Originally Posted by Chief Bones
You lose sight of one glaring fact - many of us ex-military types own weapons and would take up arms in a heartbeat if a force was daring enough to do as you suggested. The number of hidden soldiery required to have a chance, would have to number into the hundreds and hundreds of thousands.
TAIN'T NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.
Let me add something to Chief Bones's post. We have oil, all we could ever use in ten lifetimes. Middle East oil is just cheap and easy to get.