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August 8, 2012

The Second American Civil War [Bumped]


There's peace--for a couple days. And then someone snipes a PAO while he's live on CNN; his brains ruin Anderson Cooper's wardrobe. There's a vigorous house-to-house sweep in the immediate area that is NOT a model of respect for such minor things as habeas corpus and the Fourth Amendment.
And then someone detonates a VBIED outside Fifth Army Headquarters. And then the Air Force flies a "Protective Reaction Strike" against "teabagger insurgents." Before we know it, we have Fallujah 2: Electric Boogaloo What then? When the government starts shooting at its own citizenry, all bets are off. There's a reason totalitarian regimes collapse so quickly once an insurrection starts--after a while, the citizenry realizes that the government simply doesn't have enough troops to smash enough heads fast enough to defeat the entire populace. We have even fewer head-bashers available; and some of them might support the intended head-bashees instead of the political elites... Where does it end? What happens when Yemassie revolts? What happens when revolt spreads to North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma... -- Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future | Small Wars Journal

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 8, 2012 3:58 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Any assassin who takes out Anderson Cooper's guest, and doesn't get Cooper, should be fired.

Posted by: Fat Man at August 6, 2012 11:38 AM

Teabagger Insurgents? You mean Anderson Cooper?

Posted by: Gary Ogletree at August 6, 2012 1:42 PM

Notice to the Pentagon: The Tea Party is not your problem. We are the ones working and paying taxes. If you attack us, do not expect the Occupier parasites to cover your salaries and benefits. Better think about it.

I had no idea the Spartan Gays had gotten so far up the command structure.

Posted by: mushroom at August 6, 2012 2:53 PM

I was going to post this comment at the Small Wars Journal site, but they require registration so I'll post it here: I wonder if the Syrian Army has a similar document?

Posted by: JD(not the one with the picture) at August 6, 2012 3:04 PM

If this scenario were to play out, I suspect the ROE under the current regime would be a bit looser that what has been imposed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted by: butch at August 6, 2012 3:16 PM

Dr. Col. Kevin Benson, the author of the paper, has a LinkedIn page. I don't have access to LinkedIn, but a quick cut&paste by someone who does could yield interesting results.

Posted by: B Lewis at August 6, 2012 3:47 PM

I love these scenarios. Actually, I love the fact people spend so much time crafting these intricate things. Names, places. X does this. Y counters with that. They probably also write Star Trek fan fiction. Rent The Road Warrior. Embrace the Humungous.

Posted by: Velociman at August 6, 2012 7:26 PM

A disturbing scenario, especially in the use of the Tea Party as the Bad Guys, as others have commented.

But the interesting question is not the tactics used to put down a local rebellion but how the soldiers that make up the Army itself would respond when push came to shove. I saw a quote the other day by John Adams - something to the effect that the American Revolution did not start in 1776, but had been brewing for 15 years before. Consider the malfeasance of today's Justice Department - running guns, ignoring voter rights violations, working to suppress military votes - and extrapolate that for another 5-10 years. The question for the Army would be whose side are you on?

Posted by: SteveS at August 6, 2012 9:29 PM

Posted by: B Lewis at August 6, 2012 10:50 PM

What Republicae comments at 7:23 am. My man.

O/T-- I also appreciate the no - registry policy you maintain, Gerard. Thank you.

Posted by: dr kill at August 7, 2012 6:53 PM

dr kill, Copies of Republicae's reply have somehow mysteriously started showing up (in quantity), yesterday, in the local towns near where I live. Thank you, Gerard!

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at August 8, 2012 5:28 AM

Republicae has pretty much written a new Declaration of Independence and enumerated the numerous crimes and abuses of the Federal government and its minions.
It's a really long read, but well worth the effort. A very well crafted broadside indeed.

Posted by: Hunt Johnsen at August 8, 2012 6:34 AM

I don't see the post to which you refer. Is this the same Republicae who claims Socrates was a fraud?

Posted by: B Lewis at August 8, 2012 7:52 AM

B Lewis - I don't know anything about his claims about Socrates (whose most famous remark was "I drank what?") - why don't you read the comment at SWJ? Aloha, HJ

by Republicae | August 6, 2012 - 7:23am

starts out with

" “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” The Declaration of Independence

For decades, there have been those who have not only coveted political power, but have gained that power and have, through a variety of cunning devises, used not only the legislative, but the executive and judicial bodies of our government to accomplish a system of the centralization of power that now affects every area in the lives of the People of this country. This pernicious system of centralization is stamped with the indelible character of a growing aggravated oppression."

And gets better -read the whole thing

Posted by: Hunt Johnsen at August 8, 2012 5:25 PM

Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

Posted by: zulutrader at February 15, 2013 12:09 PM

Awesome post.

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