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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-05-04 11:02 AM
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48. And in Argentina and Uruguay
the general public supported the imposition of martial law, including thousands of "disappearances," afer a couple of terrorist incidents that killed maybe twenty people in all.

This continued for years, despite protests from hundreds of "mamas" (Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, for example).

The reaction after 9/11 has shattered my faith in the ability of the American people to respond to the imposition of martial law.

Judging from the mentality I saw exhibited when I was a mod in the Gun Dungeon, most of the hardcore gun rights advocates would be "defending the nation" by helping round up "terrorist sympathizers," not going to the barricades.
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