Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Confusion grows over missing Malaysian Airlines plane - CBS News

Confusion grows over missing Malaysian Airlines plane - CBS News



Looking at information, we can not say facts at this time, there are a number of things that can be said.  One if the plane turned as the Radar track shows, then it would almost have to be under control of the pilot, even an auto pilot would have a hard time holding everything together in that type of turn.  The engines would have to be advanced on a turn like that, it takes up to much air speed.  Then to get it to level off enough to head in a straight line would also be difficult.  Then there is the part about it crossing areas that had airports it could have landed, at, in fact if the military reports are true, virtually over two airports, that should have noticed the flight crossing their airspace.  This quick chart was developed by CTI analysts in DC and show airports that could handle this plane.  So the question is why did not anyone notice it, and if the pilot was still in charge, why did he not attempt a landing.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lebanon: Lessons from Two Assassinations | Stratfor

Lebanon: Lessons from Two Assassinations | Stratfor



This is well worth the signup to Stratfor to get these. I could do a two day course on just this report. Very well done, There are available pictures of the aftermath of both attacks, as well as google earth and google maps, to set it up. I have had the experience of setting up an explosive ambushes, and then pulling a motorcade into the zone, and to have gone to a number of vehicle ambush points. With very few exceptions, if a proper route analysis, and or other security measures, both of these teams used, would have saved the day. As always it was a slip in the normal security protocols that seem to lead to this problem. The other part is the protective intelligence, intelligence is a key factor. Even one person just walking around or driving around can pick up those key tell's that surveillance is being conducted, and variances in time and routes, need to be in place.

Have at least three route options available, to include time delay points, like police stations, or other manned points, so that your protection teams can take a look at the parts of the route that are choke points, or must travel, usually those last two blocks to the destination.
In Paris one night, I was able to pick up the surveillance team during my walk around's, the Paris Police hassled them for me. The attack was still attempted, but they where so off on the timing, it was not successful.

Use Google earth and Google maps, to Analise your routes. Google maps actually has the ability to chose a number of different routes. Then look for the choke points, and plan for them. The US State Department has teams that do this for almost all personnel, it at least covers the home to work and work to home routes for them. Then a briefing is given to help the understand the problems along a route. As well as places to help detect surveillance.

I would suggest you or if you have a team, learn how to do this asap. It is not all that hard, but it could well save your life. Down here in the RGV, it should be a given for the majority of the people here. Yes, even people in the drug trade should know how to do it. It keeps random fire, from hurting innocent victims.