Originally Posted by ActiveShooter
I doubt the military would be unified against civilians and the constitution, but it does sound like the martial law scenario is being geared up for. Civilians here have an enormous amount of weaponry and veterans would be great help for a rebellion. Laser guided bombs and drones are tough to beat, but Afghanistan has shown that guerrilla warfare is always a formidable challenge. The real question is "How many of these soft bellied modern Americans would even fight to get their freedom back". Offer them something for free and they'll sign up for anything. As long as the drug and entertainment supply doesn't dry up, most Americans will just let it happen.
In the ultimate ugly scenario, yeah, we can hope that the best elements of our armed forces disobey orders and side with popular opinion ala Yeltsin... but without that the "average American militia" would be wiped out so fast it isn't funny... no chance, none at all, this isn't Afghanistan.
The powers that be have this continent so locked in with radar, satellites, manned flights and drones that any evasion by a mass of populace would be impossible to slip by... I'm a prepper, but if the US comes for anyone with real assets, ****ing forget it.