Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Berlin carnage witnesses recount horror, lucky escapes

Police and Security the world over are making changes and coming up with plans to counteract this type of attack. But remember the terrorists are being told to find soft targets that allow for the same effect, IE body count. We all need to be aware of what is going on around us, and make our own plans to survive this type of attack. If we see situations that look like they would be targets for this type of attack, look for ways to protect your self if something happens. Big trees can stop or at least alter the attack route of these vehicle attacks, so can other cars and trucks, just remember the vehicle you are hiding behind can move as well if hit, and could cause you grave injury, so keep a distance from the protective barriers. Trucks and even car's (which have been used in these attacks as well) have somewhat limited turning capability so any movement to the left or right of the attack can both slow down the speed of the vehicle as well as get you out of the direct line of attack, remember the driver wants to cause as much death and damage as possible, so if you are a single or very small number of people, the attacker may well determine that looking for greater numbers of peoples (victims) is the better idea. Remember most hit in both this attack and in the Nice France attacks had been people that had no idea of the attack as happening. So just keeping you awareness up may help you the most. Another is to have a plan to get safe quickly is key, your chances of just standing in place like a deer in the headlights are must higher if you do not have at least the thought of a plan in your mind. It is just like the active shooter situation, the most people killed are the ones standing in place or even dropping to the floor and staying in place, have a plan to move to a better safer location in your mind, when you enter the movie theater, or the mall, the bar, the restaurant, your office or even your home. Having just that mental plan gives your mind options that it can act on. So think the same about this vehicle attack, go enjoy yourself this holiday season, but think of how you will act if an event happens, run it though in your mind so it knows it has options. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
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