By John Farnam
Terror event in the UK:
Another terrorist suicide bombing, this time at the entrance to a packed entertainment arena, just as a popular concert ended. At least twenty two dead on the spot (a number sure to go up), fifty nine injured.
For those souls, in the unlikely event Western Civilization ever gets serious about terrorism, it is already too late. For the rest of us, it is time to reevaluate our lifestyles and routines, once more!
There is no logical reason to believe these attacks upon the innocent in the UK, Western Europe, and CONUS will diminish any time soon, nor is there any reason to believe that governments will do anything effective to stop them!
There is “security,” and there is “security theater.” We have precious little of the former, far too much of the latter. We see the results!
Given the foregoing:
1) Beware of crowds! My advice is to stay away from concerts, sporting events, large gatherings of any kind, particularly those with a political or religious theme, particularly Christian and Jewish. When you must go, keep your head up and stay sober. Don’t get too far from the door. When you see “trouble in the making,” get out of there!
2) Carry a trauma kit! During a shooting or bombing attack, many wounded and immobile remain untreated for an hour or more. It may be a while before any kind of medical help arrives. Many bleed-out in the interim! Tourniquets, IBD’s, and Combat Gauze are literal lifesavers, but only when you have them with you and are practiced in their use!
3) Go armed! There is no “substitute” for loaded guns that you can get into action instantly. There are some forms of evil that cannot be adequately repelled short of gunfire. You must be prepared and ready to deliver it, with precision and adequate volume. Places where I can’t be armed, such as nightclubs and theme parks, I don’t go!
4) Don’t go anywhere without your cell phone! They don’t always work, but in an emergency your ability to communicate will be critical to your survival. In addition, dress so that you can walk several miles when necessary, on gravel. Have cash, credit cards. Carry a tactical flashlight.
5) Forget offshore travel for the foreseeable future, particularly to the UK, Europe, anywhere in the Middle East, Mexico and anywhere in South America. Even when traveling domestically, keep informed, keep your head up. Stay away from big metro areas, particularly NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, and a host of others. Be prepared to cancel travel plans, even at the last minute, when there are genuine safety concerns.
6) Understand that you’re on your own! Police do what they can, but “protection” is not going to follow you around like an obedient puppy. The one, and the only one, who will be called upon to save your life, is going to be you. You’re going to have to learn to live with that!
Western Civilization has still not woken-up, and may never! Down here in peon-land, Operators don’t wait for “permission.” We look-after our own best interests, and we don’t apologize!
“Now remember, when things look bad, and it looks as if you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. Because, when you lose your head, and you give up, then you ain’t gonna win, and your ain’ t gonna live. That’s just the way it is.” ~ Josey Wales (played by Clint Eastwood) in the 1976 feature film, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”
About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.
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