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THE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL: AN UPDATE

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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).

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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 by the Finns, as was much of the propaganda Molotov produced to accompany the pact, including his declaration on Soviet state radio that bombing missions over Finland were actually airborne humanitarian food deliveries for their starving neighbors. The Finns sarcastically dubbed the Soviet cluster bombs "Molotov bread baskets" in reference to Molotov's propaganda broadcasts. When the hand-held bottle firebomb was developed to attack Soviet tanks, the Finns called it the "Molotov cocktail", as "a drink to go with the food".

The Recipe: A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance and usually a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick held in place by the bottle's stopper. The wick is usually soaked in a flammable liquid as well.  The wick is lit and the bottle hurled at a target such as a vehicle or fortification. When the bottle smashes on impact, the ensuing cloud of fuel ignites, causing an immediate fireball followed by spreading flames as the remainder of the fuel is consumed.

The Countermeasures: Molotov Cocktails don't 'explode' in the sense of a bomb.  It is just burning fuel.  They get thrown. They hit the ground and break open, - burning. Then they quickly burn out. that is about it.  When I taught the police in Greece some years ago, the Molotov Cocktail was a staple of the opposition and they didn't worry about them very much.

The lesson in a car is simple - keep driving and it will burn itself out.  The poor lady in the story was not living in our time of war when the Islamic Jihadist or the Black Race Terrorist is on the hunt.  If she had been living in a time of war she would have kept an eye on who was driving nearby, and not allowed the windows of the car to be lowered when at a stopping point.  Yes, I have heard it before...you don't want to live in a time of war.  Well...too bad Skippy, you don't get to choose when you are born.  But back to the cocktail.

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They hit, they burst, they burnt, and they are really nothing to fear if you can just avoid being hit on the body by one.  That is the key and that is why being watchful is important.  Look at the image here.  It is a Greek police officer that was hit on the body by a Molotov Cocktail thrown by a Greek Counter Culture Terrorist (in Greece they call them the ambiguous name "anarchists").

So don't let them hit you.  And if you see a military age male pull back with a fiery bottle in his hand, shoot him right in his squinty communist jihadist face before he lets fly.  A Molotov on you is a vastly different proposition than on your car.  A Molotov is a deadly force weapon and one thrown at you, or about to be thrown at you is no different than a man with a rifle shooting at you. 

Make them learn that the price for throwing one at you is certain death.

We live in a time of war and knowing the enemy's weapons is a part of what is required.  The police in the image below should be shooting him to the ground so he cooks in his own cocktail rather than attempting the foolish thing they are contemplating.

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