[Ads-l] mantle fence, was RE: [ADS-L] to red-team

James Eric Lawson jel at NVENTURE.COM
Sun Feb 7 16:52:22 EST 2021


Climbing terminology: 'to mantle' is "to switch from pulling to
pushing". This is a basic technique for getting on top of, and so over,
ledges, rocks, fences and the like. Basically, the climber pulls up to
get a heel hook on or over top of object, then palms with the lower hand
to push up and achieve balance on top (or continue over). Many
variations of the basic move are used to surmount particular objects.

On 2/7/21 5:53 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:
> Maybe, or climb over fences?
> SG
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> My guess is that it is a typo for "dismantle fences."
> 
> Alternatively, "mantle fences" could refer to covering a razor/barbed wire fence with a heavy cloth or canvas to facilitate crossing over.
> 
> Googling "mantle fence" only comes up with home decorating ideas for one's fireplace.
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> Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:51 PM
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> Subject: [ADS-L] to red-team
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> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/__;!!OToaGQ!48IbaWK3Yg2R5Wre2c6Ug6hTH8516n-jJw0wItkv0qlDPg54D_T3-mEUFf3XCtdB$  :
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> “We desperately need to systematically ‘red-team’ this election so that we can anticipate and plan for the worst we know will be coming our way.”
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> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/red-teaming__;!!OToaGQ!48IbaWK3Yg2R5Wre2c6Ug6hTH8516n-jJw0wItkv0qlDPg54D_T3-mEUFQ_pYlWt$  : "Red teaming is the practice of rigorously challenging plans, policies, systems and assumptions by adopting an adversarial approach. A red team may be a contracted external party or an internal group that uses strategies to encourage an outsider perspective. ... Red teaming originated with the armed forces."
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> Wikipedia  s.v. "Red Cell" :  "Red Teams or Red Cells are United States government terms for the National Security Co-ordination Team (NSCT). These teams or units are designed to test the effectiveness of American tactics or personnel.
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> "In 1984, Red Cell was formed after Richard Marcinko relinquished command of SEAL Team Six to Commander Robert Gormly. Red Cell members demonstrated the vulnerabilities of military bases and would regularly use false IDs, mantle fences, barricade buildings, take hostages, and kidnap high ranking personnel."
> 
> I can only guess at the meaning of "mantle."
> 
> Actually, I can't.
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> JL
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