posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 11:10 AM
Early this morning, as I was embracing my insomnia, I got to thinking about the increasing numbers of various doomsday and global war scenarios that
have been floating around ATS the past few months. You know the ones: Solar flares, earthquakes, brown dwarfs, alien attacks, nuclear detonations,
biological disasters, influenza, and, most recently, Russia, China, and the SCO literally invading the U.S.
This most recent one, plus the fact that the madman in North Korea appears to be on a manic plane at the moment, plus the fact that I watched Pearl
Harbor again way too late at night and was once again struck by how defenseless we were that day in a surprise attack, got me wondering.
So I ask you...if, with the majority of our troops and equipment deployed outside the U.S., with our people greatly desensitized, demoralized,
divided, and in denial, could we and would we even fight back?
And I don't mean retaliate by nuking other nations here, which seems to be the visceral, go-to response by (in my opinion) far too many people in
this country. I mean literal fighting on our land. What would happen? How would our military respond? Would we really have enough equipment,
firepower, ammunition, bodies to put up a good fight?
Also, I don't mean a financial or economic war or blackmail or fast nuclear strikes...we all pretty much know where that would go. I mean a flat out,
we're being invaded and bombed war. Kind of like Pearl Harbor.
Reassure me that we would ber able to or give me more things to really stay up late at night worrying about. Either way, what do you think?
(If this has been posted before, I couldn't find it...if you know where it is please just point me there. Most of what I found was more in the vein
of our military turning on U.S citizens rather than defending them or discussions on the preparedness of our military to deploy to yet another global
location outside the U.S. Also, if I've put it in the wrong forum, please move it. Thanks.)
[edit on 4-7-2009 by ~Lucidity]