SEVEN DAYS IN MAY:
Obama verses the generals:
a failed coup attempt

S.R. Shearer
December 1, 2012

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74):
At the center of a "military revolt" against Obama


Solzhenitsyn

"To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good ...

"Ideology [or religion] - that is what gives devil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social theory which helps to make his acts seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes, so that he won't hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors."

- Russian dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn


PREFACE

Something very strange is "afoot" in the country today; since the re-election of President Obama to the presidency for another four-year term, a growing number of high-ranking military officers (all of them "combatant commanders") have been fired or forced to resign. The speed and seeming callousness of these firings and forced resignations are without precedent in the history of the United States: more than seven of the most senior officers in the U.S. military have been relieved of their commands – all within a matter of a few weeks. Very obviously a PURGE of the military has been taking place; a purge of military officers suspected of having participated in a failed coup d'etat directed against President Obama. This brings to mind Hitler's "NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES."

The "NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES" was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany in June and July, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of arrests and political murders. Leading figures of the Sturmabteilung (SA), as well as members of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party, were murdered, as were prominent military figures. At least 85 people died during the purge. Most of the killings were carried out by the Schutzstaffel (SS) and the Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei), the regime's secret police.

Of course, the difference between what Hitler did in 1934 and what Obama is apparently doing today is enormous! There have been no murders, no imprisonments – at least so far. AND THERE IS A STILL GREATER DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT HITLER DID IN 1934 AND WHAT OBAMA IS ATTEMPTING TO DO TODAY: when Hitler moved against his opponents, he had the loyalty of the great majority of officers in the Wehrmacht; he also had the support of Germany's financial elites. Obama, on the other hand, has neither; the fact is, he is carrying out a purge against the most respected and honored institution in the United States; and he is fervently opposed in what he is doing by America's financial elites; in addition to all this, his hold on the population is suspect. What Obama may be doing is beginning a war with the military that ultimately he cannot possibly win – a military that both hates and loathes him. He may win a few skirmishes in the opening days of this war, but eventually he will be crushed.

IT IS WITH THIS IN MIND THAT ONE SHOULD RE-CONSIDER WHAT MOST AMERICANS THINK IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY: A MILITARY COUP DIRECTED AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT. THE FACT IS, AN ATTEMPTED MILITARY COUP HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE – LENDING AN EERIE CREDENCE TO THE PROPHETIC SCENARIO WE PAINTED IN OUR ARTICLE, "THERE ARE SEVEN KINGS."

-- Antipas

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Rear Admiral
Charles M. Gaouette

INTRODUCTION

Reports emanating from the offices of both Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - and, interestingly, in accounts circulating in the Kremlin as well as military circles in China and Iran - assert that on 27 October, 2012, Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was ordered off his ship while at sea and relieved of command of the USS John C. Stennis Battle Group because the Secretary of Defense – Leon Panetta - had found him "unfit for command."


AIDS and Ebola

NOTE: One would do well not to discount information simply because it originates in Russia or China. One has only to remind himself of the great amount of extremely accurate information that has emanated from these sources in the past, while information on the same subjects that has originated from sources in the U.S. has been compromised to fit the opinions of America's governing elites. I am reminded of how reliable and accurate information on the origins of AIDS and Ebola first surfaced in Russia and Cuba, while it was being dismissed as poppycock in the West. [Please see our article, "The Drug Epidemic, Viruses, Ebola and AIDS – It's Not What You Think."]

Think about it: Gaouette - "unfit for command?" The charge staggers the imagination! No such accusation has ever before been leveled against a serving "combatant commander" in war time. And the reason the charge was made? - According to the state-owned Iranian news outlet Press TV, the charge was made because Gaouette had been part of a plot to overthrow the U.S. government. [Please see our articles, "The General's Revolt against the Obama Presidency" and "An American Coup d'Etat."]

NOTE: It should be noted here that neither McCain nor Graham allege that there existed such a plot; only that the dismissal of Gaouette while he was at sea was a bizarre and enigmatic affair, and that something very strange was "afoot."


The Abraham Lincoln Battle Group

The Carl Vinson Battle Group

The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group and the USS Carl Vinson Battle Group: the two other naval battle groups which the Stennis was scheduled to deploy with near Iran. It is alleged that this combined "SUPER-FORCE" was to take advantage of a "manufactured crisis" leading to the overthrow of the Obama government. This "SUPER-FORCE" was then supposed to join Israel in an attack against Iran, at least according to rumors swirling around the Kremlin as well as in Chinese and Iranian military circles - and not just there but also from "backroom sources" in the Pentagon and elsewhere in Washington as well as various intelligence circles in Europe, particularly those in France.

While the seemingly discordant "facts" couched in these reports were discounted by virtually all those in the mainline media, there nonetheless existed enough covert "sources" that were willing to acknowledge the very genuine notion that where there was smoke, there was at least some possibility of fire: this notion was based on Gaouette's unprecedented "firing during a wartime deployment" because he had disobeyed a specific White House order on September 11, 2012, to "stand down" from assisting US Army General Carter Ham at Africom, the "combatant commander" in charge of all U.S. forces in North Africa (meaning Libya), in coming to the aid of Americans trapped at the American Consulate in Benghazi. [Please see our article, "AfriCom Year Two: Seizing the Helm of Africa."]

General Ham of Africom

All this lent credence to the belief in liberal circles that what had really happened in Benghazi was a smoke screen designed by leaders of the military coup to debunk Obama's claim that "Bin Laden was dead and al Qaeda was on the run." [Please see our article, "The Election Was Stolen."]

Jacob Heilbrunn - a conservative no less who has written for Commentary, The Atlantic Monthly, and World Affairs, and who is also a senior editor at The National Interest -agrees with his liberal colleagues; he writes:

"This is SEVEN DAYS IN MAY stuff, not 'creative speculation' ... Please don't for one second tell me that all of this [i.e., the firings and/or forced resignations of over seven senior military officers connected to Gaouette] was a random series of events which happened to coincide with the election. The onion is beginning to unpeel, and we're coming across all kinds of unsavory characters whom we know from all the usual Obama-hating venues."

And, again, this from a conservative.

Burt Lancaster (left) and Kirk Douglas (right) portraying mutinous military officers in the movie, SEVEN DAYS IN MAY.

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY is an American novel written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II which was published in 1962. It was made into a motion picture and released in February 1964, with a screenplay by Rod Sterling, directed by John Frankenheimer, and starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, and Ava Gardner. The story is said to have been influenced by the right-wing anti-Communist political activities of General Edwin A. Walker after he resigned from the military. An additional inspiration was provided by the 1961 interview by Knebel, who was also a political journalist and columnist, conducted with the newly-appointed Air Force Chief of Staff, Curtis LeMay, an advocate of preventive first-strike nuclear option. President John F. Kennedy had read the novel and believed the scenario as described could actually occur in the United States. [Please see our article, "An Unyielding Theology of Hate."]

The very real possibility that an attempted coup was taking place seemed obvious to Heilbrunn; he continued:

"Something BIG was obviously in the works, and it was thwarted. This had everything to do with the election of President Obama and nothing to do with sex or wife-swapping. This had to do with an attempted coup as executed by the conglomerate consisting of the billionaires, the Rove machine, and some treasonous "folks", as the previous president used to call them in the military."

The fact that President Obama has been at war with the military is no secret - and if anyone doubted this fact, Bob Woodward made it abundantly clear in his recent book, Obama's Wars. Robert Dreyfuss writes:

"In his book, Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward makes it clear that Obama has been virtually at war with his military commanders, including Petraeus, since the earliest days of his administration. Petraeus, sounding precisely like General McChrystal, who got himself fired after yammering about Obama in Rolling Stone, blusters at one point ('after a glass of wine') that Obama is '[fucking] with the wrong guy'."


Petraeus: as the Republican
Party standard-bearer.

NOTE: According to some reports - again, stemming out of the Kremlin - the coup's "master plan" was for US Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney to be assassinated just prior to the 6 November election whereupon General Petraeus would become the Republican candidate under their party's rules, allowing him to be put into Romney's place by a majority of State Representatives as allowed under RNC party rules.

If such a scenario had been allowed to occur, this report continues, General Petraeus would have most certainly become the next President of The United States due to his unprecedented popularity with the American people. It is rumored that Obama got wind of this plan and ordered very tight Secret Service protection for Romney – and he even went so far as to "vet" all those who were part of Romney's Secret Service detail. Naturally enough, the fact that this extra protection was actually ordered lends credence to the notion that Obama believed that an assassination attempt was "afoot" that was aimed at Governor Romney.

THE CAUSES FOR THE COUP ATTEMPT

PROFESSOR SEYMOUR MELMAN

Obama earnestly supports the ideas of the late Professor Seymour Melman of the University of Columbia; Melman was a close friend of Professor C. Wright Mills, also of Columbia, about whom we have written extensively. [Please see our article, "The Elite, Money and the End of Days."]

Melman was part of a circle of peace advocates led by University of Pennsylvania Professor Zellig Harris that included Noam Chomsky, Marcus Raskin, Harley Shaiken, John Ullmann, Lloyd J. Dumas, John Kenneth Galbraith, among many others. He was also on the advisory board of FFIPP-USA (Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-USA), a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty and students working for an end of the "Israeli occupation" of Palestinian territories and for a "just peace" – meaning a peace favoring the Palestinians.

During his lifetime, Melman's left-wing ideas were considered so dangerous that he was placed on a government "Watch List."

THE FACULTY FOR ISRELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE

From left to right, and top to bottom: Zellig Harris, Noam Chomsky, Marcus Raskin, Harley Shaiken, John Ullmann, Lloyd J. Dumas, John Kenneth Galbraith.

Very obviously, the work of FFIPP-USA was (and is) considered to be in stark opposition to Israeli hawks, the Religious-Right and those American financial elites who are seeking to control the oil wealth of the Middle East. [Please see our article, "Unmasking the Merchants of Tarshish."]

Members of America's oil and banking elites: from left, BP America Chairman Robert Malone; Shell Oil President John Hofmeister; Chevron Vice Chairman Peter Robertson; ConocoPhillips Executive Vice President John Lowe; and ExxonMobile Senior Vice President J. Stephen Simon, are sworn in this week on Capitol Hill; also Ken Lewis of Bank of America.

CUT THE DEFENSE BUDGET

The so-called "dangerous," "unpatriotic" idea supported by these men – Melman, Harris, Chomsky, Raskin, Shaiken, Ullmann, Dumas, Galbraith, etc. – is that it is impossible for the United States to both support the largest military machine the world has ever seen while at the same time providing a decent living for average Americans.

NOTE: Moreover, because so much of the Defense Budget is tied in one way or another to the Middle East and support of Israel, cutting the Defense Budget plays into the hands of those seeking peace in the Middle East at Israel's expense. Melman's ideas, thus, have a way of drawing anti-Israel advocates to them as illustrated by the membership of the FFIPP.

As things stand today, America's military forces occupy nearly the entire planet with new estimates showing 60,000 US special operations forces are now conducting assassinations, night-raids, training missions, joint operations and exercises in 120 countries around the world. [Please see our documentary movie, "Greed Is Good."]

THE DEFENSE BUDGET

The Defense Budget for 2011 authorizes $549 billion in defense spending; but this figure does not include the $159 billion cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for this year. If defense spending was cut in half - to $355 billion (still three times greater than China and five times more than Russia) - the money saved could reduce the deficit to nothing over a relatively small period of time without menacing efforts to alleviate the suffering of the middle-class and the poor as a result of the current recession. All this makes one ask the question, Is all this money spent on "defense" ($711 billion) really for defense, OR is it in fact a means of PROJECTING AMERICAN POWER in order to underpin American control of its world-wide system of client-states? The answer seems fairly obvious.

What Obama wants to do is put Melman's ideas into practice by shrinking the U.S. Defense budget by as much as fifty percent and shifting the money saved into the civilian economy; but in order to do this, one would be forced to collapse the American New World Order System, and shift the governance of the world to international organizations such as the United Nations – ALL OF WHICH LENDS CREDENCE TO THE NIGHTMARE OF THE RELIGIOUS-RIGHT: U.N. CONTROL OF THE UNITED STATES. [Please see our article, "Conspiracy Theories."]

Obama abandons Israel and cedes control
of America to the United Nations.

Needless to say, all this could not but place Obama in a kind of permanent war with the American military, the elite's "ENFORCER" insofar as the American New World Order System is concerned. [Please see our article, "The American Empire and Its Worldwide System of Military Bases;" please also see our movie, "Greed Is Good."]

BRING THE TROOPS HOME!

Obama has made it clear he wants out of America's military adventures around the world and to put the money thus "saved" into the domestic economy. That's clearly what Bob Woodward thinks; he writes in his book, Obama's Wars, that at one crucial White House meeting, Obama said:

"There needs to be a plan about how we're going to hand it [Afghanistan] off and get out of Afghanistan. Everything we're doing has to be focused on how we're going to get to the point where we can reduce our footprint. It's in our national security interest. There cannot be any wiggle room."

'I'm not doing long-term nation-building. I am not spending a trillion dollars [on defense]."

And he went on to say:

"I'm not doing long-term nation-building. I am not spending a trillion dollars [on defense]."

Reporting on the picture that Woodward painted in his book concerning Obama's relationship with the generals, Dreyfuss writes:

"One of the biggest sources of tension reported in the book is between the generals and Obama's political people, who recognize that the war isn't popular. Throughout, Obama seems aware that he is in danger of morphing into President Bush, fighting a losing war endlessly, while losing political support at home. At one point, Obama says,

'I can't let this be a war without end, and I can't lose the whole Democratic Party'."

THE COUP UNRAVELS:

TREASON

Getting back to the refusal of both General Ham and Admiral Gaouette to "stand down" during the "Benghazi Affair," one should bear in mind that it is TREASONOUS for any officer in the US military to disobey a presidential directive.

Ham claimed that he had received the same e-mails the White House had received requesting help/support as the attack against the American Consulate in Benghazi was taking place.

Attack on the Benghazi Consulate in Libya.

As a result, he immediately put together a rapid response unit and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit "ready to go."

Instead, however, General Ham received the order to "stand down." His response was, "SCREW OBAMA;" he was going to help anyhow.

But within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended (in effect, arrested him) General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command. Obviously, someone in the White House had been expecting this response and had been prepared to take immediate action against Ham.

OBAMA REFUSES TO BE
DRAWN INTO THE TRAP

In resisting the order from the White House to "stand down" from going to the assistance of the beleaguered American Consulate in Benghazi, both General Ham and Rear Admiral Gaouette were confirming in a back-handed way – at least in the eyes of Leon Panetta, Obama's Secretary of Defense - that they were connected to what many in the White House had come to suspect was a group of military officers who were planning a SEVEN DAYS IN MAY-type overthrow of the US government.

By forcing Obama to respond militarily to the Benghazi attack, the conspirators had believed that Obama would - by his own hand - demonstrate the fact that his policy of "appeasement" in the Middle East was a failure; and that although bin Laden may have been killed, AL QAEDA WAS NOT ON THE RUN.

BUT the president refused to be drawn into this trap. He rebuffed being provoked into a military confrontation with the Islamists, making instead the decision on September 11 to let things "run their course" in Benghazi, hoping all the while that he would later be able to "paper over" his failure to act militarily by claiming that what happened in Benghazi was NOT the result of an attack by al Qaeda per se (which, again, would demonstrate his failure to stomp out al Qaeda), but the result of a spontaneous, uncoordinated crowd demonstrating against an anti-Muhammed YOU-TUBE video.

When that effort began to unravel, his surrogates pivoted and began to claim that it was impossible to really know what had happened in Benghazi because of the "fog of war," and only with the passage of time could the "true story" of what happened there be told. THAT, OF COURSE, WOULD TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND INNUMERABLE, TIME-CONSUMING BUREAUCRATIC INVESTIGATIONS DESIGNED TO OBFUSCATE THE FACTS.

THERE CAN BE LITTLE DOUBT THAT OBAMA
WAS AWARE OF THE PLANNED COUP

There seems to be very little doubt that Obama and his surrogates have been aware that the generals were planning a coup d'etat against him: it appears that the FBI had been keeping Obama abreast of what was happening. Indeed, IT WAS PRECISELY FOR THAT REASON THAT OBAMA BESTOWED AN "UPSIDE-DOWN" PROMOTION ON PETRAEUS, MOVING HIM OUT OF THE MILITARY COMMAND STRUCTURE – a command structure Obama felt,

  • THREATENED him;
  • DESPISED him;
  • LOATHED both him and his left-leaning followers;

and

  • a military that was very cognizant of the fact that one of Obama's closest colleagues (despite the efforts of the Left to "cover over" this fact) during his "Chicago Days" was Bill Ayers, a leader in the 1960s terrorist group "Weatherman," a group that bombed the Pentagon in 1972.

Bill Ayers - then and now.


On May 19, 1972, the birthday of Ho Chi Minh, the Weather Underground placed a bomb in the women's bathroom in the Air Force wing of the Pentagon. The damage caused flooding that destroyed computer tapes holding classified information. The bomb was placed "in retaliation for the U.S. bombing raid in Hanoi."

OBAMA: DETERMINED NOT
TO GO THE WAY OF KENNEDY

Obama was determined not to go the way Kennedy went – at least if he had anything to say about it. [Again, please see our article, "An Unyielding Theology of Hate."]

The Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963.

It was precisely for this reason that Obama has moved decisively against those he considers to be the coup's main plotters after the election: "forcing" the resignation of General Petraeus from the CIA, dismissing Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette from his command of the Stennis strike group in the Mediterranean, firing General Carter F. Ham from AfriCorp, dismissing General Allen from his command in Afghanistan, and forcing the "resignations" of Brigadier General Jeffery A. Sinclair and US Navy Commander Joseph E. Darlak and a whole host of less-well known officers – all of which gives evidence as to the decisive effort by Obama and his allies AFTER the election to stomp out all vestiges of the coup d'etat that they believed the military had been directing at them.

Concerning these firings and forced resignation, Dreyfuss suggests:

"Perhaps it is merely my naturally suspicious attorney mind, but all of this stinks to high heaven as far as I am concerned. I am reminded of the old military maxim: 'Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action'."

In other words, there was something "afoot" here regarding all these firings and resignations; they were beyond coincidence.

Suspected members of the attempted coup d'etat against Obama

From left to right and top to bottom: Petraeus, Gaouette, Ham, Allen, Sinclair and Darlak

COVERING UP THE FACT THAT
THERE WAS A COUP ATTEMPT

THE AIM FOR OBAMA NOW BECAME ...

Overlaying everything that Obama did after September 11 was a desperate attempt to hide the fact that a coup attempt had been made against him; THAT THE MILITARY SO DISDAINED AND LOATHED HIM THAT THEY HAD BEEN WILLING TO RISK INVOLVING THEMSELVES IN A COUP D'ETAT DIRECTED AGAINST HIM. THIS KIND OF "REVELATION" WOULD HAVE CAUSED THE NATION TO EXPLODE – THE EFFECT OF WHICH WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE DIRECTED AGAINST THE COUP PLOTTERS, BUT AGAINST OBAMA HIMSELF AND HIS LEFT-WING FOLLOWERS, AFTER ALL, THE MILITARY, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, IS THE MOST RESPECTED INSTITUTION IN THE COUNTRY. THE GENERALS ARE GODS TO MOST AMERICANS.

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Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.

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Indeed, according to a poll done recently by the Associated Press, more than 65% of all Americans view the military as the most honorable and deeply respected institution in the country, while only a relatively small minority of the population respects the "politicos" that haunt the corridors of the White House and Congress.

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SEX AS A SMOKE SCREEN

The smokescreen behind which Obama and his minions are moving against many of these military commanders is their alleged involvement in various SEX SCANDALSwhich seems somewhat disingenuous coming from "lefties" who defended Bill Clinton's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky? Its ludicrous. It seems that what's good for the liberal elites is "out-of-bounds" for conservatives.

Monica Lewinski dressed-up in the thongs she used to seduce President Clinton while he was chatting with his wife on the telephone. LIBERALS WERE WILLING TO EXCUSE THIS and refer to it as a "privacy matter."


Jill Kelley and Paula Broadwell – the women who seduced Generals Petraeus and Allen. LIBERALS WERE UNWILLING TO EXCUSE THIS and they refused to refer to the indiscretions of these men as "matters of privacy."

It is precisely for this reason – i.e., the fact that America's "politicos" are despised by so many Americans while the military is both respected and honored by a huge majority of the same Americans – that Obama and his followers had to move carefully against the schemers, even after they had become fully aware of the planned coup.

CONNECTING THE DOTS
BY DISREGARDING THE
SEXUAL INNUENDO ...

But it's not that difficult to understand what's going on here. As Heilbrunn has suggested, "IT'S THE COUP, NOT THE SEX" – that's what led to the downfall of Petraeus, Gaouette, Ham, Allen, Sinclair and Darlak and all the others. The SEX is the smokescreen behind which Obama and his followers are dealing with the coup plotters.

To commit suicide by allowing one's body to drop onto the point of one's sword.

To resign from a job or other position of responsibility, especially when pressured to do so.

To voluntarily take the blame for a situation.

To be sure, a sexual affair opens someone such as Petraeus up to blackmail but, that's ONLY if someone such as Petraeus wants to keep the affair a deep dark secret and is willing to do ANYTHING to maintain that secrecy.

Petraeus, obviously, was NOT about to do that. In fact, by revealing the affair and "walking" away from his distinguished career, he proved he was NOT willing to protect his private life at the risk of betraying his fellow officers and going along with the idea that it was the CIA – and by implication, he – that had ordered the "stand down" insofar as Benghazi was concerned, and in doing so handing over those under his command in Benghazi to the tender mercies of al Qaeda. [Please see our article, "Obama Draws First Blood."]

Petraeus had already put himself "out there" by agreeing, initially, that the Benghazi attack was the result of stirred up Islamists due to a You Tube Video. It seems, Petraeus was willing to go THAT far for Obama, but it also seems that is where he drew the line. Thus when it became known that Obama was attempting to pass responsibility for the "Stand Down" orders given to former Navy Seals then under the employ of the CIA, Petraeus balked.

Petraeus, was NOT willing to fall on THAT sword. As a result, Petraeus directed his spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood to throw Obama's charge back at him like a hot rock. Youngblood issued a statement that read:

"We can say with confidence that the agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi. Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary [meaning the ones made by Obama] are simply inaccurate." [Again, please see our recent article, "Obama Draws First Blood."]

Youngblood's statement was issued just days BEFORE the election; to move openly against Petraeus at that point would have put Obama squarely in the spotlight as the one who had given the "Stand Down" orders. It would have turned the spotlight into a laser beam directed at the Obama cover-up, AND IT WOULD HAVE "PLAYED INTO THE HANDS" OF THOSE AT FOX NEWS AND OTHER CONSERVATIVE TV AND RADIO VENUES THAT WERE STRIVING WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT TO "COVER UP" THE ATTEMPTED GENERAL'S COUP AT BENGHAZI AND PAINTING IT, INSTEAD, AS A MATTER OF COWARDICE. Therefore, it was decided to "ride the storm out over Benghazi until after the election.

STILL ...

Still, Obama and his followers had to do something; the coup plotters had to be dealt with – if only "under the table" and very, very surreptitiously. They turned to the FBI for help.

NOTE: The FBI is much more loyal to the president than are either the CIA and the military – and this has been so ever since the agency went to war against right-wing hate groups during the Clinton administration – resulting in the "murder" of Gordon Wendell Kahl and the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco – incidents that earned for them the undying hatred of right-wingers all over the country.

Left to right: Gordon Wendell Kahl, Ruby Ridge, Waco [please see our article, "Co-Opting the Anger of the People," "The Civilian Militias and the Mythology of the Right" and "A Growing Rage in America's Heartland."]

And beyond that, both Attorney General Eric Holder and the present FBI Chief, Robert Mueller, have done everything in their power to speed up the process of turning the FBI into a "tool" for the liberals.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW

THE FACTS ARE THERE FOR THOSE
WHO ARE DISPOSED TO SEE THEM

We may never know what led to the failure of the military's coup attempt against Obama. Both the coup plotters and Obama's followers are doing everything possible to obfuscate the facts surrounding the coup – each side for its own reasons. That a coup attempt was actually made is beyond question – except to the most naïve among us; those who believe that such things could never happen in the United States; that America is unlike any past imperial power; that democracy is alive and well in the country, despite its rough edges. These are those Americans who remain safe in their suburban enclaves and are focused on "getting ahead in this life."

Nonetheless, the facts are there; at least enough of them for any right-minded person to see what was (is) going on. Again, as Robert Dreyfuss, a liberal whose work appears in The Nation, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, writes concerning all the firings and forced resignations of recent weeks

"Perhaps it is merely my naturally suspicious attorney mind, but all of this stinks to high heaven as far as I am concerned. I am reminded of the old military maxim: 'Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action'."

In other words, there was something "afoot" here regarding all these firings and resignations; they were beyond coincidence.

Jacob Heilbrunn

And, again, as Jacob Heilbrunn - a conservative who has written for Commentary, The Atlantic Monthly, and World Affairs, and who is also a senior editor at The National Interest - writes:

"This is SEVEN DAYS IN MAY stuff, not 'creative speculation' ... Please don't for one second tell me that all of this [i.e., the firings and/or forced resignations of over seven senior military officers connected to Gaouette] was a random series of events which happened to coincide with the election. The onion is beginning to unpeel, and we're coming across all kinds of unsavory characters whom we know from all the usual Obama-hating venues."

Both these men – Dreyfuss and Heilbrunn – represent some of the best thinking in their respective spheres; neither one is a far-right or a far-left loony; neither is given to conspiracy theories.

THE OBAMA HATERS: LONGING
FOR A NEW CAMELOT

The longing for a new Camelot

Most Christian evangelicals will see this as more fuel to feed the flames of hatred that are raging in their hearts against Obama. These are those who haunt what Heilbrunn calls "the usual Obama-hating venues."

They will be saddened by the fact that the coup attempt failed;

William Greider, former assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, explains why; he writes:

"The decayed condition of American democracy is difficult to grasp ... Symptoms of distress are accumulating freely in the political system and citizens are demoralized ... A climate of stagnant doubt has enveloped contemporary politics, a generalized disappointment that is too diffuse and intangible to be easily confronted ... This dissonance ... is so discomforting that many naturally turn away from its implications ... In place of meaningful democracy, the political community has embraced a ... culture of false appearances ... [It] responds to the public's desires with an artful dance of symbolic [and vacant] gestures - hollow laws that are emptied of serious content in the private bargaining of Washington. Promises are made and never kept. Laws are enacted and never enforced. When ordinary people organize themselves to confront the deception, they find themselves too marginalized to make much difference.

"There is, as a result, an almost palpable yearning within today's electorate to be rescued from all this; a desire for some kind of Arthurian figure to step forward and put an end to it."

A NEW ARTHURIAN FIGURE

The Resitiutor Orbis

Max Mell, a contemporary poet, has said that underneath the thin cosmopolitan surface of today's modern Western World lie all the "old heroes" still - Parsifal, Guinevere, Roland, Lancelot, Barbarossa, Tristan, Isolde, etc. They are implanted far too deeply in our collective memory to ever be rooted out by the fleeting fashions of modernity, secularism, and democracy - and who, like Arthur (the "once and future king" - the Resitiutor Orbis), stand ready to re-emerge and rescue us from the chaos and confusion of this present evil world. And there are more people than most would care to admit (many of whom are passing themselves off as Christians) who are calling us to embrace the concept of leadership that these old "warrior kings" represented - a kind of messianic leadership based on nobility of character, charisma and the ability to "get things done."

Evangelicals are looking for a Resitiutor Orbis who stands ready to rescue them from the chaos and confusion of this present evil world. Indeed, many of the Christian men and women who are crying out for such leadership hold the concepts of what we today call "democracy" in utter contempt. To their mind, messianic leadership - not democracy - is the ideal. To such people, the messy and disordered condition of "politics as usual" - with all its sordid, back room deal-making and compromises - is a disgusting and vulgar thing, made all the more loathsome by people like Bill and Hillary Clinton and the radical feminists, militant homosexuals and effete multiculturalists who surround them.

To such people, the messy and disordered condition of "politics as usual" - with all its sordid, back room deal-making and compromises - is a disgusting and vulgar thing, made all the more loathsome by people like Bill and Hillary Clinton and the radical feminists, militant homosexuals and effete multiculturalists who surround them.

The longing for such a messiah rests on the bedrock of Western tradition, a tradition which the secular elites can hide and gloss over, but one which they have utterly failed to stamp out; it is far too deeply embedded in the Western psyche - so much so that British writers Norris J. Lacy and Geoffrey Ashe can write that such a messiah has been -

"... persistently imagined and hoped for - a new Constantine who will ... end civil strife and [the] usurpation [of political power by the moneyed elite] ... [who will] defeat ... [Christendom's] ... enemies, and bring back peace and prosperity."

Crusaders capture Jerusalem, 1099: the Christian ideal, especially insofar as their war against Islam is concerned.

And not only that, but - as Carolly Erickson, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, writes -

"... one who [like Arthur] dwells in the circle of the miraculous."

THE DARKER SIDE OF EVIL

There is, however, a dark and foreboding side to all this that goes beyond the heroic to the demonic: first, it is the product not of Biblical Christianity, and - when taken to the extreme - is precisely that which produces the David Koreshes and the Jim Joneses of our world, and it goes a long way in explaining the death-like embrace of Hitler and the German people - one with the other - as they careened towards their final destruction in the waning days of World War II.

For those Christians who look for such a solution - maybe, just maybe - they'll get it, and a lot more than they had originally bargained for. The Bible says:

"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (1 John 2:18; cf. I John 2:22; I John 4:3; 2 John 1:7)

[We URGE you to see our article, "Whose Purposes Are Being Served When the AntiChrist Is Portrayed as a New Age Guru and Man of Peace."]

THE COUP ATTEMPTS WILL CONTINUE

CASCADE OF PROPHETIC EVENTS
THAT ANTIPAS HAS ANTICIPATED
Examining point #11
  1. The mortgage meltdown.
  2. The derivatives crisis.
  3. The division of the world's population into a tiny, very wealthy financial elite and the rest of mankind, most of whom have been (are being) reduced to a state of abject poverty.
  4. The development of a CHRISTIAN (so-called) super-state.
  5. The emergence of an antiChrist figure who will be very UNLIKE what most Christians expect.
  6. An antiChrist figure who will seemingly champion the interests of the nation of Israel.
  7. The convergence of Christianity's many different fac-tions into a vast POLITICAL movement based not on any legitimate form of Christianity, but on HATE.
  8. The emergence of an extremely radical form of Islam that will challenge the interests of the United States in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, and that will threaten the existence of the Jewish state in the Middle East.
  9. The probable break-up of the European Union.
  10. An attack by Israel on Iran's nuclear facilities that will precipitate the final Islamic radicalization of the Middle East.
  11. Some kind of mind-numbing event that will lead to a dictatorial takeover of the United States by the Religious-Right in conjunction with America's financial elites and supported by the American military - an event that will precipitate the OVERT imposition of police-state controls on the American population.
  12. The absorption of the great MASS of Christians into the APOSTATE church, which is precisely what happened to Christians in Hitler's Germany.
  13. The signing of a FORMAL defense pact between Israel and the United States; this event will commence the Tribulation Period.

[Please see our article, "Precipitating a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]

The failure of the recent military coup will not end with the firings and forced resignations of those who were implicated in the recent plot – Petraeus, Gaouette, Ham, Allen, Sinclair, Darlak, etc. The hatred for Obama and his left-wing followers is far too deeply embedded in both the military and the CIA too be crippled by Obama's feeble attempt to stomp this hatred out. All that is needed for a new coup attempt to be made is some kind of MIND-NUMBING EVENT (whether a "manufactured one" like 9-11 or not, no matter) that will lead to a dictatorial takeover of the United States by the Religious-Right in conjunction with America's financial elites and supported by the American military – an event that will precipitate the OVERT imposition of police-state controls on the American population; an event such as –

  • and, most significant of all, a manufactured "9-11"-type crisis.

[See chart to the right]

The forces that are arrayed against Obama are simply too great for him to withstand over any extended length of time. Obama's left-wing followers possess no guns; they do not command America's financial elites; and his followers are nothing more than a very loose and somewhat disjointed collection of factions (blacks, Hispanics, militant feminists, the gay and lesbian community, etc.) that are held together by nothing more than their hatred of "White America" and their distaste for Christianity.

As we indicated in the PREFACE to this article, Obama may win a few skirmishes in the opening days of this war, but eventually he will be crushed.

IT IS WITH THIS IN MIND THAT ONE SHOULD RE-CONSIDER WHAT MOST AMERICANS THINK IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY: A MILITARY COUP DIRECTED AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT. THE FACT IS, AN ATTEMPTED MILITARY COUP HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE – LENDING AN EERIE CREDENCE TO THE PROPHETIC SCENARIO WE PAINTED IN OUR ARTICLE, "THERE ARE SEVEN KINGS."

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God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

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