You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #8: American troops have been based in the US for over 200 years. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » September 11 Donate to DU
cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 06:44 PM
Response to Original message
8. American troops have been based in the US for over 200 years.
I'd venture to say that at any given time, more than a million have been stationed here.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
  -Executive Order basing 80000 active troops at home? StarryNite  Sep-14-09 06:32 PM   #0 
  - I would venture to say plenty of U.S. active duty troops are based here.  Zynx   Sep-14-09 06:34 PM   #1 
  - There are 2.5 mil enlisted, vast majority stateside.  TxRider   Sep-14-09 09:20 PM   #23 
     - But...  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 09:30 PM   #28 
        - I'm beginning to  billh58   Sep-15-09 01:37 PM   #51 
  - Conspiracy Nonsense  Don Caballero   Sep-14-09 06:37 PM   #2 
  - How do you operate military bases here in the US without active personel?  DJ13   Sep-14-09 06:41 PM   #3 
  - Bush started these programs  itsrobert   Sep-14-09 06:41 PM   #4 
  - I remember that too.  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 06:53 PM   #13 
  - Odd. I was based in the US in 1960, well before Bush. And several  Obamanaut   Sep-14-09 07:34 PM   #16 
     - But that was different, right?  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 07:43 PM   #17 
     - The Posse Comitatus Act was an act of Congress and could only be undone by Congress.  Statistical   Sep-14-09 09:47 PM   #31 
        - Hmmm...  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 09:50 PM   #32 
           - Here's a link that mentions several of the EOs, posse comitatus,  Obamanaut   Sep-15-09 01:22 AM   #36 
     - I don't mean the actve duty part  itsrobert   Sep-14-09 08:38 PM   #22 
  - why not post Mother Goose? American Thinkless is just as much fiction  cali   Sep-14-09 06:42 PM   #5 
  - Because I see what's coming down the pike  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 06:45 PM   #9 
     - Your too late, all the reall rignt wing whackos I know  TxRider   Sep-14-09 09:24 PM   #25 
        - Oh oh! I forgot the Codex Ailementarus...  TxRider   Sep-14-09 09:29 PM   #27 
  - Given the source ...  RoyGBiv   Sep-14-09 06:42 PM   #6 
  - similar to order 66  massromantic   Sep-14-09 06:43 PM   #7 
  - American troops have been based in the US for over 200 years.  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-14-09 06:44 PM   #8 
  - U.S. out of North America NOW!11!  kenny blankenship   Sep-14-09 06:51 PM   #12 
     - ...  Patsy Stone   Sep-14-09 08:09 PM   #19 
     - DUZY ALERT!!!1111!!!  ddeclue   Sep-15-09 01:15 AM   #35 
  - Sounds like the "active military brigade" hysteria from last fall  NoPasaran   Sep-14-09 06:47 PM   #10 
  - Yup, except  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 06:56 PM   #15 
  - The US MIlitary Northern Command has pressed for that a couple of times  HereSince1628   Sep-14-09 06:50 PM   #11 
  - There's probably a couple of million active military in the US at any given time n/t  madville   Sep-14-09 06:56 PM   #14 
  - 80k troops based at home. So what?  Beacho   Sep-14-09 08:08 PM   #18 
  - Keep in mind  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 08:18 PM   #20 
  - Some sweet crazy's comin' around the bend.  burning rain   Sep-14-09 08:36 PM   #21 
  - It would help if you stopped listening to right wingers.  BlooInBloo   Sep-14-09 09:23 PM   #24 
  - I'd rather know where they're coming from.  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 09:26 PM   #26 
     - Fascinating.  BlooInBloo   Sep-14-09 09:40 PM   #29 
        - I just don't think  StarryNite   Sep-14-09 09:47 PM   #30 
  - There was talk of this on DU quite awhile back, here's one link  Obamanaut   Sep-15-09 01:11 AM   #33 
  - Thanks for that link.  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 02:50 AM   #38 
  - Kind of a silly scare tactic... there are well more than that in the U.S.  ddeclue   Sep-15-09 01:14 AM   #34 
  - See this  billh58   Sep-15-09 01:28 AM   #37 
  - Thanks!  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 03:00 AM   #39 
  - Read the damn links in what you cited. The American Thinker article links to  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-15-09 03:00 AM   #40 
  - Exactly!  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 03:09 AM   #41 
     - Yeah but you posed this like "help me make the argument against these wingers, woe is me"  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-15-09 03:13 AM   #42 
     - Not at all.  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 03:20 AM   #44 
     - And this is just one example  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 03:15 AM   #43 
  - I tried to find an "official" link,  TicketyBoo   Sep-15-09 03:49 AM   #45 
  - Presidential Executive Orders are public docs published in Federal Register. Link:  Garbo 2004   Sep-15-09 04:34 AM   #46 
  - Thanks.  TicketyBoo   Sep-15-09 04:39 AM   #47 
  - First I heard of an executive order, but think Chernobyl.  Lagomorph   Sep-15-09 04:57 AM   #48 
  - I only heard about the 400.000 the pentagon wants  jakeXT   Sep-15-09 06:50 AM   #49 
  - The link  billh58   Sep-15-09 01:25 PM   #50 
     - Looks like the POTUS already has the power, or am I missing something?  jakeXT   Sep-15-09 01:42 PM   #52 
        - It looks like the  billh58   Sep-15-09 02:06 PM   #53 
           - I am asking form a constitutional law perspective  jakeXT   Sep-15-09 02:49 PM   #54 
           - I can not think  billh58   Sep-15-09 03:09 PM   #56 
              - I have heard there were some issues with the Posse Comitatus Act  jakeXT   Sep-15-09 03:26 PM   #58 
                 - Again, the simple  billh58   Sep-15-09 04:00 PM   #60 
                    - if u r seriously worried about Obama and loosing your freedom, extension of the Patriot Act and ES&S  szatmar666   Sep-15-09 04:19 PM   #61 
                       - Actually, no  billh58   Sep-15-09 04:38 PM   #62 
                          - actually folks at the ACLU and Black Box Voting are concerned about these  szatmar666   Sep-15-09 04:44 PM   #63 
                             - Only the Congress  billh58   Sep-15-09 04:57 PM   #65 
           - My fear  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 02:57 PM   #55 
              - My thoughts  billh58   Sep-15-09 03:39 PM   #59 
                 - That reminds me...  SDuderstadt   Sep-15-09 04:50 PM   #64 
                 - Thanks for the  billh58   Sep-15-09 05:01 PM   #66 
                 - Absolutely!  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 05:27 PM   #69 
  - LOL! americanthinker is a known kook site.  szatmar666   Sep-15-09 03:20 PM   #57 
  - Yes but  StarryNite   Sep-15-09 05:20 PM   #68 
  - President Obama hasn't issued an EO since January 22.  sofa king   Sep-15-09 05:05 PM   #67 
  - FOX NOISE claims he issued one 10 days ago  jakeXT   Sep-15-09 06:21 PM   #70 
     - An "execute order" is not the same as an...  SDuderstadt   Sep-15-09 06:29 PM   #71 
     - doh..! I'm tired ... I'm going to bed  jakeXT   Sep-15-09 06:38 PM   #72 
     - Hey... you're right!  sofa king   Sep-15-09 06:42 PM   #73 
  - kick  Make7   Aug-04-11 05:11 PM   #74 
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » September 11 Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC