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Originally posted by whaaa
Yes they will, and mfluder is wrong, soldiers are completely brainwashed.
Just look on the boards and see how many military people still have a worship of authority that was instilled in them by their training. Look at some of the avatars that glorify war, violence, warriors and especially the corp'.
They will follow orders by a superior!
Military training is all about not questioning orders,
Protecting your brothers in arms and having a "we vs Them" mind set. The THEM is determined by the officers. And you don't get to be an officer by being a malcontent and thinking for yourself.
It's easy to program young men and women into thinking and believingtheir mission is the only thing worth fighting and dieing for.
And the MISSION is determined by the Superior officers and the grunts will get with the program or else.
Actually basic training is one of the most effective "Brainwashing" tools devised by man. Far superior to Public school systems.
Never forget the soldiers in the Nazi army were just ordinary citizens before they were in the army and they were manipulated to round up, gas, torture, and kill 6 million of their fellow human beings.
Here the police and National Guard find themselves in a very difficult position between carrying out an order to force people from the city without actually using force.
Today in New Orleans they got a lot tougher on the holdouts.
*Police department, anyone home?*
Not only the flooded areas but New Orleans driest and wealthiest neighborhoods too.
The police and national guard going street by street, house to house. They say there are no orders to use force, just strong persuasion. Sometimes entering open houses with guns drawn, with instructions to disarm anyone inside.
Reporter *You say guns will be taken?*
Police Cheif *No one will be able to be armed. We have to take all weapons.*
That happened today in this wealthy neighborhood where homeowners had armed themselves to protect their mansions.
Residents were handcuffed on the ground. In the end police took their weapons but let them stay in their homes.
Originally posted by star in a jar
Thats why that 2nd amendmend crap is just that, crap. It was valid in its time, when the difference between military technology and what civilians could get their hands on was the length of the barrel of the frontloader. Today the power gap is way to big.
The Power gap is overrated. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the Numbers gap brings the whole situation into balance. There's dozens millions more of us who aren't in the military.
Once the ammunition and fuel starts to run out for the military we'll see a whole lot less offensives as both sides start to ration their ammunition and the power-numbers gap will start to close into equal footing territory until the day we start using sticks and stones again
Maybe that's a bit of a stretch with the sticks and stones but nothing is the same forever, and the military is only as good as their ammunition, equipment, vehicles and their ability to keep these running.
If the PTB wanted to control the world the day after tomorrow, they would rain nuclear missile strikes against cities, wiping out millions to terminate any serious resistance.
If no nukes will be used, then the above scenario is true, people do have a chance.
Nuclear strikes will be key to any PTB power grabs.
They will blame it on Iran, North Korea, or any other scapegoat nation.
US Military 50 Percent Robotic By 2015
Posted on: Thursday, 5 February 2009, 10:10 CST
The US military will be half machine and half human by 2015, a military expert told an audience on Wednesday.
Speaking before a group at the Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference, military expert Peter Singer said the implementation of robot soldiers was near.
"We are at a point of revolution in war, like the invention of the atomic bomb," Singer said.
"What does it mean to go to war with US soldiers whose hardware is made in China and whose software is made in India?"
The US military has already made great strides in unmanning the battlefield. The US uses attack drones and bomb-handling robots, and custom war video games have been used as recruiting tools.
But the introduction of compassionless robots to the battlefield is strangely similar to terrorism, said Singer.
"You don't have to convince robots they are going to get 72 virgins when they die to get them to blow themselves up," Singer sai
Originally posted by earthman4
It is so easy to demonize a segment of our population. That is what they will do. This makes it OK for all you flag waiving "patriots" to kill. If you demonize a person the new morality makes it OK to kill thier children too. EG: Saddam Hussain and Iraq.
All you warmongers are sure he deserved to die. You were told what to believe and you took the bait, hook, line and sinker. Did any of you ever consider that you were being lied to?
They will make every citizen who refuses to blidly obey, an enemy combatant. This will eliminate that pesky bill of rights and all that constitutional nonsense. A license to kill them, "they all support evil, ya know."