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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    World history is of perpetual war. What you lament in your messages is that the USA has not been defeated. You make no secret in your messages of your hatred of the USA and wish it to be destroyed. But does anyone remember your messages as to why - your explaining how corporations and government conspired to keep your brilliant inventions from being sold as reason for the fury of your messages against the USA?

    That, combined with extreme homophobia and hatred of Jews, gives the motives of why you continuously express love of Putin, hate of the USA and hate of Israel.

    There is nothing unique about the USA and war, other than being undefeated.
    You should definitely wipe after blowing so much flotsam out your ass. I'm the patriot and Vietnam vet, The US did not win in Afghanistan nor Iraq nor Libya nor Syria nor Ukraine nor Cuba .crtainly killed men, women, children and dogs and goats in all of those places. You're a big blowhard patriot of the "kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out" category. I'm indifferent to Jews but don't like Zionists, but I know the difference. You Jewish gays just feel persecuted and that's not my problem, it psycho and it's yours.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Allied forces or US?

    I was unaware that Britain, Canada or France used American made weapons
    It does say barrels.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    I prefer the status quo. It has it's advantages;

    a) Fools who want to volunteer to fight for the corporations' assets and profits can do so.

    Well that's highly insulting.


    b) It allows many to "Be all that they can be...and die" for the corporations who use out military as mercenaries for profit.

    c) It allows for conservatives and TPer's to sacrifice other peoples loved ones with a volunteer army, to satisfy their own blood lust for war.

    As opposed to democrat "blood lust"?


    sad. it's those volunteers that are willing to write a blank check that should the time come, would be the ones to keep you safe to spew this garbage.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Count me in. And institute a manditory term of service, too.

    We should not exclude consciousness objectors. Serve or find another country to live in.



    Nonsense, I wouldn't want to stand shoulder to shoulder with someone who thinks I'm a "fool", they would get us killed! lol
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    BEHIND THE BUSHES: Chronology of a family KEY WORDS: George W. Bush

    It was Buckeye and Remington.

    Samuel Bush's Buckeye Steel made the gun barrels for Remington. . . During World War I, Remington supplied 67 percent of all the weapons and ammunition used by the Allied forces.
    So the claim: "For example, one of the Bush fortunes comes from Walker Arms and has for a hundred years." is complete nonsense?
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Allied forces or US?

    I was unaware that Britain, Canada or France used American made weapons
    Remington produced M1907-15 Berthier rifles for France, Pattern 1914 Enfield rifles for Britain, and Model 1891 Mosin-Nagant rifles for Imperial Russia.
    Remington Arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Pattern 1914 when made for US use were modified and became the M1917 Enfield.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    I prefer the status quo. It has it's advantages;

    a) Fools who want to volunteer to fight for the corporations' assets and profits can do so.

    b) It allows many to "Be all that they can be...and die" for the corporations who use out military as mercenaries for profit.

    c) It allows for conservatives and TPer's to sacrifice other peoples loved ones with a volunteer army, to satisfy their own blood lust for war.
    Though one has to wonder if Germany would have gone into Iraq if it didnt have conscription at the time. The UK certainly wouldnt have stayed so long, a growing majority of the population was oppossed to the war but never did anything as they had no personal stake in it.

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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    But but no more defense contractors. Sadness.
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    The Swiss aren't a good example. Other than their banks, chocolate, and army knives they are irrelevant.
    Their Swiss watches make time relevant...
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    Re: Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Who thinks the US military should be replaced with a citizen defensive body like Switzerland has? As in every able-bodied adult (except for conscientious objectors) owns and knows how to use a military grade rifle and advanced weaponry is under local civillian control.



    Replaced entirely? No. We'd need a professional Navy and Air Force at least, perhaps a lot smaller if we were giving up being the world's cop, but a professional Navy and Air Force would be necessary to our security in the modern technological world. The Marine Corps should probably remain, as we'd also need a smallish professional infantry force for rapid response issues.

    If we were giving up policing the world and imposing our will on the shape of things, the Army could be reduced to a small professional cadre and replaced by the citizen militia, as you've indicated.


    Along with the remaining full time professional Navy and Air Force (albeit perhaps much reduced, say to half or even 30%) would be sufficient to make an actual invasion of US mainland territory unfeasible for any opponent, assuming we maintain our tech advantage.


    But the problem is that this would leave a power vacuum internationally, and it is guaranteed someone would step in to fill it, and it goes without saying that whoever the new "world cop" is would be looking out for their OWN interests and not OURS. That's the big downside...




    So I have to vote No, with some regret.

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