Troops will fire.
It seems like those saying it wont happen think you will just get an order one day to go wipe out a bunch of soccer moms and kids. It isn't going to
go down like that.
If TPTB want you to fire, you will. If you won't a situation will be created in which you have no choice. Propaganda will rule the day .... on both
You WILL be told about 'fringe' groups, anti government groups, crazy survivalists, etc .. It will be made out to seem they are everywhere. Every
shadow hides a potential threat, every basement a potential arsenal, every window a potential sniper, every person a potential terrorist. This has
already begun. You're a veteran .. potential terrorist. You support the constitution .. potential terrorist. Believe in freedom and individual liberty
.. potential terrorist. "Gun nuts" with their assault rifles are everywhere .. potential terrorists. You see it on these boards all the time where the
anti gun folks claim gun owners are blood thirsty animals just waiting for the opportunity to go shoot someone. Propaganda. It will be the reason you
All that it is going to take is one or two 'incidents' to set things off. Once tensions are high and trust is lost it will be game on. Some
overzealous soldier or some scared citizen is going to fire a shot. The news will spread that shots are fired. Now tensions get even higher, people
will be suspicious of the troops, the troops will be suspicious of the people ... etc ... It's easy to say you wont fire from behind a keyboard. When
you're walking a dark street and word has spread that 'some people' are shooting and you see a shadow dart off into the darkness ... are you going to
think it's just some scared person or someone trying to hide something? Is he just going away to hide or to "report" to someone. When you chase him
down and all the neighbors see, what will they think? What kind of talk will be going on about how soldiers are chasing down citizens?
All this without anyone really doing anything. What if a large percentage of troops do side with the people? What if the government sees itself losing
power? Do you put it past them to send out a few operatives to mix in with the people and start taking shots at troops from within crowds? To keep
power, do you think for one second they wouldn't do ANYTHING to gain support of the military back, including killing a few soldiers and blaming
regular citizens? They and their families will be safe while they watch America burn ... so long as when the flames die and the smoke clears they are
still in power.
If TSHTF and people are angry with the government to the point of actually getting off their asses and paying them a visit, where do you think the
troops will be. They will be placed between our 'representatives' and the people. Will you allow the people through for redress of grievance? Will you
push back when the people want a word with those who have ruined our country? That will be the choice to be made. Where are your loyalties. You can
SAY it's with the people, and you may be telling the truth, but when you are placed in a position where your Commander in Chief expects you to
suppress those people, and those people view you as protectors of those who have ruined the country, well, you will be in a serious predicament.
If they want you to fire you will. If you won't, your hand will be forced one way or another.
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