Category Archives: Unconventional Warfare

A Defense Policy Opportunity

Unless you’ve been under a rock —  in which case we’re profoundly grateful that your first act on emergence was to check out WeaponsMan.com — you’ve heard about Brexit, the British vote to exit the EU. This was profoundly shocking to the ITV commentators watched live, and redounds to the frustration of Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel, and all the latest generation of would-be Napoleons who meant to crush British sovereignty and exceptionalism. (Not to mention all those Britons whose fondest dream is to be the Vidkun Quisling of such a European imperium).

Ah, but what does British exit from the EU’s dream of a continent ruled by a hereditary cast of technocrats mean for the greater world? It could mean greater integration of the Anglosphere. Writing in USA Today, James C. Bennett suggests that Britain should look to the lands of the British diaspora.

…[T]here is an interesting development, which to date, has been under the radar of most international political observers, but which now has been given a green light by yesterday’s and today’s events. This is the growing movement for closer ties between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, the so-called CANZUK nations. A Change.org petition calling for bureaucracy-free movement between those 4 nations recently gained over 100,000 signatures in a few months without any financial backing or big names in support. Boris Johnson, the flamboyant ex-mayor of London, and now victorious leader of the Leave movement in the Brexit referendum, has endorsed CANZUK free movement as a near term goal.

Beyond free movement, commentators such as Canadian publisher Conrad Black, and British economist Andrew Lilico, have called for some form of confederation of the CANZUK nations. As a superior alternative to the European Union, such a confederation would be a globe-spanning advanced technological, economic and military power bigger than Germany or Japan, and whose 4 members have individually been Americas most constant and capable allies. Unlike many so-called “allies”, when America has asked for help, these usually have shown up with soldiers, ships and planes. If such a plan went ahead, America could end up with the kind of partner it had always hoped the EU would be but which never showed up in reality. Brexit is a good thing even on its own terms. However, if it became the starting point of such a development, it could bring much much more for its own members and for the USA.

Such an Anglosphere Union has been at work for decades — since 1940, really — in the defense, security and intelligence realm. You’ve probably seen declassified documents marked REL FVEY — It means “releasable to the Five Eyes,” the five being in alphabetical order: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and US). (A SECRET REL FVEY document can’t be given to any random Kiwi or Canuck any more than it can to any random American: this is a mechanism for intelligence sharing among cleared members of cooperating intelligence agencies). For a while, the Kiwis were out over a political disagreement over nuclear weapons, but all in all it’s been a strong alliance, and it’s well placed to frame greater defense, economic and political ties between the Anglosphere nations.

It is unlikely our current President, who affects a bogus African loathing of Britain as a colonial power, will be interested in supporting an Anglospheric Common Market or unified trade and travel treaty. It is unlikely that America’s rotten political elites will support it, absent signs that they can somehow turn it to greater graft. So it seems probable that, if such a thing comes to pass, the US will be on the outside looking in. However, most Americans of good will, whose lives and imaginations aren’t crippled by the daddy issues from an absentee father and the facile nonsense of academic dogma, would welcome such a development.

Do Read The Whole Thing™. And consider how it might extend.

Will SEALs Do Anything for Publicity?

To wit, these SEALs.

There’s an old joke that goes, “Why does an SF A-Team have 12 men, and a SEAL Platoon 14?”

“Cameraman and producer.” Ba-dump-bump. Thank you, you’re a wonderful crowd, we’ll be in the blog all day… but seriously, if our frogman brethren are trying to stay out of the limelight these days, then at least one frog is doin’ it all wrong.

Shaun Day, 29, was on a two-week leave when cops harpooned him for running a red light at 12:30 a.m. at Second Avenue and East 26th Street.

When cops searched his pickup truck, they discovered a 9mm semiautomatic and three ammunition clips.

During the arrest, Day was rambling incoherently and harped that he was a SEAL — but had no proof for cops.

He claimed he was an elite commando with “top-secret clearance,” cops said.

Eh. When arrested by the locals, the right thing to do is to clam up, not tell them you’re John Rambo. “I can drive a tank… I can fly a helicopter…” don’t waste your breath. They don’t give a rip, and you’re going downtown, and it’s in your best interests to go quietly.

Sources told The Post the Navy sent staffers to talk to Day in Bellevue Hospital, where he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

“He was released [Friday] in their care, and they were going to treat him for post-traumatic stress,” a source said.

Note how the Navy has backed their guy up. Army wouldn’t do that, at least, not SF; they’d let the guy twist in the wind. Some specific commanders (you know who you are) would laugh at him.

Note the incredible flexibility of the PTSD diagnosis. Is there anything it can’t do? For it does seem like our young sailor was more likely to be suffering the effects of ingesting a bad ice cube in one of the fifteen or so mixed drinks he’d chugged, than struggling with combat trauma.

The charges against Day of weapons possession and a traffic violation have been deferred.

via Arrested guy’s the real SEAL | New York Post.

If the SEAL commanders do what the better SF ones do, he has (or can be made to appear to have had) a commander’s letter authorizing him to carry, which gets him out of NY jail.

 Update

For some reason, the NY Post is throwing this story up as a new one to readers (which is how someone sent it to us), but it’s four years old. No doubt Day (whether he’s still in the frogs or not) can laugh about the whole thing now, as it stayed out of the press after that. .

Insight on the Media from Australia in 1969

RAR Soldiers in Vietnam. Note slightly different uniforms from Yanks, plus they're armed with SLRs. (Many Aussies also used M16s, especially on reconnaissance patrols, etc.).

RAR Soldiers in Vietnam. Note slightly different uniforms from Yanks, plus they’re armed with SLRs. (Many Aussies also used M16s, especially on reconnaissance patrols, etc., but the standard rifle was the 7.62mm SLR).

In 1969, Major D.K. Atkinson of the Australian Army suggested that Vietnam might be “The Unwinnable War” in the pages of the RMCS Journal, the professional magazine of the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham, UK. (Now — God help us — an institute of defense management). His British peers at the college, and the journal editor, had pestered him for insights about Vietnam. Turns out, he had them — he was straight off a tour in-country as an operations officer with the Royal Australian Regiment — but he also had insights that are just as functionally utilitarian today. For example, one of the downsides of a free press:

It is the lack of definition of terms and a lack of public education in the United States and in Australia which may prevent us from winning. Peace is an attractive word to everyone but does the word mean the same thing to a Communist Party member and to the well-meaning clergyman marching beside him in the same demonstration? It is in this field that national mass communications media can he of the greatest assistance, or do the most harm. At the moment. through either deliberate editorial policy, ignorance. or a plain desire to make money. the press inhibits our capacity to win.

An example of distorted reporting was the Viet Cong Tet offensive in January and February 1968. The majority of enemy objectives were known and allied forces were redeployed to meet the threat approxi- mately one week prior to the offensive. The 1st Australian Task Force moved from its normal base area in Phuoc Tuy province to cover approaches to Bien Hoa approximately 100 kilometres away. The ofiensive was a military disaster for the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. Returning from the operation after three weeks we had our first opportunity to read the world press. There was no doubt that by incompetent. inaccurate and hysterical reporting we s u l k e d a propa- ganda defeat. A typical example of the irresponsibility of the press was a front page headline in a Melbourne paper – ‘Australian Battalion Wiped Out.’ The three paragraph report gave details of a supposed action in which 7 RAR had been lost. The last sentence admitted that the report was unconfirmed. In fact, the battalion had five men killed.

He goes on to describe actions in country, including a day-long fight when an Australian unit thought it had latched on to a local force VC company, but had actually come to grips with a main force NVA battalion.

And he goes out with another poke at the media:

One of the first Viet Cong acts in the attack on Saigon was the ruthless massacre of the families of South Vietnamese soldiers in a barracks there. Presumably this act of terrorism was designed to further destroy the morale of the army. I saw many photographs of buildings full of slaughtered women and children; of soldiers crying over the dead babies in their arms. I didn’t see any of these pictures published in the national press. What I did see was the photograph of the Police Chief summarily executing a Viet Cong. It was not a nice picture and was extensively used in anti-war propaganda. But what that picture did show was the hate, the fury, the ruthless determination of these people to rid their country of the terrorists, stand-over men and murderers that are the Viet Cong.

Maybe one of our down-undrian readers can explain what a “stand-over man” is.

In the end, of course, the USA, Australia, and most of all the RVN all lost. Re-education camps, Montagnard massacres, and the Boat People all lay ahead.

The quotes are from Australian Army Journal, No. 253 (June, 1970), in which Maj. Atkinson’s article is reprinted on pp. 3-8. (Here’s a link to the magazine in .pdf).

Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: Australian Army Journal

AustralianFlagPressed for time, we won’t say much about this, but the Australian Army Journal website not only has the current edition, but it also has a great archive, with lots of interesting articles for the professional (or armchair) soldier.

The articles in the Vietnam-era Journal are of particular interest to Americans; Australian volunteers shared that less than delightful set of experiences with some of their Yank (or as they might say, “Septic”) contemporaries.

It’s very enlightening to look at tactical, operational and strategic problems through the eyes of professional soldiers from a friendly but very different country. And with the archives on this site, you can get that perspective on almost any period.

The archival issues are all .pdf files, which makes it a slam-dunk to handle them.

What Do You Do with a Traitorous Journalist?

hangmanIn Egypt, they’re finally getting around to addressing Islamist-terrorist propaganda, and one way they’re doing it is sending two Al-Jazeera “journalists” — news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed Mohammad and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal — to the gallows, along with Asmaa al-Khateib, a “journalist” for Rasd, a Moslem Brotherhood front.

That’s, if they can get their hands on them — the journalists have reportedly bugged out and the court sentenced them in absentia. 

The same trial also sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi, who did his best during his one-year reign, during which he seized absolute power, to turn Egypt into a Moslem Brotherhood Islamist state (with the support of a certain United States President), to death. It probably makes little difference for Morsi, as past trials have already sentenced him to death for terrorism and the Wadi el-Natrun prison break of 2011, to life in prison for espionage for Qatar, and to 20 years for arresting and torturing protesters and incitement to violence during his brief and bloody reign.

Naturally, American media are appalled that journalists should be held accountable for what they do.  The New York Post:

An Egyptian court has sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi, the case’s top defendant, was also sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was ousted by the military in July 2013 and has already been sentenced to death in another case.

Saturday’s verdicts can be appealed.

The two Al-Jazeera employees – identified by the judge as news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal – were sentenced in absentia along with Asmaa al-Khateib, who worked for Rasd, a media network widely suspected of links to Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood was banned and declared a terrorist group after Morsi’s ouster.

The Brotherhood was also a banned terrorist group for most of Egypt’s history as an independent state. (Morsi was a member, and his brief and disastrous interregnum resulted from its unbanning). It’s also banned as terrorist organization in Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, as well as Russia. Note that Qatar, the national sponsor of Al-Jazeera and the recipient of the journalists’ pilfered secrets, is one of the few nations in the region that is Moslem Brotherhood-friendly.

As far as its ties to terrorists go, who murdered Egyptian President and Middle East peacemaker Anwar Sadat? An Islamist group, inspired by and closely aligned with the Brotherhood.

Say what you will of the Egyptians, they know exactly whom they’re fixing to hang.

Shake-n-Bake Colonels, Chief Petty Officers, Gunnys?

The Good Idea Fairy (aka Ash Carter) as a Child

The Good Idea Fairy (aka Ash Carter) as a Child.

As Hurricane Ash continues to cut a swath of demolition through the United States Military, his latest proposal for the Fundamental Transformation of Military Culture is to open up all officer ranks up to O-6 and enlisted to E-7 to direct accession. Initially his objective is to get someone who can spell “cyber” with minimal coaching into Cyber Command, which has been filled largely from the ranks of the services’ sluggish and feebly trained networking personnel.  Cyber Command hasn’t accomplished anything of note, in part because it is composed entirely of people who are the second type in Pournelle’s Law: the ones that focus on growing the organization, mission be damned. It still hasn’t grown fast enough to please the suits in the Pentangle, but it has grown several times too fast for its talent, and it shows.

Several of the experienced service members, NCO and officer alike, in this Military Times report, seem appalled at the possible consequences for military culture:

“They will enter a culture they don’t know, understand or potentially appreciate,” said Dakota Wood, a retired Marine officer and military expert at the Heritage Foundation. “The Marines around them will likely be challenged to appreciate them as they would a fellow Marine.”

And:

“Can you imagine someone coming in as an O-5 or O-6 and not knowing who salutes who? Or how to wear a uniform?” [Richard] Bejtlich [a 44-year-old Air Force Academy graduate who separated when he was a junior officer and is now a cyber-security expert] said. “The traditional military’s worst nightmare is to bring in some long-haired hippie and make him a colonel. The way I think you could make it palatable to the rank and file is, you would limit it to bringing in former military.”

There’s more; go Read The Whole Thing™. But have they considered this: maybe changing the military culture is not seen as anathema by Ash Carter, Ray Mabus et al., but is actually their intent?

Even if they’re just being stupid, not evil, there’s a lot wrong with this. One major problem is that it substitutes for the often-empty credentialism of the military the even emptier credentialism of modern universities. There is no guarantee that a BS or MS in any particular subject denotes a person knowledgable about that subject, and certainly a PhD in most humanities just about guarantees a person who cannot express him- or herself in standard English, spell, do basic arithmetic, speak a foreign language  or solve simple school level logic problems.

And who can’t pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the bottom, or lead a puppy to its food bowl. Do we need more officers and NCOs like that? It’s not like no one has covered down on those skill sets already.

And, buried in the article, we find that the Air Force is already using this authority to recruit native speakers of foreign languages. Can you say “CI threat”? We knew you could!

Meanwhile, there is, as usual, one beleaguered outpost of common sense among the services:

The Marine Corps might be the most skeptical among the four services.

Does that surprise anybody? The Marines are the least removed from the idea that their service exists to be ready to fight and win wars.

A List of Terrorist & Terror Support Groups

These groups are banned by two US allies. Some of them are also banned in the US. At least three are not.

Research questions:

  1. What two US allies ban these terror groups?
  2. What three terror groups on this list still operate openly and with Administration blessing in the USA?

Answers after the jump, which is after the list.

1- UAE’s Muslim Brotherhood called Al-Islah
2- UAE terrorist cells
3- Karama organisation
4- Uma Parties in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula
5- Al-Qaeda
6- Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
7- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
8- Yemen’s Ansar al-Sharia
9- Muslim Brotherhood, both the organisation and movement
10- Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyya in Egypt
11- Bait al-Maqdis group in Egypt
12- Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt group)
13- Majlis Shura Al-Mujahedin Fi Aknaf Bayt Al-Maqdis (Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, or MSC)
14- Yemen’s Houthi movement
15- Hezbollah party in Saudi Arabia’s Hijaz
16- Hezbollah in the Gulf region
17- Al-Qaeda in Iran
18- Badr organisation in Iraq
19- Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, also known as the Khazali Network in Iraq
20- Fath al-Islam in Lebanon
21- Osbat Al-Ansar or Asbat an-Ansar (League of the Partisans) in Lebanon
22- Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
23- Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya
24- Ansar Al-Sharia in Tunisia
25- Al-Shabab in Somalia
26- Boko Haram in Nigeria
27- Al-Murabitoon brigade in Mali
28- Ansar Al-Din movement in Mali
29- Haqani network in Pakistan
30- Lashkar Taiba in Pakistan
31- Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement headquartered in Pakistan
32- Mohammed Army in Pakistan
33- Mohammed Army in India
34- Indian mujahideen in India/Kashmir
35- The Caucasus Emirate by Chechen militants
36- Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
37- Abu Sayyaf Islamist group in the Philippines
38- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
39- Alleanza Islamic d’Italia or Islamic Alliance in Italy
40- Islamic Association in Finland
41- Islamic Association in Norway
42- Islamic Relief Organisation in the UK
43- The Cordoba Foundation in Britain
44- International Islamic Relief Organization belonging to the international Muslim Brotherhood
45- Taliban movement in Pakistan
46- Abu Thur al-Fiqari battalion in Syria
47- Al-Tawheed and Iman battalion in Syria
48- The Green Battalion or Al-Khadraa battalion in Syria
49- Al-Tawhid Brigade in Syria
50- Abu Bakr brigade in Syria
51- Talha bin Ubaidallah in Syria
52- Al-Sarim Al-Batar brigade in Syria
53- Abdullah bin Mubarak brigade in Syria
54- Convoys of Martyrs brigade in Syria
55- Abu Omar brigade in Syria
56- Ahrar Shumar or Free Shumars brigade in Syria
57- Hezbollah brigades in Iraq
58- Brigade of Abu Al-Fadl al-Abbas in Syria
59- Brigades of Al-Yom Al-Mawood (Destined Day in Iraq)
60- Battalion of Omar bin Yasir in Syria
61- Ansar Al-Islam group in Iraq
62- Nusra Front in Syira
63- Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham Al Islami (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) in Syria
64- Jaish Al-Islam (Islam Army) in Palestine
65- Abdullah Azzam Brigades
66- Kanvaz in Belgrade, Serbia
67- The Muslim American Society (MAS)
68- Union of Muslim Scholars
69- Union of Islamic Organisations in Europe
70- Union of Islamic Organisations of France
71- Muslim Association of Britain (MAB)
72- Islamic Society of Germany
73- Islamic Society in Denmark
74- Islamic Society in Belgium
75- Sariyat Al-Jabal brigade in Syria
76- Al-Shahbaa brigade in Syria
77- Al-Qa’Qaa’ in Syria
78- Sufian Al-Thawri (Revolutionary Sufian brigade) in Syria
79- Abdulraham brigade in Syria
80- Omar bin Al-Khatab brigade in Syria
81- Al-Shayma brigade in Syria
82- Al-Haq brigade in Syria

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TSA “Addresses” a “Problem”

tsa checkpointRead on to see how a bureaucrat identifies and “addresses” a problem. In SF, as in business, problems are nails to be hammered with solutions; in a bureaucracy, solving the problem is an existential threat to the organization, so you hear a great deal about process and not so much about product.

And you have all kinds of metrics that measure everything but what you’re supposed to be doing. We’d bet our left you-know-what that the Director of the TSA has on his desk (or his desktop) the exact number and percentage of TSA baggage boosters and grandma gropers that are “Eskimo, Inuit, or Native Alaskan”. And we’d bet he hasn’t got accurate numbers of the wait times at all the airports where his goons test the floor level (if they’re drooling out of both corners of the mouth…) and paw the pax for prurient pleasure. And it’s a lead-pipe cinch that he has never seen a study that has put a productive price on the hundreds of millions of man-hours wasted by productive people, standing in line to be ill-used by his corps of nogoodniks.

In March, TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger visited the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport to address the problem there.

“We’re hitting this very hard. It is one of my biggest concerns right now,” he said, according to KSTP-TV.

After wait times started exceeding an hour in February, the TSA responded by increasing staffing and adding a fifth canine team.

Yeah, because everybody’s held up in the security line waiting for the dog. The one possible exception to the TSA “no one good, decent, etc.” rule. But they’re such a gang of bozos they could probably ruin even dogs. 

“I think you’re already seeing improvements right now here in Minneapolis,” Neffenger said during his early March visit.

It was just eight days later that Nikizad waited in line for more than 90 minutes and missed his flight.

Haroon Nikizad is suing the TSA for the price of his lost ticket. Good luck with that; one of the reasons that bureaucrats are so unaccountable is that the courts have granted them a Patent of Nobility that immunizes them against legal accountability. To inconvenience, hassle, rip off or abuse some mere citizen is just a matter of modern-day droit du seigneur.

Nikizad arrived at the recommended two hours lead time only to find that the TSA was going all out to excel their usual three-ring stumblebum slapstick security circus show. (Bet you can’t say that three times fast!) He was still in line for his ritual groping when his flight’s pilot not-flying wished the tower good day and changed to the RAPCONs departure frequency.

He f’d up. He trusted the TSA.

Meanwhile, how did TSA “address” the “problem”? By demanding more money from Congress, and by Neffenger going on a PR offensive, polishing the turd to a high sheen.

No one good, decent, honest, competent, moral, ethical or intelligent has ever been employed at TSA in any capacity whatsoever.

 

G4S Security Theater Strikes Again

G4S logoFor those of us who lived through it, we’ll never forget the curious spectacle of a post-9/11 Congressional lynch mob demanding that lousy security theater firms like Argenbright give up their responsibilities to a new Federal entity, the polyincompetent TSA — which then gave all the duds and losers from Argenbright preference in hiring.

Argenbright’s spirit lives on today in G4S, formerly Group 4 Securicor, which bought it out, and seems determined to be the private-sector TSA. As is well known, no one good, decent, honest, competent, moral, ethical or intelligent has ever been employed at TSA in any capacity whatsoever. The same seems to be true of their private opposite number, G4S.

We’ve mentioned G4S here before a time or two. Let’s run them down first before we get to what’s new:

  1. One of the soldiers who had to cover G4S's unperformed Olympic contract.

    One of the soldiers who had to cover G4S’s unperformed Olympic contract.

    19 July 12: We take note of G4S botching a half-billion-dollar security contract for the London Olympics so badly that Britain had to fill the gap with 20% of the British Army, large hunks of other counties’ cops, and — all the way to the bottom of the barrel — TSA gropers imported from the USA. Yes, they were so screwed up that the TSA was a step up.

  2. 16 March 13: We beat up on Richard Branson and his pretentious Virgin Airlines for their mistreatment of a British soldier, and for blaming it all on G4S — while pointing out that G4S isn’t a particularly competent outfit.

Indeed, our explanation of G4S’s history and proven performance from that one deserves to be quoted, just so we don’t have to explain the Great Wall of Fail that is G4S, completely de novo.

G4S is a massive global conglomerate, which digested Wackenhut and Chubb among others. It is optimized to win governmental, lowest-bidder contracts. As a result it provides, almost exclusively, low-paid, low-skilled, questionably-credentialed bozos as security guards; you might remember G4S getting caught napping (literally) at Oak Ridge last year, following up within months by getting caught napping (figuratively), which led to a re-examination upon which they got caught cheating (literally).

The "S" in G4S is for sleeping on the job.

The “S” in G4S is for sleeping on the job.

They’ve also been caught napping (literally) in Britain (Image). G4S was also in the news in 2012 for completely botching Olympic security, requiring a bailout from the same British soldiers they’re insulting now. It’s impossible to find a single link that covers the entire shambolic disaster that was G4S’s Olympic non-performance; just brew up a bag of popcorn and Google or Bing up “G4S Olympics,” and settle in for an hours-long Lord Love a Duck session.

…G4S is descended in part from Argenbright Security (through Securicor and Group 4 Falck), a similar bottom-feeder security firm whose serial lapses enabled 9/11 and inspired the creation of the federalized United States alternative, the Transportation Security Administration (which recruits from the same pool of minimum-wage substance abusers and roughly matches G4S’s bottom-feeder performance).

OK, that was then, so why are we bringing all this up now? Because the latest G4S Security Theater fail involves the one identified Orlando massacre shooter.

He worked for G4S. So did a guy named Dan Gilroy, an ex-cop.

Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift with G4S Security at the south gate at PGA Village for several months in 2014-15. Mateen took over from him for a 3 to 11 p.m. shift.

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

Hey, but just because he was a extremist Muslim, didn’t mean he wanted to kill people, did he?

“I quit because everything he said was toxic,” Gilroy said Sunday, “and the company wouldn’t do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people.”

Gilroy said this shooting didn’t come as a surprise to him.

The company didn’t want to lose a preferred employee like Mateen, who received his five-year-employee shout out in 2012 already. They can always get hold of former cops who don’t want to kill anybody, but a loyal mohammedan with murder on his mind is a rare find indeed.

As it turns out, this case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome was years in the making. It involves a jihad preacher and enabler whom a soft judge sprung from prison extra early, (and the FBI just declined to arrest again, because Moslem).

Finally, G4S is also in the news because it’s got a very, very rich contract (almost a quarter of a billion, or half what it got for not supporting the London Olympics) to run a bus line transporting criminal aliens away from border arrests, shifting the resulting crime wave into interior cities and spreading it around.

Naturally, another imam warned that the most horrible outcome was if people stopped trusting mohammedans:

Imam Muhammad Musri, the president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, urged restraint in the hours and days following the attack in Orlando.

“I want to also caution many of the media from rushing to judgment,” he said. “We are mourning. We are sad. We are heartbroken, and it’s not really time to…rush to judgment.”

Musri, who is also president of American Islam, said he does no know what could be done for what seems like one mass shooting after another.

Meanwhile, Chicago has to take second place in the killing stakes for one week, although there were more shootings in Chicago last week — 150! — the Chi-town ERs have a lot more gunshot trauma experience than Orlando, and it shows.

Chicago doesn’t seem to have a big problem with Mexican cartels or Mohammedan masscres. But it still has a big problem, period. Maybe that proves that we ought not to be importing more waves of criminals and terrorists?

Nah, that’s crazy talk. G4S will keep us feeling safe, and it’s all about the feelz.

 

 

 

 

The World Needs Bad Men: Guest Post from OTR

We haven’t said anything about the latest outbreak of Sudden Jihad Syndrome in Orlando. We’re not going to say much either, just that early reports are almost always wrong (how we wound up with North Korea’s media is a whole other question).

We just want to show you this. It is a helmet worn by a responding cop:

orlando_cop_helmetHe’s alive, that’s all we know. Having a friend who took a 5.56 at point blank through a MICH, we’re sure he’s hurt, but here’s hoping he was one of those hard skull, low-forehead guys and the slug didn’t penetrate his Brain Housing Group.

From the send by OTR (which may have been a forward):

This should be a constant reminder for the bravery our men and women in blue are capable of not just today but everyday.

It’s true. They suited up and went in, God bless ’em. Against opposition, as you see above.

As he headlined his email, “The world needs bad men… We keep the other bad men from the door.”

To that we’d also add, that the world needs decent people to arm themselves, because when the wolf gets into the pen there’s no future in being a sheep.

Here’s wishing a speedy recovery to the cop — the helmet’s not all bloody, which is a good sign; you wouldn’t believe how much brain injuries bleed — and an eternity in Hell for the shooter, and for the Imams of the Religion of Death who inspired him.