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Originally posted by muse7
How would this invading army get through all of the missile defense systems, submarines and our air force? They would have to get through all of tbat before even getting 100 miles from the coast. Im sure that the army would have plenty of time to position infantry and artillery thanks to all of the satellite intelligence.
The invading army would be droned to death before even landing on the shores
Originally posted by SpaDe_
If foreign soldiers set foot on US soil with the intention to claim the US it would be one of the single most unifying events to ever occur next to a common threat from an other worldly force. People of all races, religions, cultural standings would immediately cast all differences aside to fight a common enemy.
reply to post by Greensage
As for your invasion thoughts, how would we know if they are already here in plain clothes? I highly doubt an invading army would come waltzing through in uniform unless they carpet bombed the place first.
Originally posted by SUICIDEHK45
I think the biggest one is the pussification of America. What I mean by this is that kids have grown up playing videogames and on the computer more than playing outside. When I was a kid, I constantly was playing some sport outside. We used to settle things on the playground with scuffles instead of telling the teacher or parents.
Another big thing is lack of work ethic. I am a steel erection foreman, and I have a lot of kids straight out of high school working for me. I can't believe the lack of work ethic some of these kids have. I've seen a lot of kids quit after a 12 or 14 hour day. It seems to me that a lot of kids now days are protected so much and don't see the "real world" until they are in their mid 20s.
Another thing that would be a big determining factor is that today's youth lack general skills. A lot of people have never fired a gun, or even held one for that matter. Some people have never operated hand or power tools in their life.
There are a lot of civillian owned weapons in the U.S., but it seems to me that it is getting to the point that they will soon just kind of dissapear and very few people will have the knowledge to use them. So yes there may be a rifle behind every blade of grass. It just worrys me that if it ever came down to it, a lot of people wouldn't have the guts or determination and skills to stop an attack.
Originally posted by benrl
The level of atrocities that would need to be committed in order to get a beach head would make the invaders the worst war criminal in history.
Hitler and his advisers thought it suicide in WW2.
It would take chemical and biological agents to subdue the armed civilians alone.
The biggest obstacle would be securing major hwys for troop movement, it works both ways, if you could surpise attack (emp, chemical, nuke, or some combinations)
The freeways would allow for rapid inland movement, but than you have one of the most harassed campaign in history as every movement of enemy troops is met with civilians taking pot shots at them.edit on 15-6-2012 by benrl because: (no reason given)