Will the National Guard show up for work?

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There has been discussion about Martial Law and the National Guard for many months. When this first came up, I remember that one big question was " Will they show up for work " or even " will they be able to ". As far as I know, there is still no answer to this. The three part article on worldnetdaily this week made me think of this question once again. Perhaps there is still no answer to this...and we will just have to wait and see. I have not reached any conclusion at this point about this important question that keeps coming up.

Since I do not read every single thread I may have missed where this discussion took place, if it did yet that is. In that case, could someone please point me to it. Otherwise, have you thought about this also and have you reached any conclusions?

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), January 09, 1999


Link list here Rob.

Behold! Could it be a Y2K investigative reporter?

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000N1H

I try to put myself in their boots. Suspect theyd prefer to activate locally and near home and family, and be more likely to serve.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), January 09, 1999.

Thanks Diane, I'll check it out later. BFN, Rob.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), January 09, 1999.

Dont think I would like the gaurd to show up for work. There the goverment and you shouldnt be trusting the goverment in this matter. All hell is going to break lose and you want to stay away from that sort. Be prepared for the worst. Get out of the city. Stay away from any sort of law authority. Most likly they will be apponting themslves and dont have a clue. Good luck

-- john (john@ptdprolog.net), January 09, 1999.

My guess is 50-60% will show up, if TSHTF. Will they have ammo in their guns? Will they shoot looters or go door to door collecting guns? What role will FEMA's SWAT teams play in major metro areas? Will the US military be called to active duty to "safeguard our cities"? Only time will tell.

-- Bill (bill@microsoft.com), January 09, 1999.

Now the Navy is being invited to help us out; see "ADVERTISEMENT thread. My FEMA/Emergency Prep bosses are sorta bowled over by all this breaking news -- they have not exactly been briefed first or kept in the loop. This thing is being patched together swiftly and is playing out as the wind blows ... history cobbling in the making.

Because it has not come down with the usual red tape, endless meetings, and normal formal distribution, many of these targeted "emergency helpers" DO NOT EVEN BELIEVE A WORD OF IT. That's right, there are several DWGIs in these very positions Czar Koskinen has just touted as being our salvation. Hhhhmmm. And there are also good people working hard to remediate, prepare contingency plans, etc.

But the one thing *everyone* in local/state incident command post-type orgs has in common is: CONFUSION as to what is the truth regarding Y2K?

Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, where this week's winds are not all blowing in the same direction

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), January 09, 1999.

Lots of good questions Bill, most of which I have been wondering about too. Only time will tell is right. After reading the thread and some of the links that Diane pointed to, that is about all there is to say. I also see that there is quite a debate revolving around if it would be good or bad too. Lots of discussion there, and no shortage of some strong opinions.

One point that Arlin brought up that I thought was interesting was regarding how other emergency groups (fire, police, etc.) will react with respect to this same question. If it is true that all TEOTWAWKI is local, perhaps it is valid to suggest that much response to it will also be local, and by extension, related aspects such as who reports to work will be determined on a local basis too. Perhaps the National Guard will in reality be a Local Guard, with guardsmen reporting (or not reporting) in varying degress and numbers on a local basis, rather than what we normally think of as on a National basis.

Think Local. This would also fit in with what Rick Cowles and others have been saying about the power situation being determined or impacted on a local basis as opposed to the whole national grid going down. I'll have to sleep on this one. There are probably other examples. Perhaps the inherent nature of Y2K, when you come down to it, is local impact, local response, on a global basis, while goverments strive for national solutions. Don't know if I am making sense, just thinking out loud again while I am tired.. Time for sleep. Catch you all tomorrow.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), January 09, 1999.

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