Burn it Down, Burn it All…


Folks, this is what true 4th Generation Warfare looks like.  Thousands, if not millions of dollars of damage with a weapon that costs less than $3 each.

Gazans send fire-starting kites into Israel; minister threatens lethal response

In worst blaze to date, Gaza fire kites destroy vast parts of nature reserve

Terror by Fire: Palestinians Launching Hundreds of ‘Fire Kites’ to Torch Israel

Take a peek at this 2005 report penned by a student at the Marine Corps University that predicted this type of attack.

The JAN 17 issue of jihadi magazine Rumiyah called for such attacks, so this comes as no surprise to see these types of attacks in Gaza.

The big question is: what are we doing to prevent it in CONUS and how do we battle it, not if but when, it comes?

What is old is new again.






The Silent War

1.  a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.
2.  correspondence in nature or in time of occurrence.

Imagine a world were shadowy cyber warriors sit behind the reinforced walls of SCIFs and practice their black arts. Now imagine this being played out all over the world.

Most reasonably technological nations have developed some sort of defensive cyber protections and well as some offensive capabilities.

Folks a whole lot smarter than me are starting to wonder if we are seeing the first suppressed shots in the ultimate 4GW battle space.

Is The U.S. Navy Being Hacked?

Hacking May Have Caused USS John S McCain’s Collision, Say Cyber Experts

One has to wonder what there is to gain by such actions and are they acting on behalf of a nation state?

Or it all could just be coincidence…

When Lord of the Flies comes to Mayberry


The world has “moved on” as Roland the Gunslinger says in The Dark Tower series. It is very different than the one of my childhood in the 1970s.  Brother Elmore has written a timely piece concerning the real issue of feral youths running amok in our somewhat ordered society.

Children are not always what they seem.

It ain’t Leave It to Beaver any more.

The End of In Loco Parentis: Minors As Unknown Contacts

New Book From Matt Bracken


The Jolly Landsknecht is back!

Due to several serious health issues, the JL himself had to go to ground to address, but he is back and feisty as ever!

Thank you very much for your patience.

Now to business:

Brother Matt Bracken has released his new book “The Red Cliffs of Zerhourn” and it is a pip!

First a little history.

In 1631 the Irish village of Baltimore was attacked by a band of Barbary pirates specifically from Ottoman Algeria and the Republic of Salé slavers. Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, the notorious Dutch Barbary pirate, led a force to attack this small Irish costal village. A local fisherman by the name of John Hackett led the force of slavers to the town after being captured himself by Janszoon.  In exchange for this skullduggery he was promised his freedom.

On the night of the 20th of June, the group of blackguards crept into the village and kidnapped somewhere around 200 of the English speaking townsfolk.

All but three of these villagers lived the rest of their lives as slaves in North Africa, never again to set foot on the green ground of the Emerald Isle.

barbary slaves

As for Hackett, his freedom was short lived. When his treachery was discovered, he was hung off a high cliff and left to die.

Fast forward to the near future.

A global collapse of the world economy has left many nations, including Ireland, unable to field an effective coastal guard. This allowed modern day North African slavers the opportunity to raid an exclusive girl’s school in Ireland and make off with serval hundred potential sex slaves.

Parents of the girls hire an aging former SAS officer and an IRA man to bring their daughters home and to make the pirates pay in blood.

Dan Kilmer, the hero from the book “Castigo Kay”, is caught up in the operation.

Brother Bracken was kind enough to let me see some of the novel before it was released and I found myself reading late into the night. It is that good.

I will not give any more of the book away.

But, if you want a candid glimpse into the near future taking into account the fragility of our global economy and the rise of Muslim fanaticism in Europe and North Africa this is a book for you. It is a tale of flawed men of action, each honorable in his own way, in a savage time grasping at one last chance of redemption.  All the while, hundreds of young lives hang in the balance.

Between you and me, we need more men like that…


How Green Was My Valley


A very good analysis of our economy and how the progressive political class have, and will continue, to fall victim to their out of touch normality bias.

Our Miserable 21st Century

The simmering resentment of the fly over proles has not been dampened by the election of 2016 and I do not see this changing in the near future.  In spite of the false narrative of our economic “recovery” touted by the last administration, many, many common folk are still hurting.

As for the Jolly Landknecht, here is my plan:

Get yourself out of debt

Get to know your neighbors

Develop small, tight social constructs that can weather difficulties

Get out of your bubble and confront your own Information Bias

Think and act locally

Spend your money on experiences not useless things

Love yourself, family, friends and be happy.

3D chess in a 2D world


Riddle me this:

What it Steve Bannon on orders of the POTUS is fanning the flames of the extreme left. The UC Berkeley riot of a few nights ago is an example. The violent elements of the left acts in their predictable manner with arson, property damage and serious assaults. This is permitted for a few months and as these rioters feel more emboldened more damage is done and we see a few deaths and very serious injuries. The public opinion shifts with help from the alt.right PSYOPS wizards and the POTUS issues a E.O. declaring these groups domestic terrorists, we are already hearing rumbles of this being done with the Muslim Brotherhood. Then imagine Nacht und Nebel and the Hammer of Thor combined and released on the ring leaders who have already been identified and targeted through HUMINT, COMINT, ELINT and all the other esoteric arts. Next a RICO case is brought and the arrests start climbing up the food chain as the money trail is followed. Look at the whole exercise through the lens of  “Strategy of Tension” as we discussed here.  It is how I would do it, but what do I know…

Some things to read to help with your conclusion:

Man tosses explosive device into crowded Southern California restaurant

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

How Trump’s Use of Social Networking Changes Governance