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Why Our Right to Bear Arms Will Prevent Mainland Attack (Language warning)
American Live Wire ^ | April 3, 2013 | Amber Harrison

Posted on 04/18/2013 10:37:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There is a famous saying, wrongly attributed to Isoroku Yamamoto (Fleet Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II), that goes: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Historians, by and large, have claimed the attribution of the quote is unsubstantiated and has never been seen in writing; yet the “quote” has been repeated thousands of times. Why? Probably because the words ring so very true. This recognized concept may be exactly why our right to bear arms will prevent mainland attack of the United States.

Admiral Yamamoto did say, however, “The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.” Same concept, different words.

Invasion Impractical?

There are many reasons why an invasion of the United States would be, at the very least, impractical for any conventional military force. Foremost, perhaps, is the sheer size of this country. There is no way to attack the entire United States at one time without use of nuclear weaponry. There isn’t a military anywhere on the globe that has enough people to control the vast terrain that is America – not to mention corral every man, woman, and child that lives within it.

More to the point, as adroitly noted by blogger Brett N. Lashuay:

Americans aren’t really known for their sanity. We’re more known for our blind patriotism, our love of fatty foods and our proclivity towards mindless violence. Even if 90% of the nation fell in with the invaders, and that’s a huge f***ing if, that would still leave around 30 million freedom fighters....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; invasion; secondamendment
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1 posted on 04/18/2013 10:37:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WOLVERINES!!!


2 posted on 04/18/2013 10:40:41 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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Why Our Right to Bear Arms Will Prevent Mainland Attack From Kenyan-Led Armies


3 posted on 04/18/2013 10:48:38 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bfl


4 posted on 04/18/2013 10:53:04 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why did the South quit fighting?


5 posted on 04/18/2013 11:04:11 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Foreign and domestic enemies had better realize that they would become Targets of Opportunity .... at every opportunity.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 11:06:14 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Defiant

They were beaten and starved.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 11:07:33 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Defiant

You were out manned and full-on tired, from the onset of that terrible conflagration. Though, only, by the south’s mendacious nature, was the field won. Beggars of Truth often fail, by the shortcomings of misfigured integrity. As you well know.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 11:27:42 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: laplata

Well, doesn’t that put the lie to the notion that a people who are heavily armed cannot be defeated?


9 posted on 04/18/2013 11:51:38 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: RedHeeler

What the hell are you talking about?


10 posted on 04/18/2013 11:52:41 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

Heavily armed people can be starved out but they can also scavenge.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 11:58:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

True, but what if their home towns are burned to the ground, and their loved ones are raped and pillaged? Point is, don’t get too complacent about our ability to fight off an internal or external enemy by virtue of being heavily armed. A brutal enemy can impose its will if it figures out how to inflict more pain than can be endured.


12 posted on 04/19/2013 12:11:02 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

You’re right on.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 12:23:28 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe take control of the major cities on either coast if an invasion was to happen and personally I’d have no problem since that would resolve most of America’s problems by taking out the Liberal trash.


14 posted on 04/19/2013 2:16:02 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Defiant

Sherman’s March to the Sea DESTROYED the South’s “Breadbasket” and the Southern Homefront collapsed.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 6:04:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is a famous saying, wrongly attributed to Isoroku Yamamoto (Fleet Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II), that goes: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Historians, by and large, have claimed the attribution of the quote is unsubstantiated and has never been seen in writing;

Misquoted and misattributed. The observation is from naval strategist and tactician Minoru Genda, who planned the three-wave attack on the Pearl Harbor base and advised Admiral Yamamoto on the probable outcome if only the first, or first and second, or all three waves of the attack were successful. And what the likely overall results of the attack setting Japan and the USA against each other would be.

Accordingly, the quote could be noted as advice to the Admiral from one of his most qualified and trusted subordinates.

Genda was a strong proponent of Japanese naval air power, and has sometimes been referred to as Japan's Billy Mitchell, though Genda's visions were more appreciated in his native land, and he reached the rank of Captain in the Jaopanese Navy, and after the war, that of General in the post-war Japanese Air Self-Defense Force. He rejoined his wartime comrades lost in the war in 1989.

16 posted on 04/19/2013 8:55:04 AM PDT by archy
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To: Defiant

The Boston area is shut down due to one (1) terrorist. That says something.


17 posted on 04/19/2013 8:55:14 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals will never get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

guerrilla armies succeed against us because we dont retaliate against villages and civilians. a barbaric invader, muslim or commie, would not likely be so squeamish.


18 posted on 04/19/2013 9:08:37 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

The South and it’s defeat in the War of Northern Aggression.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: RedHeeler
Me too. Although I understand all the words in your post, I am not sure I understand the point you are making. My point is that the people of the south were all heavily armed, and knew how to use their weapons, and were also fiercely independent. Yet, when Sherman marched to the sea, destroying Atlanta, and threatening homes, villages, farms and womenfolk, those people who would have fought to their own deaths were not willing to allow the destruction of their homeland. They reluctantly laid down their weapons.

A similar thing could happen to the much more effeminate population of the US today in the event of homegrown tyranny, or even in the event of an outside invasion. Say you live in Colorado, and you and a band of warriors head to the hills to start a guerrilla campaign against the tyrants. Only these tyrants don't play fair. When rebels are from, say, a neighborhood in Denver, the tyrants burn down that neighborhood. They find the kinfolk of the rebels they capture, and put them in slave labor camps. They take the women and teenage daughters into the service of their armies, if you get my drift. They take the boys and send them away to be trained as warriors for the regime, or if they are difficult to retrain, make them into slave labor, too, killing the ones who are not compliant.

Eventually, more and more of those in the mountains, and hiding in the hills of the Ozarks and Tennessee, and those in the swamps in the Gulf Coast, either give up, to avoid more pain to their people, and because those they left behind no longer support fighting back. They just want to eat and survive. So the rebellion dies.

This is how you win in places like Afghanistan and Vietnam. This is how we won the civil war and WW2, against enemies who would have fought to the death. We do not fight like this any more, which is why we lose. Our enemies will, however, fight like this. Picking off a few of them in a guerrilla war won't be the solution. Maintaining control of an army that can inflict greater damage on what the enemy cares about is the only way to defeat such barbarians. If we have rifles but no global reach, no way to hit Mecca or Washington or Moscow or whatever, we will be bit pinpricks on a giant to any hypothetical invader.

20 posted on 04/19/2013 3:11:58 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

Outstanding post! I fully agree with all the points you covered. Well done. I am begining to see, that my brevity in posting, can result in confusion, at times. Great response, thank you, Defiant.


21 posted on 04/19/2013 3:52:03 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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