Learning from Insurgent Tactics: The Vehicle as a Weapon

From the Archives, 2015

Armored Van used in Attack on Dallas PD 6/13

Armored Van used in Attack on Dallas PD 6/13. Bought on Ebay for $8K

The attack on Dallas PD this past Saturday by a man in an armored van represents a variation on a tactic that has not been seen since the DC Sniper Murders in 2002, where a man and his young accomplice, using a Chevy Caprice sedan and turning the trunk into a “mobile” sniper hide, killed 10 people and critically wounded three others. The two concepts, an Armored Wagon or Van and the Mobile Sniper Hide, have at their core, basically the same concept: To Use a vehicle as a platform for a shooter or shooters to engage civilians and law enforcement, attempting to kill as many as possible. The differences lay in HOW these methods are applied.

The Mobile Sniper Hide (MSH) is a covert weapon, meaning it’s strength lies in NOT being detected, as the shooter engages targets both quietly and quickly as possible, keeping the location of the shooter (and shot) both hid (in the DC Sniper Case, by shooting from the car’s trunk through a small hole). The Armored Wagon on the other hand, OVERTLY engages targets (through gun ports), purposely drawing fire as it rolls on, ie like the Dallas PD attack recently.

The critical keys to remember if the AV concept is to work effectively, is that the engine block must be further bullet proofed (a .50 Caliber round took out the engine block) the tires must be run flats and reserve fuel bladders added.  If the engine or tires get disabled, or you run out of gas at a critical juncture, you are no longer mobile and have no egress options available; you are dead in the water, literally.

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As far as the two concepts go, the Mobile Sniper Hide is a much more effective tool for the lone or small unit of of Guerilla fighters who live in a civilian population that is not controlled by military forces. Less attention is drawn to the vehicle as a whole, making it easier to hit and run (in reference to the One Shot Sniper Method discussed in the book Fry the Brain by John West.)

If history is studied, armored vans (or improvised fighting vehicles) work well in WAR zones, where both the VOLUME of fire coming OUT of the vehicle and the expectation of SUPPORT (from other vehicles and infantry) can be expected to be large. The downside of course is ANTITank and Vehicle weapons such as Mines, IED’s, RPG’s, Javelins and Grenade Launchers. The evolution of the IFV is an interesting study for the CO. Although I typically steer away from Wiki-Pedia, their entry on this subject is quite extensive and for the most part, correct. Read it HERE.

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Another element of the insurgents use of vehicles to achieve a desired aim can be seen currently with the situation in Iraq where a large number of American Humvees that had been given to the Iraqi Security Forces were stolen by ISIS and turned into VBIED’s (Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Devices). Read that story HERE

VBIED’s (or car bombs) have been a technique that has seen widespread use by insurgents and terrorist alike. Some of the worst attacks (as far a total number killed) have occurred on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, if you ask any American with a sense of history, they will tell you by far, the two attacks that are seared into their memory are The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, both car bomb attacks.

In 2010, a car bomb was detected and diffused in New York’s Times Square, thanks to some street vendors who were paying attention. Just another example of why AWARENESS is our first and primary weapon in self-defense.

 

Bibliography and Suggested Reading

  • Fry the Brain by John West

  • Buda’s Wagon by Mike Davis

  • Bandit Country by Toby Harnden

  • Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

An Examination of the New Violent Left in America

 

Since Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 and the left-tards started throwing public temper tantrums akin to five year-old’s who do not get their way, the general consensus in the Conservative Patriot Community was “What do we really have to fear from a group of people with purple hair who don’t even know which bathroom to use?” But recent tragic events at the ICE Detention Center in Washington State requires all of us to prudently re-evaluate the REALISTIC THREAT LEVEL these people and their organizations really pose.

Sun Tzu tells us in The Art of War that in order to be victorious against an enemy, we must “Know the enemy as we know ourselves.” So in keeping with that wisdom, let us briefly outline the birth of radical left-wing militancy in the United States.

In the book Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, The FBI and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence, by Bryan Burrough, several militant left-wing so-called “revolutionary” or urban-guerilla groups were discussed including: The Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) (Who kidnapped heriess Patty Hearst) Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional or Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), The United Freedom Front, The Black Liberation Army (BLA) and The Mutulu Shakur Group or “The Family.”

Although it is beyond the scope of this article to go into any real analytical depth on any one particular group regarding their history, tactics and strategies, I do want to briefly discuss The Weather Underground. Simply because they share many characteristics with ANTIFA and their affiliates. The most obvious being their willingness to attack U.S. Government installations. But the most notable is the name of the group ICE Detention Center terrorist and really bad songwriter, Willem Van Spronsen (pictured above) was a member: The Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club. A name influenced from the latter history of The Weather Underground.

When the Weather Underground split up in 1976, several members (including Barrack Hussein Obama mentor Bill Ayers) decided to start a “publishing arm” called the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, also called “The John Brown Book Club” by core members. It is no coincidence then that the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club shares the same name as this notorious organization of domestic terrorist and criminals. The difference being the word “Book” has been replaced with “Gun.” Read into that what you will dear readers.

In the following three paragraphs I have listed three common-core traits that all of these groups share so we can better understand their motivations and beliefs and how those influenced modern day groups like The John Brown Gun Club, ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the Democratic Socialist of America.

Social Justice Warriors 

We have all heard this term time and time again in the main stream media, but the real genesis of the word comes from counter-culture peaceful protest groups that began in the 1960’s and who eventually morphed into the urban-guerilla/domestic terrorist groups of the 1970’s. These groups are characterized mainly by marxist/socialist utopian fantasies rooted in anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist sentiment. Currently third and fourth wave feminist organizations like One Billion Rising and Reclaim the Night along with movements such as #METOO have joined in with the SJW movement and phrases such as “Toxic Masculinity”, “Evils of a Patriarchal System” and “Misogynistic Mentality”are now common place in their rhetoric.

Revolutionary Violence Justified

To see the origins of left-wing violence in America one has to go further back to the 1920’s and 30’s when the Communist Party was beginning to gain traction in America via the Labor movement. Violence and subversion were seen as necessary evils to advance the cause of communism, with the Russian Revolution of 1917 as a shining example of what could be accomplished when comrades banded together for a common goal. During the Depression era we saw humanity at it’s most vulnerable and weakest. It was at this time that the Communist Party bolstered it’s membership ranks into the tens of thousands by exploiting peoples hardships by blaming all of society’s ills on the “Capitalist” Industrialist system. Sound familiar? Fast forward to the 1970’s where groups like The Weather Underground, the FALN and the BLA claimed responsibility for over 2,500 bombings in an eighteen month period between 1971 and 1972. These bombings (in which less than 1% accounted for any fatalities) were always followed by some type of public statement that denounced the “evils of the capitalist system” of Democratic government. Again, sound familiar? Yes, nothing really ever changes with these folks.

Use of Propaganda via Main Stream Media (MSM)

These groups were very adept at using various forms of propaganda to further their cause. In the 1960’s, with the advent of television news at it’s zenith, public protest became a very popular way for these groups to get publicity and notoriety. In the 1970’s it was standard operating procedure for groups like The Weather Underground and the FALN to issue “communiques” after their bombings which more often than not acted as “exploding press releases.” These messages always denouncing some form of the “American capitalist condition.” Fast forward to today with the heavily biased leftist media enclaves like CNN and MSNBC giving these groups validity and publicity with biased anchors supporting their violent actions. While at the same time social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are obvious allies bolstering the leftist ranks. It can be said without exaggeration then that the left has the upper hand when it comes to “controlling the narrative” with their propaganda. While at the same time silencing the opposition’s viewpoint via censorship and false labels like “hate speech” and “racist.”

So after seeing the common traits these organizations have always had regardless of the time period in which they operate, what is the bottom line as far as violence goes with today’s left-wing groups? It can be said with some certainty after perusing the websites of some of the leftist groups in operation today, that VIOLENCE is certainly on the menu and is being prepared for with VIGOR.

For the DIY type of 21st century leftist revolutionary, there is the aptly named “Warrior Up” website which by it’s own description has “Techniques for sabotaging capitalist infrastructure and extractive industries.”  For those of us old enough to remember when you could buy a copy of the Poor Man’s James Bond via mail order for $5.00, in comparison, websites like these are pitiful substitutes to be honest.

To get a sense of where the average leftist is at regarding violence, there is this overly biased article from the Guardian.  In which members of the the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club stated that they were willing to be armed and get violent if need be to “Provide Security and Protect themselves from Right Wing Aggression.” This is classic deflection (blame) rhetoric. Since in most every video I can find of ANTIFA, it is THESE morons that start the fights, not the Trump Supporters or “Right Wing” groups.

The PSJBGC go on to clearly state on their website that they believe in “ACTIVE RESISTANCE” and that they train in Defense which includes the right to own, carry, and train with tactically useful rifles, pistols, and body armor. Not sure what “tactically useful” means here, but it is clear, at least to me, that they are trying to be better organized and sound more martially active or “warlike” if you will than other groups you typically find in this ilk which look and sound downright effeminate and weak.

In closing, it would behoove all of us in the Conservative and Patriot communities to keep an eye on these folks. While most of the rhetoric I found was mostly defensive in nature, there is no doubt these groups are attempting to take a harder edge, get better organized and talk and train more like their Conservative enemies. There is no doubt, at least in my mind, there will be more attacks like the one on the ICE Detention Center and as the 2020 Presidential debates and election approaches, more attacks on Conservatives and Trump supporters as well.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

References:

https://vdare.com/letters/another-charlottesville-survivor-reports-being-menaced-by-antifa-gunmen-during-the-riot

https://vdare.com/posts/faith-goldy-antifa-terrorism-the-coming-civil-war

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/22/if-others-have-rifles-well-have-rifles-why-leftist-groups-are-taking-up-arms

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/fact-checking-on-the-news-antifa-is-arming-themselves

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/threats-to-our-nation-come-not-from-russia-or-china-but-radical-elements-right-here

https://www.conservapedia.com/Left-wing_violence_in_the_Trump_era

https://www.peoplesworld.org/

https://psjbgc.org/

https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/weather-underground-bombings

https://hcsblogdotorg.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/subversion-101/

Political Islam

Political Islam: A Real Threat To The West (Part 1)

 

Political Islam: A Real Threat To The West (Part 2)

 

I strongly recommend you guys read both article and take the time to follow the links provided in each article. Both articles are well written and present an alarming case that is unfolding RIGHT NOW all across the Globe.

Stand Up to the Rising Ride!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

 

Muslim Attack on Australian Picnic Train: 1915 at Broken Hill

Muslim Attack on Australian Picnic Train: 1915 at Broken Hill

An obscure page of WW1 History that continues to prove that islam is not a “Religion of Peace” but rather a Societal Philosophy of Terror and Mayhem against innocent people and an obvious threat to Christian Western Civilization that must be rooted out.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Another Sad Example of that Worthless Govt. Agency called the F.B.I.

I am telling you now folks, if you need anymore proof these Federal buffoons are here to “protect” you, wake up! Law Enforcement in general is NOT your Protector, take charge of your own Personal Security!

 

 

FBI Refused to Charge Islamist Teen, Then Monday He Killed a Child, Stabbed 2 Others

 

A self-proclaimed ISIS sympathizer accused of stabbing three people, one fatally, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was already being investigated by the FBI and local police before his attack.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the FBI was in the process of “discussing pending federal criminal charges” against him one week before the stabbing.

Corey Johnson, 17, was arrested Monday for stabbing three people during a birthday party sleepover. He killed 13-year-old Jovanni Sierra and seriously wounded Elaine Simon, 43, and her 13-year-old son, Dane Bancroft.

Read the Remainder at Western Journal