Elementary Tradecraft – Part I

https://www.spymuseum.org/exhibition-experiences/online-exhibits/argo-exposed/moscow-rules/

As you begin to accept your new identity as either the Hated-Holder-Of-The-Old-Ways-Soon-To-Be-Gulaged-Then-Killed or Freedom Fighter Without Portfolio, every one of us needs to step up their game.

  1. If you wouldn’t be carrying an FBI agent in your pocket, either as part of your daily routine or when going to a meeting, why in the hell are you carrying the Globohomo world government’s listening/tracking device?

In addition to the wisdom contained in the classic “Moscow Rules” above, start practicing these basic concepts:

Repeat after me: “I REALLY DONT NEED TO CARRY THIS GOVERNMENT TRACKING/LISTENING DEVICE ALL THE TIME.”

Repeat 3x each, twice a day.

2. With your like-minded friends, establish in meatspace (without the damned cellphones) meeting places and names for same that are simple to remember. That way, future meetings (without the damned cellphones) can be arranged with a terse message such as “Bravo 1500” to indicate that you should both go to the Bravo location at 3 pm to discuss something important (without the damned cellphones).

3. Get your mind right. In the cold, dark evening of your soul, decide once and for all whether or not you are up for the tasks that are rapidly approaching. Remember that the good-guy essentials come down to shooter, support for shooter, and non-combatant. So tell yourself the no-shit truth as to which role you will play and plan accordingly.

4. At least 50% of your family and friends pose serious and continuing threats to your existence once things go SPORKY. Actually, it’s probably 90%+ if you define “threat” as “someone who knows more about me and my intentions than they need to know”. Plan accordingly, and if you are doing dumb shit, stop it.

5. Why don’t you have one of these 8-round snake pistols already, along with at least 1,000 rounds of high-quality ammo for it?

.22LR or .22 Magnum, those 8 rounds can be very useful in the Upcoming Test Of Wills, especially given every revolver’s retention of forensic evidence.

And they have proven to be effective over the years.

“What do you mean it was just a .22LR?” – RFK, 6/5/68