I really don't know just how far American right wing madness can go before their heads simply explode. We've had claims that Obama is not really an American. We've had calls that he is racist, a Marxist, a socialist, a fascist, and now this:
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.
That last sentence is the journalistic equivalent of Glenn Beck's claim to be "just asking questions". It's feeding red meat to the insane brigade whilst attempting to hold on to a modicum of integrity.
They are so utterly enraged at their loss of power that they will actually feed the lunatics the notion that, perhaps, a military intervention is the way to "take back America."
- 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.”
When George Bush was president these very same people suggested that it was unpatriotic not to offer him 100% support as he fought two wars. Now, they actually float the notion of military intervention to remove a democratically elected president from office. And the people doing so are the very same people who demanded that Bush should be supported so that he could "spread democracy across the world".
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?
This kind of insanity and double speak actually makes your head spin.
Even the people at Newsmax aren't insane enough to believe this bollocks as they write it, but it says a lot about where they think their audience are that they'll print this garbage to please them.
I've said it before, but the American right wing are now simply bat shit crazy.
Hat tip to Crooks and Liars.
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