Major cities would be denied water and food in short order.
“Major cities would be denied water and food in short order”
The economy grinding to a halt,, that’ll be popular with wall street. And the cities the national government decides to starve out, everyone in that city becomes an insurgent. People in other cities watch it and become disgusted, the resistance grows exponentially. Other nations gleefully go to get some revenge and demand the UN to bring an end to the American genocide.
Youtube is filled with heart rending cell phone videos of starving children.
The harder you attack the innocent people, the more the movement grows. They cannot escape the dynamic.