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I don’t know if what I am about to say happens where you live, but if you’re riding at any track in Southern California, you will hear the sound of a four-stroke revving its guts out in earnest. Not because the rider’s front end is too low off of a jump, but instead the brutal sound of 11,000 RPM is used to get slower riders out of the way. Some may say this is motocross. Most others getting revved at become pissed off at the rider doing the revving. This has somewhat become an epidemic here in Southern California, and I am not always innocent of doing the right thing, but I do know the unspoken rule of “The Rev” that I would like to share with others in hopes to make the motocross track a little less tense. 
There are several factors to revving your bike, and if you’re one the guys riding a YZ250F or YZ450F, you sound pissed off at all times no matter what you do, so all of you are screwed. Something about a Yamaha just sounds like you’re in deep hatred with everyone on the track. I have been yelled at a time or two from others “thinking” I was revving at them but in reality, I was just riding the damn bike as fast as I could. Another element of revving is the type of rider that revs their bike constantly like a teenage Justin Barcia on cocaine, which seems to happen a lot near my neck of the woods. Finally, there is the revver that revs at you when he is 10 bike lengths behind you because he thinks he owns the whole track and you’re in “his” rut coming into the corner. (There are quite a few of those as well!) The latter is the one that usually gets into some kind of fight or argument with a mini parent or construction worker trying to enjoy his Saturday at the track working out his arm pump. This brings me to “The Art of The Rev” and what is acceptable in motocross terms. If you don’t know about this unspoken rule, I am here to help! I guess this Art of The Rev is kind of like the movie Fight Club, except now I am breaking the first rule and talking about Fight Club
There are two ways to rev: to let the rider in front of you know that you are going faster and you’re on a heater, but you would like to let him or her know that you’re coming like a bat out of hell. One way to do so is to politely give a quick rev that allows your engine to spool up to the highest rev limit ASAP, without holding it there for a long duration (think of a quick loud blip of the throttle). Another way is the “I am an [insert explicative here] and I am going to hold on my throttle at the top of its rev limit for a couple seconds to let you know I will punt you off the track type of revver guy.” Again, this is not optimal to do to a construction worker that wears size 12 Tech 10s with size 38 pants and a XXL jersey: it’s just not good math. Sure, you might be a badass on your bike, but hopefully you’ll be able to fight once you’re off the track. Now I do think it is acceptable to rev the crap out of someone if they are a safety hazard. For example, cross jumping, getting off of the track from one side all the way to the other, if the rider is doing sections and cuts you off while you’re riding the complete track, etc. There are moments sometimes when you have to let a person know that what he or she is doing is not acceptable on an open practice day. Think of it this way if you can’t understand: you’re at a stop light and you’re the second car in line. The light turns green and car one just sits there. Now you have two choices, right? Beep the horn quick to let car one know it’s time to go, or lay on the horn for three to five seconds to really lay into him or her. Which one is less evasive? If it was me, I would be going with option one! Why? It’s just a nice way to let someone know that they are in the way and need to get going. Why escalate the situation, right? 
Okay, so now that you kind of understand more about the “Art of The Rev” I will tell you a story about an incident I recently had at the track, and a sticky subject around Southern California. I have had two grown, older men (one pointed at me every lap while doing my moto, and one pulled me over on my way back to the truck), very upset with me over the fact that I revved at their younger kids while doing my moto. Having 50s/65s on the track with a ton of big bikes and top professionals seem to be a problem at most tracks near here. I am a parent of a kid that has ridden since he was on 50s and I would have never stuck him out on a track full of big bikes. NEVER! There are exceptions to the 65cc rider rule as there are some really talented 65cc riders that can hold their own on a public/open ride day (ON A MAIN TRACK). However, some of these other kids are put out there by their parents without any regard of their safety. One of my latest instances I had with a younger rider while doing a moto was when she (yes, she) went from the right side to the left side of the track by a matter of 30 feet that had me almost T-boning her. She was on a bigger bike, but I could tell she clearly needed a little more help with the bike skills before she jumped out into the abyss of a busy open practice day (ON THE MAIN TRACK). I did, however, give her the quick “hey, watch out rev,” not the “I own the track rev.” Though that didn’t matter to one father, as he walked out onto the track almost every lap to point at me to show me his displeasure. So, after the third walk out/point stint he had going, I had had enough and turned around to see what he had going on. To my surprise, he was mad at me because I scared said rider. Ehhhhhh boy. I tried to tell him that I wasn’t trying to scare her, but she needed to know to hold her line on a busy track, FOR HER SAFETY! Of course, he didn’t want to hear it and thought I was being mean. I understand people make mistakes and squirrel out, hell I do it as well, but this could have been bad for her as well as me. If there are other lower-level tracks available, get your skills up on those before heading out to a main track on a busy day. If the main track isn’t busy, then by all means, go ride the main track! 
What gets lost in translation with these revs is that most top professionals do this to A LOT of people on open practice days and it pisses the people off that pay money to ride. It’s crazy that riders actually get mad at a motorcycle sound, right? Most top professionals ride like they are ENTITLED to the whole track when it’s an open practice day. I preach to my kid ALL THE TIME, that when we ride on a Saturday or on late evening at Glen Helen Raceway, that time of day is a working persons crowd, not a professional practice day. You, as the experienced rider, have to act accordingly; we all have to act accordingly. This is a dangerous sport, and we don’t need to make it more dangerous by making dumb decisions. I have seen my kid act entitled and I have given him a mouth full when he’s back at the van, trust me! 
The point of this article is to let some of you know (that may not know) what type of rev means what. Once you learn that a quick rev can save you from a big crash or a run in with a faster rider, the less pissed off you may get with another rider. If you got some rider death revving at you just because you’re in his or her way, feel free to do what you feel is best! If your local track doesn’t split practices, learn to co-exist on a busy track with all. There will always be a mix of levels out there, so be courteous and do the polite rev and not the death rev, because you might not like what you get when you get back to your pit! 
Oh, but if you’re in a race, let her rip! Rev all you want in order to break the concentration of the rider in front of you, but still be prepared when you get back to your pit! I hope this PSA has helped, or at the very least made you think. See everyone out on the track! 

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 FOX News White House correspondent Peter Doocy has the latest on the Biden administration’s response to the Middle East conflict on ‘Special Report.’
As Israeli Defense Forces resumed military operations to eradicate the Hamas terrorist threat last Friday, the Biden administration is inserting itself into Israel’s war planning process, teaching the Israelis – who’ve been fighting for their survival for decades – how to properly prosecute the conflict. 
Washington warfare “experts” – who arguably haven’t secured a single clear military victory since 1945 – insist that Israeli military strategists alter their war plans to make their combat operations more targeted and their strikes more accurate, in order to minimize casualties, especially among civilians. 
The Biden administration’s demands, while noble-sounding, are misguided and unreasonable. Implementing these requirements, at the expense of achieving the main mission of eliminating Hamas and its entire supporting infrastructure, will likely prolong the conflict, ultimately resulting in many more Israeli and Palestinian deaths. Here’s why.
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President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in an expanded bilateral meeting with Israeli and U.S. government officials, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, in Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Hamas is no longer your grandfather’s terrorist gang, the way it used to be years ago. Like many other non-state terrorist groups, Hamas has benefited from the democratization of technology, which has made access to weapons, military-grade components, and the know-how necessary for indigenous production, much easier across the board than it used to be. 
Consequently, Hamas is now in possession of more deadly, more advanced weaponry than it had did even a decade ago. Its much more diverse weapons arsenal makes the terrorists look and fight more like a regular military force rather than a non-state terrorist group. This levels the battlefield a lot more than it did during the 2014 Gaza War between Israeli forces and Hamas.
The employment of drone warfare enabled Hamas to catch the Israelis off guard. During the initial wave of attacks on October 7, the terror group used small tactical drones to strike multiple Israeli military targets, disrupting infrastructure and destroying surveillance towers, cameras, and communications, as the terrorists  were infiltrating across the southern border, killing some 1,200 people. This element of surprise enabled Hamas to seize, at least temporarily, what’s called in modern warfare, strategic initiative, leaving Israelis stunned and scrambling to defend itself. 
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniyeh in Tehran, Iran on November 5, 2023.  (Photo by Iranian Leader Press Office / Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images)
Hamas has modernized its drone arsenal, which now includes ‘Zouari’ suicide drone, named after Mohammed Zouari, the late Hamas engineer and drone pilot; Ababil-2 Iranian Tactical UAV; Misagh-1 with a high explosive-fragmentation warhead; AK-103-2 with aburst-fire setting, and RAAD-T, according to Army Recognition, OE Data Integration Network and DroneSec databases. 
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Hamas has also significantly improved its indigenously manufactured rockets, called Qassam, having extended their range from 2-3 miles in its first iteration to 10 miles, with the Qassam 3. Today’s generation of missiles used by Hamas have a range of 150 miles, covering all of Israel.
Hamas also has been the beneficiary of Iranian weapons, technical assistance, and training. In 2020, the State Department assessed that Iran sends $100 million a year to Palestinian terrorist groups, arming and training them to attack Israel and murder its civilians as Hamas did on October 7.
According to the Wall Street Journal, 500 Hamas terrorists were trained by Iran Quds Force, the foreign-operations arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in special combat tactics, during the weeks leading up to the October 7th terrorist attacks. Hamas used combined arms tactics during the assault, synchronizing the attacks across air, land, and sea, a warfare style used by regular armies.
Members Hamas display rockets during a military parade on the Streets in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip.  (Photo by Yousef Masoud/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
During the 2023 campaign, Israelis are dying at more than twice the rate as in 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal. The upgrades in weapons and tactics are the likely reasons why Hamas is a much more lethal force than it used to be, posing a much more formidable threat to the Israeli forces.
On a visit to Tel Aviv recently, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned the Israeli leadership, about “the imperative to the United States that the massive loss of civilian life and displacement of the scale we saw in northern Gaza not be repeated in the south.” He demanded a “clear plan in place that puts a premium on protecting civilians as well as sustaining and building on the humanitarian assistance that’s getting into Gaza.” 
Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant (R) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shake hands prior to a meeting in Tel Aviv on November 30, 2023. Blinken told Israeli leaders on November 30 that a temporary truce in their war with Hamas was “producing results” and should continue.   (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
How in the world can the Israelis assure Washington that they will avert civilian deaths, given that Hamas is known for using civilians as human shields? How can the IDF avoid striking civilian targets if Hamas uses hospitals as operational command centers and storage facilities for weapons and combat gear?
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Whether intentional or not, what the Biden administration is doing is restricting the IDF’s freedom of action and flexibility of maneuver, as Israel is striving to eliminate the existential threat to its survival. 
It is bad enough that Israel has to deal with a much more lethal and bloodthirsty enemy that is armed to the teeth. Now its defenders have to fight with one arm tied behind their back because Washington, almost certainly driven by politics, is hell-bent on micromanaging someone else’s war.
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Rebekah Koffler is a strategic military intelligence analyst and the author of Putin’s Playbook. She is Managing Editor of an e-mail newsletter for independent thinkers, CutToTheNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @Rebekah0132
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