posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 10:03 AM
Civil wars, are messy, very messy, they are brutal and are not like normal wars. They set family against family, split families apart, often forcing
them to decide which side to take. And the casualties rack up, innocent lives will be lost, even those not in the conflicts.
The OP asked who side will we be on, ultimately the question is who can convince the public that they have the just cause and is right. Wars and
conflicts are fought on 2 fronts, one being on the battlefield and the other is for the public opinion. Of the 2 the latter being more important as
that is who will give the support when the chips are down. If which ever side who fires the first shot can not convince the public that they are
doing the right thing, then the battle is lost even before the war is over. And that is half of the problems, combined with the question of what is
the plan for the clean up afterwards.
While no one like the federal government, and it is not a perfect government, perhaps taking a lesson from the pages of history both distant and
recent is needed. If one were to start a civil war in the US, the first would be to create a declaration that was clear, concise and ultimately would
spell out for the general public as to why such actions were needed, along with what the remedies would be required, along with attempts to provide
for such ways out, with out blood shed. If after all other attempts have failed, if they can not get such resolved, then bloodshed would happen, but
there also needs to be a plan on what happens after the bloodshed is over, or does the country descend into chaos and resemble countries that did this
before, including the US where people sought revenge after others and a time of lawlessness. History is loaded with such, and still it continues to
this day, with North and South Sudan being the latest examples of such.
Make no mistake in this kind of conflict there are no winners only losers.