- File Size: 13235 KB
- Print Length: 403 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0873648196
- Publisher: Paladin Press (March 1, 1995)
- Publication Date: March 1, 1995
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006BPL1BK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,232,206 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Secrets Of Street Survival - Israeli Style: Staying Alive In A Civilian War Zone Kindle Edition
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Eugene Sockut presents scenarios and maps out how to get killed in them, and shows where the possibilities are for avoidance and survival. He interviews survivors and taps into their insights for what went right, what went wrong, and what to do differently next time.
The most useful part of the book is that it gives the reader the time -- in a safe place -- to think through these issues. Think, and practice. When an emergency happens, when an attack begins, the reader may gain >>instants<< of time that don't need to be spent REALIZING an attack is underway. By not freezing for a few instants, that person may respond much better.
When Hurricane Andrew ravaged the South in 1992, the police were stretched to the limit and people suddenly found themselves reponsible for defending themselves and their homes and families from the sub-human predators that emerge in the aftermath of such tragedies.
These are not the times to learn, but to put into practice what you should have already mastered. What are your rights as a homeowner? How do you protect yourselves until order is restored? How do you keep yourself from being a target of other peoples' aggression?
Eugene Sockut offers sound advice on living armed in an urban war zone, covering weapon selection and use. His perspective is one that most Americans will not understand, though in coming years many may understand all too well.
In American society, a person can get away carrying just one gun for most situations, but in the urban war zone of Jerusalem and the Palestinian areas, Sockut carries two and he tells you how and why, harking back to America's old West. Limited to only a knife? Sockut tells you the type to carry and how to use it, showing all the arteries and tendons and explaining what will happen when they're sliced. Finally, Sockut lectures his readers on their state of awareness and when to elevate it and the consequences of not doing so.
People who think only the police should protect them may learn some things they'd rather not know, the first of which is their philosophy of life is dead wrong. If you find yourself somewhere where you can't defend yourself, even when you're armed, you probably shouldn't be there. Don't ever rely only on the authorities and don't be too quick to escalate a bad situation.
The book isn't intended to scare; it's intended to strip away the veneer created by society that all is well and that government alone can adequately protect you from the bad guys. After that, you begin to learn what evil people are capable of and how to deal with them.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman wrote that there are three kinds of people in the world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Sheep are regular, productive, law abiding citizens with no capacity for violence. For the most part they'd rather not even know that such dangers exist. Wolves are, of course, the dregs of society who prey upon the ignorant sheep. Sheepdogs protect the other sheep as well as themselves from the wolves. They are prepared to use countervailing force as necessary to defend themselves. In this wonderful book, Sockut has written the sheepdog's survival manual. One we'd rather not use, but clearly need to know about.
Eugene Sockut has spent much of his adult life teaching the Israelis how to combat terror and win. This book helps civilians and professionals increase their threat awareness and build the tools necessary to survive. The various vignettes give clear and shocking insight into the mind of terrorists. I particularly like the section on surviving during a riot.
My only complaint about this book is that it is a bit more militaristic than currently necessary. It does not quite advocate killing first then asking questions later but it comes a bit closer than prudent for my taste. Readers should treat it as an awareness building academic study more than as a how to manual. Regardless, I feel that it provides pithy, relevant, and important knowledge to help us in dangerous times.
Author of Surviving Armed Assaults, The Way of Kata, and Martial Arts Instruction
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