Articles and Comments - Survival / Surviving Terrorism

Recommendations for preventing and surviving terrorist attacks, for the common citizen.

The Gaza War of 2014 - Facts and opinions about the 2014 Gaza conflict between Israel and the Hamas regime; many lessons in survival, deterrence, urban combat and other aspects related to those tragic events.

Does it make sense to add a gun as part of an aircraft's survival kit? - After the attacks perpetrated by Al-Qaeda against the United States in 2001, the possibility of equipping aircraft and their crew members with firearms has been a matter of heated debate, but the issue doesn't end there.

Guns In The Hands Of Pilots - The attacks of Sept 11, 2001 eventually landed handguns into some pilot's cockpits. Are these guns in the right hands?

Gun Ownership Is A Natural Right - Stating that people should not have guns goes against human nature and turns those who accept that principle into cattle, it goes against nature and is a principle that will never succeed.

Has The Time Come For A Change In Strategy? - The U.S. army is incredibly powerful against conventional enemies, yet it shows poor performance in unconventional warfare.

Surviving Hatred - Hatred is instrumental for performing a terrorist attack; it is also fundamental for survival.

The Contradictions Of Hamas-Like Groups - Are the Palestinians and people like them well served by such entities or these are the source of most of their troubles?

Thoughts on September 11th (I) - An adequate response to terrorism should not only be military, but include a shift in international policies which cause the formation of terrorist groups.

Islam Can Improve Its Public Image Worldwide - By acting in a violent way and exactly as what they pretend to criticise, Muslim fanatics put their own arguments at the same level that what they allegedly reject, and that puts them, by definition at an equally low or even lower level, for having seen something worn, instead of improving thins they embrace destruction.

Terrorism, Travel, Safety and the Fear Factor - While there is indeed a problem with terrorism, its relevance for travellers has been greatly exaggerated in most parts of the world.

Learning Survival From Historical Mass Destruction Scenarios - Consider what happened on September 11, 2001 in New York, and then multiply that destruction until it really kills or wounds almost half the population of the city, and then, repeat the same task for almost every city in the world; that was the Black Death, and we better learn from it in order to save ourselves from a similar fate, either by natural causes or man made, by terrorists.

What Kind Of Terrorism Do You Prefer? - The main question that we should ask ourselves is whether state-sponsored is worse or the same as the terror caused by individual, private terrorists following their own agenda.

The Ghosts Of Terrorism - Eliminating terrorism in an effective manner is very difficult, and frankly, I don't think it can be done patting people on their shoulders and just slapping their cheeks, and even if you do eliminate it, you will have then to fight the ghosts that cruelty breeds.

Terrorism And Hypocrisy - Let's stop this nonsense that consists in thinking that brutality coming from a state is intrinsically worse than cruelty committed by terrorists: violence kills all the same.

Is There A Parallel Between Medieval Christian Society And Today's Islam? - For some, this comparison can be derogatory or even insulting, but it seems that at least, medieval Christianity and present-day Islamic world can be compared, or at least comparisons are tempting.

Comments On Political And Religious Fanaticism - No one can say whether one religion is better or more rightful than any other: but even considering this, which is pretty rational, there are individuals that can thing wrongly about religion and induce intolerant attitudes.

The Successful Jungle Factory - The production of clandestine weaponry in the so-called 'jungle factories' - but indeed, it is not mandatory that such factories actually be in the jungle or any other particular environment - is a characteristic of mature guerrilla or irregular forces fighting in a long-term conflict. The appearance of such miniature industrial plants is also typical among well-organised resistance forces in invaded territories, and de facto autonomous regions.

Health / First aid, wilderness emergencies - Outdoor activities always entail some risks to your physical integrity. Learn about the techniques and suitable behaviour for surviving emergencies and disasters.

Survival / Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival - Practical articles on the characteristics of nuclear, biological and chemical mass-destruction weapons, how they work and how to avoid their deadly effects. Their relationship to terrorism and pollution.

Survival / Survival Tales - Articles telling histories and tales about real survival experiences.

Outdoor Activities / Survival / Shelters and Bivouacs - How to build simple ones or full-sized, lodges, cabins and stone houses, useful for lengthy stays in isolated areas.

Survival / Combustibles and Fire - How to improvise combustibles outdoors. How to survive in a fire. Tips and techniques for making camp fires.

Survival / Personal Defence and Martial Arts - Articles related to self-defence and martial arts with or without weapons: paintball, combat survival, courses, etc.

Survival / Combat Survival - How to stay alive and survive in a war or armed conflict. Being a civilian does not preclude you from knowing how battles are fought and won, for in this way you may save your own life.

Survival / Combat Survival / Guns and Weapons - Advice and recommendations on choosing and handling weapons.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations. Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Take care of your provisions - Always take with you more provisions than those that you will really need.

Aeronautical Survival: Aircraft Emergencies - Survival techniques can be applied to almost any kind of environment; in the case of aviation, the use of them begins whenever an aircraft suffers some serious trouble and enters an emergency state.

The Titanic Syndrome - Comments on our shifts of mood when disaster strikes.

A brief reflection on surviving blizzards - Something to think about survival in blizzards.

Get the right knife - Wilderness tips and advice: get the right knife for your trips.

One knife is not enough - Wilderness tips and advice: one knife is not enough for survival and outdoor use.

Aluminium for survival - Wilderness tips and advice: use aluminium foil as a survival tool.

Lighters as survival tools - Use lighters instead of matches.

Traps - Survival tips: about traps and trapping.

How to repair things using wire - Metallic wire is quite versatile as survival gear.

A brief reflection on the meaning of extreme situations - Something to think about the meaning and lessons that arise from extreme situations.

Regions, Continents and Countries - Articles, essays, comments and tales about different regions, continents and countries of the world dealing in each with case aspects of their society, culture, economy, geography, folklore, history, regional products, sports and outdoor activities, and other things of interest fot any traveller.


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