Friday, March 7, 2014
I know I am on firm intellectual ground when Pat Buchanan and I are on the same page.
I have said it before, and will again: America lost her last chance at peaceful reclamation of Liberty, of peaceful secession, of turning the moral decay in America back into a rising tide when we failed to elect PJB to the Oval Office.
Our politicians will have a war they can't win if they keep pushing Putin and his Countrymen. Today we have renewed calls from American politicians to bring Ukraine & Georgia into NATO.
Whether the actions of American politicians are simply blunders that will resonate in future history books for a thousand years, or they know exactly what they are doing to get what they want - World War III.
Here is his column.
Posted by K at 2:34 AM
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I was not alive during the Cuban Missile Crisis, but I know my history and I have been lucky enough to have had first-hand reports over the years of my youth from people who were at various levels on the inside as those days ticked into history.
Those of you who are old enough to remember those days must be beginning to feel a sense of deja vu all over again right about now. You probably are also feeling an added sense of dread.
To borrow a line and take a bit of license: Barack Obama is no John Kennedy.
And Vlad is harder than Khrushchev.
Ego and Face (Yes, Virginia, they are very different things) are very dangerous aspects of the Human animal psyche if not properly developed and controlled. The capacity for a man who has never tasted a backfist to take a bad decision based on his own unrealistic assessment of his abilities, when the stakes are as high as World War III, is significant.
Scheduled or not, ordering the U.S.S. Truxton into the Black Sea on the same day the Crimean Parliament voted to remain allied with Russia is exactly the sort of bad decision I am talking about in the prior graf. I can only imagine the reaction of the Commanding Officer of the Truxton when ordered to carry on. He and his crew are now potentially the trigger of WWIII, and nothing the Commander and his crew do can affect the outcome.
Simply sending that ship into Russia's Black Sea - yes, it is Russia's - POTUS has taken a decision that no Russian can take as anything less than a national challenge, and the average Russian will look to Putin to protect Russian national pride. Yes, the Russians are a proud people, whatever we think of them.
This was either an amateur mistake made by a POTUS who has never tasted a backfist, or it is something even more sinister - a lamb being sent to slaughter.
I don't care what you think of our President, the Russian President, the people of Russia or Ukraine, our US Military, or anything else. Tonight, think about the men and women aboard the U.S.S. Truxton.
History is rhyming, right now.
As an ally reminded me: Remember the BRIC alternate financial market.
Patriots: You have protocols. Be ready.
Posted by K at 6:33 PM
According to Turner Radio Network, Russia has amassed 30 nuclear bombers at an airfield adjacent to Russia's Borisoglebsk national level nuclear weapons storage facility and US satellites have seen "numerous transfers from the storage facility to the aircraft."
For those who don't remember the real Cold War, let me translate: Russia and America are posturing and both sides are doing so very publicly with very, very serious machines of war.
This latest move by Russia is designed for public consumption as well as for the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Situation Room. It is also meant for the Russian populace, who want and need to know Putin has them covered and is not weak. Russians despise weakness - with a revulsion and disgust that is visceral.
Make no mistake - putting payload on 30 Russian bombers at a known nuclear facility is serious business. This is not a pair of long range bombers doing a fly-by in Alaska to make some radar jockeys get excited. Nor is it - necessarily - time to jump under the desk.
The last time the US and Russians played these games - and I use the word "games" with tongue-in-cheek, because this is no f'n game - we had real men in control of our country - men who loved America (yes, even though they loved power and money, too) and men who knew what real war was all about. Kennedy was not joking. Reagan was not joking.
But the measure of our current POTUS and his staff has been taken by the world, and we all know, they are a joke.
When our submariners start counting coup with Russian warships today, we do not have the thinking men in power we did the last time such games were played.
The Russians, do. Vlad is no joke.
Here's the link.
This may all wind down. But at the moment, it is spiraling upward and outward, at a pace not seen in many decades. One wrong move, one over (or under) reaction, and all the wrong buttons start to get pushed...
Posted by K at 2:19 PM
The USS Truxton is a guided missile Destroyer, and she is headed into the Black Sea.
Reuters claims this is a "routine" event and was scheduled "before" the Ukraine/Crimea crisis unfolded.
I call it a trigger waiting to be pulled, if those who want war decide to pull it. If Putin decides to say FU - he puts Truxton down. If POTUS or some warhawk idiot in America decides they want to thumb Putin in the eye (or just start the next world war) they will order Truxton to do something stupid.
I ask you this: How long would the United States Navy tolerate a Russian or PRC Destroyer in Chesapeake Bay?
Very Bad People are making certain that all the right pieces are in place in case they decide it is time for war.
I hope you are paying attention.
Here's the Reuter's piece.
Posted by K at 1:29 PM
Forgive the quality of the picture - I'm in no mood to shoot it again.
I recommend that every Patriot have a small selection of hand tools in your kit. That is a statement, unqualified. Even if you think your operations may be entirely in the deep forests, what if you run across an enemy vehicle that you want to make work - or make not work? What if you run across an old cabin, and need to do X or Y?
What is in the picture: First, is the Gerber multi-tool. It is opened to show the basic pliers, which serve as needle nose, it also has curved teeth and a wire cutter/stripper. This is a basic model. In the handles are a couple of pocket-knife blades, screwdriver tips, etc. The brand of multi-tool you purchase is up to you. The number of widgets is up to you. Just make sure at a minimum, you get pliers, wire strippers, and basic screwdriver heads.
Starting at the left of the picture is a red screwdriver with a black rubber (insulation from electricity) handle. This isn't a simple one-tip screwdriver - it is actually a 6-way. At the end is the flathead tip, you can pull the tip, flip it and re-insert for a smaller flathead tip. You can pull the entire chrome shaft and re-insert into the handle, and then you have 2 Phillips tips. Finally, you can remove the Phillips and flat driver bits, and you will have 2 hex-head "nut drivers" - 1/4" and 5/16". When you buy this tool, spend a little extra money. The cheapies at Home Depot (and elsewhere) are made of metals that will fail you far too soon. The shaft and the tips need to be made of good, hardened metal or they will strip out.
Next is a 6" adjustable wrench. Again, buy one made with good metal so the jaws don't give way under real torque - but even a good one is only $20. When you need a wrench, especially in a hurry, there is no faster way to Cluster Foxtrot the entire process by trying to turn that nut or bolt with your pliers. If you are trying to break loose a nut/bolt combo - put the wrench on the bolt head, and use your pliers on the nut. If you need more leverage, slip some sort of hollow pole (maybe a piece of pipe, maybe the hollow end of an e-tool if yours is metal) over the end of the wrench.
The final item is an electrical multi-meter. Mine is more of a tool than most people will need. You need an electrical meter that can measure AC electricity, DC electricity, and continuity. You can buy a cheapie from Home Depot (an analog or digital meter) for under $20. Of course, you need to learn some basics about electricity to use it to your advantage (which may also simply include making sure you are safe - as a booby-trap, electricity is a sweet tool). Electricity is your friend, and you can make it a savage weapon if you study just a bit. Find an electrician buddy to show you how to measure AC/DC/Continuity (you can learn that much online, safely.) Then get your electrician buddy to show you a few ways to surprise the snot out of a careless bad guy, how to completely facock electronic gear (without a hammer), et cetera.
These are the basic hand tools I recommend you carry. I have plenty of gear I can use as a hammer if needed. But with the gear above I can break a lot of sh*t, I can fix a lot of sh*t, I can make a home/building too hot or too cold, I can make an old woman's water heater work, I can make the hot water not work, I can shut down potable water systems, I can make a car almost useless, I can make a genset work or die.
So can you.
If you only think in terms of violence, you'll probably lose your Liberty.
Posted by K at 1:03 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
There isn't much to say, really.
The current path leads to only one place, and it is a very ugly place.
Will something, or someone, intervene to delay things a bit longer - or are these the final steps on the last piece of the walk?
Read it here. Watch what happens. Be ready for whatever.
The current path leads to only one place, and it is a very ugly place.
Will something, or someone, intervene to delay things a bit longer - or are these the final steps on the last piece of the walk?
Read it here. Watch what happens. Be ready for whatever.
Posted by K at 5:54 PM
What happens when everything the Progressives have pushed for is about to fail? When economic collapse is all but imminent? What do the elitists do when their bag of tricks is emptied? Their last trick, the last card up their sleeve is the war card. Historically predictable… it always comes to this. Enter Hillary Clinton. - Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Read the rest here.
It's comforting to find others who get it. It was also posted at Trevor Loudon's place.
Posted by K at 2:06 PM
J.C. Dodge of Mason Dixon Tactical shows how to improvise the advantages of ghillie camo to your kit. This is practical, inexpensive, and I think offers much of the advantage of a full ghillie without the down-sides.
Read the How-To, here.
Make sure you check out his upcoming training schedule. Train now in whatever time remains before all training will be on-the-job.
Posted by K at 1:50 PM
John Mosby: The ability to locate, interdict, and/or destroy hostile forces, before they land on your front porch, is the surest way to protect your family...
Patrolling, as a means of projecting force outwards, is the defining factor of security in WROL scenarios. The ability to locate, interdict, and/or destroy hostile forces, before they land on your front porch, is the surest way to protect your family, your home, and your community. - John Mosby
Why did I copy this particular pair of sentences from Mosby's latest?
Because it is the perfect articulation of why the One Week premise will work, if executed properly: ...ability to locate, interdict, and/or destroy hostile forces, before they land on your front porch, is the surest way to protect your family, your home, and your community... [underline & bold are mine - K]
Do not get it twisted - I did not say that JM endorses my One Week plan. I'm not asking anyone to endorse it. I'm not in any mood to debate it - either you like it or you don't. I do hope people will read it, apply what will work for them, and when the world goes sideways, use those parts to full effect.
One more time, just so there is zero confusion: The ability to locate, interdict, and/or destroy hostile forces, before they land on your front porch, is the surest way to protect your family, your home, and your community. - John Mosby
Now, my question to each Patriot, and especially our III 300 Patriots, how intimately do you know your AO? Meet your neighbors. Meet your community watch volunteers. Walk their routes with them. Go into those nooks and crannies where people don't usually go, like the patches of woods that often separate different subdivisions and the drainage culverts that handle rain overflow, like those quiet little places teenagers go to do teenager things. Follow every single footpath you can find in your AO - these are the trails people use, and will use, when things get sporty.
It is not enough to do this by yourself, if you have Tribe. Get your entire Team doing this with you. There is a militia unit in the West Virginia/Ohio area that shows up places when neighbors need help. I won't name them, not sure how low they want their profile right now - but consider the concept. A tree falls during a storm at a neighbors place. They are low-information cubicle workers - decent people but politically clueless. But you and your guys show up and help them cut up that tree, maybe even help them split the wood and stack it. One of our Patriots and a few of his buddies made a game of this (learning the AO intimately), with low-risk counting coup at the same time. If he posts about how it works, I'll be sure to link it.
You want Hearts & Minds? That's how you do it. You simply go out and earn it by having a heart. Then when the time comes to locate, interdict and/or destroy those hostile forces, you've got eyes and ears loyal to you and your Team because you built that network.
My writing of Hearts & Minds will surprise most of my readers. Most people who have met me won't be surprised, though. My goal on this blog is not to win Hearts and Minds. My goal on this blog is to build morale and cohesion among III Patriots, to help more people self-identify as III Patriots - the right sort of people. My goal is to make sure III Patriots, especially III 300 Patriots, stand tall and take point and help to lead your community. My goal is to help my allies connect dots where I am able. My goal is to try and get a sufficient number of III Patriots on the same strategic and tactical page, so that when that dreaded moment comes and communicating becomes dangerous and hostile forces are to be faced in all of our AOs, we have a shared goal and methodology that doesn't require top-down micro-management. My goal is that III Patriots from Miami to Pennsyl-tucky to West Virginia and Ohio, Maine, Michigan, Texas, California, Seattle, Idaho, and everywhere else we have a beating III Patriot heart, we have our people pulling the rope in the same direction.
CA says there is going to be a fight. I believe him. I intend to win. I will do everything in my power to help ensure you win as well. Hearts & Minds is an on-the-ground activity for you and your Tribe in your AO. It is not for this blog.
I write hard. I write from a place that I consider realistic. I do not suffer fools. I am not trying to make friends, though I have as a natural by-product of this work. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I do not lie. I refuse to hide. I refuse to compromise my ideals. I hope that when SHTF that I may have helped even one American choose to stand tall and do the right thing, the hard things, not the easy things. I have earned enemies. I have earned death threats that I generally dismiss as cowards talking shit - but I keep my guard up. I have earned threats from people who promise to rape my wife. I don't talk about these things much. When some fucking idiot challenges me to write about my Patriot "Street Cred" on the blog I know I am dealing with a provocateur or an idiot.
Some of the best people I have ever met in my life are III Patriots.
Please read John Mosby's advice once more: Patrolling, as a means of projecting force outwards, is the defining factor of security in WROL scenarios. The ability to locate, interdict, and/or destroy hostile forces, before they land on your front porch, is the surest way to protect your family, your home, and your community. - John Mosby
When the time comes, III Patriots must go to work, all at the same time, all on the same mission: Deny the Enemies of Liberty the means and/or desire to project force.
When in the absence of orders, go find something Evil, and kill it.
If each of us operates off that page in the book, we are covering one another's backs from dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of miles away. Patriot Teams who find themselves keeping the Enemies of Liberty unable and/or unwilling to do Evil, you help to keep the enemy spread thin, unable to concentrate resources and power. You make it possible for just a few hundred men and women to kill the machine of tyranny. Chaos will ensue. But without the ability to project force according to the Powell Doctrine, those who mean to be our Masters will be neutered.
Then we can begin the hard work of deciding if we will choose to remain united. Some States may choose to secede, which I will support, for it is a Natural Law recognized by our Founding Documents.
Our mutual enemy is Communism and all of its practitioners, even those who are simply Useful Idiots and have no idea what they are doing. Both of my Grandfathers killed Communists. Several of my uncles did the same. One of my grandfathers also killed Nazis. That was good American policy then. It remains a good policy to save Liberty, even if those Communists are among us.
Malum in se is never acceptable. Countervalue is the proper course. Counterforce is the death of Liberty.
Killing Communists is not malum in se. Fuck Political Correctness. Communists in America today should leave now. Communists in America should be motivated to leave.
Securing the ground beneath your feet for Jeffersonian Liberty, here is how: Patrolling, as a means of projecting force outwards, is the defining factor of security in WROL scenarios. The ability to locate, interdict, and/or destroy hostile forces, before they land on your front porch, is the surest way to protect your family, your home, and your community. - John Mosby
Here is the link.
Opera, non verba... - Concerned American.
Overwhelm your opponent’s ability to concentrate mass at any decisive point. - Concerned American
Why would a tyrant believe anything that FREEFOR says?
Without credibility based on actions, words are just that. - Concerned American
|Find a Patriot who is more than |
talk - stick with that Patriot through Hell
Posted by K at 1:12 AM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The knife you choose to carry into combat is an intimate choice. More so, in my opinion, than even your firearms. Why? Because when you are forced to kill with a knife you are usually in physical contact with your enemy. You can feel the blade doing its work, you can feel how his body twists in agony when you twist your blade and extend the wound, you can feel and smell his body react to the invasion. Often you can see his eyes which may show surprise, anger, fear. You can smell the blood and feel it on your hand(s) and clothing. If you must ensure silence during the act, the event will be even more personal, as you must embrace a man as he dies, until he is dead, and your first attack may be insufficient, requiring a second plunge for the heart or deep slash across the carotid and windpipe.
Yet, your knife is also just another tool in your toolbox.
Most of you know my go-to blades are Cold Steel. As primary combat knives (fixed blade) my first - my only - choice is the Cold Steel Tanto shown above. My personal preference is the 12" blade, which is too long for most people (and no longer available). My recommendation for most people is the 9" blade. Nine inches is the proper length of a primary Fighting Knife, in my opinion, whatever shape you like best. There are many things to consider when choosing your primary Fighting Knife, and I don't want this to be a full-blown White Paper.
One important point: My Fighting Knives are for fighting. They are NOT field knives. They do not cut saplings. They do not pound tent stakes. They do not open boxes, open cans of peaches, cut cordage, or serve any purpose but one: They are cherry until they cut my enemy. Some people are not so persnickety about their knives. I am. I'll carry the weight of an extra blade to ensure that when my fighters are deployed, the blades are ready to cut. My two primary defensive folders are the same - the blades do nothing but wait. I have a separate knife for pocket knife chores.
|H&K KA-BARs - we each have one on a Go Bag|
I also like my KA-BAR Tantos (also discontinued by KA-BAR). My pair were engraved by the great guys at CADD. One lives on one of my Go Bags, and the other lives on one of Holly's Go Bags. When you need a knife in a CQB setting in full kit, you need a knife that can get through webbing, push aside magazines filled with cartridges, maybe even through Kevlar.
Here is what I recommend for most people: 9" blade in the tanto blade shape. I like the superior penetration you get from a tanto point in tough materials. Your blade must have a handguard, not only to protect your hand if the other guy gets his knife into the fight, but also to prevent your hand from sliding down a blood-slickened handle to the blade. I demand a pointed pommel - you have to be able to score on defense. Handle texture is whatever feels best for you. Just make sure you can still maintain an effective fighting grip when it gets slick with blood. If you have the opportunity to test a few different knives, put some heavyweight motor oil on the hilt, then see how well you can continue to handle the blade.
|Drop Point - too small for duty, but a good sample|
A quick word about actual fights with knives and swords: What you see in most movies is just like the CQB you see in most movies - it's a movie. In a sword or knife fight when you hear the clanging of steel because blades are hitting blades at right angles, cutting edge hitting cutting edge, you know you are in fantasyland. When you block with a blade you do not try to cut the other guys blade - you intercept the path of his blade, you turn your blade so that contact is made along the spine of your blade (the back/backbone) - NOT the sharp edge. When you intercept, you redirect the energy, let the blade slide away, you do not seek to stop it abruptly. Blades break much easier than one may think. Practice using the spine of your knife to block and land your blows on the flat of the enemy's knife just above the hilt. It sucks to play defense in a knife fight, but make the most of it. (CQB note: If you are in a position and find yourself blocking a knife with the spine of your knife, you are probably in perfect position to put your elbow in his face.)
If you just aren't a tanto guy, the kukri is awfully hard to beat if you are headed into hardcore melee. It is big and well-suited for chopping. Primary Fighting Knife? Not in my book, because it isn't great for thrusting - but an awful lot of Gurkhas and dead Brits would disagree. A drop-point blade is a good middle-ground between the kukri and tanto - it is curved in a manner that suits those times you need to chop, has decent weight, at 9" it is ideal for penetration.
I'm not a dagger guy - but I do own the iconic Gerber MKII - because everyone needs at least one. ;)
Why the primer on knives? Because I can't write a single sentence worth reading about how to play a violin. But I know a bit about blades and fighting with them. The best advice I can give you about knife fighting - shoot that SOB.
I also have found that I am simply not satisfied with the knives available on the market - both production and custom. Don't get me wrong, there are outstanding production blades out there, and there are many custom bladesmiths who turn out magnificent Fighting Blades. But I can't find what I want. Even my Cold Steel can be improved.
Today most blades are 1/8 inch thick at the thickest point - hilt and base of the spine. Most blades taper as they go forward to the point. Gil Hibben has a monster out there, more machete than knife (and featured in the last Rambo flick), but as a chopper, I guarantee if you want to split a man's head right down the middle, the Hibben IV will do it. I think one of the Patriots I'd suit up to cover won one of the Hibben's at Brock's last PatCon. It isn't practical for most combat applications, it's too heavy, has no thrust capacity - but the bad boy has one asset that I want on my 12" Tanto - weight. Strength. The Hibben has a 1/4" spine. That weight and strength applied to my Cold Steel 12" design would make my perfect pair of Fighting Blades for my rig.
When I get set up in Idaho and find some shop time, I'm going to have to build my own set.
Choose your primary Fighting Knife carefully. You don't have to spend a fortune, but put enough money away to get the knife you want. In the upcoming North American Liberty Games, it will probably be called upon to save your life.
Posted by K at 11:16 PM
Putin decided to launch an ICBM, just for kicks. He doesn't mean anything by it. No worries.
It's a bluff.
Here's the story.
But don't bother reading it. You know, because all it'll take is an open letter to a mid-level petty bureaucratic functionary to really show 'em all who's boss.
Nietzsche was right. Man is something to be surpassed. I will add that Man is destined to destroy himself. The species is defective. Personally, I'm ready for it - this tedium is tedious.
Posted by K at 7:53 PM
**UPDATE** Susan Duclos is reporting that Europe's largest oil refinery - located in Tatarstan, Russia, is on fire. As Ms. Duclos concludes - if any proof ever comes to light that the US did it, knew about it, facilitated it, encouraged it, WWIII has begun. And as we all know in politics "proof" doesn't really matter usually...
The only rational move for America over Crimea is to keep our big honkin' noses out of Putin's grill, because the man will fuck us the fuck up. Sorry for the F-bombs, but sometimes they help make a point that needs to be made and understood 5 x 5.
Do not screw with his money. Do not screw with his trade. Do not screw with his Ego. And do NOT put ANY f'n .mil assets anywhere near the Black Sea as the WSJ is demanding.
He can hurt our economy at least as bad as we can hurt his.
He can screw with our trade (particularly via third-parties, he could certainly crash the European economy with nothing more than his phone and his pen, and turn the heat off - literally - for millions of people) almost as much as we can screw his.
His Ego is far more earned than the NPD Ego our POTUS possesses.
Putin is the real deal, he will go there. He will win.
And if we do anything with .mil - even a RIB with a USO chorus aboard entering the Black Sea - some part of this planet will glow a pretty shade of colors and turn to glass, and be uninhabitable for a long, long time. Count on it.
This is big-boy-pants stuff, folks. Whatever your thoughts or emotions regarding the people involved in the scrum centered at Maidan, this is simply not a fight for the USA, this is no time for Mutual Defense Agreements with nations we physically can not protect short of nuclear detonations.
...unless, of course, you somehow think WWIII can work to your personal benefit. Such as hiding trillions and trillions of wealth theft, and turning the USA Soviet Communist Red.
I am no fan of Vladimir Putin. You know my position on Communists - it's pretty clear. But make no mistake, he is an enemy with real power, an enemy you'd better f'n respect.
He deserves the same respect you would give a cobra you find sharing your daughter's crib...
Here's the PJB piece.
Posted by K at 3:54 PM
Gee, haven't seen anything like this here. How 'bout you Citadel guys? III Arms guys? What hooey! Hooey I say!
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.
Silly rabbits, just connect the dots and believe your lying eyes.
Oh, wait - here's my favorite: "Stop fussing, it's bad for us!"
Yep. Damned sure glad none of this sort of foul play was ever seen or tolerated in this-here part of the internet...
Silly rabbits, just connect the dots and believe your lying eyes.
Oh, wait - here's my favorite: "Stop fussing, it's bad for us!"
Yep. Damned sure glad none of this sort of foul play was ever seen or tolerated in this-here part of the internet...
Posted by K at 10:56 AM
Monday, March 3, 2014
The mayor of one of the most populous First World cities on the planet believes the State has the moral authority to take children from parents based on the political beliefs of the parents. A specific example of such radicalized parents who should have their children seized by the state: Parents who are against immigration.
It takes a village, you know.
Hillary 2016 - if there is actually an opening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
You will see this again. If we survive that long...
Here's the story.
Posted by K at 8:37 PM
IIIGear is a bit disconnected at the moment, as I warned folks it would be during the transition to Idaho. Since Holly and I have now decided to completely walk away from our DC home, we are forced to stick around longer than we want to get the house ready for sale, and all of our possessions to home in Idaho. I have been deliberately vague from time to time regarding our exact location - a few death threats from cowards who refuse to choose a time and place make such security necessary until I get Holly safely into the mountains.
Troy: Your Messenger Bag is en route. I'm waiting for the other items on your order to be routed back to me here in DC - then I'll get them right out to you. We'll throw an extra in for you, just for being so cool and patient.
Everyone else who has placed III Gear orders: Fortunately there are only about a dozen at the moment, most will be going out on Wednesday (we just got blasted with snow, or I'd do it tomorrow).
One item I am going to push tonight because it is important: Tactical Gloves. When you get into a CQB scrum and start putting your hands on people, you MUST protect your hands. If you have ever punched anyone in the face or head you KNOW your hand hurts the next day. If you are lucky, you won't break any bones that make weapons handling a nightmare for a few weeks.
I have extensively tested 2 Condor variations of Tactical Gloves, and I commend both to you. I have trained in these gloves - they hold up to the stress, they protect the important parts of your hands, and they fit well so your hands do not slip and slide inside the glove. If you already own good tactical gloves, you're covered.
If you do NOT own good Tactical Gloves, consider either set of Condor below. Just click either picture and you'll land on the IIIGear Condor page. Order by 3AM Eastern tonight and we'll get you into this order.
Future orders: H and I will not be able to process IIIGear orders once we hit the road in a few weeks. We have a few stops along the way, and the Studio is being remodeled by some great folks - so we'll open for classes soon after getting to town. If you are coming to the summer PatCom, you are free to come to the Studio for training - it sure beats the stones on the mountain.
Posted by K at 7:35 PM
US Intelligence was warned of every single detail unfolding on the world stage today.
50 years ago.
Anatoliy Golitsyn. If you haven't already digested this body of knowledge, you probably don't have time to begin now. The Final Phase is in gear. The Grey Terror Phase in America: Connecticut, Sandy Hook, WTC, 9/11, Gun Control, ObamaCare - I call them Sparklies, Mister Golitsyn called it "Grey Terror" and warned America's premiere counter-intelligence asset, James Jesus Angleton that what you and I are watching today would happen...exactly as we see it unfolding now. And because McCarthy was right, that USG was already filled with entrenched Communists, Golitsyn and Angleton were discredited and ignored and the US Intelligence Service was misdirected.
Ukraine and ChiCom's new protected air space and blue water naval development are related.
If you work in US Intelligence or .mil right now, I beg you: Study Golitsyn and Angleton for a solid week through the lens of events that are happening right now, in public, and with what you can see in private. You have the frame of reference to digest this information quickly. You are inside the machine. Your superiors that are political animals will not be your allies. If you are currently in US Intel or .mil - we need you, now. We can't defend ourselves at this level of play. I ask without an ounce of shame: We need your help now.
Here's the Drudge story regarding Sino-Russo "new" alliance.
Posted by K at 1:55 PM
Folks, The Daily Smug tends to have reliable information sooner than many outlets. I will not say they are to be taken as gospel - no single source should be, when possible. But this tidbit, if it proves accurate, will likely mean a nuclear First Strike against America. If you have read my blog for any time at all, you know I do not go for the sensational or "tinfoil" stuff, I don't do hyperbole, and I usually demand at least 2 reliable sources before I go with a story.
In this case I have partial triple-sourced confirmation (living in DC my entire life does have perks): It started with a ZeroHedge story yesterday - The USS George Bush (CVN 77), the centerpiece of US Navy Strike Force Two, (CSG-2), is headed into the Med (scheduled), and rumors (partially confirmed - enough to peg my WTF? Meter) suggest one of the greatest military blunders of all time may be shaping up - rumors are that CSG-2 may be ordered into the Black Sea.
A few of us have talked about the ever-present X-Factor, also known as Black Swan Events, over the last few days. Well, if this turns out to be true, it is one big f'n deal.
The Kremlin will not tolerate a US Carrier Battle Group in the Black Sea. They have had operational naval forces there since the 1700's - and they consider the Black Sea not simply private property - they consider the Black Sea inviolate when flexing military muscle, and absolutely essential to the very survival of Russia. If our Commander-in-Chief takes the decision to attempt to send CSG-2 into the Black Sea, it is time we all pray for the first military coup in Americans History and that some Admiral wearing an American uniform belays that order.
If POTUS orders CSG-2 into Russia's grill at this moment, there will be a nuclear war. And do not forget that to the Russian mind, a nuclear war with America is winnable, as they define a "win".
It is not time to shit the bed just yet. It is time to watch very, very carefully, to see what actually plays out.
It is also time to be ready to initiate any nuclear protocols you may have - on damned short notice. Good luck with that...
Here's the link. It is being picked up by more and more media even as I type.
Folks. we can win what is generally called a "Civil War" in America, rather easily I contend. But the moment foreign troops put real boots on the ground, you'd better know Russian or Mandarin, because that game will be over.
Posted by K at 3:04 AM
Crimea's pro-Kremlin government chief Sergiy Aksyonov -- installed in power Thursday after an armed raid on the region's government building and not recognised by Kiev -- immediately named Berezovsky as head of the peninsula's own independent navy.
I beg you, fellow Patriots, dig deep and into the darkest places you can reach into your Soul, and understand what forces are moving in the world. This drama is not simply some over-the-horizon Euro-Russo affair. What is happening right here in America is innately, inextricably part of the whole. You and your ideals and everyone, everything you hold dear is being hunted by true Evil.
This is not some cutesy fucking game where you write trifle and snarky letters to petty bureaucratic functionaries over the number of bullets you may or may not have in your magazine, or the physical shape of your rifle. And the currents of Evil run deeply and from places whence may surprise you - like US financing of activity in Ukraine, here.
Still think Communism isn't the main problem in America? Still think your Liberal neighbor simply has a "...legitimate difference of political opinion..."
You do not half-ass your response to Evil.
You kill it. You grind it mercilessly under your heel until it is dead.
Or, it will kill you.
Posted by K at 12:59 AM
Sunday, March 2, 2014
This is a topic I circle back to once in a while because it is the ideal example of "Examine the Premise" on the political field at the moment.
Most of you read that sign and agree that verifying who you are to vote should be a requirement.
But let me then ask: Why should you, born a freeman at Liberty under Natural Law in America, be required to show personal identification for any item in the "Yes" column?
When you bend knee to a premise, it becomes precedent. If you aren't careful, it becomes habit. Once it becomes inculcated as an expectation on a cultural level, you've got a real problem. The chains binding Americans are self imposed, folks. At least at this moment, the ability to be rid of these chains is simply a choice, and nothing more dramatic.
One day soon those chains will be too secure to escape.
Here's the question: What the fuck gives you the Right to demand I submit to your arbitrary rule of identification, or any other demand you pull from your arse?
When you finally understand and resist the premise, you'll begin to find your path to true freedom and Liberty.
Start with a small selection of the most powerful words in the world:
2) Fuck You
Posted by K at 8:29 PM
Defensive Training Group is one of those quiet sites that avoids the drama and simply offers fundamental knowledge that I consider to be essential.
The semi-circle trench pictured above immediately hits the brain as something only useful to the Fighter in the deep woods or rural AOs. But consider the parks in your suburban or city AO and what targets would present from such vantages. Perhaps simply at the end of your block to provide cover and concealment to help control who does, and does not, enter your neighborhood without challenge.
Here's the link. Please don't wait for we bloggers to link to DTG to visit - there is always good stuff to be found there. Make it a part of your daily routine. Then let your mind work on how to apply fundamentals to your particular circumstances. Consider the suburban LEO who has never been in the woods when you start doing basic earthworks for cover and concealment in your neighborhood, and the advantages for your Team.
(PS - you'll have to forgive the sentence structure of the title - it's an inside joke with a few people about a particular coffee mug with an attitude problem... ;)
Posted by K at 6:25 PM
How does one cover up the theft of trillions of wealth?
You simply start a war.
A big war.
Posted by K at 3:20 PM
...now would be a good time to remind you that the Soviet Union believed a nuclear war was winnable against the US if they struck first. Just read what JR Nyquist wrote more than a decade ago. Hmm...pay special attention to the part about factories - the factories that make the world's widgets are no longer on CONUS...
Oh, and who's Vlad got to counter his play? This guy...
There is a personal up-side for me at the moment: If the nukes fly, given my present location, I'll never know it...
And if you don't think Communism is a force in the world anymore, well, good night. Hey, tomorrow you can write another sternly-worded open letter on a Sparklie!
Posted by K at 12:39 AM
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I have asked rhetorically more than once: Got Phalanx?
If you have been watching Ukraine, I ask the same question again, this time not quite so philosophically.
In a scrum, as we have seen time and again in recent weeks, shield and sword (or club/knife/hammer) is a real-world skill you may find helpful.
Just watch the three videos from Ushanka (scroll down a bit, regarding the snipers) and consider the same at the corner of Elm and Oak...
Posted by K at 7:04 PM
How does Connecticut fit into the One Week concept? Will I be going to Connecticut if things get sporty (the odds of which are very near the absolute zero temperature point on the Fahrenheit scale)? Will I play the UW role in the rear and urge others to do so? Nope. While the Merry Leader wheezes and phlegms with one hand on the keyboard and the other where his junk should be, trying to start the civil war in America he has sought his entire life (from both sides of the aisle), perhaps an adult should assess the reality versus the fantasy for the Liberty Sphere. There is a reason only one blog in the Liberty Sphere is paying any attention at all to Connecticut - because it is simply another self-created masturbatory circle jerk by one man who loves to hear the sound of his own voice, and a few idiots who love to be in the middle of said circle-jerks.
Lest you think this is simply an anti-MBV post, let's start with just one fact that should be self-evident to anyone and everyone who claims to be a thinker: Those who mean to be Masters have absolutely ZERO intention of starting RevWarIII over 2A in a Blue State. Every wannabe Master wants and needs a Red State bubba to be the poster boy for the moral legitimacy of confiscation.
Heh, maybe they found one in Alabama...but that's another topic.
Here's the reality of Connecticut, and why real Thinkers are watching the Crimea and Ukraine (and Dear Leader's absence from NatSec meetings): Connecticut's law is clearly ex post facto. Connecticut clearly has a few stupid politicians, a few of whom talked themselves partially (Only partially - the other part was manufactured in Alabama) into a corner. The "Or else..." notion of Connecticut residents who failed to register being Storm Trooper'd will be shelved by a single Federal Judge (or state bureaucrat) somewhere, and the politicians will simply take all those "admitted felons" and put them on administrative lists so that when they next need to renew their tags, driver's license, professional license - whatevah - they will be denied until they are in compliance, they move out of state, or SCOTUS intervenes.
RevWarIII will not begin over 2A in Connecticut. If you truly think it will, please leave the gene pool without further delay. How am I so sure that no serious Patriot is taking the silliness in Connecticut seriously? How many guys have you seen gear up and get on the highway? If you are thinking the false drama in Connecticut matters, you are not thinking - worst of all, you are not thinking strategically or generationally. You are playing checkers...and losing.
Fuckin' Sparklies and Narcissists. I swear to fuck I don't know which is more dangerous to the republic - Communists or stupid people.
Posted by K at 5:04 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
...go find something Evil, and kill it.
I challenge anyone to dispute that such a mandate, initiated on D-Day and H-Hour, executed by teams of 2, 4 or more Patriots, in every state and Metropolitan area, would fail to grind the machine of tyranny to a halt. The animals may begin to consume one another - so what? And it is all a rhetorical and academic exercise, so...
No hierarchy required.
No secret squirrel games.
Kill Evil. Demand Liberty. ZERO malum in se.
Self Defense is the ultimate "Moral High Ground".
Posted by K at 11:30 PM
Master Jedi Zoomie has been hard at work.
I know at least 2 Patriots who take his work and print it onto labels, then post at interesting places around town - on both coasts. Now, I know you fine, upstanding Patriots would never do such a thing, especially on a courthouse door in the wee of the night...
This is from Brock's place, here.
Here's more Zoomie goodness.
Posted by K at 12:54 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
You want to know how America avoids a Red Dawn-esque civil war, correct? I know I do.
I enjoy spending time with my wife far too much to gratuitously jump into an American civil war, and I will not be taking her with me. So, I am highly motivated to let that asteroid miss Earth.
As many of you have figured out, I am walking us down a path to reveal how and why X and Y are important, and when, and what, et cetera. There is simply no way to lay out a working plan for how to avoid mass killings that far too many people feel are inevitable in our Homeland in a single post.
So, please read the column today as we dare explore how to defeat the Revolutionaries who have been undermining American ideals since the Federalists, through RevWarII, FDR, until now.
This was a discussion held at Concerned American's old place, and it is fundamental.
Hard Things: Part I - Counterforce Vs. Countervalue
Read it please, including the comments.
Posted by K at 12:16 PM
Monday, February 24, 2014
A simple M60 sling modification put together by JC Dodge at Mason Dixon Tactical, here.
If you are on the eastern seaboard, remember he provides a host of tactical classes in the mid-Atlantic area.
Posted by K at 12:42 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014
As we know from history, the forces of the State are always one of the most important factors in any potential revolution. Afterall, in most cases they have the guns and the revolutionaries have bricks.
America is different. Both sides have guns. Both sides are willing to use those guns - probably far more gratuitously than other governments and potential revolutions. Add to the fact that our Founders and Framers left us explicit written "permission" to go to those guns when our leaders rendered themselves obnoxious.
I have taken the position that American Counter-Revolutionaries - those of us who believe in Liberty - can incapacitate the ability for regime forces to fight AND neutralize the will of those armed forces of the regime to fight, in a week or less. Further, I have said it can be done with as few as 100 serious Patriots, though 400-600 would be ideal.
I have chosen to lay out this plan slowly so that readers can understand the nuances and take time to digest the risks and rewards. It is a very simple plan, yet with few moving parts. There is no need for secret-squirrel shenanigans. There is no need to meet that guy in the alley selling Stingers. There is no need to win hearts and minds of the indoctrinated masses - who will follow whoever is leading. There is no need to put your name on a .gov list for future use by remnants of Gestapo. We do not need a chain of command.
What is needed: Patriots with balls and the courage to stand up and say Fuck You - with more than just their mouths.
To date I have offered several incidents to study to lay the ground. We'll recap them and I'll add a new one. But remember this fundamental truth: Their is no King of the III. You will be operating without orders. And what are those standing orders? In the absence of standing orders, go find something Evil and kill it.
Study Material: Dorner. This one man shut down the second largest metropolitan area in America, made the entire collective police forces of SoCal shit the bed. Dorner's biggest problem (and one that works in our favor) is that he was not as good as he thought he was. With all of his advanced ninja .mil and LEO training, when he went rogue without the infrastructure and manpower he was used to having at his back, combined with his lack of off-the-books support elements, he went down. But make no mistake - Los Angeles was shut the fuck down by one man and thousands of Bad People were wetting their panties.
We concluded that if every man and woman with a gun and badge on the payroll of Bad People were suddenly absorbed into the ether (or otherwise convinced not to follow orders to point muzzles at Patriots) the entire system of governing by force would be over, immediately. No bureaucrat or politician is going to pick up a firearm and shut your kids lemonade stand down. They rely on the guys and gals with guns. Neuter the guys and gals with guns, you take the fangs and claws from the beast.
The next case I encouraged you to study in-depth was the Beltway Snipers. They shut down the DC area for weeks. They had every LEO working round-the-clock to find 2 guys. Civilians pumped their gas while ducking behind their cars or by, literally, driving 50 miles outside the DC area where Malvo had not been hunting. Study the actions and reactions.
My next task was that I sent you out to find me just one simple case where a bureaucrat or politician who went and did his own dirty work - like shutting down little Sally's lemonade stand. They always get armed men to do that work. And if no men are willing to do that work, the work will not get done. For the record, not one person was able to provide me with one single example of a bureaucrat shutting down a citizen without armed LEO at his shoulder.
Then, I asked you to refresh your memories regarding the Battle of Athens, Tennessee. Citizens armed up, geared up, and went to the Courthouse. The result - Bad People left.
Americans today can't have a rational discussion with our politicians and bureaucrats because they have men with guns, who will use them, to ensure that it is their mandate that wins at the end of the day.
Study assignment for tonight: The Los Angeles Riots. LEO couldn't handle the problem, and many of them took their uniforms off and went home. Study the acts and reactions.
History has shown that LEO and .mil will, at least in the beginning of any disturbance, pull triggers on the orders of bureaucrats and politicians. This will not change. The folks headed to DC on May 16 have the potential of being a modern Boston Massacre. Americans do not change regimes by mobs. Americans will unleash .223, .308 and .50 BMG garden hoses on thousands before they allow a mob to force a regime to resign.
What are a few other assumptions that are safe: America is too vast and under-staffed with LEO to cover everywhere at once. We know LEO goes to ground in the face of real danger (See LA Riots). We know that without LEO the bureaucrats and politicians are defenseless.
Rhetorical question: Do you have a 2-man Fire & Maneuver Team, right now? Do you have a 3-Man Team? Do you have a 4-Man Team? If you call a muster to go hard, how many will show up? This is rhetorical - don't answer me - answer yourself.
Think about these things. We'll talk more tomorrow.
Posted by K at 10:29 PM
|Ground & Pound|
In the graphic above there is absolutely NO REASON for the guy on his back to remain there - his enemy is giving him a free pass to escape, roll out and counter. But - that's his problem. I show my students how to get out of this mess most ricky tick.
I have posted a new video over at the CQB site, here. I have changed the password - if you are a member I'll email you the new one. If you aren't a member - why not? You practice with your rifle. your pistol, you practice getting out the door as quickly as possible. You should also practice how to react when that enemy is suddenly close enough to pull your knife from your belt and gut you with it.
The will be no reason when we meet up again, whether at Brock's PatCom or the Citadel for you to not have this stuff mastered - unless you aren't training.
Here's the link. I am charging only $8/month.
Posted by K at 2:08 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Enlarge this map and study it for a bit. A professor went through the history books and drew new state lines/boundaries had every secessionist movement in America were successful. I can't say that he included the Civil War in his factoring, but let's ignore that just for the sake of this discussion.
For my allies who are Secessionists, Anarchists and non Constitutionalists, would this map keep you in the Constitutional fold - predicated, of course, that every state adheres to the bare minimum of Natural Laws articulated in the Bill of Rights, and that each state defended her Citizens the way the Founders intended from the predations of FedGov.
In theory, this map would put like-minded groups together, governing themselves with no need to suffer the lowest common denominator or people they simply can not find agreement.
This is, of course, a discussion for after we win.
I would support such a United States of America under 2 conditions (the same 2 conditions I insist must be reformed today.) First: No state may impose any law that infringes the Natural Law of a Citizen. This means a Texan can walk to New York with his pistol on his hip and rifle on his back, and not be molested even once by .gov. Second: I would insist that each state relaim and use the Tenth Amendment, as intended, to beat the snot our of the Feds when they tried to get all touchy-feely.
This post is a slight diversion from my One Week series, as it considers the Aftermath, an Afrtermath that retains the Constitution.
I would also suggest that in order for this to work, lest any one delegation become too powerful (as we have today) Article I Section II be enforced diligently - 1 representative per 30,000 residents. As it stands today our representatives do not share my values or our rebukes - because majority rules. But if my Congressman was recruited from the men and women in my 'burb, you can bet they'd be a little more attentive.
Back to the beginning: Would you non-Constitutionalists give the above a real, legitimate chance under the premise I articulated - especially that FedGov keeps their hands off you. Don't get too hung up on where we should draw lines - they are merely markings on paper. The important point is that we not only Restore the Constitution - but make it safer and more secure for the Citizens.
Here's the link.
Posted by K at 6:45 PM