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Is Another Westgate/Beslan Comming?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by erudne, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Security cameras captured the horrifying moments after four terrorists opened fire and shoppers fled for their lives, abandoning one another in terror, in the upscale Westgate shopping mall at the beginning of four days of carnage that left more than 60 dead, and 175+ wounded a year ago.
    “We have not put law enforcement in a position where they are going to win. We’ve put them in a very hard position. There are ways to set them up in a much better position. There are ways to fix it.
    “But until an incident happens, we won’t fix it.
    “That’s not how we work.”
    That is the assessment that haunts me when professionals talk about what will happen when a simple terrorist cell with basic small unit tactics attacks a soft target in the United States, such as a school, or mall, or a sporting event. The man who made these comments should know; his thrown-together five-man cell ran a counter-terrorism exercise against 150 state troopers in an elementary school, and “killed” 50 of them in a slaughter, discussed in the following video.
    It’s sobering, isn’t it?
    But it gets worse.
    ISIS, Hamas, and Hezbollah terrorists have been infiltrating over our southern border for years; four more were just arrested, though an amnesty-minded media doesn’t want to address the story, as it shows how the Democrats (and Republicans, going back decades) have utterly and intentionally failed to secure the border.
    No one wants to think about Westgate Mall, or how it could have been in Raleigh, or Tampa, or Sacramento, or Cleveland, just as easily as it was Nairobi.
    It took four days for the Kenyan police and military (and rumor has it, elite military units from outside the country) to end the attack. 67 people died, including the four terrorists. More than 175 people were wounded.
    Two of the four Westgate Mall attackers. The one on the right seems to have very little respect for the capability of of responding government forces.
    I think about such things when a trailer loaded with machine guns is stolen in a professional-looking theft, and then I think to the horrors of what can indeed happen here.
    When such an attack hits the United States—and most professionals agree that it is merely a matter of “when,” not “if”— Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama and their craven ilk won’t save your lives. No, they’re scurry for their secure rooms and hide behind their armed guards, and stare in mute horror, protesting with the lie, “but we didn’t know.”
    But they will have known, because we’ve long known what will happen.
    When these events unfold, it will be those few law enforcement officers and even fewer prepared citizens inside the target areas who will stand virtually alone against those intent on slaughter, saving lives and risking their own in the process.
    We will need our concealed carriers like Nick Meli, our armed security guards like Jeanne Assam, and our off-duty police officers like Lisa Castellano.
    Such a man, a former Royal Marine, is credited with saving a hundred lives at Westgate by going back again and again to rescue those who could not rescue themselves due to shock and fear.
    This former Royal Marine, who is not identified for security reasons, is credited with saving dozens during the Westgate Mall attack.
    Undercover police officers and others armed with nothing more than handguns did much to save lives in those first horrifying hours, when mindset and training proved to be all important to saving as many lives as possible.
    You can choose to be the kind of person who makes the decision to prepare for the known reality of evil people in this world, or you can choose to be a pawn and a sure victim.
    Choose wisely.
  2. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Incidents will continue. We have NOT closed the borders, educated Adults who need to Parent their children, ARMED and trained all citizens for self-protection. TIME to reinstate mandatory service, be it the Peace corp, Military or some other sort of help for society, Maybe even litter patrol for a year or assisting in hospitals and prisons.

  3. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    In the Information Age, closed borders couldn't stop the flow of information exchange. This isn't a racial conflict, or even really a war between nations. It's a war of culture and ideology, and these can spread through conversation and the written word. Even with tighter borders, we would never cut off international travel or visitors. The next suicide bomber could be a Swede who enters the country on a work visa, or an American who feels dispossessed and turns to zealotry to find purpose and validation for his butt-hurt.

    We can stop a lot, but we can't stop everything. Bad things will happen... to a very, very, very small percentage of the population.

    Having a realistic understanding of this enables us to make an educated decision about what we are or aren't willing to commit to.

    Many are preparing to face AKs with beer bellies, high blood pressure, and pocket .380s.
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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Is Another Westgate/Beslan Coming?

  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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