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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    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.

    As I recall, it took a lot more than 2 weeks to build up our troop levels in the middle-east for Gulf I (liberate Kuwait) and Gulf II (liberate Iraq) to the point we were ready to go in.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I used to fantasize about the zombie apocalypse when I was sitting behind a fifty cal or mark-19. Every grunt's wet dream...
    I hope, if such a thing were to come, that they are Romero zombies and not 28 days later zombies.

    The later and we would be screwed.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not convinced.
    I think Homeland Security has prepared for things like this.
    Homeland security is literally made up of mostly retired security and police officers. They are not a force to be reckoned with.

    I know it's hard to believe someone who actually worked in and with the government, but take my word for it. Our government is not even close to as prepared as people think.

    Hell, with all the improvements etc. on airport security. We just recently had a guy try to take down a plane with his underwear, almost succeeded.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Homeland security is literally made up of mostly retired security and police officers. They are not a force to be reckoned with.

    I know it's hard to believe someone who actually worked in and with the government, but take my word for it. Our government is not even close to as prepared as people think.

    Hell, with all the improvements etc. on airport security. We just recently had a guy try to take down a plane with his underwear, almost succeeded.
    That's comforting and disturbing all at the same time.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    As I recall, it took a lot more than 2 weeks to build up our troop levels in the middle-east for Gulf I (liberate Kuwait) and Gulf II (liberate Iraq) to the point we were ready to go in.

    Just sayin'.
    Yes, but different scenario. We have not place to put our people in the middle east when we first deployed. We did however have the Eisenhower battle group on station in 3 days, with ~8k personal, ~100 aircraft, cruise missiles etc. Going the other direction would be a lot less difficult from a logistic standpoint. Another part of the problem was political in the first gulf war, getting permission, and making the decision. I know a little on this due to personal interest, I was part of the Eisenhower battle group when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Homeland security is literally made up of mostly retired security and police officers. They are not a force to be reckoned with.

    I know it's hard to believe someone who actually worked in and with the government, but take my word for it. Our government is not even close to as prepared as people think.

    Hell, with all the improvements etc. on airport security. We just recently had a guy try to take down a plane with his underwear, almost succeeded.
    Good point, I figured at least with this kind of stuff, they would be more prepared.

    I have to remember that this is our government.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    From the looks of the wall behind you I'd say they were right about Karma being a bitch.
    It was a bitch. I just wish there were more firefights and less sandbags...

    Let me guess, you're the guy on the right with the ****-eatin' grin?
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    Thumbs up Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Here's a little bedtime reading for those who are so inclined:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Warfare-Special-Forces-Operations/dp/0975900919/ref=pd_sim_b_4]Amazon.com: Guerrilla Warfare And Special Forces Operations: FM31-21 (9780975900918): Department of Defense: Books[/ame]

    DOD manuals are the best!

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    It's very possible. We outnumber them. The problem is getting people off their asses and into the streets.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Here's a little bedtime reading for those who are so inclined:

    Amazon.com: Guerrilla Warfare And Special Forces Operations: FM31-21 (9780975900918): Department of Defense: Books

    DOD manuals are the best!
    Shhhh, don't tell people how to do naughty things.

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