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Originally posted by WhiteDevil013
Im sorry. but I'm a little confused
If we were to have an extreme economic melt down, rioting in the streets, etc....clearly the police cant handle it, so what are we supposed to just let looters run rampant?
Or how about a major disease outbreak? If we were able to catch it in time and quarantine a city, if the soldiers were given direct orders to shoot anyone who tries to escape, what should they say, "No" and potentially expose everyone?
I understand, orders are orders. But there is a big difference between shooting americans to save other americans or their property, compared to being given orders to shoot unarmed protesters at a rally.
Originally posted by Elsha
This is not a new thing....years ago the U.S. Military was asked the same question: "Would you be willing to fire on a U.S. citizen if given a direct order to. The results were not what the Military Leaders wanted....most said they could not do that.
It does not matter if the soldiers or national guard are willing to shoot. When the U.S. gets taken over or whatever...it will be foreign troops that police us. The U.S. government already knows that they will need foreign troops....
Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
If I were still in the military and I was given the order to shoot a US Citizen, then yes, I might shoot a US Citizen.
Assuming, of course, that the officer who gave the order was a US Citizen. He would die knowing that I followed orders.
Originally posted by JohnJasper
(Apologies if I'm repeating someone else's post)
Has navy_vet_stg3 not heard of Ruby Ridge, Waco, Kent State, or the recent bustups of the OWS camps. Please don't try to tell us that most of these were police actions because too many of the police are just recycled military.
Our military are quite willing to mow down civilians in any other country in the world so what makes American civilians different? What was different about the soldiers at Tiananman Square, Egypt, Syria, Libya etc that they were willing to kill their fellow citizens by the score?
I suggest that the military will do what they always do - follow orders to protect their own lives and livelihood but more likely because they get brainwashed into believing that they're fighting a real enemy.
Originally posted by Danbones
hey don't worry
the rapture is gonna save you
all that is required for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing
you have god on your side
good bye nice to have known ya
Originally posted by whisperindave
reply to post by Vitchilo
Well this is a step in the right direction. The National Guard had no compunctions about killing students at Kent State back in 1969. So at least the men and women joining now are willing to stand up for their principles of protecting the citizenry, rather than becoming an arm of the fascist govt. now taking over our country. I hope to hear more about this on the real news.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
The only people left in front of the original formation was 3 Capt’s. 2 Lt’s and the BN Commander who was so upset he started having chest pains from yelling and screaming about court martials and disbandment of the unit into other units.
Originally posted by ChuckNasty
It's posted on a web site so it must be true...
You have to be a moron to believe this story.