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Retired General: Some in Military Want to 'Take Out the President'
National Journal ^ | November 1, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald

Posted on 11/01/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT by don-o

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 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."

"I talk to a lot of folks who don't support where Obama is taking the military, but in the military they can't say anything," Boykin said.

Boykin, an evangelical Christian who is now the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, was publicly repudiated by President Bush twice in 2003 for saying Muslims worship an "idol" and not "a real God." Last year, Boykin abruptly pulled out of appearing at a West Point ceremony after controversy erupted over the invitation. (Boykin has also said Islam "should not be protected under the First Amendment" and that there should be "no mosques in America" because "a mosque is an embassy for Islam and they recognize only a global caliphate.")

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: boykin; civilwar; coup; cw2; cwii; flagofficers; military; overthrow; rebellion
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Is it just me or is it getting hot out there?
1 posted on 11/01/2013 2:14:13 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Stupid. That would be catastrophic.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 2:14:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: don-o

Wow! This is from National Journal not InfoWars. Shows you how close we are to dictatorville.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 2:16:28 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: don-o

Maybe he heard wrong. Sounds like they want to go out with the president.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: don-o

This is not something you talk about. You either DO IT or KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. There is no in-between. The general may find his bank account empty in the near future due to this.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: don-o
have considered staging a coup d'état against President

First, NJ should hire a copy editor.

6 posted on 11/01/2013 2:17:09 PM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: Steely Tom

True - only if they stop at the President. The whole cockroach infestation at the White House needs a good fumigating. Then follow the slime trail back to Chicago.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 2:17:41 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: don-o

Well he’s “taking out” generals almost weekly.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 2:18:22 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: don-o

Ernst Rohm was plotting a coup.

We just did what was necessary.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 2:18:28 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nhwingut

And some in the military love the president. So what?


10 posted on 11/01/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT by rcofdayton (.)
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To: Noumenon

Both houses and the judicial are enablers.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 2:19:47 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SpaceBar

So that’s the reason for the Night of The Long Knives?


12 posted on 11/01/2013 2:19:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: don-o

If they don’t do it in the military they’ll do it as part of a patriot militia. One or the other.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Is it just me or is it getting hot out there?

Indeed!

14 posted on 11/01/2013 2:20:02 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: SpaceBar

There were more than one set of officer folks who plotted coups against Hitler.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 2:21:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: don-o

That is why it’s called World Nut Daily...


16 posted on 11/01/2013 2:21:18 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That was the after-the-fact cover story.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 2:21:37 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: rcofdayton

It was utterly stupid of him to make such a statement in public. In fact, he’s gotta be crazy.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 2:22:19 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: Vaquero

Effectively, yes.

Limp Dick/No Balls Boner will just sit there and watch and cry while Obama does what he does.

Roberts still hasn’t crawled out of Obama’s colon since he was strongarmed to change his vote on Obamacare’s constitutionality.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 2:22:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: huckfillary

Or he could be laying groundwork for a false flag/ White House Reichstag fire.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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