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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

BZ Predicts Possible Insurrection?

Of course, my dear readers, this couldn't be true. I'm nothing but a Rightist Moonbat.

Eh? See my previous posts here and here.

A new report from the U.S. Army War College discusses the use of American troops to quell civil unrest brought about by a worsening economic crisis.

The report from the War College’s Strategic Studies Institute warns that the U.S. military must prepare for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States” that could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.”

Entitled “Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development,” the report was produced by Nathan Freier, a recently retired Army lieutenant colonel who is a professor at the college — the Army’s main training institute for prospective senior officers.

He writes: “To the extent events like this involve organized violence against local, state, and national authorities and exceed the capacity of the former two to restore public order and protect vulnerable populations, DoD [Department of Defense] would be required to fill the gap.”

Freier continues: “Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order … An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home.”

So, it can't happen here, you say?



Anonymous Americaneocon said...

Nice post, BZ. I could happen here, no doubt. Think L.A. 1992, but on a much larger scale.

Anyway, thanks for the comments on my blog.

Sat Dec 27, 09:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Greywolfe said...

Hmmmm. now why would this topic sound familiar.... Oh yeah, I played choir boy to your sermon a while back. I'm fairly sure that it will happen. As a matter of fact, looking at the state of the union, I'd say it's become unavoidable.

Only question I have is what will set it off? Will it be the economy? Or will it be set off by someone attempting/succeeding at an assassination of the good president elect. To me it's 6 of one and half a dozen of the other, except that if it gets kicked off by obama dying of other than natural causes, then it's gonna be a lot worse. Then we talk about race war like the neo-nazi groups pray for.

If it's just economy, we got burning and looting, blah blah blah. It'll be confined to large cities and most of the heartland will just sit back and shake our heads.

If it's assassination, then no one escapes. Everyone fights and a LOT of people die.

Well, that's my two cents worth. Nice to know the Army War College agrees with my assessment.

P.S. wish I weren't right so damned often, though. Nice find on that article. So what do you think? We tanking as hard as I've said? In your opinion, is it all circling the drain? Just curious.


Sun Dec 28, 12:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Hey, I've been pointing out we need a COIN plan for the SW and northern Mexico for... at least 9 or 10 months and probably longer. If you think insurrections in cities is bad, just wait until you add in drug cartels, Mexican Mafia and various other foreign actors... fun will *not* be had.

Sun Dec 28, 05:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger Greywolfe said...

Oh hell yeah, it's gonna be a barrel of monkeys down there. At least we can shoot them and no one is likely to notice, what with the mass riots that will be taking place in the cities. I expect the Minutemen will not be quite so pasific come that day. If I lived down there, I wouldn't.

Ah, back to the wild west. Hell we'll be just like Iraq. Everyone armed to the teeth and bad guys linched everywhere. Well, every where but where needed... D.C.

Sun Dec 28, 06:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger Average American said...

Scary as all Hell, but I'm with ya. I just hope if it is assasination, that it is before Jan 20th. Can you even imagine Joe Biden at the helm for a civil war??? Time to stock up on extra ammunition.

Sun Dec 28, 09:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Greywolfe: I'm unsure what the predicating event may be; I suspect it will be, in itself, a small straw that will simply end up venting much general frustration. I believe Obama is about to attempt to tackle an infinitely greater number of problems than he can possibly envision.

AJ: no, quite right, no fun will be had whatsoever. We already have much to furrow our brows over in re Mexico and its transportation of evil and corruption across our borders.

AA: assassination; my God, I hadn't even factored that. If there is such a thing, even an attempt, that's another situation entirely and it will likely be national.


Mon Dec 29, 10:59:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As katrina showed, barbarity and lawlessness are not all that far away, even here in the west.

Mon Dec 29, 03:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bushwack said...

You know BZ, I saw that movie "I am legend". IT was a decent movie, Will Smith did a fairly good job with what he had to work with...
I am sure at least one of your comment authors only saw the "infected" as racists because they were after the Black man in the movie.

A race war would be nothing compared to civil war, there is racial mixing there is sympathy for all races by other races so I don't believe a race war is going to happen. HOWEVER; Civil war, the war to take back our government and rights might actually be worse, and cause much more damage.

Mon Dec 29, 03:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

mksviews said: "As Katrina showed, barbarity and lawlessness are not all that far away, even here in the west." That is an excellent point & I believe very true-to-life. That was also 3 & 1/2 years ago, & things have been fermenting underneat exponentially since then I believe. Keep looking up (Lk.21:28)

Hello, & God Bless, BZ!

Mon Dec 29, 04:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Z said...

Why's obama want to get a huge citizen group together? Hasn't he heard of out national guard? And why arm these civilians while he's so eager to take our guns away?

Well, I've never seen America more ideologically divided........and Obama's doing NOTHING to bring us together, just "gloom and doom" from him.

who knows?

Mon Dec 29, 07:23:00 PM PST  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

Z: You said: "Why's obama want to get a huge citizen group together? Hasn't he heard of out national guard? And why arm these civilians while he's so eager to take our guns away?" No doubt you know the reason: So he can be in control! Divide & conquer, that's the Dem way.

Tue Dec 30, 04:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

"I am sure at least one of your comment authors only saw the "infected" as racists because they were after the Black man in the movie."

You've proved yourself an ignorant ass once again, Robert. Keep up the good work!

Tue Dec 30, 06:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Donald DouglASS you forgot to mention "Racist"! That's your usual cry.. You are not worth the effort, you are a COWARD! and a tick on the butt of humanity.

Tue Dec 30, 07:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

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Tue Dec 30, 07:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Presumptuous, egotistical and arrogant fuck isn't he?? I saw NO mention of the name Donnie Dickless in your post Rob...

Must be that massive inferiority complex and unchecked paranoia at work again...

Poor baby thinks the whole world rotates around him, and him alone...

Tue Dec 30, 07:42:00 PM PST  

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