posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by Leo Strauss
And that is the real trick, the States do not have the manpower nor the material to defend against a Federal occupation. But the people of those do.
Now that might seem to be an odd statement. So let's look at it closely.
Every state has a national guard of so many troops with limited access to military grade weapons such as M-16's, trucks, tanks and helicopters. The
tanks and helicopters would be no match for M1 Abrams and Apache. States do however have State Troopers, County Deputies and Local LEO's that can be
added as support. Many LEO's have SWAT type teams. But even on multiple fronts such as 15-20 States, it would be a David and Goliath situation unless
all those state united their forces and coordinated an offensive. Then it would still be at least 5 to 1 odds against the States.
Now if you consider the people somehow managing to grow a pair and put forth true State pride against the Federal Government, then suddenly each State
would begin to find equal or greater footing in a multi-front situation. While the firepower and equipment would still be lacking, there would be far
more manpower and small arms against the superior equipment. Should the Federal Government step up to more sophisticated firepower such as surgical
bombing sorties, then there would be major outrage against the Feds by more people in more states. The odds of a unified rag tag army rising would
become very likely.
So would a rag tag army do well against the US Armed forces? Think of this. The total number of all active military, active reserves and inactive
reserves is about 3.2 million personnel. If only 5% of the US population took up arms against the Federal government it would be roughly 15 million.
10% would be 30 million. There is no way to defeat that kind of odds using conventional warfare. Nuclear would be the only option to have a chance in
hell of winning. If you consider nuking your own country as winning...
Again that all depends on the military siding with the Federal Government. Odds are that very few in the military would follow an order to wage total
war against an uprising. Suppression yes, total warfare no, I do not think they would. Even if somehow compelled to do so, morale would be so low that
it would be a weakened force. As the States/Civilian forces became emboldened, military bases would fall and become captured with stores of equipment
Or think of it this way. How many battalions would it take to capture Chicago, Detroit or LA against just gang members that united to hold the city?
There are 500-1500 men in a battalion.