“Justice without Mercy” Chapter 23

The early edition of the Charleston newspapers and TV news carried the story of the fire JWM Serializationon Market Street. There was very little information for the Professor to analyze. The fire burned the rug shop to the ground. Five badly burned bodies were found, three males and two females. No identifications were being released yet. The article reported that the hulks of two cars were found in the garage. It is not known if the shop owner, a Mr. Joel Hankins, is one of the bodies. The car registered to the shop owner has not been located. The cause of the fire is yet unknown. Charleston fire department forensics personnel are still investigating.

The Professor put his plans for further violence on hold until he had time to decide if his operation was in some way compromised. If no one reported back to him, he would assume that the shop owner escaped and the people he sent to Charleston to carry out the car bombing all died in the fire. For now, he would wait for the rug merchant’s personal ad to appear and see if the Charleston authorities discovered the residue of explosives in the burned cars. No matter what, his plan to spread terror and chaos in the Charleston area would continue. Joel Hankins was not an important part of his plan. But, if he did not use his contact procedures, the Professor would conclude he was now a liability and send someone to find and kill him.

Frank, at the Counter Terrorism Center, decided that it would be impossible to control the investigation of the fire. The explosive residue in the cars would surely be revealed, but he doubted arson would be suspected. Most likely the evidence would point to faulty mixing or storing of the explosive since there was no explosion. For now he was going forward with tracking Joel Hankins and hoping a lead to the Professor would emerge from observing Hankins. He knew Jack Brandon was strengthening his team and could follow up on any action required in the Charleston area. Thank God, Jack’s team had uncovered and destroyed the car bombing plot.

Kathy met Kelly Marino’s flight from Pittsburgh and used the drive back to their house to bring her up to date. Kelly said, “Now I see why you pay such big salaries. I guess I’ll have to earn mine. I’m ready to get started. I can keep up with my studies with the University’s online program. I hope there is a place I can continue with my Hapkido training. I really like it and seem to have an aptitude for the moves. I remember Jack telling me to concentrate on the movement of the feet. Boy, was he ever right. Some of the higher belts haven’t figured that out yet. I’m getting ready to test for my blue belt in the next month.”

When Kathy pulled the SRX into the driveway, she saw that Storm and Lou Washington were already there. She gave Kelly a short rundown on the father and daughter on the way to the deck where Jack was waiting to begin a planning session.

After introductions, he briefed them on the fire scene, “Shadow and I walked along Market Street past the burned rug shop. There were a few firemen and police officers at the scene and yellow tape everywhere. We stopped and one of the firemen came over. I think he wanted to see Shadow. Not many Bouviers walking around in downtown Charleston. He asked so many questions about Shadow that I felt free to ask him about the fire. So far they haven’t determined the cause. Arson hasn’t been ruled out. The building was burned so completely that the investigation is very slow. The five bodies all appear to have been killed by smoke inhalation and burned beyond recognition. There were no smoke alarms, and it looks as if the people were surprised and waited too long to get down the only exit from the second floor.

“After the fireman walked away, Shadow nudged my leg and gave a low growl. I think he was remembering the attack on my father’s house that killed my father, his two friends and house staff, and burned the house down. Shadow was badly wounded in the fight but managed to kill one of the attackers. Still, his reaction to the fireman was out of character for him. He’s usually good with people and very laid back.”

At that time the Minhs came out with a heaping tray of sandwiches, sweet tea and soft drinks. When everyone had settled down, Jack said, “Counting Shadow and the Minhs, we are a group of eight, a small group with a big job. We don’t sign secrecy agreements and have no legal penalties for leaking information. But there are always consequences. I do not give second chances for carelessness, stupid risk taking or not following orders. Most times you will have an opportunity to voice your reservations and offer changes to plans. I want that. But, so much is at stake, including our lives, that there is no room for tentative actions or varying independently from the plan. You can count on having some kind of communications in every operation, so no need for acting without informing. Even with everyone doing their best, bad things can happen. On our last foreign venture, Kelly’s mother, a true and highly trained, dedicated warrior, was killed saving my life. All of our operations are based on the volunteer principle. Before I go any further does anyone have questions or want out? Now is the time.”

Kelly said, “I’m a newbie but count me in. In the short time I have been a member of this group, everything they told me they would do, has been done.”

Storm spoke up, “My dad tells me I can trust you people. That’s enough for me. But, I would like to know a little about what you expect from me when we leave your house.”

“Fair enough. Tomorrow morning I want you and Lou to get a couple of bikes. Your job is to infiltrate biker groups, especially those with a radical Muslim ideology, and try to get a lead on the bikers that torched religious buildings in Charleston last week. If we can identify one of them, we’ll have a chance of finding the Professor and ending his terror plots.

“The bikers may be hired help. They could attract attention by spending too much money. Work the areas where biker organizations exist within 200 hundred miles of Charleston. Kathy will give you money for expenses. Don’t be too careful about letting people know you are not hurting for money. Come up with your own cover scheme. Again, Kathy will support you with some flash documentation. Use cash. No credit cards. This house will be manned 24/7 until we get some leads. Use your new cells and leave messages on the house phone, at least once a day. Don’t hesitate to leave small bits of information that may seem unimportant.

“Kathy and Kelly will concentrate on Joel Hankins, the rug shop guy and serial killer. He must have a way to get in touch with the Professor or his people. We now know where he is and can track his car. Remember, this guy is a monster. He has killed a number of young girls. Our job is not to bring him in or stop him if it means alerting the Professor to be even more careful. In this case national security trumps criminal cases, no matter how heinous. Kathy has some good contacts in the world of national security and will use them to help us. Okay, let’s finish up the food and everyone get a good night’s sleep. Kelly will bunk here for the time being.”

After Kelly left to go to her room, Kathy put her arms around Jack and said, “Well done. I knew there was some reason beyond your money and good looks that make me want to crawl in bed with you. Before I seduce you, I need to tell you I’m worried.”

“What could be worrying you?”

“Your dog. That’s what. I was almost shaking when you were telling us about Shadow’s reaction at the fire site. That dog has never, never been wrong. I trust his instincts more than my own. He gave your father warning when Yuri’s team attacked his house. He killed one of the attackers, he warned us of a bomb in your old Pittsburgh house, and he played a big role in saving us from the gunman in the same house the next day.

“We have evidence that Yuri’s attack team came from Charleston to kill your father. We know Yuri’s cells were often made up of family members. It’s probable that the Pittsburgh gunman came from the same family in Charleston. And now some fireman at a Charleston fire site asks a number of questions about Shadow, and Shadow’s reactions to him were definitely hostile. The easiest way for that family or cell members to find you is to look for a Brandon who owns a big black Bouvier. Now I know that is all probable and stretches of logic, but I trust that dog. One more thing, I suppose that you gave the fireman your name if he introduced himself.”

“Yeah, I did. Your thesis is a bit farfetched, but we have to act on it. The risk of ignoring your analysis is too great. I’ll brief the Minhs right away. They’ll know a few people from their days in Vietnam who can help us. By tomorrow noon our security will be improved. I have a weakness for trusting people in uniform for what they represent. I need to crank up my suspicion level. I hope you’re wrong but you have my attention.”

“Okay, now that we’ve solved that issue, let’s go play the mating game.” One of the many things Kathy loved about Jack was his interest in giving pleasure to her. In their lovemaking Jack had learned she didn’t like prolonged foreplay or teasing. She liked her sex uncomplicated. Hard and fast. Taking his hand, she led him back to the master bedroom.

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Myth or reality?

To separate myths from realities, I believe you must keep the investigation simple; myths require complexity to exist.

The first myth is that Donald J. Trump stole the election from Hillary Clinton with the help of the Russians. Since myths do not require proof or evidence, only belief and righteous indignation, the Trump collusion charge is a near-perfect myth. After two years of investigation by a Special Counsel and the FBI, no evidence, as in none, has been found. What has been found is an unwavering attempt to manufacture evidence that continues, even though no crime has been identified and collusion itself is not a crime. The crimes that Mr. Mueller continues to ignore are the numerous crimes committed by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, the FBI, and the Department of Justice.

The collusion mythology carries on only to damage a duly elected President and his Administration. For the first time in my memory, the entire power of the government under President Obama was used to ensure power was passed to another Democratic (socialist) candidate. When President Trump clearly won a compelling number of Electoral votes, the leftovers of the Obama Administration became the deep state and created a Special Counsel that, by the laws governing this process, was illegal from the beginning. In America, “rule of law” and “due process” require the government to investigate crimes, not to abuse the rights of citizens in the search for a crime. If there is no crime, there cannot be a lawful investigation. The myth is that there was a crime and President Trump is guilty of that crime. Since the myth is clearly false, the Special Counsel’s investigation is a political witch hunt which must be terminated with a return to “due process” and the “rule of law.”

The second myth is that the President is engaging in a no-win trade war when he uses tariffs to seek reciprocal trade agreements with other nations that have taken advantage of American goodwill for decades. All the socialists or progressive members of the Democratic Party, the “Never Trumpers,” and the “Globalists,” or “One-Worlders,” are radically against the President.

This group includes the people who brought us the “Rust Belt” and little or no economic growth. These people are only after personal and corporate wealth. They have been trained to seek the highest return possible, no matter where it comes from. If they think the source of steady high returns for the investment dollar come from China, Japan, Europe, or any low cost of labor area, that is where they invest. It doesn’t matter where the profit comes from as long as they and their clients get rich.

Trade imbalances with China, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere are not problems to them. Steady profits are the name of the game. Rust Belt cities, unemployment lines, falling wages, slow growth in America are not factors in their drive for profits. When Wall Street, bankers, the Federal Reserve, globalists, and money managers rail against President Trump and his use of tariffs to bargain for reciprocal trade agreements, they are simply trying to protect their foreign investments.

When America’s manufacturing moved to foreign lands, the money people got richer. Their investments grew, and their clients prospered, while the rest of America paid the bill.  Trump is not engaging in a trade war, this is a myth. He is simply bargaining for a better deal for America, and he is willing to fight the money establishment to get that better deal.





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“Justice without Mercy” Chapter 22

Joel was keeping within the speed limit, even though he desperately wanted to get north JWM Serializationof Georgetown on Route 17 before the State Police would be looking for his car. Once there he could decide where it would be safest to stop for the night. He had some minor burns on his neck and arms that hurt like hell. Joel had no feeling for the people who died in the fire. Just the feeling that he had lost his capital and the hard work he put in to build his business. Thank God, he had saved the images of the young girls in their moment of death. Those couldn’t be replaced. Each one was unique.

He had enough of al Qaeda. If all they could do was destroy his business in a failed bombing attempt, he was done with them. Take their money and disappear. He didn’t care if he ever touched another rug. He would find another way to support himself and his real work of hunting and killing young women. His research was much more fulfilling than selling rugs and acting as a boarding house keeper for occasional terrorists. Let the man from Herat try to find him.

When Joel’s van parked in the rundown Vision Motel in Surfside, the CIA helicopter that had tracked him from his rug shop in Charleston reported his position, and a ground surveillance team vectored into the location took up position around the motel. Frank had instructed the team to maintain discreet surveillance but do not lose the target.

The next morning Joel drove over to the Citizen’s Bank of Surfside. After going through the identification procedures, he emptied his safety deposit box of two different identity packages and $100,000. Now he was equipped to disappear. Using his new identity as Robert Huxley, he bought a five-year-old gray Ford Explorer in good condition with 40,000 miles. It was a cash deal in a small used car lot that was hurting for business. No questions were asked, and he drove off with dubious temporary plates.

His old blue van was parked two blocks from the used car lot. Getting rid of it would not be a problem. Parking the van in a nearby strip mall with the keys in the ignition and no plates would attract some of the clientele hanging around the cut rate shops. Pulling up several slots away from the van, Huxley AKA Hankins removed the van’s plates, took his reserve of stolen plates from under the back floor mat, and drove off in his Ford Explorer. The temporary plates would last 30 days.

When Joel’s car was out of sight, one of the three surveillance cars pulled into the mall and parked beside Hankins’ abandoned car and removed the tracking beacon. Frank instructed his surveillance team to remove the beacon Kathy had placed behind the grill and not to install it on another car. The Professor was far too street smart. He’d check Hankins’ car for beacons at the first opportunity.

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Conservatives need to face the facts: There is no more Democratic Party

In my last blog, I promised to follow-up with some things we non-socialists need to do.  The first and most important thing is you need to recognize what is happening. You need to accept that the historical Democratic Party is gone in everything except its name. The left-wing ideologues have adopted the teachings of Saul Alinsky that are laid out in his book Rules for Radicals, a book you should at least skim to understand the impact this socialist writer has had on the American Democratic Party. (A few of his noteworthy sound bytes: The issue is never the issue and leading from behind.)

Don’t be confused by the Democratic Party’s selection of issues. To them, all issues are simply tools or means to destroy the opposition (Republican Party) and seize power (the issue is never the issue). The end justifies the means for the followers of Alinsky if the ultimate intent is to weaken the opposition and seize power. Therefore, socialists can take any side of any issue and switch sides at any time. They are not interested in solving problems. Their single goal is the acquisition of power. Powering this motivation is the sincere belief that only a socialist elite can manage the American economy and nation to benefit all the people.

The socialist message is well-designed to attract followers who feel disadvantaged and believe they are owed certain benefits from the government. “From each according to ability and to each according to their need” is a message consistent with many religions, liberal writers, thinkers of past and present, teachers, administrators of public schools and universities, media members, and the entertainment sector. Most of these people are not problem-solvers, nor entrepreneurs, nor builders, nor veterans, nor law enforcement. Most socialists preach collective goodness, not individual rights or freedoms. They are very willing to limit the choices individuals can make in favor of a centralized body that can make decisions on behalf of all citizens.

The reason socialism has such an unblemished record of failure is that socialism must centralize all aspects of society for it to manage the economy. Centralization of all aspects of a nation cannot work without coercion with a special kind of reward and punishment. The elite managers get rewarded as ruling party members and the people get punished by losing the scope of choice in the most rudimentary decision-making for themselves, their family, and friends.

Don’t be fooled by the socialist message.

Oppose centralization of the government and of our election process and any attempt to abolish the Electoral College.

Don’t give up your freedom to make your own choices.

Support the rule of law. Western civilization was built of the rule of law. It is the cornerstone of the Constitution. (The current Mueller investigation is, indeed, a fraudulent attempt to investigate an area where no crime has been committed. The nation cannot survive corruption in the Department of Justice and the FBI.)

Do not support the abolishment of any Amendments to the Bill of Rights.
Do not allow unlawful immigration. Work to secure our borders.

If we do the above, socialism will find no home in America.




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“Justice without Mercy” Chapter 21

From the OP, Kathy and Storm saw the fire blossom and a minute later watched JoelJWM Serialization Hankins run out the shop door and drive away in his van. Kathy, turning to Storm said, “I just got back from putting our tracker beacon on his car. Now we can track that murderous bastard.” Using the secure cell Frank had given them, she called him and said, “The rug shop killer is on the move in his car. Tracker beacon is in place. Everyone else in the rug shop must be dead. I can hear the sirens coming. We are all okay here.”

As Kathy hung up, she heard Jack knock on the door. Storm opened the door and looked startled when she didn’t see Lou. Jack said, “Don’t worry, he is only a minute or so behind me.”

Kathy ran over and gave Jack a hug with tears of relief running down her cheeks. She wiped her eyes and said, “I’ve called Frank, and he has his airborne tracker up and searching for Hankins’ van. It shouldn’t be a problem. I think we need to get Lou and Storm out of here. Our cover story for being here and not calling in the fire is marginal at best.”

“Okay, send them back to the hotel. We’ll contact them tomorrow. After our neighborly curiosity is satisfied, we can also head home. Tomorrow we’ll find out what we can about the fire investigation and go from there. If we are very lucky, the bomb residue may not be too apparent, and it will be classified as an accidental fire of unknown origins. A burned down rug shop won’t incite a first class investigation even with the five bodies, unless they are identified and have suspicious records.”

“Frank won’t want this fire linked to a failed terrorist attempt. He’ll be thinking maybe the Professor will buy that the fire was caused by a faulty bomb mix. No one can tell the Professor differently. Our sick serial killer won’t know and the others died in the fire. We still may be able to use our rug merchant to find the Professor. I think he will stay in his comfort zone along the southeast coast. He must have some way of contacting al Qaeda. Maybe through a personal ad in a local paper.”

“Call Kelly and tell her there is no longer an emergency but to come anyway. I believe the Professor had more of a reason for beginning his terror campaign in Charleston than the fact he had a rug shop safe house in town. If he continues here, we have to be ready for him and right now our team is ragged. We need to get it together. Maybe we should keep this OP location, even if our former target is now burning to the ground.”

Kathy said, “I agree the Professor will keep his focus here. I think he has more than a safe house in the area. He must have at least ten people working with him and a lot of past homework. We might as well keep this place. Lou and Storm can set up here, maybe with a camera shop cover.”

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“Justice without Mercy” Chapter 20

Inside, Joel felt the building shaking slightly. He then smelled smoke and shouted, “Up! JWM SerializationEveryone up! The damn building’s on fire!! Down the stairs! It’s the only way out!” Without checking behind him, Joel grabbed his notebook and ran down the stairs. The flames closed behind him, and he heard the shrill shrieks of the girls. As he reached the outside shop door, something crashed into him from behind. It was the flaming, screaming body of Joe Green thrashing on the floor. When Joel opened the front door, the draft of fresh air fueled the fire into an inferno and he knew no one else would make it out. Behind him in the short hallway, he could see Green’s still-thrashing body burning.

Joel ran to his car. Now he had to get out of Charleston. The fire inspectors would discover the residue of the car bombs and he would have no explanation. “My rug inventory is gone,” he thought. “I can’t collect any insurance and my bank account will be off limits before I can get to it. The first thing in the morning, I have to get to my safety deposit box in Georgetown to pick up my survival money and a new identity. Thank God, I followed my training and planned for an escape. Certainly by tomorrow afternoon, the cops will be hunting for me. I’m really leery about trying to use my recontact instructions.”

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You Can’t Win if You Don’t Understand the Rules

It is time for Republicans, Independents, and moderate Democrats to wake up and toughen up. Right now, they don’t even recognize the kind of struggle they are facing.

Well-funded, organized,and motivated socialists have taken over the Democratic Party. The old party we grew up with is gone. The leaders of the Democratic Party of the past would not even recognize the far-left political group that has stolen their hallowed name. They would be embarrassed by the mob antics and constant willingness of the progressives, who now own the Democratic Party, to use any means to achieve their goal. That goal, as described by the writings of Saul Alinsky, is the seizure of power.

According to Alinsky, who was the ideology mentor of Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton, there are no issues to pursue to make the nation or the people better. Issues are only to be used to destroy the opposition. Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals, is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the current political struggle.

I am amazed by the number of politically astute people who believe the Democrats’ failure to capture the Senate and a larger margin in the House in the last election was due to the Democrats pushing the wrong issues. Wrong: They had the right issue – the seizure of power. Alinsky preached in his role of as a ‘Community Organizer’ in Chicago that “the issue is never the issue.”

He also is the author of the phrase “leading from behind” which President Obama often used. Both Hillary and Obama are ideological followers of Alinsky. Hillary was a close friend of Alinsky for years. All this is to demonstrate that the current antics of the Democratic Party have their roots in a very radical but effective strategy. Mob demonstrations, caravans, and violent attacks on their opponents are the tools of revolution for the socialists. The funding, training, logistics, planning and strategy is all coming from the radical left.

For example, the caravans and illegal immigration actions are simply an effort for the socialist radicals in the Democratic Party to gain the voters they need to overwhelm the Republican Party and achieve one-party rule. These tactics have been effective in the past when the opposition failed to understand what was happening.

My next blog will describe things that need to be done to prevent a socialist take over of America. Yes, it could happen here.


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