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Of Forces of Z and American Kings of Borneo....

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"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

-Sir Winston Churchill

In a world where honor and values we freedom loving  Americans and our allies hold dearly are slowly eroding,  who are the rough men? I wager the rough men are we secret warriors who have ventured in and out of harms way form time ,eternal.  Given that fact, what then, makes a secret warrior uphold his honor to retain the secret life he once led? Sometimes, a secret life often long ago?  

What sort of man retains his silence, often to a system that shows him no respect for such difficult honorable deeds or loss of a brother in arms underfire in a place where no one can know where he was? Why  does the secret warrior elect not  to leak his tradecraft or exploits  to groups like wikileaks ;  but rather  retain those secrets with little or no fanfare for most of the rest of his life --even when  his exploits  and conflict they represent may  have long since been de-classified or  no longer hold  any strategic or significant value ?

What Kind of men are we to do that?

For we Yanks, like to think that in times of conflict, we are the toughest hombres on the block, especially when it comes time to showing any enemy of free men,   how wrong they are to have oppressed said free men. When the Merde  starts to fly and stick - that starts a conflict --  We often step into it; and in turn  step up to the plate and clean things up - bang up job all the way around.  But that is not always the case.

Many times our allies come to the fore front of a campaign  and wage havoc in ways equal  or surpassing fear and destruction to an enemy force that all the sophisticated organized might in the world  can't stop it .  While other secret warriors receive such little notoriety, others morph into legend but are known to be the true heroes amongst their peers and modern legacy, like Mess.

Such legends often spawn other legends, much in the way the true secret warriors of World War II Borneo spawned a Joesph Conrad -esque tale and movie about that arena of conflict titled of the "Farwell to the King;" one of the most curious legends and  little known tales of Unconventional warfare in yet , one of the most deadly backwater campaigns of WW II.

To say the jungle island of WW II Borneo was anything less than a mystical  Kipling- esque never-never land that was then,  and  today still is a land that time and 'Limes'- ( --quinine  to prevent malaria, you know..) forgot  is to say that the Islamic insurrections in the middle-east  and union protests  in U.S. of February 2011 are not about Islamo fascist control of our nation.

Borneo: Third Largest island in the world and during WW II loaded with nasty not so friendly Imperial Japanese stooges  -- read  that forces; myths of  local headhunters,   Australians and  Americans. And some of the most true exploits and most effective special operations units of all time,  made Borneo a style of  warfare  that for some remained classified and for others made the tale about them abound in mystique that some of the most closet  most intense this back water operation anything but that.

 

BACKGROUND:

The secret war of Borneo culminating with the Borneo campaign of 1941-1945 was one of the most complex operations involving 311 op borneo AAllied land, air and sea forces in the war. It was also the last Australian campaign to be planned and undertaken.

 

Borneo had been captured by the Japanese in early 1942. Most of the island was part of the Netherlands East Indies (modern Indonesia) but the north and north-west was British territory. During 1942 and 1943, many prisoners of war, including Australians, were sent to various locations on the island. ...The decision by the Allies to invade Borneo in 1945 was for the most part political. It had only marginal strategic value. General Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief of Allied forces in the South-West Pacific Area, planned the operation partly to alleviate concerns of the Australian government that its forces were being relegated to operational backwaters, as New Guinea had become. MacArthur had largely left Australian forces out of the most significant operation of this stage of the war - the liberation of the Philippines - with only some warships and a few air force units taking part. The invasion of Borneo was intended to make Australian forces more visible again in pressing home the war against Japan. General MacArthur selected Borneo partly on the basis that bases on the island could be used to support an invasion of Java. The recapture of Java from the Japanese would formally restore control of the Netherlands East Indies to the Dutch. The Allies would also be able to capture the many oilfields in Borneo; however, this would have little effect on the war because American air and naval blockades of Japan had virtually cut off Borneo from Japan. No oil was reaching Japan from Borneo. And by the time it would all  be over,  another  special  forces legend would be born, and  25 years later another legend to this never-never land involving  a mythical Marine Sergeant from Corregidor by the French Author who wrote of him would also appear...

A  Marine Sergeant named Learoyd

Do to the secrecy  of  MacArthur's  Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB )much of the popular myth  the non participants of the secret war or share of any  secret operations in Borneo comes from  the book and subsequent underrated epic movie  both titiled--  "Farwell to The  King," based on  the 1969 novel L'Adieu au Roi by French author Pierre Schoendoeffer  who took great license from tales he learned as a French  Soldier meeting various Ausies and Yanks who had served in the secret back water war, of Borneo. Produced 22 years ago, the story goes like this:

As a U.S. Marine  -- Sergeant Learoyd -- with several of his marines -- all  retreat  from the Japanese invasion of the Philippines and subsequent fall of Corregidor  by commandeering a small boat ,  they head across the open sea in a small bat and land via vicious surf  onto a Borneo beach.  There blessed to have found land , Sgt Learoyd  and mates,  take off and into the waiting hands of the Japanese who brutally execute them all -  scared he runs deep into the jungle where his is captured by native Bornese head hunter tribesmen , where through ritual and acceptance by them challenges the heir apparent to the throne of  Borneo and killing him becomes the King of Borneo -- the leader of a   personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling.

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When a  British Captain and commando leader assigned to Australia SOA 'Zed force' and his  Black Colonial Queens West African Rifle Regiment Sergeant,  are parachuted into the jungle Learoyd's tribesmen find them and deliver them to Learoyd he tells them of how he came to be King. They  give him the standard UW line( seemingly written in WW II Borneo) (him they need the reluctant  Communist King and his tribesmen to join them,  and their about to arrive supplemental joint Aussie  and American OSS team , to  fight the..  Learoyd who has taken a wife, takes a wife, and believed that WW II is behind him will have no part in the war until it  arrives at his front door of his longhouse.  A combined Japanese air attack and corespnding with by the commandos arrival seal his fate and Learoyd's emerald forest changes,  Circumstance forces him to revert to his military tactics to save his tribe he  conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.. Demanding a treaty from General MacArthur to ensure the  post war period keeps the Borneo people free, Learoyd  becomes enraged when Macarthur's treaty with the Borneo people is not up held he surrenders' himself AWOL so that they are given there stone age Jungle and its freedoms. However,  while he is locked in the  brig of the transport ship  ferrying him back to the states to face certain courts martial,  Learoyd is released by  his friend the British SOE team leader,   who in  the end,  allows Learoyd to jump ship and swim to shore and make way back into the jungle to  from  and disappear amongst the natives  back into the wilds of  Borneo.


"Farewell to the King," is a 1989 film written and directed by John Milius. It stars  British Nigel Havers as the SOE officer,  Fran McRae as the Black British colonial Sgt., famed surfer Gerry Lopez as a headhunting Borneo  tribesman and Nick Nolte, as the Marine Sergeant Learoyd. 311 miliiusMilius' does a great job directing the film. His images here have a similarity to a David Lean military picture, like Bridge On The River Kwai, or Lawrence Of Arabia.   Milius has brought us some of the better U.S. themed military action movies including Uncommon Valor a fictional film based on Vietnam MIA hunters ; The  Wind and the Lion, based on President Theodore Roosevelt's morocco expedition of 1904 and  Rough Riders (which assisted in helping congress select the same Colonel Teddy Roosevelt for a posthumous Medal of Honor )-- all draws us in wonderful and gripping, thought-provoking, action adventures.  Farewell to the King has one of the finest on screen CQB sequences ever dramatized.

While Milius was not in the military, he often chooses stories with characters which reflect the values and mind set of the professional soldier which is why his films have served those audiences, well. Any elite commando trooper or adventurer with a military background can watch a Milius directed film and see the detail he takes to insure the character arches reflect values of the American Servicemen and ideas taken to watching this film cannot be anything but griped by it, as it is  a thinking man's "war movie". "Farewell To The King," shows the war through the eyes of a man who has been to hell and back. It draws us in wonderful and gripping, thought-provoking, action adventure. 

Yet for all the fine and wonderful effort  the director put into "Farwell To The King", not he nor author Pierre Schoendoeffer could have known that much of the  stories involving  characters in the secret back water war, of Borneo were not true -- yet had a truth to them than greater than  the non fiction  characters they depicted. You see, the books original author  as a former soldier may have  by his writing in  1969 have learned of tales and legends of the secret operations in the Borneo Highlands  in WW II,  but even so, since it  his take on the real folks whom they were based on was still very highly classified. His tale and the Hollywood version of it, could only 'dance around" the facts. And if  the following facts you  read below were  somehow 'available' to him  to draw upon.. Schoendoeffer fictional tale is actually better than the fine credit is has received.

The Movie and MacArthur's Secret

Sgt. Learoyd the King was a fictional  creation of  Schoendoeffer as was the British officer Fairbourne...Or were they?  Both were based on real secret warriors who fought in that theater?   Again since the exploits of the actions  were not declassified  until  nearly 2000, the most interesting fact of the movie is how the truth of the back story is a honest interpretation based on here say and legend,  that were spoken openly at the time  of authorship.

For instance, few openly knew (until well into the mid to late 1980's of General MacArthur's very classified and secret Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB).  Let alone how the AIB authorized the Borneo back water war, and yet although all American in concept, most of its personnel for Borneo, were not. 311 Aussie FELO Z

As you may recall  Macarthur forbade  Donovan's  OSS was to operate in  the pacific, he had the Army's  G-2, U.S. Navy ONI,   and Brits Dutch and Aussies  to round out  AIB for that job...but know one knew the detail or how jointly special ops AIB really was until long after the war.  The AIB  had something more seasoned than the new Army Alamo Scouts  or  driect action mission Rangers,  Marine Raiders or Navy Frogmen :  A  force in the combination of  the OSS OG's ( Operational Groups )  he disliked that was originated  elsewhere...

Z Special Unit, also known as Z -Forceor the Services Reconnaissance Department  (SRD)...

311 Z flagWas a joint Allied special forces unit formed to operate behind Japanese lines in Southeast Asia;  including Borneo,  South east Asia. Predominantly staffed by Aussies, Z Special Unit was a specialist recon and sabotage  and unconventional warfare unit that included Brits,  Dutch, New Zealanders Indonesians, Timorese and the people of Borneo. Z force predominantly operated on Borneo and the islands of the former Dutch or Netherlands East Indies.

Besides the Borneo operations the unit carried out a total of 81 covert operations in the South West Pacific theatre under the AIB and countless others throughout Borneo. Parties inserted by parachute or submarine to provide intel and conduct unconventional guerilla warfare( UW). The best-known of these missions were Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau,  two of the most classic and maritime commando sorties  of the war both of which involved super endurance swimmer canoeist SBS style raids  on Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbor; however  the latter of which resulted in the unfortunate  deaths of twenty-three commandos either in action or by execution after capture, by which experts in the field say was due to infil /exfil techniques to the target that Using operational swimmers via  underwater combat diver  insertion, would have resulted differently.

Few details of these operations have been officially released, although details have emerged from the personal accounts of some Z Special Unit personnel.

How Z-Force came to be:  Meet the AIB

Prior to couple years leading up to MacArthur's landings in Borneo in 1945,  the South East Asia South West pacific theater  was  mostly Japanese occupied and the allies had not gotten there act together.

While the OSS and British SOE were operating in Europe and China-Burma-India theater -- all fairly close to Borneo --,  Macarthur forbid Donovan's OSS to operate in the Pacific Theater to which he was Supreme Commander,  and  where Borneo logistically  fell under during the war. 311 AIB 

So he established the Allied Intelligence Bureau(AIB) to meet  the needs of joint British Dutch a U.S. and Australian Special operations under his force command, in the Pacific theater.  Established in June 1942 under the command of Australian Colonel C.G. Roberts, He reported directly to U.S.,   Major-General Charles A. Willoughby who was MacArthur' s  Chief Intelligence Officer for the  South West Pacific area (SWPA). Interestingly enough Willoughby was born in Germany and named Karl Widenbach at birth. He still spoke with a thick German accent when he worked for MacArthur. He was an admirer of Spanish dictator, General Franco. 

 

A joint U.S., Aussie, Dutch, Kiwi, and Brit intel and spec ops agency, AIB was responsible for all operating parties of spooks(spies) coast watchers  and commandos behind Jap lines in order to collect intelligence and conduct nconvetional against Jap forces  under General MacArthur's. The AIB was formed in June 1942 to coordinate the existing Allied propaganda and guerrilla organizations. The first controller of the AIB was Colonel C.G. Roberts. At its peak the AIB contained men from ten individual services and controlled or coordinated eight separate organizations. The role of the AIB was to obtain information about the enemy:

 

"...to weaken the enemy by sabotage and destruction of morale and to lend aid and assistance to local effort to he same end in enemy territories." ~AIB motto

 

There were four sections of AIB: A, B, C and D.

B Section, focused on secret intelligence, and was known as Secret Intelligence Australia(SIA). Ironically and much to General MacArthur's displeasure, B section reported directly to MI6 in London but was not accountable in any way to either the Aussies or MacArthur.( Ironically in the Farewell to the King Movie the British Officer in the field  is reporting directly to London as well...a fact little know  by the public at the time of the writing...) C Section,  gathered field intelligence through Coast Watchers (aka M-Force), natives and civilians.  D section was the psyops, propaganda arm. However it was A Section that concerns this tale.

 

A Section AIB, was later known as the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD)(aka Zed Force Z Force and Z Special Unit , mentioned earlier). It was also known as Inter-Allied Services 311 Z smallDepartment (IASD), Special Operations Australia (SOA) and was an Aussie military intel and special recon unit (SR). Authorized by Australia's first and only Field Marshal, Sir Thomas Albert Blamey (Decorated with GBE, KCB CMG, DSO, ED 24 January 1884 - 27 May 1951) in March of 1942, following the outbreak of war, the unit was modeled initially on the British Special Operations Executive(SOE); it organized initially by a  British Army officer and was also renamed Special Operations Executive Australia (SOA). When the AIB was established in June 1942, SRD became a branch of AIB.

SRD /IASD/ SOA oversaw intelligence-gathering, reconnaissance and raiding missions in Japanese-occupied areas. This was primarily done via M- force as coast watchers and Z Force as unconventional SR operatives focusing on information collection and commando operations.

While MacArthur had U.S. Marine Raiders and U.S. Navy UDT's for direct action Amphibious missions and Alamo Scouts and Rangers working behind the lines in for MacArthur's American operations, by the time Borneo happened the AIB was  cooking up pure genius!

Borneo and Z Force  

Prior to MacArthurs amphibious landings on Borneo in 1945, Z-Force was the ticket to cause fear in the hearts and minds of the Jap and kick his ass.311 Z forcemen with Owen Between 1943-1945, Z Special Unit conducted SR Ops, harassing attacks and sabotage behind Jap lines in Borneo, as well as the training of natives for operations very similar to what today's U.S. Army SF and Aussie SAS considers to be Unconventional warfare(UW) . These operations were fought at such a high tempo and ferocity of fire power, that the Japs  only saw and felt Owen Sub-guns ablaze  and could not anticipate the fine suppressed  Barrel of the near silent, Welrod 9mm Silences Pistol  or sub sonic .45 from a Delisle carbine,  let alone blow darts from a Dahlak blow gun...as the Z Forces used their fine stealthy skills of Bush and Jungle  fighters;   and assaulting with intensity, that they  to really put fear into the enemy.

 The first of these operations was Operation Python (which was split into two operations Python I and Python II)

Python I

311 FGL ChesterWas the first Borneo Z -Force op. Led by Francis George Leech Chester,  a  charismatic South African born British officer and rubber plantation owner before the war,  Chester was the Bad ass Richard Marcinko of the Z Force.  Chester's Z operatives reported on Jap sea-traffic in the Sibuti passage and the Balabac Strait of the Sulu Sea, just to the north of North Borneo. After landing along Labian Point in early October 1943 while he dashed about and harassed jap forces with nasty hit and run raids. They also supported and provided equipment and supplies for Filipino guerrillas under the command of an American officer, Captain J. A. Hamner.

Chester found out on a later operation, that due to the activities of Python I a number of posters with a picture of Chester offering $15,000 reward for his capture-dead or alive were offered by the Japs for his capture...and legend had it that he could "cut his way through close jungle quicker than almost any man alive", but that he had never known him walk more than 100 yards in Melbourne without summoning a taxi"

Chesters operatives form this operaiton were highly decorated and he was awarded a  British  DSO and the American Presidential Medal of Freedom. Unfortunately he died from complicaitons of blackwater fever shortly after the war.

Python II

In January 1944,  Z force officer Bill Jinkins,  led Z Special Unit operatives with the objective of organizing the native population for guerrilla warfare. These early efforts did cause havoc to the enemy  not bear any significant results.311 SEMUT I

Through the rest of 1944-45 , Z-Force Operations Agas 1 and Agas 3, Jaguar, Crocidile Politician  and  Semut I, II, III and IV  were all operations  groups of five to 25 commandos carried out within  interior Jungle and coastal sea lane  surveillance, sabotage, attacks against Jap forces, and the training of Bornean resistance forces in UW The Guerrillas with their own native  skills set had the Japanese running mad .

Vast details of these operations have emerged from the personal accounts of some Z Special Unit personnel, which our next months story will delve into... 

 

Operations SEMUT : Z Force and Headhunters,

The wild men of Borneo 

Bangau Gugang was  a Dahlak tribes men with operating with a Z Force group after he was brought from Ba Kelalan valley to Long Beluyu as a porter.

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Upon reaching Long Beluyu he and two other men were ordered to go with a group to Sabah. According to Bangau he had a very interesting experience in Merapok. In his own words:

"...once when they had a fierce fight with the Jap troops in Merapok, he was running out of bullets, so he had to find a way out from the fighting ground. By so doing he met with a Jap soldier, whom he guessed also had no more bullets. He charged after him. A few times the Jap soldiers aimed at him as he was chasing the Jap soldier; they but failed to open fire. He continued chasing him by swimming in the water under the 'Nipah' trees by the bank of the Lawas River somewhere in Merapok...At last he managed to get him by surprise and beheaded him. Sang Sigar (an interpreter) tried to ask him what gun he was using, but he told him that he wasn't sure of the gun, but that it was the usual type his friends were using.

~ Personal account of Bangau Gugang as told to Sang Sigar at Ba Kelalan in 1997, For Aussie SAS Command HQ, Z-Force  historical project 'Voices of Borneo'

"...Bangau Gugang was indeed a:  'member of my small party which I led against a small party of Japs in the mangroves at Merapok. We were up to our necks and waist in water, the distance between the two opposing groups was between approx 2 1/2 yards to 10 yards, the 311 griffiths marshstandard of shooting on both sides was appalling, so that to the best of my knowledge, the only two Japs killed by gun fire were from my carbine. The Japs were never renown for their accuracy, the headhunters even less so. Bangau states that he ran out of bullets. Every guerrilla was issued with ten rounds. I kept a small cache in reserve (the shortage was due to Major Tom Harrisson's incompetent logistics). Bangau (and the others) had a rough time. Ah Toh[ another Native guerrilla fighter] and I had to scream to cease-fire then we attacked the Japs with our parangs[long machete like knifes]. It was a hideous experience for all of us who were involved (more so for the poor Japs I suppose). That plus a few other incidents in Libya, Greece and Crete left me with a legacy of nightmares for many years. That Bangau remembers so vividly his experiences in that incident touches me."

 

~ a Personal account of Tribesmen Bangau Gugang at the Bala-Palaba Incident during  Operation Semut, 1945 as told  by Former Z-Force Semut I operative ] Corporal Roland Griffiths-Marsh , to   Major  Jim Truscott Austrsailian SAS in December 1996 , For Aussie SAS Command HQ, Z-Force  historical project 'Voices of Borneo.'

311 Semut 1234 AgasTales like the above quotes, the legends of Semut and its characters like Bangau Gugang ,   are most likely where author Schoendoerrfer got his material for "Farewell to the King" but sharing a beer  as a former French Para with Legionnaire in Indochina during the 1950's.

WWII Jap occupied Borneo was no picnic. They treated all of the indigenous peoples like scum:  Japs massacred many many Malay and Dayak peoples often, especially among the Dahlaks of the Kapit Division (state) of Sarawak  on Borneo. Following this treatment, the Dahlaks formed a special force to assist the AIB SRD  Z force men Using a special skill set they had all but prior to the Japanese arrival had abolished to put the fear into the japs: Head Hunting.

In 1944, 'Z' Force- men - were sent to the island to encourage Dahlak villagers to engage the Japanese in guerrilla warfare. This was to become highly successful. Operation Semut  I and the Merapok  and Bala-Palaba incident from Corproal Griffths-Marsh and Bangau,  represented one of several dozen smaller special operations conducted by the  Z-Force  within one UW enterprise. 

But what of MacArthurs Allied Intelligence Bureau  with American Army Captain CJ Hanmmer of AIB  supported by Z-Force from Borneo and  mentioned earlier, - Were there eother Americans as well,  to influence the Farwell to The King legend ?

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Cobelry Crew: B-24 Pilots who bailed out over Borneo

Yes ! Is the answer and it is now referred to as "The Airmen and the Headhunters".

 This fascinating tale of an event, took place in the final year of World War II: A small band of U.S. Army airmen parachuted into the dense jungles of Borneo after there B-24 Liberator was shot down in there by the Japanese over Borneo. Landing in good condition they were befriended by the Dahak people in the high jungle plateau,  and were the only other Americans there during WW II.

  "....With no radio all they knew of the world's third biggest [island] could be summed up in the Barnum and Bailey Circus phrase, 'the wild men of Borneo.' These 'wild men' had been headhunters ... and, who knows, maybe some of them still were."

Maybe?!!? 

Balderdash! These were practicing headhunters!

Another Z Force Operative Chinese/Australian Jack Wong Sue confirmed this:

311 Agas Z unit team"Part of the job was to train local guerilla forces consisting of Malays, Chinese and other native forces.


Jack Wong Sue, FGL Chester and OP Agas team

The short, dark and muscular Murut head hunters of Sabah like all others, had a deep hatred of the cruel Japanese of the time. They were masters in the art of head hunting. Their blow pipes were deadly accurate and they took great delight in collecting Japanese head trophies that were often displayed on top of village poles. The third death march in Borneo consisted of 75 POW and approximately 200 Japanese soldiers. Jackie followed part of this route with his commanding officer for 5 days. Sadly, the POW were  dropping off like flies as their Japanese captors slaughtered the weak and falling. Powerless to help in any way, they had to return to Sandakan. When the last POW fell,the Muruts would have wasted no time in delivering their poisonous darts into Japanese flesh.."

~ Jack Wong Sue, Z-Force operative of Ausitralan/Chinese heritage

Z force --  in fact some who came to rescue the Americans seven months later --  and did so with tribesmen who were Head Hunters against the Japs. The American Airmen survived their hospitality for minding their manners and acting:

"... like guests, not soldiers. In return they were fed, clothed and hidden from the Japanese until their dramatic rescue - [from the British Major  who the " Farwell to the King" British officer was based upon]- seven months later."

~ Judith Heinman

(These airmen are a fascinating a central part of "The Airmen and the Headhunters," an episode of the 2007  PBS television series "Secrets of the Dead")

 

The reasons these Airmen were able to be rescued was all to do with the real Britsh Major,  his modus operandi and the outfit he ran with whom with the headhunting dahlak tribes men and other Bornese people made the Jap enemy ever wish they had never ventured into this part of the world.

 

'Some of the difficulties encountered by the A.I.B. stemmed from the fact that it had toco-ordinate four separate national groups with differing aims and allegiances; some, undoubtedly, from the fact that the kind of organization it controlled tends to attract men who are not only adventurous but imaginative, individualistic and temperamental to an unusual degree. Such men are enthusiasts who see their own chosen activity, whether it be propaganda, sabotage, or irregular warfare, as exerting a far greater effect on the progress of the war than it actually did..."

~ Major  Jim Truscott Austrsailian SAS in December 1996 , For Aussie SAS Command HQ, Z-Force  historical project 'Voices of Borneo'

 

Enter The Wild man of Borneo: Tom  Harrisson the most offending soul alive  

If  South African Major  F.G.L. Chester of Operation Python I can be compared to Richard Marcinko; Harrisson was  most likely  the character  Schoendoeffer  based the fictional  American Learoyd on, in his Farewell to the King tale!311 harrisson and chief

Major Tom Harnett Harrisson DSO OBE (1911-1976) , was a British polymath (someone whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas...) In the course of his life he was a  Broadcaster, journalist,  explorer Soldier, Guerilla fighter ethnologist, museum curator, archaeologist, documentarian, film-maker, conservationist and writer.  Harrisson was born in Argentina, educated in England at Cambridge, conducted ornithological and anthropological research in Sarawak region of Borneo (1932) and later the New Hebrides (1933-5).Former U.S. Diplomat Judith Heimann and friend of Harrisson's and author of books on both the airmen and the headhunters and Harrisson himself,  describe him as  wild as any headhunter  more specifically: 

 

"the most offending man alive ...A romantic polymath, a drunken bully, an original-thinking iconoclast, a dreadful husband and father, a fearless adventurer, a Richard Burton of his time...[truly] the most offending soul alive. "  For those of you too young to remember Richard Burton the Actor to whom she refers, he really was  one to the true pioneering 'genius bad boys'  British stage and film ,and Harrisson was to have been able to have run circles around him. Harrisson's dark side; hot-tempered, arrogant, hard drinking, with a lifelong penchant for making enemies, he 'married once, probably twice for money' and virtually abandoned his schizophrenic son."

 

But during the war after initial service in the enlisted ranks, Harrisson was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Reconnaissance Corps on 21 November 1943.He had been recruited (some sources say by a confusion of names, despite his apparent suitability) for a plan to use the native peoples of Borneo against the Japanese and attached to  Z Force.

 

311 Harr  DROPOn 25 March 1945, then Major Harrisson leading seven other  Z- Force operatives,  parachuted with from a B-24  Liberator onto a high plateau thus commencing Operation Semut I. The plateau was occupied by the Kelabit head hunters and their guests: the eleven U. S. Airmen.  

 

An indigenous people of the Sarawak highlands in Borneo, the Kelabi tribe, lived at a high elevation on a plateau slightly over 1,200 meters. Because there are few roads and the area is largely inaccessible by river because of rapids, the highlands and the Kelabit are relatively untouched by modern western influences. There, tightly knit communities live in inherited long houses and practice a generations-old form of agriculture - they are cultivators of wet paddy , hill rice, corn,  wet paddy, hill rice,  pineapple, pumpkin, cucumber, bean and fruit. Hunting and fishing is also practiced. Domesticated buffalo are valued highly, seven of which are traditionally required for the dowry for an upper class bride.

 

As the allies moved in on expunging the Japs from Borneo, the Kelabit, like other natives of Borneo, were co-opted by the Allies into fighting the Japanese. Tom Harrison was the man to do the job.  With the old tradition of Head hunting about to be revived, Harrisson's Pre war experience in Borneo was invaluable to organizing the tribes as a combat. Harrisson would lead  the Semut I operations (one of four Semut operations in the area), which parachuted into their midst in 1945 to make contact; they were supplied weapons by the Australian military and played an essential role in the liberation of Borneo.

311 Harrisson useAs expected from a leader like Harrisson, report from those who commanded him and served under him both loved and hated him. His wild seat of the pants eccentric style of leadership was often not approved by his cadre, but adored by the natives. But he and the few dozen Australian Z Force men under him did train a thousand Dayaks from the Kapit Division( state on Borneo) to battle the Japanese with UW guerilla.  His Army of tribesmen killed or captured some 2,000 Japanese soldiers, and were able to provide the Allies with intelligence vital in securing Japanese-held oil fields. He also was instrumental for carving an airstrip out of the high mountains and laden it with a bamboo runway so that a plane could land there to retrieve the stranded U.S. aircrew. Which Harrisson did.  

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Harrisson and Z force with Bamboo Airstrip to evac Airmen form Borneo

Not knowing Harrisson's personal politics, his actions make him an eccentric idealist.  He embraced indigenous people and did become a protector of, and advocate for,them, at odds with traditional anthropologists. Harrisson was a forerunner of the contemporary movement to preserve local cultures and ecosystems... a sold conservationist -- something even special forces units contend with from time to time...But when he did have to step up to the plate and rescue a stranded allied crew and kill the Jap enemy, he did so with wild gallantry only a wild man of Borneo could. Harrisson was a true legend of his own mind.

 

However even his legend shortly became overshadowed before the exploits could be shared over a long house camp fire, they were swallowed up by the tide of General MacArthur...

 

OBOE SIX:

Codenamed Operation Oboe Six: The Battle of North Borneo was part of the second phase of the Allied operations to capture the island of 311 Broneo Inv rocketsBorneo    -- the wider Borneo campaign of the Pacific War, it was fought between 10 June and 15 August 1945 in North Borneo (later known as Sabah ).  And by the time it took place Z Force operations were in full tilt in the highlands.

The battle involved a series of amphibious landings by Aussie forces with U.S.Navy gun fire and air cover on various points on the mainland around Brunei Bay and upon islands situated around the bay. Japanese opposition to the landings was sporadic initially, although as the campaign progressed a number of considerable clashes occurred and both sides suffered relatively significant casualties. Ultimately, however, the Allies were successful in seizing control of the region, although to a large extent the strategic gains that possession of North Borneo provided the Allies with were ultimately negated by the sudden conclusion of the war in August 1945.  However, on the morning of, July 1, 1945, MacArthur personally observed the last major amphibious landing of the Second World War, when after the naval bombardment was concluded, the 7th Australian Division hit the beach at Balikpapan. 


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( PHOTO An 8 by 10 inch black and white photograph depicting MacArthur receiving salutes as he comes on board the Cleveland, signed in fountain pen, quite likely on the Cleveland that very day: "Douglas MacArthur, Borneo, 1945". The photo also has "Official photograph USS Cleveland" stamped on the reverse ).

MacArthur's Frogmen

While MacArthur had Army Rangers and Alamo Scouts and Marine 311 UDTRaiders by the time he had reached Borneo for the OBOE SIX landings,   some of  the most notable behind the lines men he had working  for him   were not  Army or Marines,  but U.S. Navy UDT Frogmen. Who were taking gun fire to get his Aussie amphibious forces ashore.  Frogmen, of UDT  11,  18 to be exact . As the U.S. Navy supported the Navy UDT teams 11 and 18 cleared the beaches at Balikpapan. Conducted some harrowing beach reconnaissances:

 

"I was a member UDT Team 11 and participated in the invasion at Brunei Bay and Balikapapan[Borneo]. No mention was made of our work prior to the invasion...There were 3 rows of pile driven posts on the beaches that were to be used for the assult troops. There were also many mines that had to be destroyed. We took care of both of these obstacles and brought back information regarding water depths and beach exits. Without this information no successful landings could have been accomplished. I personally helped brief General MacArthur as to the best possible landing sites...on the invasion of Brunie Bay in Borneo. It was the last invasion of World War II. He changed part of his plan because of what I suggested because I had been swimming into the beaches. "

~Donald Lumsden UDT 11, WW II 

"21 June 1945. Here at last, Team EIGHTEEN learned what its assignment was to be. Orders and the operations plan for the invasion of Balikipapan, S.E. Borneo were published to the team....On the morning of 28 June 1945 (FOX - 3 day) the team performed its assigned duties of clearing the Klandasan beaches for the assault forces just as they had the Manggar Ketjil area. The procedure of dropping and retrieving swimmers was modified somewhat due to the mortar and machine gun fire the enemy was concentrating in the swimming area. Visibility was poor for the second day and softening-up bombing runs weren't completed until 0820 when the LCPRs crossed the gunboat line.  Mark 127 demolition packs were the basic change used on the Klandasan Beach obstacles; the team obtained just enough Mark 127s at Moratai to perform one operation with the larger charges, and since Klandasan was considered the "hotter" beach and the one to be utilized in the landing they were used there.

 

Boats went in very close--within 100 yards to the beach here and one was hit by a 37 millimeter shell, but fortunately a flying mattress absorbed the shrapnel and protected all personnel involved; the gunboats closed to 1000 yards to counter the enemy harassing fire. By 1030 the swimmers were in the LCPRs and returning to the APD, while the control boat remained in a position to view the effect of the shot. The charges had been well placed and the beach lay unobstructed to the passage of assault troops. All hands returned to the SCHMITT and the Commanding Officer made his demolition report to Commander Demolition Unit.

 

At 0600 on 1 July 1945 (FOX Day) a boat carrying three officers and a volunteer boat crew left the ship. This boat was flying a red flag and was designated as Underwater Demolition Team wave guide, whose job it was to lead the first wave to the beach and locate the gap made in the obstacles during the demolition.

 

At 0900 (H-Hour) the Underwater Demolition Team boat led the first wave in, preceding it by one hundred yards. As the wave neared the shore it was discovered by the wave guide that they would hit the beach too far left. Accordingly, instead of retiring at 900 yards as planned, the wave guide shifted to the left flank of the wave and forced it to the right. This quick thinking prevented a possible serious disaster. The entire operation went off as scheduled and proved very successful.

 

On 2 July 1945, eight and a half tons of tetrytol were transported to the beach for use by Australian Army Engineers. On 3 July 1945 at 1900 the SCHMITT left Balikipapan for Morotai. Arriving 6 June 1945, the team departed the same day for Hollandia, New Guinea."

~Navy UDT 18 History

 

(editors Note:  when MacArthur returned to the Philipines it was OSS Operational  UDT Frogmen men who made that possible...again for another time and place...)  

 

RAN  Beach Commandos

 

The Royal Australian Navy also formed commando units along the lines of the British Royal Naval Commandos ( and U.S. Beach Master ...) to go ashore with the first waves of major amphibious assaults( right after UDT 11 and 18 cleared the beach heads) , to signpost the beaches control boat traffic, communicate with the maritime forces,  and carry out other naval tasks. These were known as (Royal -Australian-Navy)RAN Commandos.

311  Beach CommandoIn April 1945, Beach Commando B's Commander B. G. B. Morris, RANVR went into action in the Battle of Tarakan, supporting the Aussie Army's 26 Infantry Brigade and 2nd Beach Group. Two beach commandos were killed and two wounded. Morris was awarded the U.S. Bronze Star for his role in the Tarakan Landings. Beach Commandos A and C, under Lieutenant Commander R. McKauge D.S.C., RANVR took part in the 9th Division and  1st Beach Group's Landing at Brunei and Labuan. Beach Commandos B and D participated in the  7th  Division and 2nd beach  Groups landings in the Battle of Balikpapan.

The Royal Australian Navy  Commandos fought  various direct action missions with gallantry in  support of the major Oboe Six l landings on the beach with great support  coming form their network of native tribal assistance and coast watchers and  the myth of several curious operations and actions  involving some rather flamboyant figures,  some  larger than life - some mythical in proportion,  some who recognition is unknown out side of their tight knit ever fading cadre of members .

But all this was a necessary if ballsy side show these Yank and Aussie High water mark commandos were more a direct action bunch to the real behind the lines adventures of Borneo's Secret Z force warriors . Their network of native tribal assistance, coast watchers and  the myth of several curious operations and actions  involving some rather flamboyant figures,  some  larger than life - some mythical in proportion,  some who recognition is unknown out side of their tight knit ever fading cadre of members.

We may never know how author Schoendoeffer came up with his tales and characters, but Harrisson  alone had to be the inspiration for Learoyd and Fairbourne. Author Schoendoeffer was a former sailor, French Army Alpine soldier and who at the battle for  Dien Ben Phu also became a combat camera man who spent four months as a Vietminh POW. Perhaps he had did invent the Farwell To The King  tale to escape his mind from being a former POW? This remains unclear, despite parallels to people like Harrisson who he may have had access too.

Harrisson's biographer Heinmann back in 2007 suggested we are not winning the current  war in Iraq and Afghanistan  the way General's McCrystal  and Petraeus and Admiral Olson  desire, due to how we do not work with them as the Z force did with the  various folks,  hearts and mind wise:

 

"...the United States is failing to have a major influence on sectarian and tribal leaders in Iraq. In fact, our huge "footprint" in Iraq and Afghanistan may be hurting us more than it helps.

 

That irony came to light recently when I was researching a book about the Allies' special operations in Borneo during World War II...I came to learn these facts in the course of writing a book...And now, as I read the newspapers, I cannot help noticing how in today's unconventional wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our soldiers' and leaders' current lack of success in co-opting the local people contrasts with what was achieved by a small number of American airmen 60-odd years ago..." 

~From "'Guests' can succeed where occupiers fail " By Judith M.  Heinmann, New York Times: Friday, November 9, 2007

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Z Special Unit ( Z Force) Operative training with distinct Owen Submachinegun

The difference between 1945 and now is then the Aussies and allies were finding Other freedom minded tribes the Dahlak and Kalabit people to beat the enemy who was not free.  Today freedom is not a word our enslaved foe's understand. If they did, a Caliphate and Sharia law for the western world would not be a thought for those hell bent on killing world cruising yacht owners who pass out bibles,  or anyone else not wearing  a shemagh or a birka by annihilating anyone not like them, including those of them who understand and  desire freedom.

 

What is clear is that secret warriors do come in all flavors: Wild men of Borneo like Harrisson to mild and in between. Yet the Z Force association decided to stand down due to the passing away of its cadre and that most are now 90 plus years old. The last Z Force reunion was in Summer 2010 and similar to the many unsung former OSS and Brit SOE operatives who stay quit well into their 90's, the surviving cadre of the Z- Force shun the lime light also. Even so the whole of Australian military and patriotic citizens have honored those who lived long enough to surpass Australia's declassification of official secrets acts, as national treasures. Glorious and sad as that is ,the Z Force  modern legacy, the  Aussie SAS has a heritage behind it of the  RAN Commandos and Z-Force which pretty much gave them carte blanche for future UW missions Aussies  have found themselves fighting as allies and leaders,  in all campaigns from  WWII to  Iraq and  Afghanistan. 

 

And how does it all relate to this wonderful tale about a Marine who became a King of Borneo?

 

Perhaps that tale is fable, or better yet a parable. A parable,  to illustrate  how the valiant t Z force men rallied a guerilla battle against the Japs that relied on the passion of theire cadre for the fight and that war has no place for those with utopian ideals be they the fictional Learoyd or the non fictional Harrisson. Fictional Marine Sgt. Learoyd and King  Learoyd --one in the same -- wanted to live in never-never land of the Borneo Highland jungle. Yet ultimately knew, he could not hide from the pressures of outside unless he compromised and used his warrior skills set before disappeared back into the jungle.

 

In real war you go after and hunt the enemy and destroy him and are rarely afforded the luxuary to do little else. And when he is really misguided or hell bent on ending you our your kind, you use all stops including head hunting if that will do it -- to defeat him first.   

 

Harrisson tried to combine the too, as did the fictional Learoyd.  Half of Harrissons troopers understood his eccentric love for "going native" with the Borneo tribes he admired; half did not.  Harrisson like his fictional  Z  Special Unit counterpart  and  both the films British Captain Fairbourne and Learoyd stayed and fought in Borneo due to his fascination with it-a love of the place and the local populace --the war going on there was a secondary motivation. Both Learoyd and Harrisson were view by there fellow operatives as romantic idealists.

 

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We the modern incarnation against a enemy more savage than the Japanese or Nazis ever were -the small cells of Islamo fascist extremists area welcome ring for  the secret warriors Since we are unable to disappear from the enemy of our current unpleasentries, perhaps its time we use Head hunting techniques to counter their garish chainsaw beheadings?    Take each one of them islamo fascists we can find and end them personally. Inflict personal harm to them in ways they feel we are not up too.  And then, use a modern A bomb --  like a the neutron Bomb --- and let it  fall on them where they stand and then engage those more  enlightened Muslims who finally get the picture as to why we may elect to deploy such a weapon.  

 

Headhunting? Its  probably one of the few skills sets second to a neutron bomb which will stop the Islamo-fascist in his track..

War is hell. Why not win it by reminding the bad guys, they you will not beat freedom by offering up enslavement  for  an exchange. Primitive Bornese headhunting tribesmen understood this as did those upside down under backward Aussie 'Diggers',  Who kicked Jap ass in Borneo ... even a  author and director of a fictitious Borneo King knew it!

So what makes a secret warrior retain his secrets? In a world like ours, What kind of  Men are we to retain our honor?

 A rough man.

If your a modern version of a Z Force man, You are a rough man

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Secrecy Doc for Z Special Unit

who does what those who are incapable of what you  do, but expect you to do,  if they, were to find themselves in our boots retaining  the secrets we keep  like we secret warriors have always done... that's why they chose you, 'Boy-O!'

Like those 90 year old Z-Force Diggers and OSS Jedburghs who passed  the torch to   cold war era  Green Berets Marine Recon and SEALs, and they in turn passed it on to you their modern legacy, maybe when your 90 you can tell your tale too!

Keep your secrets until they are later indicated to be otherwise....Tow that line!  

 

Part 2 of this article - coming next month! 

 

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As requested a British Royal Air Force pilot flies up to the back door of a C-130(Hercules)for a photo op.

 

He radios, "How much closer do you want me?"

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They radio, "How much closer can you get?"

 

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Pilot Radios, "Close enough?"

I think that proves that British fighter pilots are still as mad as all other fighter pilots in the world!!! 


A Year at War

 

Thirty thousand American soldiers are taking part in the Afghanistan surge. Here are the stories of the men and women of the First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division.Over the next year, The New York Times will follow their journey in combat.

   

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/world/battalion.html#/NYT/Shorts/20 


 

Big thanks to the guys in the 1BN 327th IN HQ CO 101st Airborne  

at FOB Fenty, Afghanistan.  



 

What to Believe? 

 

In today's information Age we have a powerful new medium to persuade and receive. SMG Greg Horton RET gives us some insight on how to vet information we receive.  

 

To All,

    As a former 37F (Psyop Specialist) I try to look at things like this (see original email below) that come across my computer so I can figure out the various angles or causes that are supported by the originator.  Most of the time there is an underlying cause or message that the person or group who put this together is trying to get out.  Often times it is a very subtle message that turns out to be an excellent propaganda vehicle and is spread by well intentioned people.  This is a textbook example of using Veteran's pride and in many cases a hatred for the ACLU to spread a message that will carry the subtle signature of an ultra left wing group to thousands upon thousands of readers. 

 

        If you start slowly and analyze the techniques used, you will see that this is a very cleverly crafted email.  The second sentence hooks you in by telling you that the first and last photos are put up by an unnamed  Veteran's  group for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Now the vets and patriotic citizens have their interest piqued.  They personalize it by telling how each cross has a name and DOB on it and how "guys sleep in the sand next to it" to protect it.  Then the crafters of this message go on to explain the outrage being perpetrated by the ACLU with a lawsuit to remove all military cross-shaped headstones.  Hooked in!  Then the first photo of the crosses with a casket and American Flag draped over it really cements the readers interest.  More information on ACLU actions and the second photo with the gung-ho sign "Bring 'em On!"  Now the reader is really fired up.  The writer then says "I'm not breaking this one!" 

 

     Ah, but now comes the very subtle message from Brave New Foundation ( http://www.bravenewfoundation.org/about/who-we-are/ ) in the third picture.  You have a big banner that has red letters stating "RETHINK AFGHANISTAN" and the website rethinkafghanistan.com on the left side of the photo.  WHAM there is a subtle message that undoubtedly caught the interest of some readers who went to the website and found an advertisement for the anti-war movie from the Brave New Foundation's creators.  Three individual film critiques should tell you the political ideology of the film:

 

"It should be required viewing for everyone in the White House, the Congress, and the Pentagon."

- Arianna Huffington

"An indispensable guide to what's really going on in Afghanistan."

- Oliver Stone

"A wakeup call for those who still believe our military should be in Afghanistan."

- Michael Moore

Now in advertising (and PSYOP) if you get a 1 to 2 percent return on your advertising flyers it is considered good for the client or operation.  Consider if 100,000 people get that email and say 2% go to www.rethinkafghanistan.com website, then Brave New Foundation had 2,000 people go to their website thanks to the individuals who were well intentioned and sent this message on and did not catch the true message of the email.  I removed all of the headers from the original message because I'm not trying to rip anyone who sent it, this is just a great example of someone who was very creative in getting their message out.  HooAhhh.  PSYOP all the way!  Oh yeah for you new Army troops, us old PSYOPPERS think that MISO stinks as the new name for Psychological Operations. 

 

 

Greg Horton SGM Ret

7th PSYOP Group

 

 

  

 

Word of Truth
The Sky Is  Falling
The Word Of Truth - Alive and Powerful

By Rev G.J. Rako

LTC (Ret)

IN USAR


 There are many different groups predicting the end of the world. These predictions come from many sources. Some of these are the Mayan calendar, the Quatrains of Nostradamus, and confused Christians misinterpreting the Word of God. The scripture is the only source of absolute truth. It is the objective reality of the universe. However, that doesn't stop people from adding their own  foolishness to it and then dogmatically
presenting their own distortions as the truth. These people, no matter how well meaning are lying. They are the Chicken Little's of this world always warning the sky is falling.

Many of these predictions are getting press. Because movies, documentaries, and maybe some of your acquaintances are spewing these lies it is important to know what the Bible teaches.

A basic understanding of dispensations will give you the foundation of Biblical prophecy. A dispensation is a period of time in human history expressed in terms of divine revelation. The inerrancy of the Word of God is the source for looking at history from the divine viewpoint. Therefore, dispensation is a technical theological term used primarily by the apostle Paul in the presentation of the mystery doctrine of this Church Age.

Dispensations are the vehicle by which believers living at a specific time in history can orient to God's will, plan, and purpose for their lives. God's plan is not the same for every dispensation. In fact, the plan is quite different in each dispensation. The most difficult and subtle plan to learn by a believer is the Church Age or protocol plan of God. Old Testament believers were under the ritual plan of God. Our Lord Jesus Christ was under the incarnation plan of God.

A dispensation is defined traditionally as a period of time during which a particular revelation of God's mind and God's will is operative, and during which man is tested as to his obedience to that specific manifestation of God's will, purpose, and plan. The believer's orientation to both time and to human history is vitally necessary for understanding God's plan and God's purpose.

While there is a different plan for believers in each dispensation, there is only one way of salvation throughout human history; i.e., personal faith in Jesus Christ. In all of human history, there is only one Savior, Jesus Christ, and He is revealed in different ways in different dispensations.

Theocentric dispensations are the two in the Old Testament:

   a. The dispensation of the Gentiles began with the creation of
mankind and continued to the Exodus.

   b. The dispensation of the Jews, or Israel, runs from the Exodus
to the birth of Christ, B.C. 1441 until 4 B.C.

Christocentric dispensations are two in the New Testament:

   a. The Hypostatic Union runs from the birth of Christ in B.C. 4 to the
resurrection and ascension of Christ in A.D. 30, a period of 33 years.
This is the time of the incarnation or first advent of our Lord Jesus
Christ. It is the time of the Gospels.

   b. The Church Age runs from the Day of Pentecost in 30 A.D. until the
Rapture of the Church, time unknown by all but God.

Eschatalogical dispensations are two:

   a. The Tribulation or doomsday dispensation, the great power struggle
from the Rapture of the Church to the second advent, also called Daniel's 70th week, is technically the end of the Jewish Age. From the book of Revelation it must also be classified as the time of Satan's desperation, lasting seven years. It is prophesied in the Old Testament as well as by our Lord in the Olivet Discourse of Mt 24-25, in most of His parables, and by John in the book of Revelation, chapters 6-19.

   b. The millennial reign of Christ runs from the second advent of Christ to
the end of human history, lasting 1000 years. It is the time of the restoration of Israel and the fulfillment of their unconditional covenants. Israel will again be the client nation inhistory for the last 1000 years. It is a time of perfect environment on the earth. It ispreceded by the judgment of the Baptism of Fire, so that only believers will enter theMillennium. At the end of the Millennium is the judgment of unbelievers and fallenangels. Sequentially, it includes:

  (1) The second advent of Christ.
  (2) The judgment of the human race coming out of the
Tribulation, the Baptism of Fire, in which there are two separate judgments: that of the Gentiles and that of the Jews.
  (3) The restoration of Israel.
  (4) The millennial rule of Jesus Christ.
  (5) The Gog revolution.
  (6) The final judgments of history: the judgment of fallen angels
who are cast into the Lake of Fire, and the resurrection and judgment of all unbeliever homo sapiens at the Great White Throne who are cast into the Lake of Fire.

The Eternal State includes:
   (1) All believers in resurrection bodies forever.
   (2) The destruction of the present universe.
   (3) The creation of a new universe.

We are living in the dispensation of the Church or Church Age. The Church Age is the only dispensation in which there are historical trends and no prophecy. The Church Age began with an event prophesied, the baptism of the Spirit. Our Lord prophesied this in the Upper Room Discourse and just before He ascended. The Church Age terminates with the Rapture, which was also prophesied. There is no prophecy between these two events. This is the dispensation of the mystery doctrine. The Church Age is that period of human history when the royal family of God is being formed on earth, Eph 1:22-23, 2:16,4:4-5; Col 1:18, 24, 2:19.
When the royal family of God is completed, then the Rapture occurs, 1 Thes 4:16-18; 1 Cor 15:51-58.
The Rapture is promised, John 14:1-3. "If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself."

The rapture is imminent. Imminency means impending, or threatening to occur immediately. It does not mean immediately. Rapture is used technically for the fact that no prophecy has to be fulfilled before the Rapture occurs. The Rapture will occur when the last member of the body of Christ is saved.

The Rapture or exit resurrection of the Church can occur at any time, today, tomorrow, or one thousand years from now. No one knows the day or the hour.

Phil 3:11, "If by any means I might arrive with reference to the exit resurrection, the one from the dead."

1 Jn 3:2-3, "Beloved, now we are the children of God, and what we will be He has not yet revealed. However, we know that if He should appear, we shall be [exactly] like Him because we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who keeps on having this hope in Him purifies himself even as He is pure [ultimate sanctification in a resurrection body].

Tit 2:13, "Looking for that blessed hope [the hope of blessing, hope 3] and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ."

1 Cor 6:14, "Now God has not only resurrected the Lord, but He will raise us up through His power."

1 Thes 4:13-18 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until he coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of  the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

The sky is falling crowd have been wrong every time. For centuries they have set dates or chosen historical figures of their day to be prophetic figures. Stick with what the Word of God says and forget about setting dates for the end of the world.

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To be continued... 

 

Sgt. French will be back next month.

Stay tuned, and thanks for reading!

 

Good luck & stay safe,

Sgt. Glenn French

 

Sgt. French also is the president of the Detroit Special Operations Group tactical training company and founder of the Detroit SWAT Challenge. Glenn is a columnist with www.PoliceOne.com, and his column is the"SWAT Operator".

Glenn has instructed Basic and Advanced SWAT / Tactical officer courses, Basic and Advanced Sniper courses, Cold Weather / Winter Sniper Operations and Active Shooter Response courses and others. Sgt French served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Gulf war "Operation Desert Storm." During his military tenure Sgt French gained valuable experience in C.Q.B., infantry tactics and explosive breaching operations and he served as a Platoon sergeant and a squad leader.

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HOW ABOUT  BELIEVING THIS GUY??

311 boykinSome of you fair readers stumbling on to this site for the first few times may  think we are just a  bunch of rag-tag-cranky-jingoistic-snake-eating-knuckle- dragger's here ..and perhaps sometimes we are.  But we also have amongst us a spit and polish and honor and respect that traverses  from  field craft to on the jo b know how  in the middle of the " Sierra' , like few other information outlets.

Take the viewpoint  from one of our own you might have heard name of him in some of  your  historical adventures:Retired Army Lt. General William Boykin. He is a respected seasoned leader who was at the tip of the spear in Iran 1979-80...he last time we got near to facing anything similar: His SF view point of the current mid east explosion is from the very respected  gent who knows it,  like no other:

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FAMILY :

 

     The family determines the strength and fate of a nation. The third Establishment Principle Family explains how family is essential to the survival and perpetuation of a nation. We are seeing the consequences unfold before our eyes of the break down and assaults lead against the principals of family from both degenerate special interest groups and our government. Each generation must carry itself and this is only accomplished through family fulfilling their responsibilities.

 

    "Families must continue to be the foundation of our nation. Families-not government  programs-are the best way to make sure our children are properly nurtured, our elderly are cared for, our cultural and spiritual heritages are perpetuated, our laws are observed and our values are preserve. ...We fear the government may be powerful enough to destroy our families; we know that it is not powerful enough to replace them."  

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Combat Survival


Adapting to Harsh Climates at Home


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Here we are, just coming out of the coldest part of the winter and just now am I giving you these survival tips. Oh well, you can try them next year! Adapting to the cold is tough for us here in America because we're so technologically minded and used to ease and comfort. We, unlike the majority of the rest of the world take it for granted that all we have to do to get warm is turn a knob or flick a switch.But, not in my house! For the last two winters we've made a commitment to see just how much we could endure the cold weather. After all, practicing survival skills means putting what you know to the test. No, we weren't going to go as far as opening all the windows and making it a camp out in the house- we just decided not to utilize steady heat sources and forgo the high electricity and gas bills.

Well, this year we made it all the way through late December without a problem, then suddenly we hit two straight weeks of high temperatures of under 20 degrees Fahrenheit with night temps dropping into the single digits with wind chills below zero. We live in a 70 year old farm house that, while remodeled, still has quite a few drafts and when the wind blows hard enough, we'll feel it through those old wood floors. Additionally, we have four children under age ten; so keeping them warm is a priority, but the experience of getting acclimated is also important. What we discovered is that the initial shock of seeing your breath in the house and sitting on the frosty toilet seat quickly passes after a few days. What's more, things become much more brittle when they're cold! Things such as plastic cups, certain types of dishes, toothbrushes and the like all break easily if dropped or used too forcefully.

We quickly got used to throwing on a sweater jacket or fleece when we got up in the mornings in addition to a pair of thick socks. When my wife would cook breakfast, she would usually turn on a space heater for about an hour to heat up the room enough to allow dough to rise, though that is also a challenge. But once the stove was on the heat from it would take care of the kitchen for several hours which also allowed the kids to do their school work (they're home schooled). When I would be sitting
in my office for a long time writing or whatever, I'd turn a space heater on from time to time too just because I wasn't moving enough to stay warm. Sometimes I'd just go take a break and get back under the covers of my bed to warm up though. On our beds, we all have basically the same set up which has worked wonderfully for us all.

We each have a sheet, thermal blanket, wool blanket and two comforters. The sheet is always coldest and takes a while to warm up, we all figured out quickly to lay on top of that and be instantly warmed by
the thin thermal blanket. It's amazing how fast you can get warmed up under a few thin sheets of fabric. One thing to also remember is to remove your socks after you have warmed up in bed, it will cause your
feet to sweat and socks to hold in the damp feeling which ends up making you cold in the night. On average our house remained around 30 degrees + or - Fahrenheit during this two week period. Another thing to remember, when you get out of a hot shower all that steam will not dissipate in a cold climate and it basically drenches your bathing area. After we all took our nightly showers I would go in and dry the ceiling, walls and floors with a dry bath towel.

This steam released throughout the house and combined with our breathing throughout the day caused the windows to freeze over. One some of the colder nights the door handles on the outer doorswould also frost over as would the hinges with chunks of ice. But all in all everyone remained pretty comfortable. As I write this now in early February, we've had some great snow falls and some single digit high temperatures and we've grown pretty comfortable in it. As long as we're out of the wind, we all do pretty good in the cold and we find we get hot much faster when in a heated area such as at a family members house and some stores. While we're really looking forward to Spring this year, we're
glad we allowed our bodies to adapt to the cold climate and now we know a little bit more about what it will take to live in a house with no electricity, etc. in the winter months. Next year we're going to heat
with a wood stove and start a whole new learning process.

But, these are the tips I leave you with for staying in your home without electric or heat in the winter:

1. Blankets, Blankets, Blankets! Get quality blankets such as thermals, wool, down and synthetic down varieties. Be sure you have enough for every person in your home to have a complete set of each with some extras if possible. It takes up some space, but it's worth it. Most of these can be picked up at a local goodwill, yard sale, peddler's mall or second hand store, shop around and keep looking until you find what you need.

2. Block off rooms. It's served us well to cut down on drafts to hand thick curtains in doorways.

You can also use a blanket (probably better) or something else. But it keeps what heat you do use from a space heater or from residual body heat from escaping a room as quickly and it keeps the air from open doors and drafts from moving around as much.

3. Eat Right. Eating a breakfast in the morning really helps you to deal with the colder climate. I went 30 years without eating breakfast in the morning except for a few times here or there; but since adapting, our bodies crave the calories earlier in the day to warm up. If you make
your own bread like we do on occasion, it will not rise properly. You'll need to think of a way to get your bread to around 75-80 degrees to rise properly, so set it near your open oven, near a room heater or just buy store bread! A light lunch works great, something warm like a soup
or grilled cheese. We eat a lot of soup in the winter! At Dinner we usually eat a little heavier as with breakfast, the added calories keep us warmer during the night and because we eat at dusk, usually around 5-6pm, it's burned off by morning.

4. Watch your water. I mentioned how shower steam can basically remain in the house for longer periods of time, but that goes for all water in general. Nothing dries out when it's cold it pools or freezes and that it. I was late in catching that fact and discovered mold had built up all over
our bathroom ceiling, peeled the paint and molded the doors. I had to tear it all out, yes in the middle of winter, to replace it all. Now I dry it with a towel on a regular basis and when I'm feeling lazy I'll throw in a heater for a short time.

5. Dress right! You can't wear white cotton socks and expect to stay warm in the winter. You need some wool or other type of warm synthetic socks in addition to a liner sock which is a thin, almost spandex type material. This allows dampness on the foot to dissipate while keeping feet
warm and toasty. You can do the same thing with long-underwear- something like under armor works great, although your favorite sweat clothes will do after you've adjusted.

6. Enjoy the experience!! Remember, the whole point of trying to adapt is just to see if you can and what types of adjustments need to be made to your survival preps at home. If you get too cold, kick your heater on while you still have it and try again later. BUT, don't give up! Because
your body will have to re-adapt every cold season and it will be slightly different each time; it will take a few years to get into the swing of things.

About the Author: Jason Hunt is the Chief Instructor of Hunt Survival, Inc. a company that trains people in Israeli
Krav Maga (Self-Defense) and outdoor skills for spiritual and personal development. www.huntsurvival.com


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        The loiterer often blames delay on his more active friend.


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A REMINDER IN HISTORY - NO JOKE! Just a sad, sad truth... 

General VoNguyen Giap.

 

General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader of the North Vietnam military. The following quote is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam war memorial in Hanoi:

 

"What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battle of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it. But we were elated to notice your  media  was helping us. They were causing more disruption in America  than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!"

 

General Giap has published his memoirs and confirmed what most Americans knew. The Vietnam war was not lost in Vietnam - it was lost at home. The same slippery slope, sponsored by the U.S. media, is currently underway. It exposes the

enormous power of a Biased Media to cut out the heart and will of the American public. 

 

A truism worthy of note: . . . Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media,  for they will destroy your honor.

 

"That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat

or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy.

It is our job to see that it stays there."

~George Orwell 

[Ed note: Orwell was a genius...or at least a remote viewer]

 

" Two sides : Liberal and conservatives do not see each other others' sides. Your [conservative] nightmare is the left's blessing. Their [the lefts] blessing is the conservatives' blessing.. they are a mortal danger to the America you and I [i.e. conservatives] like... They don't want to hurt it [America], they want to transform it [the American conservatives like]  into their ideology... You only win against them by clarifying the differences... their version of America is the version of Sweden .  Not [ the United States of ]America ,  [Their version of the U.S.A.] is where the Government is all powerful, not the individual...The bi-partisan position  is a a fantasy.  What do you want? Big government with the small individual? Or the individual [ with  greater power ]  and a small government ? "

~Dennis Prager, February 16th,  2011

 

"...When the 12th Imam crawls  out of the well...[and things will go the way of the Koran...] it does not matter if you believe it[ It being the phropecy of the Koran...] , THEY DO . "

[ Ed: THEY being the Islamic Muslim facist extremist]

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 CLICHES OF SOCIALISM

 

It is not the right of property which is protected, but the right to property. Property, per se, has no rights; but the individual -the man- has three great rights, equally sacred from arbitrary interference: the right to his life, the right to his liberty, the right to his property. ... The three rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life but deny him his liberty is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty but take from him the property which; is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave.

                U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland

 

TRICKY PHRASES with favorable meanings and emotional appeal are being used today to imply a distinction between property rights and human rights.

 

     By implication, there are two sets of rights-one belonging to human beings and the other to property. Since human beings are more important, it is natural for the unwary to react in favor of human rights.

 

     Actually, there is no such distinction between property rights and human rights. The term property has no significance except as it applies to something owned by someone. Property itself has neither rights nor value, save only as human interests are involved. There are no rights but human rights, and what are spoken of as property rights are only the human rights of individuals to property.

 

     Expressed more accurately, the issue is not one of property rights versus human rights, but of the human rights of one person in the community versus the human rights of another.

 

     What are the property rights thus disparaged by being set apart from human rights? They are among the most ancient and basic of human rights, and among the most essential to freedom and progress. They are the privileges of private ownership which give meaning to the right to the product of one's labor-privileges which men have always regarded instinctively as belonging to them almost as intimately and inseparably as their own bodies. Unless people can feel secure in their ability to retain the fruits of their labor, there is little incentive to save and to expand the fund of capital-the tools and equipment for production and for better living.

 

     The Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution recognizes no distinction between property rights and other human rights. The ban against unreasonable search and seizure covers "persons, houses, papers, and effects," without discrimination. No person may, without due process of law, be deprived of "life, liberty, or property"; all are equally inviolable. The right of trial by jury is assured in criminal and civil cases alike. Excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishment are grouped in a single prohibition. The Founding Fathers realized what some present-day politicians seem to have forgotten: A man without property rights-without the right to the product of his own labor-is not a free man.

 

     These constitutional rights all have two characteristics in common. First, they apply equally to all persons. Second, they are, without exception, guarantees of freedom or immunity from governmental interference. They are not assertions of claims against others, individually or collectively.  They merely say, in effect, that there are certain human liberties, including some pertaining to property, which are essential to free men and upon which the state shall not infringe.

 

     Now what about so-called human rights that are represented as superior to property rights? What about the "right" to a job, the "right" to a standard of living, the "right" to a minimum wage or a maximum workweek, the "right" to a "fair" price, the "right" to bargain collectively, the "right" to security against the adversities and hazards of life, such a old age and disability?

 

     The framers of the Constitution would have been astonished to hear these things spoken of as rights. They are not immunities from governmental compulsion; on the contrary, they are demands for new forms of governmental compulsion. They are not claims to the product of one's own labor; they are, in some if not in most cases, claims to the products of other people's labor.

 

     These "human rights" are indeed different from property rights, for they rest on a denial of the basic concept of property rights. They are not freedoms or immunities assured to all persons alike. They are special privileges conferred upon some persons at the expense of others.

 

     The real distinction is not between property rights and human rights, but between equality of protection from governmental compulsion on the one hand and demands for the exercise of such compulsion for the benefit of favored groups on the other.

P. L. P.

What Has Really Changed?
What Has Really Changed?

Re-name the profit system

profit-and-loss

1956 

 

When you read of big corporation profits, remember they weren't always this good.

 

There have been such things as "bad times"-remember? The reason companies stayed in business through those harrowing years, and so provide today's jobs, was that they had profits from past years to live on.

 

And today's profits are necessary to protect and create the jobs of the future. Prevent them by low productivity, or tax them away, and they will provide no jobs.

 

It is to the worker's best interest to demand modern machinery, and use it so well that the investors who bought it will earn a profit, and so keep on investing. Otherwise-old machines, high costs, lower sales, fewer jobs.

     

That's when the loss system comes in.

     

Workers, management, investors all share in the responsibility-and all share the benefits when the profit part of the system wins.

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Like the joyful old lyrics to the song: " South-of-the-border -- Down-a- Mexico-waaa-ay..."

311 Islamo Mex Nuc

The Islamo'-Fascist Nuclear Threat From The Porus Mexico Border and its 'new immigrants in Biz with the cartels

"....might-be-comin'-our-way."


Detonating a nuclear weapon in or over Juarez, Mexico is the same thing as detonating one in El Paso, Texas: The difference is it may be a little easier to effect in Juarez.  Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey [told]  in an exclusive interview]that terrorists could strike the American homeland - possibly with a weapon of mass destruction. A terrorist strike with a nuclear, dirty bomb or with biological weapons was "a real possibility..."

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Now That you have seen the above...

Not that any of these following top stories are serious or anything, but in case you wanted to know other National Concerns  that Just 'might affect you' (?):
Pentagon-Sponsored Report Claims Financial Terrorists Have Completed Two Of Three Steps To Destroy The US Economy:   
-1st  phase: Speculators bid up the price of oil, filling the coffers of "Shariah Compliant" sovereign wealth funds.                                       
-2nd phase: "Bear raids" took down our financial institutions.                 
-3rd , and yet-to-come phase: The dumping of Treasury bonds!!!!


Have 'Weapons of Mass Effect' Been Found in San Diego? 'Yes' US

 

"...our partner agencies have found those things."

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'High Capacities': If Iran Calls For a Unified Muslim World Coalition, Would That Be a, um, uh...Caliphate? World

 

"Conditions will drastically change."  

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World Bank: Food Prices Approaching 'Dangerous Levels' World

 

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NY Releases Doomsday Manual for Possible Apocalyptic Event Government

 

"...a catalog of potential terrorism nightmares, like smallpox, anthrax or botulism episodes."  

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$5 a Gallon? Brace Yourselves for High Gas Prices Says Ex-Shell CEO 

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And how about these little gems (? Hmm?)  You Don't think the man masquerading as POTUS is or supports a muslim ruled United States(?)  :

Obama Administration Official Urges Cable Providers to Carry Al-Jazeera

 

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So White american kids getting spanked is banned but Anything Shria is aok!

 

Undercover: Documentary Reveals British Mosques Beat Muslim Children...and Worse

 

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Oh and about  those  happy peaceful beared ones -  The Muslim Brotherhood:

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Cleric Orders Gaddafi Assassination 
 
Infamous UK Cleric Plans Thursday Sharia Rally in D.C.: 'Rise to Implement the Shari'ah in America'
  •  "...directly to the doorsteps of the United States of America."
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Lets not get carried away! We should  be a little more respecful on the  matter:

Has that crackpot  poor excuse for a SEC STATE kow-towed  to Endorsed the Muslim Brotherhood as well?

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And Lets not forget the return of this wonderful guy:

Welcome Back Imam!311 twelverRemember the 12th Imam disappeared in the 10th century and is believed to return and usher in a rule of Islamic justice. Whether you believe is irrelevant. They do. Whether you think this is the - he is the anti-Christ or not, they believe he is the Christ. They believe that Jesus will appear, after the world is warned in blood, that Jesus will appear with the 12th Imam and say, 'Hey, Christians, you got that whole thing wrong. It's this guy.' And that Jesus will appear just as a prophet because they believe that Jesus was a prophet set and say, yeah, you've got to listen to guy. Otherwise, there will be a sword to the head...Whether that's political rhetoric or not, if it is political rhetoric, it is very dangerous political rhetoric."

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Ahmadinejad Claims Egyptian Riots Work of 12th Imam (Muslim Messiah)

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And Oh Gee!  What about Europe ? Precious,  all wonderful, hip cool knowing liberal socialist  eurotrash laden  Europe! Our fore fathers and ancestors could not wait to ditch the reins of the 'old  country's ' which enslaved them for Gods Christian  nation  called the USA.  But it seems Europe seems to be immune formthe Islamo facism  take over Right?  WRONG!  While weare about to be mowed over they are making a stand.

 

 

311 Eurabia 1Facing a precarious future, Europe has only just begun to reckon with increasing Muslim populations and Islamic extremism. If  current demographic trends  persist, Europe's democratic secular foundations will be in serious jeapordy in about twenty five years. This disturbing reality is causing a backlash, forcing European governments to confront the threat of Sharia law - and even some Muslims are joining the fight. The battle for the fate of the continent is intensifying.

 

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Meanwhile Back on the Home Front ...


The CALIPHATE Before us:

As viewed by a skeptic watching Glen Beck

 

I have been told to watch Glenn Beck's Fox News show[ during this first  week of February 2011] , as he has tried to tackle the crisis in Egypt. "It's incredibly insane," they informed me.

I was skeptical. Why was I skeptical? His February 1st show was an instant classic, with the highlight coming in a six-minute theoretical exploration of how radical Muslims, if they took over Egypt, could build a caliphate. The whole thing is too good to chop up: Here's the whole excerpt From Beck:

 

[ SFG  Editors  Note: Beck was first mocked on all this in late January   2011]

 

The Return of  the Caliphate: Could  be a caliphate representing Muslims from Spain to Indonesia in the next few years?

 

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Neighbors Feud Over 25 Ft. Cross: 'Somebody's Got to Make a Stand...'

 

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AND they want to BAN Our Guns?? Those  funny guys over at ATF are at it again ! "Operation Gun walker" : 

 

CBS NEWS UNCOVERS GUNRUNNING SCANDAL WITHIN THE ATF  

 

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PRO GUN LEGISLATION VICTORIES :

 

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Hail Confoederatio Helvetica !

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Second Amendment for Mexico  ???

 

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Who Really Won The McDonald Case and Why?

The Second Amendment is now a constitutional right of all Americans and this ruling changes everything far beyond what the press and advocates are willing to admit. It's about time.  

 

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[Feb 28, 2011] The left has permanently lost the argument on gun control. Despite their best efforts to take advantage of the tragic shooting in Arizona to promote ...

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SF IN THE NEWS:

 

Decorations :

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Gen. David Petraraus pins a Silver Star award on SFC Chad E. Lawson , For actions In Afghanistan Feb 14 2011
SF Sgt Fights gallantly, SEAL s rescue Army SF , Navy EOD Tech recuses SEALs and SEALs decorated for day long firefight with   

Silver Stars Awarded to  the Green Beret, Navy EOD Tech and  several Navy SEALs

On February 14, Sgt. First Class Chad E.  Lawson  a Commo Sergeant with ODA-3116, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest award for combat valor, for his actions in Afghanistan in August, 2010.

 

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 U.S.A SITREP:

 

Rescue crews prepare for the extreme

 

In an 11-day period, pararescuers here will run through numerous drills and exercises involving high-altitude and confined-space rescues.It's training that will help them perform civilian or military rescues anywhere, any time - whether in a collapsed building or from a mountainside, like some already encountered when they helped save 360 civilians trapped in an avalanche last year in Afghanistan.

The training of men from the Air Force Reserve 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base south of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and other pararescuers from bases in Arizona, Georgia and Oregon also helps them hone skills that might be needed when the rescuers deploy later this year to the Horn of Africa or to mostly mountainous Afghanistan.   

 

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Los Angeles based Maritime Safety and Security Team receives DOD award

LOS ANGELES - Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach (91103), based in San Pedro, Calif., was presented the 2010 Reserve Family Readiness Award by the Department of Defense in a Ceremony at the Pentagon today.

The RFRA is presented to the top unit in each of the reserve components of the armed forces that demonstrate outstanding family readiness while maintaining superior mission readiness.

"Our Coasties have two ultimate loyalties - to their family and equally important to their country," said Stephen Norton, the unit's Ombudsman. "If we can focus on family readiness, giving our members the sense of security that their families are safe in their absence they can focus on mission readiness and defend their country."

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Amos OKs new MOS for MARSOC

A new primary military occupational specialty has been approved and authorized for enlisted Marines trained as special operators, ending the five-year rotation limit within Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command and clearing the way for promotion in a professional career path.Monday's announcement, made by MARSOC officials at Camp Lejeune, N.C., comes within days of the command's five-year anniversary - and just in time for hundreds of MARSOC operators whose rotations were slated to last only that long.

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World-Wide SITREP:

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Israel: Iranian naval move is major provocation

As two Iranian warships sailed into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, an Israeli leader charged that Iran's goal was hegemony in the Middle East.

The ships exited the Suez Canal Tuesday afternoon. It was the first time Iran has sent warships through the canal since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Israeli leaders have called the move a provocation.

 

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Arrested U.S. official is really CIA contractor

311 CIARaymond Allen Davis, 36, had been working as a CIA security contractor for the U.S. consulate in Lahore, according to former and current U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk publicly about the incident. Military records show Davis, a Virginia native, served a decade in the Army, including five years with the 3rd Special Forces Group in Fort Bragg, N.C., home to the Green Berets.Davis also worked for security contractor Blackwater Worldwide, now known as Xe Services.

 

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2 US Air Force Members Shot Dead in Frankfurt 
before the gunman opened fire, he shouted "Allah akbar!"
 

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Libya: A Textbook Special Forces Operation For UK  SAS and SBS Special Forces, as they swoop on Libya to pull Britons to safety in a daring rescue operation  which  flew scores of British citizens out of Libya last night as the net closed in on Col Muammar Gaddafi.   In a daylight mission, the RAF, Special Air Service SASand Special Boat Service used two specially equipped Hercules aircraft to snatch Britons from the country. However, it is feared up to 300 oil workers from the UK remain stranded...


Report: US Special Forces Arrive In Libya

 

US Special Forces have reportedly landed in Libya to train anti-Gaddafi rebels as a western-backed coup d'tat in the oil-rich nation nears, with British and French "defense advisors" also arriving to set up training bases in the rebel-controlled eastern region of the country...

 

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Marines clear multiple IEDs from Afghan village 

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Canada special forces on standby for Libya: Report

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Switzerland considered sending special forces into Libya to rescue citizens jailed in 2010

Swiss President Doris Leuthard confirmed she considered using commandos to free the detained businessmen special commando unit, DRA10 (Dtachement de reconnaissance d'arme 10), whose main function is to rescue Swiss citizens trapped overseas

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UK special forces in Malta for Libya evacuations

 

The Maltese government "is aware" of British special forces in Malta on stand-by for more Libya evacuations, reliable sources have told MaltaToday.

Earlier press reports of the SAS (Special Air Service) troops holed up in a hotel in Malta generated a flurry of concern from government officials, who are conscious of appearing to be hosting foreign forces for military intervention.

 

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 (Updated) Report: Gen. David Petraeus Leaving Post in Afghanistan?

 

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Operator Tools

Corps considers 2 guns for new MARSOC .45311 Marsoc .45s

The competition to provide Marine special operators with new .45-caliber semiautomatic pistols is beginning to take shape, with at least three companies submitting samples to the Marine Corps and others bowing out.

Colt Defense of Hartford, Conn., and Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill., sent samples of their latest 1911 pistols to acquisition officers this fall, company officials said Jan. 18 during the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known as SHOT Show, in Las Vegas. The Corps is expected to seek proposals from the defense industry soon.

 

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Firm specializes in military cold-weather gear

In a building on Oak Street in Ashland Oregon, Jim Trombly is designing protective clothing that will allow Army Special Operations Forces to survive in temperatures reaching 50 below zero. The product line director for traveled to northern Minnesota during a storm last month to test the gear alongside troops.

"Unfortunately it wasn't that cold - it got down to zero degrees, but that wasn't quite cold enough," he said. "So they've extended the testing to Kodiak, Alaska."

 

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U.S. Soldiers Love the Army's New 'Punisher' Smart Weapon Technology

  

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" This is a Game Changer"

 

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Electrified Arm Shield for Officers Delivers Loud Electrical Shock...   

KeelyNet 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will soon test and evaluate several pre-production prototypes of a "stunning" new invention that is reminiscent of Robocop armor. 

 

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The Last Six Seconds

 

On Nov 13, 2010, Lt General John Kelly, USMC gave a speech to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis , MO. This was 4 days after his son, Lt Robert Kelly, USMC was killed by an IED while on his 3rd Combat tour. During his speech, General Kelly spoke about the dedication and valor of our young men and women who step forward each and every day to protect us.

During the speech, he never mentioned the loss of his own son. He closed the speech with the moving account of the last 6 seconds in the lives of 2 young Marines who died with rifles blazing to protect their brother Marines.

 

One can hardly conceive of the enormous grief held quietly within General Kelly as he spoke.  

 

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Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907. 


'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'


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Egypt's New Hitler 

 

With the Muslim Brotherhood almost certain to play a substantial role in the next Egyptian government, looming in the background is the man that Der Spiegel described this week as "the father figure of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood": Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Qaradawi has been praised by Saudi-funded Islamic scholar John Esposito as a champion of a "reformist interpretation of Islam and its relationship to democracy, pluralism and human rights." But numerous statements of Qaradawi demonstrate that he anything but a "reformist" or a genuine champion of "democracy, pluralism and human rights" - and is, in fact, positively Hitlerian in his Jew-hatred and bloodlust.

 

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