orders are merely suggested as recommendations for unified action.

Operational Principles

I. Phases

1. This CPX is divided into three phases:

a. A private communication phase prior to the action date and time.
b. A public communication phase after the action date and time.
c. A hypothetical execution phase which would commence after the implementation of a false-flag attack by OpFor upon Americans.

2. Although this CPX is assumed to be completely known to hostile forces from inception, division of the CPX into two communication phases allows FreeFor to demonstrate an understanding of communication discipline principles. This two-phase approach also provides multiple opportunities for hostiles to expose themselves through the initiation of early triggering in the private phase, or other disruptive activities in either phase, and in ways which can be detected and noted by FreeFor participants, overt and covert, through passive means and without centralized coordination.

3. The execution phase is purely hypothetical, and discussion of this phase by participants within the context of this CPX is restricted as detailed below for the protection of all FreeFor participants.

II. Private Communication Actions Prior to the Action Date.

1. During the private communication phase, overt participants are encouraged to communicate as widely as possible with other participants, overt or covert, about the content and implications of this CPX using only private communications. To deny hostiles additional information beyond that which they possess prior to this CPX, and for the protection of covert participants, these communications are to use only those linkages which are normal and customary for the participant. Hotline resources are to be specifically prohibited for this CPX in both phases.

2. The private communication phase is to be limited to communication means which lack permanence beyond the control of the individual participants, hostile recording, interception and storage excluded. Email, texting, handwritten notes, phone and personal conversations are examples of private communications. Blogging, tweeting, discussion with media, or posting of the CPX on social media sites, which have a public and stored nature, are specifically excluded during the private communication phase.

3. The sole exception to the use of public communications prior to the action date are teaser mentions of the CPX on public media, and then only by the single and complete phrase “CPX Foxtrot”, with no other detail about the CPX content or intentions provided. Those persons inquiring about these mentions of “CPX Foxtrot” should be provided its content during the private communication phase if those persons are within the normal and customary sphere of influence for a given participant.

An example of a public mention during the private communication phase is a blogger or commenter posting text similar to the following:

“And be sure to participate in CPX Foxtrot.”
“Remember, CPX Foxtrot is coming up.”
“Are you ready for CPX Foxtrot? I am.”

If a prospective participant then asks about details for the CPX, other participants should provide the prospect with the CPX using private communications if that prospect is within the normal and customary reach of the provider. If not, then an appropriate response would be:

“Thanks for asking about that. Ask someone you know about CPX Foxtrot. If they don’t know, ask them to ask. When you get CPX Foxtrot, you will know why it has to be this way.”

Examples of providing the text of this CPX to others within the normal or customary scope of FreeFor communications include:

“A friend sent this to me. It is an interesting concept that probably should be discussed further.”
“I am concerned that this idea might have unintended negative consequences. Worth a read.”

4. The lack of public storage of the CPX Foxtrot details during the private communication phase will assist in not only generating additional teaser interest in the CPX, but will also make it easier for specific covert FreeFor assets to identify potential hostile infiltrants during the private communication phase. If in doubt, don’t post. Also, do not assist hostile traffic analysis by providing details of the CPX beyond those prospective participants with which you normally and customarily communicate. Avoid being ensnared by hostile fishing expeditions.

5. Prospective participants are to be treated with respect and encouraged. An “us-versus-them”, or “clique” mentality is to be avoided at all times by all FreeFor participants. FreeFor participants are also encouraged to apply their own traffic analyses to identify potential hostile provocateurs attempting to disrupt the CPX through the incitement of interpersonal discord or discouragement of prospects.

6. During the private communication phase, the text of this CPX is to be distributed as text attachments (word-wrap off) where practical, or as inserted or printed text otherwise. Other file formats, such as PDFs or DOCs, contain tagging information which reveals personal information or transmits viruses.

7. Within these restrictions, then, during this phase the CPX should be distributed as widely as possible, encouraging the recipients to in turn widely distribute, in chain letter fashion, to ensure as large a participation as possible on the action date.

III. Public Communication Actions On or After the Action Date

1. All participants are encouraged to publicly post the CPX content simultaneously on the action date and time in as many media, blogs, etc. as possible. Original postings with the CPX content, or with the CPX text content attached where possible, are more desirable rather than chain-linking back to a single source blog.

2. During the public communication phase, exposure of the CPX content is encouraged on all communication forms without restriction, other than the hotlines as discussed previously, which are not to be used for the purposes of this CPX at any time. An intention is to create as wide a historical Internet footprint as possible, as well as expose means and personnel by which hostiles attempt to minimize this footprint over time.

3. During the public communication phase, this CPX can be distributed in any form or file format.

IV. Principles During Either Communication Phase

1. A critical component of this CPX is ongoing discussion by participants of the implications of this CPX during either communication phase. However, for the protection of the FreeFor participants, discussion of the execution phase is to be limited to hypothetical discussions of the political/other implications should FreeFor use an OpFor false-flag attack as a line of departure for other covert plans which may or may not be under development. Specifically prohibited as part of this CPX is the initiation, discussion or exploration of such plans. All participants should be alert for potential hostiles who may try to use this CPX to discover or incite specific planning for line of departure actions within the context of this CPX.

Examples of acceptable discussions within the context of this CPX include:

“Is OpFor planning a false-flag, and if so, would the possibility of that as a line of departure for FreeFor be likely to disrupt those plans?”
“How might OpFor use crossing of the line of departure to its own ends, and how might that be mitigated?”
“How might inadvertent triggering of the execution phase be avoided for legitimate emergencies?”
“What effect does the existence of CPX Foxtrot have on the police? On the military?”
“How might FreeFor identify a false-flag so that it can be used as a valid go-code? Would the rapid availability of “perfect knowledge” be a tipoff?”
“Does even the discussion of this CPX have a disruptive effect on OpFor?”
“What other CPXs might we develop to continue to disrupt OpFor?”
“What benefits does FreeFor derive from exercises like CPX Foxtrot and how can we amplify that effect?”
“Outside a false-flag attack by OpFor, what other signals might FreeFor pay attention to?”
“How can FreeFor overt participants use OpFor infiltration and disruption policies and procedures to assist hostiles in exposing themselves to covert FreeFor participants?”
“How can FreeFor use traffic analysis and other techniques to hamstring the actions of OpFor by making them depart from establish procedures and thus resort to error-prone improvised operations?”

Examples of unacceptable discussions within the context of this CPX include:

“What are you planning to do when crossing the line of departure?”
“What should I do when crossing the line of departure?”
“I know a guy/place where you can get X, Y, or Z illegal things to help implement this plan.”
“Who do you know who might cross the line of departure?”

There is a certain amount of subjectivity as to the dividing line between acceptable discussions within the context of this CPX, and discussions which are specifically outside the context of this CPX. It is expected that OpFor will use provocateurs to attempt to goad participants into unacceptable discussions. CPX participants who stray beyond this imaginary line should be gently and respectfully encouraged to review the CPX. FreeFor participants who have been so admonished should exercise diligence in withdrawing to a suitable degree to illustrate their intentions, again, with due respect to all participants. In this way, we create an environment in which hostile provocateurs have ample opportunity to expose themselves, by violating either side of respectful admonishment.

Remember at all times, the discussion of the implications and practicality of a line of departure crossing in response to a false-flag is the topic of this CPX, not those line of departure plans themselves.

2. Participants are encouraged to remember that the rules of interpersonal conduct are merely for the purposes of this CPX, and that normal interpersonal squabbles are to continue unabated outside of this CPX.

3. Within the CPX itself, all participants should be alert to potential hostiles who insist on remaining outside its rules. Detection of potential hostiles who have infiltrated FreeFor is a key objective of this CPX as it uses OpFor’s existing policies and personnel limitations to the benefit of FreeFor.

V. Ongoing Actions

1. Participants in CPX Foxtrot are encouraged to continue to promulgate this CPX and its discussions on an ongoing basis. There is no termination date.

2. Participants in CPX Foxtrot are encouraged to use the term “CPX Foxtrot” as a signal at any time in the future to crack through interpersonal squabbles when discussing the premise of this CPX, which is the hypothetical crossing of the FreeFor line of departure in response to a false-flag attack upon Americans by OpFor.

3. Participants in CPX Foxtrot are encouraged to use this template to generate their own CPXs in the future. An objective of this CPX is to improve upon the techniques employed here to inculcate and evolve, over time, a credible counterforce to unrestricted hostile action upon FreeFor.

Hypothetical Frequently Asked Questions About CPX Foxtrot

Q1. Why should this CPX be transmitted in text form?
A1. Simple text form is immune to transmission of viruses and other detrimental side-effects. In addition, simple text lacks any potential identifying information.

Q2. Why should this CPX not be transmitted using secure or hotline channels?
A2. Two reasons. First, to deny OpFor knowledge of the existence, nature or scope of such channels. Second, a common means to break encryption is to encourage the transmission of a known plaintext through a given secure channel, followed by comparison to the resulting ciphertext.

Q3. Why is the CPX divided into private and public communication phases?
A3. Several reasons. First, as a confidence builder and to generate a sense of esprit de corps among the participants. Second, to force OpFor to remain dormant during the private communication phase, or else risk exposing some of their covert assets. This alone requires that OpFor react to FreeFor initiative, causing elements of OpFor to recognize their lack of omnipotence which plants the seeds in their minds of the potential consequences of failure of false-flag missions. Finally, to assist in generating interest in this CPX by teaser mentions of “CPX Foxtrot” during the private communication phase without the text being publicly available until later in the private communication phase.

Q4. Why is it acceptable, or even desirable, to publicly mention “CPX Foxtrot” during the private communication phase?
A4. As mentioned above, to generate interest by teaser mentions.

Q5. Why is interpersonal conflict to be carefully monitored in the context of this CPX?
A5. A common OpFor disruptive tactic is to generate interpersonal conflict. However, to avoid exposing their assets, all participants, including OpFor elements, must maintain decorum, which once again forces OpFor to play by FreeFor rules.

Q6. Why was the false flag selected as the topic of this CPX?
A6. This topic was selected because of the timely current interest in potential false flag operations given the growing tensions with Iran.

Q7. Won’t I be exposing my network of contacts by sending this CPX?
A7. OpFor has likely already mapped the normal network of contacts by each potential CPX participant. This CPX specifically requests participants to only send this CPX to those already in that participant’s normal and customary FreeFor discussion paths, thus denying OpFor information about potential “emergency” communication paths.

Q8. Could this CPX be labeled as an anti-government conspiracy?
A8. Given the lack of attention to law, justice and ethics by elements of the government today, anything could be considered illegal. However, as long as the First Amendment is presumed to have any relevance, this CPX merely encourages participants to discuss the implications of a FreeFor crossing of the line of departure in response to a false flag, rather than encouraging participants to actually perform such actions. In fact, participants are specifically requested to forego the latter discussions in the context of this CPX as a means of detecting potential OpFor provocateurs.

Q9. Isn’t this CPX equivalent to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater? Could it not trigger crazies in response to any perceived false flag?
A9. This CPX doesn’t introduce the concept of crossing the line of departure in response to a false flag, it merely encourages the discussion of this concept, which already exists in the public space. One of the objectives of this CPX is to discuss potential unintended consequences of such a policy, and this is beneficial to reducing the possibility of such undesirable triggers. Stated differently, discussing the implications of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater is not the same thing as actually yelling “fire” in a crowded theater, nor is it encouraging anyone to do so.

Q10. During the private communication phase, is it acceptable to store this text on my website, and then link to that text in private emails?
A10. No. Storing this text on a web server makes it subject to being swept up by a search engine spider, and then appearing in search results. This would violate the intention of the private communication phase, which is to prevent search engines from reporting the full text of the CPX during this phase. Once the public communication phase begins, then this form of storage is an acceptable option.

Q11. If OpFor already has knowledge of this CPX and potential participants, what is to be gained by the private communication phase?
A11. As mentioned previously, to demonstrate, both to FreeFor and to OpFor, the capability to perform a decentralized operation as well as to provide an opportunity for interested covert elements of FreeFor to participate in uncovering OpFor moles.

Q12. If OpFor already has knowledge of the authors of this CPX, why keep their identities concealed?
A12. To minimize the negative effect of personality conflicts within FreeFor which might interfere with the success of this CPX.

Q13. Isn’t the use of “OpFor” creating deliberate conflict with the government?
A13. This CPX is not anti-government. This CPX is, however, intended to disrupt the actions of intra-governmental or extra-governemental actors who exceed, or who might conspire to exceed, their lawful authority, while supporting those remaining elements of FreeFor within government who perform their duties within lawful bounds.

Q14. What if this CPX itself is a probing attempt by OpFor?
A14. As mentioned previously, it is presumed that OpFor already has knowledge of FreeFor participants, particularly those who are active on the Internet. However, no prospective participant should feel, or be made to feel, any obligation to participate. Instead, such passive, or covert, participants also serve a role by assisting in watching the progress and actions of other particpants and forming their own conclusions.

Q15. This CPX has some errors and portions could be written better. Should I improve it?
A15. No. One of the roles of some covert FreeFor participants is to detect at which nodes the CPX has been altered. If a participant chooses to pass the CPX text along, it should be done with no modifications. If it must be pasted into email, please paste from the first character through to the last, with no intervening comments inserted.

Fusion Center Locations Revealed


Read and pass along.

License plate surveys and subsequent development would be nice, eh?

Resist.

Questions/Observations For PATCONs and Other ‘Continuity of Freedom’ Operations


As commented here:

Why dont we stop the circle jerk for a minute and ask some questions?

I had planned to talk about this at our PATCON but what the fuck now is as good a time as any.

Lets divide the terrain into three segments:
– Urban
– Suburban
– Rural

Now as have said in other posts where do most of us live?

Urban and Suburban. That’s most of the US not FREEFOR specifically.

Look at the voting for those terrain types and this will give you a good idea of the political ideology predominate in these areas.

We can condense this down simplistically into the following

Urban = progressive Free Shit Army and the top ruling elitist
Suburban = mix of all groups
Rural = conservative to libertarian small government types

Now this is not a scientific survey it’s a generalization.

If you look at this terrain and the inhabitants you can begin to formulate an assessment. The Urban inhabitants cannot be convinced that their positions are wrong. They do not put any weight into the immorality of government purposes and methods. The Rural inhabitants don’t need to be convinced because even though many of them do leech off of others via farm subsidies and such when those dry up they will be just fine getting along on their own. It is the suburban inhabitants that must be convinced that the current system is unsustainable. They must be convinced to get off the fence and make the changes that need to be made. When the battle lines are drawn they will fall right in the middle of that suburban metro area on a house to house basis.

So how do we address the fence sitters?

We must demonstrate to them that the government does not have their best interests in mind. We must demonstrate that government only has the power that we let it have over us. That is our strategic goal. To clearly define the illegitimacy of government. The second strategic goal is to replace that government with a system that more closely shelters the classic liberties of the citizens. A system founded on the values of the DoI.

Those are broad strategic goals and from here on out it has to be a little more specific to your AO.

The Operational constraints that you stay within are to focus activity to achieve the strategic goals. Currently those constraints should be limited to Sustainment and Shaping operations. They should prohibit the initiation of deadly force (combat operations). These constraints serve to guide the Operational goals since FREEFOR has no upper level leadership to establish intent and the constraints.

So we can make some general operational goals that do not pertain to a specific area:
– Gather intel on local areas.
– Build networks with other local groups.
– Establish supply chains.
– Establish safe houses and a network of escape.
– Conduct direct actions that shape the battle space and support the strategic goals.
– Control the message.

That’s as far down as we can go without getting more area specific. Those operational guidelines should be used to develop the tactics in your tool box.

Right now given these constraints none of what has been discussed in this thread would be a viable response.

As I have said however we may cross the line that makes those viable tactics.

For example, let us suppose that a suburban inhabitant is falsely raided by the OPFOR. Their current philosophy is not know but FREEFOR can utilize the incident to further its Strat and OP goals. FREEFOR can begin an escalating campaign of response to the incident. Beginning with low level tactics like flyers and graffiti. As the campaign builds feedback from the local inhabitants can be judged. If sufficient outraged is built then a direct action could be undertaken towards the OPFOR that initiated the raid. If the raid was particularly violent or resulted in a death then the action taken could be violent and destructive.

Right now efforts would be made to insure that no loss of life occurs but in the future the outrage may be sufficient that those efforts could be reduced.

Okay lets discuss….

Bracken: Operation #EFAD – Communique 2: D-Day Minus Six, February 24

(illustration by Oleg Volk)

Communiqué #2: D-Day Minus Six, February 24

Today’s action agenda will be short, sweet, and simple to carry out.

FIRST: please begin to collect hyperlinks to any blog postings or web forums that mention or discuss Operation #EFAD. Repost these links on Twitter, using the group hashtag #EFAD. Include any of the following Twitter hashtag groups in your tweets:

#NRA #RKBA #REDSTATE #BIGGOVT #TCOT #TLOT #SGP #OCRA #SURVIVAL #PREPPERS #SHTF
(and any other # groups you think would be interested in this operation.)

Repost any links to blogs or forums discussing Operation EFAD on your Facebook pages and personal blogs, and on any suitable internet forums that you follow. Keep any threads discussing Operation EFAD bumped to the top.

Email and private mail your friends whom you think might enjoy participating in this national psyop. Send them this link:

“About Enemies Foreign And Domestic”

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/bookefad.htm

The goal here is to achieve “Escape Viralocity.”

SECOND: Please begin to collect the email addresses (personal, not corporate, when possible) for as many national and local talk radio hosts and their production assistants as possible. Also collect the email addresses for other national media figures and internet heavyweights. These email addresses are often hidden beneath layers of corporate claptrap, meant to keep the unruly peasants at bay, but you can often find them with a bit of digging.

Easier, but just as important, begin to collect the Twitter @handles for the same local and national talk radio hosts, media figures, and internet bigshots. These email addresses and Twitter handles should be held in ready reserve, preparing for our phased “Time-On-Target” media barrage, leading up to D-Day, March 1, when Operation EFAD will go thermonuclear.

Thanks for all of your help! If this op takes off the way I believe it can, we will be able to force the elite lamestream media to finally confront some ugly truths about their collusion in the ongoing incremental theft of our “family crown jewels,” which is our legacy of American freedom.

As expected, it’s getting very busy here in the command bunker. I may be delayed in responding to emails, Facebook messages, and Tweets.

If my website is taken out in a denial of service attack, we might go dark for a few hours. In that case, don’t wait for new instructions, but “ride to the sound of the guns!”

Remember: D-Day is March 1.

Bracken—Out.

Two links that will help:
“Operation EFAD Communiques”
“About Operation EFAD”

Selco: Fighting In Syria


Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Tempus fugit.

Foreign Invaders And Occupiers: This Time, We Are The Indians


As posted as Mike’s place regarding this recent post:

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…And – the Iroquois Confederation were not fellow colonialists; they were not part of a society and community riven by violent, ideological faction, as is America, circa 2012. The Iroquois Confederation were foreign belligerents which Washington needed to knock out of the war to focus operational strength against the British main force.

This distinction matters…
***

I am not so sure.

I am confident that the Iroquois Confederacy did not consider themselves ‘foreign belligerents’, especially vis a vis the British Royalists and the British/newly-American Rebels.

The Iroquois understood that they were in an existential war, and fought accordingly.

So did their foes.

The last group of educated, moral, restrained gentlemen to fight on this continent against a vicious, no-holds-barred, by-any-means-necessary superior force surrendered in Virginia, North Carolina, and the Deep South in April and May of 1865.

Shortly thereafter, that vicious, no-holds-barred, by-any-means-necessary superior force was turned against the North American aboriginals, with their subsequent defeats extending through 1898.

Those North American aboriginals also understood that they were in an existential war, and fought accordingly, as did the US Army tasked with subjugating them.

Any right-thinking American who does not believe that they are already in an existential war against the Transnational Progressives and their allies needs to do some more serious reading on what happens to the losers in such scrapes.

Or you could just ask a Cambodian.

And the true ‘foreign belligerents’ in the just-opening North American War Games are the adherents and apostles of socialism, in all of its various flavors.

That is the foreign creed.

Those people are the foreign belligerents, whether native-born or émigré.

Totalitarianism is the enemy we fight, and anyone who serves totalitarianism is an enemy of freedom, regardless of the costume they may be wearing that day.

The hard fact is that most Americans will be opposed or, in the best possible scenario, neutral to the goals and objectives of FreeFor.

They will, in other words, be regime collaborators.

At this late date, proposing to spend scarce resources on trying to persuade regime collaborators that self-sufficiency and individual freedom are better than being a suckling ward of the State borders on madness.

For the love of God, people – take your heads out of the clouds.

Face reality.

Please.

Tempus fugit.

Samizdata: More On Drones And Their Use


Read it all, along with the embedded links.

Man makes, man breaks.

Or from another context:

Tracers work both ways.

Bracken Sends


Just over the transom:

Dear Enemies Trilogy readers,

In a minute I’m sending out my first message about Operation Enemies Foreign And Domestic.

Please take a few minutes to read it, and if you want to join the op, let’s roll.

Matt Bracken
Jax, FL

UPDATE 0859 EST 23 FEB 2012:

Operation “Enemies Foreign And Domestic”

First Communiqué: D-Day Minus Seven

Want to join a beat-up old ex-Navy SEAL, ocean sailor and book writer on a real-world covert cyber operation? I knew you did. So here’s the deal.

The idea is a national clandestine psyop, using my first novel as a vehicle. On next Thursday, March 1, Enemies Foreign And Domestic will be put into Amazon Kindle’s free library, for a period of up to five days.

Where EFAD’s free download promotion will be different from those of the thousands of fantasy/romance/vampire novels currently offered on Kindle, is that I’m simultaneously coordinating a mass plan to ensure that Operation EFAD goes hyper-viral on all constitutionally-oriented, freedom-loving, and Second Amendment websites and blogs at the same time.

Or on at least on as many as I can reach, and that is where you come in. There are literally hundreds of patriotic websites and blogs, and I can only reach a few. You can reach them all, every last one. And then some. More about this in the next communiqué on D Minus Six.

Despite its many limitations, Twitter will be useful for rapid tactical coordination. Operation Enemies Foreign And Domestic will be code-named #EFAD, in order to use Twitter as an always-open back channel for project updates and participant feedback. By typing #EFAD into the Twitter search field, you will find every new message related to the operation. I am @MattBracken48 on Twitter, I am Matt Bracken on Facebook, and I can be reached by email at steelcutter48 at gmail.com.

My goal is to make the spike in the number of free Kindle downloads for Enemies Foreign And Domestic so dramatic, that the national media will notice the passionate interest in this “dangerous and seditious” novel among the bitter clingers. But this is just the first step of a jiu-jitsu move. The light thrown on EFAD’s sudden nationwide surge in popularity will then be mirrored back onto the federal government’s most egregious usurpations and abuses, and on the mainstream media itself.

The idea is to force open a long overdue national conversation that the elite MSM very much wants to ignore. In large strokes, it is about our federal government morphing into a socialist tyranny before our eyes, a tyranny that is no longer soft, but getting harder with every passing month. Which is it to be: freedom, or tyranny?

The first step in forcing open this dialogue will be to explore the mainstream media’s active collusion in the cover-up of a scandal that is demonstrably orders of magnitude worse than the worst previous scandals, such as Watergate, which was “a third-rate burglary” where nobody was killed. To date, the DOJ’s Operation Fast And Furious has resulted in hundreds of murdered Mexicans and at least two dead U.S. federal agents. But instead of providing real news coverage, the MSM feeds America the pabulum of celebrity worship and an artificially-contrived debate about artificial birth control.

Imagine for a moment if President Nixon’s men, when called before the congressional committees invistigating the Watergate scandal, had provided nothing but thousands of pages of fully blacked-out paper. In effect, a giant, bored, “F—k you, what are you going to do about it?” to congress. Then imagine if the Washington Post, the New York Times and the television networks never mentioned Watergate or the hearings, except rarely, and then only to call the congressional investigators partisan hacks who were bent on destroying our beloved President Nixon.

Reverse the party polarity, jump forward through the time warp, and you have the current reality, where gangsters rule the federal government from the White House, the Fast And Furious congressional investigators are impotent buffoons, and the MSM is fully in on the cover-up. Nobody died at the Watergate, but recall what the hysterical 24-7 news coverage of the Watergate scandal and hearings accomplished: the end of a presidency, pronto. And an Attorney General in prison.

In the modern case of Operation Fast And Furious, hundreds of Mexicans were murdered as the result of a diabolically evil plot laid with the sole purpose of discrediting the Second Amendment, by deliberately funneling semi-automatic rifles to known drug cartel killers and assassins. Their goal was to bury our Right to Keep and Bear Arms beneath a mountain of Mexican corpses.

Folks, it doesn’t get much more evil than that.

And we know why these socialist dictators-in-waiting want us disarmed.

In 2012, the fictional premise of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, that a small clique of senior BATFE officials might conspire to arrange a mass shooting into a packed football stadium (also with the intention of discrediting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms), suddenly seems much less far-fetched.

So here’s the plan: on Thursday, March 1, we will engineer a stratospheric spike in the number of free Kindle downloads of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, and continue this operation for up to five days, the max allowable under the terms of the free download program. We will watch the MSM explore this sudden and frightening phenomenon erupting among the unwashed gun nuts and wild-eyed Constitution fanatics. When they predictably condemn EFAD for its fictional assassinations of government officials, and the rest of the story that they will pretend to find so abhorrent, we will shine their own spotlight right back on them, and yell Fast And Furious in their faces!

“Really? Enemies Foreign And Domestic is a terrorist manual? Well, I’ll see your fictional stadium massacre, and raise you a real-world conspiracy to murder hundreds of Mexicans. If you would ever cover the story, instead of covering it up!”

And this can all happen by getting a million or so gun owners and other freedom lovers to download EFAD, totally for free, beginning on March 1st. This will be a coordinated “time-on-target” fire mission. Further communiqués will be forthcoming from EFAD HQ. Search keyword #EFAD on Twitter for other operational updates, including links.

If you email me (steelcutter48 at gmail.com), please include #EFAD somewhere in the subject line, so that I will know that you have been briefed to this point and are up to speed. And keep in mind that while you are all my patriotic friends and loyal readers, at various time I may know you by a screen name, a real name, a website name, or an email address name. It gets mighty confusing, so forgive me if I can’t keep all of your various handles straight.

Matt Bracken—Out.

More From Colonel Cooper


“…It is okay to shoot an unarmed woman in the face at 200 yards as long as you are told to do it by somebody in authority. It is okay to cut your wife’s throat as long as you are rich, famous – and black. It is okay for a special counsel of the federal government to decide that the feds did not fire into the Mount Carmel compound – even though we all saw the pictures of them doing so. It is okay to lie under oath if you are the chief executive officer of the United States.

Patrick Henry said that “These are the times that try men’s souls,” but he never suspected how trying the times might become.”

LtCol John Dean “Jeff” Cooper, USMC (retired)
May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006

That assessment was penned by Colonel Cooper in 2000.

Think about how much worse things have become since then.

Then ask yourself why the Bad People will not just keep destroying until they have totally enslaved this continent.

Finally, ask yourself these two questions:

1) Why would the Bad People ever stop?

2) What would Colonel Cooper do, if he were alive and vibrant in 2012?

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

AmMerc: What Is Obvious And What Is Not Obvious


American Mercenary discusses several facets of the polygonal battlespace.

Read it and think.

Then think again, this time as an Afghani irreconcilable committed to doing whatever it takes to drive the filthy heathen from his land by any means necessary.

Got it?

Be an irreconcilable.

Resist.

Another Couple Of Pricks


Curtis points to this story on another stooge who wants others to control you.

And yet another one:

More here.

Here’s a nudge right back to all of their ilk:

Resist.

AmMerc: Economy Matters


AmMerc speaks about combat effectiveness.

Read, and then honestly consider your effectiveness.

What needs to change to make current levels better?

Then get working.

Tempus fugit.

Word


“The “Gray Man” idea is pure codswallop. No one is a “gray man” in the information age. The sooner people get that and just act like free men the better off they will be. . . It does not matter a damn if the Skull and Bones Society wants to kill your mama. Let the Plotters plot and let the Free men be free.”

Make your own lists.

Know where the Bad People in your AO live.

Complete your own range cards.

Practice defiance.

Refuse to cower.

Resist.

SWAT Team Mania


H/t to a reader for this piece.

It will be getting worse.

Count on it.

Resist.

Shenandoah: I Am A Patrioterrorist


JohnGaltFLA sends (h/t to GMH).

You betcha.

Alea iacta est.

ND: General Considerations In Unconventional Warfare Theory


More excellence from John Mosby.

Read it and think.

Tempus fugit.

ND: Resistance Considerations For Urban Ops


Read it all.

Resist.

Leviathan Frets


John Venlet explains.

LMAO.