Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Movement in your AO
Most major cities and many smaller cities across the land are surrounded by a loop of highway that facilitates travel. The above pic is the DC Beltway. In my professional life I have come to know the city and suburbs very well.
I also know how few assets it would take to virtually shut down travel in the greater DC Metro area. If one looks at the various cities across the country with a looping highway, consider it a fence. Sure, it won't be an airtight fence, but if the Enemies of Liberty chose to shut down DC by using the Beltway as a perimeter, moving would become seriously impaired.
Now consider units at major intersections throughout the area, both inside and outside the Beltway. Add roving patrols. Add your See Something, Say Something neighbors.
Consider trucks being stopped from delivering to your food stores. Consider rationed electricity and water. Consider those of us who are on a List, and how easy it becomes for OpFor to visit us, while E&E becomes exponentially more difficult.
Remember that Hitler shut Jews into Ghettos.
How easy would it be for a relatively small force to shut down your city? It would not need to be a long-term blockade to be effective. Your neighbors are lucky if they have 72 hours of supplies. Without power, gas, water, making use of those supplies becomes difficult. 90 days of control would turn a city into a death camp.
Consider if the Enemies of Liberty chose a metropolitan area in the middle of a desert, such as Phoenix, and decided that it would become "Home" to Bad Guys like you and me? Cutting off an entire city is not hard in America, if FedGov decides to do it. Turning that city into a prison is easy, especially if walking out into the desert is your only escape route.
Consider movement in your AO, Patriots.
It will not be as easy as you may think, especially in the opening phase.
If you live beyond the immediate quarantine zones and choose to go to where the action is, think very hard about the challenges of even getting to the fight.
Get into the nitty-gritty.
Entire cities can be turned into prisons. I can tell you that those prisons will devolve quickly into death camps.
Posted by K at 11:41 AM