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Do you think the USA military would ever turn on it's own people in general?

  1. Missing Link profile image80
    Missing Linkposted 5 years ago

    Do you think the USA military would ever turn on it's own people in general?

    I do not believe the USA military would ever turn on it's own people.  I can see a scenario where they are ordered to or where martial law is put in place.  However, USA military rounding us up to be put in camps, etc I just cannot imagine.  I don't think it could ever happen.  I think some of the military would comply but I think most would not.  I think instead the military and other government officials would overthrow the acting government.

  2. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    If a condition is reached in which martial law were declared and the President issued orders detailing such structure, then the military would likely go along on the premise of restoring order.  On that basis, steps taken within and justified as a result of martial law could well lead the military to engage in rounding people up collectively.  This is far more feasible than a scenario in which the President just orders to the military to do something to the people out of the blue with no basis or justification.  Certainly, the majority of Americans do not believe anything like that could ever happen here...just as they believed about the 9-11 tragedy.  The wrong people in the right positions can open the doors for some realities that we cannot even imagine as a people and the all nurturing government that so many hover around in the name of "security" just might be on the other side of the equation at that time. Food for thought....~WB

  3. LandmarkWealth profile image80
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    Today...No.   However, nobody knows what the condition of the nation will be in 30,50 or even 100 years. This is why perserving individual freedoms is so vital. Don't ever assume you are so safe that something like that can't develop.  Remember the Nazi were first elected to power.

  4. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    The federal government has used the military against Americans many times over the course of United States history, starting with the Washington administration. One of those was on a full scale, the rest ranging from small to midsized actions, but the result has been consistently the same. Despite occasional individual reluctance, even resignation, the army has just followed orders and let the politicians sort it all out later. There is no reason to believe it would behave any differently now.

  5. safiq ali patel profile image74
    safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

    It  would be classed as a coup and a military that is violating the rights of its citizens to live without violence or death. But that sort of military activity is already sweeping the world where some armies are turning against civilians or people.

  6. jr_leatherneck profile image60
    jr_leatherneckposted 5 years ago

    The military has rounded up people in the past.  Native Americans were placed on reservations.  Asian Americans were arrested and put in camps during WW2.  I'm sure the military didn't see these people as their own.  My answer would be no, the military wouldn't turn on it's own people.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am not saying that our government has not made mistakes in the past. But reality is our military follows orders and let's D.C. deal with the ripples.

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Well, cops obviously would. Why wouldn't the military? I have tons of military "friends" on facebook and all they ever talk about is how much they hate the American people and our institutions. They don't feel connected to the nation. You also have to remember that the military itself is also deeply divided internally. The Air Force, Navy, and Army don't agree on anything and there is a vast bureaucracy of DOD agencies and defense contractors. Also, the officers and enlisted troops do not like one another.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I grew up military, still have family in the military and it is always the same ... it depends who you ask.  Those are very general statements about the military and I am sorry this is the only side of the military that you have been exposed to.

  8. viveresperando profile image74
    viveresperandoposted 5 years ago

    Our military follows orders from our government.  Does that mean it would ever turn on us?  No, our military at this time, is a made of soldiers in different branches made up of individuals that have volunteered.   They are a part of us.  The "us", non-military includes the soldiers loved ones, the soldiers families, the soldiers friends, the soldiers communities, they would be turning on themselves if they turned on "us".  I don't foresee this happening.