Any one american or foreign national who sympathized with the taliban or al-Qaida is a terrorist
Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by Artanis667
I have wondered, is it a possibility that if civilians were to rebel against the US government that UN troops could be used to "stifle the terrorist threat"? I mean, it certainly has to be on their minds that US troops might not want to kill other Americans. Especially considering a rebellion likely wouldn't be "region vs region" but strike much closer, in our homes. What soldier is going to shoot his brother for the president?
Just something I've wondered about but speculations as far as i've got.
"what soldier is going to shoot his brother"??...are you kidding?...there are tens of thousands of guys that relive the civil war each year, with actual muskets, grey and blue uniforms, cannons, etc....in realistic (but, not deadly) battles across the southern and northern states. you don't think southern boys wouldn't want to shoot a few thousand northerners, if they felt threathened?... "revenge is sweet" is a cliche, due to the fact that it happens so much, not so little.
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by ltdan08
I have been on ATS since 2007, this has been discussed many times. I have also talked to service men and women about it.
By and large they would play along, get armed and then turn then turn their weapons on who ever issued an illegal order like that. They are not international mercenaries who are out for a pay check. They are patriots for the most part.
This is all a distraction to make us act like fools to each other so we end up losing them and they end up losing us. You know who they and we have then? Daddy government to keep the union. The federal government then turns into the soul of the union instead of the people.
The military is US and we are THEM. We are one people.
edit on 30-1-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by NavyDoc
They are trained to follow the chain of command. Like previously posted, if they were told a group of individuals were terrorists or whatever was fashionable at the time, do you not think they would follow orders and take them out? Or is the average army grunt able to wait, send out an intelligence team and come to their own conclusion?
Not everyone would, but, with the threat of being discharged/jailed, wouldn't you? (Remember, you don't know they are bad or good, you are just told.)
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
A perfect example for this in modern times is Syria.
Originally posted by EL1A5
reply to post by TDawgRex
If you were ever given the order to fire upon civilians without them firing first; would you?
From my years in service disobedience can lead to death of a service member.
Perhaps these methods might be used to scare those "good" men into shooting un-armed civilians.
It saddens me though that these ideas are even the topic of discussion; you would think our nation has GROWN UP by now.