reply to post by meticulous
Yeah, I would have to agree with you OP and most of the other posts here. As a veteran of eight years in the US Army serving as an Military Police
Officer and later working MP Investigations, we did A LOT of “Martial Law” and “Urban Combat” type missions, exercises and training. I can say
for 100% certainty, unless provoked by violence, American forces (not counting special ops, that’s a different group of individuals altogether) will
not willingly open fire on peaceful American citizens.
The only plausible scenario I would see soldiers firing on civilians is when the civilians commit open acts of violence towards them or that which
they are charged to protect. A very good example of this would be the Katrina aftermath scenarios. Where small groups and or individual citizens were
shooting at military rescue helicopters as they attempted to rescue stranded civilians. Even then, military retaliation was minimal and mostly
non-lethal. Now, I am not saying a certain hired “security” corporation didn’t clean house! Because they did.
You would no more have to fear the US military than you would your local law enforcement agency.
Its when you start seeing the blue hats aka UN forces being dispatched, that’s when its time to keep your head down and go off the grid.