“Very often, the victims of terrorism are targeted not because they are threats, but because they are specific “symbols, tools, animals or corrupt beings” that tie into a specific view of the world that the terrorists possess.” -Mark Juergensmeyer
First things first here. I am not a profiling or anti-terrorism Guru and nor do I claim to be one. But I will say this, in my five deployments with the Marine Corps to many “less than favorable places” on this planet, I have learned a thing or two about self-protection and the identification and profiling of shitheads with bad intent. With that being said, I do not want this article to create some kind of “turn your communist neighbor into the government” hysteria, reminiscent of the Cold War era. I have no issues with “practical profiling techniques” as I sit here, on my third cup of coffee, half empty bottle of Jameson, listening to ‘Ziggy Stardust’ on a vinyl record.
Even if you completely altered your lifestyle and took every precaution available, you still have zero control over these types of random and violent attacks. However, what you can do to prepare yourself, is be aware of the circumstances and learn to identify risk factors.
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Behavior terrorist bombings. Terrorists often look older than their years. Men, as a rule, clean shaven (preparation for burial rites), in an immaculately clean shoes. The bomber may have dismissed or, alternatively, focused look, stay cautious, apart from the others. In order to mask the female suicide bombers may pose as pregnant women, can be used by people with various disabilities (no arms, legs, eyes, etc.). There may be suspicious (unnatural) bulge in the belt, wearable objects disguised as a household object, backpack, bag, stroller, etc., to which the terrorist is being very cautious. It usually pushes things to myself and them periodically inadvertently touches. Dressed, usually in clothing appropriate to local conditions, the style, the weather. But the clothes may not fit the weather to conceal an explosive device on the body (in the area of the military can be used uniforms). Driven explosive detonators usually a cord or wire, hemmed in by hand or see ot under the folds of clothes (sleeves), now often use cell phones as detonators for bombs. A characteristic feature of the behavior of suicide bombers is a significant unexplained agitation, followed by copious sweat, and sometimes saliva increased attention to the environment and people. Some of them recite prayers with the transition to a whisper at the approach of strangers.
Jaycel Adkins rule #1 of bad situations: Don't Put Yourself Into One.
Romadave thanks bro...good stuff. I love this site, its helped my a lot. I guess I should clarify some stuff though. I was a police officer in chicago for a shot time. I didn't like it cause it wasn't what I though ti would be. In college I got my shodan in Judo and Nidan in Aiki-jui-jitsu.. I competed in Judo for some time. I have some firearms experience. I just would like more with the tactical rifle and learn from the best. In addition I would just like like to absorb as much information as possible. Those who are in law enforcement can understand just how limited and basic the initial training can be and how difficult it is to get sent to the good "schools". Now i am in no means bragging here. That would be so dumb in the presence of real worriers. I am looking for stuff in the chance a Katrina were to happen here. I have friends who were down there on "loan" from the department and said it was just anarchy. I feel that i can protect myself in a one on one situation. Its the three/four on one that happens in Chicago all the time, not to mention the home invasions that happen on a weekly basis. we don't have carry laws her yet,so for me, I want an AR. Training in this area is so limited and I don't have the finances to fly across country and train. So the more I can get from this site the better. I would however fly to a sofrep weekend of signings and lectures and whatever hands on stuff i could get.
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Triathlete, I've learned a ton from this site, the loadout room, and hickok45 and nutnfancy on youtube (take with a grain of salt but they know gear.) I woke up to the need to be a sheepdog for my family and neighborhood. So my daily loadout is a messenger bag with a kershaw skyline folder, a leatherman, and a pocket sized trauma kit. Never leave home withou em. Then in my pants pocket are the Buck vantge pro folder, and 200 lumens flashlight. Also have a smith and wesson metal pen. Since my workplace is inside a secure area I cant add the springfield XD9, but if my day will be spent elsewhere, it goes in the hidden quick pocket of the messenger bag. And I'm now up to yellow belt (at age 38 ha ha!!) at a very reasonable, common sense krav maga and mma studio. No rex kwan do allowed. They always remind us to look for the guys friends, cause they're the ones who will steal your shoes after the fight. Just read, watch, then go practice. And no bs allowed. Woof!