Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beat And Buried

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A sheaf of comments, unanswered email, and so forth.

Patience whilst I sleep up and dig out.

Questions For The DA

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The latest at Prosecutorial Discretion.

“Either you are at the table or you are on the menu”*

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Denninger: Canada Makes Its Citizens Cypriots, Or At Least Their Bank Accounts

This is how civilizational collapse looks.

Do you understand yet?

*; killer quote from that same work:

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…The hideous noise that you hear all around you in this culture, now, is only the beginning intimation of how wrong they are. It is the sound of savages scrambling around the lip of the government cannibal-pot, into which all values must eventually be collected by force and from which they will be dispensed under heavy guard. If you are capable of one moment’s sense and are not a goddamned deliberate liar — like an ex-president — then you can see where this is all going…
***

Can you?

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Update On The UN Front

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Heritage Foundation: The Arms Trade Treaty – Reactions to the Final Draft

Bring it.

It will be yet another clarifying moment.

Secretary Kerry, you know you want to do it.

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Do it.

I double-dog dare you.

And for those of you who question the tactical use of dubious alliances, consider this story.

There’s gonna be a fight.

Let’s win.

As Referenced In Comments

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B-720 Tips (DEC 95), 1/7 SFG

Intro:

The B-720 Tips are an update of the Vietnam era “B-52 TIPS.” The B-52 Tips were published in 1970 and captured valuable combat experience in jungle operations. In 1988 the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (with several joint attachments), conducted an extensive series of jungle operations. They ended the exercises by updating the B-52 Tips to cover changes in equipment, weapons, and doctrine. These include many new techniques, such as Night Vision Goggles and MH-60 (Blackhawk) tips, and a section on “Hatchet Team” (QRF) operations. The lengthy and detailed “PW Snatch,” “Breakout,” and “Movement Techniques” portions from B-52 Tips were excluded because, while important, they are step-by-step “how-to” formats, not “tips,” and can be found in TC 31-29.

The B-720 Tips were not written to be the replacement for B-52 Tips but to provide the Special Operations community with a report of lessons learned (and relearned) in combat patrolling. The reader may note redundancy in certain information; this was done for emphasis. There may also appear to be some inconsistencies; these were allowed to account for variations in technique between teams. These are tips, not regulations.

The B-720 Tips are organized into 10 major areas:

a) Leader Tips
b) Uniform & Equipment Tips
c) LCE/Rucksack Tips
d) NVG Tips
e) Weapons Tips
f) Commo Tips
g) Infil/Exfil Tips
h) Recon Tips
i) RON Tips
j) Hatchet Team Tips

5. Readers who want to do a more in-depth study of jungle operations are reminded that there is a considerable amount of Vietnam experience and techniques available. Proponent school libraries, old Army and Marine manuals, and the professional journals of the day are all good places to start.

See also B-52 Tips; intro:

Special Forces Combat Recon Manual
Republic of Vietnam
POI 7658, Patrolling FTX
Prepared by Project (B-52) Delta
HQ. NhaTrang

Attached are “Reconnaissance Tips of the Trade” prepared by Detachment B-52. Commanders of all units are encouraged to disseminate, widely, the information contained therein. The information presented in the attached “Recon Tips” is very appropriate for use in unit and individual training of US and indigenous personnel. Such information can be of significant value to units engaged in conventional patrolling as well as special reconnaissance units.

Detachment B-52, 5th Special Forces Group (Abn), 1st Special Forces assembled the original document. Was assisted by personnel of B-52, MACV Recondo School and 5th SFGA Combat Orientation Course School, who contributed from their knowledge and experience. Special credit is given to MSG Norman A. Downey, 1 SG, CCC Recon Company for his assistance.

This document has been reviewed and annotated by Headquarters, 5th Special Forces Group (Abn), 1st Special Forces. For easy use and reference the document has been organized into annexes.

See also Mosby’s take on these two items.

Looking Ahead

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From this commenter:

…The lone wolf concept is not a war-winning mode of operation.

Will it be a force multiplier?

Yes, it will. It will make the OpFor lie awake at night fearing the things they cannot foresee.

It alone, however, will not win.

The up-in-coming will however be different than anything we have done in the past. It will be different than the last insurgency. It will not look like Yugoslavia or any of the countless conflicts in Africa and South America. It will be uniquely American. It will be bloody and high-tech. It will not conform to the model that insurgencies of the past have taken.

I am glad for the info that Mosby posts but I think the classic model he presents is wrong in terms of the ratios and primary force. The up-in-coming will be a suburban insurgency. It will be conducted by small teams of subversive elements in suburban and urban terrain. The auxiliary will be spread over the terrain but primarily it will be rural. The paramilitary force will be small and will exist to provide security for the rural “safe zones” and conduct attacks on LOC between the metro hubs. The subversive elements will be the primary force and conduct the most operations in their AO they will move to the rural areas to rest and recover in rural safe houses. Supplies will be cached in rural areas and moved into the suburban zones. The battle will be network centric. Attacks will be focused on critical spots and designed to inflict the most physiological impact with the least physical damage possible.

The force that can maintain the most situational awareness at the lowest level of action will have the upper hand. That’s where the tech comes into play. The tech needs to support the ability of diverse teams to converge on a target, self organize, share information and communications and then disperse once the fight is over.

If people just read all that and said to themselves “I think that’s bunk, I am just going to hide in the woods with my rifle and I will get by”, then you are not even on the same playing field as the OpFor. That information I just spoke of is exactly what is being presented in white papers and staff colleges all across the country.

Don’t believe me?

Google “Network Centric Warfare”.

Add in blitz attacks of opportunity on TEAMEVIL targets both previously identified and discovered during the course of play, based on Rommel’s standing order of “In the absence of orders, find something and kill it“.

Play to win.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

Hope For The Dead

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A contemplative piece by Judge Napolitano.

There is more than meets the eye.

Especially if one plans to withstand the Beast.

Pax vobiscum.

UPDATE 1510 EDT 28 MAR 2013: See also NRD: The Regime Wants Your Property and Your Heart, but God Wins.

Legislation, Registration, Confiscation, Extermination

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What your god-king is doing today.

What his minions are doing.

What are you doing?

They will not stop.

Will you?

AmMerc: Recon, Raid, And Ambush

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Got tribe?

Is that tribe affiliated with other tribes so as to form a clan, if need be?

You’d better be working on such things.

Tempus fugit.

Pemmican – The Original MRE

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Useful info — h/t Ol’ Remus.

Tempus fugit.

Son, Will You Fire On American Citizens?

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Herschel asks the essential question.

The Bad People will demand it.

God will condemn it.

And true Americans of the old school will resist it.

To their dying breath.

Bloomberg Condemns NYC Residents To Inevitable Misery And Death By Siege-Induced Starvation And Disease


The ad above; the backstory on the mutant midget megalomaniac mayor here.

Another angle here:

Snark below:

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Remember to call your Congresscritters and remind them that a fancypants New York City picklepuss with taxpayer-funded armed bodyguards shouldn’t be telling your reps what to do — on gun issues or anything else.

SHTF School: The Reality Of Combat

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A must-read from Selco.

And yes, it can happen here.

Tempus fugit.

Now Hiring

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From: Roth, Marcie [mailto:Marcie.Roth@fema.dhs.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 09:40 AM
To: FEMA-Disability-Integration-Coordination
Subject: FEMA’s Reservist Program Vacancy Announcements: Disability Integration Advisors and Interpreters – DEADLINE 3/29/13

PLEASE FORWARD – SHORT DEADLINE

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Dear Colleagues;

FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination is growing and we would appreciate your help in disseminating this announcement regarding the Disability Integration Advisor (ASL Specialty (American Sign Language Interpreter)), Disability Integration Advisors and Disability Integration Advisor Lead position vacancies within FEMA’s Reservist Program. As a part of FEMA’s disaster workforce, Reservists serve the nation by assisting all citizens and first responders during disasters or emergency situations. As a Reservist you will have the opportunity to train, gain experience, and become qualified in a specific disaster role. Being a Reservist allows you to assist in the coordinated response and recovery efforts of impacted citizens, communities, Local, Tribal, and State governments. FEMA Reservist vacancies are being advertised on USAJOBS.gov March 25 – March 29, 2013. These are FEMA Qualification System (FQS) incident management positions. To view other specific vacancy announcement select the appropriate position on the USAJOBS site. For additional information regarding FEMA’s Reservist Program please see the Public Service Announcement link from Deputy Administrator Rich Seriono: Reservist Program Vacancy Announcements.

Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be interested in applying for one of these exciting opportunities to join FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive emergency management efforts.

The Disability Integration positions are listed below:

Lead Disability Integration Advisor AD-0301-00: Closing March 29, 2013 – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340393600?share=email

Disability Integration Advisor AD-0301-00: Closing March 29, 2013 – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340393500?share=email

Disability Integration Advisor (ASL Specialty (American Sign Language Interpreter)) AD-0301-00: Closing March 29, 2013 – https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340393300?share=email

Please keep in mind the application period for positions in the Reservist Program are open on March 25, 2013, and closes at 11:59p.m. EDT on Friday, March 29, 2013.

Marcie Roth
Director

Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA

202.212.1537 (office)

202.285.9231 (cell)

marcie.roth@dhs.gov

http://www.fema.gov/about/odic

View our on-demand webcast of “Getting Real II- Promising Practices in Inclusive Emergency Management for the Whole Community” http://www.fema.gov/about/odic

“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capacity to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.”

More about the FEMA Reservist program here.

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John Taylor Gatto On The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher & The Root Causes Of Tyranny

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Please, please take the time to read and re-read this speech by educational truth-teller John Taylor Gatto (h/t TSM).

Excerpt:

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…How did these awful places, these “schools”, come about? Well, casual schooling has always been with us in a variety of forms, a mildly useful adjunct to growing up. But “modern schooling” as we know it is a by-product of the two “Red Scares” of 1848 and 1919, when powerful interests feared a revolution among our own industrial poor. Partly, too, total schooling came about because old-line American families were appauled by the native cultures of Celtic, Slavic, and Latin immigrants of the 1840s and felt repugnance towards the Catholic religion they brought with them. Certainly a third contributing factor in creating a jail for children called school must have been the consternation with which these same “Americans” regarded the movement of African-Americans through the society in the wake of the Civil War.

Look again at the seven lessons of schoolteaching: confusion, class position, indifference, emotional and intellectual dependency, conditional self-esteem, surveillance — all of these things are prime training for permanent underclasses, people deprived forever of finding the center of their own special genius. And over time this training has shaken loose from its own original logic: to regulate the poor. For since the 1920s the growth of the school bureaucracy, and the less visible growth of a horde of industries that profit from schooling exactly as it is, has enlarged this institution’s original grasp to the point that it now seizes the sons and daughters of the middle classes as well…
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Read the whole thing.

And then consider how to liberate the tens of millions of young people who have been enslaved by these bastards.

More to come on that, but for now, just think:

How do you convince a young person to risk his or her life for freedom if they have no inkling of what “freedom” is?

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, The Power Of Individuals, And The Unpredictability Of History

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For those who see the extermination of freedom in North America as inevitable, a reminder from recent history.

We have no fate but what we make.

Make freedom.

(h/t Pournelle)

Lee Greenwood, Explained

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Alvie expansively answers this reader comment.

With a heavy heart.

Codrea: State Media Vouches For F&F Cover-Up

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And thus becomes – yet again – part of the problem.

Oh, well.

More of them upon which to direct one’s objections.

In the format of your choice.

Volk On Freedom

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Another classic from Oleg.

Training the Trainer – The Cornerstone of Quality Instruction

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An interesting read from Defensive Training Group, LLC.

How’s your training going?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Tempus fugit.

Yup

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Sent by a reader.

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ZH: “In The Best Interests Of The People…”

Such a thing can only happen to smelly Europeans, fortunately.

In a related story, newly-named Obama Administration Minister For Patriotic Upliftation Lee Greenwood noted:

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife,
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can’t take that away…

Sadly, Minster Greenwood was referring to this flag:

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Grigg: Resistance is Dangerous; Submission is Frequently Fatal

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But I was taught that every policeman was Officer Friendly

Are you saying, that with limited exceptions, John Law is just the thug-enforcement arm of the collectivists who intend to treat all citizens as inmates in a penal colony, without exception?

Oh, dear…

Does Advil work on cognitive dissonance?

By The Waters Of Babylon

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Please read this classic, then return.

I have been thinking very much lately about transmission and preservation.

Transmission to the following generations of all those things that we, the last Americans of FUSA, learned as we grew into adulthood.

And preservation of what once was, so that, perhaps, some unknown day in the future, it can be again.

As I have studied tactical planning, one of the key lessons I have absorbed is to always have an “Oh shit!” contingency worked out in advance, so that if everything goes to pieces, all (perhaps) will not be lost for your team.

So what, exactly, is FreeFor’s Oscar-Sierra plan?

What if the Bad People really are able to slaughter the relatively few resistors and implement – at least for decades – the full-on version of their collectivist Utopia?

How will the rebel spirits who follow us know of our ideals, and the fact that so many of them were made manifest in FUSA, albeit imperfectly?

Contemplate Tom Baugh’s words below, and think deeply about how you will transmit and preserve the principles of individual freedom, the importance of facts over emotions, and the inalienable rights of speech, worship, assembly, and armed self-defense:

“We not only have to teach people how to fish. We have to teach them that such a thing is even possible.”

Those tasks, already formidable, become even more daunting if today’s clueful do not take concrete archival steps today — before the civilizational Great Burning that draws nigh.

Tempus fugit.

Mosby: Development Of The Auxiliary

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Essential reading.

As always.

ZH: Mugabenomics

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A geosynchronous perspective on the Ongoing Crisis – Financial Division.

For extra credit, plot (a) where we are today and (b) where we will be two years from now on the graphic below:

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More “No More Hesitation” Targets

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More classics from Alvie.

NMH-2 Julia

NMH-6 Rick James

AmMerc: Johnny And Charlie

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More in AmMerc’s series on players in RevWar3.

Note that jamming and other forms of ECM, like most tactics, can work both ways.

Colorado Mass Civil Disobedience Day – 2 July 2013

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Colorado Mass Civil Disobedience Day

Codrea: Gunwalker Inspector General’s Report Passed To Media Allies, Not Public

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The Fast&Furious beat goes on.

WROL is the only rule.

Without rule of law.