posted on Oct, 2 2009 @ 12:21 PM
reply to post by OldDragger
I'm not a right wing nut or even a member of the Republican party.
To truly understand my point about the fury that would result, one would have to of been in the military and deployed in the war on terror.
I have been serving now since 1999 and with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 9-11 and the War on Terror represent something that is very hard to
convey to civilians.
The fury that would result from being forced to fail and quit the war would be hard to compare anything to.
Even the Bay of Pigs fiasco with Kennedy wouldn't even come close. I can't think of any historical parallel.
Again I am not saying this would lead to a coup but it could lay the foundation for one.
If another massive terror attack on the scale of 9-11 followed in the wake of failing and quitting the War on Terror, then I would bet money something
drastic would happen, especially if the attack involved the Shadow COG taking power. General Franks even implied the end of civilian government if
another 9-11 scale attack occurred. I can easily imagine the Pentagon having problems recognizing the shadow COG and implenting their own provisional
If something like a coup ever happened it would be seen as very last resort and would have justification in the eyes of the junta, who would see
themselves as having no other option.
Personally I think a coup could destroy the country. It could turn out like the 1991 coup in the Soviet Union, which lead to secession of its member
states. Oddly enough that coup also happened after its military was forced to fail and quit operations in Afghanistan.
I really don't want to see the US disintegrate like the USSR did. I would rather give the democratic processes a chance, the 2010 congressional
elections and 2012 presidential elections.
Also understand that not all military coups are bad. The May 1958 Coup in France established the Fifth French Republic which has lasted to the