Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jacksonville, NC
It is the classic battle of the few with the money, guns, and power controlling through brutality, the majority with no guns, money, or power. Same old situation as China, North Korea, etc.
I suspect we will see a very brutal crackdown very shortly. They have already started arresting the family members of anyone speaking out against the government. Those not so politically connected will simply be taken out to the desert and shot. I guarantee you that is happening as we speak.
Control through utter brutality. The best they can hope to do is literally stop working, stop buying anything, make the country come to a stand still economically. It will likely be very painful on us with gas prices. I only hope that if there is change, it is for the better. Remember, the government in place at the moment started out the same way, a revolution. Siege of the US Embassy, etc etc etc
If they shut down the shipping lanes it will get very ugly. Add in the North Korean ship we are following which is undoubtedly full of weapons and possibly nuke material and we may be on the verge of something very very big. It's an interesting time to be in the military.