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The “Perfect Day” by LTC Dave Grossman, USA, ret.
The Rhino Den ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lt.Col. Dave Grossman, USA, ret.

Posted on 09/27/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT by Little Ray

The “Perfect Day” and our terrorist opponents’ possible plans for future attacks

I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference.

The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the British ladies as they came into the shop. And soldiers (sometimes complete units) killed their British officers and then used their weapons to attack the British.

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; cw2; grossman; islam; jihad; muslim; perfectday; sepoymutiny; sharia; sjs; suddenjihadsyndrome; wot
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I excerpted because I don't know their rules. Besides, it is a good piece and they deserve the hits.

In any case, how many Moslems would be left the "Day After" the "Perfect Day" when killing people because they are Moslem becomes a really good idea? (Of course, Obama will side with the Moslems...)

1 posted on 09/27/2012 8:52:42 AM PDT by Little Ray
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To: Little Ray

Even if Muslim, how can you say killing a 6 or 7yo is a really good idea?


2 posted on 09/27/2012 8:55:02 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Little Ray

One of the worst incidents occured when some 200+ wives and children of a British garrison (the troops were in the field pursuing the rebels) were rounded up in either a church or a schoolhouse, and then hacked to death


3 posted on 09/27/2012 9:03:16 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Little Ray

So, May 10?


4 posted on 09/27/2012 9:08:04 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Little Ray; Travis McGee

Article appears to be a good candidate for a “cwiiping.”


5 posted on 09/27/2012 9:08:08 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: stuartcr
Even if Muslim, how can you say killing a 6 or 7yo is a really good idea?

Well, you haven't been paying attention, Muslims have been saying this and acting on it as policy toward Israel since, let's see, 1948....

6 posted on 09/27/2012 9:11:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Little Ray

From the article:

“The time may come when, like Israel, we need armed riders on every school bus and armed guards in every school and every day-care center. And the only way that we can do so is, like Israel, to depend on armed citizens and armed teachers to protect their children.

The millions of Americans who are buying guns are not foolish. I would submit that they are doing the one thing that individual citizens can do, and that is to arm themselves.

This is America. When faced with a threat, we don’t take away rights; we give you more rights! But with rights come responsibilities. We give you the right to purchase and carry weapons, and you have the responsibility to train with these weapons!”


7 posted on 09/27/2012 9:12:19 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: stuartcr

Even if Muslim, how can you say killing a 6 or 7yo is a really good idea?
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i don’t think that is anyone’s first choice.
but, if i must chose between that,
or my children becoming Muslim,
in a world ruled by such evil...
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Ivan Sirko understood the reality.
and so did the Israelites in the Old Testament.
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Islam HAS declared war on us. THEIR words.
and Islam cannot be reformed.
(you cannot alter the actual words of God...)
so what options remain?
eventually, Islam will be extinguished,
or will rule the world.
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They came very close at the Gates of Vienna.
if they had succeeded there,
Europe and America would be Muslim today.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stuartcr

Muzzies like using human shields. And they wouldn’t be sparing your kids. So decide for yourself.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 9:23:54 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

The Marines practice Martial Arts. The Army goes for two mile runs. The Marines are making warriors. The Army is making.....runners. Patton talked about teamwork. Cross country running builds....individualism. The LAW OF EFFECT teaches us that we will receive more of the behavior that is rewarded. The Army rewards runners and then wonders why they have so many poor leaders who are only out for themselves. The Unintended Consequences of the Army’s focus on running has been the poor leadership that has meant eleven years of fighting in Afghanistan with no victory. I really don’t give a damn how fast you can run a mile and a half or two miles. Can you build a unit, a team, that can fight, win and survive? It’s time we started rewarding the warriors and the football players. Let the cross country runners go wear out their shoes in a park.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 9:32:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: stuartcr
Even if Muslim, how can you say killing a 6 or 7yo is a really good idea?

Like burning out a hornet's nest. You get not only the adults but the eggs that would become the next generation.

11 posted on 09/27/2012 9:35:39 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Perseverando

I’m just trying to image the Federales allowing this.

More likely they’d declare an even higher “State of Emergency” and try to disarm EVERYONE (but the Moslems and criminals, of course...).


12 posted on 09/27/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Navy Patriot

So the same should be done back?


13 posted on 09/27/2012 9:48:42 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Little Ray

good post. made me read Ester.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 9:53:01 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: blueunicorn6

I thought that since the services are having to do so much police work and handling of civilians and individuals, that both the Army and Marines were teaching hand to hand again, something that often disappears in other type wars, like Vietnam, where they wanted you to kill the enemy, not grapple with him.

I know they both run.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 9:56:50 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Perseverando

My favorite Dave Grossman quote is:

“If you are legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside your front door without it, you have chosen to be a sheep [rather than a sheepdog].” Words I remember every time I step out my front door.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 10:19:59 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: ken5050
One of the worst incidents occured when some 200+ wives and children of a British garrison (the troops were in the field pursuing the rebels) were rounded up in either a church or a schoolhouse, and then hacked to death.

You are probably referencing the Cawnpore massacre. You're not particularly accurate in your description, though.

The garrison at Cawnpore stood a siege for about three weeks, and then surrendered on guarantee of safe passage. The safe passage was violated and almost all the men killed in the massacre.

About 200 women and children were taken prisoner and held for about two weeks. As the British forces closed in, it was decided to kill them all. Nobody is still very clear on exactly who was responsible for this decision.

One theory is that it was ordered in reprisal for the atrocities being committed (quite genuine) by the relieving British forces advancing on Cawnpore.

The rebel soldiers almost all refused to kill the women and kids, despite being threatened with death themselves.

The "lady" in charge of the prison then hired butchers from the bazaar, who chopped the women and kids into pieces and threw them down a well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Cawnpore

17 posted on 09/27/2012 10:30:24 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: stuartcr

To them it’s not just A good idea, it’s THE idea.

That’s true, moral terror. It cripples the mind like nothing else.

See: Beslan.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 10:38:09 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: Little Ray
The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the British ladies as they came into the shop. And soldiers (sometimes complete units) killed their British officers and then used their weapons to attack the British.

A wildly inaccurate summation of the Mutiny.

For one thing, a great many British survivors owed their lives to the help, often at risk of their own lives, of Indian servants and even strangers.

The notion that ALL Indians were involved is just untrue. It was probably a rather small minority of the population. If all Indians, ore even a majority, had been involved it is likely every Brit in India would have been killed.

The Company at the time had three armies. The Mutiny among soldiers was limited almost entirely to the Bengal Army.

Most of India was still ruled by native princes, allied, sometime involuntarily, with the British. Most of them stayed loyal or at least neutral. Only a few joined the revolt.

Entire native peoples, notably the Sikhs, who the British had only recently conquered and the Gurkhas, stayed entirely loyal. The British could not have defeated the sepoys without their enthusiastic assistance.

Horrible atrocities were indeed committed by both sides, though the number of Indians murdered by the Brits is probably a large multiple (20x, 50x, 100x, who knows?) of the Brits murdered by Indians. This is largely because there just weren't that many Brits in India at the time, while there were lots and lots of Indians available for slaughter.

The point is that while these atrocities happened, the true nature of events bears little semblance to this definition of a "Perfect Day."

19 posted on 09/27/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Little Ray
Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the British ladies as they came into the shop.

Actually, I'd like to see some documentation for these particular claims. If they happened at all, they were extremely rare, certainly not the norm.

20 posted on 09/27/2012 10:48:42 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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