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


Future History


“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” ~ Edmund Burke

I cannot really add a whole lot to this excellent assessment from the folks at Status 451.  This dovetails very well with our last post.  The 1970s is a good template and model for the next four years.  Watch for the indicators and buckle your seatbelts.

Read. It. All.

Days of Rage


An Assessment


Skip to the end for the BLUF, otherwise, read on:

In November we saw the political status quo up set in a seismic way with the election of Donald Trump.  His ascendency to the highest office in the land and the de facto leader of the free world sent shock waves across the globe as world governments and leaders tried to rapidly adjust to the impending shift to the geo-political paradigm.

Some say this was a true black swan event but those of us that are a bit long in the tooth remember the shift in the social and governmental fault lines when another much maligned “cowboy” was elected, Ronald Reagan.

There is one major difference though which is the massive use of propaganda is, PSYOPS and Information Operations on a large segment of our population that is ill prepared to recognize or resist it.

Using the clever manipulation of easily influenced groups to further your political gains is nothing new.  The IRA used this method to mold public opinion, the Italian intelligence services used this during the Cold War (more later) and wide spread use was seen during the Vietnam era.

During the Cold war NATO established stay behind organizations that would operate behind enemy lines if the Warsaw Pact was ever able to penetrate west and overtake several NATO nations on the eastern frontier.  Their mission was sabotage, assassinations and intelligence gathering.

The Italian Intelligence services created Operation Gladio under the auspices of this legitimate NATO program.  The communist Red Brigades terrorist group was very active in Italy at this time.  We saw assassinations, bombings and other general mayhem conducted by this group.


When the Cold War eventually ended it was discovered that some of the attacks attributed to the Red Brigades were actually conducted by the Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Militare or Military Intelligence and Security Service (SISMI).  The Gladio folks at the SISMI had developed an idea called the “Strategy of Tension” The idea was to use false flag attacks to keep the Italian people on edge and manufacture a culture of anxiety and thus create an environment in which the Italian people were easy to manipulate and manage the negative perception against the communists and maintain the political status quo.


So, what does this have to do with us today?

On the 26th of December we saw close to a dozen riots at shopping malls across the nation.  An old adage from the “Moscow Rules’ states, Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is an enemy action

Keeping this idea in mind, it is easy to surmise that the likelihood of spontaneous riots at the same type of targets, at the same time in different geographical areas is somewhat low.  It has the same chance of a spontaneous riot at a US diplomatic post because of a YouTube video.


We also see false narratives generated after many police involved shootings and have seen many false flag incidents created that appeared to be committed by Trump supporters but were later revealed to be quite the opposite.

One has to ask, are these events related, what is the goal and who is doing the manipulation?

The progressive movement is absolutely apoplectic with the election of Donald Trump.  They are pulling old but successful plays out of the playbook of Saul Alinsky.  See his rules for radicals here.

It is obvious that the progressive puppet masters are manipulating such groups at BLM, 99%, Occupy Wall Street and others.  These groups are the instruments of a modern “Strategy of Tension” here in the USA.

Project Veritas has obtained video of terrorist acts being planned on January 20th in the NCR to disrupt the inauguration of Mr. Trump.

An Assessment for the Future:

– We will see unprecedented attempts of violence in the NCR on the 20th.

– We will see civil unrest likewise on the 20th in many large urban areas.  This unrest most likely will agitated along racial lines by agent provocateurs.  Expect to see highway blockages, assaults and possibly arson.

– As the soap box (debate), the ballot box (the vote) lose any possibility of affecting progressive change, we will see the cartridge box (violence) emerge as the preferred course of action.  To this ends expect to see various groups motivated by false flag incidents or propaganda to maintain a strategy on tension for the next four years.

What can I do?

– Review your personal protective measures and that of your family.  Remember, your protection is your responsibility.  There will be no QRF to bail you out.

– Stay informed, know your AO and if you live in an urban area have an idea of how to get out if things go south.

– Spread the truth whenever possible

We predict the next four years will be rather sporty, prepare and conduct yourselves accordingly.

Good luck and God’s speed.