posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Hopechest
Its not really possible to invade America at this point. Any invasion would have to come either through Canada or our southern border and we would be
aware of it long before they were in position meaning we would be fighting them before they got here.
Any attack or resupply from sea would be pointless since our sub-fleet cannot be matched and would sink any vessel before they even left their
original ports. Same thing with an air-invasion. They couldn't get through our superior air-force.
The only option would be to nuke us and hope they get enough of our military assests to make an invasion possible. Even then, we still maintain our
second strike capability through the nuclear triade so they would be wiped out by that.
Just not possible in any shape or form.
The movie was very vague about the logistics of how the invasion happened. They basically said the invaders used EMPs to knock out military systems
and then followed it up with non-nuclear bombs. And they didn't have control of the whole country....simply parts of it (the eastern seaboard and
So let's talk about that....
Anyone who knows anything about the current state of our critical infrastructure protection knows how utterly vulnerable we are as a nation. Although
important strides are taking place to beef up our defenses in this area, we are highly vulnerable in the interim. A few well-placed EMPs *could* take
down our power grid without much effort.
That being said, the government and military DOES have redundant systems in place which are protected from EMP. These safeguards are meant to allow
the government and military continuity of operations in the event of an EMP. So it was clearly not a realistic explanation in the movie.
But it could and would easily disrupt the lives of the average American. Watch any documentary about what would happen should we lose the power grid
for any extended length of time....and now add the premise that you have an aggressive, invading army who wants to indoctrinate you into a separate
And just like in the movie, they don't need to incarcerate everyone. They only need to make examples of or control certain factions of the
population (those most likely to revolt), in order to make the others cower in fear and compliance. Take a child from their parents with their threat
of that child's death and watch how compliant those parents become....