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    On behalf of my personal friend, Matt Bracken, the author of the book series Enemies Foreign & Domestic, I'm posting this in this section in order to join an operation designed to force the attention of the MSM on the Operation Gun Runner and other corruptions designed to destroy the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership in this country. Here is what Matt writes and how you can help:

    Want to join a beat-up old ex-Navy SEAL, ocean sailor and book writer on a real-world covert cyber operation?

    I knew you did. So here's the deal. The idea is a national clandestine psyop, using my first novel as a vehicle.

    On next Thursday, March 1, Enemies Foreign And Domestic will be put into Amazon Kindle's free library.

    Where EFAD's free download promotion will be different from those of the thousands of fantasy/romance/vampire novels currently offered on Kindle, is that I'm simultaneously coordinating a mass plan to ensure that Operation EFAD goes hyper-viral on all constitutionally-oriented, freedom-loving, and Second Amendment websites and blogs at the same time.

    Or on at least on as many as I can reach, and that is where you come in. There are literally hundreds of patriotic websites and blogs, and I can only reach a few. You can reach them all, every last one. And then some. More about this in the next communiqué on D Minus Six.

    Despite its many limitations, Twitter will be useful for rapid tactical coordination. Operation Enemies Foreign And Domestic will be code-named #EFAD, in order to use Twitter as an always-open back channel for project updates and participant feedback. By typing #EFAD into the Twitter search field, you will find every new message related to the operation. I am @MattBracken48 on Twitter, I am Matt Bracken on Facebook, and I can be reached by email at steelcutter48 at gmail.com.

    My goal is to make the spike in the number of free Kindle downloads for Enemies Foreign And Domestic so dramatic, that the national media will notice the passionate interest in this "dangerous and seditious" novel among the bitter clingers. But this is just the first step of a jiu-jitsu move. The light thrown on EFAD's sudden nationwide surge in popularity will then be mirrored back onto the federal government's most egregious usurpations and abuses, and on the mainstream media itself.

    The idea is to force open a long overdue national conversation that the elite MSM very much wants to ignore. In large strokes, it is about our federal government morphing into a socialist tyranny before our eyes, a tyranny that is no longer soft, but getting harder with every passing month. Which is it to be: freedom, or tyranny?


    The first step in forcing open this dialogue will be to explore the mainstream media's active collusion in the cover-up of a scandal that is demonstrably orders of magnitude worse than the worst previous scandals, such as Watergate, which was "a third-rate burglary" where nobody was killed. To date, the DOJ's Operation Fast And Furious has resulted in hundreds of murdered Mexicans and at least two dead U.S. federal agents. But instead of providing real news coverage, the MSM feeds America the pabulum of celebrity worship and an artificially-contrived debate about artificial birth control.

    Imagine for a moment if President Nixon's men, when called before the congressional committees invistigating the Watergate scandal, had provided nothing but thousands of pages of fully blacked-out paper. In effect, a giant, bored, "F--- you, what are you going to do about it?" to Congress. Then imagine if the Washington Post, the New York Times and the television networks never mentioned Watergate or the hearings, except rarely, and then only to call the congressional investigators partisan hacks who were bent on destroying our beloved President Nixon.

    Reverse the party polarity, jump forward through the time warp, and you have the current reality, where gangsters rule the federal government from the White House, the Fast And Furious congressional investigators are impotent buffoons, and the MSM is fully in on the cover-up. Nobody died at the Watergate, but recall what the hysterical 24-7 news coverage of the Watergate scandal and hearings accomplished: the end of a presidency, pronto. And an Attorney General in prison.

    In the modern case of Operation Fast And Furious, hundreds of Mexicans were murdered as the result of a diabolically evil plot laid with the sole purpose of discrediting the Second Amendment, by deliberately funneling semi-automatic rifles to known drug cartel killers and assassins. Their goal was to bury our Right to Keep and Bear Arms beneath a mountain of Mexican corpses.

    Folks, it doesn't get much more evil than that.

    And we know why these socialist dictators-in-waiting want us disarmed.

    In 2012, the fictional premise of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, that a small clique of senior BATFE officials might conspire to arrange a mass shooting into a packed football stadium (also with the intention of discrediting our Right to Keep and Bear Arms), suddenly seems much less far-fetched.

    So here's the plan: on Thursday, March 1, we will engineer a stratospheric spike in the number of free Kindle downloads of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, and continue this operation for up to five days, the max allowable under the terms of the free download program. Then we will sit back and watch the bewildered and alarmed MSM explore this sudden and frightening phenomenon erupting among the unwashed gun nuts and wild-eyed Constitution fanatics. You know, us. Real Americans, out here in fly-over countery.

    And when they predictably condemn EFAD for its fictional assassinations of government officials, and the rest of the story that they will pretend to find so abhorrent, we will shine their own spotlight right back on them, and yell Fast And Furious in their faces!

    "Really? Enemies Foreign And Domestic is a terrorist manual? Well, I'll see your fictional stadium massacre, and raise you a real-world conspiracy to murder hundreds of Mexicans for political purposes. If you would ever cover the story, instead of covering it up!"

    And this can all happen by getting a million or so gun owners and other freedom lovers to download EFAD, totally for free, beginning on March 1st. This will be a coordinated "time-on-target" fire mission. Further communiques will be forthcoming from EFAD HQ. Search keyword #EFAD on Twitter for other operational updates, including links.

    If you email me (steelcutter48 at gmail.com) , please include #EFAD somewhere in the subject line, so that I will know that you have been briefed to this point and are up to speed. And keep in mind that while you are all my patriotic friends and loyal readers, at various time I may know you by a screen name, a real name, a website name, or an email address name. It gets mighty confusing, so forgive me if I can't keep all of your various handles straight. And remember: D-Day is March 1.

    Matt Bracken---Out.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.


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    The OP wrote: "I'm posting this in this section in order to join an operation designed to force the attention of the MSM on the Operation Gun Runner and other corruptions designed to destroy the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership in this country"

    That might be your heartfelt belief as to the purpose of Operation Gun Runner, but I think it was far more
    mundane and ordinary a cock-up than a plot to destroy the 2nd.

    Here's where I get off the train. I don't mind raising heck about a botched operation, because surely
    that is what it was and someone died, and some sort of accountability--even if just public flogging by the press--
    seems important and in-order. But, calling an ordinary screw up, no different really than drug-enforcement agents
    giving drugs to street addicts, or the IRS setting some sort of gotchya by sending in folks with false ID, I don't see
    a constitutional issue here at all.

    That's as far as I got with your post as it started off track so badly.
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    I have been wanting to read the book for awhile. I did read "Unintended Consequences" and I enjoyed it somewhat but at other times it got ridiculous. A friend said that this was a much better book.

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    Toorop: If I may be so modest, I'm on the list of folks the book is dedicated to at the start. Gee, I didn't even know THAT until I read the third book! I helped Matt out when it came to quirky weird "army stuff" a squid wouldn't know about. Mostly appropriate courtesy's like whether or not folks salute every time they see the senior officer, even indoors (no). He didn't need anything of a tactical nature IIRC. But he's a stickler for accuracy, so I think you'll love it.

    HOPYARD: I read your forum bio and see that you're a retired FED. No wonder you think the "gubmint" can do no wrong! It reinforces why I have you on "ignore." My blood pressure is just so thankful for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Toorop: If I may be so modest, I'm on the list of folks the book is dedicated to at the start. Gee, I didn't even know THAT until I read the third book! I helped Matt out when it came to quirky weird "army stuff" a squid wouldn't know about. Mostly appropriate courtesy's like whether or not folks salute every time they see the senior officer, even indoors (no). He didn't need anything of a tactical nature IIRC. But he's a stickler for accuracy, so I think you'll love it.

    HOPYARD: I read your forum bio and see that you're a retired FED. No wonder you think the "gubmint" can do no wrong! It reinforces why I have you on "ignore." My blood pressure is just so thankful for that one.
    Well, since I am on your ignore list, I guess you won't see my response. For the rest of the participants here,
    being employed by the government is no more or less a sin than joining the military. Both are equally government employment. Both are honorable ways to earn one's bread.

    It is a job. You do what the rules and regulations demand of you. You obey those who are your supervisors and you follow the law. That requires no further explanation, and it certainly does not merit an apology.

    My views on our government have little if anything to do with my former employment. It was a job. No more and no less. Once in awhile the tasks rose to the level of a patriotic duty. I enjoyed those rare times.

    My opinion regarding our government has to do with the fact that we are all in the
    same boat; and the boat better stay afloat.

    If you tear it down tiny piece by tiny piece, our government---our political system--
    will die from a thousand cuts. Then we will have anarchy.

    I realize anarchy is the goal of a few participants here. I realize that
    a few want some sort of armed revolt. I have no respect for any of you with that viewpoint. . You are just fomenting law breaking by others. The technical word is Sedition, and it is a criminal act especially within the military, Mr. Captain Ex Soldier.

    You and I and everyone here all have the same chance to make a good life for ourselves within the existing legal Constitutional framework. You can't come here and swear that you want to uphold our Constitution while at the same time you type
    words which are so hyperbolic and even delusional as to have only one possible purpose; destruction of our system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    You can't come here and swear that you want to uphold our Constitution while at the same time you type
    words which are so hyperbolic and even delusional as to have only one possible purpose; destruction of our system.
    Hop - maybe he does not think the "system" is based on the Constitution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Toorop: If I may be so modest, I'm on the list of folks the book is dedicated to at the start. Gee, I didn't even know THAT until I read the third book! I helped Matt out when it came to quirky weird "army stuff" a squid wouldn't know about. Mostly appropriate courtesy's like whether or not folks salute every time they see the senior officer, even indoors (no). He didn't need anything of a tactical nature IIRC. But he's a stickler for accuracy, so I think you'll love it.

    HOPYARD: I read your forum bio and see that you're a retired FED. No wonder you think the "gubmint" can do no wrong! It reinforces why I have you on "ignore." My blood pressure is just so thankful for that one.
    Thanks.

    The parts I found ridiculous in "Unintended Consequences" were the scenes where it read like a cheesy porn movie. But I did find some of the main characters feats unbelievable. I will definitely recommend this to a few friends who will enjoy it on their kindles. I do love accuracy in books though. I take it you were a soldier and he was a squid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Then sir, he is either willfully blind or delusional. What part isn't based on the Constitution? Fifty states each with a bicameral
    legislature, a governor, and a system of functioning courts? Which part isn't Constitutional? Our Supreme Court and system
    of Circuit Courts of Appeal and District Trial courts?

    What is Unconstitutional about Congress being in session? Yup, legislation is a messy thing--- the sausage factory story-- but
    it was designed to be that way.

    Is there something Unconstitutional about the Executive having been elected by Electors chosen by the various states?

    Here and there-- and maybe way more than a smattering-- are individual rules, regulations, and laws which are open to
    debate as to their constitutionality. The courts or sometimes Congress, sort it out, exactly as intended.

    If you want perfection, all you will find is fault.
    I think this all boils down to the basic premise of a conversation you and I had several months ago. You stated that you trust our government, and I stated that I most certainly do not trust them. Thats the two basic types of personality here.

    Our government with all it's flaws and problems is still better than anything else on the planet, that however does not excuse a House and a Senate full of greedy, crooked politicians that do not have the truth in them. They are not concerned with anything other than stuffing their own pockets. Most are so crooked that when they die, they will not be able to be buried, they will have to be screwed into the ground.

    Simply because we can not find a functioning system better than ours, does not mean we should accept nor be satisfied with what we have, especially considering that what we now have is in no way what the founders and framers had in mind. We have allowed this to take place through several generations of apathy and laziness.
    Some of us still hang on to the hope that it can be turned around. Better to do a 180 than to run full speed into a brick wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post

    That might be your heartfelt belief as to the purpose of Operation Gun Runner, but I think it was far more
    mundane and ordinary a cock-up than a plot to destroy the 2nd.
    .

    I agree that is how it originally started.... but I truly believe, based upon the reaction of Holder that he and possibly others saw it as an opportunity to use it as a rally cry to close the "gunshow loophole" and at least start to gain traction for another hi-cap mag and or assault weapon ban (with full approval from the current CIC) and he ramped it up and let it go out of control.... and it backfired on them miserably. That is why the coverup, stalling, and doubletalk. The last administration did it as well.
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    My 02 cents. There is nothing wrong with the system, it is the fuel for the system. Just like if your engine isn;t working right because of bad fuel. You don't re design the engine. You get better fuel. It is the citizens that vote the officials into office. It is not a complicated issue. To make sure folks are dedicated to the office you need to make congress a part time job. They get benefits while elected and to have lifetime benefits need to serve x amount of year. There is no need to have congress in session that long. Take the perks away (free "fact finding" trips, fancy dinners et al) and you will get the greedy out of office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    I think this all boils down to the basic premise of a conversation you and I had several months ago. You stated that you trust our government, and I stated that I most certainly do not trust them. Thats the two basic types of personality here.

    Our government with all it's flaws and problems is still better than anything else on the planet, that however does not excuse a House and a Senate full of greedy, crooked politicians that do not have the truth in them. They are not concerned with anything other than stuffing their own pockets. Most are so crooked that when they die, they will not be able to be buried, they will have to be screwed into the ground.

    Simply because we can not find a functioning system better than ours, does not mean we should accept nor be satisfied with what we have, especially considering that what we now have is in no way what the founders and framers had in mind. We have allowed this to take place through several generations of apathy and laziness.
    Some of us still hang on to the hope that it can be turned around. Better to do a 180 than to run full speed into a brick wall.
    Good post Stubborn. I think the part you and many other have failed to realize is that our country has been in precisely
    the same screwed up mess for 220+ years; more if you start in 1776. Government has always been run by people; imperfect
    people, with a wide range of motives from the pure to the puerile; the generous to the self centered greedy. Our founders whom we revere, fought like filthy dogs with one another. Some of their tactics would make the modern day cable guy
    blush.

    The point, it has always been thus. And fomenting either anarchy or rebellion is no solution.

    Moaning and groaning and spitting forth vitriol on public forums doesn't gain much either beyond the cathartic nature of the
    exercise.

    I don't think our different point of view (mine v Stubborn) revolves around the issue you (Stubborn) pointed to--- a trust or lack of trust of our government. Rather, just because one does not trust it, and just because one may find fault with it, does not mean that it is not constitutional; and therefore that it is not legitimate. I hold that it is operating in a constitutional mode, is fully legitimate, and yes, because we are all human and the world is quite complicated, things go wrong. Not everything that goes wrong denotes or highlights a conspiracy to undo 2A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I agree that is how it originally started.... but I truly believe, based upon the reaction of Holder that he and possibly others saw it as an opportunity to use it as a rally cry to close the "gunshow loophole" and at least start to gain traction for another hi-cap mag and or assault weapon ban (with full approval from the current CIC) and he ramped it up and let it go out of control.... and it backfired on them miserably. That is why the coverup, stalling, and doubletalk. The last administration did it as well.
    Now see, I don't buy that. This thing was pre-meditated from the start. To attempt to bring to light in the media, that all of Mexico's gun problems were coming from legitimate arms sales here in the U.S.
    I believe this was EXACTLY what the imposter in the White House was talking about when he promised Sarah Brady gun control from "under the radar".

    This was to be used as a stepping stone to cement the Small Arms Trade Treaty with the U.N.
    With a democratic and anti-gun majority in the Senate led by Harry Reid, who will bow and curtsey at the imposters every command, he thought he could get the thing ratified and destroy the armed citizenry of this country.
    Not a doubt in my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    Now see, I don't buy that. This thing was pre-meditated from the start. To attempt to bring to light in the media, that all of Mexico's gun problems were coming from legitimate arms sales here in the U.S.
    I believe this was EXACTLY what the imposter in the White House was Talking about when he promised Sarah Brady gun control from "under the radar".

    This was to be used as a stepping stone to cement the Small Arms Trade Treaty with the U.N.
    With a democratic and anti-gun majority in the Senate led by Harry Reid, who will bow and curtsey at the imposters every command, he thought he could get the thing ratified and destroy the armed citizenry of this country.
    Not a doubt in my mind.
    You are aware that the Bush administration is the one who started these types of programs right? The same administration that was instrumental in allowing the AWB to sunset.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    This was to be used as a stepping stone to cement the Small Arms Trade Treaty with the U.N.
    With that I bid adieu LOL. Already been down that road about UN treaties and their applicability to US citizens (NONE). Now back to topic. I have heard of the book and am going to put it on my kindle. I like good fiction or non fiction

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    I do understand that. I also understand that the same policies and programs can be carried on by two different administrations with very different goals and outcomes in mind. I do not believe that Bush started this with the ultimate goal to disarm the citizenry, I do however believe that the current administration widened the scope and depth with that very end result in mind.
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