posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:59 PM
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
Its by no means easier, because you get shot back at.........they have the means to fight.....
Global rules of engagement. If our own military begins killing unarmed citizens, they're going to paint themselves in a bad light, which will only
galvanize resistance on a global scale. It's ugly.
If the people (enemy) are armed, they instantly turn into "insurgents", "terrorists", "hostiles", making them easier to paint as monsters in the
media, and easier for our own troops to target and eliminate, easier for foriegn countries to standby and do nothing. Todays troops, especially
mechanized, fire on heat signatures, not "people." They're taught to dehumanize targets. It's easier to do if the enemy is armed.
You really think the neighbor's closet full of AK's and AR's are going to stop a rolling convoy popping targets behind 9 inches of plate steel, or a
gunship armed with thermals and a couple of miniguns? They could easily take out an armed group.
There's not an army on Earth that can stop 300 million people, armed or not, but if you can turn those 300 million against one another; divide them by
race, religion, or politics, and push them to the brink, those 300 million, if allowed to boil over, will cut their own numbers in half.
Oh course they could just nuke us, but what would that accomplish?
"We rule this country. All 2,959,064 radioactive square miles of it."
edit on 31-1-2013 by Garkiniss because: (no reason given)