SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the recent FBI shoutout in Florida.
Two FBI Agents Die in Florida Shootout
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site is this odd news: Two FBI agents killed and three agents injured in shootout in Sunrise, Florida. And here is another news story from a Miami newspaper that provides some more details. JWR’s Comments: With two agents dead and three injured, I suspect that there may have been some fratricide involved. (“Friendly fire”.) Something seems fishy about this incident, at least from my reading of the first day’s reporting.
A side note: The frightening thing about search warrants that are based on “IP address evidence” is that a neighbor can “leech” access to a wireless Internet router. So the real kiddie porn guy could conceivably have been the next-door neighbor. And even worse, pornography can be planted in someone’s hard drive, remotely, by any skilled hacker.
And, for some historical context, from 35 years ago: The FBI’s track record in Florida shootouts is not good.
Perhaps the “SWAT stack” raid formation should be re-examined.
Lastly, I expect the Democrats in Congress to use the FBI’s most-recent tactical failure as an excuse for more restrictions on the gun rights of law-abiding citizens. (More of their usual: “Blame the evil black gun…”)
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UK Wants to Use Children as Agents to Spy On Their Parents
Reader H.L. sent us this: UK Wants To Use Children As Covert Agents To Spy On Their Parents. The article begins:
“As part of the British government’s covert intelligence bill, UK wants to use children as covert agents to spy on their parents. It allows 22 state agencies, including the intelligence service, the military and the police, to use children as undercover agents.
The British Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill, due to be considered in the House of Lords in February, allows for the recruitment of children of 16 and 17 years old to spy on their parents, and at the same time allow them to break the law in doing so.
Covert child agents can break the law if it means they will be able to glean information that could prevent or detect crime, protect public health, safety, or national security or help collect taxes, says the guidance, quietly laid by the government this month.”
DHS Issues a Bizarre, Vague Domestic Terrorism Warning
Several SurvivalBlog readers and our Editor At Large all mentioned this bizarre and vague domestic Terrorism warning from the Department of
Fatherland Homeland Security (DHS): National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin – January 27, 2021. The document begins:
“Throughout 2020, Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs) targeted individuals with opposing views engaged in First Amendment-protected, non-violent protest activity. DVEs motivated by a range of issues, including anger over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results, and police use of force have plotted and on occasion carried out attacks against government facilities.”
Biden Opens Door for China to influence U.S. Electric Grid
Reader H.L. sent this: Biden suspends Trump executive order, opens door for China to influence our electric grid
Twitter Suspends Christian Group For Mentioning a Fact