As I enter 2020 West Coast Detectives International is entering its 98th year and in just two years we will be 100 years old. I have had the privilege of leading the “Agency” for the last 43 years and there has been a lot of changes in the Investigative/Security field.
I remember when my interest started in the Private Investigative field as a young Deputy Sheriff in San Bernardino County, California. I didn’t want to spend my life as a uniform deputy and I was a little impatient to wait for the climb up the ladder of the Sheriff’s Department. After some investigation and help from friends who had left law enforcement to enter the Private area, I soon found myself as a licensed P.I. in California, a license issued in 1972 that I still hold today.
Now the journey began to build a business as Phil Little Investigations with some help from a Police Chief friend, in Buena Park, California, Dudley Gourley who was a big supporter of gathering Intelligence. He pressed me to build an intelligence unit and said you might not use the information for years but at some point, it would be valuable. That advice stayed with me.
In February of 1977 I took over West Coast Detectives and over the next few years worked on building an intelligence unit as part of our International expansion. As we spread out around the world, we worked to identity prospects from Military, Police and Intelligence services around the world to join us in the fight against terrorist and criminals. This was the time when money laundering from the drug trade and other illegal activities was growing worldwide. I was in front of the curve on the growth of international terrorism as it wasn’t until the ninety’s that American Business started being affected, as world terrorism grew from regional conflicts to a world problem.
My real exposure to terrorism grew in 1976 when I went to Israel for the first time and saw first-hand what terrorism was doing to Israel and the Middle East. I soon realized what we were hearing from our press and government was not accurately reflecting what was going on. As I continued to go back to Israel it was in 1979 that Prime Minster Begin ask us to go up to Lebanon and meet with Major Haddad the leader of South Lebanon. That meeting at the Arazim hotel in Metulla, which lead to a trip into Southern Lebanon with Major Haddad to his hometown, changed the course of my life.
I tell the story from that meeting to the next 15 years of my adventures in Israel and Southern Lebanon, in my first book “Hostile Intent”. This started my studying, research and ground activity around the world to learn all I could about terrorism and how to stop it from coming to America.
The exposure to crime, terrorism and illegal activities is still real today, but the tools to fight them have changed from my start in 1972. With the growth of the internet and the research capabilities, with all the information available, we are now in a few minutes able to find out things that when I started it would take days on the street and still not getting all the facts.
Over my career I have the privilege of joint operations with law enforcement, the FBI and many other government agencies both in the U.S. and around the word as it became clear that there was a need for more cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector. This cooperation was the only way that a growing crime problem could be met head on.
In my second book ‘Hell in a Brief Case” I used some of my real experiences, fictionalized, to share the inner workings of a Private Detective Agency and how we worked with the public sector. Since the growth of “Government Actors” in the promotion of world terrorism, not just regional conflicts, and the growth of Nuclear weapons the threat to world stability has become much higher.
I have learned over the many years of fighting crime and terrorism that we must stay vigilant even when nothing seems to be happening. The quite times is when the terrorist groups are planning and waiting for our guard to drop and then they strike. They only have to be right one time for them to bring disaster to our doorsteps.
When I started speaking on Terrorism in the early eighties, prior to the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, my goal was after talking about a very negative subject to leave people with a positive view that they could do something to protect themselves. It was not hopeless as long as we Americans stand together, sometimes one at a time until we have a group raising their voice in unison. Good always wins out over evil.
I am looking forward to our 100-year celebration as we celebrate a century of service to our worldwide group of clients. May God bless and protect those of you who fight the good fight to keep us all safe.
Until next time be safe.
Reading the account below should be an awakening call to all freedom loving Americans, no matter which party you are in. Democrat’s they identify with your party if you set silently by and let them commit violent acts against those who you disagree with, as in Germany with the Christians who were silent, they will come for you as Hitler did with the Christians who were silent in Germany.
I have mentioned before in my blogs about my experience on the ground around the world building a private intelligence group and hearing from those living in countries that were once free,but now under totalitarian governments, about they lost their freedom.
My journey started with my time in the U.S. Military, law enforcement and intelligence gathering both private and government. I am not a scholar in terrorism but learned my facts on the ground recruiting agents and interfacing with police and political figures.
That ground experience was not localized but touched many parts of the world. Starting in Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, England, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Lithuanian, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Dubai, Kuwait and Turkey to name some of the countries.
When I started my international counter terrorism work in the 70’s we were low tech and I had to dig everything up on the ground, now with the internet and technology you can learn a lot of what it took me years to discover in a few minutes. For those who have told me “I wish I have the knowledge you have” you can have a lot of it very easy for you to make your decision about the dangers facing America today. Get concerned, get active and use the internet and technology available to you before it is to late.
Now back to the most recent act of violence against someone that they didn’t agree with, the photo at the top is of Tucker Carlson front door, wife home alone, the attackers on his front lawn and banging on front door.
(From Public Media Sources)
Activists from the Antifa group Smash Racism DC attempted a violent home-invasion at the residence of crusading conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson’s family in Washington Wednesday, an act that met with the approval of many left-wingers.
Antifa has been accurately described as a revolutionary communist-anarchist militia movement that aspires to forcibly overthrow the United States government. It dishonestly labels its opponents as racists, fascists, Nazis, and white-nationalists, regardless of their actual beliefs.
The assault on Carlson is part of the growing intolerance of the Left which still can’t accept that President Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton fair and square in the 2016 election. Even though Democrats won back control of the House of Representatives Tuesday, left-wingers remain outraged over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and over President Trump’s unyielding stance against illegal immigration, including the migrant caravans in Central America marching toward the nation’s border with Mexico.
In videos the group posted to Twitter, protesters at Carlson’s private residence could be heard shouting “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night! They posted his home address, a violation of Twitter’s terms of service that led Twitter to delete the group’s account. Before the Twitter page was eliminated, the group tweeted to Carlson: “Tonight, we remind you that you are not safe either.”
Carlson’s wife Susan was home alone at the time of the attack.
A Metropolitan Police Department report indicated Mrs. Carlson “heard loud banging and pounding on her front door.” She “saw a large group in front of her home. They had a bull horn and were chanting loudly. She retreated to a room in the rear of her home and summoned police.”
Police found around 20 people at the scene when they arrived. An anarchy symbol – an upper-case “A” surrounded by a circle – had been spray-painted in the driveway. “There were also signs left on the vehicles parked in the driveway as well as a sign left on the front door of the home,” the police report stated. The report referred to the incident was a “suspected hate crime.”
One of the Antifa “actually cracked the front door” of his home, Carlson told the Washington Post. “It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat.” He added, “they were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
Carlson identified one of the Antifa activists screaming outside his home as Mike Isaacson, the insouciant giraffe-necked academic who previously appeared on his TV program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
After the attack on Carlson’s family, Isaacson tweeted that Tucker Carlson’s “home is incredibly not on fire, so someone is practicing restraint. (End of article)
Wow home not on fire yet, so they practiced restraint? This group should be in Jail not loose on the streets before someone is killed or seriously injured.
If you are a Republican and the ultra-right steps beyond free speech into criminal activity you and I have a responsibility to condemn and speak out against them. Likewise, when the radical left moves from free speech to criminal acts, as they have been doing, then the democrats have the same responsibility. The Tucker Carlson home attack should be a wake-up call to the main stream of the democratic party for if you don’t stop it they will come for you to.
I think all of us can reflect on a past when as people of different parties or views could talk together sharing why we believe like we do and sometime learning more effective ways to do things. I have learned that government when operating the most effective is not some extreme right or left but usually near the middle. I always tilt to follow the constitution which constraints what the federal government can do and minimize its intrusion unnecessarily in our lives. I also believe we should help those in need, not with a hand out but a hand up to meet their immediate physicals needs while training them to feed themselves and become part of the American dream.
I interface with people around the world and they are looking with unbelief at what is happening here. Particular those who live in places that have tried the radical socialist approach, and failed, are wondering why the vast Marjory of Americans don’t rise up and push back this failed experiment and the anti-American radicals who push it.
The situation we face in our country is not a conservative smoke screen made up for some supposed political advantage, but a real crises for our future. Keep in mind the activities in the U.S. under the guise of free speech and political disagreement is not new but coming from the radical left handbook which lead to the rise of communism and other totalitarian governments. Thankfully most of those have already been destroyed and the few left are on left support, but they have found the climate is ripe in the U.S. to try and promote free things for every body to gain the Marjory voting block. It they are able to get in power and follow their mentors “Play Book” freedom of speech, religion and our guns will be under attack to take away.
Don’t take what I say check out history for yourself. Only we the people can stop this attack on our way of life.
There is much more that could be said but hopefully this will prompt you to inform yourself and then decide what you should do.
Until Next time Be Safe.