This is the first time I've forayed into this forum area of ATS. I have been taught military strategy since I was six years old by a man who I
respect wholeheartedly to this day and revere as the only hero I have ever truly had in life.
My step-father came into being in the family due to a divorce. He was a Marine during Vietnam and taught survival tactics, military strategy, war
history, war ethics, anything and everything you can possibly think of as a tactic I was taught through lessons when a bully situation happened or I
did something stupid and made a mistake.
What I'm referring to here in this ATS thread is the terms of "Fall Back vs Retreat" and I was taught the difference in a way so that I would never
fall into the stupidity trap of most people in life.
From the way I was taught, if you need to make a movement due to overwhelmingly hostile forces, you always "fall back" and never ever "retreat",
being that to fall back is an organized troop movement, and to retreat is in essence a mindless panicking action.
In military slang, fall back, is a term used on the battlefield to retreat; i.e., falling back to another position, and to retreat it is considered a
relatively risky operation, requiring discipline to keep from turning into a disorganized rout.
I was taught the only reason to fall back was because you were overwhelmed by forces trying to take your position, whereas a retreat was something
that is the same thing, but due to a lack of discipline can turn into a panic and troops might be overwhelmed as well as shot in the back as they
If however you want to use tactics wisely, then to subvert the enemy to make a huge mistake, you make it appear as if you are retreating, in mindless
panic, leading them into a trap or ambush.
I thought I would talk a small amount on battle tactics here in this forum area and I'll outline a real life situation at another time where I
actually used this tactic when I was a teenager and initiated a double-pincer movement plus a bushwhack against some really stupid teens who were
intending to kill because I was the one teen who would not take their drugs, cigarettes, or associate with them because I was a Christian and they
They had fifteen young teens, and were sneaky with school administration in their lies, I had a brain between two ears and a four foot chain with one
inch links, and superior knowledge of battle tactics, superior knowledge of the surrounding areas, as well as knowledge of usage of said combined
knowledge of the Art of War in conjunction with their eager yet stupid wanton desire to kill.
I can not encourage you to do what I did, in fact I wholeheartedly discourage it. If you try what I did, in way, shape, or form, you might just
actually get killed, and I do not want that. That being said, that's the Public Service Announcement part of this thread.
Do not attempt this at home, ever.
I never hurt one of those fifteen other teens.
They were way underprepared.
All Law Enforcement interaction agreed with what I did, to an extent even though I had a weapon.
I was taught to never be a follower, but to be a leader.
Do not be a stupid lemming
and go with the flow stupidly, but to stand as the one man who can turn back
the tide of stupidity if I know what is truly going on as well as how to do it.
[edit on 25-6-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]
[edit on 1-7-2008 by lombozo]