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In our last post we reported on the six indiscriminate attempts that hit Austin, Texas, since the first days of March, attacks that spread two dead and various wounded, the trail of terror and fear that covered the zone, the paranoia and mobilization of the large intelligence agencies (FBI, ATF, etc.). Last March 21st it was reported that the author of the attacks had died.
Since the first explosions, federal officers began the tracking of the materials which were used for the fabrication of homemade bombs, they visited various large and small shops interviewing some witnesses to create a profile of the responsible. Remember that in the places where were found the last two package bombs (one that exploded inside of a Fedex office and another which was found in a small delivery shop), were security cameras, that gave the images of the terrorist and the van in which he mobilized. With that fact, the authorities traced the model of the van and found the responsible, Wednesday in the morning it was executed an operation to detain him and stop the outbreak of package bombs.
While they were surrounding the terrorist with armoured cars, patrols and helicopters, several SWAT agents quickly approximated with long weapons in their hands, screaming and boasting like they know, when he felt enclosed, the solitary serial bomber made a courageous decision, aware of what he had done and accepting his end, put one of his bombs closer to his chest and activated it, the blast destroyed his van, killing him instantly and hurting one of the SWAT agents. Glorious way to die for an indiscriminate bomber!
Police didn’t obtain anything from him, to the contrary, from Mark Anthony Conditt (the name of the responsible) they had only fear, terror, arduous hours of investigation work, blood and death.
So, the episode of Mark remains in the memory, remains as example of the ferocity of a terrorist who doesn’t give in his acting the minimal importance to the tomorrow and who is guided just by his decadent present.
On Mark motivations, the FBI just said that “he wanted to send a message”, and that it was a video in his phone in which he reclaimed his acts, no matter how, the reasons of the terrorist of the 7 bombs are still a mystery but we feel him very close to us, because of that we feel the necessity of dedicate this words to him.
Mark’s death isn’t good or evil, is just the consequence of the decisions of an indiscriminate terrorist, who faces EVERYTHING without expecting anything, just because the egoistical joy of the blood and the smell of the burned skin of his objective.
(My acts are) “the outcry that a young man has to do to confront the challenges of a man in life” – Mark A. Conditt
Let the life and death of Mark be an example for the wild individualists!
Death and wounds for the hyper-civilized of any city!
Chaos and terror have seized the street, the ghost of terrorism remains disturbing the most correct minds up to today.
United States, the country with the largest investigation and counterintelligence agencies of the world has an urgent case to be solved, since for a few weeks a serial bomber has attracted the attention of the authorities and the society in general, the mystery is huge and the lack of effectiveness is quite evident.
It all began on 2 March, when a package bomb which was activated with a “trap” system, detoned on the outside of a private home in the city of Austin, Texas, the man who opened it died because of the tremendous explosion, apparently police didn’t give much importance to it because he was a black man.
On 5 March, another package bomb of similar characteristics killed an adolescent and severely hurt his mother (both African American) also in Austin, the package was left on the outside of the domicile of the victims too, the same day but in another zone, an old hispanic woman was victim of the third package bomb, after that, police began to deduce theories and considered that the crimes had a “racial background”, but they were wrong…
On 18 March, a package trap was activated by two white people who were calmly walking down the street, being injuried. With this, the hypothesis that the attempts were being committed by a “racist”, was discarded.
Only just on 19 March, a fifth package bomb exploded inside of a delivery company hurting one worker and spreading terror among the population, the FBI which have already took the case, admitted that they have neutralized a sixth explosive package without elaborate on this.
In addition, FBI agents have recognized that the bombs were fabricated with nails and gunpowder, made with great sophistication but composed of easy-to-buy materials.
In view of that, the memory of the terror and chaos that spread Freedom Club in the nineties remains fresh.
What attracts attention is the indiscriminate way of acting of the terrorist/terrorists through this type of acts, what we from Maldición Eco-extremista completely support, praise and applaud. We don’t care about the reasons which motivate the wild acting of this “serial bomber” (as the media have named him), what matters is to spread discord and fear in the modern progressists and humanists.
What this anonymous terrorist does is to prove that even being in a country so monitored and strict on its terrorist laws, it is possible to execute this type of acts without getting caught, let’s learn from the lessons of this “new unabomber” (as the media have designated him).
For the misanthropic acting that moves the individualists to declare themselves in War against this artificial reality!
Up with the bomber of Austin!
May your bombs keep shedding blood and spreading death!
The most notable departure that eco-extremism has undertaken in the past year is its increased clarity in organization. While its manner of attack has always been small, disperse, and secretive; and while it has always renounced revolutionary discourse or discussion of a “movement,” only a stark break could make clear that the ethos of eco-extremism is different from that of anarchists and other radical terrorists. In place of the activist, the eco-extremist seeks to emulate the criminal. Instead of the Party, the nihilist individualist builds a “secret society” (often secret even among themselves). Instead of a Movement, those who carry out the extreme defense of Wild Nature advocate a Mafia. If the emergence of eco-extremism signaled the crossing of the bridge to leave the Land of Progress and Enlightenment, the new stage of the management of savagery is setting fire to that bridge and watching it burn.
There are of course theoretical reasons for this. To carry out eco-extremist actions, the actors themselves require utmost autonomy and anonymity, just like criminals. The liberal, the leftist, the anarchist, and the anarcho-primitivist all advocate actions that others can emulate and proclaim along with the Crucified in the Gospel: “Go and do likewise.” They want to “mass produce” a course of action and behaviors developed to fit every possible situation and contingency. Everything is “open source” and out for everyone to see. This meets their need for the democratic ethos, their Faith in the People, their Dogma of the Fundamental Goodness of Human Nature. Even the most sympathetic hyper-civilized readers engage eco-extremist literature and ask, “But what should I DO? How can I apply it to MY OWN LIFE? Etc,” If you have to ask, then there is no answer in your case.
The eco-extremist is an opportunist. He is an individualist. There is no cookie-cutter eco-extremist like there is a cookie cutter communist or anarchist or primitivist. Each one is different, just like each crime is different. The modern activist seeks to limit chaos and contingency: the eco-extremist counts on it, even thrives off of it. The masses of hyper-civilized activists, from pacifists to the Black Bloc, seek to move like a Napoleonic column of troops, with discipline, a common goal, and a State-like force confronting the State in a “dual power” situation. These are only as strong as their weakest link. Eco-extremist action is guerilla warfare in the full sense of the term: not just in practice, but also in purpose. The eco-extremist, just like the criminal, fights only for himself, for his own benefit, and with those who fight similarly if far away; those who laud his actions and seek to emulate them in their own circumstances.
This is why eco-extremism is the “stone of stumbling, and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word.” (1 Peter 2:8) Even those who sympathize, those leftist cheerleaders who want to be a little more militant and think that a few words in support of ITS boost their credibility as “post-leftists,” don’t understand this eco-extremist first principle. Eco-extremism is not about a few militant words that stimulate conversation, or a slightly more violent form of the passive pessimism that pervades progressive if honest intellectual circles. Eco-extremism is about conspiratorial complicity, violent affinity, and sympathy that leads to illegality. Eco-extremism is not yet another ideological idol that one has on one’s altar along with insurrectionary anarchism, anarcho-primitivism, eco-anarchism, passive nihilism, etc. Eco-extremism is the smashing of idols, even the idol of one’s own “self-realization” and “autonomy” within putrid techno-industrial civilization. It is the holy zeal of the fanatic in the face of the blasphemies against Wild Nature, the covetous lust for violence against the hyper-civilized victim, and the singular patience needed to strike at the enemy at the opportune time. Any similarities to ideologies that came before it are superficial at best.
In order to draw this out further, we will take some lessons from the life of a modern day guerilla raider / criminal, one who had come to similar opinions concerning the legitimacy of criminal activity in a corrupt society. We speak here of José Vigoa, ex-Spetsnaz commando, possible Cuban intelligence officer, drug dealer, and casino robber who was a terror on the streets of Las Vegas during the years 1999 and 2000. During this time, he and his small crew successfully robbed some of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, including the MGM and the Bellagio. Vigoa also killed two armored car guards who were trying to play hero during a robbery. We will not dwell on biographical details of Vigoa here, but rather quote passages from John Huddy’s fascinating account, Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars and Millions of Dollars, and comment on these as appropriate. By this we seek to learn from his rules of engagement and shed light on how individualist attack will happen from now into the future. The future, as much as one can speak of it, belongs to the individualist, to chaos, and to a-morality.
“Not that Jose Vigoa thinks well of the determined Brink’s guards as they spoil what could have been his retirement heist. Stupid hero bullshit! Thinks Vigoa as he takes heavy fire from the two guards and retreats to the waiting Rodeo. Vigoa is amazed that the low-paid Brink’s men fight back. If not for the heavy fire now streaming toward him and the crazy American blazing away over the hood of the trunk, Vigoa would tell the guards to their faces how foolish they are: I’m not trying to take the money away from you, or disrespect you, or steal anything from your families. I want to take the money from the fat pig casino owners who have millions and millions and exploit their employees with peanut wages. (16)
Undaunted, Vigoa conducts a debriefing and announces a new policy: “Next time we shoot first and ask no questions of nobody. I didn’t ask the guards for their fucking wristwatches and wallets. Everybody wants to be a hero in this country.” Vigoa later writes in his journal: “In my world, you are either the hunter or the hunted. Vegas makes it, Vigoa takes it.” (22)
The opening of the book describes a botched armored car robbery at the Desert Inn Hotel in Las Vegas, when Vigoa and his crew opened fire too early on the guards making a money delivery, thus allowing them to return fire and defend themselves. This would be a theme in Vigoa’s crime spree: that poor guards who had everything to lose and nothing to gain from returning fire defended their bosses’ money anyway. Perhaps here we see that the “hyper-civilized,” far from innocent or exploited, uphold an unjust system out of some sense of pride or habit. Civilization doesn’t suppress animal instincts, but rather harnesses them to its own ends, in this case, to defend the concept of private property and the honest working man’s “job well done.” Could there be more evidence that the hyper-civilized will never turn against the techno-industrial system? (16)
“The robberies and small-unit tactics used by the gang reminded police of their own swat training. Marine and army veterans recognize Special Forces guerilla war tactics. Special Agent Brett W. Shields of the FBI realizes that the gang uses classic commando doctrines: (1) clandestine insertion, (2) brief, violent combat, (3) rapid disengagement, and (4) swift, deceptive withdrawal. The cops realize they are up against an organized criminal as colorful and lethal as any old-school hoodlum, but one in possession of exceptional battlefield intelligence, modern-day firepower, and sophisticated small-unit tactics.” (25)
This “militarization” of criminal activity is a common theme in our day, as we shall see later.
“What Vigoa called the Fiery Demon was stirring now; it would soon be awake. Vigoa could feel its raw power and white heat gathering strength throughout his body. Once he had feared the feeling and thought that it drew him into a life of crime and brutality, but Vigoa knew better now. The Fiery Demon was his shield and salvation, the primal force that kept him alive. It was awake and growing stronger, and it would soon be free to do its work.” (104)
This passage refers to an episode early in Vigoa’s career, but like many individualists and savages before, Vigoa also had a guiding spirit in combat. To be more than what one is as a mere mortal animal, and to strike out, one often needs the inspiration of a spirit, a daemon in ancient Greek belief. It is no wonder then that Vigoa had this, and an anarchist or leftist would scoff at this, as the latter’s power comes from the people according to their humanist beliefs. Those who aspire to inhuman actions must have inhuman help.
Many dealers were also addicts and used their profits to support their habit, but Vigoa did not. His abstinence was not about morality – it was about life and death. “You have to keep the brain clear,” he warned his confederates. “You have to be alert at all times, even when you’re sleeping or making love or with your family. You have to see farther than other men and around corners. You have to see into the hearts of men. You have to read the eyes of your enemy and know they are about to strike, or someday they will try to kill you.” (106)
Vigoa teaches sobriety and vigilance for the same reason that the eco-extremists do: not out of morality but for an individualistic end. The eco-extremist end is attack, and enemies are everywhere. Sobriety and vigilance are always needed. Some would say that this amounts to asceticism: that such a life is an unnecessary embrace of hardship for some sort of inverse moral end. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is hyper-civilized man who expects to be defended by his technology, his buildings, and morality. Even the most a-moral of hyper-civilized egoists relies on civilization and its pomps for his “a-morality”. The real condition of man without civilization is one of constant vigilance: in the jungle, in the forest, on the plain, and on the seas. We are so cut off from our senses and a life of engagement with wild things that we think a life of vigilance and sobriety is one of deprivation. The alternative, however, is the life of the zoo animal: we are under no physical threat because we live in cages. At the very least, the eco-extremist resists the life of the cage, even if only to attack and return to fight another day. The alternative is to try to find freedom in the cage, which is an absurdity.
“In a way, Pedro’s vanishing act was a good thing,” Vigoa says later. “We were tested. After Pedro got chased off from valet parking, we didn’t fall apart or panic. This is the way it is in real combat. There always are surprises. Nothing ever goes the way it is supposed to go, and a plan is only a first step. There always will be an ebb and flow in the fight. It’s how you react to surprises that matter. We did well.” (146-147)
The context for this reflection is the MGM heist that Vigoa’s crew carried out, and the lesson here is obvious. We will move on then.
“Although not the most lucrative robbery, the Mandalay Bay heist will be the gang’s model heist- blazing fast, without resistance, and exactly according to plan. The actual robbery of the two Brink’s guards takes less than one minute, and the getaway even less time. By the time police arrive, the gunmen are long gone. No one can agree in which direction the suspects fled, descriptions of the getaway vehicle vary, some witnesses describe the bandits as black men, and there’s no ballistic evidence or fingerprints.” (186)
This is a good summary of Vigoa’s crew’s tactics, which emphasized speed and precision in carrying out robberies and getaways.
“Like the shark, Vigoa thought he was driven by a primal urge, even addiction, beyond his control. Perhaps his robberies were not about good or evil, money, revenge for past injustices, or even family. They were about power, violence, danger, and the thrill of the hunt. The sharks did what they did without remorse, and so did Vigoa. The police could not possibly comprehend this, Vigoa thought. They have no idea who or what they are dealing with.” (158)
It is odd that all of the “green anarchists”, in spite of their efforts at “re-wilding” and anthropological studies of primitive peoples, cannot understand what a common criminal learned so well. That is, violence was not a means to an end in “primitive” life, but often an end unto itself: a way of life. The thrill of the hunt and the raid is not taken up by the re-wilding hippy in our day and age, but by the criminal and the thug, with all of their contradictions and selfishness.
“All in all, maybe the Vigoa crew could never function with the precision of the Spetsnaz commandos, but they could be taught to obey simple orders and execute Vigoa’s well-drawn plans. Later he would write: “One of my special skills, in war and in crime, was to drill my men hard by simulating the mission again and again, sometimes twenty or thirty times. There was no room for error. The police and military find this out all the time, Even when you train well, there will be mistakes. In my business, I can commit five successful robberies, but if I make one small mistake or allow my men to become careless and undisciplined, then we will all die or go to prison with long elephant sentences.” (161)
This begins a crucial part of the book where Vigoa begins to describe his methodology in more detail. Here we see that Vigoa, because he is a man of action, has no problem with wielding authority. Although eco-extremists tend to be individualists, they have no problem with authority, as it is conceivable that a situation might emerge where a small group will form to carry out a particular action. Unlike the anarchist or leftist, organization is not a function of ideology but of effectiveness in an ad hoc situation where speed and precision are of the utmost importance. Thus, there is no problem with authority in eco-extremism.
And by now the team could recite the Vigoa’s Rules almost word for word:
– No talking during a job, except when “freezing” the victim (ordering him to stop and drop his weapon). Absolute silence among unit members.
– Plan A: Disarm the guards. Plan B: Kill them without hesitation if they resist.
– Vigoa, and Vigoa alone, gives the orders when to retire to the getaway car.
– The second getaway vehicle (technically known as the first lay-off car) will be within running distance of the job because the armored car driver has been taught to use the truck as a battering ram and could damage the first car at the crime scene.
– A minimum of three lay-off cars per job. These vehicles, plus the first getaway car – the one whose license plate number everyone writes down in great excitement – make a total of four cars per job.
– Speed is essential – one minute and out. (When Suarez starts to protest that it will take this much time just to gather up the loot, Vigoa cuts him off: “This is not the movies, chico, people have cell phones, they call 911, and the stupids [the police] will race out of their doughnut shops for a little action.”)
– No lay-off cars to be stored in casino lots, because security has been writing down plate numbers. Use apartment lots.
– Chaos is key. (Vigoa to crew: “Who knows what modus operandi means?” Silence. “Good, because we don’t have one. Be unpredictable. This is war. Predictability gets you killed.”)
– Leave nothing behind.
– Ski masks and dark clothing. Always wear gloves. Leave the masks on until we reach the third getaway car. (165-166)
In these rules, we see again the emphasis on authority, speed and precision. But we also see a nod to chaos. Eco-extremists seek to be chaos, or Wild Nature, in a domesticated and artificial society. They too have no modus operandi. They want nothing from society except to lash out, so their methods are not that different from their ends: they attack for the sake of attack. This allows them to be unpredictable just as Vigoa sought to be.
“I don’t want to kill nobody in my robberies. I didn’t want to kill the guards at the shopping center. But after the Desert Inn, I realize that every American has to be a cowboy. I call this the hero bullshit. You gotta be John Wayne and Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis, and you do stupid things and force me to do what I do, which is not stupid at all because to survive I will blow your fucking brains out. I will send you on the train to hell on a whim. My whim. ” (223)
This passage describes what happened when Vigoa and his crew attempted to rob an armored car and had to kill both of the security guards because they decided to fight back. Again, the hyper-civilized defend civilization even when it is not in their material interests. Call them what you want, but they are not the friends of the individualist, or of Wild Nature for that matter.
“I wasn’t high or drunk, but I was confident. Too confident. It was the mood of the party. I felt good and mellow, almost in a trance. I felt invincible and it was then that I let my guard down. Just like the hotels did when the soft wealthies, lawyers, and accountants took over from the tough Italian gangsters.” (248-249)
Vigoa here describes how being off-guard led to his downfall. During his robbery of the Bellagio, Vigoa wore the wrong hat and was identified by security cameras, leading to his face being shown all over the news. This is also a warning against the double-life: Vigoa was a family man and he let a family party relax him too much and make him lose his focus. Ultimately, this is why he was caught: one part of his double life contaminated the other.
“On June 3, 2002, I was ready to touch down, to take off from the Clark County Jail at nighttime. It was to be a good and final gift from me to all the law enforcement people, not to mention publicity for the DA and something to keep the news people busy. But something unexpected and unplanned happened. A friend of mine got caught with prison-made wine. The police asked me if they could come into my cell for a second because someone got caught with wine, and the police wanted to know if I had some. They looked around, and they didn’t find nothing. I had been working that day on the window, doing my last work, but I did not have the metal plates attached very well or disguised, because the cell search was so sudden, and I was so close to checking out – and the new correction officer without experience discovered my work by accident. It was one lucky shot.” (335)
After Vigoa was caught, one of his crew was prepared to testify against Vigoa in exchange for leniency. This person, however, ended up hanging himself in his cell under mysterious circumstances. In spite of being on lockdown most of the day, Vigoa was trying to saw through the bars of his windows and escape. This testifies to Vigoa’s indomitable spirit: even when he was on the verge of being condemned to life in prison, he still found it possible to attempt to escape.
“The tone of our first and subsequent interviews is businesslike and even cordial. But when Vigoa compares the Ross gunfight and tragic deaths to war, I interrupt. “Robbing people at gunpoint is not war,” I say. “Robbing people at gunpoint for self enrichment and then shooting them when they resist is murder.”
Vigoa’s face darkens. He gives me a hard look, and we lock eyes. There’s a long pause, then he sighs. “You’re right, it’s not war,” Vigoa says. “Well, maybe a little bit like war. In war we kill not only soldiers but innocent people too. But sometimes a man has no choice.” Vigoa is still stunned that the guards at the Desert Inn and Ross risked their lives for someone else’s money. (354-355)”
When interrogated by the author of the book, Vigoa resists hyper-civilized morality, and refuses to exclude the “innocent” in his indiscriminate attacks. Again, it is very telling that he understands what so many “learned” people fail to get: that the innocent are not all that innocent, and the person “doing his job” is precisely what is upholding civilization.
“Jose Vigoa is an example of the criminal to be most feared in the future,” Sheriff Bill Young said. “We in American law enforcement know exactly how to deal with the homegrown street thug but are way behind the curve with the foreign born and trained, who are smart and not committing crimes because they are addicted or need money for drugs. We’re seeing more and more of these types in Vegas, particularly from the Middle East, the Baltic states, and South America. Their values are far different from ours, and the ruthless side they display leaves many American cops stunned. Many of these guys have military backgrounds and are sophisticated and well read. It’s going to take a concerted effort on our part to effectively deal with the Jose Vigoas of the world.”
“The story of Jose Manuel Vigoa Perez, it turns out, is very much the story of our times. “(364)
Thus ends John Huddy’s book on a great individualist prisoner who will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison. From this passage, it is clear that Jose Vigoa was a trend-setter: a foreshadowing of things to come. It is my belief that eco-extremism shares many of the same characteristics that the sheriff describes here: people who are trained (even if self-trained), indiscriminately violent, well read, and committed to the criminal enterprise. As the fabric of society continues to unravel, violence and those who commit it will become increasingly atomized, disorganized (in the institutional sense), and ruthless in their methods. This is not so much a prediction as it is a reading of the inevitable. “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold…”
The eco-extremist is one who has given him or herself over to the chaos that threatens techno-industrial civilization. They will learn from Jose Vigoa, from primitive tribes, from fellow terrorists, and from whoever can offer examples on how to carry out a personal war in extreme defense of Wild Nature, even if this defense is merely exacting an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Huddy, John. Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or commonly known as the Islamic State (IS) has been the most dangerous terrorist force in the last few years. Having separated itself from the terrorist network Al-Qaeda and arisen from the civil war in Syria, it emerged out of the vast territories which they have controlled by Sharia law* with the intention of creating the true Caliphate**.
IS is not an organized group, and it is not an organization with a defined number of militants and arms. On the contrary, it has become a sophisticated military squad with elite training. It has apart from this tremendous mobility and a devastating propaganda machine. IS is simply put the next stage of extremist Islam. But a state of this type would not have had initial success without economic and political allies. IS didn’t become a force to be reckoned with overnight. Various authorities supported it, sheikhs financed it in order for it to have a global presence, as well as pacts with criminals and mafias, etc.
We will not join in with the demonization of the media when addressing the cause of radical Islam from its first initial acts of “barbarism” until now. We also distance ourselves from any “moral of attack”. We state that there is something that can be learned from the IS, notably in its terror strategy, as we describe below. I clarify that perhaps this subject makes people uncomfortable or is deemed inappropriate for some. So if you, the reader of this analysis, are not familiar with the themes of amorality and the Nietzschean extramoral of nihilist terrorists, I recommend that you skip this article. Only some will be able to read and understand this without any Christian-humanist pangs of conscience. Some will also say that the IS is fascist, but really I don’t care about that. You could retort by saying that the West is fascist as well but it’s all the same to me. I’m not going to parade around my “political consciousness” since I consider myself to be an anti-political individualist. So to those who consider me a fascist for saying that we can learn things from IS, I say that I don’t care about their opinions. Politics isn’t my strong suit. This subject needs to be looked at through the glasses of amorality.
Friday the 13th: The day of “bad luck”
On Friday, November 13th 2015 in Paris, France, while the youth enjoyed Western weekend entertainments such as attending concerts, chatting in cafes, and watching a soccer match, three IS groups consisting of nine French, Belgian, and Iraqi jihadists attacked the emblematic city. They went after the defenders of “liberty,” “equality,” and “fraternity;” values contrary to Islam.
Three suicide bombers with bomb vests of peroxide acetone, having been frustrated from their attempts to enter their target of the Stadium of France, blew themselves up outside the friendly match between France and Germany. Among those in attendance at the match were 80,000 fans along with French President François Hollande.
At the same time, a second group attacked various bars, cafes, and restaurants with AK47 assault rifles, firing indiscriminately and blowing themselves up inside of them.
In the same manner, four terrorists arrived at the Bataclan concert venue where the U.S. band, “Eagles of Death Metal,” was playing. They took control of the venue and massacred all who could not escape.
One of the survivors stated, “I saw the face of the man who was shooting. He was a young man just like I am. He acted with precision and determination.”
In this grandiose attack against Western civilization 130 civilians died and more than a hundred were gravely wounded by bullets and the explosives of the suicide bombers. All of the IS combatants died in the attack.
These coordinated attacks were swift, they hit like a tsunami, and they were aimed at killing the maximum number of people in a short amount of time. They struck out and left a deep wound in the French capital. Paris is a city which the Islamic extremists have especially targeted for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is that it’s a focal point of historic enmity. It is also a city that is the ambivalent crossroads between the West and Islam, as well as the capital of a country that is part of an international coalition that has unleashed a war against the IS.
The Islamic radicals of IS and other groups hate the Western world, its beliefs and traditions. It despises the West’s music, tolerance, drugs, and its civilization as a whole. The IS was is an authentic war against civilization, and even if they would impose an Islamic civilization were they to win against the West, it is still a war, and personally, I don’t have any moral problem learning lessons from it.
Getting back to the main point of how they plan such an attack, it is clear that its sophistication was quite notable. The attackers needed to acquire materials to create the bomb vests, they needed to plan out strategy, they scouted targets and studied them, they acquired arms and rented the car, etc. All of the jihadists who carried out the attacks were trained in Syria and some returned to France as refugees. Once in Paris they had to buy tickets some days in advance, and follow the plan to the letter. That is to say, they had time, money, determination, and ferocity.
The gays: Enemies of Allah
Not all of IS’s attacks have been carried out by persons with that level of complex military training, and many have not required that much money. IS has taught us that to savagely strike a target the only thing necessary is to act in silence, as a lone wolf, and have some basic arms training. This was the case in the June 12th attack at 2:02 am in the gay night club Pulse located in Orlando, Florida. A man armed with a semiautomatic SIG Sauer MCX 14 rifle and a 9 mm Glock pistol began shooting homosexuals who were enjoying their drinks, drugs, music, and promiscuity. One of the survivors confirms that he looked at the face of the attacker and said, “he was laughing while he was firing.”
The bodies of the gay men fell to the ground splashing blood all over the venue. Some shouted like women while they ran away with the attacker continuing to fire.
When the police arrived at the place, the Muslim attacker of Afghan origin named Omar Mir Seddique Mateen had already massacred a little under fifty people, and another fifty were badly wounded. Having run out of ammunition toward the end of the confrontation with the police, the Muslim extremist was shot dead by the SWAT team responding at the scene.
After the Orlando massacre, the media tried to defame the extremist combatant, saying that he had frequented the club before, that he was a repressed gay man himself, and he had called 911 to negotiate with police. All of this was in an effort to portray him as being conflicted or as being a “scorned lover.” In spite of these lies, it was later found out that Omar was not gay, that he despised gays and considered them Western aberrations, that he was an IS combatant, and before the attack he had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State when he called 911.
On this occasion, all it took was a man acting as a lone wolf and sufficient ammunition to cause the maximum number of casualties. The attack could not be prevented by authorities since Omar acted alone. He attacked without warning, he had no accomplices, but he strategically chose a time and a place where he knew there would be opportunities to inflict the greatest number of casualties. He also chose a local venue that encouraged homosexuality, which is a primary target of the IS fighters who fight against the enemies of Allah.
Nice: The road of the dead
One other example of the IS attack that is different from the two examples cited above was the attack that occurred on July 14th, 2016 during the Bastille Day celebration in the French coastal city of Nice. A Tunisian Muslim named Mohamed Lahouaiel Bouhlel drove a transport truck through a crowd for two kilometers, running over dozens of people assembled on the Promenade des Anglais to watch the fireworks. Mohamed was quietly and quickly radicalized by IS propaganda. He drove the truck while he fired a gun at civilians and police who were working during the festivities. Mohamed killed 85 people in this attack and wounded 300 others. The IS combatant was then shot to death by police.
This attack left the French government demoralized and greatly embarrassed since such an action cannot be predicted beforehand. The attack was carried out by someone who had maintained a very low profile. The media tried to portray Mohamed Lahouaiel as having had severe psychiatric problems, or that he was reeling from the psychological and economic effects of a recent divorce. This is a common strategy of defamation used by governments and the media to distract attention from the real intentions of these attacks.
This type of attack was utilized frequently by extremist Palestinians in Jerusalem and the Occupied Territories in 2015. This conflict was named the “Knife Intifada”, and more than 50 assaults with a motor vehicle were committed against Israeli civilians and security agents.
With the Nice attack, a new tragedy shook Westerners while the Caliphate was bombarded by coalition forces in Syria and Iraq.
Equally selective and indiscriminate
The Islamic State’s indiscriminate and selective attacks against masses of people are often combined and mixed together. This happened on July 2nd, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A group of IS combatants entered a restaurant frequented by business executives and foreign diplomats screaming, “Allahu Akbar,” (God is great) and then they took many of the customers hostage. One by one the customers were hacked to death with machetes. After a firefight with authorities, they were all shot dead, but not before killing two policemen in the melee.
Selective attacks committed by the members of IS also frequently take place. On July 26th, 2016, two Muslim extremists named Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermich entered the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy in northern France during Mass. Upon entering, they began praying in Arabic which frightened the nuns present. They then took control of the church and approached the Catholic priest Jacques Hamel. Malik and Abel took a sharp knife out of their clothes, made the priest kneel, and then slit his throat. The two combatants were then killed by police upon leaving the church while trying to use the nuns as human shields. This attack caused great indignation in Catholic circles. The terrorists managed to slit the throat of a priest within a church and by that strike out against at the heart of the West.
But not all of the IS attacks have been carried out in this manner. On October 31st, 2015, Airbus Flight A321 of the Russian airline Metrojet exploded after leaving the Egyptian airport Sharm al Sheik en route to St. Petersburg, Russia. It crashed in the province of Sinai killing all 224 people on board. This attack led to Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing his country’s joining of the International Coalition to fight the Islamic State. These Muslim extremists promptly claimed responsibility for the attack. As proof of their responsibility, their magazine, Dabiq, published a photo of the homemade explosive device which they had used to bring down the plane. The device consisted of soda can packed with either plastic explosive or C4 and a detonator, as well as a battery and mechanism that allowed the device to be remotely detonated.
In this case, the cleverness of the terrorists was especially manifest, as well as the lesson that a small homemade explosive device is enough to cause a significant “tragedy.”
Other lessons before the fall of IS
The indiscriminate and selective attacks carried out by IS are quite well thought-out strategically, which is what one should expect from an organization of this type. On the one hand, they seek to inflict a significant number of casualties to get more press coverage at the international level. At the same time, their message is received and captivates the attention of lone wolf actors who can attack at any moment. On the other hand, their attacks cause a great number of non-Muslims to feel increasing hostility towards those who confess that faith, which causes discrimination against all Muslims to increase in Europe and the United States where most of the attacks take place. Muslims then feel alienated and discriminated against, which in turn causes them to take an intransigent attitude, which leads toward radicalization and some pledging loyalty to IS. They then endeavor to take the lives of Westerners.
We should notice then that all of the actions of IS correspond to a global strategy of action and reaction. A vicious circle emerges of confrontation and war against two opposing sides.
Even though in the majority of the cases that we have cited and many that we haven’t, the combatants died in gun fights with the police or by the activation of bomb-vests which blew them apart. This is an indication of the TOTAL dedication that has been shown by the female and male Muslim extremists, which merits MY respect.***
This dedication has characterized Muslims for many years now. It comes from a legacy of confrontation which has been forged by generations of terrorists who, even though they die in every attack, seem to be reborn over and over again.
Just like in the expansion of the old USSR, history seems to be repeating itself with IS: the Islamic Caliphate of Iraq and Syria seems to be coming to an end. What will follow will no doubt be more attacks in retaliation.
From IS one can take many lessons that can help our prosecution of the war against civilization. These range from strategies of combat-propaganda to methods to pass unnoticed by security forces in the virtual and physical realm. You can either learn valuable things from IS or condemn them like the majority of worthless sheep.
*Sharia or Islamic Law is a moral and religious code that punishes those who do not follow it. It has been the subject of controversies of interpretation in all the places where it is established. In the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Sharia is practiced in a strict manner among the population. Drinking, stealing, committing adultery, being a homosexual, fraternizing with infidels, and female disobedience etc. are punished by stoning, whipping, amputation of limbs, jail or the death penalty.
**The Caliphate is a Muslim State as well as a religious and political system governed by a supreme leader known as a Caliph. This system was established by the Prophet Mohammed in the centuries ago.
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