We’ve discussed the importance of the after action review process in regards to the Malheur occupation as its imperative, given the current state of play, that you continue your professional development in regards to resistance movements. As Pete over at WRSA has been saying; “FUSA is not at peace. Conduct yourselves accordingly”.
Prior to continuing the conversation you have to understand; at the current time you are in what we’ll call- the capability and capacity building phase. All you can do is provide a construct allowing you to influence and when necessary or possible support others seeking liberty in the face of the tyrannical government of occupation. We’re all victims of our own experiences and my experience has been that at the current time no one is in position of “command” in regards to the disparate elements that make up what we’ll loosely call the “liberty movement”. Command will come later under various circumstances however it will largely be earned by a demonstration of competence and capability.
There are three elements that comprise a resistance movement; auxiliary, underground and guerrilla force. These elements are designed to be:
• Self-sufficient and self-contained
• Capable of centralized command but decentralized execution
• Redundant, in the event that the enemy destroys a portion of the element
The insurgency support mechanisms need to remain hidden in order to survive. For this reason, they remain partially compartmentalized, dispersed, and fluid. The organization must constantly adapt to the changing security environment and avoid establishing predictable patterns. Elements are organized—not according to any template—based upon the needs of the region.
The overall insurgent organization or resistance group is not referred to as a military unit; rather, the element is titled an “area command.” This label indicates the focus of organization upon an area or region and—unlike traditional military units—is not based upon a specific number of personnel.
You first and most crucial mission is to organize a staff that will support the establishment of the Area Command and its subordinate elements. It is imperative that you establish your staff at the current time if you haven’t done so. Start with a staff organization similar to what you would find in a conventional military organization as some of you will have experience in that realm and/or will be able to find readily available material to support establishing your staff’s task organization/functional areas. Later if you are able to grow your resistance forces you’ll have subordinate staff’s within your area command called sector commands.
The area command is not a separate physical node like the three standard components of the
insurgency. The area command is instead integrated throughout these components at
all levels of the irregular organization. The area command is made up from the leadership cells of the underground, auxiliary, and guerrillas.
Your initial staff element will be responsible for establishing your underground, auxiliary and guerrilla elements. The individuals comprising your staff should have a variety of skill sets as you are not solely focused on the guerrilla force. Your mission is to establish initial capabilities and capacities in regards to your shadow government, intelligence functions, IO and Psy-Ops, civil affairs, communications (internal/external), training, logistics support and other areas of expertise that should be mission driven. Yes, you will support your guerrilla force however that is not your sole focus.
The Malheur situation is instructive in that self synchronizing individuals took to the field in order to stick their thumb in the eye of leviathan. They had a very loose construct so far as their “mission” was concerned. From what we can gather the mission was:
• Secure the Hammonds and prevent them from serving the government of occupations imposed tyrannical prison sentence
• Seize and liberate a government of occupation facility in order to utilize it as a base of operation for follow on IO and educational opportunities
• Disperse government of occupation security and regulatory forces from within the environs of the Malheur wildlife refuge while concurrently returning government of occupation held land in Harney county to local control
Dear reader, these are admirable goals. Were the Bundy’s and their supporters configured to achieve their desired end state? Did their task organization support the mission? Had they coordinated with local auxiliary forces? Did they coordinate with local underground and guerrilla forces? Did they conduct IPB and OPE tasks prior to the mission in order to establish the conditions of success? Did they liaise with local resistance elements (if none existed prior to their mission-which they would have established had they conducted an area study-perhaps their mission should have been to establish resistance forces?) did they give consideration to the lengthy LOC’S, given their home terrain is located in Nevada, and how that would impact mission success?
As has been stated repeatedly “local, local, local” is your focus at the current time. Your understanding of terrain, both human and terrestrial, is an advantage and you must utilize every advantage available to you. Someone said “all politics are local” translate to “all insurgencies are local”. Concentrate on your local area, establish your staff and work towards establishing your underground, auxiliary and guerrilla forces.
We’ll return later with more in the meantime understand that you currently reside in occupied territory and that time is short. Leviathan is on the march.