Trump’s Afghanistan War Strategy

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Well, tonight is the night.  President Trump will officially own the war after his 9PM address to the nation tonight for better or worse.  Will he pull us out?  Will

Europe must ‘wake up’ to ‘clash of civilizations’ – Polish minister after Catalonia attacks

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See:  https://www.rt.com/news/400207-europe-clash-civilizations-poland/ Previously, I have written that it won’t be the first time Western Europe has allowed itself to be overrun my Islam and just as before, it will be

Trump Declares Holy War during Speech in Saudi Arabia

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I must admit, Trump’s trip to the Middle East and his planned speech were not on my list of highly recommended things for Trump to undertake.  The trip was high

US Moves Closer to Full Scale War in Syria with Russia and Iran

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To say there have been a few distractions in the news cycle lately is an understatement.  The establishment (aka: Deep State) will continue to create scandals to mire the Trump

The Syrian Civil War and the Downfall of the Trump Administration

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Here is a free piece of political advice.  When your enemies begin condoning your actions, you should be very worried.  President Trump has for the first time enjoyed what he

Swamp Dupes President Trump into Expanding US War into Syria

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Let me get right to the point.  President Trump is a complete moron if he honestly believes his military advisors are setting him up for success.  I want President Trump

President Trump’s Misplaced Faith in the Generals

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Approximately, one month ago, President Trump tasked the Pentagon with delivering him a plan to defeat the Islamic State or IS.  What Trump failed to understand was the same people

White House Releases Summary of Trump’s First Week of Action

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I have to say, from a business perspective, we are getting a lot for our money.  Trump, to date, has proved to be the hardest working president in a generation…like

Exposing the Fake News Spin: Fox News misses “small fact” and fails to mention group trying to influence Trump’s Iran policy is a long time radical Islamic-Marxist terrorist organization

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Today, I read a Fox News article entitled, “Iranian dissidents seeking meeting with Trump.”  See: (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/23/iranian-dissidents-seeking-meeting-with-trump.html).  According to the article, Iranian dissidents have penned a letter to Trump urging him

Trump Wins in Historic Anti-Establishment Victory, but Temper Your Jubilation: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of What’s to Come

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Last night, Donald Trump won a historic victory by all accounts.  America’s silent, dispossessed majority has spoken and it should serve as a warning to anyone discounting the anger of

ISIS Threat against Election likely US Government False Flag

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Last week, news broke that the Islamic State (IS) had issued threats against New York, Virginia, and Texas.  The report claimed that intelligence sources indicated that IS may be planning

SOFREP’s Most Important Story Reveals How US being Tricked into WWIII

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Jack Murphy, an author at SOFREP recently had the opportunity to interview Syrian President Assad.  Whether or not you like President Assad, you need to hear Andrew Wilkow’s short interview

ISIL’s Next Move after Mosul

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The political timing of the assault on Mosul was no coincidence.  It was timed to correspond with the election and to be used as a diversion if necessary.  Ready to

Prepper Update of World Events for Week of October 10, 2016

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The following summary of recent world events is decidedly negative.  This is not due to overt pessimism as much as the facts are just plain bad.  In fact, I didn’t

Is the US about to Lose Its Last Foothold in Iraq, Create a Terrorist Caliphate, or Start World War III?

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I have been warning about the brewing showdown in Syria and how it could quickly escalate in minutes to the brink of World War III.  A key warning embedded in

US Back to War with Iraqis AGAIN: All Sides Merge to Attack US Troops

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Those of us that fought in Iraq are well aware of the potent militia force, known at the time as the Mahdi Army, controlled by the Iraqi Shiite Cleric Moqtada

Iraq Tells Civilians to Flee Fallujah in Advance of Attack

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On a short note, I would like to point out a bit of hypocrisy and genius.  Throughout both wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US military has been shackled and

Post Coup Aftermath in Turkey

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What can we expect next from Turkey?  Although, elements of the coup are still holding out in Ankara, the coup leadership has allegedly fled Turkey by helicopter to Greece and

Global Updates July 12, 2016: World Chaos is Accelerating

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It has been some time since I posted.  I apologize as a lot has transpired over the last two weeks.  To make up for lost time, I am going to

Memorial Day Weekend Message: How to truly help veterans according to veterans

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I hit my saturation point with the Memorial Day weekend lip service and memorials to those who died “fighting for our freedoms.”  We can argue about previous generations, but the

White House Planning to Send Weapons to Libya: What could go wrong?

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Our leadership at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and State Department are unbelievably incompetent, reckless, and corrupt.  I just can’t make this up.  In another example of the absolute rampant

News You Need to Get: April 7, 2016

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I am not a huge fan of the major news consolidators because they tend to mask important content with frivolous content of dubious accuracy and reliability.  Further, you tend to

Putin deals Obama another strategic policy defeat in Syria as Russian military outflanks Turkey and redeploys to Armenia in preparation for major regional war

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This week Russia announced it would begin the withdrawal of some of its military forces from Syria catching many analysts by surprise. However, it appears the US military and intelligence

Obama’s pick to head CENTCOM testifies his strategy to fight ISIL will be to use the previous failed strategy to fight ISIL. Can it get any worse for the military?

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President Obama picked General Joseph Votel, the current commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), to succeed General Lloyd Austin as the new head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) pending

Massive and devastating escalation of War in Syria looms as Syrian Forces backed by Russia are poised to retake Aleppo: Saudi Arabia and Turkey prepare to deploy armies to Syria in response

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This is an alert to all of my readers of a potentially imminent global crisis. We are not at the point of a full blown crisis yet, but I am

How Secure is the State of Union Address Tonight?

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How secure is the venue where nearly every head of the United States government will be tonight? That is a fair question and worth investigating considering how many enemies the

Russia sets chessboard for major Middle East war and transition to global dominance with one apocalyptic move

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The United States has enjoyed the preeminent position globally as well as the Middle East for the last half a century. Like all empires, the sun has risen and now

A Message to the Members of the US Military

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Instead of exposing lies and treason within the top tiers of government, today, I am going to simply make a plea to the service members of the US armed forces

One Step Closer to Major Middle Eastern War between Iran and Saudi Arabia

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Readers of Last Minute Survival are well aware that I have been correctly predicting for years the progression of events in the Middle East toward a total regional conflagration. Speaking

Counterterrorism 101: How to quickly mitigate 85% of the Islamic terrorist threat in the US

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In spite of the hundreds of billions of dollars being spent on defense and intelligence, our nation has once again failed to prevent an Islamic inspired terrorist attack on our

While we were distracted WWIII draws closer thanks to Turkey: Some advice for Russia

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Let me be upfront.  Turkey is not an ally and needs to be kicked out of NATO immediately.  Turkey is led by a highly corrupt and fanatical zealot that is

The problem isn’t Islamic Terrorism it is guns according to Emperor Obama

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I wrote the following paragraph on October 19th this year as the first of a three part series explaining exactly how gun control and then confiscation would be enacted across

How to Defeat ISIL: Civil-Military Strategy 101

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It comes as no surprise to my readers that not only is ISIL still alive and well as a terrorist state, but arguably has grown in power since the United

America is fed up with Obama’s lies: American puts boots on ground in Syria as predicted by LMS

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It should come as no shock to our readers that the Third Iraq War President Obama initiated has already faltered.  As predicted, the strategy (or lack thereof see: http://www.blackboxwire.com/2014/10/11/islamic-extremism-and-what-lies-ahead-part-ii-the-war-on-isis-and-syria/) did

Russian transfer of S-300 Air Defense System may force Israeli to initiate war with Iran before winter

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Over two decades ago, I began warning that United States’ policies in the Middle East could set the US and world on a trajectory for a major war. Unfortunately, every

Last Minute Survival Analysis Confirmed: Former head of Defense Intelligence Agency confirms US leaders committed the treason of the century when US secretly created terrorist organization known as ISIS/ISIL/IS

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Well, once again, I told you so (see LastMinuteSurvival.com and search term “ISIL”). It baffles me how so often people are either willfully ignorant or naively trusting of government even

U.S. Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

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Well, it isn’t like I haven’t been trying to tell you this for years.  What I find funny is that even after overwhelming evidence surfaces, brainwashed statists still can’t come

‘Compromised & gone’: Pentagon lost $500m of weapons, equipment in Yemen

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lost_rightEven in the best-case scenario in an unstable country, we never have 100 percent accountability,” a defense official told the Washington Post.

REALLY!!

American military officials admitted to members of Congress that they have lost track of millions in small arms, ammunition, night vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies donated by the US to the Yemeni government.

The US has supplied more than $500 million in military aid to Yemen since 2007 through programs managed by the Defense Department and State Department. But in January, the Yemeni government was toppled by Shiite Houthi rebels, backed by Iran and critical of US drones strikes in the country, who also took over government military bases in the north.

Since then, the Defense Department has lost its ability to monitor the whereabouts of weaponry and equipment. The situation has only grown worse since the US closed its embassy in Sanaa, the capital, in February and withdrew military advisers.

This is an easy fix STOP SUPPLYING THE REGION WITH OUR WEAPONS!

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Marines ‘smashed’ weapons before evacuating US embassy in Yemen

ISIS/ ISIL

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Op_Ed_SCBY: Op-Ed Contributor – South Carolina

I am privileged to write a periodic blog for the new site, “What’s Between the Lines”. As we move through the next weeks, we’ll explore our changing world from the prospective of finance (perceived value), psychology (why we believe what we believe), preparedness (what’s meaningful and what’s not) and risk (priority vs. urgency).   The narrative will explore current events, trends, and perceived social momentum through the blended eyes of the empiricist and the spiritually influenced. Our goal is not to sensationalize, but to deepen our scope of understanding, thus enabling us to make better decisions in our personal life. I welcome your comments and opinions as we work to give voice to our South Carolina community and understanding to our diverse and dynamic culture at large.

So, let’s begin our journey with current events and a discussion of ISIS. Well, technically we really can’t refer to the ideology any more as ISIS because it’s no longer an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Using the vernacular of medical science, we could however begin to think about ISIS as the modern day index case or patient zero. Geographically, the dogma has expanded to Afghanistan, Pakistan and southwest Turkey as well as the upper latitudes of the African continent, giving rise to the label ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Philosophically, the ideology has gained some traction with the world at large.

The contemporary reemergence of the Islamic Rebel State was readily identified by highly specialized advisory teams for geopolitical risk assessment to the U.S. government as well as NATO, as far back as the late 1970s debate for U.S. aid to the Afghan mujahedeen. The Islamic movement calls for a ‘holy war’ against all those who do not set the Quaran (central religious text of Islam) as the definitive word of a universal God. The holy war seeks the very dangerous goal of Islamic global theocracy, leaving no room for other spiritual disciplines.

The movement is not unique in history as evidenced by the Wahhabis in the early 18th century who waged jihad against non-Muslim beliefs and was eventually defeated by the French. There have been other attempts at proliferating Islamic theocracy in the late 1800s but the movements were unable to gain sufficient traction primarily due to a lack of infrastructure. In the 19th century Czarist military assets put down a similar holy war with extreme predigest responding in kind to perceived jihadist brutality. Historically, forces dedicated to expanding Islamic theocracy have failed because they were unable to create the centralized government needed to organize and finance the campaign. ISIL’s coalition is spiritual; its antagonism is social suppression and wealth accumulation. Aspirations of overrunning the Vatican are greatly exaggerated however, historian David Motadel notes; “we need to recognize where these groups really are. Referring to them as a ‘cancer,’ as President Obama has, is understandable from an emotional standpoint, but simplifies and obscures the phenomenon. Jihadist states are complex politics and must be understood in the context of Islamic history.”

So, is the Islamic theocracy a threat today? I believe the answer is a resounding … yes, and can be counted among many troubling theologies. Past deficiencies of infrastructure are being addressed. Present day jihadist are better funded and more socially sophisticated than any time in history. The bureaucracy uses sophisticated organizational hierarchy and funding comes primarily from oil, human trafficking and proliferation of illegal drugs, with the latter two funding sources seemingly in unlimited supply, and demand. Islamic jihadists employ sensationalized violence to stay forefront in the world news. Proficient now in social media, recruitment has expanded from regional to the world, targeting the misguided who seek social belonging and theological conviction. The seemingly infinite recruiting pool is sustained through domestic and international economic and political dysfunction. Ideologies are no longer constrained by geographic boarders. Individuals sympathetic to causes, unlike any time in history, can easily follow events and participate in the movement through rogue actions or physically join forces as they wish. Economic and political dysfunction, coupled with the industrialized world’s first highest priority of ‘profit’, ensures substantial human assets and sufficient resources to perpetuate the movement, short term.

Of course, no third world force can hope to stand, toe to toe, with NATO, Russian or Chinese military might. Radical Islamic leadership (Boko Haram withstanding) understands this and will certainly attempt to associate tactical defeats by imperialist nations with martyrism.

In the late 1700s the Revolutionary War further evolved the art of war. Instead of opposing forces positioned 200 yards apart on a grassy battlefield exchanging fire, Francis Marion (a South Carolina native), perhaps better known as the Swamp Fox, decided a better way to engage (and survive) a larger and better organized force may be to stand behind a tree or rock, and shoot the opposition from cover. British commanders referred to the tactic as terrorism. This strategy later evolved as guerrilla warfare or irregular warfare and can be very successful for opposition to regular forces as long as the guerrilla forces are sufficiently supported and supplied by the local people.   A good example would be support of allied efforts by the Maquis (French resistance) against Nazi Germany in the mid-1940s. Expanding on the next evolution of guerrilla warfare would be terrorism, a resistance by smaller less organized groups or even individuals. In the example of Frances Marion, we’ve learned that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

Therefore, one could easily extrapolate that since Islamic extremism cannot stand toe to toe with regular forces, the movement will have no choice but to resort to terrorism. As economic and theological dysfunction abound, Islamic and other radical ideologies will likely thrive.

In the 3rd or 4th century BC, a philosophy was recorded that loosely translated says, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Islamic radicalism will therefore attempt to unite with existing global social unrest seeking to undermine the social fabric of first world nations. However, by design, DHS and the NSA in concert with MI6, Russian, Chinese and German equivalents will deny the Achilles heel of centralized organization and the ability to finance the efforts. Further, near field communication will enable a cashless society in the next three years (estimate but I believe highly accurate). The immediate goal of this technology will be to transition from the credit card magnetic strip antiquated technology, largely bypassing the newer credit cards with chips that must be in place by October 2015, and move directly to electronic payment (with subsequent implied recordkeeping) through a smart phone. As a side note, it’s interesting that over 40% of U.S. residents do not have a relationship with a financial institution however the saturation rate for smart phones in the U.S. is in excess of 87% by most estimates. Therefore, near field communication used by Apple Pay and in the developmental stage by banks, etc., can and will replace credit cards … soon. So, as the U.S. and others move to this new technology and full electronic recordkeeping, money laundering, financing for terrorism, etc., will dry up. Thus, without the infrastructure of reliable secure communication and adequate financing, the Islamic extremist initiative, as a global initiative, is doomed to failure in the near future (likely 3 years).

Further, any home grown terrorism, beyond the random rogue operative will almost certainly result in immediate Martial Law, with all its implications. (I’ll discuss the insinuations of Martial Law in later blogs.)

Preparedness for U.S. homeland terrorism is however a prudent initiative. Increasing global and domestic social tensions are inevitable. It is a fact that the job of domestic police is to, clean up the mess. It’s not to serve and protect (as evidenced by recent litigation rulings). I encourage everyone to develop situational awareness. Proper licensing, hunting, concealed weapons, passports, etc., are as important as a proper cash reserve and having a 90 day supply of needed meds on hand.

There are dangers that will likely result in a tear in the fabric of our civilization … or the next evolution of our civilization … but that’s a topic for later weeks…