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Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
reply to post by cmd18B
Good post. People are already talking about an armed uprising, and as I for sure have my weapons on call, I doubt it will come to American soldiers bruting it's citizens into submission. I have friends in the Marines, the Army, and the Navy (Technically the Marines... blah blah blah) and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, no way would they be sieging their own cities, their fellow people, potentially their families. We need to give this thing the benefit of the doubt and not be pre-justifying why we would even need to revolt. There's a lot of intensity these days, but talking about tearing apart an army unit is no way to go about it. Just as we represent their brothers, sisters, mothers, etc... They represent my friends and family.
These hypotheticals are getting entirely out of hand. Calm down, and worry about you and yours. We're facing a huge recession and maybe the worst American depression. We need to be pro-active and help out our family and neighbors. We need to make sure all our own bases are covered for the fall, and contingency plans if things become increasingly difficult. We don't need to vilify or fear hard working American soldiers because we're in a scary time right now. They might be on our land, but that doesn't mean they are our enemies, because they're not. They're heroes, and we should treat them accordingly.
[edit on 27-9-2008 by DeadFlagBlues]
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
This sounds an awful lot like Washington is planning to turn America into a larger version of Baghdad.
What in the world is happening, does this not look like the precursor to Bush staying in power?
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[edit on 21/9/2008 by Mirthful Me]
That article isn't lying, whoever is saying that says the unit is deployed in the US is lying.
Do you get it now? Or should I expound? US military units are garrisoned throughout the US, at virtually every military base that exists. They live and work there, like little cities that you need an ID card to get into (or get searched to get into). Those guys are still living on Fort Stewart or in Savannah just like before, except now they've been pre-designated to be the unit that responds in case it happens. For example, after Katrina members of the 82nd were sent to New Orleans where they walked around (without weapons) trying to lend some type order to the situation. Now, instead of being pegged at the last second like part of 82nd was, this unit knows well ahead of time that if something occurs, they'll be the one to go.
Thinking this means troops on the corners of your town is incredibly, incredibly ignorant. Troops aren't 'deploying' anywhere, half of them are probably sitting around their houses as we speak, just like half of all the military in the US right now.
Originally posted by on_yur_6
HOLY CRAP...... can you say, "Papers please"? What is happening to the USA? While there could be innocent reasons for doing this, President Bush continues to remove our freedoms. It doesn't take much thought to realize how this can be abused just like the Patriot Act. What the hell is happening to my country!!!!!
Financial institutions are being socialized and it looks like everything else will follow once Obama takes the reigns.
Everyone here that lives in the USA get yourself ready now for the worst. Pray nothing happens but always be prepared. We are teetering on the edge right now.