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Wednesday, July 14th 2010


Be Good or Be Gone

Be Good or Be Gone

All of the events listed below have something in common:

11-01-50 Attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States.

05-15-72 Attempted assassination of George Wallace, Governor of Alabama.

03-20-74 Attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne of England.

09-05-77 Kidnapping & assassination of Hanns-Martin Schleyer, West German Industrialist.

03-16-78 Kidnapping & assassination of Aldo Moro, Former Prime Minister of Italy.

03-30-81 Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.

06-14-95 Attempted assassination of Robert Kruger, U.S. Ambassador to Burundi.

11-04-95 Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel.

08-29-95 Attempted assassination 1 of Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia.

02-09-98 Attempted assassination 2 of Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia.

07-23-98 Attempted assassination of Asian Naskhadov, President of Chechnya

01-03-99 Attempted assassination of Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

09-06-99 Attempted assassination of Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt.

07-03-00 Assassination of Jean Leopold Dominque, Owner of Radio Haiti.

12-19-00 Attempted assassination of Iosif Ordzhonikidze, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

01-31-01 Attempted assassination of Akhmad Kadyrov, Head of the Civil Administration in Chechnya.

04-11-01 Assassination of Habib Sanginov, First Deputy Minister of the Interior of Tajikistan.

04-18-01 Assassination of Teodoro Hernaez, Mayor of Santa Lucia, Philipines.

07-25-01 Assassination of Phoolan (“Bandit Queen”) Devi, Member of Parliament, India.

07-26-01 Assassination of Shaukat Mirza, Director Pakistan State Oil Company.

These events transpired in various countries around the world. The protected individuals were from the public and the private sectors. Some had one protector while others had many.

The activities of the principals at the time of the attacks were:

Riding in vehicle – 12 incidents
Walking to car – 3 incidents
Walking through crowd – 1 incident
Giving speech – 1 incident
Arriving at work – 1 incident
In residence – 1 incident

The weapons used by the attackers were as follows:

Knife – 1 incident
Firearms – 14 incidents
Explosives  - 4 incidents

The common thread in all of these events is that bodyguards and or law enforcement personnel assigned to protect the individuals mentioned were either injured or killed when the attacks on their principals occurred.

Whether the goal of the attacker is kidnapping or assassination, you the protection agent are also a target simply because the attacker that chooses to attack your client in your presence views you as an obstacle to success that needs to be neutralized.  

If you need additional motivation go to any news search and type in assassination, kidnapping or bombings and you will see that these events are still occurring on a daily basis all over the world.

Therefore it is in your best interest to be very good at the art of personal protection or one day you too may be gone!

"You are not paid for what you do, you are paid for what you may have to do, and when that time comes, you will be highly underpaid."

copyright  L. Altman 2010
Leopold T. Altman III - Member IALEFI, ILEETA, IACSP, ICTOA, etc...
Instructor, Sykes Group LLC - Law Enforcement Training Division
http://www.sykesgroups.com (Failure is not an option)

Instructor, Community Anti-Terrorism Training Institute

Moderator - Security Specialist (yahoo group)
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