Three years ago, then Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said armed citizens may the only solution to fight terrorist attacks.
Speaking in the wake of the Westgate Mall massacre in Kenya, Secretary Noble said:
“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”
Interpol means “International Criminal Police Organization” for those of you recently divorced from the X-box. Think of it as the world’s police agencies cooperating to fight crime across borders. Think of the Secretary General as the world’s police chief. Ron Noble is now the immediate past leader of the group. Here’s part of what he told ABC News in 2013:
Citing a recent call for al Qaeda “brothers to strike soft targets, to do it in small groups,” Noble said law enforcement is now facing a daunting task.
“How do you protect soft targets? That’s really the challenge. You can’t have armed police forces everywhere,” he told reporters. “It’s Interpol’s view that one way you protect soft targets is you make it more difficult for terrorist to move internationally. So what we’re trying to do is to establish a way for countries … to screen passports, which are a terrorist’s best friend, try to limit terrorists moving from country to country. And also, that we’re able to share more info about suspected terrorists.”
In the interview with ABC News, Noble was more blunt and directed his comments to his home country.
“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?” Noble said, referring to states with pro-gun traditions. “What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.”
“For me it’s a profound question,” he continued. “People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?'”
Three years have given us plenty more examples similar to Westgate – Paris, Paris again, Brussels, Orlando, Istanbul, etc.
During that last three years Western governments have done nothing to stem the flow of terrorists across borders. If anything, they’re increased the flow. At the same time they continue to generate additional irritation in terror-prone regions. This vicious and near-suicidal scheme proves definitely that the governments cannot be trusted to protect their people – which is really the only valid reason to have governments.
Noble’s alternative idea, of extraordinary security over soft targets will not work. Virtually all places where ordinary people go on a daily basis are soft targets. There are simply too many of them and too few resources to guard them officially. That, and the terrorists are finding new and innovative ways around heightened security even at “hard” targets – places like the Istanbul airport. They only way extraordinary security everywhere would work would be to have everyone (or most everyone) become security officers.
Everyone being security would mean an armed and vigilant citizenry. Thus, that is the only viable solution to stemming the tide of terror. It rarely makes local news and never appears nationally, but every day armed citizens in places like Colorado and Texas shoot or subdue armed attackers. How many of these vigilante actions have prevented Paris, Orlando, or Westgate-style terror incidents?
In Israel, where most people are armed everywhere and all the time, terrorists do not attempt mass shootings. It’s one thing to strike and then wait for or escape from the police. It’s another to open fire and immediately have all surrounding people return fire. In Israel the terrorists long ago switched to suicide bombings. This practice is growing throughout the West – usually performed in conjunction with shootings.
It’s very hard to defend against bombs. Gun attacks, however, are deterred by the threat of immediate gun responses. An armed and active citizenry would put a dent in the accomplishments of jihad.
Ultimately it will be impossible to stop all attacks – especially those utilizing explosives. To stop those the people must demand governments either do their job – and get the terrorist elements out – or get out-of-the-way so the people can do it themselves.
None of this is appealing to the state. Having proved itself useless, dangerous even, the government will rightly fear an armed populace, especially if the people manage to connect the dots between the state and the terrorists. The term “revolution” comes to mind. Thomas Jefferson blessed this concept. As Nathan Bedford Forrest said, “A government that fears arms in the hands of its people should also fear rope!”
The state, evil but not completely stupid, is beginning to take measures to counter the threat of the righteously indignant and armed people. They still do nothing about the terrorists. They are against us as much as the terrorists are, maybe more so.
An armed populace is the only answer. Guns up!
On a related note, here’s today’s Viernheim update. Nothing. I don’t think they’re coming clean; they’re counting on the goldfish-like memories of the masses. So, here’s what I think happened.
I think the shooting incident at the Kinopolis was a failed false flag event. (Chuck Baldwin explains how to spot one – a real one.) I cannot speculate on the intention of the flag – heck, this is all speculation anyway. The shooter was a German national and mentally ill. He was likely as not the son of immigrants. He was probably recruited by some German agency in the same way the FBI and CIA use patsies to further terrorist schemes, real and fake, in the U.S.
What was the nature of the recruiting? Who knows. Ferreting out real terrorists? Maybe. Building sympathy for immigrant “refugees”? Maybe. Pushing more gun control? Possibly. A blow to Brexit or support for the EU Reich? Perhaps. Something. The nut probably went off the reservation – out of direct control of his handlers – and then went rogue. Having some new ideas in his already scrambled mind, he likely decided to act on his own – in about as a pathetic a manner as possible. That would explain his rambling, excited demeanor and his use of fake weapons.
The SEK quickly gassed and gunned him down and is now silent in a cover-up. ISIS and other terror groups would never claim responsibility or even association with such a failure. They like successes – like Paris and Istanbul and Orlando.
Time may tell if some eye-witnesses come forth with information, if the police leak the truth, or if some investigative journalist in Europe runs with my ideas. I’m done with the story until I hear something concrete.