May 252014
 

PRIMAL Mirza

Team, I just wanted to let you all know that my latest novella, PRIMAL Mirza, is free for a limited time.

Unlike the previous PRIMAL books this one isn’t actually about our vigilante organisation. But, it does tell the backstory of one of my favourite PRIMAL characters – Mirza Mansoor.

Set in India it’s a fast paced adventure wrapped in poverty, corruption and treacherous greed. In a time of dire need one man will answer India’s call for a hero.

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For those of you who don’t shop on Amazon, the next book in the series is PRIMAL Reckoning. Book one in a trilogy that pits our team of global vigilantes against Mexican cartels, civilian paramilitary contractors, and ultimately, the CIA. I’ll be releasing all future PRIMAL books in all stores so if you haven’t yet ‘Join PRIMAL’ here to be kept informed of upcoming releases. I’ll only email you when I have a new book or news pertaining to my work.

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Para Commandos in Kashmir

Nov 242013
 
MacDonalds Jihad

Killing 1156 times more infidels than actual Jihad.

In 2012 terrorism claimed the lives of (on average) 0.86 Americans per million. Now I don’t want to detract from the tragedy that is loss of life to the actions of extremist dick wads but these statistics are pretty low compared to the mortality rate achieved by fast food consumption. In 2012 obesity achieved a kill rate of 995 Americans per million, 1156 times terrorism.

Must be pretty damn demoralizing to look at those stats if you’re a hard line Jihadist waging a campaign of terror from dusty a shit hole in downtown Quetta. I mean, you put your heart and soul in to waging war against the infidel and you’re getting your arse kicked by a long dead Kentucky ‘Colonel’, a f#cking kid’s toy that jumps out of a box and a clown with a retarded purple friend.

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More effective than a sh#t load of semtex.

Not to mention Jihad costs a lot of cash. So Dirka Dirka douche bag is cutting back on niceties in his compound, like extra tassels on his jingle truck and a pedicure for his donkey, to continue his war. His Wahabist sponsors have been pouring money into it for decades and not getting a great return on their cash. On the other hand fast food companies are killing it, literally. In 2013 the top fifteen chains raked in 115 billion dollars. Holy shit I just choked on my cheeseburger. That means they’re making a profit of 383K per mortality. That’s a pretty sweet rate of return if you’re in the business of killing infidels.

So let’s get this straight, fast food companies are killing Americans – albeit a little less dramatically than terrorists – and they’re making a shit ton of cash doing it… This has got to be the easiest decision a Jihadi investor has ever made. Wahabists sponsoring terrorism need to get their money out of Quetta and start investing in fast food.

Does this mean that PRIMAL should re-align and start hitting the CEO’s of fast food companies? Pardon the pun but it’s food for thought.

Oct 182011
 

Seriously what is the counter-terrorism world coming to? In the past few weeks I have seen two incidents of political f#cktardism that puts lives at risk.  Number one, two British citizens are caught red handed in Afghanistan planning to return to Britain and commit acts of terrorism. What does the British Government decide to do? Theresa May, the Home Secretary decides that the safest option is to set them free in Afghanistan because legally they can’t extradite them to London without handing them over to the Afghans, who will torture them. Number two, over in Israel, 1027 prisoners are exchanged for one Israeli soldier. 315 of those prisoners were serving life sentences for some of the most bloody acts of terrorism ever committed in Israel. WOW! That’s not going to encourage the kidnapping of more Israeli soldiers. It’s like a 1000 for one deal at WALMART, extremists are gonna be queuing up  like Apple fans at an iPad 3 launch.

No shit the Western world seems to be running some sort of twisted terrorist catch and release program. Organizations like MI6 and Mossad are working their arses off to catch these guys, and Special Ops guys, like the SAS team that captured the two Brits, are putting their lives on the line – and all for what? So some limp wristed politician – scared of lawyers and more concerned about the democratic popularity contest than actually leading a nation – can throw it all away and release the bastards.

I’ve got news for you guys! This isn’t not going to look good when shopping centres start exploding and the body bags start piling up. Oh and don’t think that the hard working CT guys aren’t going to turn around and link this back to your flaccid decisions. But that won’t matter will it! Innocent lives will be lost but rest assured these fat cat decision makers won’t be held accountable – nope it will be another intelligence failure.

Don’t get me wrong, I understand the Brits want due legal process, that’s what separates us from the radical extremist rabble right? However the simple truth is they’re making the situation worse. I can guarantee that the next British terrorists the SAS catch overseas won’t be captured alive. Mossad and Shin Bet are hardly going to bag guys so politicians can release them. Kill/Capture will become KILL/capture with an extra emphasis on extra-judicial killing. I’ve seen this happen before, the judicial system fails and suddenly the operators get a little more liberal in the application of Rules Of Engagement. Can you fault them? No, they’re not going to put their lives on the line so weak gutted politicians can release scum bags at the drop of a hat.

The big question is what would PRIMAL do? For sure they’d clean up the mess – I mean their whole self-imposed mandate is to step in where governments fail. Fail to act, fail to care and fail in their responsibility to the weak and innocent. Without having to adhere to political legislation and international law, PRIMAL has no limits. So two British terrorists would be found face down in the dirt with 338 size holes in their heads. Maybe even a USB drive in a pocket with all the details of their intended terrorist campaign. 300 convicted terrorists might even be freed, but they’re probably going to be GPS chipped and wearing I love the CIA T-shirts. Hell if you’re going to release them, you may as well use the opportunity to track the entire organisation and sow some doubts amongst the ranks.

If you want to follow the PRIMAL team and understand their motives and capabilities, check out my recently released novel, PRIMAL Unleashed.

OK, enough ranting, til next time,

Jack

 

 

Sep 032011
 

I’m no political strategist or for that matter an international relations guru, but then neither is the US Government and it hasn’t held them back. The bumbled adventures in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya are evidence enough that government decision makers are floundering in a sea of bureaucratic fucktardism – love that word.

Let me be clear, this is a rant aimed at decision makers. Not soldiers, sailors, airmen, agents, operatives or anyone else that serves. I hold these people in the highest regard, they keep the ship afloat despite the best attempts of those at the helm to run it aground. Nope, this is a good old-fashioned slagging aimed squarely at the administration.

US Government policy making is about as efficient as a one armed man in a shit flinging contest. I mean, how the hell can this nation’s leaders make sound decisions when constantly balancing financial powerbrokers, political infighters, and the giant popularity contest known as democracy? Well, recent history suggests they can’t.

Take the political strategy in Iraq. I won’t even go into the use of military forces – the finest soldiers and most advanced equipment in the world aren’t going to help flawed policy. By trying to implement a sugar-coated, politically-correct, equal-opportunist, democratic government, we’ve  thrown the Iraqi people to the wolves. The whole concept of democracy is totally unsuitable for a country divided on sectarian lines. An oppressed majority was always going to seek retribution against the elite, empowered minority. What’s more, by dismantling much of the internal security apparatus, US policy removed the one element capable of keeping the peace.

Yes the media would have you believe that things are all well and good in Iraq, but even they get bored of the same old torture and mass murder stories…  And strategically, who has gained from all this? Who has the most influence in Iraq? I’ll give you a clue – the country is spelt the same except for the last letter…

I’m going to brush over Afghanistan, it’s the same shit though. Two lots of arseholes who hate each other with our soldiers in the middle trying to make it all work. A strategic shit fight caused by morons in government who make decisions based on… actually I am beginning to think that the decisions are actually made by an orangutan with one of those magic eight balls that answer your questions… Hey should we invade Afghanistan… shake, shake… the answer is… Maybe…. Fuck it, close enough let’s go.

Now in Libya it looks as if it’s just going to be a little bit of history repeating. In the name of democracy and freedom, the Libyan security infrastructure is being dismantled and handed over to an incompetent rabble of factionally-divided power hungry Islamic ‘rebels’. Wind the clock forward six months and suddenly we’ve got increased reporting of Al-Qaeda members and religious extremists dominating the rebels… Who would have thought. I mean we already knew that many of the rebel fighters come from the same towns that not five years ago were sending fighters to Iraq. No, not as part of the Coalition, but against it! Now suddenly we find out they might be bad guys…. no way!

So who’s going to take over from Gaddafi and wield a big enough stick to keep these extremists in line? Odds are the government and internal security will be a shambles for years/decades to come. Yes there are a lot of good people within the ‘Rebel’ movement but controlling the more radical elements will be nearly impossible. Let’s just hope the more hardcore anti-western elements don’t get their hands on any of Gaddafi’s sophisticated shoulder launched anti-air missiles. The IGLA and IGLA-S that he had in his armories are a pretty significant threat. With a little training a motivated terrorist could easily down a modern passenger airliner.

If the government was playing chess it would have been checkmated by a smart ten year old within the first five moves. So what can we do about it? Shit I don’t know, and there are plenty of experts out there both smarter and uglier than me with opinions on how to improve government policy. I’m just an action writer venting a little steam.

Or am I? Maybe one day I’ll sell enough books to actually start PRIMAL and get out there and make a difference. Imagine… a team of morally sound decision makers with enough smarts to form a strategically viable plan. Free from the influence of big business, political infighting and the grand circus of Democracy. Heavy hitting pipe swingers ready to deal out a bit of justice to the arseholes of the world. Sign me up!

Til next time,

Jack

 

Aug 262011
 

The first rule of intelligence is always to ask “So what?”. This great piece of information has landed on my desk… but so what? What does this information mean? What does it tell me? Why is it relevant to the current problem?

When I recently stumbled across a piece of investigative journalism by The Washington Post titled ‘Top Secret America‘ I was left thinking exactly this… So What?

To tell you the truth, at first I was intrigued, a two year long investigation by a dozen journalists into the massive expansion of US Top Secret security infrastructure since 9/11, who wouldn’t be? I mean spies n shit, always very cool. The website looks great, interactive databases and snazzy videos. But what is it really? I mean So What?

The Washington Post has compiled a mass of unclassified information about Top Secret organizations and made some pretty base-level deductions. The key theme; the number of Top Secret organizations has dramatically increased since 9/11.

No shit hey. A team of terrorists drive a couple of jets into a structure that represents everything American and kills nearly 3000 people and the US government pours a massive load of money into intelligence capabilities. Seems a fair enough response to me. But I digress.

Top Secret America argues that all this new capability lacks a single controlling master, resulting in significant overlap and wasted capability. Then it tries to draw a link from this wastage to intelligence failings, citing the failure to identify the bomb on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 bound for Detroit as evidence.

On one hand it criticizes, and then it apologizes for the inability to provide in-depth analysis due to the Top Secret nature of the organizations, adding that some officials argue that the overlap in jurisdiction and capability is a result of differing intelligence needs. If this sounds a bit confusing and lacking in substance, it is. Top Secret America isn’t much more than pretty databases full of readily available information.

I have to admit I didn’t get much out of this investigation, it lacked any sort of ‘So What’. It is plainly obvious to me that the US security infrastructure is huge. And of course there is some inevitable wastage and overlap. These are the challenges inherent to any large-scale organization. Apart from the lack of investigation and analysis, what pissed me off is that Top Secret America doesn’t acknowledge the many successes the US counter-terrorism machine has achieved.

Success in the intelligence world is not a public affair. Yes wins like the Bin Laden raid are made public, but many, many others are not. The Washington post does not have Top Secret clearance, and there are numerous incidents of which the public remain blissfully unaware.

While the intelligence effort is widespread across thousands of agencies, it can also be highly focused. The Bin Laden raid is a good example of what can be achieved when the US allows a small highly specialized team access to the resources of its 4000 odd CT intelligence entities.

This is exactly how PRIMAL operates; a small team of highly trained specialists covertly accessing intelligence feeds from the world’s top agencies. Want to know more? Then check out PRIMAL Origin for an intro to the team. For more detailed insight you’re going to have to wait for the full length novel PRIMAL Unleashed – due out in Nov 2011.

Till next I blog,

Jack