Skip to comments.Invading America? Not Likely.
Posted on 03/25/2012 9:58:57 AM PDT by mojitojoe
A Gun Behind Every Blade of Grass
Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto expressed an appropriate comment in the 1940s (though many believe the forthcoming statement was actually propaganda originated in the U.S. and stated by American press outlets, and not the Admiral).
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
Whether or not Yamamoto ever actually said those words, doesnt diminish the facts as they stand. As appropriate as that statement was in the 40s it is perhaps much more appropriate now as the U.S. appetite for guns has evolved into something worthy of a talking to from the Catholic priest, worried about a nations gluttonous behavior.
About 8-9 million guns are produced each year worldwide by best estimates; some 4.6 million (last reasonable estimate was made in 2006 Q4) of those end up in the hands of Americans, approximately 50% of total global production. Estimates of 100 million guns in private hands are accurate on the low end, with some sources stating total gun volumes are nearing 350 million in private hands and somewhere near 475million with active Military arms included.
That’s an interesting graphic and I don’t doubt it as an indicator of general trends but I wonder at its accuracy regarding my state (Washington). Illegals are like a plague here. There is literally no place one can go and not encounter them.
And that’s just western Washington - the east side is even more pronounced. Now, a leftist would read this and (after calling me racist) scold me that not all hispanics are illegals. Yep, I acknowledge that, but characteristics such as non-English speaking (or comprehending), along with anti-American attitudes tend to give them away.
Furthermore, as a “sanctuary state” we deliberately don’t keep stats on who is and isn’t here legally. I don’t think that we’re as overrun as the border states, but we’re definitely in the “pink”.
I don't mind the aliens as much as the Democrat Traitors that occupy the White House, Senate and the Federal Court System. They are openly hostile to the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
Or, an EMP attack. One over Louisville, KY, one over Salt Lake City, UT. Wait maybe a year. The US is all yours. Granted, the electrical infrastructure will need to be repaired.
Any pics ?
Not in my vicinity.
We are imploding from within - no need to invade.
NJ is filled with illegals; if they weren’t here whole areas would be de-populated. The government workers that would end up out of work are fighting to allow them to stay, and hoping more come; they get paid either way (even when the “clients” don’t pay taxes).
Companies and taxpayers that work for them are fleeing the state in response.
That and a growing violent inner city underclass, along with illegal aliens, may present a major hostile force to be dealt with.
I can only shake my head at this...
Not likely? Tell that to the Mexicans who are invading and colonizing by the millions...
That's good news. Better news is that the vast majority of small arms and ammo in the USA is widely distributed across the country, and most are in the possession of relatively conservative owners.
Some bad news is that about 59 million people voted for a known communist, muslim, anti-American, non-American usurper for president in 2008, and these same turnip-level IQ commies infest just about every organization in the country, including the 20% of Republican voters who are now so avidly supporting the crony communist RINO Romney to replace the current occupant.
The threat of outside invaders is not so great as that from the internal enemies of the USA.
Exactly. The American Indian knows that an invasion from Europe was very successful in the past.
But that’s the problem, isn’t it?
The attack on Pearl Harbor was not rational.
September 11 was not rational.
I think we also underestimate the risk of drone aircraft.
It would not be a technical challenge to build a WW2 style atomic bomb, sail it on a commercial vessel 250 miles off the USA coast, hook it to the bottom of drone, launch into the wind with a basic catapult device, and detonate it over New York City at 3 AM.
They will not need to “invade.”. They will show up in grey suits, with the sherif and an eviction notice.
From the Japanese perspective the attack on Pearl was absolutely rational. If they could take out our fleet they would be free to get the oil and rubber they needed.
And remember, it was a surprise to us, not the Imperial Navy.
Strategically, however, Japan gambled everything on their perception of FDR as a weak and easily frightened leader (a fair judgment, in my opinion) , and, less so, on their perception of Americans as disorganized, spoiled, and lazy.
The idea was to give America a shocking defeat, then negotiate a settlement, or, bleed America into a negotiated stalemate, which is what happened in Korea and Vietnam in later years.
But they gambled their lives and the destruction of their country on pure speculation about the future.
That was not rational.
The same could be said about the Battle of the Bulge.
Germany's assault was a complete tactical shock.....because it made absolutely no sense.
Hitler's goal was to split the American and British forces, then negotiate a settlement, or, ultimately convince the Allies to join Germany's fight against the Soviet Union.
That was completely irrational.
On the other hand, I'm someone who has always maintained that Hitler's assault on the Soviet Union in 1941 was, in fact, completely rational from a military point of view.
Hitler believed, quite reasonably, that the Ukraine and White Russia would greet the Germans as liberators from the Stalinist tyranny.
But then Hitler did something completely irrational.
He almost immediately began to slaughter Jews, slaughter the bureaucrats, evict farmers and home owners for German resettlement, and starve to death captured Soviet soldiers.
People made the obvious choice.....
Fight for the Demon you know - Stalin - or fight for the Demon you don't know - Hitler.