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1  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizens defend themselves/others. on: February 17, 2011, 11:16:33 AM
Hey All,

Just wanted to share two stories with you all. 01NOV10 a man went to check an alarm coming from his neighbors apartment. When I arrived he met the BG in the driveway a scuffle ensued and he had his weapon taken from him and was shot three times and died. Second story. A few days before Xmas and families home was invaded by two scumbags. The Sb's took what they wanted and left. The father a Iraq war vet decided to go after them unarmed. He caught up with the two and was shot and killed for his trouble leaving his infant daughter fatherless.

Just something to think about.

JAK
2  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Looking for Teachers, Schools, and Training Partners on: October 26, 2010, 10:41:35 AM
looking for serious training partner in Northeastern OK

JAK
3  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / DBMA Drills on: July 19, 2009, 02:47:34 PM
Marc,

I have heard about your drill called the jail break.  Could you please explain this drill.

Thanks,

JAK
4  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: January 04, 2009, 07:40:31 AM
A little breifing on Hamas and Hizbollah.  Remember that the church that Obama was a member of openly supported Hizbollah.

  Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS)
    From: Country Reports on Terrorism, 2007. United States Department of State, April 2008. Print Page | Email Me
    Comments on the content of the material should be sent to the U.S. Department of State
 
 Other Names
Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya; Izz al-Din al Qassam Battalions; Izz al-Din al Qassam Brigades; Students of Ayyash; Student of the Engineer; Yahya Ayyash Units ; Izz al-Din al-Qassim Brigades; Izz al-Din al-Qassim Forces; Izz al-Din al-Qassim Battalions; Izz al-Din al Qassam Forces

Description
HAMAS, which includes military and political wings, was formed at the onset of the first Palestinian uprising or Intifada in late 1987, as an outgrowth of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The armed element, called the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, conducts anti-Israeli attacks, including suicide bombings against civilian targets inside Israel. HAMAS also manages a broad, mostly Gaza-based network of "Dawa" or ministry activities that include charities, schools, clinics, youth camps, fund-raising, and political activities. A Shura council based in Damascus, Syria, sets overall policy. After winning Palestinian Legislative Council elections in January 2006, HAMAS took control of significant Palestinian Authority (PA) ministries, including the Ministry of Interior. HAMAS subsequently formed an expanded, overt militia called the Executive Force, subordinate to the Ministry. This force and other HAMAS cadres took control of Gaza in a military-style coup in June 2007, forcing Fatah forces to either leave Gaza or go underground there.

Activities
Prior to 2005, HAMAS conducted numerous anti-Israeli attacks, including suicide bombings, rocket launches, improvised explosive device (IED) attacks, and shootings. HAMAS, however, has not directly targeted U.S. interests, although the group makes little or no effort to avoid soft targets frequented by foreigners. The group curtailed terrorist attacks in February 2005, after agreeing to a temporary period of calm brokered by the PA, and ceased most violence after winning control of the PA legislature and cabinet in January 2006. After HAMAS staged a June 2006 attack on IDF soldiers near Kerem Shalom that resulted in two deaths and the abduction of Corporal Gilad Shalit, Israel took steps that severely limited the operation of the Rafah crossing. HAMAS maintained and expanded its military capabilities in 2007. In June 2007, HAMAS took control of Gaza from the PA and Fatah in a military-style coup, leading to an international boycott and closure of Gaza borders. HAMAS has since dedicated the majority of its activity in Gaza to solidifying its control, hardening its defenses, tightening security, and conducting limited operations against Israeli military forces. HAMAS fired rockets from Gaza into Israel in 2007 but focused more mortar on attacks targeting Israeli incursions. Additionally, other terrorist groups in Gaza fired rockets into Israel, most, presumably, with HAMAS support or acquiescence. HAMAS internal security efforts have centered on confronting threats to the group’s hold on power, including arrest operations against Fatah. In June 2007, HAMAS took control of Gaza, leading to a drawn-out struggle between HAMAS and supporters of Fatah. The majority of HAMAS activity in Gaza is directed at solidifying their control over Gaza and weakening Fatah through kidnappings, torture, and the use of the “Executive Force” as a de-facto security apparatus. The continued international boycott and perceived efforts to destroy HAMAS have increased anti-U.S. sentiment on the Palestinian street, a development that could lead cells affiliated with HAMAS to launch attacks, including suicide bombings, without the sanction of HAMAS’ senior leadership.

Strength
HAMAS probably has several hundred operatives in its armed wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, along with its reported 9,000-man Executive Force and tens of thousands of supporters and sympathizers.

Location/Area of Operation
HAMAS has an operational presence in every major city in the Palestinian territories and currently focuses its anti-Israeli attacks on targets in the West Bank and within Israel. HAMAS could potentially activate operations in Lebanon or resume terrorist operations in Israel. The group retains a cadre of leaders and facilitators that conducts diplomatic, fundraising, and arms smuggling activities in Lebanon, Syria, and other states. HAMAS is also increasing its presence in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, probably with the goal of eclipsing Fatah’s long-time dominance of the camps.

External Aid
HAMAS receives some funding, weapons, and training from Iran. In addition, fundraising takes place in the Gulf countries, but the group also receives donations from Palestinian expatriates around the world and private benefactors in Arab states. Some fundraising and propaganda activity takes place in Western Europe and North America.
 
 Hizballah
    From: Country Reports on Terrorism, 2007. United States Department of State, April 2008. Print Page | Email Me
    Comments on the content of the material should be sent to the U.S. Department of Stat
 
 Other Names
Party of God; Islamic Jihad; Islamic Jihad Organization; Revolutionary Justice Organization; Organization of the Oppressed on Earth; Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine; Organization of Right Against Wrong; Ansar alla; Followers of the Prophet Muhammed

Description
Formed in 1982, in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, this Lebanese-based radical Shia group takes its ideological inspiration from the Iranian revolution and the teachings of the late Ayatollah Khomeini. The group generally follows the religious guidance of Khomeini's successor, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Hizballah is closely allied with Iran and often acts at its behest, though it also acts independently. Although Hizballah does not share the Syrian regime's secular orientation, the group has helped Syria advance its political objectives in the region. The Majlis al-Shura, or Consultative Council, is the group's highest governing body and has been led by Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah since 1992. Hizballah remains the most technically capable terrorist group in the world. It has strong influence in Lebanon's Shia community, which comprises about one-third of Lebanon's population. The Lebanese government and the majority of the Arab world, still recognize Hizballah as a legitimate "resistance group" and political party. Hizballah claimed 14 elected officials in the 128-seat Lebanese National Assembly and was represented in the Cabinet for the first time, by the Minister of Water and Electricity Mohammed Fneish, until his resignation, along with other Shia ministers and Hizballah members of Parliament on November 11, 2006. Hizballah has reduced its overt military presence in southern Lebanon in accordance with UNSCR 1701, although it likely maintains weapons caches in southern Lebanon. It justifies its continued armed status by claiming to act in defense of Lebanon against acts of Israeli aggression. Hizballah alleges that Israel has not withdrawn completely from Lebanese territory because, in its view, the Shebaa Farms and other areas belong to Lebanon. Hizballah provides support to several Palestinian terrorist organizations that reject peace between Israel and its neighbors. This support includes the covert provision of weapons, explosives, training, funding, and guidance, as well as overt political support.

Activities
Hizballah is known to have been involved in numerous anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli terrorist attacks and prior to September 11, 2001, was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist group. In July 2006, Hizballah attacked an Israeli Army patrol, kidnapping two soldiers and killing three, starting the conflict with Israel that lasted into August. Since at least 2004, Hizballah has provided training to select Iraqi Shia militants, including the construction and use of shaped charge improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that can penetrate heavily armored vehicles, which it developed in southern Lebanon in the late 1990s. A senior Hizballah operative, Ali Mussa Daqduq, was captured in Iraq in 2007 while facilitating Hizballah training of Iraqi Shia militants. Hizballah’s terrorist attacks have included the suicide truck bombings of the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, and the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut in 1984, and the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847, during which a U.S. Navy diver was murdered. Elements of the group were responsible for the kidnapping, detention, and murder of Americans and other Westerners in Lebanon in the 1980s. Hizballah also was implicated in the attacks on the Israeli Embassy in Argentina in 1992 and the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires in 1994. In 2000, Hizballah operatives captured three Israeli soldiers in the Sheba'a Farms area and kidnapped an Israeli non-combatant.

Strength
Thousands of supporters, several thousand members, and a few hundred terrorist operatives.

Location/Area of Operation
Operates in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the Bekaa Valley, and southern Lebanon. Has established support cells in Europe, Africa, South America, North America, and Asia.

External Aid
Receives training, weapons, and explosives, as well as political, diplomatic, and organizational aid from Iran, and diplomatic, political, and logistical support from Syria. Hizballah also receives funding from private donations, and profits from legal and illegal businesses.
 
 
JAK
5  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: January 04, 2009, 07:28:19 AM



Special Dispatch - No. 2168
December 31, 2008 No. 2168
 
Alerts and Threats: Material from the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor Project (JTTM)

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Islamist Websites Call to Attack American, Israeli Interests

In response to the Gaza offensive, Islamist websites have posted many messages calling to attack Israeli and American interests worldwide. A member of the Shumukh Al-Islam forum, for example, called to attack American and Israeli embassies around the world, and asked for information about these embassies - especially in Europe, Asia and Arab countries - and for pictures of them. Fellow members explained how to find the embassies using Google Earth, and posted links to websites of U.S. embassies, among them the one in Maskat, Oman. A member of the Islamist forum Al-Fallujah urged Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to attack the Israeli embassy in Mauritania and the Israeli representations in Morocco and Tunisia.

Website of the U.S. embassy in Oman (one of the links supplied on Shumukh Al-Islam)
Posted at: December 29, 2008

 




IRGC Commander Threatens Takeover Of U.S. Diplomatic Representation

The Iranian news agency Fars reported on December 26 that during a conference of senior officials of the student Basij, held the previous day at the former U.S. Embassy facility in Tehran, Mohammad Ali 'Aziz Jafari, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), who is also in charge of the Basij militia, announced: "We want to prepare the ground so that if there is a need, the student Basij will take a step identical to that of 13 Aban [i.e. the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy by Iranian students]."

An attack on a U.S. diplomatic representation is an important subject of statements by senior Iranian officials. Although this statement at the conference can be viewed in the context of the possibility of the opening of a U.S. interest office in Tehran, which has been postponed for the present, it can also be seen as intimating at possible activity by Iranian forces against U.S. diplomatic representations worldwide.

Posted at: December 30, 2008

 


Islamist Websites Post Addresses of US and Israeli Embassies Worldwide; Call to Target Jewish Advisor of Moroccan King

In the wake of calls to attack U.S. and Israeli interests worldwide [1], the addresses of many of the US and Israeli embassies were posted in a threaded discussion on the Islamist forum Shumukh Al-Islam (hosted by TMIDC-MY, Malaysia). Among the potential targets mentioned by the forum members were the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Oman, and the Israeli embassies in Angola, Belgium, Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, France, India, Jordan, Mauritania, Nigeria and Turkey. In addition, a forum member posted a picture of André Azoulay, the Jewish advisor of the King of Morocco.

Furthermore, an article on the official Hamas website (hosted by Emirnet, UAE) called on Muslims to target "Zionists" all over the world, since "a Jewish adolescent boy in an Australian synagogue, a Jewish minister in the Georgian government, a Jewish businessman at the New York Stock Exchange, and an illiterate Jew from the Ethiopian desert… they all belong to the same gang and the same nation, apart from the rest of humanity."

Posted: December 31, 2008



Report: AQIM Plans New Year Kidnappings Of Foreigners Vacationing in Algeria

The Algerian daily newspaper Ennahar El-Djadid reports from "high-level sources in the security forces" that Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is planning to kidnap foreigners vacationing in the south of Algeria over the New Year holiday.

The suspicions center on Illizi province in the Sahara desert, and specifically the city of Djanet, which draws thousands of vacationers from France and elsewhere every New Year's.

The brigade of the organization thought to behind the plans is commanded by Abdelhamid Abou Zaid, who was involved in the 2008 kidnapping of Austrian tourists and in the 2003 kidnapping of a group of European tourists.

Algerian security forces are taking measures to thwart any new kidnapping attempt.

Posted: December 23, 2008

 



Somali Jihad Fighter: 'We Will Establish Islamic Rule From Alaska and Chile to South Africa, Japan, Russia... To Iceland... Be Warned, We Are Coming'

 

An armed group battling Ethiopian forces in Somalia has told Al-Jazeera it will take its fight beyond the country once it defeats its rivals.

"We are fighting to lift the burden of oppression and colonialism from our country... We are defending ourselves against enemies who attacked us," Abu Mansoor, the leader of al-Shabab, said.

"Once we are successful with that we will fight on and finish oppression elsewhere on earth," he said.
Al-Shabab, meaning youth, split last year from the Islamic Courts Union which controlled much of Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, until it was pushed out by government and Ethiopian troops in 2006.

It has since retaken large areas of central and southern Somalia and is putting increased pressure on the transitional government, which exercises little control from its base in the town of Baidoa.
In Marka, just 90km from the capital Mogadishu, Ibrahim Almaqdis, one of the fighters, told Al Jazeera: "We wish to tell Bush and our opponents our real intentions.

"We will establish Islamic rule from Alaska and Chile to South Africa, Japan, Russia, the Solomon Islands and all the way to Iceland, be warned, we are coming."

Abu Mansoor said that Al-Shabab's ranks had been bolstered by foreign fighters and urged others to join, saying that a core principle of the group was that all Muslims be citizens of Somalia.
"Many have already died fighting our cause and many others are here with us," he said.

"We shall welcome any Muslim from any part of the world who wants to join us. We will allow him to wed our daughters and share our farms."

The group was created in 2001 by four Somali men who had trained in Afghanistan and is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Source: Aljazeera.net, December 19, 2008

Posted: December 19, 2008


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[1] See "Islamist Websites Call to Attack American, Israeli Interests", December 29, 2008, http://www.memrijttm.org/content/en/blog_personal.htm?id=615&param=APT&auth=a775ab44e63ac7eb4eafd2cd4d38da80

JAK
 
6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: January 03, 2009, 02:26:06 AM



Hamas, Al-Qaeda Threaten Jewish Targets Abroad
Tevet 6, 5769, 02 January 09 12:51by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz(IsraelNN.com) The Palestinian Authority jihadist organization Hamas and its global twin, Al-Qaeda, have threatened Jewish interests around the world. Hamas and Fatah both called for a "day of rage" on Friday, as security analysts warn of "lone-wolf" attacks by Muslims incited by the international calls for jihad.

In reaction to the elimination of a leading Islamist in Gaza on Thursday afternoon, a top PA terrorist, Ismail Redwan, threatened "revenge" in the name of Hamas. On PA television, he declared that "all options are open to Hamas, including suicide bombings and attacks on Zionist interests everywhere." Redwan added that the PA militias "will end the occupation."

In a separate statement, the Hamas regime urged "the mujahideen (jihad fighters) and the rest of the Palestinian people to confront the Israeli occupation army and the Israeli settlers in every Palestinian city, village and refugee camp." Hamas, it should be noted, considers all Jewish cities, towns and villages anywhere in Israel to be "settlements".

The Hamas threat to strike targets abroad, like the rest of the organization's current tactics, is reminiscent of Hizbullah. That Lebanese terrorist organization also threatened to strike Israeli and Jewish assets worldwide in the wake of the assassination of Hizbullah's strategist and Iran-directed handler Imad Mughniyeh. He was killed when his car exploded in Damascus in February 2008. Hamas terrorists have been receiving support and training from Iran, for which Hizbullah acts as a proxy army in Lebanon.

Al-Qaeda Joins the Call
Earlier this week, security analysts from the Israel- and US-based Institute for Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) warned that Hamas, Hizbullah and Al-Qaeda may collaborate or carry out "sympathetic attacks" on Israeli or Jewish targets worldwide.

On Friday, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) terrorist organization called on Muslims worldwide "to strike Israeli interests... everywhere and immediately." , Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi, head of the ISI, also called for "mujahideen... to strike the US enemy, which fully backs [Israeli] aggression against Gaza."

In addition, ITRR warned that acts of terrorism may target Egyptian assets, due to Egypt's failure to open Sinai to Gazan refugees.

"Lone-Wolf" Terrorist Threat
ITRR analysts said there is a clear likelihood that "lone-wolf" terrorists - individuals acting on their own or in ad-hoc cells - will strike Israeli or Jewish targets around the world in response to current events in the Middle East.

One such incident already took place in Odense, Denmark, on Wednesday, when at least one attacker opened fire on a group of Israelis at a mall. Two Israelis were injured lightly and police eventually apprehended a Lebanese Arab on suspicion of involvement in the shooting. %ad%

Hamas, Fatah Call for 'Day of Rage'
In a statement issued in the PA press, Hamas called for Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem to take part in a "Day of Rage" on Friday. The Islamist organization called for demonstrations and "massive marches following Friday prayers."

Friday prayers generally draw the largest numbers of Muslims to the mosque for communal prayers. PA imams (Muslim clerics) often take advantage of the presence of large crowds and the television broadcast of sermons in certain mosques to incite hatred and violence directed against Israel and the West.

Spokesmen for the Fatah-controlled half of the Palestinian Authority echoed the Hamas call for a "Day of Rage".
www.IsraelNationalNews.com© Copyright IsraelNationalNews.com

JAK
7  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: January 03, 2009, 02:11:24 AM
 


Hamas warns of 'black destiny'

January 3, 2009 - 2:18PM


Israeli warplanes have continued to pound Gaza as the assault on Hamas entered its second week, with the Islamist group's leader warning of a "black destiny'' if ground troops are sent in.

Hamas's Syrian-based chief Khaled Meshaal told Israel that "if you commit the stupidity of launching a ground offensive then a black destiny awaits you.

"You will soon find out that Gaza is the wrath of God,'' Meshaal said in pre-taped remarks as the death toll rose from bombing and concerns grew about the humanitarian situation in the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory.

The United States gave Israel free rein on whether to invade the overcrowded enclave, insisting that the key to a ceasefire is Israel's demand for Hamas to permanently halt rocket fire.

"So I think any steps they are taking, whether it's from the air or on the ground or anything of that nature, are part and parcel of the same operation,'' said White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe.

"Those will be decisions made by the Israelis.''

President George Bush, meanwhile, urged all able parties to press Hamas to stop firing on Israel to facilitate a lasting ceasefire.

"The United States is leading diplomatic efforts to achieve a meaningful ceasefire that is fully respected,'' Bush said in his weekly Saturday radio address, the text of which was released late on Friday.

"I urge all parties to pressure Hamas to turn away from terror, and to support legitimate Palestinian leaders working for peace.''

Bush said Hamas was responsible for the latest violence and rejected a unilateral ceasefire that would allow Hamas to continue to fire on Israel.

"This recent outburst of violence was instigated by Hamas - a Palestinian terrorist group supported by Iran and Syria that calls for Israel's destruction,'' Bush said.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with senior ministers as tanks and troops stood at the ready on the Gaza border.

A missile fired by an Israeli jet slammed into a house in southern Gaza, killing three boys, aged from seven to 10. It was one of more than 58 fresh raids carried out on Friday.

A 12-year-old girl died of her wounds after the bombing of a house near Gaza City belonging to a member of Islamic Jihad, and two gunmen from the armed wing of Hamas were killed in Jabaliya after firing rockets, medics said.

On Saturday, an army spokesman said air attacks on "Hamas infrastructure'' were continuing into the predawn hours.

At the same time, the armed wing of Hamas said it had repelled a patrol of Israeli special forces attempting to cross the border into Gaza.

A spokesman said the army was "not familiar with the incident,'' adding that no soldiers had crossed into Gaza since the beginning of the air campaign on December 27.

Since then, at least 435 people have been killed, including 66 children, and 2150 wounded, according to Gaza medics.

The bombardment has demolished dozens of houses and heightened concern over the humanitarian situation in Gaza, where most of the  1.5 million residents depend on foreign aid.

"The protection of civilians, the fabric of life, the future of the peace talks and of the regional peace process has been trapped between the irresponsibility of the Hamas attacks and the excessiveness of the Israeli response,'' Robert Serry, the UN envoy for the Middle East, told reporters in Jerusalem.

Max Gaylard, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, said ``there is a critical emergency in the Gaza Strip right now ... By any definition this is a humanitarian crisis and more.''

Thousands of Hamas faithful attended the funeral of Nizar Rayan - a firebrand hardliner who was killed with his four wives and 11 children on Thursday.

Hamas vowed to avenge the death of the most senior Hamas leader killed by Israel since Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi in 2004 and warned that it could resume suicide attacks against Israel for the first time since January 2005.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Gaza and the occupied West Bank after Hamas called for a "day of wrath.'' Police fired tear gas at rock-throwing youths in annexed east Jerusalem.

With a ground offensive widely expected and no ceasefire in sight, the Israeli army opened a border crossing to allow an estimated 400 people with foreign passports to leave Gaza.

Hamas fired more than 30 rockets into Israel, but no casualties were reported.

Militants have fired more than 360 rockets into Israel over seven days, killing four people and wounding dozens more.

The offensive has sparked angry protests in the Muslim world and elsewhere across the globe and defied diplomatic efforts to broker a truce.

AFP

8  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: December 30, 2008, 03:18:21 AM
Does anyone else find it strange that a little over a month after Obama won the Presidential election that Hamas let the cease fire between themselves and Israel lapse(19DEC2008)?  Will Obama appease the Arab world and condemn Israel for it's act of self defense or will he stand behind what he said that if attacked Israel has a right to self defense.

JAK
9  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: December 29, 2008, 07:35:19 AM
Tzipi Livni: I will “Topple” Hamas
 Monday December 22, 2008 08:55 by Justin Theriault - 1 of International Middle East Media Center - IMEMC Editorial Group

On the horizon of upcoming prime minister elections in Israel, the leading candidates vow to “remove” Hamas leadership from the Gaza Strip.

Tzipi Livni, currently Israel’s foreign minister, said in a statement on Sunday that her primary goal if she is elected to the office of prime minister will be to overthrow the Hamas government in Gaza.  “The Hamas government in Gaza must be toppled, the means to do this must be military, economic and diplomatic,” Livni said in her statement.

Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party, Livni’s main rival in the up-coming elections, said that, "in the long-term, we will have to topple the Hamas regime." He continued his statements with "in the short-term...there are a wide range of possibilities, from doing nothing to doing everything, meaning to conquer Gaza."

Israel has began a public relations campaign, targeting key members of the United Nations Security Council, as well as EU countries, in order to gain support for a full-scale military invasion into Gaza, which would have devastating effects on the local populations already suffering from Israel’s year and a half long siege.

Throughout the course of the last year and a half, ever since the Hamas government was democratically elected into office, the Israeli government has imposed a brutal economic strangulation of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, denying citizens of their human rights by imposing a blockade on needed resources; including humanitarian aid, money transfers to banks, and desperately needed medical supplies.  Israel has also bombed Gaza’s only power plant.

10  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Vehicles, driving skills, crime, related issues on: December 21, 2008, 10:53:45 PM
With car jacking being so prevalent I have started working my people on fighting when one person in the car the attacker on the outside trying to gain control.

Josh
11  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Looking for training partners on: December 21, 2008, 10:51:09 PM
Hello all,

First a quick introduction.  Name is Josh and I am retired from the US Army after serving this great nation for 28 years.  I have read and heard many good things about Mr. Denny and his group.  Very switched on program.  After retirement I have been involved in training.  Edged weapons are my forte. 

So right now I am interested in exploring dbma an looking for training partners in the OK.  I am interested in SIW curriculum and other aspects.

Josh Kane
12  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: soempat on: December 21, 2008, 10:36:24 PM
Soempat does use curved sticks but is also a wicked edged weapons art.

JAK
13  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Knife fight in my apt complex... on: December 19, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
Good thing you don't live in London.  The Mayor of that UK city made this quote last summer in response to the raising violent crime rate in his city.  Citizens who witness a violent crime should just walk the other way.

Good job.

JAK
14  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: December 19, 2008, 09:53:25 AM
Grateful for my training partners who always push me to go the extra set and explore each opportunity in combat.

My children who keep me young.

Turning 50 a few days before Christmas.

Watching my children ransack the house looking for presents.

JAK
15  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: What would you like to see from DBMA? on: December 19, 2008, 09:48:48 AM
Mr. Denny,

I would like to see more knife grappling, small improvised weapons and maybe intragrated weapons training, flowing from empty hands, impact weapons, edged weapons to firearms. 

JAK
16  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Looking for Teachers, Schools, and Training Partners on: September 11, 2008, 04:17:02 PM
I'm in northeastern OK and am looking for serious hardcore training partners.

JAK
17  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 23, 2008, 02:26:09 PM
I am thankful for the "cool" weather here in Eastern OK makes knife training just a little easier on my small group. evil

JAK
18  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Daily Expression of Gratitude on: August 17, 2008, 03:42:06 PM
I am thankful today and everyday for my team mates. Who serve proudly as warriors and for those how have made the ultimate sacrifice that we may have the opportunity to persue the things that we love and hold dear.

And as always for my wife and two children who put up the the craziness of my (one minute I'm here the next I'm gone) life with little or no complaints.

I am also thankful for those such as Marc, Gabe, Michael Janich and Kelly McCann among others for doing what they do when they take time out away from their families to train us to be warriors and not worriers.

JAK
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