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Originally posted by RogerKint
I just had a realization... The bulk of US troops are being deployed in the Middle East
Interview in 1-2004
Currently, there are 499,000 active duty Army troops, backed up by 700,000 National Guard and Army reservists. That's a third less than when the U.S. fought its last big war in the Persian Gulf, in 1991;
130,000 Army troops are in Iraq. Pentagon officials had hoped to reduce that number, but the ongoing insurgency prevented it; 9,000 Army troops are in Afghanistan; 3,000 help keep the peace in Bosnia, as do 37,000 in South Korea.
As of January 2005, there are some 250,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed in support of combat, peacekeeping, and deterrence operations. This figure does not include those forces normally present in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom or Japan unless bases at those locations are actively supporting a combat operation. Furthermore, tours of duty in these locations are routine and not considered hardship tours. If one were to include these forces the number of deployed troops worldwide would be around 350,000.
Troops will continue to build up in the most volatile region in the world.
The best way to do this would be a massive attack with WMD's.
especially if it was their "last ditch effort" to hold off the American advance.
While I'm no staunch Titor believer, would this not fit totally with his descriptions of an event in the Middle East at the beginning of the Civil War?
Regardless, this scenario seems VERY possible,
and it would seemingly be the only end to the current neverending conflict.
Originally posted by Ray Davies
Why do people always think US troops are mindless drones? Like some kid from bumscrew, kansas is going to waste his family and neighbors on an order.
Great post might I add.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Personally I think if the NWO is real and is comming its going to be ushered in with a a whimper rather then a bang. No war or anything that drastic to give people something to rally against. People often use the boiling frog example here. If you throw a frog into boiling water it will jump out but if you slowly heat the water the frog will stay in till death.
Originally posted by Amethyst
But even with foreign troops, how would you put the entire country, as huge as it is in terms of square miles, under martial law?
Or am I missing something?
Create a state where people depend on .gov in a disaster and you have a mass of enslaved people.