Guerrilla Logistics

For someone looking for a role in the resistance auxiliary they might consider logistics. Undoubtedly logistics will be the difference between victory and failure of any guerrilla campaign. For supporters of the movement not able to physically fight, participation in the logistical chain would fulfill a vital and necessary role. What would be some the…

Guerrilla Logistics By Sig357 — American Partisan

The Surveillance State: Shot-Spotter

From the Archives, 2016

With the proverbial ice cream turning to shit across this Nation, and Urban Warfare (ie Street Fighting) about to become a SOLID reality, I thought it relevant to review some of Big Brother’s CRIME FIGHTING (or Counter-Insurgency) toys so we all can all plan accordingly.

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LISTENING FOR GUNSHOTS

With City, State and Federal Governments now outsourcing AUDIO surveillance to companies like this, it does not take too vivid an imagination to understand the next step in the TOTAL Surveillance plan which is recording your conversations in public.

And just think: This technology and the companies that exist because of it all started with the simple premise of keeping you SAFE through “Counter-Terrorism” and the Patriot Act when in truth “anti-crime” and “counter-terrorism” are just $5 dollar fear words so the Government Gangsters can justify spending hundreds of Millions in preparing for civil unrest and martial law they know are coming.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

RHODESIAN COIN TACTICS

Excellent piece on Counter-Insurgency Tactics.

As a follow-up I recommend reading up on the British vs. The Chinese Communist in Malaya in 1948 aka “The War of the Running Dogs.”

Weapons and Warfare

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While the Rhodesian forces never really developed a successful antidote to the guerrillas’ mobilization of the masses, they displayed consummate skill in defeating the guerrillas in combat. Even low-calibre units such as the Police Field Reserve could easily repel guerrilla attacks, though the insurgents tended to be more aggressive against units such as Guard Force and Internal Affairs.

In the years 1966-72, guerrilla activity, no matter how small the group, would invite the full attention of regular units and the Rhodesian Air Force. Insurgents were rapidly followed up by helicopter-borne patrols, and if they failed to re-cross the frontier were almost invariably hunted down. But from 1972 both the size and geographical spread of guerrilla incursions rapidly expanded. From 1976 every area of the country became affected by guerrilla operations. There were simply not enough well-trained Rhodesian soldiers to cover all the ground, and as increasing reliance was put on…

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Future Warfare: 21st Century DIY Insurgency

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It started innocuously enough. The prime minister-for-life never missed the annual “Liberation Day” parade. With the drums and platoons thundering, nobody noticed as the quadcopter, barely larger than a sparrow, floated down toward the dais, its faint whirr drowned out by the industrial machinery rolling by in formation.

It was at once a child’s birthday present and the summation of millennia of military science. A flying machine postulated long ago by Michelangelo, now equipped with a vial of biological toxin, a GPS chip, microprocessors, and facial recognition software.

The attackers had uploaded the prime minister’s face to the quadcopter’s onboard processor, given it a rough search grid where they expected the target to be located, and then let it loose. The drone found its target, quickly zoomed within a few inches of the man’s face, deployed its payload, and self-destructed. The prime minister and his coterie were dead within the hour.

His remaining lieutenants were at each other’s throats by the end of the day. Their respective clans lobbed accusations at one another on social media, live-streamed protests, and employed smartphone-wielding teenagers as spotters.

By week’s end the country was awash in blood, thrown into a full-scale civil war. Community centers equipped by aid organizations with 3D printers quickly turned into weapons-printing armories. An enterprising college student, sent away to the University of London by her urban middle-class parents, translated a copy of the U.S. Army’s Ranger Handbook into the local dialect and uploaded it to a well-known file-sharing website clandestinely built by locals on top of Wikipedia.

Read the Remainder at War on the Rocks

IED Awareness: The Blast Zone

(Note: This is a companion piece to the article I re-posted titled IED Awareness for First Responders and Civilians.)

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In this companion piece to my previous article, IED Awareness for First Responders, I cover the basics of what every first responder should know about the area around a bomb which is affected by the blast. This area is known as the blast zone.

Many are only mistakenly concerned about shrapnel, those small, solid bits and pieces of a bomb, which radiate out from the epicenter of a blast, that can kill and maim. However, there is far more to be concerned with. Many injuries and deaths associated with bombings are a result of other forces within the blast zone. Certainly, shrapnel is of great concern, as it can travel great distances at very high velocity. But one must also consider other forces within the blast zone, namely heat and over-pressure.

One characteristic behind explosives is that they instantly release great amounts of energy. Physics tells us any time that happens; a vast amount ofheat is generated and radiates outward from the blast. This is why detonation is always accompanied by a flash of light, the telltale sign of rapid energy release. The heat from this energy release can reach over one thousand degrees, and can cause severe injury and death to anybody within the blast zone. A secondary effect from such blasts is the ignition of flammable material in the area. So, first responders are not only immediately concerned with the injured, they must often contend with controlling resultant fires.

An example of heat released in the form of light. The shock wave is visible as a semi-transparent outline around the resultant light.

 

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