My past ah...friends.. have "setups" for communications, (shortwave) and independent power supplies (both gas AND solar) and are/will be in
communication with other groups in other states. The run "drills" where there is Martial law has been declared (these folks scared the heck outta me
and asked me to be a colonel). "they" KNOW it's gonna happen and have planned for it.
and yes the military will "try" to use overwhelming force, and most likely will, but the way it was explained to me was that it will happen in one
place 1st, like the larger cities. which will give time for communications to get out that is HAS happened.
That will be the signal, ( I told them that the declaration of martial law should be the signal, but the consensus was "we wont shoot first" )
they have many bright people involved including former and current military, medical personnel, even some police ( yes they use them for intel ) there
are both active and "inactive" members. in the area I lived in it is more wide spread then people think.
I'm fairly sure that the current active military will shatter if it comes to using weapons against the populace. This would be anathema to the Marine
Corps Creed "Semper Fidelis" (always faithful, to the PEOPLE of the USA )
The Marine Corps is OLDER then the USA and even if Orders came from the president of the USA ( we are also called the Presidents own) to shoot US
citizens would at the very least put the Commandant of the Marines in a quandary and (I Hope) he would refuse such orders because the would be illegal
even under martial law. the Army, Navy and Air Force may have different rules of engagement, but the Marines are steeped in deep and long traditions,
and I could for see the Marines fighting other branches of the military before fighting civilians ( this was discussed in class in the Marines)
Michigan has one of the highest enlistments rates for the Marines, and there are Many former Marines in Michigan, the minute any military struck
ANYWHERE in the country they and others would "come out of the wood work". The Government may start it but I'm fairly sure the people would put an
end to it rather quickly, local armories would be taken by the "common" man......
All of this has been and is being planned, by "normal" people, in a very low keyed way, people got smarter after Waco and ruby ridge and my personal
advice to them was blend in and become invisible read Sun Tzu, and bring NO attention to yourself.. ( IE don't buy 1000 50 cal round at a time,
don't wear cammo to church etc) if you have noticed the state militias have "virtually" disappeared from the public ( I'm not saying it was all do
to me, but they have learned)
I think once the 1st group starts to fight back many many many others will join in..... I currently reside in Texas, and blend in well, but around
here folks are always saying "Don't mess with Texas)