Thursday, February 27, 2014

Unrest in Venezuela Spawns a Folk Hero

One man and his 'Modern Musket' holds off government security forces in Venezuela.
A gun-toting retired Venezuelan general has become a folk hero to the country's opposition and galvanized a protest movement by defying the government of President Nicolás Maduro, engaging in a Rambo-like standoff with security forces sent by the president to arrest him.

Angel Vivas has been holed up in his home in a hilly Caracas suburb since last weekend, when Mr. Maduro, on live television, ordered his arrest for having backed student protests that have convulsed this oil-rich nation.

When black-clad officers from military intelligence went to the retired Army general's house Sunday morning, he emerged wearing a flak jacket and armed with a semiautomatic rifle and pistol, warning that the only way he would be taken was in a body bag. Scores of neighbors came out in support of Gen. Vivas and heckled security forces, who eventually backed down.
"I have a right to self-defense," Gen. Vivas said in an interview inside his bunkerlike home, which is decorated with family pictures and mementos to his 40-year career in the army, including old rifles and swords.

read the rest here.
'Security Forces' don't want to get shot either.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Medieval—and Highly Effective—Tactics of the Ukrainian Protests’s worth taking a glance at its strategies and military-style tactics. The protesters not only built a broad and inclusive coalition, but innovated where it mattered most: on the streets.
Really, it turned medieval.
Protesters shot fireworks with makeshift launchers. In combination with throwing stones and using slingshots, they overwhelmed disoriented Berkut special forces units, who were pelted with flying objects as fireworks exploded around them.
Protesters wore military helmets and carried makeshift—or captured—shields. Wooden boards were used to protect their lower legs from shrapnel the police taped to exploding stun grenades.

read the rest here.

There's more of us then there are of them.

Overwhelm them with surprise, speed, and violence of action.


h/t WRSA

Friday, February 21, 2014

Venezuela Explodes - Worse Than Kiev

The citizens of Venezuela have been protesting like the citizens of the Ukraine. But no news of it is making it to the Main Stream Media (no surprise there). Below is a synopsis of what's going on and why.

What is happening is nothing short of murder as National Guard units, National Police, and government backed colectivos (basically paramilitary gangs on motorbikes) shoot at people with live ammo simply for protesting.

Dear International Editor:

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night. What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.

What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.

Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.

People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.

And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.

What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.

(more here)


Imagine what it will be like here with both sides shooting.

h/t Matt Bracken

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kiev - Tactics and Lessons

Just watch, take notes, and study.

Some things work. Some things don't.

Keep in mind that the Ukrainian people are not armed as well as we are.

The outcome will be different.

Make sure the outcome benefits FreeFor


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Teen Holding Wii Remote Killed By Cop At His Front Door

A Georgia teen who aspired to join the military was fatally shot by a police officer at his front door Friday night when she mistook his Wii remote control for a gun, his family’s lawyer said.

Christopher Roupe, 17, was killed by a Euharlee police officer who showed up at the door of his home in the Eagle View Mobile Home Park to serve a probation violation warrant for his father, a local news station reported.

A female police officer told investigators that Mr. Roupe pointed a gun at her when he opened the door.

“It just doesn’t add up,” said Cole Law, who is representing the Roupe family. “We don’t know where that statement came from. The eyewitnesses on the scene clearly state that he had a Wii controller in his hand. He heard a knock at the door. He asked who it was, there was no response so he opened the door and upon opening the door he was immediately shot in the chest.”

(more here)

Tired of this crap yet?

Snowden Interview The Government Doesn’t Want You to See

This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. The interview has been intentionally blocked from the US public, with virtually no major broadcast news outlets covering this story. In addition, the video has been taken down almost immediately every time it’s posted on YouTube.

In contrast, this was treated as a major political event in both print and broadcast media, in Germany, and across much of the world. In the interview, Mr. Snowden lays out a succinct case as to how these domestic surveillance programs undermine and erode human rights and democratic freedom.
More here.

Listen to what he says.

No one is invisible.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Henry Magee, John Quinn, and the "Right of Resistance"

[The] constitutional security for `the right to keep and bear arms’ implies the right to use them … This is the only remedy suggested by the Constitution, and is necessarily the only remedy that can exist, when the government becomes so corrupt as to afford no peaceable one. The people have a legal right to resort to this remedy at all times, when the government goes beyond, or contrary to, the Constitution. And it is only a matter of discretion with them whether to resort to it at any particular time. –
Lysander Spooner
, “The Right of Resistance," from "An Essay on the Trial by Jury" (chapter II). 

Pro Libertate gives examples and discusses.

You are the bad guy.

“If the police are now permitted to justify no-knock raids any time there is a firearm in the residence,” observes the brief, “no American home is safe from a terrifying, middle of the night home invasion.”
Do you get it yet?

h/t WRSA

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

More Americans Killed by Cops Than Americans Killed In Iraq War

Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000% since the 1980s.

Iraqi insurgents, by comparison, have killed around 3,500 Americans in Iraq since 9/11 in Operation Iraqi “Freedom.”

It is not just Iraq. The number of Americans killed by police also now exceeds the number of Americans killed by Afghan insurgents.

Afghan insurgents have killed around 2,000 Americans in Afghanistan since 9/11 in Operation Enduring “Freedom.”

The police are getting paid with our money to go on shooting sprees and they are killing more of us than the terrorists from whom they “protect” us.

read the rest here
Domestic Enemies. Your local 'Law Enforcement Officers' are who you need to be worried about, not the .gov troops. At least not yet.

Make them think twice.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Lawsuit Alleges Deputies Burned Man's Genitals With Taser

NBC4 SoCal reports:
A Southern California man is accusing Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in a federal civil rights lawsuit of attacking him and using a Taser on his genitals while his mother watched.
Daniel Johnson, 26, filed the lawsuit in January against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after deputies allegedly threw him to the ground and attacked him for asking if he could pick up his father's cigarette to avoid a fine.
Perfectly acceptable and within department procedures, right?
LA County Sheriff's Department officials would not comment on the case except to describe one of the deputies in question as "the best deputy in the division."
Of course.

Read the rest here.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Power Plant Attack: “Most Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism Involving the Grid That Has Ever Occurred”

Chances are you didn’t hear about it when it happened or the investigation that followed. Last April just outside of San Jose, California the grid system came under direct attack. Investigators have yet to identify any suspects, but the attack seems to have been well planned. First, someone accessed an underground vault housing fiber optic telephone cables and cut off communications to a large PG&E Substation.

Then, for 19 minutes, someone opened fire from long-range.

The sniper apparently utilized 7.62x39mm rounds, such as those used in an AK-47, to target the oil-driven cooling systems for 17 large transformers. The shell casings found at the scene had been wiped clean of fingerprints. According to Newsmax none of the transformers exploded, but the damage was significant enough for PG&E to force their electricity feeds to reroute through another station in an effort to prevent a widespread blackout.

As of yet police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have no leads. The evidence suggests any number of scenarios with the highest likelihood being a coordinated attack involving a team. But because of its simplicity it’s possible that the attack could have been orchestrated by a lone individual.

Whatever the case, the event prompted the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Jon Wellinghoff to call it, “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.”
Read the rest here.

If somebody or some group wanted to cripple our electrical grid, it's that simple.

You do have your preps in order, right?

Monday, February 3, 2014

New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

RevMedx recently asked the FDA to approve a pocket-size invention: a modified syringe that injects specially coated sponges into wounds. Called XStat, the device could boost survival and spare injured soldiers from additional pain by plugging wounds faster and more efficiently than gauze.
Interesting concept.

More here.