ActiveSelfProtection 19 Jul 2016

Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Airport Teaches Important Lessons

In General

This terrorist attack might feel like a world away, but recent events show us how our Active Self Protection needs to be sharp because of how close a terrorist attack really is.

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News story with details of the terrorist attack available here:

What does this video teach us about defending ourselves against a terrorist attack?

1. Evil exists in our world, and no amount of wishing it away does so. Evil people do evil things, (a terrorist attack is by definition evil) and good people must be ready and willing to stand between them and innocent people and do enough violence to stop them definitively. No amount of negotiation will make truly evil people change their ways; only those willing and able to stop them who use attitude, skills, and plan effectively can. No negotiation would stop this terrorist attack; only preparation and willingness to kill the terrorists can.

Want to learn more? There are 7 additional lessons (3 just for Patron Members), 3 class starters for instructors, and links to more information about this terrorist attack on our website:

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

(music in the intro and outro courtesy of Bensound at

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