Let’s forget the present demonstrations of practical resistance to the military might of the US as shown by Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
Let’s forget the lessons taught, at a very painful cost, that you don’t really have to defeat the military to stop a fight as shown by the Viet Cong. Let’s look at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
This will be a rehash for most readers who have studied history (unlike most anti-rights cultist who try to deny history).
First consider the disadvantages
- Most of the Jews were starving: The Nazi occupation authorities had instructions to provide Jews with half the weekly maximum food allowance needed by a “population which does no work worth mentioning.”
and the Nazis determined that the inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto could survive on an official food allocation of 300 calories per day (compared with 634 calories for the Poles and 2,310 for the Germans).
-Disease was rampant (first link): In 1941, typhus epidemics, which started in the synagogues and institutional buildings housing the homeless, decimated the ghetto. Matters were made worse when the sewage pipes froze and human excrement was dumped onto the street. By the end of the year, disease had killed more than 43,000 people or ten percent of the ghetto population.
- They were confined to a small geographic area: Approximately 450,000 Jews were crowded into an area of 1.3 square miles that was the Warsaw ghetto.
-They had pitifully few weapons: The Jews had managed to stockpile a few thousand grenades, as well as a few hundred rifles, revolvers and pistols. But they possessed only two or three light machine guns.
-The few fighters were vastly outnumbered: ...faced more than 2,000 heavily armed and well-trained German troops supported by tanks and flamethrowers. After the Germans were forced to withdraw from the ghetto, they returned with more and more firepower
-The Number of Jewish fighters was a small percentage of the total population 750 out of 60,000 left.
Total number in the German military forces was 18,000,000 at the time. They were of course spread out across Europe but for practical purposes the army had nearly unlimited reinforcements available.
And still they fought elements of the vaunted German Army off — the army having to resort to scorched earth policies; literally -After several days without quelling the uprising, the German commander, General Jürgen Stroop, ordered the ghetto burned to the ground building by building.
So what advantages did they have?
Limited time to prepare defenses, limited resources –oh those are probably more disadvantages….so, they knew the Ghetto better then the German Army.
Now, Mr or Ms. Anti-Rights Cultist
Some things for you to consider about today.
Number of active duty personnel in the US Military — approximately 1,400,000
Number of reserve personnel – 850,000
Number of Law Enforcement personnel (2008) – 120,000
Number of ‘civilians’ with military experience – 21,200,000
Number of firearms in the country (estimate) between 262,000,000 and 310,000,000
Area of the continental USA –2,959,064.44 square miles
Total Number of adults in the USA (minus law enforcement and military) -191,000,000.
Mr. or Ms Anti Rights Cultist, just consider it. Think about those numbers, long and hard. Think about what happens when people are pushed too far.