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The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012
Parameters, Winter 1992-93, pp. 2-20. ^ | 1993 | CHARLES J. DUNLAP, JR.

Posted on 08/22/2009 5:45:04 PM PDT by Godzilla

The letter that follows takes us on a darkly imagined excursion into the future. A military coup has taken place in the United States--the year is 2012--and General Thomas E. T. Brutus, Commander-in-Chief of the Unified Armed Forces of the United States, now occupies the White House as permanent Military Plenipotentiary. His position has been ratified by a national referendum, though scattered disorders still prevail and arrests for acts of sedition are underway. A senior retired officer of the Unified Armed Forces, known here simply as Prisoner 222305759, is one of those arrested, having been convicted by court-martial for opposing the coup. Prior to his execution, he is able to smuggle out of prison a letter to an old War College classmate discussing the "Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012." In it, he argues that the coup was the outgrowth of trends visible as far back as 1992. These trends were the massive diversion of military forces to civilian uses, the monolithic unification of the armed forces, and the insularity of the military community. His letter survives and is here presented verbatim.

(Excerpt) Read more at carlisle.army.mil ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2012; miliary
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Stumbled upon this article and present it to all to evaluate in the light of today's circumstances and political turmoil.
1 posted on 08/22/2009 5:45:05 PM PDT by Godzilla
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To: Godzilla

ping


2 posted on 08/22/2009 5:46:36 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Godzilla

Thats a lot of footnotes


3 posted on 08/22/2009 5:51:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Toward the TOTUS State-Nightmare in Obamaland .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Godzilla

The people are going to perform the coup in 2010 and render the 2012 one unnecessary.

A US Marine vet speaks directly to his representative
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRE5UK6NQU

A small county stages a large liberty gathering
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T7I34RkqJI

The Storm unleashed on America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNhu-SuZes0

A Petition Drive for Constitutional Restoration
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110770273356


4 posted on 08/22/2009 5:52:49 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: GeronL

Of course it is. Parameters is the journal of the Army War College, and is for serious academics as well as senior officers.


5 posted on 08/22/2009 5:54:08 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Godzilla

...I expect that this is unlikely now...the Army is too multicultural...let’s say serious Reconquista broke out and the Texas National Guard was called in...there’s a real chance that hispanic guardsmen would go over or go home.


6 posted on 08/22/2009 5:59:46 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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Bookmark


7 posted on 08/22/2009 6:00:34 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: STONEWALLS

1) How many illegal aliens in our military
2) How many females
3) How many gays
4) How many Christians have departed

It doesn’t look good.


8 posted on 08/22/2009 6:06:19 PM PDT by donna (Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. - Pat Buchanan)
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To: Godzilla

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9 posted on 08/22/2009 6:07:31 PM PDT by phs3 (FUBO)
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To: STONEWALLS

As a Commissioned Officer you swear to Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States. I would hope that any who “went over” would be hunted down and killed or tried and HANGED and those who Deserted would be hunted down, Court Marshaled and punished as Deserters should be!


10 posted on 08/22/2009 6:12:18 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Jeff Head

If you wait until Nov 2010, ACORN will have made it impossible to do by ballot.

While I liked the piece generaly, it is dated. Perhaps an update is in order. Another letter back - perhaps filling in the gap from 1992 - 2009?

Gen Hague (sp?) almost pulled off a mil coup during Nixon’s term BTW.


11 posted on 08/22/2009 6:12:39 PM PDT by PIF
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To: donna

...good points Donna!

Also, it’s worth remembering that after a while the Roman army became untrustworthy because it was no longer Roman...it was full of people from other tribes...the backbone of the US Army has always been the white working class...that has changed a lot since VietNam....lotta people from other tribes in there now.


12 posted on 08/22/2009 6:13:06 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: PIF

Sorry, we disagree...the American people are going to override Obama, ACORN, and all their efforts. That tidal wave is rising now.


13 posted on 08/22/2009 6:16:50 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Second it, it is WE THE PEOPLE who are taking this country back. It has started to happen.


14 posted on 08/22/2009 6:21:56 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Cunnington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

I am OLD but I will be proud to stand with you!


15 posted on 08/22/2009 6:26:12 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: STONEWALLS
"...the backbone of the US Army has always been the white working class...

Depends on how you define "always." Some of the finest soldiers and officers in the United States Armed Forces over the last 50 years are other than white. The United States Armed Forces are color blind. The rest of the country could learn from them.

16 posted on 08/22/2009 6:27:00 PM PDT by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: Jeff Head
The people are going to perform the coup in 2010 and render the 2012 one unnecessary.

that is certainly my prayer.

17 posted on 08/22/2009 6:29:43 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Jeff Head
Good evening my Friend. I trust all is well with you and the family.

I can't prove to you and FReepers reading this, but back in 1981 I told my wife, family, colleagues, and anyone who would listen that the Soviet Union would collapse, with the caveat that I probably wouldn't live to see it.

Actually, it wasn't all that difficult to predict, if you understand economics, sociology, etc.. Having said that, I believe anything can happen. Be it a military coup, the rise of a dictatorship in this great country, or the Lord returning.

All we can do in any of these situations is to be prepared. And I mean that in all of the possibilities stated.

5.56mm

18 posted on 08/22/2009 6:31:34 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Godzilla

No coup necessary; DumBO will install himself as the dictator if he has his way.


19 posted on 08/22/2009 6:34:50 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: WellyP

Thank-you. :)=^..^=

Next week, for a few minutes, will go to stand in front of my Rep’s office and do a silent protest of a few minutes against Obamacare. Was a bit under the weather today.:)=^..^=


20 posted on 08/22/2009 6:35:37 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Cunnington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: WellyP

PS: Was not able to attend the Recess Rally.


21 posted on 08/22/2009 6:37:20 PM PDT by Biggirl ("God Is Great, Beer Is Good, People Are Crazy"-Billy Cunnington :)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Jack Black; Travis McGee

Ping.


22 posted on 08/22/2009 6:37:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: NeonKnight

“Some of the finest soldiers and officers in the United States Armed Forces over the last 50 years are other than white...”

....that may be true, but it won’t matter...the US is headed for tribal war which will fracture the country along racial and ethnic lines....see Thomas Chittum’s “Civil war Two: The Coming Breakup of America”
http://www.timebomb2000.com/misc/CWII.pdf


23 posted on 08/22/2009 6:43:56 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: NeonKnight
Depends on how you define "always." Some of the finest soldiers and officers in the United States Armed Forces over the last 50 years are other than white. The United States Armed Forces are color blind. The rest of the country could learn from them.

That needed repeating.

24 posted on 08/22/2009 6:44:59 PM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: Jeff Head

We do not really disagree - it just the method and means bit - you say ballot box, I say civil war. I prefer your way, but I just do not see those people going quietly into the night of oblivion.


25 posted on 08/22/2009 6:45:08 PM PDT by PIF
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To: Jeff Head

Maybe I missed something in the reading, but the passage “disheartening was the wretched performance of our forces in the Second Gulf War” was the dead give away that this is some liberal drivel.

I agree with you WE WILL PREVAIL over nobama and his slimy wee wee’d up herd.


26 posted on 08/22/2009 6:51:21 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Daddy how long until the next gas station? The libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: donna

Diversity and multiculturalism destroyed this nation even before Obama became Reichsfuhrer.


27 posted on 08/22/2009 6:53:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TBP

The sooner we uninstall Obama and his Socialists the sooner our country can start to grow and unite.


28 posted on 08/22/2009 6:58:12 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: GAB-1955

Tell me about it, but that is still rather a lot.


29 posted on 08/22/2009 6:59:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Toward the TOTUS State-Nightmare in Obamaland .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Godzilla

Does that mean that I have to wait all the way until 2010 before true CHANGE and HOPE will take place? There are still 4 months left in 2009.


30 posted on 08/22/2009 7:00:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

Please remember, every “Law” signed by Obama may be Nll and Void if it can be proved that he is NOT LEGELLY QUALIFIED to be President!


31 posted on 08/22/2009 7:04:56 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: 353FMG

Change and Hope began in August 2009


32 posted on 08/22/2009 7:10:21 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: PIF

>>Gen Hague (sp?) almost pulled off a mil coup during Nixon’s term BTW.

Whose agitprop have you been reading, and apparently believing, such that you believe that pile of bovine squeeze?


33 posted on 08/22/2009 7:12:51 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Godzilla

It would be far more to the point were this journal to outline the far more possible assembly of a US constitutional convention. The US military would be essential in protecting that convention from interference by foreign intelligence and lobbyist operations, and attacks from fanatics and terrorists.

Even so, US military personnel would not be permitted into the perimeter surrounding the convention, nor would any other federal officer. Instead, were the convention to be held in Texas, a likely location, each individual State would be asked to send 2 delegates with a platoon of 30 “adult individuals of good character” as their security. A total of 1500 Americans who would guard the convention within the perimeter.

Outside the perimeter would be directly guarded by the Texas State Police and the Texas Rangers, but not the National Guard. Outside of their area, the US military would protect and defend the convention against those who would interfere with it.

All involved would be sworn to uphold and defend the convention. And the convention would have to be seated until 3/4ths of the individual States have voted in favor of the new constitution, and those changes carried out. Any federal officer who refused to obey the convention’s directives could be removed from officer after that, with a simple majority vote.

Once this was done, as a final act, the convention would sit in judgment of anyone who attempted to inappropriately interfere, monitor, or otherwise influence the convention. The judgment of these trials could not be appealed.


34 posted on 08/22/2009 7:17:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Godzilla

This has been posted a couple of years ago but
good to see it again.

Bump.
t.


35 posted on 08/22/2009 7:21:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: FreedomPoster

“Whose agitprop have you been reading, and apparently believing, such that you believe that pile of bovine squeeze?”

There was a book awhile ago called “Silent Coup”. Written by a couple of investigative reporter-types about the Watergate thing. That was one facet of the book. It had lots of documentation, etc. Lots of in-fighting between the military and Nixon’s State Department, etc.


36 posted on 08/22/2009 7:21:53 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: WellyP

Sometimes it is up to “the old guys” as it was during the battle of athens

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1985/2/1985_2_72.shtml


37 posted on 08/22/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: tet68

Though it would make good food for thought today.


38 posted on 08/22/2009 7:31:27 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Biggirl
“Second it, it is WE THE PEOPLE who are taking this country back. It has started to happen.”

ACORN will produce so much obvious voter fraud, I would not be surprised to see a landslide for dems in ‘10. But 0 and his corrupt dictatorship will do nothing.

At that point, a revolution will begin. Going to be tense.

39 posted on 08/22/2009 8:45:55 PM PDT by charmedone (There is a right to health care but no right to be born?)
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To: Jeff Head
That Marine said it all - the Nazis were the Socialist Party - They took over the financial institutions, then the auto industry, then the health care -

then...............the Brown Shirts

the obamination is ready with his Blue Shirts and his private army that will be “Just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as our military.” (Good God, he said it on national TV before the election - and he still got elected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s

WE have about 3 million in our military...spread out across the world.
‘just as strong’? That would give an average of 60,000 of his private force in every state. - over and above out guard, our troopers, sheriffs and police.

There can be only one reason for such a ‘force’...to control US.

WE can't natter on about throwing the rats out in 2010 - it will far too late. We have to keep up the public outcry - ramp it up. And email, call and FAX your reps over and over. They count up the number of such - and they are concerned, more than anything, about their own political butts. If they get buried in emails, call and FAXes and they keep coming , they'll back off.

Put it on your to=do list - do it once a day ...and google for the times and places of your states Tea Parties - the media will start covering them - they see the obaminations poll #’s slipping bad = and like all rats, when the going gets tough, they turn on one another.

40 posted on 08/22/2009 9:32:21 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Godzilla

Wow! In fact Parameters had exactly such an article about...11 years ago, I believe.

This might be the same author, in fact, although this is new.


41 posted on 08/22/2009 10:11:55 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I take it back —same article as before, only I got the year wrong —it was 17 years ago...wow!


42 posted on 08/22/2009 10:14:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 21twelve; PIF

So book sales hype.

And reading the summaries of that book - there seems to be no “there”, there.


43 posted on 08/23/2009 1:42:58 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: FreedomPoster

bttt


44 posted on 08/23/2009 1:59:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: FreedomPoster

Well, it was the headlines at the time as I recall - was on sunday talk shows and BTW I said ALMOST.


45 posted on 08/23/2009 4:42:28 AM PDT by PIF
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To: FreedomPoster

What book? Just what I recall from that time.


46 posted on 08/23/2009 4:43:12 AM PDT by PIF
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To: GeronL

Can you imagine if Free Republic required that level of citation?


47 posted on 08/23/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Godzilla
Interesting, but very dated. "Overtaken by events." My third novel covers a military coup to restore the original Constitution, overthrowing the domestic enemies who have conducted a bogus constitutional convention, and given us an invalid "new constitution."


48 posted on 08/23/2009 5:45:29 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: PIF

See the “To” post associated with my 2nd post - #36.


49 posted on 08/23/2009 5:46:12 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Gracias para el pingo.


50 posted on 08/23/2009 6:00:58 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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