The U.S. military has devised its first-ever war plans for guarding against and responding to terrorist attacks in the United States, envisioning 15 potential crisis scenarios and anticipating several simultaneous strikes around the country, according to officers who drafted the plans.
The classified plans, developed here at Northern Command headquarters, outline a variety of possible roles for quick-reaction forces estimated at as many as 3,000 ground troops per attack, a number that could easily grow depending on the extent of the damage and the abilities of civilian response teams.
The possible scenarios range from "low end," relatively modest crowd-control missions to "high-end," full-scale disaster management after catastrophic attacks such as the release of a deadly biological agent or the explosion of a radiological device, several officers said.
Some of the worst-case scenarios involve three attacks at the same time, in keeping with a Pentagon directive earlier this year ordering Northcom, as the command is called, to plan for multiple simultaneous attacks.
Of course, such prudent anticipatory planning comes immediately under attack by the Left. It is as if a bugle had sounded calling all paranoid, delusional, and/or histrionic mentalities to come to the aid of their party.
Thus we can immediately find comments about an "imminent" military takeover of the U.S. by Bush and the military and all the associated paranoia (Note to moonbat: Bush is already in charge of the military--that's where the "commander-in-chief moniker comes from). (see here, here, here for example). God only knows what those paragons of logic and healthy psyches over at the Democratic Underground have to say about it. I would suggest that it simply be added to the list of conspiracy theories I mentioned here.
Let's get real people. Should we sit around and pretend there is no danger? Should we roll over and play dead? Or, do you have a plan you would like to suggest? (HAH!)
Who do you think will be the first outraged citizens indicting the military and screaming for heads at the White House and Pentagon if no such plan existed and we were attacked? This is the usual "damned if you do, damned if you don't" ploy that the Left likes to use so much. You get bashed equally hard and viciously if you are proactive or reactive. Their motto is, "No! No! No!" engraved in hysterical letters 12-feet high.
It is useless to argue with a person who is deluded and paranoid. They worry more about the little green men from Mars than they do about the suicidal misfits of the middle east. When you call them on it, they only get more paranoid and out of touch with reality.