Many times, when you have the good fortune to look at a problem objectively from the side, you see more clearly than those right inside the problem. Thus, it was easy for me to see what was happening, there is no terrorist threat where I live, yet, some may want to argue the point relating to white farmers being murdered but that is crime, not terrorism, in my view. It stays though highly regrettable that we live in perilous times where terrorist attacks are a fact of life if you live in the USA or Western Europe, but, of course, they can happen anywhere. At the end of the say, it does not matter whether the attack is from radicals, Muslim or Christian or Atheist, or the criminally insane - it is happening - and no end is in sight. It is predicted in this book that a terrorist attack will take place every three months in the USA or Western Europe for the foreseeable future... since publication in 2016 nothing has changed to challenge the prediction.
It can happen to you and it usually does when least expected. The threat is very real and if so, what then? What do you do to survive? What can you do? How do you protect your family, yourself during such an attack? What happened in the past? What is the most likely scenario taking place in the future? What does the police expect you to do if anything? What happens if taken hostage and a rescue take place? Do you understand the “Entebbe Principle” in use by most SWAT and Special Forces Rescue Teams worldwide? The different types and phases of kidnapping? What do the words “Double Tap” mean to you? Do you know what pipe bombs look like in real life? A pressure cooker bomb? Any type of non-Hollywood high explosives, military, civilian or homemade? Do you know what an attack looks like, a looming attack? The signs are always there to spot. Can you read the warning signs from body language? What do you do at a crime scene? How do you deal with the media after surviving an attack? Do you understand that no matter what you say or how you say it even, the mainstream media will twist your words around to make you look bad, leading to all sorts of legal problems later? Do you understand bullet ballistics, what bullets can do and what not? The different types of weapons habitually used in terrorist attacks... what they look like? The profile of a modern terrorist? This book will show you how to effectively deal with a surprise terrorist attack before the police arrive to take over. They cannot be everywhere and for the time being, you will be on your own depending on your wits and prior training to survive and if possible, counterattack, ending a mass killing before it starts.
Terrorist Takedown takes a hard look at the current wave of terrorism in America and elsewhere. The author analysed what happened before and what can be learned from the prior attacks, discussing with expert knowledge and in detail weapons & ballistics, terrorism counteractions, hostage survival, dealing with crime scenes, the media, working safely with found explosives such as pipe bombs and protecting yourself and your family from harm. Ronald Reagan explained preventative measures best when negotiating with the last Soviet Premier Gorbachev on strategic missile defence systems (SDI). The President explained that in World War Two and since, fully functioning gas masks were available to all soldiers and most civilians as a matter of course. All the Armies, Allied and Axis, had gas shells available, none used them because of the clear threat of retaliation. Nevertheless, the soldiers and civilians carried their gas masks along anyhow, in case they are needed. You cannot go wrong by being prepared, by knowing what to do in an emergency, especially here where we know that attacks are coming. The knowledge and survival skills inside Terrorist Takedown will save lives as 99% of people unless ex-Special Forces, will not know how to survive a terrorist attack and they will die needlessly. This is a book which every firearm enthusiast will enjoy and learn from. Based on experience and written by a former policeman & lawyer and security expert, Terrorist Takedown is instructive, practical and to the point with pictures added where necessary to explain the contents on how to take a terrorist down and to survive. Because of the contents, it is not suitable reading for minors.
I wrote the book to assist my late wife’s people. I contacted many major conservative websites, offering the book free of charge to their readers. Not one even bothered to respond and yet, once they have your email address, they keep on asking for money to be donated to their cause (clearly to get rich quickly). It is sad. I could also have given the book away free of charge, I don’t mind and several of my books are free of charge (Your Worst Enemy, The Drug Addict Pattern, The Circle of Life, Gewetenlose Strate) to assist those that may not be able to afford legal advice. But I also learned that when something is given out for free, it is never really appreciated. The haters, you meet too many of them when an author, say then that the book is not worth paying for, the author desperate. The other problem is, it is downloaded but never read, which defeats the purpose entirely. Therefore, I charge a nominal fee and obviously, the paper versions cost money to print. But if you read here and you cannot afford my books, write to me, I will help you out within reason.
As an afterthought, when this book, Terrorist Takedown, was advertised on Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, it was first rejected as “hate speech.” Yes, I have the evidence on file, and I had to explain that it is the name of a published book and not at all “hate speech.” How ridiculous can we be? None of my books is now marketed through their search engine, end of story. I will not even use the search engine no matter what incentives they offer. I wonder though, will political correctness save your life one day? We should wake up and face reality.
Koos Kotze is a former member of the South African Police Force. He served between 1985 and 1991 primarily as a sergeant in the Pretoria Flying Squad. During his police years, he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice besides lesser awards. After leaving the Police Force he obtained the law degrees B Iuris & LLB at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was a commercial law attorney for eight years. These days he is the owner of JKLS Africa and Associates, a specialist legal consultancy which specializes in hostage survival training and reducing legal risk in Sub Saharan Africa. He wrote several books on business, law, counter-terrorism and security issues. At times he is asked to participate on the Voice of America regarding legal forensic matters. Koos is a widower and lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.