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2nd Jun '18 8:40:57 AM Chrono_Ryono
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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or if it was it would have had no effect on their shields. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply the movie finally confirming what we (and the characters) had been asking: [[KillAllHumans what are they doing here?]][[/folder]]

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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or that if it was it their shields would have had no effect on their shields. stopped it. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply a cinematic means for the movie to finally confirming confirm what we (and the characters) had been asking: [[KillAllHumans what are they doing here?]][[/folder]]
2nd Jun '18 8:39:41 AM Chrono_Ryono
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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or if it was it would have had no effect on their shields. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply the movie finally confirming what we (and the characters) had been asking: [[KillAllHumans what are they doing here?]]

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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or if it was it would have had no effect on their shields. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply the movie finally confirming what we (and the characters) had been asking: [[KillAllHumans what are they doing here?]]here?]][[/folder]]
2nd Jun '18 8:38:56 AM Chrono_Ryono
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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or if it was it would have had no effect on their shields. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply a [[OhCrap cinematic move to finally set the tone for what was about to come.]]
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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or if it was it would have had no effect on their shields. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply a [[OhCrap cinematic move to the movie finally set the tone for confirming what was about to come.]]
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we (and the characters) had been asking: [[KillAllHumans what are they doing here?]]
2nd Jun '18 8:37:32 AM Chrono_Ryono
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** Given the time the aliens have apparently been studying humanity they must have known it either wasn't an attack, or if it was it would have had no effect on their shields. Chances are destroying the helicopters was simply a [[OhCrap cinematic move to finally set the tone for what was about to come.]]
29th Apr '18 11:50:53 AM LtFedora
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*** You're thinking of Ghostbusters II, but yes, the SECDEF is only concerned with politics when the world is ending.
13th Mar '18 9:33:25 PM 5u3902jgn-39
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*** Except for the fact that he's an incompetent dick, which is basically pointed out several times. Note that when he's fired his reaction is to blurt "But... the election!", indicating that this entire time he's never stopped thinking about politics. The entire time during the alien appearance he was probably more concerned about preserving the plausible deniability to protect the President's political career than he was with keeping aliens from destroying the planet, because he's an idiot.
13th Mar '18 9:21:24 PM 5u3902jgn-39
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** 2018! Still got water!
13th Jan '18 6:05:26 PM TMB
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*** In the movie itself they state the Black Knight counterattack was the humans' first (planned) wave. Cruise missiles and bombers take longer to queue up than fighters. Even if they're ready, sending them in without enemy anti-air being eliminated would be suicide. If any naval ships elsewhere in the world equipped with heavy missiles were in range during Round 2 I'm sure they fired everything they had.
13th Jan '18 5:57:49 PM TMB
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*** The city destroyers may have had hundreds or a few thousand ground troops on board (enough to have a guerrilla war like the poster below describes), but the ships being loaded up on the mothership were much larger than what the city destroyer's hangar could have held. David said "It looks like there's millions of them." He was probably right. The city destroyers had shock troops. The mothership had an occupation army. They probably kept their heavier equipment, terraforming gear, and whatever else they needed to fulfill the "locusts" aspect of their operation out of the way until the enemy resistance was crushed.
13th Dec '17 5:12:41 PM nombretomado
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** None of that changes the fact that the plan could have been completely scuttled by a [[DrStrangelove CRM-114 Discriminator]]. Aliens apparently have never had to deal with their enemies sending fake or confusing orders...

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** None of that changes the fact that the plan could have been completely scuttled by a [[DrStrangelove [[Film/DrStrangelove CRM-114 Discriminator]]. Aliens apparently have never had to deal with their enemies sending fake or confusing orders...
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