Armed Military Presence

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69roadrunner
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Armed Military Presence

Postby 69roadrunner » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:22 pm

Why is there such a large armed military presence in public areas? Does the military know something the public does not such as an immenent attack of some sort?
I don't know weather to feel safe or paranoid. A bit unnerving to see armed military men when simply boarding a flight, for instance.


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Re: Armed Military Presence

Postby Alpineprince » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:27 pm

Where do you live, the VRAE?
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Re: Armed Military Presence

Postby bigdaddy » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:00 pm

69 has a point.
Peru is a hairs breath from being a police state.
Scares the bejeezus outta me.
Large and in charge!
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Re: Armed Military Presence

Postby Kintarian Amaru » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:47 am

Hey there!

The reason is that there used to be violent rebel factions in Perú, the most dangerous known being "Shining Path". Their primary leader was arrested. Then their second in command. The group still exists but is much less prominent now deprived of their leaders, they have gone quiet over the past decade or so. The police and military are there to protect the people with the full support and gratitude from the people. They are both highly regarded by Peruvians as the saviours and protectors. They also serve to protect the tourists and travelers, who represent the primary source of revenue for Perú, from such violent rebel groups.

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