Skip to comments.Will U.S. Troops Fire On American Citizens?
Posted on 04/02/2012 11:26:01 PM PDT by yank in the UK
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Some will, some won’t. The feds can always hire foreign mercenaries.
Only if you know nothing of American history. The NYC draft riot was much worse, with somewhere between 120 and 2000 killed. Also much greater destruction of property, if you allow for inflation.
Then there was that little thing at the same time called the Civil War, which was quite a disturbance.
OTOH, its firepower compared to that of the civilian population is greater than ever.
Your story is an excellent example of the difference between police and military. Which is why you should never bring military into a law enforcement role. Only use them when it is actually necessary to suppress rebellion, etc. which is a military role. And when you do, expect them to behave as they have been trained.
OTOH, many of the police are becoming increasingly militarized, which is why we have more and more examples of police overkill.
Not trying to turn this into a North vs. South thread. We’ve already got plenty of those. :)
I just find it intensely irritating that morons can pontificate about how “Today America is more divided than ever!”
Hey, a civil war with death toll that would be the equivalent today of 6M dead Americans is pretty divisive!
I guess they are so solipsistic that anything that happened before they were born just isn’t real to them.
Waco, Ruby Ridge. The same boot licking is going on with the political purging of the military. The officers in charge that allow gays, restrictive ROE, and the prosecution of men in combat will gladly "follow orders".
Well, if we all suck so bad, why don’t you join up and show us how it’s done?
>> The troops that fired at Kent State were not experienced combat veterans. They were just as young and just as scared as the students they faced. Had they been battlefield experienced, theyd have performed differentl
> Waco, Ruby Ridge. The same boot licking is going on with the political purging of the military. The officers in charge that allow gays, restrictive ROE, and the prosecution of men in combat will gladly “follow orders”.
Again NOT COMBAT EXPERIENCED MILITARY. Waco and Ruby Ridge were perpetrated by civilian government uniformed thugs. Think TSA, DHS, FBI, etc. types. Little training for crisis and lots of hormones and bravado. You’d never see this from a properly trained military special ops team trained for intense crisis.
Not in Texas or other red states.
“They certainly will. A bundle of empirical evidence to that effect.”
Yup “They” will accede to authority, every time.
There are no ghettos in major TX cities?
The closest thing in history is Julius Caesars conquest of Gaul (France). Caesars Armies were greatly(overwhelmingly) outnumbered but still won.
You got that picture just about right. Trying to put UN troops in the US would be like pouring gas on a fire. The US is not the Sudan or some other third world hellhole. I’d be suprised if any country would be eager to send their troops over here to be shot at by every citizen who has an assault weapon and is seeing red when they see a blue helmet.
As for the US troops I believe most of them would not turn on their own people. They are not raised for that.
Finally the US cannot even control the primitives in Afghanistan. What do you think the highly educated americans with sophisticated weapons will do to them on the streets of the US?
An Army of 700,000 is not going to subdue a united population of 300,000,000.
Since roughly half of that 300M is on the "other side," and a very large percentage, possibly a majority, of those "on our side" will go along to get along, the force comparison changes pretty dramatically.
Not even close.
The conquistadors of Mexico and Peru were outnumbered to a much greater extent than JC ever was.
Admittedly, their conquests were facilitated greatly by native rivalries, epidemic disease and resultant social collapse. But we're still talking utterly ridiculous disproportions in manpower.
The British conquered India with forces much less than a ratio of 700,000 to 300M.
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They’ll get me sooner/later, but if/when SHTF it’s my solemn intention to take out as many of the bastards as possible beforehand.
Good thing Americans are all on the same page...
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