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Really outstanding article, thank you for writing it. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Never Underestimate the Bad Guys

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Great article and obviously makes us all ask the question: "What happened next?!?"

*side note: kicks feet up and waits for the usual suspects to storm in frothing at the mouth about WMD, artillery shells, etc. in Iraq.*

:D

3 days, 16 hours ago on Torture House and Kids Candy (Part 1)

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Great article! 

Courage knows no sex.

6 days, 20 hours ago on Uzra: A Mother’s Final Stand In Nuristan

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@Blake Miles @Jaycel Adkins A Pascal Wager is prudent. Good to see you and hope all is well. :)

1 week ago on Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun…

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The Danger of seeing only what you are looking for: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4

1 week ago on Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun…

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@joesig appreciate your comments, stay safe and well. 

1 week ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans

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@LadyHW @Jaycel Adkins @JHR @Waterborne Dubious of the crystal ball, will take with a quark of salt. Not my first prediction/revelation that I have read. 


1 week ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist

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@LadyHW @JHR @Jaycel Adkins @Waterborne I'm a simple baker. I just know what I read. 

1 week ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist

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@JHR @Waterborne 

In less than 3 weeks, a momentous intelligence tidbit will be revealed. At that moment in time- the future of many Countries will have to be considered and ISIL and other Jihadi's may be dealt with in a way we "Americans" have not normally conducted warfare.

Respect for the bold call with attached timeframe. We'll be listening and watching. 


1 week ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist

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@Waterborne Dude, do I need to search for those Marxists beheading videos on LiveLeak or WorldStarHipHop? ;)

1 week, 1 day ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist

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Signed up for the pre-order. Thank you for the heads up. 

Author's first camping trip ever is with a battalion of Gurkhas in Brunei? Woah. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Arc of the Ghurka: Book Review

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@JohnChristopher1 Busting out the Dante shoutout....well played Ser. Well played. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Txazz @LawyerHandle

The above story, according to the Lawyer of Johnson is complete BS. 

https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery/status/502181589624053761



1 week, 3 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Explains so much: 

When the ACLU asked officials in the town of Farmington, Missouri (less than a 90 minute drive from Ferguson) to provide a copy of training materials for its Special Response Team, which is roughly like a SWAT team, the town sent only a copy of a single article. The article warned that "preparations for attacks on American schools that will bring rivers of blood and staggering body counts are well underway in Islamic training camps," and went on to say that "because of our laws we can't depend on the military to help us ... By law, you the police officer are our Delta Force."

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6003239/police-militarization-in-ferguson

1 week, 3 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Y'all can keep your hooliganism, fleecing, whining, and make believe, I'm moving here: 

http://www.seasteading.org/?intro=close

:P

1 week, 3 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Waterborne Agree, there is a photo going around of this lady simply holding up a mirror in front of this riot cop, it's rough. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Kiyabear @Txazz @LadyHW Maybe he misspoke, like Dubya saying 'crusades.'


1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LadyHW @Jaycel Adkins @LawyerHandle That communists are still around. It's just...dude...move on...find a new hobby. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LadyHW @Jaycel Adkins @LawyerHandle I'm more baffled that these people exists than I am that Furries exist. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LadyHW @LawyerHandle About those outside parties...the Communist Party...I mean...seriously? 


http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43754_Oh_No!_the_Communists_Are_Mad_at_Me

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Kiyabear And neighbors are generous with handing out 'freeze pops.' :D


1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@JohnChristopher1 The 'white privilege' a dude has to roll with to have the presence of mind to be snarky (and kinda funny) to a waddling cop with a rifle...I can't help but applaud. So much win. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@JohnChristopher1 Pleatherface (love the name) comment is my favorite, thus far: The cop was later asked to write an essay on exemplary policing for the Washington Post.

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@JohnChristopher1 Do the 'Rules of Firearm Safety' simply not apply to cops? 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Great to see articles like this. Interesting stuff I probably wouldn't have read about else where, within the confines of my social circles. 

Can the NRCC bring that 'manliness' program stateside? ;)

1 week, 4 days ago on Non-Violent Unconventional Warfare

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@Txazz @LawyerHandle


I'm going to withhold judgment on this story, there is a telling difference between the linked story and it's source. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Allwet If the story about the witness story changing is true, then you are right, it's irrelevant. He isn't going to go to jail, period. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Txazz @Jaycel Adkins I think it's still possible, but you need level heads to work through it. Not fame seekers, racists, nihilists, anarchists, etc. etc. etc. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LadyHW Interesting that he leaves out the protestors and the LEO/National Guard. :/ This whole thing is a sh*t show. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Txazz @Jaycel Adkins It's frustrating, because I can see how it's still be viewed as a pseudo-execution. Certainly not enough to convict the officer in a court of law, reasonable doubt via the changed witness story plus phone video conversation? But to persuade the protestors that it wasn't an execution? Not really. 


1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Txazz That's interesting (if true) and jives with how things were shaking out, particularly that wittiness phone video conversation. Again, this would all be a mute point had the officer been wearing a camera or had a dash cam in his car. The autopsy report that was released by the family coheres with this account if true. 

Wilson told him to get out of the street. 

There was some form of altercation (which resulted in Wilson's injury). Here is where Brown tries to take Wilson's gun? 

Brown breaks contact (due to shot fired?). Nice way to get an assailant to break contact from your gun, pull the trigger? 

Wilson exits car and tells Brown to Freeze.

Brown turns around and rushes Wilson. 

Wilson fires. 

Question from Brown supporters: 

The killing shot is said to be the last two shoots fired into the top of Brown's head and face. Will the supporters view those last two shots as execution shots after they might claim Brown tried to surrender? 

Make sense?

1 week, 4 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@KineticFury @Jaycel Adkins @Txazz It appears that the suspect was betting that the cops would shot him and got what he wanted. 

The idea that I could get outwitted by a crazy deranged person isn't exactly something I would be keen on. 

My concern is that people are freely choosing to enter roles/scenarios where they will come into contact with non-compliant, dangerous, and/or armed individuals. And the only recourse they have is deploying lethal force. 

The cops I see have glocks AND taser guns. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@Txazz I saw that Alderman Antonio French was already on the scene. I initially dismissed it, but looks to be turning into something. Do these cops carry any less than lethal weapons, other than a baton? 


1 week, 5 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@YankeePapa @CTactical I think the fact that his parents are on television demanding to know why their 'child' is dead has something to do with it. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@majrod

On the cops side, why aren't at least trying to limit access to the area to residents?  It's done after tornadoes and hurricanes.  Well besides the knee jerk response of first amendment rights it may be portrayed as heavy handed or more "militarization".  Damned if you do and damned if you don't.


I think once the narrative of 'militarization' was set by LEO's response in opening days of this, die got cast. 


Honestly, when the cops last night were letting out ONLY journalists from the scene, i.e. not letting non-journalists leave the cordon, my mind went to dark places in regards to what is going to happen when the cameras get turned off and journos are gone from the area. 


Plus repeated demands to by LEO for journos to turn off cameras, cops refusing to wear IDs/say last names, lack of dashcams/wearable cameras on LEO*, etc. 


*Maybe its' an ignorant comment, but how LEO has $ for all that surplus military gear and don't bother to install dash cams in their vehicles is bizarre. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Great point. Recently read about a bombshell report about Ferguson that came from reporter, who was told by a girl, who heard it from a friend, whose husband was there. I'll wait and see on that one. 

1 week, 5 days ago on RUMINT and The Unreliability of Local Reporting In Iraq and Elsewhere

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@HonestBroker247 @CTactical A certain amount of 'same difference' is going around the internet these days. 

The protestors have the right to protest, getting called an insurgent for doing that is telling. 

2nd amendment people take note....

1 week, 5 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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Great post, Jack. Exactly what I was looking for when trying to understand how someone with experience in counter-insurgency would deal with the situation in Ferguson without giving the impression of equating the civil unrest in the States with the civil war in Iraq. 

One of the most interesting aspects of this entire episode has been the use of social media/online platforms: 

1. Twitter/Hashtag activism, which failed completely in the kidnapping in Nigeria situation. But here appears to have been the galvanizing force for various groups to take concrete actions from Times Square to the steps of the LAPD. 

This twitter photo by @jack (founder of Twitter, who has been on the scene multiple times during the curfews) is pretty telling: https://twitter.com/jack/status/501068627094040577/photo/1

2. Livestreaming: this has been the first event I have followed that has had 'independent/non-MSM' journalists using live streaming to report from Ferguson has events are taking place. 

3. Anonymous. The willingness/opportunism of this group/s to release a falsely identified person as the shooter was troubling. But I wonder if their presence had an effect on the unwillingness of law enforcement to identify themselves by last names, wear identification, etc. Which of course, further alienates the local community and feeds into the narrative of an us vs. them. 

Finally, I urge anyone who has read this article and is watching how Ferguson is playing out to imagine a similar scenario would play out in regards to Loren's recent article on a 'solution' to the border 'crisis' in Texas. This scenario with different sounding last names could easily happen. 



1 week, 6 days ago on Counter-Insurgency in Ferguson

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@LadyHW @Jaycel Adkins @Loren Schofield @Coriolanus The parameters of the scenario appear to be a bit more broad than just 'social media insurgency and agitation' to include how to not light matches in gas filled rooms. 

A 'Hearts and Minds' approach to the Ferguson scenario (which can very easily be replicated in the border areas with anyone who has a bit of an imagination) would make for a compelling article. 

Some interesting places to start: 

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/14/6002451/ferguson-police-militarization-seattle

There is an article that you google titled 'Veterans on Ferguson' as well. When I linked to it, it brought the entire twitter stream into my comment making it obnoxiously long. 


2 weeks, 3 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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TheAnonMessage releases name of police officer they claim shot Mike Brown. Threatens to release address, photos, 'full dox' if police do not respond. 

Thousands of retweets within first hour of release. 

Curious to see a 'part 3' about how to prevent this scenario playing out along the Texas border within the parameters of your 'solution.' 

@Loren Schofield 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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Philosophers have leveled up since the 1800s. :P

It's more about Anatol Rapoport and Daniel Dennett these days. 

Nice primer here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/28/daniel-dennett-rapoport-rules-criticism/

2 weeks, 4 days ago on How To Win An Argument

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HuffPOST is live blogging at the bottom of this article: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/michael-brown-shooting-unrest_n_5670377.html

Take note of use of twitter, vine ("SWAT pointing rifle at Alderman"), #Ferguson, etc. 

Social Media = No way to control the 'narrative.'

2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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Keep an eye on situation in St. Louis and be able to extrapolate similar scenarios playing out via 'Texan Round'ups.' 

Caute. 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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@HonestBroker247 Another flight of fancy, de-criminalization of drugs. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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@LadyHW @Jaycel Adkins The image of outsiders to orcs in Donovan's piece coupled with the photo above has me wincing a bit. But will sit back and watch what happens now. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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I re-read this after reading Jack Donovan's "Death to Urban Elves"….oh boy. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on A Green Beret’s Solution to Protecting the Southern Border Pt 2: TEXAS

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