5 Good Shows on Netflix Right Now Any Civilian Operator Would Like

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Narcos (Seasons 1 and 2)

If you like historical crime flicks, definitely check this series out. It is by far one of the BEST series ever done on the complete story of Pablo Escobar. It not only tells the story/legend of Escobar himself, but it also tells the story of the DEA and other Alphabet agencies who chased him down and eventually helped help kill him. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now.

Marco Polo (Seasons 1 and 2)

I have talked about this excellent Historical series before, but since finishing Season 2,  I wanted to re-iterate how good it really is. The story of Genghis and Kublai Khan is a fascinating one simply because most historians tend to ignore how important they really were in European and Asian History. Lest we not forget, the Mongols conquered the then Chinese Song Dynasty and Kublai became Emperor of all China! The series is jam packed with action and wonderful plots and sub-plots. I will say the First Season was much more enjoyable and flowed easier than the Second, but still overall it is a great series for the History lover.

Defiance

The Bielski Otriad (Partisan Group) and the 1,200 strong Jewish Community they helped create represents one of the most amazing and inspiring true stories of World War II and the Holocaust. It is also a great study in the practical applications of Guerilla/Partisan Warfare and Off-the-Grid Survival for a very large group of people. Great acting throughout with Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber anchoring their roles like a boss.

Cartel Land

If you don’t watch anymore Documentaries the rest of the year, make sure you watch this one! Cartel land will open your eyes to the WAR that is raging both on our Southern Border and in Mexico against the Drug cartels. It shows the amazing lengths people will go to to protect their families, communities and their livelihoods against the savagery of the cartels. It reminds us very strongly that self-reliance is a trait of the SURVIVOR and depending on the Government for ANYTHING except to be taxed and screwed over is STUPIDITY.

Hunted

I remember first seeing this movie at the request of a fellow friend, hunter and knife lover. In one of Tommy Lee Jones lesser known roles, it tell the story of a Tier 1 personality (Benicio Del Toro) who goes “off the Reservation” so to speak. The action and knife “fighting” (more like Knife SURVIVAL) scenes are worth the price of admission to be sure. All in all an entertaining yarn for us “tactically minded” folk.

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

 

 

 

 

Cartel Corner History: The Man Who Tried To Run Forever

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Twenty-four years ago today, Pablo Escobar walked out of prison, setting off a massive 18-month manhunt. In season two of Narcos, the hunt is on. Watch the new trailer, and don’t miss new episodes of Narcos, streaming on Netflix September 2.

It was humiliating. He practically walked out of jail and disappeared into thin air. Colombia’s most wanted criminal was nowhere to be found. So on a Friday in the summer of 1992 — 24 years ago today — then president César Gaviria had no choice but to lower his head to the microphone and admit that the country’s most wanted criminal had slipped right through the fingers of a special forces raid. According to one theory, the escape artist dressed up in a stolen military uniform, pulled a gas mask over his head and melted into the crowd of soldiers as they lit up La Catedral, his prison-mansion compound on the outskirts of Medellín.

Netflix viewers will find it hard to forget the original narco, the ultraviolent, extravagant bad guy who set the standard — Pablo Escobar, played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura inNarcos. Before he was gunned down atop the Spanish-tiled rooftops of a Medellín neighborhood in 1993, Escobar had tightened his ruthless grip on drug trafficking across the Americas. At the same time, he cultivated a reputation as a Robin Hood who tossed goodies to the poor even as he built a grandiose palace for himself on 5,500 acres, complete with a private zoo and an orchard. Al Pacino’s character in the 1983 coke-and-violence-fueled Scarface was reportedly based in part on Escobar’s bloody tale.

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