Originally posted by Decoy
270 million civilian held guns in the USA, and just 400,000 troops requested to ensure safe keeping ? Gosh?, what's wrong with this picture.
Here is an interesting coincidence. Let me spill some numbers as I stumbled over this by accident.
First, we need to gather information:
Nationally, there are 217.8 million people age 18 and over in the USA.
Now some numbers to control the masses please read this from the RAND Review;
It turns out that the number of "world policemen" required is roughly proportional to the size of the population being protected or controlled.
At the low end of the scale is the proportion of police officers required for day-to-day law enforcement duties among generally peaceful populations
such as those in the United States. Peaceful populations require force ratios of somewhere between one and four police officers per thousand
residents. The United States as a whole has about 2.3 sworn police officers per thousand residents. Larger cities tend to have higher ratios of police
For cases drastic enough to warrant outside intervention, the required force ratio is much higher. Although numbers alone do not constitute a security
strategy, successful strategies for population security and control have required force ratios either as large as or larger than 20 security personnel
(troops and police combined) per thousand inhabitants. This figure is roughly 10 times the ratio required for simple policing of a tranquil
If the US went FULL ape crazy because of a of a total financial meltdown they would need at least 20 “security personnel” per 1,000 people being
controlled. Now the reveal:
217.8 Million People require 20 per 1,000 to control which is 4.28 million “security personnel” needed.
What we have today (mind you they are all over the world)
1,473,000 Active military
1,458,500 Reserve military
97,976 Other DOD
836,737 Local officers
3,866,213 Total security force now
Wow very close and just shy at around 400,000 additional “security personnel” needed. Coincidence?
NOW, realize why TPTB are shaking in their boots. Add in this group;
The United States has the largest number of guns in private hands of any country in the world with 60 million people owning a combined arsenal of over
200 million firearms. (NRA)
U.S. gun owners out number the combined total of all services by a factor
of 15. When this financial failure hits rock bottom the largest, recently
robbed, armed body in the world will be unleashed with
no possible way of controlling it without bringing home the troops and adding to their numbers.
TPTB must talk their way out of this mess or keep doing ANYTHING possible to stop this failure. They will beg, borrow, and yes steal to avoid
disclosure. If I were in their position I would look for a quick way to “thin the herd” and reduce the number of “security personnel” needed.