5 Dec 15
I arrived in Vietnam in the summer of 1968, just after the famous Tet Offensive had been mostly crushed by US forces.
Militarily, Tet was a disaster for the Communists. Their losses were hideous. They didn’t care! The fact that they were supposedly mostly defeated, yet were still able to mount a nation-wide, coordinated, and surprising military action was a psychological blow severe enough to get US General Westmoreland relieved of his command, and indeed, sounded the death knell for the entire LBJ Administration!
We are now seeing the same strategy being played-out by ISIS in Western Europe, UK, and the USA!
In 1968 the Viet Cong managed to infiltrate 80k fighters into cities throughout the south, all ready to strike at the same time. Weapons were smuggled in and pre-staged. This all happened under the noses of US intelligence. But, the micro-managing LBJ Administration would not listen to any information that did not support its self-aggrandizing agenda, so all contrary intelligence, no matter how credible, was ignored.
When Tet began, uninformed and unprepared local forces were flabbergasted. Many were overwhelmed.
Today, again under the noses of western intelligence, ISIS fighters (masquerading as “refugees”) are currently being infiltrated into Western Europe, and their numbers dwarf those of the Tet era! They’ve incontrovertibly demonstrated their ability to plan well, execute well, organize will, and coordinate well, far from the “JV Team” of BHO’s oblivious liberal fantasy.
The theoretical, “this could happen” has been displaced with “this has happened and will continue to happen.”
Police and hospitals will be overwhelmed! The unarmed and otherwise unprepared will perish, as we’ve seen repeatedly.
Keep your equipment, training, and practice up to date.
Decide on a minimum personal load-out and always carry it. Pistol(s), spare magazines(s), flashlight(s), knife(s), trauma kit.
Be alert. Extend your awareness as far as you can. Know what tactics terrorists are using this week. Examine everything with a clear eye.
What can one man with a pistol do?
Remember Garland, TX?
Meanwhile, liberal politicians here are interested only in protecting themselves. As an example, Barbara Boxer (Democrat, of course) said today,
“‘Sensible’ gun laws work. We’ve proven it in California!”
In view of San Bernardino, she has a curious definition of “proof!”
Is it just me, or are these dithering leftist nincompoops becoming increasingly delusional under the stress of real violence?
“Ineptocracy: (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of ‘government,’ where the least capable to lead are elected by the willfully unproductive and non-contributing, and where members of society least likely to sustain themselves, succeed, nor practice personal decency and honesty are relentlessly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of an ever-diminishing number of honorable and principled producers.”