posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 03:20 PM
Okay, I'll stipulate the air and naval superiority required to land a large force, say 40 divisions: 4 airborne, 10 armored, 12 mechanized and 14
assorted infantry, artillery and support divisions.
First question is where to land? You can't land in two zones because there aren't enough troops; forty divisions are a lot, but not enough to safely
Florida is out as the terrain is unsuitable for anything but gators and Seminoles: tanks and mech divisions would be useless there; besides, any force
capturing florida is trapped on an easily plugged penisula. And if they thought they had problems controlling Chechens or Tibetans, good luck with
Floridians: half of them are from New York, the other half from Cuba, another half Native, and another local: yeah, I know that's four halves, and so
would an invader.
Louisiana is...look, have you ever been to Louisiana? Again, if it doesn't float, it won't go anywhere but a graveyard in that state: all the
roads are basically on dikes, surrounded by water. Pop the front and back of a column, then shoot the rest at your leisure: they ain't going
anywhere. If by chance they took New Orleans....uhh, hello guys, welcome to New Orleans. Were you aware it's located below sealevel? No? Well, now
you are, hope you can swim.
Mississipi is Louisana, slightly dryer.
Texas? Good freaking luck there: lots and lots and lots and even lots more room to lead any invader on a merry chase until their tongues are hanging
out, their tanks are out of gas, and they haven't a clue of where the hell they are. Give some good ol' Texas boys and girls a few trucks, a couple
of off-road vehicles, a welder and a little time and the Somalis would be lining up for lessons on how to create technicals; toss in a keg or two and
you might wind up with a whole new class of weaponry. Hell, Texans would probably enjoy an invasion.
Pretty much the same things apply to the Carolinas as Louisiana and Mississippi.
Anywhere along the Northwest Coast you're looking at rainforest and mountains: any foriegner trying to penetrate that terrain will soon be living the
legend of the Donner party.
What really gives me chuckles is the idea of Los Angeles being invaded: an invader could lose most of his armor and mech units just trying to get
through town. I don't mean destroyed, necessarily: I mean lost as in "Does anyone know where the damned hell we are?" On LA freeways they'd
get about four tanks per mile or so if they where really, really careful and really, really lucky. I'm pretty sure the gangbangers wouldn't ask for
permission to start blowing tanks up with firebombs.
In my personal neck of the woods, I've already id'd primary and secondary fire points, choke points, sniper positions and fallback routes. I've
shown them to my granddaughter and had her explain to me who would be assigned where and why. With a scratch force of twenty and a day or two to
prepare I could hold a battalion size unit up for about two days or so: no one would move east of me on the roads I cover. Give me a force of 100 and
a regiment wouldn't get through for at least a week, air power or no. Give me 200 with 50 of them experienced and I'll counterattack. As long as
ammo held up, any invader would find it extremely painful trying to break out of California because the terrain really favors defense. And if ny some
miracle they actually broke out into the desert....wow, wouldja look at all the targets all out there in the open...
There's not an army big enough to invade and hold the US. Most of the major cities would be absolute nightmares. Holding and controlling LA alone
could very easily soak up 3 to 6 divisions. Googlemap San Diego and look at all the canyons. Every road has a hill looking down on it. With all the
ex-military we have around here there would be about a thousand snipers in those hills: count an average of four kills apiece and there goes the
better part of a division.
Not worried in the slightest about a foriegn invader.
[edit on 6-7-2009 by apacheman]