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warren pease Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-11 12:07 AM
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23. Look up the regular Army's involvement in breaking the Pullman Strike...
Also, there's the Wounded Knee massacre, assuming native Americans count as actual citizens. "... at least 150 men, women, and children of the Lakota Sioux (were) killed and 51 wounded (4 men, 47 women and children, some of whom died later); some estimates placed the number of dead at 300.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre )

Then there's the 21 (including one Guardsman) killed during the Ludlow Mine strike, where the National Guard attacked "... a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20, 1914. The deaths occurred after a day-long fight between strikers and the Guard. Two women and eleven children were asphyxiated and burned to death. Three union leaders and two strikers were killed by gunfire, along with one child, one passer-by, and one National Guardsman." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre )

But the wild card here is extra-military mercenary contractors, whose employees kill for money without regard for trifles like citizenship. Would the feds enlist the services of Blackwater et al to halt a general strike? Hopefully not, but that company's employees' actions in NOLA post-Katrina provide a scary historical precedent.

That enough for now?


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  -What do you really think would happen if we protested & our military napi21  Feb-21-11 11:22 PM   #0 
  - Spell check is your friend.  Common Sense Party   Feb-21-11 11:23 PM   #1 
  - LOL...  Thunderstruck   Feb-21-11 11:25 PM   #2 
  - LOLOLOL  RainDog   Feb-21-11 11:27 PM   #4 
  - Believe it or not I did spell check and clicked on the wrong damn word. Sorry. nt  napi21   Feb-21-11 11:29 PM   #8 
     - No, don't apologize. I think it's classic.  Common Sense Party   Feb-21-11 11:30 PM   #10 
     - 'sokay. I laughed so hard I cried. thanks!  RainDog   Feb-21-11 11:31 PM   #11 
  - The military is NOT going to be ordered to attack...  SDuderstadt   Feb-21-11 11:26 PM   #3 
  - I hear you but I was 21 when the military killed several students at Kent State too.  napi21   Feb-21-11 11:28 PM   #5 
  - I don't see real military doing it...  Bigmack   Feb-21-11 11:28 PM   #6 
  - The Guard today is not under trained - but they are trained for the wrong thing  csziggy   Feb-21-11 11:36 PM   #13 
  - we get the same thing from too many vets  Boswell   Feb-22-11 12:34 AM   #26 
  - These days, the Guard IS the real military.  RaleighNCDUer   Feb-21-11 11:54 PM   #22 
  - Kent State  Hugabear   Feb-21-11 11:29 PM   #7 
  - Why don't you list them? n/t  SDuderstadt   Feb-21-11 11:38 PM   #14 
  - And tell us how many years have elapsed since the last one. n/t  Common Sense Party   Feb-21-11 11:46 PM   #19 
  - Look up the regular Army's involvement in breaking the Pullman Strike...  warren pease   Feb-22-11 12:07 AM   #23 
     - Do you have any from CURRENT history...  SDuderstadt   Feb-22-11 12:16 AM   #24 
        - History gives us clues to behavior by similar entities in similar circumstances...  warren pease   Feb-22-11 01:24 AM   #28 
  - One of my college professors went to Kent State when she was a student back in those days.  Selatius   Feb-21-11 11:39 PM   #15 
  - Hoover did it.  immoderate   Feb-21-11 11:40 PM   #16 
  - I agree  Jmaxfie1   Feb-21-11 11:45 PM   #17 
  - It would start with police.  greyl   Feb-21-11 11:48 PM   #20 
  - Libya, fwiw.  RainDog   Feb-21-11 11:30 PM   #9 
  - I'm afraid we'd find out if the military really is right wing.  Hoyt   Feb-21-11 11:34 PM   #12 
  - Getting the military to attack its own civilian population is rather easy.  Selatius   Feb-21-11 11:45 PM   #18 
  - Hence the mercenaries being used byQaddafi in Libya.  Desertrose   Feb-21-11 11:54 PM   #21 
  - Are there enough of them?  Starry Messenger   Feb-22-11 12:18 AM   #25 
  - They'd Shoot Us  AndyTiedye   Feb-22-11 12:41 AM   #27 
  - yes, they would.  Chris_Texas   Feb-22-11 01:38 AM   #29 
 

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