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Of course, the government of the United States has other advantages that it would bring to a war with the militias. Unlike in Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers fighting a guerilla war against militia insurgents would speak the same language as the local population, understand its culture and generally be of the same religious persuasion. In addition, the federal government has significant intelligence gathering capabilities (and not just military intelligence capabilities, either; the FBI is excellent at this as well) and talented personnel who could infiltrate militia groups. The federal government also has the ability to hire the mercenaries of companies like Xe Services – formerly Blackwater, of course – if they need additional manpower. Also, it is unlikely that the militias would find any major state sponsors for their insurgency. Too many other countries are either allied with the United States, dependent upon American support or owed too much money by us for them to support the overthrow of the American government. Even if an Iran or a North Korea wanted to sponsor the insurgents, would the insurgents really take help from a hated Marxist and a despised Islamic regime? I could be wrong, but I doubt they would if they had any other means of supporting themselves.
With the asymmetrical nature of guerilla warfare, the militias would not be without advantages too. Chief among these is the fact that they would likely be decentralized, autonomous military forces. As we’ve seen with the Tea Party and its attendant militias up to now, there is nobody really in charge at the top. There are national figures like Sarah Palin who command the respect of the movement, and there are noticeable Republican attempts to co-opt the movement, but so far there is no formal national leadership. The groups are free to set their own course. If this pattern was to continue in a war it would be hard for the militias to coordinate a cohesive national strategy, but it would also be difficult for the federal government, which would have to dismantle or defeat each individual group.
Originally posted by alldaylong
reply to post by starwarsisreal
The first nine Presidents of America from George Washington to William Henry Harrison where all born as BRITISH SUBJECTS. Please research. Therefore the war of independence was British subjects fighting British subjects thus making it a civil war.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.