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"What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. (Editor's Note: "OG" is a term used by black urban gangs to designate an "original gang member", or today, an old person). The Link To The Story Is Here The History: A Molotov cocktail, also known as fire bomb, is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons. Due to the relative ease of production, Molotov cocktails have been used by terrorists, irregular forces, or even regular soldiers that are short on equivalent military-issue weapons. They are primarily intended to set targets ablaze rather than explode. The name "Molotov cocktail" was coined by the Finns during the dress the Winter War against the Soviets. The name was an insulting reference to Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, who was one of the architects behind the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact signed in late August 1939. The pact with Nazi Germany was widely mocked... Read more →

Clausewitz wrote about it as "The Fog Of War". SunTzu wrote about it as "not knowing yourself or the enemy". It is a lack of certainty. It comes from a lack of information about what is actually at hand. Without information, accurate decisions are very difficult to make. What happens is you get a bunch of educated guesses and then a tentative decision based on those guesses. That is why military planners spend more on gathering intell than on the weapons to exploit that intell. How does that play out for the individual operator? Quite simply, if one is denied the suitable intelligence to make a decision, no decision will tend to be made. And at such a time, unless there is an ingrained, and trained default response, the subject will likely freeze in if he is on pause waiting for more information. One example is the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando by Mateen. Put aside the 4S issues of a midnight drink in a questionable hood for a moment and follow the discussion. Think of the circumstances... Read more →

From The UK Media The white British ISIS child executioner: Horrific propaganda video shows British boy - 'Abu Abdullah Al-Britani' shooting a prisoner in the head in Syria Chilling video shows five young boys carrying out executions of prisoners with handguns One of the boys is identified as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, a nom de guerre popular with British jihadists He is white, blue-eyed, aged around 12 and appears to be fluent in Arabic and comfortable with firearms Here is the link to the video: ISIS Child Executioners So is this something you are ready to deal with? How many of you reading this can answer in the affirmative, that you would shoot little "Abu" in the face if he was a member of an Active Shooter Jihad Team, or about to set off an IED to wipe out a store full of satan-loving infidels? We hear all the time about some police officer retiring from service in self-inflicted horror because he had to shoot a young kid. We also recall the scene in American Sniper where Chris Kyle shoots the... Read more →

The Crusades saved Europe, and the incessant quest of western poltroons - like the Pope - to apologize for the Crusades, is indicative of either having been bought by the jihadists, being historically illiterate, or simply being an imbecile. Take your pick. It is like a rape victim apologizing for not having an orgasm while being assaulted. In his book “Fear God and Take Your Part,” 1916, Theodore Roosevelt wrote: “Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the 7th and 8th centuries, and on up to and including the 17th century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated.” Indeed. And anyone that actually learned to read and does, will... Read more →

It was the early 1990s. This was one of my first forays outside the official world of police work. A gun-for-hire affair, just in case something happened. It paid well, and in cash. My contact was a German Uma Thurman look-alike, and she carried an ASP pistol. It was one of the originals from Paris Theodore's Seventrees Ltd. shop in NY. In the era of small guns being Smith & Wesson Model 60 Chief Specials, or ridiculous sub-caliber pocket pistols, the ASP was a beauty. It later served as the model for the S&W 3913. In the era of concealment first, combat use second, the objective of the ASP and later the Devel, was a combat pistol that was also super concealable. But that was a long time ago and handguns have gotten much better. As well technology today has allowed us to do things that were unimaginable back in those days. So in the spirit of those compact combat pistols, and tapping into the shadowy lineage, we bring you the Guttersnipe Glock 43 Package. gut·ter·snipe ˈɡədərˌsnīp/ noun derogatory noun:... Read more →

Last year I conducted training for a large group of Counter Terror Officers for a Southern AZ agency. I was given some intell on what they were facing. Specifically it was a very Ataturk, Brussels type event where terrorists would be armed with small armes and kill as many victims as possible before using TBIED (Terrorist Borne IEDs). And so I worked up the material based on one thing - the best way to accomplish the mission without concerns for political correctness or the fear of the "Ferguson Effect". That mission being to quickly identify and eliminate (not attempt to arrest) the terrorists as soon as possible. The concept was that the less "killing time" the terrorist has, the less killing they get to do. And keeping with the delay in response times, an officer - or officers present must seek, contact, eliminate and move on to the next terrorist in a quick and efficient manner. One officer taking too long with one terrorist gives the other terrorists more "killing time". The results were that about 1/3 of the group... Read more →

This is from late 1970s. I don't recall the exact year, but it was my 3rd Dan test. Sosai Mas Oyama had made a trip to the USA and was there. As is common in the very physical system Kyokushin, there was a good amount of breaking. This is not the silly stuff with little spacers broken by fat guys wearing satin like you see today. This was stack 'em up and break them...period. Anyway this was the eleventh board stacked. All of them broke but this one. I kept it and wore my bruises with honor. At the end of the day, everyone was getting their books signed. Advanced Karate, or This Is Karate by Oyama. I didn't know he was coming so I did not bring my book. One of my dojo mates suggested I get the board signed. I recall Sosai wrinkling his brow and grunting when I brought the board...but he signed it. It sat in storage for years and the dryness of the AZ back country finally cracked it through where I had hit it,... Read more →

Although we know, and the terrorists know, that a group of terrorists with rifles can create a great deal of carnage we are also seeing more proliferation of explosive devices used individually or in conjunction with a group of shooters. And of course, as the invasion of Islamic refugee/terrorists continues into the west, and eventually into America, the knowledge of how to make these explosives successful will increase as well. And LE tasked with counter terrorism duties have already interdicted bomb bearing terrorists in the USA. Here is an IED blast test site that was investigated by Law Enforcement in southern AZ. One may ask why these events don't make the news? That is an administrative decision, but I suspect it is to avert a public panic, and over reaction by the many uneducated people that would shoot the poor Sikh at the 7-11, thinking "all them turban wearing people are the same". Sadly, I can't argue with the admin's rationale as events like this have already happened and Sikhs, just as one example, have been targeted by the ignorant.... Read more →

In a recent intelligence paper, I read that it is common for terrorists to stake out and study a target before committing to action. And if such surveillance is not detected, their plans continue unabated. So in the hope of keeping you more alert, and safer, lets look at this topic to detect and then evade the surveillance team. There are two parts to this discussion. One is identifying a tail, the second is eluding them. A big part of this is daily preparation to make yourself difficult to track and to facilitate eluding any tracker. First consider equipping yourself in a way that you do not stand out in a crowd. There is a great scene in the movie "The Thomas Crown Affair" where every "suspect" is dressed the same way, facilitating Pierce Brosnan's character to elude the police. Obviously you can't cause 1000 guys to dress just like you, but you can dress in a way that you look like everyone else. Your vehicle should be fairly common if this is a concern. Keeping track of the red... Read more →

I think by now, most of us are on the same page about always being armed with something no matter the social rules to the contrary. And even if that means you will only have a knife, at least you will have something. And something is better than nothing. When I teach knife, my students realize that inside of ten feet, a knife man is on even ground with any other man regardless of size or weaponry. Big guy versus small guy is not a problem for the small man with a knife. Gunman versus knife man is not a problem if the knife man takes the initiative. It is understood that the knife man must have a certain level of animal violence to call up as killing that way is very personal. But we move on. When do we rely on the knife? 1). Primarily, you use the knife when you don't have your pistol available. This may be that you simply could not bring it with you, or because it was lost or disabled. It is always easier... Read more →