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Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..

Enemies of Liberty are ruthless.  To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..
**TO ALL .GOV WATCHING MY LIFE** You already know I am playing by all the rules. If you want to talk to me, just call or knock on the door. I'll meet you at your place, or invite you into mine. But there is no need to shoot my dogs or frighten my wife. Just so you know. ~ Kerodin

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No plan survives first contact with the enemy...


The three-man Team above was Jedburgh Team 'Ian'.  It was put together by Fairbairn, Sykes, Applegate, Donovan, and many more guys who had a good understanding of how to achieve a military objective.

Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face...

K.I.S.S. - Keep it simple, stupid.

There are reasons we were all born into a world where such axioms already existed. Believe it or not, the world did not begin on the day of our birth.  Other people have tried X and Y, and as a species, some of us learned.

Team Ian and the other Jedburgh Teams jumped behind enemy lines in France and elsewhere in support of Normandy.  Most Teams dropped in with an M1 Carbine, 1911, A radio for reaching HQ, One-Time pads, and a silk sheet that had 500 brevity codes for the Team.  A few teams dropped in with medical supplies.  Some brought K & C rations, and binoculars, and maps to help with their primary mission of fooking the German Rear.

Some of the first Teams dropped behind enemy lines with a firearm, a spade for burying their parachute, and false papers.

The Jeds were in uniform, to inspire resistance groups to rise up when the time was right.

These were brave men who did not over-think the situation, had no illusions about their odds of survival, jumped from airplanes and gliders with little more than personal weapons to raise a resistance.

Ask yourself honestly - are you over-thinking your mission?

Yes, many Jeds died.

And many more lived, succeeded in their orders, and went on to help America stand up serious capabilities, because they had been there, done that.

Take a hard look at your gear, the mission paradigm you have created in your heads, and see if you can't find a way to do the job with your rifle, pistol, knife, and radio.  LGoPs.  One Week of serious work.  America will be 95% fixed.

Here are some Jedburgh FMs.

Kerodin
III

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Combatives


I've spent considerable time over the last few days perusing the USMC and US Army Combatives courses, and how they may be adaptable by Militia or other Patriots.

I've come to the same conclusion I have held for years: The Corps' MCMAP program and the Army MACP programs are solid, stand-alone systems that will bring your team up and more capable on the force continuum if trained regularly and properly.  2 hours a week is not sufficient for ANY combatives program.

There is one case in which I would recommend the Army MACP program over the MCMAP - that is if you have access to SOCP - the Army's Special Operations Combatives Program.  SOCP requires a firm, solid foundation in MACP before you can even begin, but if you have access to SOCP, then I recommend you adopt MACP for your team.

But my original counsel still holds: Six months of real work in a Krav Maga studio will do more to make you ready for buckle-to-buckle fights than anything else.  As several of you wrote in email: Most of you never faced any real risk of capture in the mid-east theaters because of how, when and where you operated. 

If you have been through my Fight to your Weapon class, you know I don't believe in proportional response - I teach techniques that break people up, fast, while presenting you the opportunity to get a weapon into action and end the fight.  What may surprise more of you, knowing I have considerable groundfighting background, I am not pleased with the emphasis placed on groundfighting for combat troops.  The mere notion of going to the ground with an enemy in a desert setting, where there may be zero obstacles, knowing I will be looking to end this fight with a submission is bone-chilling.  The thought of some VC springing up from a jungle floor 3 feet in front of me, having been trained so heavily to go to the ground, would induce night-terrors.  Can you imagine trying to grapple even one guy who just popped up feet away, while in full kit, unable to use your rifle, or get your sidearms into play?  How much undergrowth on the jungle floor would catch on your gear and ruin your day?

F that.  From what I see both the MCAP and MCMAP programs introduce the concept of fighting in full kit, but only once you make it to SOCP do you train heavily in full gear - and how many soldiers will ever make it to SOCP?

For the life I live and my anticipated role that I will play in RevWarIII, I am 100% content with my Aiki, BJJ and Vo Binh Dinh background.  I would not change one bit of my background.  But I am NOT going to be runnin' & gunnin' as part of a Fire Team. 

If you are going to be part of a Team that will be risking capture - and knowing that capture is an unacceptable option - I would very strongly recommend that six months in Krav, then  several hours each week of old-school Fairbairn, Sykes & Applegate.  (Sadly, this trio is often given the shortcut of FSA or FAS - I go with FAS)  These are WWII combatives, in which Fairbairn & Sykes trained US and British commandos, and Bill Donovan tapped Rex Applegate to teach OSS how to kill people.  His book "Kill or get Killed" is still considered one of the best Combatives books ever printed.  Colonel Applegate trained his OSS Warriors not far from here, at a place now called Camp David.  The Camp David training grounds were known within OSS as "The School for Spies and Assassins".

WWII Combatives relied on speed, surprise, and overwhelming violence.  They were not teaching WWII recruits how to arrest anyone.  They were not teaching chokes so the enemy could wake up in 30 seconds.  They were not playing.  You've seen some of this in my Fight to your Weapon class - some techniques have only 1 purpose - to give you the time needed to pull a pistol or knife and kill the enemy.

The current .mil programs are brilliant - in the right environment.

If you are anticipating that your candid exchange of political views may be done at suddenly buckle-to-buckle range, especially where you and/or your Team may be outnumbered, keep the groundfighting for very special circumstances.  Spend more time on getting your blade and pistol into play and in proper position.  Spend more time learning to keep that rifle ready to rock.  Spend more time working on Team skills.

America is not going to vote Her way out of our current problems.

Americans are not going to grapple their way to Liberty.

Consider how, when and what positions you will most likely play in the coming sadness.

Train now, while you can.

I am considering a training program along the lines "Train the Trainer".  Graduates would be approved to teach my program.  You can teach people free, or you can charge a fee - I'm a Free Markets guy.  If such a program holds any interest for you or your Tribe - especially you Militiamen, drop me an email: K@Kerodin.com 

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.

General Reuben Goldberg - You are relieved of Command...


As a species we tend to tinker and try to improve methods and tools of work.  We are constantly seeking a better mousetrap.  In most cases this is a good trait, except when we over-complicate a simple matter.

As Mosby has pointed out 4GW is truly nothing new - it's just a fancy new title to describe how Mankind has been fighting since Mankind began.  When genuine, innovative tinkering presents useful results, such as more crop yield for less work, it is a good thing and to be embraced.  When we simply re-package X and call it "new & improved", we are better-off if we stop kidding ourselves.

So be careful not to let Reuben Goldbergs into your sphere.  They will needlessly complicate simple matters.

Like the picture above.

When you decide to go to war and win, all you do is find your enemy, then cut his fucking head off.  Then, go and burn his home to the ground.  Repeat as necessary.  Hearts & Minds?  They tend to fall in line when heads are - literally - rolling in the streets.

How do you think the Leftists in America plan to mop-up the few of us remaining Liberty-minded folks just before claiming victory?

Kerodin
III

TOC Camo Scheme


One of our brilliant III Patriots suggested the above camo paint job for the TOC.

All in good fun, DHS - no need to chat me up about it.  ;)

Kerodin
III


III Percent Society, here.  Your membership will help make a difference.
III TOC, here.  Gear & support is coming and appreciated.

An Open Letter to JPFO


We have all heard by now that JPFO is considering a merger with SAF.

I would ask the Board at JPFO to pause and consider merging instead with the III Percent Society for America.  There are many reasons the III Percent Society would be a good fit for securing the legacy and continuing the work of JPFO.

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the "No Compromise" message.  While it is true the III Percent Society is a new organization, just getting our feet under us, we have a strong base of support, solid Leadership, the energy and vitality that comes with a new organization. 

Because JPFO is such a well-established organization with a wonderful reputation, such a merger would be win-win, as we would benefit from the decades of hard work put into JPFO by Aaron and his team, and we would continue that work with dedication.

I would ask all III Percent supporters to write JPFO and ask them to consider this opportunity.

jpfo@jpfo.org is their email.  They can reach us at iii@iiipercent.com.

JPFO deserves a new lease on life, and we in the III Percent can help that become reality.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Truthy

Image found at Mike's place, here.

Laying the ground.

Truthy, here.

“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.

Men and women in this country, in your state and county, intend to be your Masters.

They mean to take the fruits of your labor.  They mean to control your children.  They mean to control you.  They mean for you to STFU about it, and they mean to put bullets in you if you have the audacity to complain.

There is only one way to stop those who would be Masters from reaching their goal.

Kerodin

III Percent Society, here.  Your membership will help make a difference.
III TOC, here.  Gear & support is coming and appreciated.

Question for Mid-East Vets


Why do you think there were so few, relatively speaking, POWs taken by OpFor?

Did terrain make a significant difference?  Did you guys do anything different than our Vietnam vets - or does terrain factor there?

Was capturing US forces a high priority for OpFor - to the point of attempted kidnappings and such, or did they not even try?

Kerodin
III

Marines: What belt did you reach


For you Marines who trained under the current MCMAP, what belt did you max out with?

Kerodin
III

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Combat Vets: No matter where/when you served


I have a request of my Combat Veteran readers.  I know that bringing up such topics may be emotionally hard for some, l so just don't go there if it causes you any discomfort.

My question:  While you were in Combat did you ever have to go hand-to-hand with an enemy?

Maybe he caught you by surprise, or your position was overrun, our you ran dry on ammo and couldn't get loaded fast enough - whatever the case.  I'm going to include CQB in here - did you have to suddenly - to save your life at buckle-to-buckle range, have to transition from rifle to pistol or blade, or bare hands to stay alive?

If yes, please tell me about it.  I am also talking to my .intel readers.  Given your operating parameters you were probably without a rifle anyway, and were required to clear leather with pistol or blade, or just throat-punch some Commie fucker.

I'd truly like to get a grasp of how many combat vets have to go to hands at some point.

Building sweeps in Iraq and Afghanistan seem likely place for H2H.

One of the reasons I ask is because the current USMC Combatives course will award the Marine Black Belt at 150 hours of training,  That's basically 2.5 hours each week for a year.

I've seen the combatives program the Marines use - and 150 hours of that program should earn you a gray (using the USMC belt-ranking scheme) or green at best.  Marines - please don't get into your feelings on this - I am using a different measuring stick when I make that claim.

Here's the reasoning I think the Marines, and all services for that matter, muster soldiers through the Combatives with so little time devoted: They figure the likelihood of going to buckle-to-buckle in today's (often) mounted service, the odds are sufficiently low that a cursory combatives course is sufficient.  But I am guessing at that point.

Stand-off is the prudent fight today.  A pistol is used to fight to your rifle.  A knife is used to fight to your pistol.  H2H is an "Oh SHIT!" moment.

Obviously many SOF get more time for Combatives, given that they are so often required to get closer to targets.

But - if you are a combat vet, have you every had to get ugly hand-to-hand, or with your knife/pistol?  I would truly appreciate the story.  You cloak & dagger guys (real ones) have input as well.

If you ever have needed the Combatives you learned in the service, or at the Farm, do you think it was adequate?

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Combatives: Fairbairn teaching the OSS


My students will be familiar with a few of these techniques.

Techniques that work survive the generations...

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Train the Trainer


Train the Trainer - and if you are a III Percent Society member, get a discount!

Here's the info.

Kerodin
III

Friday, August 22, 2014

Holsters as Safes


This is a Blackhawk! Serpa.  I am behind the curve on LEO holster rigs - I'm told you have to push a button, rotate, then pull from a proper angle in order to draw the pistol - from some retention rigs.

I don't care if that is accurate - I do want to know what is the state-of-the-art LEO rig out there right now, and what manipulations do you have to go through to draw?

Kerodin
III

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UPDATE: High School Student Suspended For Saying 'Bless You' After Classmate Sneezed...


I hope everyone understands that this level of Stupid can't be fixed. It can't be saved, reasoned with, or even tucked away where it can do no harm.

It must be extirpated.

'We're Not Going To Have Godly Speaking'...

Kerodin
III

Drudge Headline re Ferguson: "Time to kill a cop..."


The moment that precedent is set, it will go viral.

Here's the story.

The tides are shifting,

Red Team may think they are ready, but they aren't.  Not even close.

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society for America

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

John P. - Thank you, Patriot.


This package arrived at our Washington State PO Box today, sent by III Patriot John P.

"Thank You" often seems inadequate to convey the depth of emotion and gratitude when someone helps in a big, big way, and this is one of those times.

Thank you.  Your contribution to the TOC will help not only accomplish the Mission, but also keep our Staff safe.

Thank you from each and every Patriot who supports the TOC and the Mission.

He sent two (2) units!

TOC website, here.

III Society website, here.

Kerodin
III

Lawfare Barbarism & Stuff that doesn't matter...


N.C. Sheriff Terry Johnson On Trial For Racial Profiling

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted by grand jury

I don't need to go any further regarding the escalating use of Lawfare.  When a Sheriff and the sitting Governor of Texas are targeted by their political enemies and risk decades in prison, just what do you think they'd do to you & me?  I can tell you first-hand what they'd be willing to do to me...

Rule of Law is dead.

The republic is dead.

Communists of many different flavors, working since the USC was brand new (Yes, I call Federalists Commies in that they share the belief they have a Right to your stuff) executed a coup d'état in America.  You can forget Hearts & Minds - the Bad People have nearly every child in the country for 6-8 hours every day.  Then they have most Americans being further indoctrinated by MSM and pop culture and television programs that are all reinforcing their memes.

It is what it is.

If you can put together a 4-Man Fire Team that will actually show up at the X on D-Day, you are doing better than most.  If you have the ability to E&E to a safe place and lay low for a year or so while fighting, disease and famine cull the herd, even better.  If - and this is a BIG if - 1% of the population believes in Rightful Liberty, you are still outnumbered by 100:1.

When you are going through Hell, keep going.

There will be an 'after'.

What that might look like is unknown.

And in totally unrelated news, because China and Russia will never be a threat to the US, Chinese troops have crossed into India a few times in recent weeks, near Kashmir.  It means nothing, though.  Afterall, when three nuclear armed Nations - two of which despise one another on religious grounds and recently sent Kill Teams into Mumbai - what could go wrong?

Kerodin
III



.mil guys: What about these draw-downs?


The US Navy is going to draw-down as many as 8,000 senior NCOs.

This is on top of the Major and Captain draw-downs announced recently for the Army.

We know the Flag Staff has been purged of a significant number of people, most of whom seem to be anti-Administration.

What will be the effects of losing so many Majors, Captains, and Navy NCOs?

Is it what it looks like - the deliberate gutting of the services ability to properly fight?

Here's the Navy story.

Kerodin
III

Monday, August 18, 2014

TOC Volunteers & Staff


Are you planning to volunteer to work with the TOC when it is deployed to your AO or Region?

The TOC will not usually deploy unless there is a scrum shaping up - are you ready?

Here's a post on the topic.

Kerodin
III

New Society & TOC Post


New TOC & Society post, here.

Kerodin
III

Resister: New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters


Another piece offered ahead of the curve from Resister in the Rockies, here.

Kerodin
III
III Percent Society, here.

Ferguson: Analysis


As discussed yesterday, Ferguson is a neighborhood inside the St. Louis highway loop.

21,000 residents (2010 number) and about 9,000 households.

The actual number of people going out at night and raising a ruckus is but a small fraction of the residents.  Yet Ferguson PD could not handle it.  St. Louis County could not stop it,  Teams of State Troopers had no effect.  And now the Missouri Guard is on the scene.

And the protestors/looters are not even seriously using 2A yet.  Note in the CNN piece linked below the use of the word "projectiles".  The report is obviously talking about stuff being thrown, and spinning it to sound like bullets.  Yes, shots were fired - but the CNN piece is deliberately misleading.

The lesson is simple and on full display: .Gov hasn't the manpower to handle a real fight.  You can safely extrapolate Ferguson to the other major and modest metro areas across CONUS.  Sure, .Gov could put a temporary end to the Ferguson scrum with just a few well-placed rounds.  But we all know that is a bad PR move and will only increase sympathy for Ferguson residents and angst toward .Gov.

Heck, the Militia units in Missouri might even begin to show up to protect the citizens.

Eliminate blame and simply apply cold analysis to the action/reaction cycles.

.Gov is losing on many levels in Ferguson.

CNN piece, here.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Comms Course


September 13 & 14 in Horicon, Wisconsin - about 40 miles from Milwaukee.

Attend if you are able.  Not only will you learn valuable Comms skills, but you'll get to network and meet both Sparks & WiscoDave.

Here's the link.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.