On The Possibility of Defeating the U.S. Military

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.

 

 

 

 

Planning Time for another Dallas Area Blog Shoot?

Anyone else thinking we should start scheming, conniving, er planning for another blog shoot?

It’s been a while since we’ve had one — six months or so. And to make sure everyone understands — this isn’t just a ‘have to blog to attend’ or a “Dallas Blogger” — anyone in the area, going to be in the area or willing to come to the area is welcome as are commenters, readers, bloggers, friends of the same.

 

So–

 

Important details to consider

Date

Location —

I know we can use my range again but think we should try for some place with fewer restrictions.

Comments, suggestions or idea?

Reminder – Matt Bracken Trilogy Free Download

From Matt Bracken :

“‘I’m going to put each of my Enemies trilogy novels into the Amazon Kindle free download deal, starting with Enemies Foreign And Domestic next Monday, October 14. Then Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista on Monday the 21st, and Foreign Enemies And Traitors on October 28th.”

 

Hopefully this will help you remember (mostly it is so I will remember though) — And the last book in the trilogy is a free download today.

Make sure to get your copy of Foreign Enemies and Traitors today.

Reminder – Matt Bracken Trilogy Free Download

From Matt Bracken :

“‘I’m going to put each of my Enemies trilogy novels into the Amazon Kindle free download deal, starting with Enemies Foreign And Domestic next Monday, October 14. Then Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista on Monday the 21st, and Foreign Enemies And Traitors on October 28th.”

 

Hopefully this will help you remember (mostly it is so I will remember though) –Today is the day Matt makes his 2nd book in the trilogy available “Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista”.

Reminder – Matt Bracken Trilogy Free Download

From Matt Bracken :

“‘I’m going to put each of my Enemies trilogy novels into the Amazon Kindle free download deal, starting with Enemies Foreign And Domestic next Monday, October 14. Then Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista on Monday the 21st, and Foreign Enemies And Traitors on October 28th.”

 

Hopefully this will help you remember (mostly it is so I will remember though) — I read the first book in the Trilogy “Enemies Foreign and Domestic” and can’t wait to read the others.

Modern Musket

I don’t particularly care for the term but I fully understand and support the message being portrayed. The website of Modern Musket has posters and images that can be used; as well as items for sale. I’m considering a few of them as Christmas presents.

 

This first image is aimed at those blissfully unaware of their hypocrisy; you know the ones using their computers/tablets/smart phones and the internet to push the idea that the 2nd Amendment applies only to single shot black powder muskets. (and yes, I’m spelling it out for those anti-rights cultists who may accidentally find this post).

From www.modernmusket.com

From www.modernmusket.com

 

The next one must made me laugh. Glad the folks on our side have a sense of humor.

 

From www.modernmusket.com

From www.modernmusket.com

 

 

One of the Many Reasons ….

…I didn’t play organized sports in high school.

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Another is the fact I graduated at a height of 6’1″ and a whooping 118 pounds