We live in a time of war and the tempo of battle will eventually come to American shores.  Lets learn from what they do in Europe as it will invariably be what they attempt here at home.


Not a question of “if” but only a question of “when.” There is lots of good information in this article and that goes especially for those who have the miss – fortune of having to live in a large city. — jtl, 419



There is a saying in spanish that describes insurgency combat – “tira la piedra y esconde la mano”.

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsLoosely translated it means “throwing a stone and then hiding the hand that threw it”.  Inherent in the act is concealment, and the expectation of going unnoticed, specially when surrounded by a crowd or mob or people.  Preferably a mob that had no involvement, directly in throwing the stone.  So the recipient of the stone has no idea which individual in the mob threw it, but he damn sure knows it came from that particular crowd.  And the stone thrower, like Mao’s fish, keeps swimming along unidentified.  But the people in the mob…you can bet that they know who he was as they were standing right next to him, or heard his friends discussing the procurement of stones, or something along those lines.

Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps InstituteI think we all see it.  The problem is that the west cannot successfully deal with the dynamics of that mob and retain its own egalitarian self-image.  But soon, its self-image will not be the most important thing. But we have other matters to discuss today.

Today we are discussing the Vehicle Borne Jihadist Attack.  Here is a diagram that was sent to me this weekend.  It was taken on a phone camera so the quality is not great.


Combat Shooter's HandbookIt is a rather successful tactic wouldn’t you say.  Low tech, low risk (compared to building a huge dirty nuke), and high chance of success.  In Europe, unless Teresa May will ban motor vehicles and all sharp knives (right along with even the mere thought of a firearm), there is virtually no way to prevent these.  America keep alert.  Note the Ohio State University attack. Thirteen wounded.  Now imagine if the jihadist was armed with a rifle in addition to the car.  Hardly a difficult thing to imagine.

So here are some points, all equally important:

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View1).  Get your minds right.  We live in a time of war.  I suspect the dead and maimed in Manchester and London would have disagreed with this the day before the attacks took place, but there we are.  In a time of war we take a war footing and conduct our lives differently than when everything is wonderful and all human beings love one another (cue in birds singing and butterflies in a bright blue sky).  At the most extreme level, you watch the game or concert on TV, rather than join the crowd of soft target seeing it in person. At the very minimum, stay alert and expect something to happen.  Allow that to guide your selection of seats, route of travel, etc.

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2).  Vehicle Borne Jihadist Attacks are impossible to prevent.  That is the puzzle the authorities are trying to solve without seeming unfair to the “mob” we discussed earlier.  And they will never solve it that way.  Accepting this you can take steps to protect your position at all times.  Accept that you are never safe, and always a target.  That will guide your movements.

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual3).  Personal Passive Countermeasures.  Face traffic when you are on the street.  It is far easier to defend against something coming from the front than from behind.  This is a thing all runners know…now you know it as well.  If available, walk in areas that would be difficult for cars to drive on to.  For example, a street with parked cars is safer than one without.  The parked cars creating a barrier for the VBJA (Vehicle Borne Jihadist Attack).  If such a path is not possible, stay closer to buildings than to the street, giving you an escape route should something present itself.  Oh, and be armed, of course.

4).  Personal Active Countermeasures.  You are not going to outrun a car, nor are you going to stop a car with gunfire.  Those are facts – accept them.  However, you can certainly avoid a car driving toward you.  As always, the more physically fit you are the easier it will be for you to split to the left or right before the car hits you.  Evasion is the primary defense mechanism here.  Use barricades, parked cars, and any natural or man made item to move behind, around, or into to avoid the jihadi driver.  We live in a time of war and we are all combatants in that war.  Make certain that you are fit to fight.

5).  After the Impact.  You will note that in most of these events, the car is in addition to being a weapon, it is also a delivery vehicle for the jihadists.  In my prior article I discussed dealing with the knife attack.  Lets look deeper.

The initial reaction for most socialized and domesticated westerners will be that this was an accident.  And it may well have been that, but assuming anything in a time of war is dangerous.  So move to a position where you can wait and watch.  If you are with family, don’t bother with any of this – get away, as your protectees are of greater value than anyone there and our time of war dictates staying as an excessive risk. And don’t do like everyone else will do – go into a store and stand around gawking.  Get out and away from the area and quickly.

Otherwise, if you have no protectees, and have self selected as a combatant – wait and watch.  It will be evident in a few seconds if this is something other than an accident.   We hear reports that in the London Bridge attack, the Jihadis exited the vehicle and approached the downed victims.  Onlookers assumed they were approaching to help them, when in reality they were approaching them to finish them off with knives.

Once the terrorists are on foot, and you are clear in your mind they are terrorists, feel free to engage (crashing into a crowd, then getting out and stabbing people is a rather conclusive position don’t you think?).  And by engage I mean preemptive, unannounced head shots, ear canal shots, or back of the head shots.  Your objective is to kill them, not the politically correct “shooting to stop them”.  But don’t draw too soon – wait until you are certain.  Remember, when there is any doubt, there is no doubt.  Of course, if they are running toward you, knives upraised, there will be no ambiguity about their intentions.

6).  Other things.  Knowledge of how to provide aid for knife wounds and knowing the dynamics of vehicular impact injury is a good thing to have.  Understand that first aid is rendered AFTER the fight concludes.  The best aid you can possibly give is to have killed the terrorists.  But once that is done is where the other knowledge comes in.

If you have the need to stop a moving vehicle understand that once it is moving, a mere small arms projectile will not stop it.  But you may get an opportunity to kill the driver.  Killing the driver by penetrating the windshield can be done, but if the car is moving toward you, you are better served by moving out of its path rather than shooting at it.  From the side however, it is a different matter.  Shooting a driver through the side window is easy, and easier than shooting him through the windshield.

We live in a time of war and the tempo of battle will eventually come to American shores.  Lets learn from what they do in Europe as it will invariably be what they attempt here at home.



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