rumors of civil war?
The undercurrent of civil war has been around for a long time, and that does not mean I am dismissing the notion. What I mean is that one side has been preparing for civil war for a long time.
Remember when Mr. Obama won his first election but before he was inaugurated, there was a run on ammunition such that the gun manufacturers were not able to keep up. The 'excuse' was that Pres. Obama would be confiscating their guns.
My feeling since that time is that 'they' were preparing for more than a threat to their guns taken for protection of their homes and families.
We've been living with that for the entire history of the nation. Some groups far more than others.
Some malcontents will shoot up or blow up some public spaces. Total casualties will be less than 1,000, deaths numbered in the dozens. It will be tragic, and the places where these terrorist acts occur will be traumatized for a time. Unless a major population center, like the Pentagon or the New York Financial District, is hit, a huge majority of Americans will barely notice and will be unaffected in months if not weeks.
These clowns aren't as bloodthirsty as they like to style themselves. The number who will engage in direct terrorism will be very small. And the functions of our society will soon resume their normal course.
Will they try to shut down an interstate highway by force?
... civil war and would like nothing more than a weakened western base with weakened economic system.
Not going to happen, USSR is gone in part cause Russia was too bigoted to work with Muslim countries ... they should eat that themselves.