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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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"No Guns Allowed" Signs are for idiots. It may have made people feel better in the era of Barney Fife, but today a gun free zone is exactly what the Active Shooter or Terrorist seeks specifically. And in the interest of ignoring such asinine rules, I submit a study on how to detect an armed individual. If you see these target indicators, it is a good bet that the person in question is armed. Similarly, avoid producing such indicators yourself. The following from a confidential training circular that came across my desk. Learn to Recognize These Behaviors Officers have learned to identify the specific indicators that a person may be armed. Below are a few of the most common. It should be noted, however, that the following signs do not always indicate the presence of a weapon: Security Check: Gun violators in particular will typically touch and/or adjust the weapons concealed on their bodies numerous times during the day. This may be a gentle and difficult to observe bump with the elbow, wrist or hand. On rare occasions, it could... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
A great video that the Saracens despise but which illustrates what they are about, their goals and end game with the west. Watch it and understand it. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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On 24 July 2016, twelve people were seriously injured in a suicide bombing outside a wine bar in Ansbach, Germany. The bomber, Mohammad Daleel, was the only fatality. A 27-year-old Syrian man who pledged allegiance to ISIS, and had been denied asylum. In a refreshing statement in the era of redactions and denials, Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann told German news agency, "My personal view is that I unfortunately think it's very likely this really was an Islamist suicide attack." The terrorist tried to get into a crowded open air concert site but was refused entrance. You will recall from a past discussion this is the same thing that Joel "Joe" Henry Hinrichs tried in the 2005 University of Oklahoma bombing. He was refused entry to the concert because he didn't have a ticket. He then sat down on a chair outside the nearby restaurant. According to witness accounts he briefly leaned forward at 10:10 p.m. and then triggered the explosion. Earlier the same day, another Syrian killed a woman with a machete and injured two others outside a bus... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
In 1916 Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “Christianity is not a creed of Africa and Asia at this moment because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight. The Moslems were trained to fight. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought back.” "Mohammedans, wherever they held complete sway, where the Christians had been unable to resist them, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of Charles Martel (Battle of Tours) to the sword of Sobieski (the siege of Vienna), Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor.” Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It has been some ten years now since I conducted the first Active Shooter Interdiction Course. Ten years! I taught this course in Los Angeles at the Burro Canyon Shooting Facility. The purveyors of the status quo in the industry ridiculed the class, vilified me, and suggested that this was a silly thing to spend time on. Well, ten years later all I can say is, "How 'bout now bitches?" In the last ten years one would have to spend some serious time researching how many active shooter/terrorist events there have been. I certainly can't tell you from memory, but suffice to say that theme is a recurring pattern. And since I have written extensively on that pattern, for both US and OCONUS events, I will leave it for you to research. But one aspect of that theme is something I want to discuss today. And that is the long pistol shot in this application. Something we included in every single Terrorist/Active Shooter Interdiction course since the beginning, and something we include in every single intermediate level or above pistol... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
That is very interesting Tim. Let me ask you - do you carry a shotgun with you every where you go?
This struggle the west finds itself in is not new. It began when Abraham unzipped his toga and manifested itself in the ongoing attempts to overtake the west which has been ongoing for over 1500 years. And it seems the lessons of the past have been forgotten in the west. But today is July 25th. It is the Catholic Feast day of Saint James - known as Santiago Matamoros. So on this day, let us understand the nature of our enemies, their goals and tactics, and how to best prepare to defeat and destroy them if they should ever threaten to cross our paths. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It was just last week that I was watching an online video of the crushed bodies of children in France. And the week after that was Istanbul, and then Orlando. It is as if these scenes are blending into one another, and old memories, you only partially remember. There are common threads of course, and for those who have not been paying attention I will go over them again: 1). A man either directly or indirectly inspired by Islamic Terror is involved. We know their descriptors for a number of reasons. One is the social-ethnic heritage. A man’s birthplace is absolutely irrelevant today. A rattlesnake born in Afghanistan is the same as one born in Paris, France. Ideology and culture trump nationality. 2). A soft target is always selected. Many soft targets exist because of arbitrary rules and nice people that elect to go along with them. Sometimes an entire nation is a soft target because the belligerence has been socially engineered out of its inhabitants. In Germany the only hard target is perhaps GSG9 HQ, but elsewhere, where even... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I came across this during my morning "news scan". It is a lengthy discussion on the types of wounds seen in Terrorist Mass Shootings. The lethality in these events exceeds that in military conflict. I think that is for two reasons. One is that the victims in these events are not in fight mode and have likely not had any indication they were about to enter into combat. Two is that in military circles today, everyone had had basic Tactical Combat Casualty Care. This is not the case for the average person/victim. With the new paradigm discussions and the reality that we are at war here at home, perhaps that will begin to change. The study focuses on gun shot wounds, and omits blast injuries. In truth, and something I will discuss at length later in a different article, is that building the sort of explosives that we saw in Istanbul and Europe requires a degree of skill. That is a skill that cannot be easily learned, and as result, we have seen few successful bombs in the USA. But... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Look at the image above. See the hard plates worn by the terrorist Johnson in Dallas? If you shoot that with a handgun or rifle, it will have no effect whatsoever. Its is 2016 and with new developments and observations of the SOP of our enemies the terrorists, new paradigms must be established, and new skills to meet the new requirements must be developed and practiced. I don't want to hear from guys who are still thinking it is 1985 and want to play the odds against the broken bottle armed punk in the alley with their J-Frame and five shots. Times have changed and our methods must adapt or be crushed by the wheels of history. The New Paradigm Today we must assume any adversary is wearing body armor...and in some cases a bomb vest. We all recall James Holmes, the movie-theater shooter in Aurora, Colorado. He wore, according to sources, “a ballistic helmet, a tactical ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector, and a groin protector.” And we get vague reports from LE about the San Bernardino Terrorists... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I think that an unofficial but drastic reduction in proactive work is inevitable by the guys on the ground...just like happened back in '92. I suspect that in "bad, racially diverse, economically challenged" neighborhoods (that is reality), where the level of drug. gang, and other criminal activity is high you have the highest need for proactive activity and where its lack will be felt the most. Successful affluent neighborhoods don't get much proactive activity since little crime occurs there unless it is imported. The home invasions and armed robberies and kidnappings and rapes and murders I investigated and responded to back in the day were primarily imported from South Central Los Angeles as it is unlikely for a Stock Broker to do a drive by shooting on a Doctor from his Mercedes. I think all the Libertarian anti-cop people are thinking of things that simply do not happen to them ... but to Alton Whatshisname and the other guy. In other words, they have a job, don't live in the hood, don't hang out in shitty areas where a great... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
We forget the police are not there to wipe the nose of some croc wearing estro-man who got his pokemon stolen...they are there to deploy on the bad guys, and kick their asses. Don't pray for safety...pray for a good hunt. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Where lies the limit of Western Tolerance? That is a question that needs to be answered! Hot on the heels of the disgusting terror murders in Nice, we now hear more from the Bataclan investigations. Those who think I am being excessive when I say we live in a time of war, read the statements below. If that doesn't wake you up with a fire in the blood, I think you are perhaps already dead. Not only does this information (similar to the events of the Beslan School) bring a revulsion to the heart, but the seeming complicit cover up of information by the authorities brings a revulsion to the stomach. When will enough be enough? From the article - Q. Acts of torture happened on the second floor? Further on the investigator described how this was kept from relatives: A. Bodies have not been presented to families because there were beheaded people there, the murdered people, people who have been disembowelled . There are women who had their genitals stabbed. Q. All this would have been videotaped for Daesh... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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All over the internet we see the usual “Je Suis Nice”…or “I am Nice”. While my heart burns with anger at the scenes from the terror attack, I think that sentiment is a waste of energy. The usual timeline: Terrorism by Islamic Jihadists – Shock and tears – prayer – back to normal until the next time. So rather than “I am Nice”, we should ask “OÙ EST MARTEL ?” When the ridiculous French Obama tells his people that they have to get used to having their sons and daughters crushed to death by a muslim driven truck, or blown up, or shot, or eviscerated, the French and the rest of us should ask - “OÙ EST MARTEL ?” Charles Martel for those who don’t anything of events before their birth was a French hero that crushed one of the early Muslim invasions into Europe in the 700s. And yes, this notion of Islamic Terrorism has been going on for a while now. “What would Martel do?,” one asks. Well I don’t think he would tell his people to get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Alonzo, are we talking rifles or handguns? I suspect you were kicking doors with an M4 and not the Beretta or Glock 19. Most of the citizen counterterrorists-on-the-spot will be using their CCW handguns.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on FORGET PELVIC SHOTS at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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This is an angry article but it accurately reflects my mood today. Listen carefully and let these words burn into your mind because if the events of the last few weeks do not set your blood afire, I question your validity as a human being. The videos of the aftermath of this were so horrific that they are being removed from Youtube and Facebook. We Live In A Time Of War! Donald Trump actually said that today on FOX News. Last night in Nice, France, a 31 year old Islamic Terrorist named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, drove a large truck at high speed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day killing nearly 80 people by running them down and crushing them. It's just a matter of time before that very tactic is used here in the USA. I plan to write soon on likely strategies and likely targets of our enemies but today I want to talk about how you live in a time of war versus a time of peace. And you can protest all you wish that you don't want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
I confess that in the last few days I have had a burning anger in my heart over what happened. I am long gone from the profession but I still teach those guys and what I am going to write here is going to be controversial as hell. Some will say "its too soon". Look...I have my people out in harm's way tonight...it is never too soon and we discuss this not to castigate a man, but to point out what happened...and most important...why I think it happened. Watch the video, then watch it again and again. I read a confidential debrief on the Terrorist Micah Johnson. And yes, that is what these BLM-motivated killers are. A criminal is a robber, or a rapist. Guys like this along with Mateen and Farooq and their like are Terrorists. In any case, while he did some marksmanship work none of his shots were anything remarkable. It is being speculated by "officials" that what Johnson had spent most of his time on was MilSim. MilSim is a martial version of Paintball. In essence...force... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
We live in a time of war and we MUST after action these events. My discussion here is NOT to criticize the fallen, but we must learn the hard lessons and from the mistakes made...and immediately because in fact, we live in a time of war and that man in the video may be one of us tonight! Of course we have the issues of crowding cover and being stationary when the adversary is moving...but beyond that - WAY TOO MUCH OF POLICE TRAINING IS EXCESSIVELY DEFENSIVE!!! I was astounded a few moths ago when training a group of police Counter Terrorist Officers. They were got shocked looks on their faces and recoiled at the idea of shooting terrorists in the face. They were totally resistive to the idea of shooting a terrorist with a large scale WMD in the back of the head unannounced to prevent a detonation. I was told that they are trained to be "guardians" and not "warriors". The vast majority of their training, and they were a group of very aggressive agencies mind you -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
This race thing is getting out of control. Here is the king of Spain. Here is Fidel Castro. They are both white and if you were to ask them "what race are you", they would not waffle about...they would tell you "I AM WHITE". The only place where the term "hispanic" exists in the stupid mind of stupid American liberals. Do not allow them to label you or anyone else. Here is Pele, the greatest Soccer player that ever lived. Is he Black, or Hispanic? Or are the shit-for-brains liberals going to create a new race - hispano-africano? There is Sergio Oliva, the Cuban bodybuilder competing against Arnold in 1972. Is Sergio Black? Or is he "hispanic"? And what about Arnold? Should we refuse to call him white and instead label him..."Germanic"? I think it is about time we all say this to Obama and to the BLM thugs, and to the festering Communist Cancer that is creeping up on America and to everyone who happens to be stupid. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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The notion of the Pelvic Shot came from the Internal Affairs world of LE where many gauge the avoidance of wrongful death lawsuits against the agency of greater import than lives of LE Officers they employ. The use of the Pelvic Girdle as a primary target, in lieu of a head shot, with the intent to immediately stop and adversary, is a flawed tactic and I am surprised some continue to suggest it in the context that they do. Insofar as the Pelvic Girdle Shots go, it does not take a degree in medicine to realize that the pelvic bone is not connected to the hands, nor the brain, and that a pelvic shot – even if successful – will not stop a terrorist from continuing to fire, or setting off an explosive. I saw an officer take a close range shot right to the pelvic and break it and yet was ambulatory and still in the fight for close to ten minutes before he realized he was injured. Medical explanation: The pelvis is a ring structure. It is exceedingly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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This will undoubtedly be yet another vilified article where I will be called a savage...at best. No matter, I rather like being a savage. But please read and see if you agree with my points. I got some information the order day that a certain CT group was shifting to the 5.7 so as to penetrate armor better with their handguns. It shows their concern over the "new threat paradigm" but it is the wrong step in my view. Since I know, and I imagine I am not the only one..., 5.7 doesn't do a great job at this, specially if plates are involved, and a moot point if the "armor" is really an IED, all I can think is that their personnel lack marksmanship skills (which many do) and this is a panacea to bypass a skills/training issue. Here is an article from The Firearms Blog on 5.7 and armor. I suggest the following points - agree or not, but that is what I see in today's urban world: 1). The New Threat Paradigm: The reality of the threat... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
We live in a time of war and we MUST after action these events. My discussion here is NOT to criticize the fallen, but we must learn the hard lessons and from the mistakes made...and immediately because in fact, we live in a time of war and that man in the video may be one of us tonight! Of course we have the issues of crowding cover and being stationary when the adversary is moving...but beyond that - WAY TOO MUCH OF POLICE TRAINING IS EXCESSIVELY DEFENSIVE!!! I was astounded a few moths ago when training a group of police Counter Terrorist Officers. They were got shocked looks on their faces and recoiled at the idea of shooting terrorists in the face. They were totally resistive to the idea of shooting a terrorist with a large scale WMD in the back of the head unannounced to prevent a detonation. I was told that they are trained to be "guardians" and not "warriors". The vast majority of their training, and they were a group of very aggressive agencies mind you -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I AM ASTOUNDED - BUT NOT ABOUT HILLARY I am astounded that so many people actually thought the system was fair, laws were equally applied and all of that Ozzie-Harriet stuff. Wake up kiddos and smell the espresso. This is how the real world works, and how it has worked here in the USA long before anyone heard of Hillary's emails. The system works and is fed by politics and money.And nobody cares what is right or wrong. I saw all of this back when I worked for SMPD. And now my friends, you see it. Do you still feel like being the good citizen...the guy that always gets screwed over following the rules that nobody else seems to follow? Laws Don't Apply To The Rich? Clinton case to be closed and sealed with no charges Some have been saying that July 5 was a momentous date in the fall of something. I disagree...I think it is the date where we begin to finally see the rise of the Outlaw American. And its about time. Related articles Attorney General Meets... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It is a timing issue of course. Continuing on the discussion of how to not get shot by police. I was pointed in by neighboring agencies at least a dozen times when I was working narcotics and gangs. So lets look at this. And I will say too...you need to think quickly, be quick to adapt, and don't let your ego get you killed. 1). Police arrive first and contain matters before you are ever involved. Your role as an officer - whatever your agency says to do. Your role as a Pvt. Citizen - nothing...go home and do some pullups. 2). Police arrive as you are engaging, or police arrive immediately after you engage. Statistically this is unlikely as there has always been...at least in the events I have studied, a marked lag in response as the information is relayed through channels. Add to that the lack of undirected initiative on the part of most LE Personnel today and you will get nothing until dispatch gets the info out to the field units. At Virginia Tech, there were units... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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You will notice: No beer bellies or excuses made for same, no ostentatious ugliness or habitual vulgarity, no overgrown facial hair, none of the ridiculous accoutrements the modern age associates with warrior-manhood. Rather, professional, educated gentlemen killers. As it should be. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG