posted on Feb, 13 2009 @ 02:17 PM
Take the question of civil unrest, riots in the streets, protests, economic collapse at home and ask what would the soldiers really do?
I've read on here and I've discussed on my own local community forums and spoken with members of my own family who are in a branch of the military
about the issue of what would soldiers really do. Almost without certainty they have all said they wouldn't fight fellow citizens. That is the
honorable and right thing to say. After all how could anyone who took an oath to protect this country follow orders that would put the citizen's
lives, that they're supposed to protect, in jeopardy? It seems like an easy and clear cut choice. But therein lies the problem.
Do you really feel like you would be given all the information so you can make a clear and informed choice about the "enemy" you are ordered to
engage? The higher ups would expect those with a brain to question the ethics of killing your own brothers and sisters and they would expect the
braindead sheep members to just follow along with any order they're given. Do you think you would get a cut and dry explanation of who you are
facing? You wouldn't be given all the information, you would be lied to about who you are going out there to fight, and then your dedication to the
country would be put in question to make every other soldier around you to fall in place. IMO, they would probably tell you that a radical band of
terrorists have taken over a portion of the city and are killing women and children wantonly and you all must act fast to neutralize the threat. You
would be given lies and no time to think critically about the situation.
That's why when I hear members of the military saying that they would never engage in combat with a civilian especially one of their own I think to
myself "but you wouldn't know any better." That's not to belittle because I know your intentions are there and are good but it depends on you
having the full information and it depends on not just you but other members around you stepping up and refusing but you wouldn't be given any prior
notice to think it through.
With a long history of not telling their own the truth then why would they when it is most critical when your conscience would really jolt you if you
knew you were about to start shooting at your own family and friends.