Journalist calls for military overthrow of Obama administration

Here’s the article, which was published on Newsmax, and then pulled. I got the text from Google’s cache:

Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM

By: John L. Perry

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.

America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through military eyes:

# Officers swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to “obey the orders of the president of the United States.”

# Top military officers can see the Constitution they are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises are nationalized.

# They can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation in office.

# They can see that the economy — ravaged by deficits, taxes, unemployment, and impending inflation — is financially reliant on foreign lender governments.

# They can see this president waging undeclared war on the intelligence community, without whose rigorous and independent functions the armed services are rendered blind in an ever-more hostile world overseas and at home.

# They can see the dismantling of defenses against missiles targeted at this nation by avowed enemies, even as America’s troop strength is allowed to sag.

# They can see the horror of major warfare erupting simultaneously in two, and possibly three, far-flung theaters before America can react in time.

# They can see the nation’s safety and their own military establishments and honor placed in jeopardy as never before.

So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?

Wait until this president bungles into losing the war in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s arsenal of nuclear bombs falls into the hands of militant Islam?

Wait until Israel is forced to launch air strikes on Iran’s nuclear-bomb plants, and the Middle East explodes, destabilizing or subjugating the Free World?

What happens if the generals Obama sent to win the Afghan war are told by this president (who now says, “I’m not interested in victory”) that they will be denied troops they must have to win? Do they follow orders they cannot carry out, consistent with their oath of duty? Do they resign en masse?

Or do they soldier on, hoping the 2010 congressional elections will reverse the situation? Do they dare gamble the national survival on such political whims?

Anyone who imagines that those thoughts are not weighing heavily on the intellect and conscience of America’s military leadership is lost in a fool’s fog.

Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?

Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.

Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.

Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don’t shrug and say, “We can always worry about that later.”

In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.

John L. Perry, a prize-winning newspaper editor and writer who served on White House staffs of two presidents, is a regular columnist for Newsmax.com. Read John Perry’s columns here.

© 2009 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


8 Responses to “Journalist calls for military overthrow of Obama administration”

  1. jnanagarbha says:

    Isn’t sedition illegal in the USA?

    • bodhipaksa says:

      It is. I doubt they’ll throw the book at this guy, though, given that the current meme on the right is that the Obama administration is a fascist regime determined to lock up political enemies in concentration camps.

  2. TenzinTashi says:

    Republicans have been using the Smith Act since the ’40s to throw ‘left-leaning’ groups and people in prison for writing similar articles and letters. But your right, doing this would just add fuel in the fire for these anti-Obama groups.

  3. kitewood says:

    As a disabled 63 year old Vietnam Veteran, I would be willing to take up arms against any attempt at a coup in the USA.

  4. griz326 says:

    I believe that the way the article is framed provides 1st Amendment protections and exempts it from claims of sedition. It is, after all, political speech analyzing a very real dilemma for military people. Whether these concerns of military people are real or imagined is difficult to know.

    I read through the article several times looking for the direct advocacy of a coup that I read about in some news articles and that the title of this page suggests, but could not find it. My eyes are getting very old, but all I saw was a carefully framed article stating what I’ve heard from former military buddies and read on sites like oath keepers.

  5. Dan Jakubowski says:

    “America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized.” It’s strange to encounter people who carry these sorts of assumptions in the contemporary world. I’m more than aware that they exist, but when I’m confronted with it, I’m always very surprised. I wonder if the writer would also be surprised to find out that most of the violent coups that occur in the so-called uncivilized Third World are a direct result of the US government’s covert intervention. The CIA has been playing these sorts of inhuman games with Latin American nations for decades, it’s pretty much a matter of public record at this point. So I’m not entirely sure that we should be applauding ourselves on the basis of our potentially “civilized” approach to internal military take-overs of civilian-elected government offices.

    Anyhow, that and the rest of the article is incredibly disturbing, but this sort of incensed (and incensing) trash is what too often passes for intelligent political commentary these days. It can be very frightening.

  6. Dan Jakubowski says:

    And griz, I’m sorry, but I think it’s fairly obvious where the writer’s sentiments lie. While he may not ‘directly advocate’ a military coup, I’m certain that he wouldn’t be at all unhappy if one occurred. After all, he is under the spectacularly misinformed belief that the US Constitution is being trampled upon, a crime which will apparently result in an unrecognizable gaggle of nationalized socialism come 2012. I’m beginning to wonder if anyone remembers what socialism actually MEANS these days. The word is being thrown around with such loose disregard that I doubt most of its apparently patriotic opponents know what they’re even talking about.

  7. Randall Craig says:

    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socialism

    Main Entry: so·cial·ism
    Pronunciation: \?s?-sh?-?li-z?m\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1837

    1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

    2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

    3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

    > Health-care reform – or in politically incorrect terms “socialized medical program”
    > Auto industry – GM owned by the Government (for the second time)
    > Banking institutions – Talks of being nationalized
    > Over one trillion dollars in bailouts giving governmental ownership to companies who took the cash

    Tell me how these more prevalent activities (as we are all aware there are dozens more) do not match up to the definition of socialism. Please inform this patriotic opponent with something more than ranting over the education level of not being able to know what it MEANS these days.

    Socialism is Communist light. There is only one place to go once the transition is fast tracked forward. I am not the most involved in understanding what is happening here, but the information I have is what I have gathered without the swaying opinion of anyone else. Therefore, your statement of “most” includes me.

    Because of the present state of our country, I have become more interested in the future evolution of such events. I have become highly concerned with the outcomes of those who will ignore what is really happening and the threat that they bring to the table. If you sit around with your blinders tied on by someone else, you will be forced one day to realize what happened and how you did nothing to bring to light the open plain truth to others in the same situation as yourself. The chain of events occurring from said actions will no doubt be detrimental to the well being of recovery from such consequences we are facing today.

    Every generation has let slip too many freedoms and rights leading to where we are now. The exponential acceleration of these actions are becoming so apparent, “most patriotic opponents” as Americans are putting their foot down. It is our duty as stated in the Declaration of Independence written so long ago to free us from the bonds of tyranny.

    You can sit at home and watch it on TV if you’d like, but us patriotic individuals are becoming indivisible to regain the Liberty and Justice for all Americans, even for you.


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