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Bush has struck down Posse Comitatus. He has gutted the US Constitution. He has stationed US military units on American soil. From Wayne Madsen:
WMR has learned from knowledgeable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers. The triggers include a continuing economic collapse with massive social unrest, bank closures resulting in violence against financial institutions, and another fraudulent presidential election that would result in rioting in major cities and campuses around the country.
What can save us from this outcome? The military would have to disobey Bush's orders.

They would have to go against the Commander in Chief, in support of their oath to defend the US Constitution and in spite of Bush's many signing statements and other shenanigans designed to circumvent the US Constitution.

"Should Americans call on senior leaders in the Military to break publicly with this action and call on their own men and women to disobey these orders?"

"Every senior military officer's loyalty should ultimately be to the Constitution. Every officer should publicly break with any illegal order, even from the President."

"But if these are now legal. If they say, 'Don't obey the Commander in Chief,' what happens to the military?"

"Perhaps they would be arrested and prosecuted as those who refuse to participate in the current illegal war. That's what would be considered a coup."

"But it's a coup already."


Yes. Exactly. All the things that have happened already to dispose of the US Constitution, that annoying piece of paper, must be considered a coup. The Bush Regime has already overthrown the Republic, otherwise none of this would even be happening. As George Washington explains:

Remember that, for years, Congress has operated under "martial law" provisions which force Congress members to vote on legislation without having time to adequately read and review it.

Remember also that the U.S. has been in a declared state of national emergency for 7 years, and normal constitutional provisions were probably long ago superseded.

As University of California Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott has warned:

"The systems of checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution would seem to be failing.

To put it another way, if the White House is successful in frustrating [Congress' requests], then [the declared state of emergency] has arguably already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority."

And remember that U.S. troops are being stationed inside the U.S. to suppress "civil unrest".

Whether or not there is martial law in name, there is martial law in fact.
So this has become a game of semantics. Resisting a coup which has already occurred against the US Constitution, is simply resisting a coup. Resistance is an act of patriotism in defense of the US Constitution, which has been ruthlessly attacked. Again, the coup has already taken place by the Bush Administration and its Congressional and Judicial Enablers, Media Tools and Corporate Minions. They just didn't call it a coup. They are saving that very speficic, emotionally loaded term to use against the American People and People in the US Military Who May Decide to Uphold Their Oaths to Protect and Defend the US Constitution from All Enemies Foreign and Domestic once those enemies start attacking the American people In Earnest.

But we have seen this all before. In exactly the same way that racist Zionist supremacists loudly accuse anyone who confronts them of being anti-semites, the Bush government will loudly accuse anyone resisting its tyranny as tyrants and violent upstarts trying to overthrow the Government, and Democracy, and Western Civilization, and All that is Good and Just in Creation. Ha. Such propaganda.


MarcLord said…
Funny, with the election that's coming up, the Brigades are more likely to be called in to quell the violence of Reich Wingers.

Yes, technically I know that an Executive Order allows the elections to be suspended, but the Pugs are tired, BushCo has stolen all there is, and Potus and Cheney just want to go back to their ranches and get drunk.
A. Peasant said…
I so do hope you are right.