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Are you being sarcastic, or are you just incredibly racist?
Originally posted by serbsta
Ughh... should this really be happening? Is this really necessary? There just been sooooo much real terrorist attacks in the US recently, i mean, its so dangerous now, with all the arabs walking around...
Regardless of the Orwellian implications you are making, I wonder if the so called "potential" nuclear attacks could actually be an inside job, a-la-9/11. Not that I necessarily believe 9/11 was an inside job, but I do believe it is within the realm of possibility.
Absolutely ridiculous, this is just one step away from martial law, i cant believe something liek this is happening and the majority fo the populace think its for their own good. Disgusting.
Originally posted by Xilvius
The whole idea behind the government placing militants in urban areas shouldn't be looked at in the negative light that everyone is placing it in. I don't know the true motives behind doing such a thing, but you have to look at the whole picture sometimes and not just fragments at a time.
Everyone is placing OUR own military in a negative perspective, like they all want to kill everyone or something. Just because there are planned to be 20k uniformed troops in the USA doesn't mean its some way of domination or any such absurdity.
The United States is a great nation built on diversity. This nation is made of many people from many cultures. As is our military. I cannot conceive our own military killing its own citizens. I know and have known many many people that serve this nation in it's militant branches, and they all stand on defending the people of this nation. I'm really getting sick of this whole anti-American attitude of ATS.
Originally posted by staple
Protection from what? More people choke on food and die a year than terrorist attacks. Although I would rather see US troops than a bunch of NATO or UN troops. If this somehow get troops home then it cannot be all that bad.
Originally posted by OldMedic
Are you stupid, or just a simpleton that is trying to raise people hackels for nothing?
Hate to tell you, but we alread have a LOT more than 20,000 troops in the US with the Army alone. Add in the Marines, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, and we likely have closer to 150,000 available to help with natural disasters.
So what? We were doing this when I was on active duty between 1959-1869.
We helped with fires, floods, and lots of other things.
How about posting some real news?
Originally posted by Xilvius
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And if protecting this nation means military presence so be it. The only people whom should be worried about it are the people with something to hide.
The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.
It is illegal for US troops to be used in civilian policing. Even tho these troops are for "emergency response", this is nothing more than a ploy to get their foot in the door.