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Gabe Suarez
Pirates Have No Borders
Warrior Capitalist, Maker Of Evil Plans, And Part Time Bon Vivant
Interests: Black Guns, Shiny Gold, Good Wines, Expensive Watches, Fast Cars, and Dangerous Pursuits
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The world has always been in struggle. Those that think one day we will have “world peace” are fools because that is not human nature. And many of us would despise that existence. The fundamental struggle of course is between good and evil. That should be clear, as far as the nature of the sides, but some people who serve evil think they serve good. Ask a jihadist about it and he will tell you that us infidels are the evil ones. We see this differently of course, but you will not convince the other side. And what evil does...its tactics... is that it demands tolerance when it is weak, in order to weaken the strong good. “We are all children of the same God”, or “We are all Americans”, and so forth. And the problem is that the only way that you can define and identify evil is by some sort of faith system. But in the modern age, that perspective is, for many unacceptable. Although it is hard to define and pin point in the academic way demanded... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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In a scene from what the current administration would want us to think is the "new normal", we have this: "A man dressed in a private security uniform and making reference to Allah, entered a St. Cloud Minnesota mall Saturday night and stabbed eight people before being shot dead by an off duty police officer." ...and this. "A man who was killed after stabbing eight people Saturday night inside a Minnesota mall was “a soldier of the Islamic State,” an ISIS-linked news agency said Sunday morning." And this happens almost simultaneously with bombs in New York that are reminiscent of the Boston Marathon bombings that so many Americans seem to have already forgotten about. We live in a time of war and it would be foolish of us to forget that for a moment, or to forget who the unannounced enemy happens to be. The terrorists all have a common thread, a cultural, political, and religious ideology that connects them regardless of where they were born, what passport they hold or what language they speak. I am still astounded at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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In a recent discussion at warriortalk a point was brought up that one did not need to have a "physique" in order to be able to fight. I countered that fitness and fighting were two separate matters and showed images of the UFC fighter Tank Abbott. Abbott is a huge man and can fight, nobody can deny that. But he is fat and not "fit" in the sense of what we want fitness to be. I then showed an image of Clarence Bass, a 75 year old bodybuilder who looks better and is probably healthier at 75 than most men at 25. If all we wanted to do was to "be able to hit hard and fight", we would be emulating the Sumo wrestler...getting as big and fat as we could, so we could bowl over lighter men. A sumotori would able to break a smaller man's wrist by simply taking his punch. But I will bet a health profile for a Sumo is hardly one promising of a long life. I will also bet a sumotori could not run... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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We have all felt it at some point, as we turn to see what it is we have felt. It is difficult to explain as it tends to drift into areas that western science cannot fully explain. The eyes of another upon us. Surveillance guys know the phenomena and try to not look at their subject directly, using glass reflections or some other manner of indirect observation rather than a direct gaze at close range. A direct gaze is not usual in western society so when someone is looking “right at you”, you take note. Why is that person focused on me, you ask. To look at a stranger intently causes alarm and concern. Not a problem most of the time, but there are times when doing that may not be wise. The African White Hunter Capstick wrote about the phenomena in his books and tried to cultivate an indirect observation method so as not to spook large animals. I bring this up for discussion as one of those specialized points that has nothing at all to apply in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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In a visionary article in 2004, William S. Lind wrote Distance from Disorder, an article about Fourth Generation Warfare. He noted about the modern war against "terrorism", and about the rise of world tribalism - The loss of the state’s monopoly on war and on the first loyalty of its citizens and the rise of non-state entities that command people’s primary loyalty and that wage war. These entities may be gangs, religions, races and ethnic groups within races, localities, tribes, business enterprises, ideologies—the variety is almost limitless; A return to a world of cultures, not merely states, in conflict; and The manifestation of both developments—the decline of the state and the rise of alternate, often cultural, primary loyalties—not only “over there,” but in America itself. I think that twelve years later, we see that rather than limiting the scope to "warfare", the things Lind noted are applied to life itself in what may be called the post-nationalist world. The concept of "tribe" is human nature. Most people want to be a part of a like minded larger group. That has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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In 1941 the USA was attacked by the Japanese navy at Pearl Harbor, an event that the Islamic Terror of September 11, 2001 has been compared to. But fifteen years later, in 1956, not only was Japan and its global ideology soundly trashed, but so were its allies Germany and Italy…and by 1956 there was little worry about the Nazis or about Japanese Imperialism. It seems the west has forgotten those lessons about how to defeat its enemies. Fifteen years ago we all woke up to the most brazen and murderous attack on the west since Pearl Harbor. But America has become a country of Alzheimer’s patients and has an extremely short memory. Just six months ago we had people sharing the same ideology with the Islamic Terrorists from fifteen years ago kill a number of their co-workers in San Bernardino, and then again in Orlando, in Paris, in Brussels, in Munich and in Dallas. All with the same ideology. And unlike the Nazi and the Japanese Imperialist, we as a culture do not seem inclined to even name, much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Lets Not Forget Fabrizio Quattrocchi Fabrizio Quattrocchi (9 May 1968 – 14 April 2004) was an Italian security officer taken hostage by Islamist terrorists in Iraq. He was taken hostage together with Umberto Cupertino, Maurizio Agliana and Salvatore Stefio. They worked in Iraq as security contractors. Quattrocchi's kidnappers forced him to dig his own grave and kneel beside it wearing a hood as they prepared to film his death, knowing he was about to die, he refused to submit. He screamed "Vi faccio vedere come muore un Italiano!" - "I'll show you how an Italian dies!" He attacked them, but was then shot in the back of the neck. On 20 March 2006, Quattrocchi was posthumously honored by the Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi with the Gold Medal for Civil Valor, after a proposal by the Home Secretary Giuseppe Pisanu. For the Gold Medal for Civil Valor to be awarded, one act of specific Valor is necessary, and that phrase, "vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano!" — "I'll show you how an Italian dies!" was considered to be of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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We all recall those days in grammar school when “getting in trouble” was as fearful a thing as a life sentence at the Château d'If. Little kids in neat lines learning to obey and fall into line for the rest of their lives. The worst thing was to get a “U” in Citizenship (that meant unsatisfactory by the way). I was reminded of those times when reading about certain shopping center's prohibition of firearms. As I recall, the mall in Nairobi had a similar rule in effect, but back to the point. The concern of course is that ISIS (or ISIL if you voted for Obama) has shown every intention of carrying out attacks on US soil, aided passively by the ridiculous presidential policies in place today. Wary shoppers, unwilling to amend their purchases, want to carry weapons while conducting our great American pastime…and following the hall monitor mind set, feel they need permission or some sort of official sanction to do so. I suspect that when the Islamic Terrorists arrive at the Mall doors, and are greeted with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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This month we are proclaiming September as Crusader History Month. And in this piece we want to feature Jan Sobieski and his Hussars, and their role in breaking the siege of Vienna. Very few Americans study any history at all. It is as if they think that the only history of any importance is their own short history. But that is a shame because much of what we are seeing today was born hundreds of years ago, and the motivations of the players back then very much motivate the players today...even if the politicians fail to see it. Islam has been attempting to overthrow the western world since the 7th century. Nothing has changed. They want the entire world under their thumb. Their world is the world which is submissive to Islam. Anything outside their world is the world of the Infidel...that is us. It is nothing new. One may even say it is "history". This month of course, marks the anniversary of September the 11th, 2001. I think we could say without doubt that this date has had the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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1). Fire anyone who uses the word "can't" more than once in a conversation with you, or whose daily lexicon is filled with excuses or complaints. 2). Look for opportunity where others see despair...you will likely find it. 3). Nothing is impossible. Say that ten times every morning. Fire anyone that disagrees. 4). Surround yourself with tigers who make stuff happen rather than the complaining sloths who watch stuff happen. 5). Place yourself above the daily groanings and whimperings of common men. 6). Choose your objective and move towards it aggressively and ruthlessly...others will follow. 7). Know when to quit. If after examining the battlefield, one door is too difficult, abandon it and find an easier door. But don't do that more than once a year. 8). Business is war and as soon as money is involved, you will realize that your "colleagues" are not your friends. And similarly, war is business. Only go to war to fill your pockets with the enemy's gold. 9). Secrecy of mission is essential. See #8 above. 10). It is not just about winning,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It was Halloween Night...1972 or 73. I chose to go to Karate than to go trick or treating. I was twelve...I think. I had been dabbling in Karate as an after-school activity. This was at the Burbank YMCA mid-week, and Saturdays. It was fast becoming a passion...or an obsession if you listened to my grandmother. I liked it. The instructors were good...but they were what we would consider hobbyists. They had their regular lives and did this to stay in shape and to lose weight. Truth be told, none of those instructors would be considered physically impressive by our standards today. But they had knowledge we wanted, and it was only $30 per month...so we listened and overlooked the warts. Then one night we had a visitor to the class. As soon as the stranger walked in, the black belts recognized him and all came to attention. They called the class to attention. The call was "SENSEI". We all faced the door in a very military manner and bowed. The man was "Sensei Bob". He walked over and waved us... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Real friends are not found on Facebook...they are found beside you...handing you a fresh magazine with a smile and an evil glint in their eyes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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One of my recent studies has been reading many of the quotes and life stories of the old Karate masters. Karate seems to have a mixed image here in the USA, much in part to the "Karate Kid", and David Carradine silliness, but the original masters were quite dangerous and rough men. In the next few weeks I will periodically post about some of these guys...guys that would likely never be welcomed at any navel gazing, American McDojo. One of these is Choshin Chibana the founder of Kobayashi Shorin-ryu Karate, an Okinawan system. He was the last of the pre-World War karate masters, also called the "Last Warrior of Shuri". There are some stories about these guys and we love to read about them, but many are already available in many places online. This quote below is telling of how karate - any martial system for that matter - should be studied. In the old days we trained Karate as a martial art, but now they train Karate as a gymnastic sport. I think we must avoid treating Karate as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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"What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. (Editor's Note: "OG" is a term used by black urban gangs to designate an "original gang member", or today, an old person). The Link To The Story Is Here The History: A Molotov cocktail, also known as fire bomb, is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons. Due to the relative ease of production, Molotov cocktails have been used by terrorists, irregular forces, or even regular soldiers that are short on equivalent military-issue weapons. They are primarily intended to set targets ablaze rather than explode. The name "Molotov cocktail" was coined by the Finns during the dress the Winter War against the Soviets. The name was an insulting reference to Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, who was one of the architects behind the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact signed in late August 1939. The pact with Nazi Germany was widely mocked... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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From The UK Media The white British ISIS child executioner: Horrific propaganda video shows British boy - 'Abu Abdullah Al-Britani' shooting a prisoner in the head in Syria Chilling video shows five young boys carrying out executions of prisoners with handguns One of the boys is identified as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, a nom de guerre popular with British jihadists He is white, blue-eyed, aged around 12 and appears to be fluent in Arabic and comfortable with firearms Here is the link to the video: ISIS Child Executioners So is this something you are ready to deal with? How many of you reading this can answer in the affirmative, that you would shoot little "Abu" in the face if he was a member of an Active Shooter Jihad Team, or about to set off an IED to wipe out a store full of satan-loving infidels? We hear all the time about some police officer retiring from service in self-inflicted horror because he had to shoot a young kid. We also recall the scene in American Sniper where Chris Kyle shoots the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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The Crusades saved Europe, and the incessant quest of western poltroons - like the Pope - to apologize for the Crusades, is indicative of either having been bought by the jihadists, being historically illiterate, or simply being an imbecile. Take your pick. It is like a rape victim apologizing for not having an orgasm while being assaulted. In his book “Fear God and Take Your Part,” 1916, Theodore Roosevelt wrote: “Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the 7th and 8th centuries, and on up to and including the 17th century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated.” Indeed. And anyone that actually learned to read and does, will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It was the early 1990s. This was one of my first forays outside the official world of police work. A gun-for-hire affair, just in case something happened. It paid well, and in cash. My contact was a German Uma Thurman look-alike, and she carried an ASP pistol. It was one of the originals from Paris Theodore's Seventrees Ltd. shop in NY. In the era of small guns being Smith & Wesson Model 60 Chief Specials, or ridiculous sub-caliber pocket pistols, the ASP was a beauty. It later served as the model for the S&W 3913. In the era of concealment first, combat use second, the objective of the ASP and later the Devel, was a combat pistol that was also super concealable. But that was a long time ago and handguns have gotten much better. As well technology today has allowed us to do things that were unimaginable back in those days. So in the spirit of those compact combat pistols, and tapping into the shadowy lineage, we bring you the Guttersnipe Glock 43 Package. gut·ter·snipe ˈɡədərˌsnīp/ noun derogatory noun:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Last year I conducted training for a large group of Counter Terror Officers for a Southern AZ agency. I was given some intell on what they were facing. Specifically it was a very Ataturk, Brussels type event where terrorists would be armed with small armes and kill as many victims as possible before using TBIED (Terrorist Borne IEDs). And so I worked up the material based on one thing - the best way to accomplish the mission without concerns for political correctness or the fear of the "Ferguson Effect". That mission being to quickly identify and eliminate (not attempt to arrest) the terrorists as soon as possible. The concept was that the less "killing time" the terrorist has, the less killing they get to do. And keeping with the delay in response times, an officer - or officers present must seek, contact, eliminate and move on to the next terrorist in a quick and efficient manner. One officer taking too long with one terrorist gives the other terrorists more "killing time". The results were that about 1/3 of the group... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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This is from late 1970s. I don't recall the exact year, but it was my 3rd Dan test. Sosai Mas Oyama had made a trip to the USA and was there. As is common in the very physical system Kyokushin, there was a good amount of breaking. This is not the silly stuff with little spacers broken by fat guys wearing satin like you see today. This was stack 'em up and break them...period. Anyway this was the eleventh board stacked. All of them broke but this one. I kept it and wore my bruises with honor. At the end of the day, everyone was getting their books signed. Advanced Karate, or This Is Karate by Oyama. I didn't know he was coming so I did not bring my book. One of my dojo mates suggested I get the board signed. I recall Sosai wrinkling his brow and grunting when I brought the board...but he signed it. It sat in storage for years and the dryness of the AZ back country finally cracked it through where I had hit it,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
The terrorists that bombed the Zaventem airport in Brussels were captured on CCTV each wearing a black glove on their left hands. Our contacts believe the gloves may have been worn to conceal the bomb detonation apparatus.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2016 on THE COMING TERRORIST BOMB BELTS at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
The terrorists that bombed the Zaventem airport in Brussels were captured on CCTV each wearing a black glove on their left hands. Our contacts believe the gloves may have been worn to conceal the bomb detonation apparatus.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2016 on THE COMING TERRORIST BOMB BELTS at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Although we know, and the terrorists know, that a group of terrorists with rifles can create a great deal of carnage we are also seeing more proliferation of explosive devices used individually or in conjunction with a group of shooters. And of course, as the invasion of Islamic refugee/terrorists continues into the west, and eventually into America, the knowledge of how to make these explosives successful will increase as well. And LE tasked with counter terrorism duties have already interdicted bomb bearing terrorists in the USA. Here is an IED blast test site that was investigated by Law Enforcement in southern AZ. One may ask why these events don't make the news? That is an administrative decision, but I suspect it is to avert a public panic, and over reaction by the many uneducated people that would shoot the poor Sikh at the 7-11, thinking "all them turban wearing people are the same". Sadly, I can't argue with the admin's rationale as events like this have already happened and Sikhs, just as one example, have been targeted by the ignorant.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG