posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 05:22 AM
If I were in charge of planning a US invasion, there would be many factors to consider. One of the important ones being whether I had nuclear weapons
or not. If so, I would NOT want to use them, because the US would not hesitate to retaliate, and mass destruction would nullify the whole point of
going to war...unless of course you are an extremist, and would just as soon have your country leveled as long as you take as many Americans with you
as possible, but as likely as this situation may be, I will not go there.
Another major factor is armament. Do I have a navy? An air force? It would be extremely, extremely difficult to position a force large enough for a
(successful) US invasion without alerting the government and military. Given this fact, the best way, imo, to position troops for a US invasion would
be to (slowly) move them from lower South America into Mexico. This would still be extremely difficult to do without alerting the US, and brings up
the important factor of allies. Who is allied with whom? If Canada were an ally, this could be achieved from the North as well. Or both.
Of course, you would have to open more than one front, and with a navy major forces could be positioned a decent distance away from US waters, as to
not raise immediate suspicion, and they could move closer to the coast once the initial invasion had begun, followed up by establishing a beach-head
on the East coast.
The Pacific coast is a viable option, as there would not be as large of an electronic net as on the East coast, ie submarine detection systems, etc,
but the US has a larger naval presence in the Pacific as opposed to the Atlantic regions. Again, allies would come into play.
Also, along with the initial North/South invasion, if I had a good sized air force, I would use jets to protect transport planes, and send a massive
amount of them inland to drop paratroopers. I mean honestly, there are just too many variables that would change the strategic situation, and without
knowing those variables, a decent plan could not be laid out.
Also, the likelihood of a land based invasion, while much more preferable to nuclear war, in my opinion just would not happen to the US. It is scary
to think however, that one side would use nukes against the other, giving the other an excuse to retaliate with nukes themselves. This is why no one
should have nukes, but that will never happen...Unless there is alien intervention, lol, and even then I am not so sure.
With a large enough force, and with a sizable navy/air force (China anyone?), a US invasion could actually be feasible, but the US would have allies
across the globe, and I am positive that someone would opt for the nuclear option, and utter chaos would ensue.
Honestly, anyone's plan is as good as mine since the variables are unknown. I do believe that it is important to discuss things like this, maybe not
for us though, since it gives you insight into where your weaknesses lie.