A former top general and current executive at the Family Research Council says members of the military have considered staging a coup d'état against the president, but will not because of civilian control of the military.
"People I've spoken to would like to see the military 'fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president,' " retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin told World Net Daily, a website best known for pushing Obama "birther" conspiracy theories. "Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You're not going to see a coup in the military."It's interesting to note that Obama has fired 197 military commanders since he took office, and this may be a result of Obama's fears of such a coup. So he is ridding the military of all but the most compliant commanders. Other possible defensive moves by Obama: having Homeland Security purchase millions of rounds of ammunition and thousands of body bags, over the past two years, and creation of the most widespread spying operation in US history, targeting American citizens as well as foreign leaders. From these acts, one can almost conclude that Obama fears a coup. But why would he, unless he plans increasingly radical action against the Constitution and the reaction it will cause?
Back in 2009 I wrote about the possibility of a coup against Obama, due to his radicalism and destructive policies that are wrecking the economy. That post was "Is Barack Obama the New Salvador Allende?"
Salvador Allende was the Marxist president of Chile back in the 1970's, whose policies destroyed the Chilean economy. I wrote:
Allende greatly increased the minimum wage, causing thousands of small businesses to fail and bringing on raging unemployment and inflation. Allende seems like an early version of Barack Obama.
Allende nationalized banking and other industries and socialized the health care system -- sound familiar? Inflation soared, foreign reserves declined and Allende soon announced that Chile would default on its foreign debt. Basic commodities and foodstuffs disappeared from market shelves and waves of strikes began, first by truckers, small businessmen and unions, then by housewives. By September 1973 the military figured it had to act and overthrew Allende in a coup. Good riddance. (Today the leftists claim that Allende's coup was staged by the CIA and that it was American opposition that caused his socialist experiment to fail -- the same old lies and excuses for failed socialism.)I concluded:
...like Salvador Allende, perhaps Barack Obama will awaken one morning to find the White House lawn covered with tanks and soldiers. I hope it never comes to that. But it could.Now it seems that some military personnel are considering the necessity of such a plan. However, I doubt that it will happen, as things are not yet that bad in the USA. In another year, Americans will again have an opportunity to put the brakes on this anti-American socialist, Barack Obama, by voting for Republicans and restoring a Republican majority in the senate. If the Obamacare disaster doesn't persuade them to vote sanely, nothing will.