Captain: "Bugler! Sound Blogger Call!"
Bugler: "Sir, I don't know that one."
Captain: "Of course you don't. Sound Assembly."
The bugler sounds the ancient call, and once again, the cavalry company assembles on the parade ground at Fort Constitution. After the usual formation, yelled reports and replies, the Captain orders, "Company, at Ease."
The men take their semi-relaxed pose, knowing that this is not a prelude to the mortal battle they are called to so frequently, but an instructional session from their leader.
Captain: "Men, this Company is the Best of the Best, but the times are a'changin. We defeated and then pacified the Indians, well, maybe except for Two Dogs (the men chuckle at the mention of their current adversary's shortened name), but now it's the Settlers who threaten us. The Edicts from Washington have them in a nasty mood. Back in Washington, our Government believes that we may have to pacify them as we did the Indians."
The Captain pauses. A Corporal comes to attention and yells, "Sir!".
Captain: "Yes, Corporal?"
Corporal: "Sir, we can't fight the Settlers. They're us, sir."
There it is, Readers.135 years have passed since the little vignette I just outlined might have occurred, but the Captain's forethought is just as valid today as I depicted it being then.
We can no longer speculate "when" and "if" the US military might be ordered to engage the civil population, we now MUST consider when and how that engagement will take place. This Blog now calls on it's readers to begin that consideration, in MY belief that we have passed the point of no return in this Nation, and a civil conflict with the Government is not avoidable, but guaranteed.
This blog does not expect readers to reply with "actionable" suggestions of tactics or materiel planning, but this blog DOES ask you to think about such conflict, because you will be forced to anyway.
The first step to victory is preparation for victory, not just battle.