Over the course of the last 10 years or so I have read articles, opinions, and posts about how America will end, the world will end, earthquakes will occur on this date or destroy all of this or that on a particular day. This dream by this woman is real because, this vision by this book writer will come true because, and most of this stuff comes with a date.
And then the date comes and goes with nothing happening. Then the stories start all over again that is was the 7th blood moon not the 6th, or that the planet X slowed down so the meteor Y passed a mile further away so the cloud of liquid iron didn’t melt the earth after all.
And then there are the invasion stories. Russia will invade us through Alaska. Really? The same country that can’t even keep a single aircraft carrier running! And Canada will just step aside while the Russian horde marches through? Oh, and all of the American military presence in Alaska will not see this happening…as well as all of the US Navy in the vicinity being collectively blind.
And then there are the confirmed intelligence reports that the Chinese already have thousands of troops stationed in the US ready to strike. Of course no one can ever give their location to confirm their presence. But, the advocates of the Chinese invasion stories will stick by their guns…saying it it will be an invasion by sea. What? Seriously?
Look, I have more than just a little experience in logistics. It is logistically impossible for the Chinese to invade the US. They don’t have enough ships or ground based vehicles to even think about it. And once again…do people think the entire US Navy and Air Force will be on holiday and not a single US ship or plane would be out there intercepting the Chinese fleet that would takes weeks to get here? Oh, and they surely couldn’t remain hidden while transiting…there would have to be thousands of ships. Yeah, that is a pretty big blip on the radar or a very clear picture on the dozens of satellites that would spot them.
Strategically how many Chinese troops would it take to invade the US? I am thinking in the neighborhood of 250k – 500k at a ridiculous minimum. Putting 1,000 troops on each transport that would be 250 – 500 ships minimum. Then you would have to have 1 oiler ship for each 5 transports. That is another 50 – 100 ships just to keep them fueled. Now, what about a little protection for them?
China has one operational aircraft carrier. The US has 10 full-deck carriers and another 9 capable of handling aircraft of one form or another. So we have them 9 to 1 or better.
And then China would have to create a taskforce to protect the carrier. Again we have them outnumbered 9 to 1 in terms of naval taskforces. And then there is the little fact of submarines…the hunter-killer ones. Once again we have the Chinese outnumbered by at least 10 to one…worst case.
And let’s say the Chinese want to support their invasion fleet with land-based air support. The closest Chinese airbase to the US is what…5,000 miles way? While we have land-based aircraft stationed close to their own shores and every thousands miles in between China and the mainland US. Oh, then we have our long-range strike aircraft that could leave the US airfields and hit their fleets for weeks while they try and transit the entire Pacific ocean.
Ya think that might slow me down a little bit?
But, the conspiracy tin-foil hat heads get around that saying that they will invade the US through Mexico and South America. Really? And our military would have no advance warning that an entire invasion force of Chinese would be forming in South America? Seriously? Even our intelligence agencies couldn’t miss a couple hundred thousands Chinese military troops, a couple hundred Chinese aircraft, and 250+ ships in South American ports. Oh, wait, South American ports couldn’t even begin to handle numbers of ships even close to that.
Oh, but they will invade by coming through Mexico they say. Oh come on! For heaven’s sake…Mexico can’t even control their drugs lords, can’t fix their own streets, can’t provide safe drinking water to their entire country, or any host of other infrastructure requirements. And this country, Mexico, can support several weeks of hundreds of thousands of troops transiting their road system as they head north to invade us?
Look, China is not going to invade us. Russia is not going to invade us. A coalition of South American countries is not going to invade us. At least not anytime soon. It is strategically, tactically, logistically impossible. But it makes for great movies…think the original Red Dawn. That movie rocked!! But…I hate to tell you…it was a movie not an invasion plan.
Now, if you want to think that the entire US military would take a vacation and leave their posts all at one time…for a month…then it might be remotely possible that someone could invade us. But, all of our nukes would have to be in the repair shop for a tune-up at the same time, during the same vacation time.
However, you may want to think that the entire US military would side with the Russians, Chinese, and South American military armada would make it possible…OK, I might give you that one. But, honestly, does any sane person think that the military would go along with allowing a foreign invasion of the US? And I am asking that regardless of what some loony-tune President might order the military to do or not to do.
Then there is the crowd that believes that Muslim sleeper cells would turn the tide and allow an invasion to take place. Really? Freaking Muslims are fighting and killing themselves more than Americans. And they are good at suicide bombers no doubt. But, news flash…that greatly reduces their own fight force rather quickly. No Muslim sleep cells are going to significantly impact our military’s ability to respond to the great golden horde invading the US.
So bottom line…please ignore anyone who professes that the US will be invaded by; 1) Russian troops, 2) Chinese troops, 3) South American troops, 4) United Nations troops, 5) a grand coalition of all of the above. It will NOT happen no matter who dreams what, no matter who claims a vision of the future, or who wants to write another book. It is pure insane fantasy!
Well, unless the warning might come from a current Prophet of God sinilar to Moses. Then I would say gather up your fellow militia members and get your AR ready. But baring a Prophet of God saying it…it ain’t going to happen.
Why? Because –
- Our military would fight a foreign invasion no matter what, collectively or as individual fighting units.
- If our military looked as if they might somehow lose a fight with an approaching invasion force we would nuke the invaders…Presidential order or not.
- Logistics control an invasion’s existence and battle tempo. No country on earth has the logistical ability to invade a whole continent…not even the USA.
- The US has millions of veterans, 10’s of millions of battle capable weapons, hundreds of millions of rounds of ammo, a couple million rednecks, a million+ law enforcement, and another couple million well-intentioned conservatives. They will not all sit around and watch our country invaded regardless of what a political leader says or does.
The only possible (although highly improbable) scenario would be the entire US military (all five branches) agreeing to work in coordination with a foreign invasion force. But, they would all still have to contend with the millions and millions armed veterans and rednecks. I would put my money on the vets and rednecks.
Please, the folks that talk such nonsense of an invasion of the US are realistically not thinking the whole thing through. They have somehow been convinced by someone, or some group, of it happening. It is sheer insanity! Yes, that means actual mentally ill type of thinking. Please don’t get caught up in it.
Now, the one thing I will use as a disclaimer…I am talking the impossibility of it happening in the near future, like 10 – 20 years. It is possible that I might change my mind if we are talking 20+ years out…but we/they aren’t. There is also one other off-hand chance…God wills it. And I am not thinking that is part of His plan.
Could we get nuked? Yup. Even a pipsqueak country like North Korea or Iran has that capability. Will they do it? Who knows! Both countries are run by insane mental patients. But, they don’t have enough weapons to destroy us or even significantly weaken us militarily. And that is giving credence that they could even get more than a single missile inside our layered defenses…which I highly doubt.
Would China or Russia nuke us? China…I doubt it…we have this weird economic relationship and they kind of need us and we need them. Russia…I doubt it. What would they gain by it? We don’t want to go to war with them, why would they want to nuke us? If we invaded them or tried to take over one of their allies they might hit us. But, they know that we would retaliate. OK, we would retaliate once gutless/spineless Barry is out of office. Russia is doing just fine becoming a world super-power again without starting a nuclear exchange. What benefit to them would a nuke exchange be?
So please, please, get that whole invasion thing out of your mind…leave it to the crazies to worry about, to dream about, to write about. Stay grounded in reality. Don’t worry about the nuke thing either…chances are virtually nil that it would occur. And if it did occur, the chances are even smaller that it would directly impact you.
There is plenty going on in the world today that is far more important and troublesome than crazy talk like invasions. Concentrate on those things that have a higher probability of occurring…such as the flu, retirement, or economic collapse. Prepare for sure…but stay sane doing it.
And remember…all of your preparing would apply to any invasion anyway. So you don’t need to join the Crazies Club after all.
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