To begin with, I'd like to apologize to readers, for not posting a typical training/organizational related article here tonight. I worked a longer than normal day, and have been fighting a raging headache all day that neither copious amounts of water imbibed, several 1000mg doses of Tylenol, and even a good supper of Chinese food seems to want to cure. I'm guessing my cervical spine is out of alignment and needs to be adjusted, so I may have to simply gut it out until I can make it to the chiropractor in a couple of weeks. C'est la vie.
To begin, let's face reality. There is a strong core of belief outside of the political right, that most of us of the “survivalist/preparedness” culture, at some level, are all racist, and anti-Semitic, specifically. I know ArcticPatriot has been accused of this recently. I don't personally know AP. I've traded emails with him a couple of times, we seem to share some common beliefs. That's it. This is not directed at AP, nor at those who have accused him of anti-Semitism. This is MY personal statement on the subject.
You would be hard-pressed to find a more ardent supporter of the state of Israel than myself. I'm possibly the most pro-Israel, non-Jew I've ever met. I support the continued existance of the state of Israel, unquestionably, and 100%. Not because they are God's Chosen People (I'm entirely too agnostic to buy into that), but because I believe that every culture has the right to a homeland, assuming they can hold it. The Israelis, sent to an undesired chunk of rocky desert, managed to carve a nation out of it, while surrounded on all sides by blood-oath enemies. They have held it since, despite the best efforts of the enemies who surround them on three sides, to shove them into the ocean. Big brass balls and the willingness to fight for what you hold dear means a lot to me. The Islamist nations that surround and hate Israel try and leverage the Palestinian issue, falsely. Israel does not hate Palestinians. Palestinians have not managed to let it sink in that they are being used, by those with ulterior motives, who hold no concern for Palestine, other than as a tool to rid the region of the Israelis.
I am 100% convinced, based on significant amounts of time spent in Muslim cultural centers, and in face-to-face conversations with Muslims of various social classes, that the return of the Caliphate, and its global advancement, is a serious goal of a large percentage of Muslims, including many so-called “moderates.” I know that Muslims throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, despise the Israelis, and want to see them driven into the sea.
I've noted it in this blog before, but I'll reiterate: I abhor Islam. Nevertheless, I recognize, and respect, the natural human right of any person to worship God in whatever manner suits them—as long as that worship does not negatively impact the religious freedoms or other human rights of anyone else. So, in the Middle East, I support Israel. I always have and I always will.
Lest anyone mistake me for an anti-Semite, let me reiterate: I support the national sovereignty and survival of the state of Israel (Hell, I've dated Jewish girls, and was even engaged to one, once upon a time. Pin an anti-Semite tag on THAT one...). I would personally go, without a moment's hesitation, and put on the uniform of the IDF, to help protect Israel from aggressive action, if I thought it necessary to help ensure the nation's survival.
All of that having been said, our rapidly impending, and apparently unavoidable invasion of Iran, and the subsequent counter-insurgency we are going to embroiled in, just like the one we just left in Iraq, is stupid. I genuinely believe it is intended not to secure peace in the Middle East (good luck with that fucking pipe dream!), but to provide ammunition to further tighten the chokehold of the police-state here in the United States, that we are currently beginning to suffer under.
Let's look at historical fact. If the Israelis genuinely believe that Iran poses a clear and present danger to the security of the Jewish state, they are more than capable of pre-emptively ending that threat, with no direct help from the United States government. They've done it before, on more than once occasion.
The current claim is that Iran is less than one year away from the completion of a functional nuclear weapon. That's been the claim for well over half a decade! I put that into the same category as using Hussein's WMDs as an excuse to legitimize the invasion of Iraq (i.e. it's a load of horse-shit).
Now, if the Iranians were massing tactical forces and saying, “We're going to invade Israel and shove the Jews into the ocean?” If one of their other Islamist neighbors decide to actually attack Israel? I would, at that point, support direct American military intervention to help defend the state and people of Israel. I view Israel as the little brother of the United States, on a geo-political scale. If someone attacked my younger brother (my brother is a currently serving SOF service member with numerous multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan; he's probably capable of taking care of himself), I can assure you, I'd go after them, in his support. However, if he got his ass kicked, because he was talking out his ass, libeling someone with no evidence to support his accusations? I'd consider the ass-kicking to be a lesson he had coming. I'd chalk it up as a learning experience for him.
The IAEA claims that Iran is less than a year from possession of a functional nuclear weapon? They've been saying the exact same thing for a MINIMUM of five years, and it's been suggested for longer than that. I put it in the same category as Hussein's possession of WMDs to legitimize the invasion of Iraq. In other words, a load of horseshit.
Now, if someone actually invades Israel? Or says, “We're going to invade Israel?” I would support American military intervention in that case, 100% and then some. In MY eyes, it is no different than if someone attacked or said they were getting ready to attack, my younger brother (My younger brother is a currently serving SOF service member. He's probably capable of taking care of himself. I'd still go after someone for threatening or attacking him). However, just like if my younger brother picked a fight, for no legitimate reason, and subsequently got his ass kicked, I would chalk it up as a learning experience.
I will not support the invasion of a sovereign nation, simply because the leaders of that country are a bunch of idiots who think it makes them look tough to talk smack to the biggest, baddest bully on the block (The U.S. Not Israel).
As I mentioned, this post is apropos of nothing, but the subject has been on my mind all day, considering the announcement today of the President's Executive Order declaring a National Emergency in regards to the “threat” Iran poses to the United States' economy and “national security.”
I would like to point out however that, regardless of our disagreement in many areas, there are too few of us in this nation who are aware of the games being played on us. We cannot afford to let misconceptions and misperceptions tear us asunder. The only way a resistance can hope to successfully function, is to put aside our differences in the interest of the common cause. If you are an anti-Semite (besides being a dumbass; I've yet to meet an anti-Semite who even knew any Jewish people to base their prejudices on), keep it to yourself. If you are racist against blacks, hispanics, asians, or fucking Martians, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF!!! Do not, A) drive a wedge between yourself and potential allies, or B) provide the statists with any sort of ammunition to help them wage their PSYOPs campaign on the public against us. People are people. Gross generalizations about a group of people (all gun owners have penis envy, and want to go on a rampage killing babies!), is fucking retarded. I have family members whom I adore, who are married to, or descended from all of the above racial and/or ethnic groups. I would fight and kill for them, just like I would for my wife and children.
If you watch some of the videos on YouTube of drills taught at different tactical shooting courses, you can come across some weird, acrobatic shit. It's just that—shit. The thing you have to consider (and this is one reason I have no interest in running a “school”) is that these guys want to make a living. They have a limited number of people who are potential students. The best customer for a tactical shooting school is a repeat customer. They HAVE to come up with “new,” novel ways of teaching you to do shit, just to keep you coming back.
If you are preparing for potential future hostilities, beyond home- or personal-defense (i.e. if you're preparing for the possible need for future armed resistance), you need to answer two very critical questions, right the fuck now:
- Next time you're at a stop light, look at the vehicle two cars in front of you. Imagine it was a member of the regime security forces. Could you, with no warning to the driver of that vehicle, lean out your car door and put two to three rounds in the back of his head, instantly, without remorse or doubt, then drive away as if nothing untoward had happened? There is a vast chasm of difference between shooting a home-invader, during the heat of a fight in your own home, and calmly shooting someone in the back of the head, in cold-blood, with no warning.
- If you do decide you could do that, what do you think the necessary catalyst would be that would drive you to being able to justify that action to yourself?
Alright, my rant is over. I promise to return to your regularly scheduled programming post-haste. Right now though? My head hurts. I'm going to bed. Good-night.
Somewhere in the mountains