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World War 3 (would i be drafted?)

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posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Hey guys and Girls! been a while since ive posted on here. Somethings been buzzing in my head!


What would it take if world war 3 did break out, for me to be drafted to war?


would i even be drafted?

and if so how can i get out of it lol

Cheers




posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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I know I just passed the age at which they no longer accept conscripts in Canada, but back in the day everyone signed up because there was no work.
So we may all be volunteering if they create the right (wrong) conditions and drive us to it.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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There is no doubt in my mind that the draft would be activated before the fallout stopped falling. Doesn't matter where you are, all nations bulk up their military in anticipation of need.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Strangely that thought had never entered into my head!

Warfare has changed a lot since WWII, not as many personnel are needed as a lot of things can be done by remote control/drones. Not as many people should have to be signed up then hopefully



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Fair point. but with world war 3 comes bigger bombs and more death. they will defo need more person ell!



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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Fair point. but with world war 3 comes bigger bombs and more death. they will defo need more person ell!



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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If WWIII breaks out, I suspect I'll be to busy fortifying my country home and loading my 100rnd AR-15 mags to even worry about being drafted. Not to mention the many other things that need to be done if TSHTF. May I recommend reading up on eliminating intruders before they become a threat (in your home).



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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Can't have a war if nobody turns up.

/shrug



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:51 PM
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I predict a huge backlash if this country gets involved in another war. We've been in two wars that are both unpopular and getting us involved in a third war when our mainland hasn't been attacked, is going to be a tough sell. If war crimes don't wake up this country, a draft definitely will because it will affects every family directly. I predict protests like you've never seen (this is the only prediction I've ever made on ATS).

You have to remember, the parents and grandparents of young men and women who are eligible for the draft are the baby boomers who lived, fought, and lost loved ones in the Vietnam War. They don't come from families that are gung-ho warriors. I also feel our government has contemplated this due to all the drones, military robots, and devastating weapons they've developed during the past decade. This country really can't handle handle another ground war especially against a million strong North Korean army.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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I think the only way you can get out of a draft is to either be a conscientious objector (i.e. convince the draft people that you cannot fight on the grounds that you object to the war on moral / political / religious grounds. Ro be deemed to be unfit for service through some health problem. i.e. shoot yourself in the foot.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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When you can wipe out an entire city using a small nuclear bombs or several mega bombs, what advantage do you have with ground troops? The only time they'll be able to use ground troops is for clean-up and flushing out any resistance that is left after the bombing. But I think those that are left will be too frightened to resist. If you're old enough to remember how terrified the Iraq army was during our bombardment in the Gulf War. ...And we now have more terrifying and devastating bombs in the U.S. arsenal that we haven't even used in an all out conventional war. .



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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If WWIII goes the way I (unfortunately) think it might, there isn't going to anybody left to "draft"....



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Getting out of the military is cake. Bite somebody,cut yourself,threaten suicide,talk to people who arent there, fake a mental breakdown, say god is talking to you, fail every test especially the eye exams and hearing exams. All in all pretty easy if nothing else works just tell them your gay..or dont do anythign at all and they will throw you out. Or do alot of '___' they wont take an acid user on account of possible theoretical flashbacks.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 07:24 PM
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Just in case anyone is wondering, here's the draft and lottery procedures:

"Mobilization (draft) procedures
1.Congress and the President authorize a draft: The president claims a crisis has occurred which requires more troops than the volunteer military can supply. Congress passes and the President signs legislation which revises the Military Selective Service Act to initiate a draft for military manpower.
2.The Lottery: A lottery based on birthdays determines the order in which registered men are called up by Selective Service. The first to be called, in a sequence determined by the lottery, will be men whose 20th birthday falls during the calendar year the induction takes place, followed, if needed, by those aged 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 19 and 18 year olds (in that order).
3.All parts of the Selective Service System are activated: The Agency activates and orders its State Directors and Reserve Force Officers to report for duty.
4.Physical, mental and moral evaluation of registrants: Registrants with low lottery numbers receive examination orders and are ordered to report for a physical, mental, and moral evaluation at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) to determine whether they are fit for military service. Once he is notified of the results of the evaluation, a registrant will be given 10 days to file a claim for exemption, postponement, or deferment.
5.Local and appeal boards activated and induction notices sent: Local and Appeal Boards will begin processing registrant claims/appeals. Those who passed the military evaluation will receive induction orders. An inductee will have 10 days to report to a local Military Entrance Processing Station for induction.
6.First draftees are inducted: According to current plans, Selective Service must deliver the first inductees to the military within 193 days from the onset of a crisis.[37]
[edit] Lottery procedures
If the agency were to mobilize and conduct a draft, a lottery would be held in full view of the public. This would be covered by the media. First, all days of the year are placed into a capsule at random. Second, the numbers 1–365 (1–366 for lotteries held with respect to a leap year) are placed into a second capsule. These two capsules are certified for procedure, sealed in a drum, and stored.

In the event of a draft, the drums are taken out of storage and inspected to make sure they have not been tampered with. The lottery then takes place, and each date is paired with a number at random. For example, if January 16 is picked from the "date" capsule and the number 59 picked from the "number" capsule, all men of age 20 born on January 16 will be the 59th group to receive induction notices. This process continues until all dates are matched with a number.

Should all dates be used, the Selective Service will then conscript men at the age of 21, then 22, 23, 24, and 25. Men ages 18 and 19 are not likely to be inducted to the system. Once all dates are paired, the dates will be sent to Selective Service System's Data Management Center.[38]"

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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WW III will be over in a few hours. There won't be time to "draft" anybody, and no need as well. Who needs boots on the ground when your civilization has just been vaporized?



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by FrancoUn-American
Getting out of the military is cake. Bite somebody,cut yourself,threaten suicide,talk to people who arent there, fake a mental breakdown, say god is talking to you, fail every test especially the eye exams and hearing exams. All in all pretty easy if nothing else works just tell them your gay..or dont do anythign at all and they will throw you out. Or do alot of '___' they wont take an acid user on account of possible theoretical flashbacks.

That works when your country is winning.

When it's not, or it's a draw, they will take anything with a pulse. I saw a documentary about WWII where they were interviewing guys who were invading Germany at the end of the war. One of the guys said something like "The way I knew we were about to win was when they started sending kids at us and the guns were bigger than they were." They also went up in age too, basically drafting anybody who wasn't decrepit.

Now if you went and shot yourself in the leg, then you might get out of the WW3 draft.


edit on 29-11-2010 by NewlyAwakened because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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If your overweight by 100lbs they wont take you nor will they have time to get you slimmed down.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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they also won't take you if you have high arches or flat feet, or so i have heard.



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by shadowind
they also won't take you if you have high arches or flat feet, or so i have heard.


Not true they got foot inserts for that...



posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by Griffo
Warfare has changed a lot since WWII, not as many personnel are needed as a lot of things can be done by remote control/drones. Not as many people should have to be signed up then hopefully


Yep, it's quality over quantity now... Conscripts are not the first choice for the military, large numbers of them are not all that fit to start off with, almost all of them won't want to be there, they are forced to leave lives, loved ones and careers, they just are not dedicated enough.

Hopefully the days of sending waves of thousands of men to their deaths is over.



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