Michael Snyder | In World War II, the United States fought against rabidly anti-Semitic fascists.
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Michael Snyder | In World War II, the United States fought against rabidly anti-Semitic fascists.
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A State Department official said the United States sees Israel’s announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as “counterproductive” to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the decision. Israel laid claim to nearly a thousand acres in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem, a move which an anti-settlement group termed the biggest appropriation in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war. The U.S. official said, “We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity. This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve and construction tender they issue is counterproductive to Israel’s stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians.” The official said in Washington, “We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision.”
• Knesset members encourage growing number of attacks against Christian holy sites.
• A cracked gravestone in a Jewish cemetery draws howls of international outrage, but none of these attacks have received U.S. news coverage.
By Bill White —
Even as the Zionists in Palestine bombarded the Gaza Strip, another form of Zionist aggression drew less attention—the continuing Zionist war against Christianity.
On July 17, 2012, Zionist Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari publicly destroyed a copy of the New Testament, saying:
“This abominable book galvanized the murder of millions of Jews during the Inquisition and during auto-da-fé instances. Sending the book to MKs is a provocation. There is no doubt that this book and all it represents belongs in the garbage can of history.”
The Bible Ben-Ari destroyed was one of 120 Bibles sent to members of the Knesset by a Christian missionary group praying for their conversion.
Few Christians would say that receiving a Jewish Torah in the mail was a provocation, but other Knesset members shared Ben-Ari’s concern. Knesset member Tzipi Hotovely of Likud said that the distribution of such anti-Semitic hate literature as the New Testament would be investigated and prevented in the future.
Anti-Christian violence is on the rise in Palestine. According to Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz, a gang of 100 followers of Chabad-Lubavitch Yitzchak Ginsburgh have been linked to 24 attacks on Christian monasteries and churches across Palestine since 2009, including three since March. On May 9, 2014, the Romanian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem was defaced with the words “Jesus Is Garbage” and other spray-painted slogans. On May 5, 2014, “Death to Arabs and Christians” was painted on the Catholic Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem. On March 31, 2014 the words “Jesus Is A Monkey, Mary Is A Cow” were painted on the Deir Rafat Catholic monastery near the city of Beit Shemesh.
While a cracked gravestone in a Jewish cemetery usually draws howls of international outrage, none of these attacks have received American news coverage.
Judaism is a religion of anti-Christian hatred. According to the Talmud, Christians are Edomites, children of the Biblical Esau, and Jesus was a sorcerer who is boiling in pots of feces in hell.
Chabad-Lubavitch is one of the worst of the Jewish hate groups. It teaches that non-Jews are cattle who were given by YHWH to Noah to rule over as animals.
Bill White is a freelance journalist and publisher based in Florida. He has also written articles for THE BARNES REVIEW (TBR) magazine. You can write him at: William A. White 201400005514 Seminole County Jail 211 Bush Blvd Sanford FL 32773.
Demands guns, tanks, drones and NATO troops be deployed.
DISCLAIMER: This article in intended to provide basic information regarding defensive tactics to preppers who are new to the subject. Those with a military background or other advanced knowledge in tactical maneuvers are referred to more advanced treatments of the subject, such as the excellent book ‘Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse’ by Max Velocity.
The tactics discussed here are purely from the perspective of group and community defense, and are limited to tactics that would apply to active-defense situations.
Tactics are defined as “the art of disposing armed forces in order of battle and of organizing operations, especially during contact with an enemy”. While authoring my preparedness book(“When There is No FEMA“) I covered the topic of using classic military tactics in post-SHTF situations. This was a natural extension of the treatment I had already given to guns and ammunition. (After all, what good is having a gun for defense if you don’t know how to apply it effectively?)
Recently, while viewing the excellent movie ‘Lone Survivor’, I came to realize exactly how important and pertinent the topic of defensive tactics is to the prepper/survivalist. As I watched the portrayal of those special forces soldiers being pursued by the Taliban across the rough, forested hills of Afghanistan I could not help but relate those scenes to the tactics I had covered in my book.
That realization of the importance of defensive tactics was further reinforced by recent social unrest in and around Ferguson, Missouri. From the news coverage of happenings there we have observed groups of loosely organized looters literally shooting their way into buildings. If and when a large-scale disaster strikes on a national level, and when pure hunger is the motivator, it is logical to infer that such violence will be acted out with much greater intensity, and almost certainly with less intervention by law enforcement.
SIDE NOTE: Many years ago I had a roommate who had dedicated his life to the pursuit of martial arts. One piece of advice he gave me that I have never forgotten was that one should always be imagining potential threats and vulnerabilities such that, when an attack materialized, one would be preconditioned to react instantly. Needless to say, this bit of wisdom applies as much to group defensive tactics as it does to hand-to-hand combat.
The corollary to this advice is that a survival group should conduct regular drills and have regularly scheduled training sessions.
Effective communications is essential to being able successfully carry out tactics, andcommunications benefits greatly from adopting a common vocabulary. The following are some common terms related defensive tactics:
Basic tactics tend to be quite simple and well known, and often involve defending from fixed locations.
They may also be combined and incorporated into more complex tactics. Basic tactics include:
Knowledge of the defense-related terms defined above, as well as the basic tactics described here, should be covered by any survival group’s defensive training. By the time the group comes under any sort of attack these terms and concepts should be firmly fixed in everyone’s mind.
In addition to developing good knowledge of tactics, knowledge of the local terrain and the best possible level of physical fitness are critical. Physical strength will be necessary to carry out the tactics described here, and good tactics always required a knowledge of the local terrain (NOTE: If at all possible obtain and study topographical maps of any areas you may be defending).
In the case of two sides engaged in a gun battle, with each side finding hard cover in a single location, it’s easy to imagine that a dangerous stalemate condition might develop in which each side has the other pinned down and unable to move. However, if one side in that same conflict were to be able to fire from multiple locations – catching the enemy in a crossfire – then unless the enemy was in a position that provided complete protection from all angles the battle would soon be over.
The practice of ‘fanning out’ before engaging an enemy carries with it some significant defensive advantages as well. The loss of a single position (or the compromise of its cover) will not expose the entire group to direct fire. In fact, the availability of other team members to provide suppressing fire greatly increases the chances of survival for those team members who had been compromised.
The practice of trying to ‘fan out’ prior to engaging an enemy in a gun battle should be virtually built into the DNA of all defenders, and this practice should be reinforced continuously with drills and training before it is ever put to the test in the real world.
It has been common throughout history, and across all branches of service, to deploy equipment and troops along a line that is diagonal to the enemy’s line of attack. This orientation, known as the ‘echelon defense’, carries the advantage that it provides the defenders with a wider field of fire while also largely denying the enemy a flank to attack. When engaged in a firefight it is not always possible to select specific positions due to the constraints of terrain and the availability of cover, hence this deployment may not be possible. However in some cases this may be possible (e.g. when using trees in a densely wooded area for cover).
When defensive fortifications are being constructed around a fixed location it may be possible to anticipate an enemy’s avenue of approach and construct those defenses along a diagonal to that path.
The ‘Flying Wedge’ formation is a V-shaped formation that is basically two diagonal Echelon formations that converge. Like the Echelon, it does not present a readily accessible flank while at the same time providing the widest field of fire. This V-shape also provides a ‘spear head’ that can be used to punch through an enemy’s front line. The flying wedge would typically be employed in in a situation in which there is reason to believe the enemy forces could attack either flank.
‘Leapfrogging’ is a tactic that involves two or more defenders (or groups of defenders) alternatively advancing and retreating in steps while the other defenders provide suppressing fire. Military trainers often advise those advancing or retreating to say to themselves … “I’m up, he sees me, I’m down” … when in motion to help provide the assurance that they are not exposed long enough to come under fire. The risks associated with leapfrogging can be substantially reduced if one defensive position can serve as ‘overwatch’ and provide continuous suppressing fire.
The principle of leapfrogging applies to more than close quarters fighting. Two snipers, for example, could provide covering fire for one another over a larger geographic area.
Use of terrain features has figured decisively into battles throughout history, and hills have proven to be particularly advantageous. In fact, the ‘reverse slope defense’ was employed quite effectively by the Duke of Wellington in 1815 during the Battle of Waterloo in his defeat of Napolean Bonaparte’s army. This simple-but-effective tactic involves the defender simply traversing a hill and then lying in wait on the opposite side for the pursuing enemy forces to crest the hill. The defenders will have taken cover or simply laid down on the ground to conserve energy, steady their aim, and present a more difficult target; while the enemy is more fatigued and silhouetted against the skyline.
This tactic is so well-proven that it merits additional discussion. An experienced adversary (particularly one with military experience) may recognize the potential danger involved in pursuing over a hill. If so then they will hesitate. If fighting in terrain that offers a succession of hills it may be wise to lay in wait behind a second hill, and observe the enemy’s behavior in traversing the first. This will provide some insight into the opponent’s own level of tactical sophistication.
When taking cover to lay in wait behind a hill, the defender’s forces should seek to fan out, as described previously, such that an approaching enemy will be caught in a crossfire.
SIDENOTE: It should be pointed out that the reverse slope defense becomes much less useful for those who are facing an enemy who has airpower. Not only can aircraft launch attacks against the defender, but they can also communicate the defender’s position and defensive posture to any oncoming ground forces. Regardless of this, as was realistically portrayed in “Lone Survivor”, those aircraft are not always available, and they must eventually disengage to refuel. Also, if your opponent happens to be the stereotypical group of “mutant zombie bikers” they probably do not have airpower. Hence the tactic that worked so well against Napoleon may very well also be employed effectively on the modern post-SHTF battlefield.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: If I could recommend any one defensive tactic to be considered above all others it would be the reverse slope defense. Not only has it proven itself repeatedly in real battle situations, but it can also be quickly executed with minimal training.
The ‘flanking maneuver’ is a battlefield maneuver that is as old as recorded history. It involves engaging an enemy directly while also attacking them (preferably by surprise) on one or both sides of their front line. This can be a highly effective technique because:
Flanking maneuvers are often attempted by mechanized or mounted forces, as their increased mobility helps to assure success. Nevertheless, flanking remains a very legitimate tactic for those engaged in close-quarters fighting on foot.
The best way to flank an enemy is to anticipate their avenue of approach and to have the forces attacking the flank stay concealed until the time comes to attack. In this way the enemy does not have the opportunity to observe the troops positioning themselves.
Defenses against a flanking attack include controlled retreat, which can pull the flanking forces back towards the front line; starting a new line of defense that faces the attackers on the flank, or deploying in a circular formation so that there is no flank to attack.
Encirclement consists of completely surrounding an enemy force and attacking them from all directions simultaneously. This tactic is much like flanking, and offers similar advantages; however it also has a serious drawback. If an enemy is surrounded and has no line of retreat then that realization can galvanize them to fight with much greater ferocity.
SIDE NOTE: The ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, in his renowned book ‘The Art of War’, describes an encirclement scenario as being ”desperate ground”. Because those on desperate ground are presented with no option but to fight to the death, he recognized the danger of engaging such an enemy. Sun Tzu’s recommendation was to always leave an enemy with a path to retreat, and to attack them during the retreat.
The Hammer & Anvil tactic is much like the flanking maneuver, except that rather than having the secondary force attack the flank (the side), it attacks the enemy from the rear. The name of this tactic originates from the fact that enemy is caught between the hammer (the force attacking from the rear) and the anvil (the front line fighters). Like the flanking maneuver, the Hammer & Anvil maneuver benefits greatly from the secondary force being highly mobile.
A variation of the Hammer & Anvil consists of the rear forces executing a series of hit-and-run attacks rather than fully engaging in battle.
The hedgehog defense was originally conceived as a tactic for armored warfare; however the basic principle can be applied to small arms combat as well. This tactic involves placing a strongly fortified and well-supplied defensive location along an enemy’s avenue of approach such that the enemy may commit some of their forces to attacking that position while their main forces continue to advance. This has the effect of thinning the enemy’s ranks prior to a major engagement. Once the enemy’s main forces have been defeated the defender can return to the fortified location to attack the enemy forces remaining there (in this case the returning friendly forces would constitute a hammer and the fortified location would constitute an anvil).
Ideally the hedgehog defense would incorporate a number of fortified locations along the enemy’s avenue of approach in order to successively thin their ranks.
The hedgehog defense should only be considered if some aspect of the situation really lends itself to the tactic (for example, if a fortified position already exists along the avenue of approach). The weakness of this tactic is that the enemy may choose to simply ignore the fortified location and continue advancing in full force (which is exactly what happened when Hitler’s blitzkrieg attack bypassed France’s Maginot Line during World War II).
Having access to weapons and ammunition is simply not sufficient for the defense of any individual or group hoping to survive a major, long-term disaster. Good equipment is part of a solid foundation for defense, however dealing with adversaries having superior numbers, equipment or any sort of organization requires training and tactics. Paradoxically, the better prepared a group is to defend itself, the less likely it is that it will find itself in danger. However, when the need to act does become inevitable, a good command of defensive tactics will make all the difference.
About the Author:
Richard Bryant is author of the preparedness book ‘When There is No FEMA – Survival for Normal People in (Very) Abnormal Times’ and a long-time preparedness group organizer in Central Florida. He has recently relocated permanently to his disaster retreat in rural West Tennessee. The first 60 pages of his book are available for review and download at http://www.nofema.com.
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Contributed by Richard Bryant of The Prepper Journal.
Israel on Sunday confiscated nearly 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land near an Israeli settlement south of Bethlehem in the West Bank — a move described by Israeli rights group Peace Now as “unprecedented in its scope since the 1980s.”
Settlements built on Palestinian land occupied by Israel, including East Jerusalem, are deemed illegal by the United Nations. Israel’s refusal to halt their construction and expansion has at times arrested the peace process and increased resentment and distrust among Palestinians.
In a statement published on its website, Peace Now condemned the latest land confiscation and said it further damaged the chance of achieving a last peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a two-state solution.
Labor Day has arrived, and families across the country will be getting their backyards ready for barbecues. In progressive circles, a familiar message is making the rounds: Buy union. Make sure your grill is a Weber or Thermador, made by union hands. Eat Butterball and Hebrew National franks. A list of brands has been circulating on social media sites with the goal of urging pro-labor consumers to support members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and other food sector and manufacturing unions.
A U.S. lawmaker is calling for the arming of Ukrainian forces engaged in fighting Russian troops along the nation’s eastern border with Russia. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, is in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on a fact-finding mission into the monthslong conflict there between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military. Appearing on CNN’s “State of […]
Ahhh…fall. The last long weekend of summer is here. The weather will begin to be crisp. Fall colors will begin to peek out of the trees. Kids are going back to school.
This year, the kids have something new to rejoice over. Students can be very thankful that First Lady Michelle Obama has become the unelected Food Nazi of school cafeterias across the nation. They can look forward to delicious meals at the cafeteria and glowing good health because of the fare they will be served.
Mrs. Obama is determined to whip school lunches into shape with stringent guidelines. This is the same Mrs. Obama who recently discussed how baffling it was to try and decipher a food label before her drive to get the FDA to improve them:
So there you stood, alone in some aisle in a store, the clock ticking away at the precious little time remaining to complete your weekly grocery shopping, and all you could do was scratch your head, confused and bewildered, and wonder, is there too much sugar in this product? Is 50 percent of the daily allowance of riboflavin a good thing or a bad thing? And how on Earth could this teeny little package contain five whole servings?(source)
Yeah, this is definitely the person we want in charge of children’s nutrition. Fortunately, you no longer have to be confused because the new labels have the same information in big letters to clarify it for you. Which is sort of like shouting in English to a person who doesn’t understand English in the hopes that your volume will aid in their comprehension.
Anyway back to school lunches.
The ironically named “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” has placed strong regulations on what can be served in school cafeterias, and in what amounts:
- More vegetables and fruit will be offered daily, including greater variety in colorful produce to provide an array of nutrients and fiber. Low-calorie options will be emphasized, and starchier types will be limited.
- Fat-free and low-fat milk ,as well as lower-fat meat options, like skinless chicken breast, will contribute to a fat-trimmed menu.
- Whole grains will contribute at least half of all grains offered; over time, all grains should become whole.
- Zero grams trans fat in any ingredient or product served.
- Gradual reduction in sodium content over time. (As noted by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, prior to the above regulations, some school lunches contained more than 60 percent of the daily recommended quantity of sodium for children.)
- Appropriate caloric requirements and nutrient needs for specified age groups. (Source)
USNews.com, cheerfully reporting for the
Ministry of Propaganda White House, says that the kids are absolutely thrilled with this turn of events.
Moreover, another reported that, contrary to initial beliefs, kids are actually enjoying the healthier changes. School administrators across U.S. public schools were asked to report students’perceptions, waste and satisfaction levels about their school lunch. Surveys showed that students liked the meals, at least to some extent, by the end of the first year of implementation, and complaints about the new meals decreased significantly by the end of the year. Suburban and urban public schools even reported less waste and fewer dropouts of the lunch program compared to rural schools. (Source)
However, some vocal students seem to disagree with this “study” – vehemently and with photographic evidence.
Mmmm….doesn’t that look healthy and delicious? Don’t forget, the kids are also being “protected” from excess calories with limited portions of the above.
Just to be clear – the lunches above are the ones kids are getting whether they purchase the “food” or have it subsidized by the government. If your kids attend public school, you’re probably going to want pack them a lunch from home
Lest you think that the new lunch regulations only affect the lunches of mere mortal children, Sidwell Friends School is adhering to the new standards too. Sidwell Friends is the private school where the Obama girls attend (while protected by armed agents, unlike our kids ensconced in their gun-free-zone schools – but that is another article).
Here’s the menu for Sasha and Malia this week, from the Sidwell Friends website:
September 2, 2014
Snack: Breadsticks & Cheese
Watermelon, Feta and
All Natural BBQ Wings
Black Bean & Tortilla Casserole
Sautéed Local Greens
Steamed Sweet Corn & Peppers
Farmer’s Market Cantaloupe
September 3, 2014
Snack: Freshly Baked Muffins
Tuna, Pasta Salad
Classic Pepperoni & Cheese
Variety of Veggie Flatbread Pizza
Garlic Roasted Local Zucchini
September 4, 2014
Snack: Grapes & Cheese
Chilled Blueberry Soup
Lentil, Beet & Orange Salad
All Natural Meatball Subs
Farmer’s Market Vegetable
Baked Potato Wedges
Farmer’s Market Peaches
September 5, 2014
Snack: Yogurt Variety
Local Cantaloupe, Arugula and Prosciutto Salad
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad
Bell & Evans Baked Chicken Patties
“End of Summer Ragout”
Local Yellow & Green Beans
Basmati Rosemary Rice
Here’s a photo from the Sidwell Friends lunchroom. (source)
My goodness. I don’t understand what those public school children are complaining about. Clearly, the kids of the nation are all being subjected to the same guidelines, whether they attend a public school or a private one.
I’m starting to understand why all of those peasants in France got so ticked off at Marie Antoinette.
Learn about Michelle Obama’s garden in her book:
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Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. She is the author of The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom. Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy, which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and you can email her at email@example.com
Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:
1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.
This article takes the view of the third thesis. The author belongs to those who, after thousands of hours of research, came to the conclusion that the 9/11 false flag operation was planned by a Zionist network, with the aim of dragging the United States into a “war on terror” of their invention, of which the only ultimate beneficiary will be Israel, as Netanyahu well understood from the very day: “It’s very good […], it will generate immediate sympathy […], strengthen the bond between our two peoples.”
See original article here: Watch: US broadcaster Mike Malloy wipes the floor with Zionist apologists