And I'm pretty tired of the fire-fighter/warfighter analogy. Fires suck and are difficult. But they don't shoot back with YOU as the as personal target.
FedGov ain't gonna do that, they are going to be stupid and assert control and watch it burn down.
I have very little to NO use for a feral gooberment. Waste of money, waste of time, and it just pisses me off. Better off to get rid of it.
My analogy was to the Incident Command Structure, not comparing wildland fire fighting to ground combat, I have no idea what combat is like, although I will say that in my youth (1977-1983) I actively participated in 47 southern california wildfires with the USFS on engines and Helitack, I saw an engine foreman burned to a screaming mass of charred flesh, saw a retardant dropping aircraft crash before my eyes, watched as a helicopter was struck by a train, medivaced a beautiful girl I knew who fell into a hidden bed of coals and was horribly maimed beyond belief, got heatstroke, went to put out a fisherman who was hit by lightening and exploded, yanked a dead rotted person out of crashed car for the CHP slept in my boots for weeks at a time with scarce food and no shower, fought fire by hand constructing line for miles and had to run for my life more than once, stayed up many nights in a row holding line out in the wilderness, gone with no water for days, I fought fire with a passion and commitment to the mission, as did most of my fellows on the line, and i take exception to some of the posters cavalier bashing and armchair quarterbacking of something they know little about