Originally posted by Advantage
As far as going Halo.. one of the husbands buddies that spent Christmas with us mentioned this with the threats of the govt turning their backs.....
and then got into the WHY's combat vets ( of which he and the husband both are) are on watchlists as potential terrorists.. for doing their job as
That is why I am not afraid to post my mind here. I know I am on a few dozen watch lists. I am not afraid; I know they haven't the ability or the
resources or the desire to come hunt someone like me down. It takes like a 100:1 ratio to pull off a mission like that, intell, surveillance, advance
There are simply not enough people to do it.
It is also why I know this is all bluster for the plebs. The last group they want to piss off are the people who know how to fight back.
I do know there are those who think the military will not follow orders and confiscate weapons and round people up. I know that a good percentage
will do just that for the reasons I stated.
By the time anything like this is to take place the economy will already have collapsed which will make the families of the military largely and
effectively defacto hostages to their vouchers, rations and handouts which the general public will not be getting. This will be a huge motivator for
the servicemen to comply with constitutionally questionable things. Jews readily rounded up other Jews in the ghettos for the Nazis and turned in
their neighbors and such for food or promises of safety for their families.
Who really can blame them... I'd kill my neighbor right now if it meant my kid living and or eating another day and sleep tight knowing it.
The only thing that will make the servicemen defect or go AWOL is to protect/feed their own families. It is why the military basically encourages
younger enlisted people to get married with monetary incentives - control.
They know that living paycheck to paycheck and having kids to feed makes one more likely to reenlist. They also know that one will be more compliant
for fear of losing pay and benefits for the family.
An 18-19 year old kid is a wildcard he might obey and then if he hasn't much to lose he might head home to find and protect his sisters and mom;
however, a 20 something with a wife and a kid who knows the military will make sure they are fed and safe as long as he complies with commands is a
simple thing to predict.
Sadly the surest way for any insurgent group to entice servicemenbers to do the right thing is to compromise that safety and or surety of sustenance
which leads me to believe our military families and government employees (who will be getting some kind of compensation in whatever becomes currency
even if it’s an MRE) in general will be prime targets for such attacks.