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Some Reservist Called To Active Duty

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by esmith, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. esmith

    esmith Veteran Member

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    The President has authorized the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Homeland Security to recall as many as 1 million members of the Ready Reserve to active duty for up to two years.
    Trump calls up reserves for coronavirus 'battle'
     
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    Street riots are inevitable as states become bankrupt and cut back services. Having no federal government will have consequences. This is what happens when government is so small you can drown it in a bathtub. All you have left is military force.
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    They've also been helpful at the direction of state governments in a few states.
     
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    As well as any additional duties, they would be needed to cover for sick regulars. You need excess capacity in a time like this to even function normally.
     
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    Germany has also called on reserve medical staff to voluntarily come back to active duty in Bundeswehr hospitals. Iirc about one third of those who applied are now being retrained and will be deployed over the next weeks.
     
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    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    It is interesting how many comment without actually reading the article.

    To summarize the article, they are being called in to supplement the supply chains, help with mobilizing mobile hospitals, etc.
    NOT for law enforcement.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Are we suppose to automatically know what you're talking about?
     
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    Revoltingest Regurgitating right wing propaganda since 2010
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    I think it's about Ameristan.
    But must be one in a parallel universe.
    The one I'm has calm streets, a big federal
    government, & people helping each other.
     
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  9. esmith

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    Well the Posse Comitatus Act does not allow the US military, except for the National Guard, to be used to control the civilian public except when the Congress authorizes it. So those that think otherwise might behoove themselves to understand the law before going off half-cocked. I'll even provide a link for them to read. Of course some refuse to have facts presented if they think it proves their asinine opinion wrong.
    The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    That's what I was thinking also..
     
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    Revoltingest Regurgitating right wing propaganda since 2010
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    It's like we share one brain!
     
  12. Mestemia

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    Yeah,
    I read the short article you linked in the OP before I started reading the comments...

    Thus my reply.
     
  13. esmith

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    Wasn't my intention to complain about your comment in fact was attempting to support it.
     
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    No. I never assume anyone is capable of understanding English.
     
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