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Originally posted by whaaa
The military will do whatever their CO tells them to do. In times of strife and hunger, military men want to eat as well as anyone and they will toe the line to feed themselves and their families.
Originally posted by mizzu
While all the normal chipping away at the citizen's rights and the financial crises could certainly lead to a civil war, I think the fastest path would be an Obama assassination perpetrated by white person with any US government or white conservative group ties. Step 1- Widespread black population riots-Step 2 mounting body counts of white population- Step 3- Rising body counts of black population perpetrated by police & national guard trying to restore order in addition to retaliation of white population. Step 4 Martial Law-Step 5-Armed resistance of already tense population of citizens of all races against government. Step 6- Escalation of black/white killings with population separating into color based battle groups . Step 7 Whites confronted by Military force. Step 8- Military defections based along lines of color Step 8 Anarchy........
[edit on 23-1-2009 by mizzu]
So When Will Banks Give Loans?
By JOE NOCERA
Published: October 24, 2008
"...Of all the banking executives in that room with Mr. Paulson a few weeks ago, none needed the government’s money less than Mr. Dimon. A company spokesman told me, “We accepted the money for the good of the entire financial system.” He added that JP Morgan would use the money “to do good for customers and shareholders. We are disciplined to try to make loans that people can repay.”
Nobody is saying it should make loans that people can’t repay. What I am saying is that Mr. Dimon took the $25 billion on the condition that his institution would start making loans. There are plenty of small and medium-size businesses that are choking because they have no access to capital — and are perfectly capable of repaying the money. How about a loan program for them, Mr. Dimon? Late Thursday afternoon, I caught up with Senator Dodd, and asked him what he was going to do if the loan situation didn’t improve. “All I can tell you is that we are going to have the bankers up here, probably in another couple of weeks and we are going to have a very blunt conversation,” he replied.
He continued: “If it turns out that they are hoarding, you’ll have a revolution on your hands. People will be so livid and furious that their tax money is going to line their pockets instead of doing the right thing. There will be hell to pay.”"
The Collapse of '09
The “Panic of ‘08” will be followed by “The Collapse of ‘09.” In 2008, when the world’s largest financial firms and equity markets crumbled, Wall Street’s woes preoccupied the media. In 2009, the focus will broaden to include a range of calamities that will leave no sector unscathed.....
Little People Squeeze
To keep local, state and federal governments running, and to finance stimulus packages and bailout programs, politicians will put the squeeze on the already squeezed. The biggest squeeze: property taxes. Historically, empires crash when taxes are raised beyond the capacity to pay.....
It’s unprecedented. There is nothing like it in the history of the United States. No week goes by without the Government buying into or buying up another failing “too big to fail” using taxpayer money. In the process, a super-race of corporate giants is being created that will be declared “too big to tumble.” It is a matter of historical fact: When people are homeless, helpless, desperate, jobless and hungry, sooner or later they will rebel. And it won’t be any different in America.....
OMG, PELOSI?!? That would bypass tax revolt and go straight to Civil War! She is the most evil and criminal Senator!
....And there's another strange tangent to this that may catch everyone blindsided.
Hillary Clinton. Lookout. She is currently 4th in the line of succession as Secretary of State.
Given some of the notorious legacies of the Clinton name, yes I would be surprised, but still. Omama, Biden, Pelosi...