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February 17, 2011

Storm Troopers Are Not A Luxury

Former Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak got lazy and greedy
by filling his "regime maintenance" forces with conscripts (as troops) and recent college graduates (as officers). Theses security forces, like the 325,000 paramilitary police in the Central Security Services (belonging to the Interior Ministry, nor the Defense Ministry), were more loyal to the people than to the small group of corrupt politicians running the country. Things had gotten so bad that the small secret police force had taken to hiring criminal gangs to harass or intimidate visible opponents of the government. These thugs fled if faced with serious opposition. And that's what they got during February, 2011. --Strategy Page

Of course America's government would never have storm troopers at the ready to suppress the people. Would it? But, if it did, who would they be?

Posted by Vanderleun at February 17, 2011 11:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Wisconsin teachers scare me.

Posted by: RedCarolina at February 17, 2011 11:45 AM

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys. One round in the air and they're gone like the morning mist.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 17, 2011 11:46 AM

Some of Chàvez's troops brought in by request via the UN. Toss in some Cubans courtesy of Raul.
That's who comes visiting.

Posted by: Peccable at February 17, 2011 12:24 PM

The SEIU is the closest thing to brown-shirts in America.

Posted by: Blastineau at February 17, 2011 12:28 PM

Urban street gangs, mobilized as an "alternative" to doing prison time. They have the guns, the numbers, and the intimidation factor.

Posted by: Skorpion at February 17, 2011 5:07 PM

Actually, as a combat arms veteran, and one of uncle sam's misguided children, I can state with a high degree of confidence that there is a high level of heavily armed, patriotic, strict constructionist talent standing on the sidelines. We might be older and slower, but we're a lot smarter.

Posted by: Casca at February 17, 2011 5:29 PM

Posted by: Oldernwiser at February 18, 2011 6:45 AM

Casca: I read you loud and clear. You are 100% correct. The difference in getting older is, when you see your rights disintegrating and the government run by criminals, you have nothing to lose.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at February 19, 2011 4:32 AM

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