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Thread: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Your understanding of the military is more consistent with GI Joe cartoons than anything. It's painfully obvious you haven't a clue...
    No. You don't have a clue. You can't back anything up you are talking out of your a$$ it's silly. I am done with you and I am putting you on ignore.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Well you could just carpet bomb the whole mountain and feel the mountain with landmines.
    The effect of that will be lots of burning/fallen trees and your mining crew dead while being completely exposed laying mines in enemy territory.
    You just gave the insurgents a present of improvised explosives.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I believe most people think "tanks, fighter plans, etc; OMG no way that is possible."
    The truth of it is, those things are hindrances to fighting a conventional war with the U.S.
    The sheer size of the rebelling force would make those things at least somewhat effective. Further, those are not the only equipment based advantages that the military would enjoy.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The sheer size of the rebelling force would make those things at least somewhat effective. Further, those are not the only equipment based advantages that the military would enjoy.
    The local gas station has all that one would need to cause all sorts of mayhem.
    Notice that only 1 person needs that equipment.

    Insurgent forces don't foolishly attack a military objective head on, they cause death by attrition.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The effect of that will be lots of burning/fallen trees and your mining crew dead while being completely exposed laying mines in enemy territory.
    You just gave the insurgents a present of improvised explosives.
    I wasn't actually being serious.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The local gas station has all that one would need to cause all sorts of mayhem.
    Notice that only 1 person needs that equipment.

    Insurgent forces don't foolishly attack a military objective head on, they cause death by attrition.
    You need a lot more than just mayhem to overthrow the government of the US.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Well you could just carpet bomb the whole mountain...
    Yea, they could just destroy every mountain range in the United States. That's realistic...

    And what happens if the insurgents are inside caves?

    ...and feel the mountain with landmines.
    It's kind of hard to place land mines when you're being shot at.

    Still nowhere near enough to all the dead enemy combatants.
    Doesn't mean it was easy. Of course, you would have no idea, since you learned about the military from GI Joe and X-Men.

    There has been 172 dead in Iraq and in Afghanistan there has been 1,015 killed.
    You are so wrong it's not even funny.

    Operation Iraqi Freedom: Deaths (total) - 4,320. Wounded in action - 31,460.

    Operation Enduring Freedom: Deaths (total) - 759. Wounded in action - 3,442.

    Total dead and wounded: 39,981

    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf
    Since it's obvious you have no idea what you're talking about, we can safely assume that your opinion is irrelevant.

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You need a lot more than just mayhem to overthrow the government of the US.
    Of course but we are talking about a general insurgency.
    Where lots of people are disgruntled enough to do the damage.
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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You need a lot more than just mayhem to overthrow the government of the US.
    How hard would it be to selectively assassinate key figures? Or destroy key pieces of infrastructure? You're giving the government way too much credit...

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    Re: Is it possible to overthrow the US government

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Right, but most military people are proud American's who'd most likely not rebel against the government, instead they would automatically take the side of the government and if there were dissidents among the military it would be too small to actually make a difference before the military wipes all of them out. Even if the rebels were using sleeper cell tactics it would not work, instead sleeper cells would make things easier.
    The reason most of our young men and women join is to protect what this country stands for, it is not unrealistic to expect defections if our country ever stopped standing for it completely.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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