Civil Unrest in US a Possibility?

Pundits in the US are openly raising the spectre of civil unrest in the US:

James Carville “You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this . . . People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest in this country. I hate to say that, but I think it’s imminently possible.”

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Predicts US Social Uprising

News reports in 2010 reported that the Pentagon  was running wargames looking at a variety of possibilities and how to deal with them, including:

  • the implications of “large scale economic breakdown” inside of the United States
  • how to maintain “domestic order amid civil unrest”
  • and ways to deal with fragmented global power and drastically lower budgets

In early 2011 Canada, U.S. signed formal agreements to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies.

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