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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    First, try and remember Goshin that I am a vet before you go throwing out those random insults.

    Secondly, you have not addressed the logistic problem that the British had that would not be the case here.

    Third, if things got bad enough that half the military revolted, there would be no need for a revolt.
    Redress, if I said something you took as insulting, I assure you it was not intended as such.

    How much of our military is stationed overseas at any given moment? Especially our combat arms troops? How hard would it be to move them all back home quickly?

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I think the LA riots are a perfect example of how things can get out of hand so quickly, the government cannot react fast enough to really do anything. Same with the situation during Katrina.

    The Feds probably have all kinds of contingency plans. Unfortunately you can't just throw Federal troops into any state you want without approval.
    There are "other" Federal troops that can go in immediately.

    FBI, CIA people like that.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    There are "other" Federal troops that can go in immediately.

    FBI, CIA people like that.
    Allot of good they did during the riots and Katrina? They are small and don't have anywhere near the man power to do anything. They are not military, they are relatively small Federal agency's tasked with specific jobs.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Allot of good they did during the riots and Katrina? They are small and don't have anywhere near the man power to do anything.

    They were very effective at quickly and decisively crushing the armed civilians at Ruby Ridge and Waco though.

    Oh, wait a minute... no, they weren't actually.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Redress, if I said something you took as insulting, I assure you it was not intended as such.

    How much of our military is stationed overseas at any given moment? Especially our combat arms troops? How hard would it be to move them all back home quickly?
    In this scenario? A pain, but doable in a fairly quick way. Ships can load and make the trip in under 2 weeks, C-5's can bring surprising amounts of people and equipment. Unless the rebels could interdict ports and airstrips, which would be hard for a rebel force since it would play to their weakness, it would be doable.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Allot of good they did during the riots and Katrina? They are small and don't have anywhere near the man power to do anything.
    Those are different scenarios thought, one was civil unrest that most likely wouldn't spread and the other was a natural disaster.

    Something to note about Katrina was that Federal troops went door to door confiscating firearms.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    They were very effective at quickly and decisively crushing the armed civilians at Ruby Ridge and Waco though.

    Oh, wait a minute... no, they weren't actually.
    I think ATF did more than the others combined, lol.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Those are different scenarios thought, one was civil unrest that most likely wouldn't spread and the other was a natural disaster.

    Something to note about Katrina was that Federal troops went door to door confiscating firearms.
    AFTER it was calmed down and with the military.

    They are small agencys that do not have the man power, period.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    AFTER it was calmed down and with the military.

    They are small agencys that do not have the man power, period.
    I'm not convinced.
    I think Homeland Security has prepared for things like this.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    So, if there were a zombie apocalypse, how many of those 5 million people could be mobilized quickly enough to quell the flesh eaters?
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