originally posted by: sdcigarpig
The reality is that they do not have enough military to stop all of the protests/riots if it got that bad. Large cities would be a boon to the
military, as they would be brought in, but not know all of the ins and outs, nor have the capacity to keep any sort of control. And if they opened
fire on people protesting or even starting firing, it would cause more problems and that is going to go badly, for then it would make some who are
either on the fence, to give support where they do not want such.
I've talked about this before.
Millennial's can't even muster up a proper protest, let alone a rebellion. In my opinion officials let Ferguson burn and grow out of control for
political purposes. They could have quelled that spineless crown in less than a couple of hours, if they had really wanted to. This is the "break
and run" generation, they will run at the slightest tumble weed and they have NO stomach for physical confrontation. If LEO's put the hoses or dogs
on them like they did on protestors in the 1960's, I don't doubt many frail, "millennial bodies", would have failed under the show of force,
resulting in "instant death" for some.
In addition to the above, I think surveillance tech, tightly controlled media and perfected subterfuge techniques are keeping ALL of us from knowing
if new activist groups are springing up. I'd argue the government today, nips such movements in the bud, sending participants to jail will-nilly,
affording them no due process like activists received in the 1960's and in turn give them horrible plea bargain deals. I think people ARE indeed
trying to take action, but are quickly stomped out, rounded up by LEO's and NONE of it gets to the media, including blogger and Instagram
I'll give a simple example of something I thought for sure I would see in the streets during riots, but have yet to see it happen. During Occupy,
protesters from EVERY city were easily dispersed by tear gas and flash bangs.
Didn't the Occupy participants have knowledge that such tactics would be used against them? Did they not prepare to neutralize the effects,
especially with some ex-military people participating and having past experience dealing with such? The rioters is Greece and Spain were not as easy
to disperse, in fact they were not dispersed at all by LEO's.
So, I'm supposed to believe that most protesters in the USA, NEVER thought to prepare and have Goggles/eye-protection, shields, or safety/chemical
respirators with them at all times? ALL OF THIS STUFF IS OVER THE COUNTER today, but NONE of the protesters I have seen, not since the 1990',s
prepare with such equipment.
Here is another example, imagine if the UC Davis cop that started pepper spraying the student protesters, found out that they ALL had respirators and
goggles. Would he have started beating them with his night stick instead out of frustration because he wouldn't be able to effectively use the pepper
I would say, most likely, yes.
If you know you're going to get shot with rubber bullets and bean bag shotguns, a defensive formation like the Ancient Roman/Greek Phalanx should be
Standard Operating Procedure, but nope, Millennial protestors just stand around until the SHTF and then start running in every direction, as if being
shot at by LEO's was an impossibility.
So whats different about American Millenial protesters versus Europeans? My guess is anyone that could teach Americans proper tactics to counter
LEO's are quickly arrested on trumped up charges and threatened to never return to help the activists again "or else". American protesters are so
poorly organized that I can't imagine them EVER having an ounce of success, but at the same time I think surveillance tech, tightly controlled media
and perfected subterfuge techniques are ENTIRELY responsible for said poor organization and preparation.
The FBI said Friday it has
deployed about 100 agents to the St. Louis area ahead of the decision, in case demonstrators take to the streets
Such perfected techniques are keeping ALL of us from knowing if new activist groups are springing up across America.