reply to post by jimmyjackblack
response times will of course vary on many things. The type of disaster (assuming there is one) that precipitates martial law, the location of your
city in relation to said disaster.
Some general guildlines on how much time you might have...
Most military units can be deployed to any location in the world within 1-2 days. The elite ones such as special forces can cut that down to around 8
When martial law is declared the very first thing to happen will be to gain full control of any road that leads in and out of any major town.
Martial law plans the govt has calls for rounding up of people and placing them in FEMA built camps to live and work from. These plans call for taking
all cars and private property from citizens. The people will basically be housed by the govt, fed by the govt, and told where to work by the govt. Its
You can expect soldiers in the area anywhere from 8 hrs (unlikely) to 1-2 days. However it is likely that some local police and national guard will
block access to roads leaving town very quickly.
I would suspect the window for escape by car on a major road will be extremely small. If the road isnt clogged with traffic, it will certainly be
blocked within a few hours at most after martial law is declared.
I would recommend driving off-road if possible, or going by bicycle or even foot. But the key is to stay away from roads that exit the town as they
will surely be guarded.
I'll give you an example of someone in a city making preparations. My brother and his family live in Philadelphia. Their plan is quite simple...
One weekend they walked out of the city. They had a simple city map and a compass to guide them. They took note of roads, dirt paths, abandoned lots,
anything to avoid or help them along. They found a way to reach the Delaware river and follow it to the woods north of town. They practiced walking
this path two more times so they knew it well without the map and even without sunlight.
They buried two coolers, one small one in the city in an abandoned lot with a few bottles of water and some protein bars. Then the second one was
buried outside of town, rather large and contained more food, water, purification tablets, etc. Plus they stuffed full a waterproof bag with an axe,
shovel, hammer, nails, etc to make a shelter and included a tent just in case.
They are prepared for the worst.
To respond to the comment about the soldier's brother post...
Do not forget that the goverment has more than just soldiers to implement martial law with. They have hundreds of thousands of contract killers like
Blackwater at their disposal.
Besides I doubt if martial law is decalred, it wont be any obvious in your face we are taking over the world type situation. The elite are too smart
for that. Look at how they manipulated us into a pre-emptive war with two nations, something previously unthinkable a few years ago. Our soldiers are
killing millions of iraqi citizens without any units going mutiny. I know for a fact that some soldiers indeed suspect that 9/11 was a fraud but that
hasnt stopped them from following orders.
I expect the elite will use their favorite weapon that theyve always used to manipulate us into giving up our freedoms...FEAR. Possibly another attack
large enough to get people to cooperate like we did immediately after 9/11.
Nobody complained about the Patriot Act or the formation of another bloated govt program like Homeland Security immediately following 9/11 (well most
didnt). Even 2 years later when the Dixie Chicks group were critical they got blasted for it. It was only several years later when the fear passed
that many started to question things.
Personally I dont want to be inside a FEMA controlled city or camp when I realize too late how screwed I am.
[edit on 29-12-2007 by admriker444]
[edit on 29-12-2007 by admriker444]