The number of Facebook users who have joined an event pledging to raid Area 51 on September 20 has now reached 1.2 million people. To put that in perspective, the five largest armies in the world are:
- China with 2,183,000 troops
- India with 1,395,100 troops
- The United States with 1,347,300 troops
- North Korea with 1,190,000 troops
- Russia with 831,000 troops
At 1.2 million people pledging to overrun the U.S. military installation, that makes the group larger than the both Russia’s and North Korea’s entire military. And if you add the additional 1 million people who say they are “interested” in attending, the ad hoc Facebook Area 51 invasion force now stands as the largest army in the world, even surpassing China’s military of 2.1 million troops.
Still, it’s got to be said this if the event is actually attempted, it will be one of the worst suicide missions in history. However, the event organizers now claim the event was always meant as a joke. But the U.S. military isn’t laughing: the U.S. Air Force recently sent out a warning:
[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.
And of course, you can always count on Twitter to point out how ludicrous some plans are:
— Barbara (@ImBarbaraPool) July 12, 2019
Cart full of people = people trying to raid Area 51
Elephant = US Airforce fighter jets and armed guards pic.twitter.com/VvLmYMPIkB
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 15, 2019
*Time Traveler arrives from 2029*
Me: so did those people actually storm Area 51?
Time Traveler: you mean the great Area 51 massacre?
— Epi (@MisterEninja04) July 12, 2019
— Skizzo (@ThatOneweeb0000) July 12, 2019
Us: We're going to raid Area 51! There's some suspicious stuff going on over there.
Area 51 Aliens: pic.twitter.com/kj0rS8sGyi
— Funyuns (@TheRealFunyuns) July 12, 2019
How I’m How
pulling up to I’m
Area 51 leaving pic.twitter.com/s5rDYJyivF
— ♡COLE ROSE♡ on soundcloud 🙂 (@ColeRoseHTX) July 12, 2019
— 【 d α m í α n 】 (@spookylemons) July 13, 2019
— Im a penguin (@Gabriel_rod12) July 12, 2019
How I’m gonna enter Area 51 vs how I’m gonna leave pic.twitter.com/I9cHLVJ9fL
— ︽✸︽ Erik ︽✸︽ | Hiatus til 8/1 (@captmarvelswift) July 14, 2019