Friday, May 16, 2014
NC AAR: Hey Regime - F You and your MRAPs
The conversations we have been having since Brock's PatCon, and during the PatCon itself are not academic exercises. We are all as serious as a heart attack about recovering Rightful Liberty in America.
The Patriots and bloggers who come to this blog and support this blog have a proven and extensive track record of getting real work done, of turning big ideas into reality. You Patriots and our allies across our piece of the blogosphere walk the walk.
At Brock's NC PatCon one of the primary topics of conversation was about Bundy, what happened - the good, the bad and the ugly - and how we III Patriots can make the next such event an even bigger win for Liberty. You all know Sandman, Captain of the Ohio Valley Minutemen, an Organized Militia unit with which I have first-hand experience and I assure you they are the real deal. Sandman and one of his Militiamen travelled to the PatCon because he knew this was to be a working weekend. Sandman invited Colonel Christian Yingling, Commander of the Pennsylvania Lighfoot who arrived with his XO. I say with great pride this meeting of Organized Militia and we III - unorganized Militia - proved beneficial for all involved. Colonel Yingling was on the ground at Bundy and shared incredible firsthand intel. Sandman had assets on the ground at Bundy as well. We III had assets on the ground at Bundy as well, at least one of whom was in direct contact with Sandman. To say that we were able to have an informed discussion is an understatement.
The concept we have been slowly articulating about putting III & Organized Militia Teams on the ground at future Bundy events is for real. The bus you see above is not something we hope to buy in the future - it is owned right now. Holly and I bought it several months ago. We own it. It is now a III asset. On the starboard side at the rear it has a hydraulic lift. Most of the seats inside have been removed, so we have essentially a blank canvas to build our Tactical Operations Center (T.O.C.) for our Liberty Support Teams.
One bit of full disclosure: The body is perfect, just as you see. The only difference is that I asked our resident magician the Wizard Master Jedi Zoomie to get rid of that gosh-awful school bus yellow and make it a tacti-cool desert tan. Mission accomplished once again by Master Zoomie. Once we get to Idaho, we will indeed give it a proper paint job suitable for the mission.
Very soon we'll post a list of gear needed to outfit the T.O.C. and ask for donations. The Teams who make up the Liberty Support Teams will be going into Harm's Way, and we owe it to them to give them every advantage. The secondary mission is to provide support to the troops on the ground in the AO, so we will ask for donations along those lines as well. Because this topic is so important and requires such a large volume of information, I'll be setting up a dedicated blog as we move forward. I'll let you know when it is up and running.
One final note regarding the Liberty Support Teams. The people who volunteer to take turns supporting the mission by manning the T.O.C. will not always be available. One mission may be in the Nevada Desert, while the next may be in South Florida. Obviously, it will be volunteers who man the T.O.C., and not every volunteer will be able to make every deployment. So we will need a large cadre of trained Patriots to make up the Liberty Support Team. There will be training involved. The mission of the T.O.C. will include comms, medical, logistics, et cetera. Even in a support role, following experts who may have deployed with militia units, the people we send need to be able to lend some sort of competent assistance. More on that later.
So Patriots: This mission is a Go. Holly and I covered the cost of the vehicle. I wish we had pockets deep enough to outfit the T.O.C. as needed, but reality sucks. However, the III is made up of many selfless Patriots, and many hands make for lighter work. In the coming days I'll point everyone to a dedicated website for the Liberty Support Teams, gear requests, et cetera.
Thanks again, Zoomie.
Posted by K at 12:40 PM