Not all that plausible, really. The Alaska National Guard could mop up Blackwater. (Setting aside the 9/11 issues).
What interests me more is the overall question of Mercenary Forces using the US as a safe harbor, and their possible longer term potential to wreak chaos in the future.
Blackwater and other Mercenary outfits aren't really a threat today, and won't be one for years, but soldiers with a loyalty only to their unit, their commanders, and their paychecks have destroyed more than one civilization.
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We should treat a conspiracy theory much like a scientific theory: see if what it predicts comes true.
I personally think that Bush will be out of the political scene a couple of years at most after the next presidential election. If he hasn't taken over by then, we'll call this conspiracy theory false, and vice versa.
Of course, at that point proponents of this theory will say, "But that's just what he wants you to think!" That's my favourite sign of a good conspiracy: even evidence against it is really evidence for it.
I suspect, Tommy, since I more or less agree with your theory -- on the principle that 'executive branch cabalas' have sought to maintain backup plans in the event of implosion since at least the Johnson administration -- that people are more interested in the Princess Di conspiracy theories.
One problem you are ignoring in the theory, however, is that every military generation requires a war to exercise its muscles, test its equipment in real spacetime, and give our pampered martinets a raison d'etre.Posts: 7866 | Registered: Apr 2004
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