What if...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MBX, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    there's a real big crash soon (even worse than now) and the election gets postponed, Bush stays in power and declares martial law for a possible upcoming riot and demonstrations, "dissidents" are escorted into camps and jails and we're back in "Nazi-Germany"?
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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    <puts on tinfoil hat> ...
    Ok so are you hypothetically saying that in order to remain in power the current administration in the US is willing to sabotage the entire country and damage the global economy? ... Because... They still think they can milk a little more out of the US Treasury?
    </puts on tinfoil hat>

    In a word NO!
     
  3. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Postponing, or canceling the elections would create a crisis and could very well lead to a military mutiny since their first order is to uphold and defend the Constitution.

    Just like military personnel are supposed to stand up to their superiors when given an order that they believe to be unlawful I would expect that the top military would stand up to the Commander-in-Chief should he blatantly try to ignore the Constitution.

    It could lead to an interesting stand-off, but I doubt that those in the military faithful to Bush above the Constitution would be numerous enough to hold out for long.

    I doubt that the election would ever be postponed, what I could see more likely is a refusal to give up office if their guy doesn't win, although even that probably has slimmer chances than me winning the lottery tonight without buying a ticket.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You need to stop watching so much late night TV. What an imagination.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Only if Bush has been secretly building an "Army of Clones" in some faraway place, and given his position against stem cell research I'd say that was unlikely.
     
  6. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess i was inspired by McCain's idea to postpone the campaign.
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I can't stand Bush, and even I don't think he's thinking about anything like this.

    (On the other hand, with Bush I don't entirely rule it out either.)
     
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    Whether any of you believe it or not, our family psychic friend (yes, she really is. she has scared me many times with how accurate her visions are) has seen visions of Bush declaring marshal law. I wouldn't be surprised if Bush did declare marshal law.
     
  9. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    Given the paranoia and hate liberals seem to be filled with, I'd wager the vast majority of the far left actually believe this will happen.
    Most think President Bush, the Jews and US government were behind 9/11...
     
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    come on, he would need to deploy the Army as active combat units in the homeland, which is clearly unconstitutional and has never occurred since the civil war






    oh, wait....
     
  11. iShater macrumors 604

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    You beat me to it! :D
     
  12. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    Code:
    http://www.homelandsecurity.org/journal/articles/Trebilcock.htm
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Well if your family psychic friend says it will happen, I guess I better grab my guns and head for my bunker.:rolleyes:
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    oh you...

    you know your cute when you blabber on about those "far left"ies :)
     
  15. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    "Osama determined to attack within US".

    Nothing was done about that.

    Saying they had at least something to do with 9/11 isn't something totally out of the question.
     
  16. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    So were 1000's of other terrorists and terror groups.
    Would you have been happy if President Bush had declared martial law upon taking office, and launched attacks against every state sponsor of terrorism?
     
  17. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Do you have any proof they did anything? Anything at all?

    They basically ignored the problem until the first plane crashed.
    It's nice that you went to the most extreme possible situation. :rolleyes:
     
  18. iShater macrumors 604

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    I'd venture that they are still ignoring the problem, cause we are busy in Iraq securing oil and private contracts vs finding Mr. Bin Laden. :rolleyes:
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't completely trust the ArmyTimes, they sensationalize news in order to sell their magazine ...

    But, like the story said, that mission has been around for a while. Before, they would just go "Hey you, come help" to whatever unit was nearby, this just means they are making that assignment before they are ever needed.
     
  20. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    What most don't realize, is that Army Times is not a publication of the US military, but is owned by Gannett.
     
  21. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    True, I was going to go into that, but you beat me to the actual owner.
     
  22. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    I am not privy to the inner workings of the DIA, CIA, nor other intelligence agencies, but I know from friends who are, the intelligence agencies don't just sit around ignoring problems, waiting for terror attacks to happen and react to them. They do all they can to prevent them.

    You don't hear about most of the foiled terror plots.
     
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    "homeland security"...."homeland security"...."homeland security"

    Has a nice ring to it doesn't it ?
     
  24. Queso macrumors G4

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    Oh quit it. The CIA were trotting round the world blasé as hell from the fall of the USSR until 9/11. Your government got caught with its arrogance pants round its ankles and no amount of invading non-related countries will change that.

    BTW, Pakistani troops start firing at US soldiers and suddenly the Islamabad Marriott is blown to pieces. You can call me delusional if you like, but that's a bit too coincidental for my liking.
     
  25. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Wow... that's a pretty far-out theory.

    Of course, it's no crazier than our conservative friend who was in here recently asserting that Bill Clinton set off a time-delay economic bomb to make Bush 43 look bad...
     

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