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Well, if you told me you were drowning I would not lend a hand / I’ve seen your face before my friend But I don’t know if you know who I am

Machael Yon smells the – Scent of Civil War

|| 05 April 2022 McAllen, Texas Mind Dump, Sans Edit || After years of this stuff in so many places, I can smell it. This photo is from the second time I was nearly hit with a grenade in my hotel room in Thailand. Both missed barely. I had checked out before this hit and I went back to see the damage. Others were killed on the street below. You can just feel it in the air. In 2010, and in 2014, Thais asked me many times during interviews if I thought they were in civil war, or going into civil war. I always said no. There were thousands of casualties, many all around me, but was not a civil war. Just serious civil unrest and — highly kinetic for civil unrest. Tons of vibrant firefights. I was there for many of the firefights. Was not civil war. Those feel differently.

But in early 2005, the civil war in Iraq was obvious, and in 2006 was obvious we were losing Afghanistan. In Nepal, something I wrote almost nothing about, was obvious the Maoists were winning in civil war and revolution, and likely would win. I spent a year in Nepal. The Maoists won and made Nepal even worse.

If you smell around enough and detach yourself from desired outcomes, you can take a good reading. United States feels like we are going into civil war.

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  • bruce kendall April 6, 2022, 9:06 AM

    perhaps in the “overcrowded”, “stuffed to the gills”, “too many rats in the cage”, Urban areas, but I dont think so regarding the Rural parts of the USA

  • John Venlet April 6, 2022, 9:34 AM

    I understand what Yon is driving at, with those words, and would agree that since the most recent unpleasantness which involved Northerners and Southerners, America is probably closer to civil war than anytime since that unpleasantness, but I don’t smell it. What I’m smelling right at the moment is an early Spring rain, accentuated by the warming earth after the winter months, with a touch of worms.

  • Mike Austin April 6, 2022, 9:40 AM

    Any man who cannot scent a coming civil war has no sense of smell.

    • John Venlet April 6, 2022, 10:18 AM

      The only time I smell cordite in the air, is at the range.

  • Anonymous April 6, 2022, 9:57 AM

    We are already in a civil war.
    Democrats started the war when Obama (illegally) took office and they’ve been gradually ramping it up daily since then.
    What happens in November will determine if the current civil war will go hot or if we start backing them down and bring us back from the brink.

    • Mike Austin April 6, 2022, 10:06 AM

      Trying to find a way to avoid a civil war is like a man trying to find a way to avoid a doctor visit after discovering a lump in his liver. Mere elections will not and cannot remove those very same rabid beasts who are attempting to destroy traditional America. If the Republicans win in November what do you think the rabid beasts will do? Hang their heads, admit defeat and go about their lives? No; they will still be among us doing what they do best: perverting, lying, betraying, corrupting, infecting and stealing.

      “Para eliminar la rabia, hay que matar el perro.”

  • OneGuy April 6, 2022, 12:24 PM

    There is a civil war; there will be a civil war. But our side will not actually “fight”. This Summer must be a long hot Summer with all the left wing activists out in force burning and looting. It has to happen because the left is going to lose congress big time in November. The civil war is planned but the right won’t show up. In fact three key senators will vote for the constitution to lose the war.

    But something else will happen soon, maybe this Summer. Biden must go, Harris will be bought off to say she cannot take over the presidency because of family issues yada, yada, yada, but in fact she will be bought off with a great job or a bushel basket of Benjamins or maybe both. Someone totally unlikely and unliked will be installed as our new president and his/her job will be to cause so much turmoil that the left can again steal the election and keep congress.

    Who will it be? Either a POC or a woman. Someone like Ayanna Pressley who once in power commits outrageous acts of anti-constitution power grabbing. Our attention diverted, rioting in the streets, more crime and violence and next thing you know an election result no one saw coming where Democrats not only don’t lose seats but gains seats. And the Supreme Court will courtesy and refuse to take up any challenges to our new queen.

  • Dirk April 6, 2022, 12:43 PM

    It took this clown to tell you all,,, what you already knew.?

    Hell just send this Yon 29.95 a month, you will receive a secret decoder ring, AND. Get a sneak peek at “The Secret Plans”. How fuckimg exciting is that.

    Regardless Civil Wars going to be ugly. You should plan on loosing everybody and everything dear to you.

    I to read WRSA, this morning……….here’s what I got out of it,

    there be bad shit coming,,,,,,,,,we told ya so,,,,,,,,,you heard it here first. Bracken steps onto the dance floor and repeats what he said last week, the week before. Nice moves though.

    I learned one of Petes go to pen pals, needs to learn how to properly balance a check book. Apparently the fella thinks he’s the govt, can spend money he don’t have, without consequences. But my drooogs n droooogettes, that’s show business.


    • ghostsniper April 6, 2022, 1:20 PM

      Agreed. Another hanger-oner hoping for what he can get. He got my attention the first time way back when but never again. The droog dood, really, I can’t be bothered much with that shit show. Like trying to sort the pepper out of the fly shit. Not worth my time.

      As far as this CW stuff, you’ll know it when you see it, but until then the media based floor show conveyor belt will wear you out if you let it. Surely you got better things to do…

      • ghostsniper April 6, 2022, 6:11 PM

        Like smearing the pedo trolls face in it’s own shit, again.
        What;s the matter pedo, the playground shut down again? laff laff laff

        pedo troll keeps attacking with it’s rubberband arms and I keep kicking off in it’s fat ass

  • Dirk April 6, 2022, 3:53 PM

    Ghost tough crowd, like I said two weeks ago, if it ain’t you in the barrel, it’s me. I actually really well kinda, ahhh think I earned my name.

    “Village Idiot” that’s a tough one to beat! Truthfully gives me a clean slate to continue to prove I AM Jerry’s kids!

    A wise man rolls with the punch’s

    • Vanderleun April 6, 2022, 5:17 PM

      Did you see the lad, on the corner
      He was standing drinking wine
      Wears his overcoat in the summer
      And short sleeves in the winter time
      Takes his holidays, down at the bookies
      Well he knows how to pick a horse
      Village tramping round the countryside
      He wears a smile, but he doesn’t say much

      Village idiot, he’s complicated
      Village idiot, simple mind
      Village idiot, he does know something
      But he’s just not saying
      Don’t you know he’s onto something

      You can see it, you can see it in his eyes
      Sometimes he looks so happy
      As he goes strolling by

      Oh village idiot, he’s complicated
      Village idiot, he’s got a simple mind
      Village idiot, must know something
      But he’s just not saying

      Well you all know he’s onto something
      You can see it in his eyes
      Sometimes he looks so happy
      When he goes walking by
      Sometimes he looks so happy
      When he goes walking by
      Sometimes he looks so happy
      When he goes walking by.

      • Dirk April 6, 2022, 7:40 PM

        Amen brother, the village idiot answers to no man. Cares not what others think. I’ve lived an amazing life, met amazing folks, seen the world, it’s wonders.

        Thanks for the tune, enjoyed it

  • LP April 6, 2022, 5:18 PM

    Mostly people seem to be just going about their lives, the families, mom and dad going to work, kids going to school, busy… a lot of weird stuff going on in politics, but you don’t hear about it on the street or at work. It would be good if there were a central place for people to get some clarity – wtf is going on.

    • ghostsniper April 6, 2022, 6:14 PM

      “wtf is going on.”
      I think you just described wtf is going on, above.
      Anything above our paygrade is uncontrollable and not worthy of much attention.
      everything else is bullshit

  • Joe Krill April 6, 2022, 5:59 PM

    Every time I hear that song my mind jumps back 54 years to the Central Highlands. We worked at night. And yes, there are many times, too many times, but you can feel it coming. My only suggestion to all, be prepared. It will happen quick. America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Our grandchildren are worth it. Make no mistake, the enemy is here. Chameleons they are, friends today, stab you in the back tomorrow.
    Remember when President Trump read the tale about the snake. Here it is.
    “On her way to work one morning
    Down the path alongside the lake
    A tender-hearted woman saw a poor half-frozen snake
    His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
    “Oh well,” she cried, “I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you”
    “Take me in, oh, tender woman (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake

    Now she wrapped him up all cozy in a coverture of silk
    And laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
    Now she hurried home from work that night, as soon she arrived
    Now she found that pretty snake she’d taken in had been revived
    “Take me in, oh, tender woman (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake

    Now she clutched him to her bosom, “You’re so beautiful,” she cried
    “But if I hadn’t brought you in by now you might have died”
    Now she stroked his pretty skin again and then kissed and held him tight
    But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite (ooh)
    “Take me in, oh, tender woman (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake

    “I saved you,” cried that woman
    “And you’ve bitten me, even why?
    And you know your bite is poisonous and now I’m gonna die”
    “Oh, shut up, silly woman,” said that reptile with a grin
    “Now you knew darn well I was a snake before you brought me in”
    “Please take me in, oh, tender woman (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake (yes, come on in)
    Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake
    Sighed the snake
    Take me in tender woman
    (Come on in you pretty snake, come on in)
    Snake, snake (yeah, come on in you pretty snake)
    Take me in, tender woman (come on in, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    Snake (come on in yeah, yeah, yeah)”.

    • Dirk April 6, 2022, 7:43 PM

      Amen Joe! To this day man’s spider senses are active, some choose to follow them. One of my gifts has always been my willingness to listen to “ that lil voice in the back of my mind”. It’s served me well.

  • KCK April 6, 2022, 10:07 PM

    That unease you feel about whether there is or is to be a CWII, is maybe explainable as 5th GEN Warfare. I don’t personally submit to the theory that there is a non-kinetic form of war. I call that “politics”.

    However, some theorists do describe 5GW as an information and perception battlespace, where you are so gas-lit that your eyeballs turn blue. You’re the focal point and the target, but I wonder if individual behaviors will break the Mass effect of what the media and the powers-that-be are putting out? Strive to be individualistic in your thinking and your actions. When the choices are A & B, choose D.

    The theories of generations of warfare stack; they operate at the same time. Spear-chucking Vietminh fighting French paratroopers. Bomb-vests in Kabul. Armored columns in Kiev. They overlap.

    Gun control and medical non-practice. Ballot-stuffing and cocaine sniffing First Sons/Daughters. Imbecilic POTUS and VPOTUS. Zombie mayors and Hitlerian Governors. Boys in the Girl’s room. Masks on your face.

    I think it’s a good idea to be creative, and to have character. Knowledge doesn’t hurt. Don’t forget to think inductively and cut the inside of the OODA Loop. Own firearms, and practice.

    • Joe Krill April 7, 2022, 7:54 AM

      KCK, The introduction of RFID tags took surveillance to new heights. There is a lot of talk about foreign material being in the shots that has magnetic properties, etc. Now we have 5G to not only monitor but to technically issue commands and yes I realize the commands are in their infantile stage, but still they are commands which can bring on a whole lot of whoop ass pain. 1984 is here.

      Next up, a Constitutional Convention by the uniparty puppets to dismantle your rights.

      • KCK April 7, 2022, 11:23 PM

        If there is a 5th GEN of Warfare, I’m certain that any theory they throw at you will find fertile ground somewhere. But what in the actual hell do I know?