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The CHRISTIAN part of the Christian States of America

Some time back, in an article called The WHY of the Christian States of America, I explained the reason why we- our country, that is- needed...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RANDOM TIDBITS Heard Over the Wire

EXSUM Redux

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sixpack says:
What would a walmart have to offer as an operations base? Let’s see:
1. A fairly strong, securable building perimeter with plenty of open space inside to partition off as desired. Those buildings are tilt-ups. made with a heavy steel reinforced concrete floor, and concrete slabs lifted into place and buckled up with steel cleats. A few molotovs won’t have much effect on them.
2. Because of the vast acreage of surrounding parking lots, there’s good visibility line of sight. Also, easy, securable access for that heavy artillery to get there from the road/train/etc.
3. They can park just about anything they want to in those big parking lots, including tanks and other heavy artillery.
4. Probable backup systems, like generators, frozen food lockers and plenty of storage space. A logistics and supply man’s wet dream.
5. A centralized location, near to where they might be doing whatever they do. It won’t be hard for reinforcements to find it.
6. Because of the way it’s set up, it is also helicopter friendly, both in the parking lots and maybe even on top of the building itself. Easy to put a few snipers up there with great coverage.
There is more of course. They could set up a huge cell block AND have plenty of room for operations.
It’s where I’d want to set up my AO, if I had the resources to defend it like they do.
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An Intelligence Mission You Can Start Today

On this week’s episode of the Forward Observer Podcast (tune in below), I talked about the concept that “every patriot is a sensor.”  That maxim comes from the Army, where every soldier is a sensor.  Whether you’re on patrol, on guard duty, talking to detainees, or just being on base, every soldier has a responsibility to remain situationally-aware and observe his environment.
The military has Intelligence collectors that are involved in active collection.  But if that’s the only information the Army relied on, they’d only be seeing several pieces of the Intelligence pie.  The irony of Intelligence collection is that line units out on patrol are generally the first to collect threat intelligence information and are also the first ones to use it.  So in addition to combat skills, soldiers also need to be aware of changes in their operating environment — that’s passive intelligence collection and it’s extremely vital to the security of organizations under threat.
We want to build the same culture in our security groups by encouraging our members to passively collect intelligence information.  We’re not tasking them to go out of their way; all we’re asking is, in the course of their normal duties, if they come into contact with something that sounds like it could be important, to report it back to the Analysis & Control Element (ACE).
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The Appalachian Messenger

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