Palindromedary, on this issue I have to agree 100%. The government is blowing hot air with its rumours of a police state. There aren't that many soldiers and with a suicide epidemic there is little concern that they can be directed to fire upon their fellow citizens. No leader that inspires suicide can count on loyalty. Also, there is little to fear from a militia who's worst enemy is itself.
Your statement about China was hilarious and also spot on: "If the US went to war with China, they'd have to get a loan from China to do it....and use high tech weapons that are made in China."
Like I said on other posts, this controlling oligarchy has concentrated so much resources at the top that it is unstable and top heavy. It is everything it can do just to stay on its feet. The slightest nudge and it will collapse on its own footprint just like the Twin Towers did.