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Possible military coup in the United Kingdom?

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posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:10 AM
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Originally posted by smartie
When the time comes they will be voted out in favour of another incompetent opposition government, and so the cycle continues.


I wouldn't be too sure, recent polls point to voters not even trusting the opposition either.




posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:15 AM
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Thats true, but I wouldn’t think for one minute the military would take over.




posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:18 AM
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Originally posted by smartie
Thats true, but I wouldn’t think for one minute the military would take over.



Well, they planned to remove Wilson in the 70s because they thought his socialist administration was linked to Soviet Union.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:30 AM
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I think if the army turned to the general public and said "go on and begin a revolution we have your back covered" then you may be barking up the right tree, I think any overthrow of the parasites we call politicians would have to be driven by public.

Afterall this is the UK and we do things differently here do we not old chap



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by Wolfie_UK
I think if the army turned to the general public and said "go on and begin a revolution we have your back covered" then you may be barking up the right tree, I think any overthrow of the parasites we call politicians would have to be driven by public.

Afterall this is the UK and we do things differently here do we not old chap


A very British coup


But, true, there is a chance of the public rebelling against the administration.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
ermm..

It was a sarcastic comment about Gordon Brown


I know but I just think comments on serious situations are thrown around far too easily at times. Add that to me feeling tired of being tired all the time and you neglecting to add a smiley and it all adds up to everyone needing to just ignore me today


Anyway, navy and air force, where would they stand on this?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by Muppetus Galacticus
Anyway, navy and air force, where would they stand on this?


Well, I hope the air force wouldn't carry out airstrikes on London


But, both could easily take control of the ports and airports



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 07:48 AM
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If the miltary decided to sieze power ther would be some riots, mainly from the rent-a-mobs groups that riot all the time(The media would try to convince you that they are the loud majority). But, many would feel relief that it would be a chance to end the madness. Multi culturalism destroying the culture ,then telling you how wonderful it it all is. The goverment spending the nation into poverty to end poverty, with no consideration about envesting our money into something that gets a return on the tax money. And please don't forget liberal tolerance that trashes anyone with a diferent point of view. Don't dissagree with a minority group, or you will be branded a racist!That's one of the worst! Don't question the results of a failing program because, it isn't the results that count, it's the good intenions! And never ever think you can have an open debate on a campus or in public because, there is only one real point of view "socialism" all others better shut up or face the rath of the tolerant! And never question how much public dept you leave for your posterity. Ourselve's today is all that matters. I thought i was talking about the U.K. but, the storry is the same in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and N.Z.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:16 AM
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what has socialism, liberal tolerance, Multi culturalism and minorities go to do with it?

Please don't turn this thread into a liberal/left bashing



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:23 AM
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Im not quite sure that a lot of you people understand the way the Military works in the UK
The Military swears allegiance to The Queen, they cant do anything serious without her consent..
There are also several units that report to her alone and the government dont even get a look in.
We arent some recent little tinpot democracy you know.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:38 AM
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The military has no interest whatsoever in running this country, nor of deposing the monarchy ....... so why on earth would they stage a coup?

They are, of course, entitled to express concerns about various issues and disillusionment with the govt - but if that constitutes planning to overthrow the govt then the military can get to the back of a very, very long line .....



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by Essan
The military has no interest whatsoever in running this country, nor of deposing the monarchy ....... so why on earth would they stage a coup?


Did I say anything about removing the Monarchy? No, I didn't.

The coup plan in the 70s involved bringing in a national government, like the same format during world war II. Nothing about removing the Queen.

[edit on 23-11-2007 by infinite]



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by smartie
When the time comes they will be voted out in favour of another incompetent opposition government, and so the cycle continues.


Exactly my point which is why I never voted, Id only ever vote if we had a chance of getting someone like Hitler or Bush in power.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by Flyer
Exactly my point which is why I never voted, Id only ever vote if we had a chance of getting someone like Hitler or Bush in power.




Would you like to explain that comment?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:48 AM
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If this did happen, would not future Governments try to make the military less of a threat to do this again? Less funding, try and trim their claws a bit, etc? And what if the armed forces don't like THAT happening, would they just do it all over again? How many times would they overthrow Government before they do decide to try it for themselves?

[edit on 23/11/2007 by Muppetus Galacticus]



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by The Good Reverend Roger

Originally posted by NovusOrdoMundi
Hopefully in most nations the military takes over for the people rather than for control and power.


That could happen.

And monkeys might come rocketing out of my keester on unicycles.

[edit on 22-11-2007 by The Good Reverend Roger]




I was thinking the same thing

Novus you think the average revolutionary
is any more trustworthy then a dictator or politician?

They just turn into them you know,!?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by infinite


Would you like to explain that comment?


Theres no point voting for anyone, they are all corrupt as one another.

They only thing that could force me to vote is to have chance of someone on the scale of Bush or Hitler in power.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by Flyer
They only thing that could force me to vote is to have chance of someone on the scale of Bush or Hitler in power.


But would you want someone like Hitler running the United Kingdom?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by Flyer

Originally posted by infinite


Would you like to explain that comment?


Theres no point voting for anyone, they are all corrupt as one another.

They only thing that could force me to vote is to have chance of someone on the scale of Bush or Hitler in power.


Why would you want that?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by infinite

Originally posted by Flyer
They only thing that could force me to vote is to have chance of someone on the scale of Bush or Hitler in power.


But would you want someone like Hitler running the United Kingdom?

Well i see his point.
Hitler for example was all for the people, he wanted the best for his country and people. Although obviously he was a nut job his intentions were a just cause for his people, and even the German population truly believed he was doing good.
This can't be said for the British government, because they are all after making their wallets a bit more fatter.



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