If my argument was unclear to anyone, I recommend reading it again, more slowly.
Your argument is one side is very well equipped & informed, and by making the first move can overwhelm their targets in short order.
CodeToad’s argument is that side is vastly out-numbered, so much so that just their former-fellow operators out-number ‘em by a wide margin AND are anticipating a full-on showdown. These targets may not make the first move, but they can move fast in response and, even in losing, will leave at best decimated forces behind to move on to the next target. Repeated 10% losses soon leave little to operate with.
Yes, gov’t ability must not be underestimated. Goes for the reverse, too. 10M targets wouldn’t have anyone to fight.
There is an old principle in combat, dating back to The Art Of War: let the opponent make the first move. At that moment, the opponent is committed to an action, and you are free to counter - a tremendous advantage. If this is unclear to anyone, I recommend reading Art Of War again, more slowly.
>> If my argument was unclear to anyone, I recommend reading it again, more slowly.
I have read this entire thread; I find it quite interesting.
Your posts aren’t unclear. However your posts don’t constitute an argument, per se. They’re just a collection of hysterical, hypothetical posturing based on emotion rather than any sort of inside knowledge or analysis-of-known-fact.