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    who believe the more and bigger guns argument to read a bit on insurgency issues.    Dronifying wedding parties may give neat pictures of explosions, but it is an al qaida recruiting tool, and justly so.  

    For starters, "Fiasco" on our invasion and occupation of Iraq, comes to mind as a good source.  The English language al quaida magazine, despite its "workers and peasants of Brooklyn" errors, is also I am told clarificatory, and may also give you a few unpleasant thoughts.

    That is ignoring the not-minor detail that under the conditions that many of these people are worried about
         gun confiscation
         Hissoner the mayor of New York replaces stop and frisk with stop and beat into the ground
         someone succeeds at banning abortions in a state
         you did realize that this group is not exactly homogenous, didn't you

    you might want to consider that the political reliability of the military to the opponents of some of the above may be a bit limited.

    Actual features of American unpleasantness do not include American Civil War tactics, because neither side is geographically homogenous, at least until ethnic cleansing of opposing political parties is well under way.
    Remember, ethnic cleansing is in fact how we quieted down Baghdad. Read Juan Cole regularly to see this.

    Modern insurgencies are much more unpleasant than secession.  

    We really do not want to go there.  

    We can have change for the better.

    by phillies on Thu May 02, 2013 at 10:13:31 AM PDT

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