reply to post by CAELENIUM
What the United States of America need to understand is that one of these days, sooner or later, everything is going to turn around. Foreign
troops, with United Nations authorization, will invade the North American continent. . . .
Yes - but not for the reasons you cite.
That will be a very fun time, indeed; and make my day. The entire U.S. will become a free-fire zone with 50% of the population being armed (without a
national threat beating down their door) - and at least 10% being avidly against your presence and being physically fit for combat (not to count the
other 20% or so who will be less than fit but still capable of actively resisting.
You're looking at a theoretical standing army of over 30 million.
We will throw you out. Sure - not all of those people are trained... but I am. I know people who are trained better than me and have more
experience. Even two days of combat instruction can improve fighting performance several fold (so that people can be told that the idea they saw in
the movies is horribly bad and will result in insta-death in real life).
We won't piddly around with it. We'll hit you hard, drive your CIC out of their minds, and break your spines.
I can guarantee you that U.N. forces will be surrendering to the militia because they know they have been tasked with a suicidal fool's errand.
Securing the various metropolises could be accomplished in a select few regions... but they would never be able to root us out of the Ozarks, Rockey,
and Appalachian mountains. There are thousands of miles of open prairie to cross - enough that some ballistic missiles could not be fired from the
Rockey mountains to the base of the Appalachian mountains.
That is #ing suicide. There are several heavy bomber squadrons located throughout the U.S. that can ARCLIGHT a convoy to kingdom come. Not to
mention what the Apache Longbows and A-10s out of Scott, Whiteman, and other air force bases would do to those things.
Also - do not attempt to use scripture to justify your sweeping generalizations.
Frustrated as I may get with people - sharp as my tongue may become - I will lay down my life for people at the drop of a hat. I do not cling to
delusional fantasies of a world without 'death;' nor do I subscribe to the belief that there is always a way to avoid death or war.
What I have come to understand, however, is that the death of a person is not their final judgment. I do not attempt to render judgment upon a
person's soul (or, more accurately, I resist the temptation to with varying degrees of success). That is not my call. I can, however, make the
logical determination that the person is simply too great of a risk to be allowed to remain in society - and the methods for removing someone from
society are fairly limited (and the most practical is death).
Does that mean I hate the person? No. Does it mean I have damned them to hell? No.
It is that temptation to judge each other - to be God... that divides us to the point where we will commit self-righteous acts of evil against each