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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 07:08 PM
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37. That's true. It is illegal. But what people are worrying about...
Edited on Thu May-29-08 07:12 PM by seawolf
(Probably needlessly, but with all the shit the neo-cons in government have pulled, I honestly can't blame folks for being jumpy.)

(I'm speaking as a civilian, so if I'm mistaken on points of military procedure, behavior, or law, feel free to correct me.)

...the fact that it would be illegal use of elements of the military, but the people (probably neo-con elements of the government working through a suborned general or two) giving the orders wouldn't care. I say elements, because 95% of the military would refuse to take action against US citizens. Problem is, I suspect about 5% (evangelicals, racists, people willing to obey any order) would. Transfer members of that 5% out of their units and put together new ones composed of just the 5% (is that possible, legally or illegally?), give them some time to train together, sic them on the citizenry (probably out of uniform)... Yeah, the rest of the military would turn on the traitors as soon as the news broke, but that'd be too late for a lot of people.

You see what's worrying people?
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