Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The state of Western Civ.

Apparently Western Civilization is at the point where just the discovery of a head of state having attended a costume party in college will shake the country to it’s core.

This is what shakes us up now.

It’s gonna be FUN times when amateurs start dropping thermite bombs on our critical infrastructure using drones only slightly less sophisticated than these.

Thanks to Matt Bracken for passing that video along to us.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Remembering 9/11

I did not make a post this year for the 9/11 anniversary, as I usually do. Despite that, I did want to at least make a note and say that 9/11 is why I joined the Army, even if I waited until I was 24 to do it. I joined specifically to do two things, if nothing else. That was to join the intelligence community, and then go to Afghanistan.

I would have been happy to go to Iraq too, but I mainly joined to go to Afghanistan, and so I did. It may not have been the warzone it was in 2001, but when I went it still kind of the wild west, if you want to put it that way. I guess it always will be though. As of this writing, 17 US servicemen have died in Afghanistan this year, which is apparently the most in a year since 2014. I was in Afghanistan for OEF 13-14.

During the time I was there, during the missions I was on, we lost three men. I didn't know any of them particularly well myself. I was part of an intelligence HUMINT Collection Team (HCT) with 504th BfSB and assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment for a while during my deployment, and later was moved to a multi-function team (MFT) and reassigned to a group called "Task Force Black". We were frequently tasked to go out and perform whatever intelligence-related function a particular unit requested in RC South. Through this, we worked alongside Rangers from 3rd Battalion and men from 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), in addition to Navy Corpsmen and Air Force CI.

The three men who were killed on our missions were Specialist Cody Patterson and Sergeant Patrick Hawkins from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and Staff Sergeant Richard Vazquez of the 7th SF Group (Airborne).

Never forget.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

More soon.

I’m still here and writing will continue. Things have been extremely busy lately with a transition to a new Emergency Room job and wrapping up some household debts once and for all. My content will be back here soon, and will also be at American Partisan.

Thanks for being patient. In the meantime, here are a few of the pieces that are stirring my brain cells this morning:

CEOs write to Congress asking for gun control. No surprises here. But don’t worry, your boycotts aren’t going to work.

We live in an age of Insta-pseudo-profound bullshit. Image is more important than reality.

Viktor Orban is the kind of leader we need. He is who we wanted Trump to be.

Berkey Water Filters. Take your average pond scum and make it drinkable.

NCScout on building the scout team. This is how our fight will be fought.

“Swedish” rapper says blacks should shoot and enslave whites. He’s actually Nigerian though. If a rat is born in a horse stable, it doesn’t make it a horse. It’s still a rat.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Spotting and Assessing Human Sources of Information

 Originally posted by The Gray Man at American Partisan.

In a conflict environment, the guerrilla may still have to continue living and operating within society and conduct himself as a regular civilian at times. This is simply part of being a guerrilla, it's part of what differentiates a guerrilla from your basic battlefield combatant. It's the ability to not just "blend in", but to be a part of that society and environment.

With that said, the guerilla always needs to be thinking ahead, even when, especially when, he is functioning "normally" in his day-to-day civilian living routine. Part of that is always being keen to picking up intelligence and information useful to the guerrilla's cause. People you meet will sometimes have that information, and you'll need to know how to spot those people and further, how to assess whether or not they are useful as a source.

Prior to putting any time into source finding, you're going to need to figure out what you need to know. You need to find out what your "intelligence gaps" are. Go over the information you have about a particular area, decide what questions you'd like to answer and develop some "priority intelligence requirements" (PIRs). Once you have your PIRs, you can start finding ways to collect against those PIRs. The guerrilla is going to need to get good at collecting from human sources.
There is an assessment tool that goes by an acronym that will assist in figuring out the usefulness of potential human source. The word is "PAMSSA", or also "PA-MSSA". I'll go into some detail, as it can be useful to the guerrilla, since it can be a bit different for a soldier in a uniformed military.

The "P" stands for placement. If a potential source has placement, then it means they have a spacial or geographical position to the information you seek. A source can not help you gather information if they never have placement anywhere near the information. To use a simple example, suppose you would like to start gathering medical information about the patients in a local hospital. I don't really know why one would be interested in doing this, but it's a very simple fictional example for my purposes. Would your local garbage collector have placement in this case? The answer is not really. Even collecting the garbage from the hospital, from the loading docks, maybe he even occasionally has to enter the building, but he doesn't really have good placement. What about the housekeepers inside the hospital? Do they have placement? The answer is yes. They are in and out of the rooms and working among the patients on a regular basis. How about the nurses? Yes, of course. They have placement, possibly the best placement of the three.

The next step is "A" for access. Access means direct access to the information you seek. Go back to our hospital example. Now you'll see that the housekeepers who have decent placement do NOT have any sort of access, beyond perhaps remembering the faces of the patients they see. The nurses will have excellent access in this case. Are you starting to see what placement and access mean to finding a potential source of information? This is why the PA is often hyphenated and separated from the MSSA. You can't move forward on the PA-MSSA assessment tool if the person your assessing doesn't have adequate placement and access.

Moving on, we now must look at the potential source's motivation. This usually requires actually meeting and discussing with the source. You'll need to get an idea of what would motivate a source to willingly pass information to you. In Afghanistan, money was a big motivator for human sources, but that is often a major problem. Sources will always be willing to sell you information, and sometimes they're even willing to sell you false information. Other motivating factors that you'd rather see are a belief in whatever your cause is. If a source shares your beliefs and is interested in advancing your cause, that's a positive motivation. Maybe your source has been wronged by your enemy, or they're disgruntled about something and are driven to correct it. This isn't to say that money is always negative, since often a source considers a payment a sort of compensation for the risk they take when speaking with you. However, money as the sole motivating factor can often cause problems down the line. More on that below.

Next assessment step is suitability. When you're getting to know your potential source, you need to see if this person is even suitable to serve in this role. You need to look for some level of intelligence. If the person you're assessing isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, are they suitable? Do they even know anything about the information they're giving you? Are they impulsive? During their daily activities, are they going to do something stupid and get themselves in trouble, or even killed? Are they smart enough to do what I'm trying to get them to do, or to tell me? Or are they going to maintain good placement and access? Do they speak your language? Do they have any physical issues that hinder their ability to assist you? Are they emotionally stable? Mentally stable? You'll have to consider these things.

The next factor is susceptibility. This is consideration for how easily they will agree to work with you, or how easily they will agree to turn against you. A source with great placement and access is of no use if they're not willing to work with you and pass along the information you need, and even more dangerous is a source that will pass along information about you to your enemies. This topic can be greatly discussed once you get into the realm of witting and unwitting sources and the subject of elicitation. I mentioned above that I would say more on motivation. You'll have to keep in mind that having a good understanding of a source's motivation can help you overcome problems with susceptibility.

The final variable is accessibility. This questions the ease of access you have to the source. A source that you're unable to communicate with is useless. You'll need to assess how you will communicate with that source, how often, for how long, etc. This touches a bit on suitability as well. Does the source have the time and opportunity to contact you? Do they have multiple ways to communicate to you? Are they capable of using more complex means, like dead drops without screwing up? Are they too busy to meet with you regularly? One very important factor to look at is time sensitive information. Does your source have the ability to recognize important and/or time sensitive information (if not, they may not be suitable) and do they have the ability to get that information to you quickly and securely?

This source assessment tool is easily practiced in daily life. All you need to do is identify your intelligence requirement and start with placement and access, and work your way down the list. Be sure to reassess sources periodically. Develop communication plans with your contacts. Assess current sources for additional collection capabilities.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What's in your IFAK?

Whether you envision yourself to be an armed partisan, a minuteman, future freedom fighter or simply a prepared citizen, if you've got a fighting loadout, or anything of the sort, it needs to include an individual first-aid kit, or "IFAK". Your IFAK needs to be small enough to fit easily with your kit, preferably somewhere on or inside your load bearing equipment. I'll show you my own IFAK, and I encourage you to do some research and build one that fits your needs and your skillset.
When putting your kit together, please keep in mind the ABCs of airway, breathing and circulation. In the case of the IFAK, the airway and breathing tools are going to limited in most cases to little more than a naso-pharyngeal airway (NPA) inserted into the nose (specifically, one of your battle buddies inserting it into YOUR nose) and into the back of the throat. The circulation aspect is going to be covered by things like tourniquets and gauze bandages, as in, keeping the blood from circulating it's way out of your body.

Every IFAK is not going to be the same, but every IFAK does need to have a few of the same things at a minimum. Every kit needs to have some form of gauze bandages, another separate bandage capable of serving as a pressure dressing, and a robust tourniquet, preferably one that is commonly issued to military or police units, since they're designed to be quick and easy for someone to use under stress.

Below you'll see a picture of one of my own very simple IFAK kits opened up, this one assembled mostly from items I was issued when I was active duty, and from near "expired" items that were being thrown away by my former Army Reserve unit and the emergency room I currently work in. The pouch itself is an IFAK pouch and insert with NSN 8465-01-531-3647 and NSN 8465-01-531-3147 respectively. This pouch is MOLLE compatible and cheap to find online.
Inside I have a pack of regular gauze, a roll of medical tape, a pair of large nitrile gloves, a 28Fr NPA, a roll of "Coban" compression cling, a compression bandage for trauma dressings, some quick clotting gauze, and a "CAT” style tourniquet.

The medical tape is 3M brand "Durapore". In the ER we call this one the "fabric" tape, because it's made of a strong adhesive on some sort of silky fabric. It sticks very well and holds together, and if you write on it, it doesn’t wipe off or smear. Coban compression cling is excellent for pressure dressings on limbs. The packs of gauze wadded up under a Coban compression wrap is a great way of applying direct pressure.

I hope this helps you in your task of making an IFAK. If you don't have one, you need it. This kit cost me nothing, but the parts of it are cheap and easily found. Coban, gauze, tape, etc. is easily found in your local pharmacy and the NPA can be found online for less than $6 by searching "naso-pharyngeal airway for sale" on any non-Google engine. The tourniquet can be searched as well, and there are many under-$20 options available. A couple of websites I saw popping up in my searches while writing this were IsraeliFirstAid.com and EmergencySafetySupply.com. I haven't purchased anything at either site, but it looks like they've got what you need to build a nice little IFAK for yourself.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Do we have a nation anymore? What is a nation?

A quick Google search defines a nation as “a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory.” Oxford defines a nation as “a country considered as a group of people with the same language, culture and history, who live in a particular area under one government.” I tend to ignore many of Webster’s inputs due to the fact that they’ve been infiltrated by the politically correct Commissariat. Unsurprisingly, Webster’s definition focuses almost wholly on the role of government. You’re a “nation” because your government tells you so, according to the new age version of Webster.

Looking at these definitions, the relevant ones at least, you see a common theme related to culture, language and history. These aspects also lend themselves heavily to common descent (race and ethnicity), religious philosophy, a general socially accepted moral code, values, ethics and traditions. After all of that, we can focus lastly on matters of actual borders and whether our government systems serve us all equally, or rather, whether our government rules over us all in roughly the same manner and to roughly the same benefit or detriment.

In the United States do we, as a nation, have a culture anymore? A culture is defined as "the customs, arts, social institutions and achievements of a particular nation, people or other social group." I tend to focus on customs and achievements specifically, since the arts have always been a point of variance in America and social institutions have been co-opted and used to attack and punish certain groups, while lifting other groups with advantages doled out based on how "oppressed" and "marginalized" these groups "feel". As Americans, or as people living inside the geographic region that's called "America", is there any easily identifiable set of customs? I believe that we may be simply too watered down as the "melting pot" of the world to have any such set of norms. The problem here is that as the years have moved by, there is less and less encouragement for assimilation. In past eras, people have tended to abandon their old cultural norms that were anathema to being an "American", while keeping the ones that fall in line with that national psyche. That is no longer the case, and so we observe ever increasing levels of social strife and friction between groups of people who follow cultural norms that simply can not coexist. These groups, thanks to some of those before-mentioned social institutions, have no way to peaceably and voluntarily separate, rather they are forced together, and this is when the anger begins to rise. As far as the arts are concerned, try to count how many classically white, western characters in books and movies are now being replaced with foreigners or non-whites. The new 007 is a black woman. Yeah, that's the arts.

In the United States do we, as a nation, have a common language anymore? Although the US government conducts all business in English, and thirty-one of the fifty states have made English the official language of their respective states, the US government, strangely, has never deemed English the official language. There are some areas of the US where conducting routine business can be extremely difficult, or maybe even impossible, if you speak English only. Travel to Miami, Florida and see how well you get by without resorting to using Spanish. In Florida, you can't even go to college unless you have already taken foreign language classes in high school, or have enrolled in foreign language classes for college. Parts of Southern Texas have become like Miami. Parts of Minneapolis are swelling with Somali immigrants who speak mainly Somali and/or Arabic. Patterson, New Jersey has become (in)famous for it's large Palestinian Arab population. There are many more examples. Currently, English is certainly the most widely spoken language in the US, but the Migration Policy Institute stated in 2018 that 22% of the US population does not speak English at home.

In the United States do we, as a nation, have a shared history? Certainly the US itself has a history, but as academia becomes less focused on truths and more focused on revising it in a more politically correct light, the history books are becoming a manifesto of Communist propaganda, socialist ideas and anti-Western falsehoods. Christopher Columbus has been labeled a pedophile and a murderer, Lewis and Clark are a footnote to Sacajawea, Thomas Jefferson is more talked about for owning slaves than penning the Declaration of Independence and all anyone learns about Robert E. Lee anymore in that he was the "bad guy" in the Civil War. Our children are taught that Franklin Roosevelt was a hero, while the greatness of Calvin Coolidge is nearly erased from memory. Monuments are being torn down, murals are being painted over, books are being censored or entirely rewritten.

In the United States do we, as a nation, have a common descent? This is simply answered. Once upon a time most Americans could point to a certain generation in their family that had come here from somewhere else. My own family on my mother's side can be traced back to England and Germany, my father's side can be traced back to Ireland and France. But both sides of my family have branches that have been in the United States since the early 1700's. My story is not unique or even rare. But today, hordes of migrants illegally (does it even matter?) flood across what we refer to as our Southern Border. They come from Mexico, Central America and South America mostly, but there are also thousands arriving from Africa and the Middle East. These people largely are not here to become Americans and they largely care nothing for our history or culture. Many of them are unaccompanied military aged males and I believe they are here for nefarious reasons. There is no common descent among us and these millions of new arrivals.

In the United States do we, as a nation, share a generally compatible religious affiliation? Regardless of whatever social strife this tends to cause, simply viewing the doctrinal texts of the various religions that are in the US, especially those of Protestant Christianity and Islam, will show that these religious ideologies are incompatible at their most basic levels. Islam is likewise totally incompatible with Catholicism. Is Judaism even compatible with Christianity or Islam? For now, generally speaking, the main religious friction seems to occur between Muslims and non-Muslims, but even that is still rare. As the numbers of Islamic adherents in the US grows, expect this to change.

In the United States do we, as a nation, have a shared moral code? The Founders stated that in order to maintain a Constitutional Republic form of government, a People of high moral standing was required. As our media, academia, entertainment and retail industries have become more "progressive", I believe we have observed a steep decline in the moral fiber of this nation. At least 40% of our population condones (and fights hard for) the murder of unborn babies. There are school systems in California that have begun teaching that pedophilia is a legitimate sexual orientation. Every state in the US has an overburdened Department of Children and Families trying to find homes for unwanted children. Opiate addiction is a crisis. Wars are fought in perpetuity. 45% of the country adores and reveres a man who is well known for his sleazy behavior and lying, while another 45% adores and reveres his (defeated) opponent, a woman well known for her own illegal behavior and being an even more egregious liar herself. The other 10%? Well, who knows?

Does the United States of America even have a border to speak of? If a border is nothing more than an imaginary line drawn on a map with little effective real world physical barriers, is it a border at all? If there is no ability or willingness to defend the border from foreign invasion, even if the invasion is not from a uniformed military, then what good is a border at all? If there areas near the border become lawless due to constant back and forth crossing, then what good is it to exist at all?

Does the United States have a government that functions to our benefit? Or does it function to our detriment? Or to the benefit of some and the detriment of others? One only needs to read the paragraphs above to arrive at an accurate assumption, with little to no additional input. I mentioned earlier that our Founders, now labeled as nothing more than slave owning bigots by our revisionist history books, had said an effective, benevolent and just government required a people of high moral standing, intelligence and commonality. Do you believe that if what I've described above is true, that the people living in this land are capable of producing and maintaining a government that functions to the benefit of all, or even to a majority of it's citizenry?

In this writer's opinion, by the most commonly held definitions I can find, this land of ours, this place, can not be accurately referred to as a nation at all. What it can be called, I simply am not sure anymore. But I believe we will find out sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Imagine that.

“Imagine being a Republican voter who still believes the lie from the 1980’s that blacks and Hispanics are migrating to your party. Even if they were (they’re not), for every individual one that does, the GoP and Democrats are importing twenty more who will simply vote for whichever Democratic candidate promises to steal the most from whitey.”

-Me

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Honk.

Honk.

Have a good. I’ll try to come up with some material. Got some ideas. Until then, embrace the Honk World we live in.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

My current work in South Africa

Here is a test trailer for my current work in South Africa.
I am focusing on the deliberate genocide and murder of Afrikaners and white minorities in South Africa at the behest of the government.
However I am going to also include that the violence and disorder that the government is allowing to function also causes murder and pain for non whites and the native black population as well.
It has been a slow process being I have had zero backing and I am waiting on some musicians to finish the music for it.
I will be returning to South Africa in November to continue filming and aiding the communities facing violence.
link to the video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMQjg6StPrU&feature=youtu.be
link to my crowd funding account. - https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19881022

Monday, June 24, 2019

Jerry Miculek on recoil control.

The best speed shooter in the world, Jerry Miculek, teaching recoil control.

Pay special attention to angling your elbows outward and locking your wrists so that when the unavoidable recoil happens, it just sort of vibrates the whole arm rather than forcing the elbows or wrists to “break” and bend upward. As you work to compensate when your elbows or wrists bend, you’ll not only have a lot of up and down movement, but you’ll end up with a lot of side to side movement.

So lock those wrists and point those elbows out like he says.