Monthly Archives: October 2012

Deer Hunter Revolution


AmMerc discusses what likely happens when hunting buddies move to go hot:

20 Million Deer hunters, guardians of freedom?

Deer Hunters And Mao

Read both the embedded links and the comments to each post.

RITR has some related thoughts.

One man is a target.

Two men are a team.

Three men is a more sustainable team.

Four men are two teams.

Et cetera.

Local, local, local.

Life In The Laboratory Of Human Endeavor


The always-provocative Tom Baugh, author of Starving The Monkeys, sends this guest post over the transom:

Lately there has been more than the usual background level of catfighting, even on CA’s recent post about tolerance of potential allies.

I have been the subject of this kind of nonsense, from all corners of the LibertySphere, and I’ve discovered that the best way to handle this kind of distraction is to simply file away the data point and then stick to the plan. If one can be deflected from one’s objectives by something so meaningless, in real terms, as blogger or commenter sniping, then a serious re-evaluation of priorities is in order. For those of you who allow yourselves to get sucked into this crap, stop being victims and start leading, if no one other than yourselves individually or those you can touch.

Speaking of victims, another aspect of this web intrigue is that creating division, or allowing oneself to enjoy the luxury of a sense of victimization, is a form of escape from the reality of the Big Suck in which we find ourselves. Yes, we have all been victimized, as I see it, by the closed dynasty of international bankster thugs, and their lapdog minions, who have, as a class, traditionally victimized the poor and the weak throughout modern history.

I use the energy of this fact to move forward daily. Each time I connect with a like mind, each time I help someone increase their self-sufficiency, each time I find a new resource or idea, or incrementally waken another to reality, to me this is a cosmic FU to those who would enslave us all and pit us against each other for their profit.

However, to use an ethic of victimization as a rallying point for one’s Great Cause is to not see the forest for the trees. One of the great successes of the Georgia PATCON was the explicit refusal to dwell on the suck, but instead to focus on forward progress along any axis in which such progress could be made, however trivial this axis may seem at the time. Contrariwise, those who consistently seek to leverage an incessant theme of victimization may simply be looking for an excuse to fail.

Accordingly, I have encouraged my minions (of which there are exactly none, if anyone is counting), to deny battle on certain Great Causes, if for no other reason than to deny those participants an excuse to fail. If these Great Causes do fail, I prefer that this failure result from some fundamental flaw which we can observe, and then account for during the next effort. And for those of you involved in a Great Cause, stop whining that some blogger somewhere is critical of you or your efforts, stop fantasizing that others will join you in a someday purge of malcontents, when in fact hardly anyone cares about anything but success, and instead use that otherwise wasted energy to move forward toward your objectives.

So, let’s start right here with a simple exercise, using myself as an example. I challenge any of you to vent your spleens in the comments to this thread, or on your own sites as you see fit, as vigorously as you can about anything involving me: my objectives, my techniques, my message, my integrity, my allies or any aspect you care to imagine, however trivial or significant it might be. It matters not whether this critique is valid or not; in this, as in many critiques among ourselves, truth is immaterial. I will not respond to any of these criticisms, bring them up for later digestion, or threaten to sue or shut down anyone, nor delight in fantasizing about how I might marshal my forces to destroy someone’s life or livelihood.

Instead, I will read these criticisms, learn what I can from them, and then continue to make progress toward my objectives unabated. And I will also consider ways in which I might join forces with any of you, even the naysayers, to accomplish objectives upon which we might individually agree. In this sense, then, diversity is an asset.

It’s that easy, folks.

It is really that easy.

Muzzles front.

Onward.

Barnhardt: They Are Preparing To “Postpone” The Election


From Ann Barnhardt:

FULL SYNDICATED POLITICO PIECE HERE.

Not a joke.

FEMA is moving on this as we speak. [WRSA editor’s note: Note well that it is FEMA in the lead, and not the Federal Election Commission]

They are saying 10 days to restore electricity, and since most voting is done not on a paper ballot but on an electric machine, they very well could get the elections “postponed”.

Read the whole article, but the last two paragraphs are especially chilling:

However, the report theorizes that presidential emergency power could be used to delay an election — specifically, if “attacks, disruptions and destruction are so severe and so dangerous in certain localities, particularly in crowded urban areas, that the President under a rule of necessity may look to protect the public safety by federalizing State national guard and restricting movement and activities in such areas which would obviously affect the ability to conduct an election at those sites.”

Congress could also theoretically step in and pass a law or give that power to the president, the report says. Courts have typically left it up to Congress to set election procedures.

Bracken: Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?


From Matt Bracken:

Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority?

Please help me.

I am trying as hard as I can to get out the word about cross-border authority (CBA).

I just can’t believe reporters don’t know enough to ask the right questions! It’s infuriating.

Libya, as far as standing down the rescue, is 100% Obama’s show, and nobody else’s. Only he can grant CBA, not Biden, not Panetta, not Dempsey, not Hillary, and certainly not Ham in Germany.

The entire episode is explained perfectly inside the context of not granting CBA. The CIA QRF in Tripoli? No problem, send them on the local Tripoli station chief’s say-so. He merely informs up COC that he has done so. CCs them so to speak. “This is what I am doing.” Ditto if Predators were in country, no problem using them.

But the big rescue air armada streaming toward Libya right away after the alarm got to Stuttgart and Africom? That has to stop. I believe at the 5pm meeting with Panetta and Biden in the Oval Office, he said, “No outside military intervention,” on the basis that the last report was the “lull” from the consulate, at about 1030 p.m. in Benghazi, when the attack appeared to be over and the situation stabilizing.

(As a soft exception, Obama may have authorized sending an unarmed Predator from outside of Libya, but I am thinking the two Predators were already in-country, and hence available to use within “no CBA granted” rules.)

“No outside military intervention” equals “no cross-border authority” and that constitutes “standing orders” until POTUS changes them. Nobody else can “un-decide” the POTUS decree. The rescue air-armada of C-17s, C-130s and SOF helos like MH-47 Chinooks and Pavehawks cannot proceed directly to Libya without CBA being granted, so instead they are all staged at Sigonella, Sicily.

USN ships are in position to “lilypad” helos for long over-water flights. Airborne tankers are coming into position. SOF forces in Sigonella are going over their gear for different contingencies. Fuming all night as officers keep checking in with operational commanders. “Hold in place, no rescue yet. We can’t find the President, it sounds like,” say the colonels to the majors and captains. 100s of military must know about this. I keep waiting for the conclusive whistle-blowers to come forward BEFORE the election. After won’t matter, it will be for the historians.

Panetta is falling on his sword for Obama with his absurd-on-its-face, “The military doesn’t do risky things” defense of no rescue. Panetta is destroying his future reputation entirely, to save Obama. The question is why? Loyalty?

Petreaus was probably “used” in some way early, about the supposed CIA intel link to the Mohammed video, and now he feels burned. So he conclusively said via his PAO, “The stand-down order did not come from CIA.”

Well, what is higher than CIA? Only White House. Obama, nobody else. Petreaus is naming Obama without naming him.

Now, as far as Obama / Huma Abedin / Valerie Jarrett etc actually wanting Ambassador Stevens dead, to terminate the end of the very dirty Libyan arms to Syrian AQ programs, I can’t speculate. Obama is not competent enough, I’m thinking.

But for sure, the ambassador going to unsecure Benghazi on 9-11 of all days stinks to me of a setup. You can bet Stevens would have told the Turks, “No, 9-11 is not a good day for us,” and stayed in Tripoli behind many high and thick walls. For him to go to dangerous Benghazi on 9-11 means the Turks totally insisted, but why would they care about the meeting date, unless they were in on a “hit” as the Judas goat?

Alternatively, ordering Stevens to meet the Turks in Benghazi on 9-11 may have come from down OUR chain of command. Stevens seems to have been wearing two hats as ambassador and CIA arms shipper. Moving between more-secure Tripoli, the Benghazi “consulate,” and the CIA “annex.” So orders to him might come down the State or the CIA commo channels, or both. I am unclear on his job title and true position, but either the CIA or State sends him final instructions. How this works with “dual-hatted” ambassadors, I haven’t a clue.

But Stevens meeting the Turks at the unsecure Benghazi “consulate” on 9-11 stinks to me of a deliberate setup. The Turks left the meeting and probably flashed their headlights to the attack team commanders lurking in shadows. A coded text, a word on a phone, meaning, “The ambassador is there, with minimal security: proceed with the attack plan.”

That is all pure speculation. What I know FOR SURE is that the big “stand down order” issue revolves around granting or withholding cross-border authority.

Every SOF officer and ops officer all the way up has this drummed into his head. We can make Obama respond to this question, even if reporters must shout it at him while he’s doing storm cleanup photo ops. If the reporters KNOW enough to ask the quesion.

That’s why I am shouting all over the internet about CBA.

I can’t believe cross-border authority permission is not one of the top discussion points about Benghazi.

That, and who “set him up” by sending him to Beghazi to meet the Turks on 9-11, with them leaving after dark.

And of course, down the road, was the military rescue-in-progress turned back because Obama actually wanted to make sure the consulate was wiped out? Is that why the spooks at the annex were refused permission to travel the under one mile to intervene? That would connect it all together, but for now, the best focus is on Obama either granting or withholding cross-border authority for the rescue.

Feel free to repost these musings of a long-ago SOF officer anywhere you please.

GoV: Why We Are Afraid – A 1400-Year Secret


Watch the video above, or read the verbatim transcript from Gates of Vienna.

Imagine a totalitarian alliance between the Western Left and the resurgent forces (soft and hard) of Islam.

Add the evolved Russian and Chinese Communist empires, acting via realpolitik in their own interest.

Stir in globalist crony capitalism.

Now stand in front of those collectivists as an advocate for individual freedom, limited government, and religious liberty.

Good luck.

Elect President Fred


Finally – a rational, pro-freedom choice.

Remember it next Tuesday.

Ten Questions For Max Velocity


Bill Buppert of ZeroGov interviews Max Velocity, author of Contact! and Rapid Fire!

Enjoy.

Citizen’s Guide To The 2011 Financial Report Of The United States Government


Read it and weep, knowing that these data are what the PTB will admit in public.

Got tribe?

Got growing skills?

(h/t Jim Sinclair’s Mineset)

The Patriot Game: On The Tolerance Of Allies – Past, Present, And Future


If you have been at the patriot game over the past several years or longer, you will have witnessed human nature at some of its peacetime worst.

“Snitch!”

Provocateur!”

“Commie!”

“Coward!”

“Nazi!”

“Hypocrite!”

“Racist!”

“Murderer!”

“Anti-Semite!”

“Con artist!”

“Jew lover!”

“Psycho!”

“Fed!”

et cetera ad nauseum.

Nor do I expect behavior to improve as the noose tightens.

I, too, have poured fuel on such fires from time to time.

But think, for a moment, on what kind of support will be needed as “cold” statism morphs into “hot” tyranny in the coming days, weeks, months, and years.

In the end, does a fleeing freedom fighter really give a tinker’s damn about the politics of one who sincerely offers aid, refuge, and assistance?

In the end, every reader of this blog is going to need a lot more help in being an effective Resistance fighter than you have now.

As you go forward, think of all of the people, now unknown to you, who are sympathetic to your cause and who will lend you support.

– The old lady in the pew ahead of you in church on Sunday.

– The Goth chick with the tattoos, piercings, and adolescent bad attitude who just wants everyone to leave her the eff alone.

– The Fed whose politics have evolved along the same lines that your views deepened and matured over time.

– The single mom who senses that no matter what she does, her kids are going to be slaves.

– The nerdy teenage boy who spends countless hours online reading about the coming catastrophe.

– The crippled old man with the drawer full of unpapered pistols.

– The secretary inside the local stooge palace who knows what kind of people her bosses are.

– The college professor who can point to the stooges on his campus.

– The cousin who doesn’t really understand politics but who lives the creed that “blood counts”.

Note that I am not saying to throw all OPSEC/COMSEC issues to the wind.

Be prudent always.

But what I am urging is that as times become ever more serious, put aside the childish insults and personal vendettas.

Think hard about the 20 Questions and their kin.

Be honest with yourself about what you will need to survive (or to be operationally effective, if survival is not on your list), and how far you really are from that goal.

Build your networks.

Know your neighbors – for good and for bad.

Understand that there are hundreds of thousands of allies who can be educated and recruited to help you resist tyranny.

And if someone chooses a different path of resistance than the one you have selected, wish them luck rather than cursing them.

They may even be right.

Prepare for a very long and very hard war.

You already have more than enough enemies.

And more are on the way.

Try to avoid making more by your imprudent words and deeds.

And I will try to do the same.

UPDATE 0855 EDT 29 OCT 2012: Clarified recap of thesis here.

Porretto: The Climax


Fran gives a big-picture sitrep.

Note especially well the comments by Martin McPhillips, author of Corpse in Armor.

There is no fate but what we make.

Resist.

Towards More Effective Violence


AmMerc replies to Oleg.

Like any tactic, the ability to deliver accurate rifle fire is moot without the will to use that skill.

Deterrence has failed, people.

Conflict will follow.

Denial will kill.

Ready on the right?

UPDATE 1815 EDT 28 OCTOBER 2012: See also AmMerc’s latest.

DumpDC: Escape From America


Plan B?

You have one, right?

Praxis: Exercise In Tech Savvy


Read and do, please.

Thanks to Cato the American for this work.

More USMC/Civilian LEO Training


AP advises on more cross-training.

I am sure it is just to keep people safe.

[/sarc off]

Deeper and Broader


The Executive Order.

Speculation thereon.

You make the call.

Even if completely BAU, the new EO demonstrates how deep and broad the FedGov police state plans to penetrate into the institutions of the FUSA.

Alea iacta est.

Darkness Descending In England


H/t to GoV for their link to this AmThinker piece by Pam Geller on the recent arrests of EDL leaders Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, along with British Freedom Party leader Paul Weston.

Thank Ford such a thing could never happen here in Lee Greenwood-land.

AP: Leadership And The One-Way Radio


Amen.

My two cents?

Especially where there is a leadership vacuum (regardless of origin) – if you do not lead, you and your people are FUBAR.

Own it, folks.

There is no cavalry which will be riding to the rescue.

There are multiple forces who want to take your stuff, hurt your people, and kill you.

You and your people (in family, tribe, and clan) are all that stands between today and Catastrophe.

As Grenadier1 lists repeatedly in comments:

Food
Water
Sanitation
Energy
Education
Economic
Medical
Security

Tempus fugit.

AmMerc: ‘Conspiracy Theory’? Or Connecting The Dots?


Yup.

It’s just right-wing paranoia.

[/sarc off]

Mosby: Escape & Evasion Operations, Part One


Essential.

One of several key grafs:

***
…[Q]uit being a pussy, get out from your mom’s basement, off the fucking internet, and develop real-world networks that will allow you to develop trust in relationships with like-minded people, and then start developing contingency plans for what you or they will do if shit gets ugly, and you need to bug-out. Even if they don’t have the resources to provide you a “bug-out location,” they may serve as an en route layover/safe house. Quit being a little mouse in the corner, afraid that everyone you meet that seems to be politically awake is some sort of bad guy secret agent)…
***

Thanks, as always.

Bracken: Obama Was Asleep


From Matt Bracken:

OBAMA WENT TO BED
Matt Bracken 10-25-2012

The biggest stench from the Benghazi fiasco is that it is beginning to smell like Obama went “nighty-night” to rest up for Las Vegas, instead of manning up in the Situation Room and seeing the crisis through and (had he only been awake) ordering a rescue mission.

In Benghazi, after 6-8 hours enduring a few “Fort Apaches,” with running street battles in …
between, (like a mini Blackhawk Down), the living Americans must have been thinking, “Any minute now, here come the helicopters! Just hang on!”

But they didn’t. So even though Delta had forward staged to Sigonella Sicily (rumint) from base in Germany, nobody was willing or able to pull the trigger and send a rescue force. Or even a few F-18 supersonic flybys, to bust windows and warn, “Here comes American airpower, and you camel jockeys know what that means.” Just as a morale booster it would have helped the besieged staffers.

But it was never sent, not even a lousy supersonic low-level flyby. One hour from bases in Italy, max.

Here is the deal. The military automatically does a lot on its own, under standing orders and SOPs. The minute they see that the consulate is under attack, and the ambassador and others are in a “safe room” hiding, it becomes TOP priority. Every other mission aborts or slaves over to support any possible rescue.

At that moment when the critical incident alarm messages start ringing, military steps happen on autopilot in real time. Everybody in the Navy and USAF chain of command swings into a crisis contingency plan mode. What ships are closest? Helicopters? Marines? Delta is in Germany? Get them moving right now. Where is closest? Sigonella, for now. It’s NATO, no permission needed, just fly.

En route in C-17s, the D-boys would even be prepping for an immediate action rescue mission, that is, the C-17s will fly directly to some desert road outside of Benghazi, and here comes “The Raid On Entebbe,” done in crisis mode, canned actions, but they would do it. They practice for these exact scenarios, and leave gear staged for them.

They would coordinate with fighters out of Italy, mid-air-refueling platforms start shifting, it’s a huge show that swings into action for thousands of miles around Behghazi. The ongoing consulate attack is JOB ONE, the only job. VIPs will be tossed off of planes at remote runways if they need that platform.

Or Marines on amphibious ships in the central Med, (if any were available), would also be put on the real-time options board. We used to have a “Amphibious Ready Group” of about 3-5 USN gator freighters, including a helo carrier like a Tarawa class. They carry an entire battalion of USMC, plus SEALs etc, with helos and Ospreys to carry them all. (But not at once.) Where was our ARG? Does our Navy have enough ships for that mission any more?

But while all of that military staging would have happened/did happen during the 6-8 hour battle at the consulate and annex, what the military cannot do on their own say-so is cross an international border without an order from the NCA, the National Command Authority, and that means POTUS, Obama.

Only POTUS can authorize a cross-border hostile mission. That is, guns clear, no official permission from the Tripoli govt (if it really exists outside State Dept fantasies.)

Only one man can pull that trigger and say, “GO!” Obama.

(But for America to act “unilaterally” would have meant the bogus Libyan Arab Spring and so-called new Libyan Unity Govt. that we were propping up didn’t really exist. Libyan sovereignty must be held sacrosanct, even the false image of one, where in reality, Al Queda is top dog in Libya. Even when an Al Queda offshoot is your external “security,” namely, “The 17th of February Martyrs Brigade.” IOW, the White House thought they had a “deal” with AQ in Behghazi, since we were helping to run weaponry from Libya to their pals in Syria. So there was an “institutional bias” at State against crossing the border on a rescue operation sin permisso.)

Anyway, be that as it may, no General or Admiral will order the Marines ashore, or a Delta raid or even an F-18 or F-16 low-level supersonic flyby. They can not and will not cross a border without a clear-cut order from POTUS via the NCA. Not even Hillary can make that decision. Only Obama.

But no order came, as of midnight in DC. And then none would come. Because the POTUS retired for the night with a “do not disturb” sign on his door, punted, and went to bed, to be well rested for Las Vegas.

While his ambassador was off the U.S. radar, missing, at that moment possibly being dragged down a Benghazi street or even raped. But that is when Obama went to bed. Midnight in DC is 0600 in Beghazi.

That is the greatest scandal of Benghazi. The POTUS slept through it, while all around the world, military forces were poised for the Raid on Entebbe or any other damn thing the POTUS ordered them to do. (And the were raring to go, believe me.)

But the POTUS said, “We’ll discuss it further in the morning,” and then he went to bed around midnight in DC, 0600 in Benghazi, with a missing ambassador and a full-blown crisis in full mega flap.

He punted. He went to bed.

God help us.

I think that’s the big secret they are keeping. The President went to bed, with his lost Ambassador being dragged through streets.

Obama went to bed.