Now I'm probably going to be slated for posting this, but hey!
I realise the vast majority of posters on ATS are North American and I applore you all for voicing your patrionage to your country, but I believe this
is clouding your judgment somewhat on this matter.
Please take the time to read the article on this link
A 1/4 of a million of your troops are not in your homeland!
The US army comprises of just over 1 Million soldiers (Including reserves)
That's 25% of your total Army!
Dont forget that not all 1 Million soldiers are in the Teeth arms. A large majority of that 1 Million will be Administration, MP's, Cooks, Logistics,
So I would conclude that the majority of the US armies combat arms are OVERSEAS!!!
As for the arguement that the armed Civilian populace will make a big stand, IMHO I wouldn't count on it. Was I the only one to see the local
populations response to Hurricane Katrina! I didn't see the cohesion of your fellow man there!!! No what I saw was every man, woman and child for
himself. That or lets just stay here wait and the government will save the day!
What about 9/11 the local population were simply just gobsmacked, they were panicking! that was just one attack, imagine New York being pounded by
Artillery fire, Being bombed from the Air and raided by infantry and mobile artillery! Can you honestly tell me that the average family guy, pensioner
or Gang banger will be on the streets with their 9mm Pistols, agian IMHO. I DON'T SEE IT HAPPENING!
Please stop trying to kid yourselves that the USA is at this moment is safe! If all your troops were home yes you would be alot safer so I would say
to all Americans. Mobilise yourselves, get on the streets and REALLY protest at your governments foreign policy. Get your troops HOME!
Take care all