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[–] frenemy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

not at 270 to 1, and the 1 not really having the stomach to gun down the citizens they signed up to protect. nukes would be the only way. then you've hit fuck it levels already anyway.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Using nukes on youself is suicide, and that's assuming the people in charge of actually executing the command would fire the most destructive weapons ever to be built on their own country. My personal guess is that most wouldn't, training or no, and they'd probably shoot their fellows who tried.

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[–] frenemy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

i didn't say it would be a good plan.

i agree though. anyone trying to carry out those orders would find themselves with an extra hole in the back of their head.

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[–] 6955444 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you really think that it is going to be 270 to 1 you are delusional. That number includes children, old people, cripples, and even liberals. The most reliable number that is on the optimistic end is around 3%. It should also be remembered that the reserves and national guard would be called. Even if only half of those served, that would push the US military over 2 million. Add half of the police and you have about 2.5 million trained soldiers with tanks, planes, IFVs, and experience vs 11 million disorganized citizens, many who are very likely to desert in confusion or fear of a situation they don't understand. Masturbating over a revolution is a dumb thing and will get people killed.

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[–] frenemy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

a child will certainly shoot back. so will an old person. i don't think the military would show up for work at all if they were ordered to do such a thing. that will cut down you 2 million number a lot. also remember that 80% of that is support for fighters. not actual fighters.

i'm sure it was a dumb thing in 1775 too.