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[–] qzxq 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

380 million civilians vs 1.4 million troops. it's not even a contest unless they start dropping nukes.

Think Force multipliers

nifty list here

http://listverse.com/2016/01/22/10-shocking-and-bizarre-riot-control-weapons-from-around-the-world/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmuyLIrSjxI

among other things which should give you pause.

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[–] frenemy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

i'm well aware. it's still no contest when people get down to the business of killing one another. all that fancy gear is in rebel hands in a night sneak attack, for example.