Will the Bad Economy Lead to Civil Unrest?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Will the bad U.S. economy lead to civil unrest in America?

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That’s exactly what a new U.S. Army War College report warns could happen in the United States. The reports foretells of massive civil unrest and the need for the military to restore order.

According to Retired Army Lt. Col. Nathan Freir who wrote the report “Known Unknowns: Unconventional Strategic Shocks in Defense Strategy Development”:

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities, to defend basic domestic order and human security, [in the event of] unforeseen economic collapse, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”

The report also suggests the new (Barack Obama) administration could face a “strategic shock” within the first eight months in office.

The report become a hot Internet item after Phoenix police told the Phoenix Business Journal they’re prepared to deal with such an event, and the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Dominique Strauss-Khan, said social unrest could spread to advanced countries if the global economic crisis worsens.

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6 Responses to Will the Bad Economy Lead to Civil Unrest?

  1. R.J. says:

    Build that border fence around those Southern states and we’ll be just fine.

  2. Adirondacky says:

    Most of the military is in Iraq. If civil unrest were to break out, what exactly does this government think it can do? Wait until there are shortages of food and fresh drinking water. People will burn the US Capitol to the ground and the military may join the party.

  3. libhomo says:

    Fears of civil unrest were part of why FDR pushed the New Deal and part of why nearly all of it passed.

  4. feminazi says:

    I think Americans are inherently passive people. But if it comes down to food, water and medicine, we should expect to see our basest instincts prevail as Americans already pushed to the limit, will join forces to strike back at a government they see as having failed them.

  5. No Nonsense says:

    Oh Chris I hope not!

  6. Duong Dong says:

    Civil unrest is a scary proposition.

    I hope it does not go to this. Not here, my friend.

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