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Originally posted by netwarrior
reply to post by bulldetector
Oh, but allow me to retort. The reason why you keep hearing it is because it's absolutely true and painfully evident to anyone that's ever spent more than 30 seconds planning just a scenario.
You cannot OCCUPY a nation without popular support for any extended period of time, no matter how technologically advanced they are. Period, full stop. That goes double if it's a foreign OPFOR. Why? Because Americans are EVERYWHERE. When you're fighting against a population of 300 million and simple attrition will wear you down unless you use some form of advanced tech and/or pure genocide. I say they don't have enough of those sooper-sekret diarrhea/pain/deafness/gay guns to police ALL of America. Why? Because if the equipment was that widespread every stinking squad in Iraq/Afghanistan would have had one.
I'm not saying the tech is not out there. I'm saying there isn't enough. Sure, they can use drones, but there's only so many of them and they still have to be piloted. If it's the Feds they won't exactly be able to unleash the Predators on the US population, either. Popular support, remember?There'd be no better way to make a normally apathetic human being into an unstoppable force of nature than blowing their kids to bits with a Hellfire from above. Its not just guns, either. Without getting into any details that might violate T&C, I suggest you read up on the origins of Raid bug spray. That's just one example.
Don't get me wrong. It will be ridiculously bloody and victory is not assured, even more so if it's Feds vs. Joe Six Pack. But it's not unwinnable. Hope it never comes down to that. I really like air conditioning and high speed internet. That's why I wish the government would just take a step back and realize how badly they're making the general public mad.
As far as the other guy's comment about the foreign soldiers, the reason why you thought that is that you're looking for an argument. You would treat any invader with hostility. Here in the South if you are friendly you get welcomed with open arms...usually. If you're an enemy you get handled. That's just the way it is.
Originally posted by EartOccupant
Am I the only one finding this exercise a bit strange...
Teaching another country how to attack your intelligence mainframe computers facilities...??
To me this seems as the first step to use people from other countries and languages to control or fight the population ( Because Soldiers with different languages can easier be told to shoot at civilians..)
Originally posted by netwarrior
[...]As an armed, moderately-trained American citizen I would hesitate to drop the hammer on a US soldier. If I *did* end up doing it, it's likely i'd feel terrible. A foreign invader? Only thing that'd be felt would be recoil.
If you're a foreign soldier that happens to be reading that statement, keep that in mind. Its a pervading theme amongst Americans.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by thehoneycomb
Don't worry, Russian isn't half the language to learn as English is. It's a rather elegant language compared to ours too. What we take 10 words to say what they do in a 1/3rd as many words.